Daryoosh Vashaee received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2004. He worked
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral scholar, at Oklahoma State University
as an assistant professor and joined the NCSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as
an associate professor in 2014. He is an expert in superlattices and nanostructured materials for energy conversion and sensing applications. In the past, he has contributed to the development of several
key thermoelectric structures including heterostructure thermionic devices and bulk nanocomposite
thermoelectric materials. Vashaee received a 2015 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career
Development award and the 2004 International Thermoelectric Society Goldsmid Award for Excellence
in Research in Thermoelectrics by a Graduate Student.
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