- Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2015
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2013
- M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2010
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2008
- Research Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University, 2017 – 2019
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, 2015 – 2017
My research program seeks to create materials that match the extraordinary adaptability, rich multi-functionality, and embodied intelligence of natural material systems by bridging the gap between nanoscale engineering and system-level functionality. Although there has been remarkable progress with synthesizing nanoscale structures and materials, it remains difficult to harness their properties to create mechanically robust and long-lasting sensors, actuators, and energy harvesting transducers at the scale of biological tissue and organs. My group will address this bottleneck with a research program that will tackle grand challenges in materials synthesis and integration, controlled stability (i.e. dimensional, crystalline, physical, and chemical) of multiphase materials at the micro/nanoscale level, and versatile manufacturing of functional materials that exhibit durability and longevity under real-world conditions. Progress within these core areas will have immediate impact in printed electronic skin, multifunctional composites, integrated nanoscale devices, stretchable tactile sensors, and other emerging application domains.
- Malakooti, M.H., Kazem, N., Yan, J., Pan, C., Markvicka, E.J., Matyjaszewski, k., and Majidi, C., 2019 “Liquid Metal Supercooling for Low-Temperature Thermoelectric Wearables”, Advanced Functional Materials, 1906098.
- Tavakoli, M., Malakooti, M.H., Paisana, H. Ohm, Y., Marques, D.G., Alhais Lopes, P., Piedade, A.P., de Almeida, A.T. and Majidi, C., 2018, “EGaIn-Assisted Room Temperature Sintering of Silver Nanoparticles for Stretchable, Inkjet-Printed, Thin-Film Electronics” Advanced Materials, 30:1801852. (Cover Article)
- Yan, J., Malakooti, M.H., Lu, Z., Wang, Z., Kazem, N., Pan, C., Bockstaller, M.R., Majidi, C., and Matyjaszewski, k., 2019, “Solution Processable Liquid Metal Nanodroplets by Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Nature Nanotechnology, 14: 684–690.
- Malakooti, M.H., Jule, F. and Sodano, H.A., 2018, “Printed Nanocomposite Energy Harvesters with Controlled Alignment of Barium Titanate Nanowires” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10: 38359−38367.
- Malakooti, M.H., Patterson, B.A., Hwang, H. and Sodano, H.A., 2016, “ZnO Nanowire Interfaces for High Strength Multifunctional Composites with Embedded Energy Harvesting” Energy and Environmental Science, 9: 634-643. (Awarded ASME Best Paper in Energy Harvesting)
Honors & awards
- Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award at The University of Michigan, 2017
- ASME Best Paper Award in Energy Harvesting, 2016
Harvesting thermal energy to power wearable electronics
UW researchers, led by ME Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti, have developed a wearable, stretchable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity.
Researchers receive chronic disease pilot grants
Researchers including ME Assistant Professor Mohammad Malakooti received a pilot grant to develop wearable sweat sensors for smartphone-enabled diabetes monitoring.
Mechanical engineering on the nanoscale
In conjunction with the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems, ME faculty are developing new materials, systems and devices for environmental monitoring and health care.