About Zlatan

Zlatan Akšamija
Associate Professor
University of Massachusetts Amherst
201B Marcus Hall
100 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA  01003-9292
zlatana <at> umass <dot> edu
Zlatan’s CV: CV_ZAksamija


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2009
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2005
  • B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2003


  • 2D materials: TMDC heterostructures for device and energy applications
  • Nanoscale heat transfer: phonon transport in nanostructures, thermal rectification
  • Novel thermoelectrics: nanostructured and organic materials for energy harvesting
  • Electro-thermal simulation: dissipation in nanoelectronic devices
  • Materials informatics: simulation- and data-driven discovery of new materials

BIO: Zlatan Akšamija is an associate professor of engineering who studies heat transport and dissipation in nanostructures. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering (Summa Cum Laude, James Honors Scholar, Mathematics Minor) in 2003, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (with Computational Science and Engineering option) in 2005 and 2009, respectively, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. His dissertation work entitled “Thermal effects in semiconductor materials and devices” was supported by a DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (2005-2009). Zlatan was awarded an Outstanding Paper award at the EIT’07 conference and a Greg Stillman Memorial semiconductor graduate research award in 2008. From 2009 to 2013, Zlatan was a Computing Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow and an NSF CI TraCS Fellow in the ECE department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focused on semiconductor nanostructures for thermoelectric energy conversion applications, as well as numerical methods for the coupled simulation of electronic and thermal transport. In 2013, Zlatan became an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and founded the NanoEnergy lab, where he studies nanoscale dissipation and heat transfer in 2-dimensional materials, alloys, and nanocomposites. He received the Best Paper award from IEEE Nano (2014) and a Lilly Teaching Fellowship from the UMass Institute for Teaching and Faculty Development. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2019.

Recent Posts

  1. Cameron’s work on thermal boundary conductance published in Nanotechnology Leave a reply
  2. Arnab’s work on graphene accepted in Nano Express Leave a reply
  3. Adithya defends his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Kommini! Leave a reply
  4. Meenakshi defends her dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Upadhyaya! Leave a reply
  5. Arnab defends his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Majee! Leave a reply
  6. Cameron’s work on thermal transport in 2D alloys published in Phys. Rev. Materials Leave a reply
  7. Adithya’s work on Winger transport in 2D thermoelectrics published in Phys. Rev. Applied Leave a reply
  8. Arnab wins Outstanding TA award Leave a reply
  9. Invited review is top download of 2019 Leave a reply