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Paria Gharavi

Paria Gharavi

Assistant Professor

Office: ENG I, Room 208

Paria Gharavi is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Central Florida, which she joined in August 2023. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in materials science and engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2014, and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 2019, respectively. She joined Professor Stach’s group in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Pennsylvania to pursue her postdoctoral research interests in materials characterizations using electron microscopy. She is a materials scientist and electron microscopist, with a strong background in materials engineering, working on the development and applications of advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques to address a wide range of complex materials challenges. She applies her skills to develop state-of-the-art TEM techniques, shedding light on materials such as ferroelectrics, energy materials, III-V materials, semiconductors and 2D functional materials.

Her research is focused on the fascinating world of multifunctional materials, exploring their growth, synthesis and atomic-scale structural characterization. Driven by her passion to understand the intricate structure-property relationships in materials, she investigates various applications, from memory devices to microelectromechanical systems. Gharavi’s collaborations with leading electron microscopy centers across the globe – USA, Australia, China and Germany — have enriched her expertise, and her outstanding work has earned her several prestigious awards, including first place in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure microscopy image contest. Blending her experiences and passion for discovery, Gharavi continues to unravel the secrets of advanced novel materials through the lens of electron microscopy.

  • In-situ transmission electron microscopy
  • Ferroelectrics and multiferroics materials
  • Characterization of interfaces and films
  • Thin film deposition
  • 4D STEM
  • Izhar et al., “A K-Band Bulk Acoustic Wave Resonator Using Periodically Poled Al0.72Sc0.28N,” in IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 1196-1199, July 2023, doi: 10.1109/LED.2023.3282170.
  • Jeffrey X. Zheng, Merrilyn Mercy Adzo Fiagbenu, Giovanni Esteves, Pariasadat Musavigharavi, Akhil Gunda, Deep Jariwala, Eric A. Stach, Roy H. Olsson; Ferroelectric behavior of sputter deposited Al0.72Sc0.28N approaching 5 nm thickness. Appl. Phys. Lett. 29 May 2023; 122 (22): 222901.
  • Kim, KH., Oh, S., Fiagbenu, M.M.A. et al. Scalable CMOS back-end-of-line-compatible AlScN/two-dimensional channel ferroelectric field-effect transistors. Nat. Nanotechnol. (2023).
  • Xiwen Liu, John Ting, Yunfei He, Merrilyn Mercy Adzo Fiagbenu, Jeffrey Zheng, Dixiong Wang, Jonathan Frost, Pariasadat Musavigharavi, Giovanni Esteves, Kim Kisslinger, Surendra B. Anantharaman, Eric A. Stach, Roy H. Olsson III, and Deep Jariwala; Reconfigurable Compute-In-Memory on Field-Programmable Ferroelectric Diodes, Nano Letters 2022 22 (18), 7690-7698, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c03169
  • Musavigharavi, P., Beaucejour, R., Olsson, R., & Stach, E. (2022). Strain-Engineering of Aluminum Scandium Nitride Films Grown Directly on Silicon by Utilizing a Gradient Seed Layer: Application of 4D-STEM Technique. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 28(S1), 444-445. doi:10.1017/S1431927622002471
  • Pariasadat Musavigharavi, Fran Kurnia, Lin Xie, Collin Keon Young Park, Yun Hau Ng, Jiaqing He, Judy N. Hart, and Nagarajan Valanoor, ZnS-GaP Solid Solution Thin Films with Enhanced Visible-Light Photocurrent, ACS Applied Energy Materials 2021 4 (10), 10756-10761, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c01733
  • Pariasadat Musavigharavi, Andrew C. Meng, Dixiong Wang, Jeffery Zheng, Alexandre C. Foucher, Roy H. Olsson III, and Eric A. Stach, Nanoscale Structural and Chemical Properties of Ferroelectric Aluminum Scandium Nitride Thin Films, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2021 125 (26), 14394-14400, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c01523
  • S. Musavi Gharavi, M.R. Mohammadi, The improvement of light scattering of dye-sensitized solar cells aided by a new dandelion-like TiO2 nanostructures, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Volume 137, 2015, Pages 113-123, DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2015.01.035.
  • Winning 1st place in poster competition, 7th Annual user meeting of Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania, 2022
  • Best Speaker Award, 6th Annual user meeting of Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania, 2021
  • Winning 1st place in USA National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) microscopy image contest, 2020
  • Winning 1st place in JEOL USA image contest titled “Volcano Eruption”, USA, 2020
  • Invited for the Global Talent Program – Distinguished Talent Permanent Residency Visa – Honored with an Australian National Talent ID, by the Department of Homeaffairs, Immigration of Australia, 2020.
  • The Ph.D. thesis is nominated for the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Theses, 2019
  • Winning 1st place in Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) poster competition, University of New South Wales (UNSW), 2018
  • Winning “The image of the month”, Electron Microscopy Unit, University of New South Wales, 2018
  • University of New South Wales Outstanding student top up scholarship, 2017-2018
  • Awarding the University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA), University of New South Wales, 2015
  • Materials Research Society
  • Microscopy Society of America
  • European Microscopy Society
  • American Chemical Society 
  • Engineers Australia