Reza Shahbazian-Yassar

Adjunct Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Washington State University
MEEM 923
(906) 487-3581


Dr. Shahbazian-Yassar's current research is focused on electrical energy storage and in particular Li-ion, Na-ion, and Li-Sulfur batteries. His research group has developed a nanoscale battery testing device that allows the researchers to visualize the battery reactions during charge/discharge in real time and space with unprecedented resolution.

Research Interests

  • Nanotechnology for Electrochemical Energy Storage (Batteries and Supercapacitors)
  • Nanogenerators and Piezotronic Sciences
  • Nanoscale Degradation of Fuel Cell Materials
  • Nanoscale Properties of Low Dimensional Materials for Thermoelectrics and Nanoelectronics
  • Mechanics of Bio and Nano Materials and Composites
  • In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy


  • Gao, Qi, Meng, Gu, Nie, Anmin, Mashayek, Farzad, Wang, Chongmin, Odegard, Gregory M., Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, 2014, “Direct Evidence of Lithium-Induced Atomic Ordering in Amorphous TiO2 Nanotubes,” Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 26 (4), pp. 1660-1669, DOI: 10.1021/cm403951b.
  • Gangulay, Debmalya, Shokuhfar, Tolou, Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, 2014, “Nanotubes for Orthopedic Implants,” Journal of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, Vol. 1:201, pp. 1-10.
  • Brockway, Lance, Vasiraju, Venkata, Asayesh-Ardakani, Hasti, Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, Vaddiraju, Sreeram, 2014, “Thermoelectric Properties of Bulk Zn3P2 Nanowire Assemblies,” Nanotechnology, Vol. 25 (14), Article No. 145401, 8 pages, DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/25/14/145401.
  • Asthana, Anjana, Yap, Yoke Khin, Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, 2014, “Field Emission from Zinc Oxide Nanobelts,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 14, 6 pages, DOI:10.1166/jnn.2014.9517.
  • Lilley, Carmen M., Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza, Ng, Poh Keong, 2013, “Cu Silicide Nanowires: Characterization and Application to Li-ion Batteries,” Nanoelectronic Device Applications Handbook, Editors: James E. Morris and Krzysztof Iniewski, CRC Press, pp. 627-640, ISBN: 978-1-4665-6523-4.