Keivan Davami, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

  • K. Davami, Y. Jiang, C. Lin, J. Cortes, J. Robinson, K. Turner, I. Bargatin, “Modification of Mechanical Properties of Vertical Graphene Sheets via Fluorination”, RSC Advances, 6, 11161-11166 (2016).
  • K. Davami, Y. Jiang, J. Cortes, C. Lin, K. Turner, I. Bargatin, “Tuning Mechanical Properties of Vertical Graphene Sheets through Atomic Layer Deposition”, Nanotechnology, 27, 155701 (2016).
  • M. Shaygan, K. Davami, B. Jin, T. Gemming, J. S. Lee, M. Meyyappan, “Highly sensitive photodetectors using ZnTe/ZnO core/shell nanowire field effect transistors with a tunable core/shell ratio”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4, 2040-2046 (2016).
  • K. Davami, J. Cortes, N. Hong, and I. Bargatin, “Vertical Graphene Sheets as a Lightweight Light Absorbent Coating”, Materials Research Bulletin, 74, 226-233 (2016).
  • K. Davami, L. Zhao, E. Lu, and I. Bargatin, “Ultralight Shape-Recovering Plate Mechanical Metamaterials”, Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10019, (2015).


  • Ph.D., Nanotechnology, POSTECH University, South Korea 2012
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tehran, Iran 2008
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Najaf Abad, Iran 2005

Awards & Honors

  • Winner of an NRC Research Associateship award from the National Academies of Sciences - 2015
  • Best Artistic Image Nomination, NanoDay, the University of Pennsylvania - 2015