Amin Reihani

Amin Reihani

Assistant Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Office:ENG D-157
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website: Microscale Transport, Energy, and Device Lab (M-TED)


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2022

M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2020

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - 2016

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2014

Research Interests

Experimental and computational thermal science, materials science, and solid-state physics at the nano-/micro-scale to solve problems in energy conversion/storage, electronics, photonics, and quantum devices. Experimental studies are primarily performed using custom microfabricated devices and sensors. In addition to experimental studies, multiscale computational models in conjunction with optimization and machine learning techniques are employed to improve device performance and energy efficiency.

Selected Publications

Reihani, A.; Meyhofer, E.; Reddy, P. (2022). Nanokelvin-resolution thermometry with a photonic microscale sensor at room temperature. Nature Photonics, 16(6), 422-427.


Reihani, A.; Luan, Y.; Yan, S.; Lim, J. W. (2021). Meyhofer, E.; Reddy, P., Quantitative Mapping of Unmodulated Temperature Fields with Nanometer Resolution, ACS Nano. 16(1), 939-950.


Mittapally, R., Lee, B., Zhu, L., Reihani, A., Lim, J. W., Fan, D., ... & Meyhofer, E. (2021). Near-field thermophotovoltaics for efficient heat to electricity conversion at high power density. Nature Communications, 12(1), 1-8.


Reihani, A., Yan, S., Luan, Y., Mittapally, R., Meyhofer, E., & Reddy, P. (2021). Quantifying the temperature of heated microdevices using scanning thermal probes. Applied Physics Letters, 118(16), 163102.


Reihani, A., Lim, J. W., Fork, D. K., Meyhofer, E., & Reddy, P. (2020). Microwatt-Resolution Calorimeter for Studying the Reaction Thermodynamics of Nanomaterials at High Temperature and Pressure. ACS Sensors, 6(2), 387-398.


Reihani, A., Hoard, J., Klinkert, S., Kuan, C. K., Styles, D., & McConville, G. (2020). Experimental response surface study of the effects of low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation mixing on turbocharger compressor performance. Applied Energy, 261, 114349.


Elapolu, M. S., Tabarraei, A., Reihani, A., & Ramazani, A. (2019). Phononic thermal transport properties of C3N nanotubes. Nanotechnology, 31(3), 035705.


Reihani, A., Patterson, B., Hoard, J. W., & Fisher, G. B. (2019). Global kinetic modeling of rapidly pulsed reductants for lean NOx traps: Frequency domain analysis and impact of mass transfer. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 254, 223-236.


Reihani, A., Soleimani, A., Kargar, S., Sundararaghavan, V., & Ramazani, A. (2018). Graphyne nanotubes: materials with ultralow phonon mean free path and strong optical phonon scattering for thermoelectric applications. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122(39), 22688-22698.