Babak Eslami

Babak Eslami, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Programs I Teach


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering (2016)
    George Washington University (DC)
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering (2012)
    University of Maryland–College Park (MD)

About Me

I believe that being a "teacher" is an integral part of my vocation. That is why I consider my contributions to the education of students not merely as a duty or a job to be done, but as a part of my life. Throughout my graduate studies, I have had the opportunity to join the industry, but teaching has often been of the main reasons that I prefer to stay in academia. "Teaching" encompasses not only what goes on inside the classroom, but rather all things that add to the students' learning experience, and my teaching philosophy reflects that view.

Research Interests

My research is focused on the following mission statement: "To develop new Atomic Force Microscopy experimental methods through the use of existing fundamental knowledge and through the discovery of new knowledge, in order to expand the capabilities of the instrument from imaging and characterization to also include reliable and repeatable fabrication of advanced materials."


  • Nikfarjam, M.; Lopez-Guerra, E.A.; Solares, S.D.; Eslami, B.; Imaging of Viscoelastic Soft Matter with Low Indentation Using Higher Eigenmodes in Single-Eigenmode Amplitude-Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy", Beilstein J. Nanotech. 2018, 9, 1116-1122.
  • Eslami, B.; Solares, S.D.; "Experimental approach for selecting the excitation frequency for maximum compositional contrast in viscous environments for piezo-drive bimodal atomic force microscopy," J. Appl. Phys. 2016, 119, 084901.
  • Ebeling, D.; Eslami, B.; Solares, S.D.; "Visualizing the subsurface of soft matter: simultaneous topographical imaging, depth modulation, and compositional mapping with triple frequency atomic force microscopy," ACS Nano 2013, 7, 10387-10396.


  • The Crystal Trust Grant (2019-2020)
  • Faculty Development Award (2019-2020)
  • NSF Travel Grant for Faculty Development Symposium (2018)


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