Benyamin Davaji

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering



  • 426 Dana Research Center
  • (617) 373-5603


  • 470B/C Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)

Research Focus

Integrated microsystems, data-guided design and nanofabrication, ultrasound microsystems for sensing and computation, and MEMS calorimetry for microbiology and biosensor development


Benyamin Davaji joined Northeastern Engineering in January 2022 as an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Marquette University in 2016, and held a post-doctoral associate position in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. His main research interests include integrated microsystems emphasizing sensing and computation using mechanical waves, acoustic/ultrasound transducers, bio-interfaces, microcalorimetry, and implementing data-guided methods for system design, nanofabrication, and semiconductor manufacturing.


  • Postdoc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2016-21
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Marquette University, 2016

Teaching Interests

  • EECE 7201 – Solid State Devices
  • EECE 5698-ST Biomedical Microsystems

Research Overview

Integrated microsystems, data-guided design and nanofabrication, ultrasound microsystems for sensing and computation, and MEMS calorimetry for microbiology and biosensor development

Research Centers and Institutes

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • V Pinrod, SK Gupta, B Davaji, S Nadig, and A Lal, “Event-powered Low-frequency Wireless Vibration Detector by Integrated PZT Lateral Bimorphs and 3D-printed Spring-mass System” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Nov. 2020
  • B Davaji, J Richie, and CH Lee, “Micro-scale direct measurement of localized photothermal heating in tissue-mimetic hydrogels” Scientific Reports 9, 6546, 2019.
  • B Davaji, HD Cho, M Malakoutian, JK Lee, G Panin, TW Kang, CH Lee, “A patterned single layer graphene resistance temperature sensor” Scientific Reports 7 (8), e0183492, 2017.
  • T Byambadorj, E Moghadam, M Malakoutian, B Davaji, L Tayebi, J Richie, CH Lee, “On-chip detection of gel transition temperature using a novel micro-thermomechanical method” PloS one 12 (1), 8811, 2017.
  • M Malakoutian, T Byambadorj, B Davaji, J Richie, CH Lee, “Optimization of the bowtie gap geometry for a maximum electric field enhancement” Plasmonics 12 (2), 287-292, 2017.


Apr 27, 2023

FY24 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 12 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY24 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects. Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Equitable Congestion Mitigation in Urban Transportation Systems Seyede Fatemeh Ghoreishi (Civil & Environmental Engineering/Computer Science), Daniel Aldrich (Political Science/SPPUA) Wind View AI Nathan Post (Roux), Enrico Bertini (Computer […]


Mar 02, 2023

Enhancing Communication and Sensing at Terahertz Frequencies with Programmable Electromagnetic Surfaces

ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet (PI), Assistant Professor Cristian Casella, Assistant Professor Ben Davaji, and Associate Research Scientist for the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things Vitaly Petrov were awarded a $500K AFOSR grant titled “Programmable Electromagnetic Surfaces Based on Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Hafnium Zirconium Oxide Films and Graphene for Terahertz Communications and Sensing.”


Feb 14, 2023

$4 Million DARPA Grant for Ultra-Small, Fast, High-Resolution Infrared Sensors

Matteo Rinaldi, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and director of the Northeastern SMART research center, is leading a $4 million DARPA grant under the DARPA Optomechanical Thermal Imaging (OpTIm) program.

Benyamin Davaji


Jan 03, 2022

New Faculty Spotlight: Benyamin Davaji

Benyamin Davaji joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in January 2022 as an Assistant Professor.

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