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Prof. Cemal Basaran
Alma materM.I.T. (MS, 1988) • University of Arizona (PhD, 1994)
Known forDeveloping Unified Mechanics Theory, Using entropy generation rate to Laws of Newton and thermodynamics, constitutive modeling of electronic materials, multi-scale modeling
Scientific career
FieldsUnification of Mechanics andThermodynamics • Multi-Scale Modeling ofGraphene and SWCNT for electronics applications.
InstitutionsUniversity at Buffalo (1994-prensent)

Cemal Basaran is a professor in the department of Civil Structural Environmental Engineering (CSEE) at University at Buffalo. He is the director of Electronic Packaging Laboratory. His research is in the fields of mechanics, thermodynamics and reliability of electronic packaging materials under electrical, mechanical, thermal and chemical loads. His most significant contribution is the unification of thermodynamics and mechanics fields. He developed the thermodynamics theory for damage mechanics of solids. This is the first mechanics formulation in the literature to unify mechanics and thermodynamics fields by introducing entropy and entropy generation rate into the mechanics equations as system unknowns in addition to displacement (or force). Since 1995, with help of 23+ Ph.D. students, he has improved and verified this theory experimentally in the laboratory, extensively. Traditional mechanics equations do not distinguish between past, present and future. (For example when the theory of elasticity is used to calculate deflection of a beam, age, loading history and what will happen in the future after loading and unloading are not part of the theory of elasticity equations). Unified Mechanics Theory

Unifying thermodynamics and mechanics makes all equations live. Unified theory equations account for the past, present and future of any system, e.g. a bridge or a human body. Recently, the theory was mathematically proven by Professors Leonid Sosnovskiy and Sergei Sherbakov of Belarusian State University[1] The theory solves the 150-year-old problem in physics of unifying mechanics and thermodynamics fields. Dr. Basaran has published 135+ archival journal papers in tier-1 publications, three book chapters, more than 200 conference papers, abstracts and presentations. [2]

Basaran received his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from MIT in 1988, and his Ph.D degree in EngineeringMechanics from University of Arizona in 1994. After receiving his doctoral degree, he joined University at Buffalo as a visiting assistant professor and became a tenure-track assistant professor in 1995. He became an associate professor and director of Electronic Packaging Laboratory in 1998 and became a professor in 2005. Besides his career in University at Buffalo, he also held the position of Senior Adviser to the Chancellor of [[[University of Tabuk]]System in Saudi Arabia. He was responsible for establishing the six campus University system according to US accreditation standards. (2008-2015). In addition to his academic duties at the University at Buffalo, he also serves as a consultant, expert witness and advisor to many electronics manufacturers, and governmental agencies around the world. His current research of interest includes Mechano-thermodynamics, Unified Theory of Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Multiscale modeling of Graphene and Carbon Nano Tube for power electronics applications. [3]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Young Investigator Award, Department of Defense [[ONR]], 1997
  • Riefler Award, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997
  • Excellence in Mechanics Award, ASME, Electronic & Photonic Packaging Division, 2011


  • Chu, Y.; Gautreau, P.; Ragab, T.; Basaran, C. "Temperature Dependence of Joule Heating in Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbon". Carbon, 89, (2015) 169-175.
  • Chu, Y.; Gautreau, P.; Basaran, C. "Parity Conservation in Electron-Phonon Scattering of Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbon". Applied Physics Letter, issue 11, volume 105, Sep-2014113112.
  • Chu, Y.; Gautreau, P.; Ragab, T.; Basaran, C. ”An accelerated algorithm for full band electron phonon scattering rate computation”. Computer Physics Communications, 185, (2014).
  • Chu, Y.; Gautreau, P.; Ragab, T.; Basaran, C. “Strained Phonon-Phonon Scattering Rates in Carbon Nanotubes”. Computational Materials Science 112 (2016) 87–91.
  • Fu, Y.; Ragab, T.; Basaran, C. "The Effect of Stone-Wales Defects on the Mechanical Behavior of Graphene Nano-Ribbons". Computational Materials Science 124 (2016), 142-150, #142.
  • Ragab, T.; McDonald, J.; Basaran, C. "Aspect ratio effect on shear modulus and ultimate shear strength of graphene nanoribbons". Diamond & Related Materials 74 (2017) 9-15, DOI information: 10.1016/j.diamond.2017.01.017, #145.
  • {{cite book |last1=Zhang, W.| last2=Basaran, C.| last3=Ragab, T. |title="Impact of Geometry on Transport Properties of Armchair Graphene Nanoribbon Heterojunction" |publisher=Carbon, 124 (2017) 422-428}
  • Zhang, J.; Ragab, T.; Basaran, C. “Comparison of fracture behavior of defective armchair and zigzag graphene nanoribbons ”. Int. J. of Damage Mechanics, 2019, Vol. 28(3) 32-345 doi.org/10.1177/1056789518764282, #147.
  • Ragab, T.; Basaran, C. (January 30, 2018). "Shear strength of square graphene nanoribbons beyond wrinkling". J of Electronic Materials, Vol. 47, No. 7, 2018.
  • Lan, T.; Ragab, T; Basaran, C. “Electron-Phonon Scattering and Joule Heating in Copper at Extreme Cold Temperatures". Computational Materials Science, 149, (2018) 397-408, #139.
  • Zhang, J.; Zhang, W.; W., Ragab, T.; Basaran, C. “Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Graphene Nano Mesh Heterojunctions”. Computational Materials Science, 153, (2018), 64-72, #149.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Weixiang Z.; Ragab, T; Basaran, C (April 2019). “Electrostatic Doping Based All GNR Tunnel FET: An Energy Efficient design for Power Electronics". IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 66, No 4, pp. 1971-1978,.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  • Zhang, J.; Osloub, E.; Siddiqui, F.; Zhang W.; Ragab, T; Basaran, C. ”Anisotropy of Graphene Nano Flake Diamond Interface Frictional Properties”. Materials, 2019, 12, 1425.

Whole publications list

External links[edit]

Electronic Packaging Laboratory

International Media Coverage of His Research Contributions[edit]

Electronic Packaging Laboratory in the news

His Life Story[edit]

Professor Cemal Basaran's life story: an interview


  1. ^ Leonid Sosnovskiy and Sergei Sherbakov, Mechanothermodynamic entropy and analysis of damage state of complex systems. "Entropy". 2016,18, x; doi:10.3390.
  2. ^ "Cemal Basaran : Departement of CSEE". engineering.buffalo.edu. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Electronic Packaging Laboratory (EPL): Cemal Basara". Retrieved 19 September 2016.