Mustafa Yavuz

Director, Collaborative Graduate Nanotechnology Program

Contact InformationMustafa Yavuz

Phone: 519-888-4567 x32093
Location: E5 3011


Biography Summary

Mustafa Yavuz is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering with cross-appointments to Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Engineering. He is also the Director of the Nano- and Micro- Systems Lab at the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN). He is also the director of the Collaborative Graduate Nanotechnology Program.

Professor Yavuz’s research area is nano- and microscale functional materials and device design, fabrication and characterization, in four key applications areas: i) High temperature-superconductor magnets (HTSC) (beyond 20T) for “driven subcritical fission” thorium-recycle nuclear reactor accelerators; ii) HTSC Josephson junctions based (superconducting quantum interference (SQUID)) sensors for quantum information processing; iii) Opto-nano- and micro-electro-mechanical systems (O-N/MEMS) for ultrafast electronics and sensing; iv) Electro-mechanical-packaging, nanojoining, integration and testing of O-N/MEMS devices (sensors, transducers, actuators, and energy harvesters).

Research Interests

  • Nano- and Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (N/MEMS)
  • Nanojoining
  • Quantum Electronic Solids: Superconductors
  • Metamaterials and Graphene/Graphene-like Materials)
  • High Temperature Superconductors
  • Nanomechanics
  • Nanorobotics
  • Digital Factories
  • Digital Design and Fabrication Technologies
  • Autonomous and Embedded Sensors
  • Wearable Technology
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Sensor nodes and sensor network (IoT)
  • Nano-biosystems
  • Nano-electronics
  • Nano-instrumentation
  • Nano-materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Thin Films


  • 1996, Doctorate, Materials Engineering, University of Wollongong
  • 1995, Doctorate, Applied Physics, University of Wollongong
  • 1991, Master's, Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University
  • 1989, Bachelor's, Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU)


  • BME 282 - Materials Sci for Biomed Eng
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
  • ME 235 - Materials Science & Eng
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ME 340 - Manufacturing Processes
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021
  • ME 596 - Special Topics in Mech Eng
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • ME 738 - Special Topics in Materials
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ME 739 - Manufacturing Processes Topics
    • Taught in 2016, 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • K.H. Ibrahim, M. Irannejad, B Wales, J Sanderson, M Yavuz, KP Musselman, Simultaneous Fabrication and Functionalization of Nanoparticles of 2D Materials with Hybrid Optical Properties, Advanced Optical Materials, 2018
  • M. H. Ghajar, M. M. Mashhadi, M. Irannejad, S. Jebril, M. Yavuz, E. Abdel‐Rahman, Degree of Crystallinity and β Phase fraction of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanocomposites Containing Ionic Liquid and Graphene/Carbon-nanotube, Polymer Composites (Wiley), 2018
  • M. H. Ghajar, M. Mousavi, M. Irannejad, M. Yavuz, E. Abdel-Rahman, Effects of Static Electricity and Fabrication Parameters on PVDF Film Properties, Bulletin of Materials Science (Springer), 2018
  • K. H Ibrahim, M. Irannejad, B. Wales, J. Sanderson, K. Musselman, M. Yavuz, the Effect of Varying Ultrafast Pulse Laser Energies on the Electrical Properties of Reduced Graphene Oxide Sheets in Solution, Journal of Electronic Materials (Springer), 2018
  • T. Dagdelen, E. Abdel-Rahman, M. Yavuz, Reliability Criteria for Thick Bonding Wire, Special Issue "Materials for Nano/Microelectronic Packaging Applications (MDPI-Materials), 2018
  • A. Alshehri, N. Fitzpatrick , K. H. Ibrahim, M. Yavuz, K. Musselman, DA Simple Plasma Assisted Atomic Layer Deposition (PAALD) Technique for High Substitutional Nitrogen Doping of TiO2, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, 2018
  • M. Alghamdi, A. Alneamy, S. Park, B. Li, M. Khater, E. Abdel-Rahman, G. Heppler, M. Yavuz, Nonlinear Parameter Identification of a Resonant Electrostatic MEMS Actuator, Sensors (MDPI: Special Issue "MEMS and Nano-Sensors"), 2017
  • S. Park, M. Khater, D. Effa, E.M. Abdel-Rahman, M. Yavuz, Detection of Cyclic-Fold Bifurcation in Electrostatic Transducers by Motion-Induced Current, J. Micromechanics and Microengineering (IoP), 27(8), 2017
  • K. Mistry, M. Yavuz, K. Musselman, Simulated Electron Affinity Tuning in Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) Diodes, Journal of Applied Physics (JAP), 2017
  • F. Yegul, M. S. Erenay, S. Striepe, M. Yavuz, Improving configuration of complex production lines via simulation-based optimization, Computers & Industrial Engineering (Elsevier), 2017
  • D. Alsaedi, M. Irannejad, K. H. Ibrahim, A. Almutairi, K. Musselman, O. Rahami, M. Yavuz, High-Responsivity Reduced Graphene Oxide Gel Photodetector for Visible-Light Detection with Large Detection Area and End-Contact Interface, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2017
  • Saritas, R and Khater, M and Park, S and Dagdelen, T and Abdel-Rahman, E and Yavuz, M, Techniques for dynamic analysis of bonding wire, Microelectronics Reliability, 58, 2016, 73 - 81
  • Irannejad, Mehrdad and Cui, Bo and Yavuz, Mustafa, Optical Properties and Liquid Sensitivity of Au-SiO2-Au Nanobelt Structure, Plasmonics, 11(1), 2016, 1 - 9
  • Ibrahim, Khaled H and Irannejad, Mehrdad and Hajialamdari, Mojtaba and Ramadhan, Ali and Musselman, Kevin P and Sanderson, Joseph and Yavuz, Mustafa, A Novel Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Method for the Synthesis of Reduced Graphene Oxide Gels and Thin Films with Tunable Properties, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2016
  • Eltaher, MA and Khater, ME and Park, S and Abdel-Rahman, E and Yavuz, M, On the static stability of nonlocal nanobeams using higher-order beam theories, Advances in nano research, 4(1), 2016, 51 - 64
  • Alharbi, Raed and Irannejad, Mehrdad and Yavuz, Mustafa, Gold-Graphene Core-Shell Nanostructure Surface Plasmon Sensors, Plasmonics, 2016, 1 - 12
  • Ozdemir, Savas and Akhtar, Sohail and Gunal, Ozgur E and Khater, Mahmoud E and Saritas, Resul and Abdel-Rahman, Eihab M and Yavuz, Mustafa, Measuring the Quality Factor in MEMS devices, Micromachines, 6(12), 2015, 1935 - 1945

Graduate Studies