An associate professor in the UNM Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zayd Leseman's research is dedicated to the understanding of the physics of nano/micro-materials primarily through the design of novel experiments followed by modelling.


  • Leseman has been at the University of New Mexico since 2006 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Projects include adhesion of of micro/nanodevices, length scale effects in thin films, phononic crystals, nanothickness material synthesis and alteration of the electrical, magnetic and thermal properties.
  • B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1997 and 2000, respectively.
  • After obtaining his M.S., he started his own company in which he designed, fabricated and patented a novel inkjet printhead
  • Returned to UIUC and completed his Ph.D. in May 2006.

Additional areas of interest
Nanofabrication, MicroElectromechanical Systems, Solid Mechanics, Materials Science, Thermal Transport

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