Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering (2009-2014)

University of Waterloo, Department of Chemical Engineering, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Thesis: Gecko adhesion and gecko-inspired dry adhesives: from fundamentals to characterization and fabrication aspects

Advisor: Professor Alexander Penlidis

M.Sc., Chemical Engineering РNanoscience (2006-2009)

Tehran Polytechnic (AmirKabir University of Technology), Department of Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran

Thesis: Synthesis of silver and silver-oxide nanoparticles for catalytic applications

Advisor: Professor Mohammad Edrisi

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering (2001-2006)

Sharif University of Technology, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Tehran, Iran

Research Experience

Associate Research Scientist (2019-2020)

Yale University, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, New Haven, CT, USA

Postdoctoral Associate (2014-2018)

Yale University, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, New Haven, CT, USA

Research Assistant – PhD Student (2009-2014)

University of Waterloo, Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute for Polymer Research (IPR), Waterloo, ON, Canada

Research Assistant – MSc Student (2006-2009)

Tehran Polytechnic (AmirKabir University of Technology), Department of Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran

Teaching Experience

Teaching Fellow (Fall 2018)

Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Teaching Assistant (2009-2014)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

High school Teacher (2001-2002)

Danesh High school, Tehran, Iran

Awards & Scholarships

Institutional Awards and Scholarships

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

– Graduate Research Studentship

– University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship

– International Doctoral Student Award

– Institute for Polymer Research (IPR) Award for academic Excellence in Polymer Science/Engineering

National Awards

Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council, Tehran, Iran

– Article Completion Award (twice)

– Thesis Completion Award

Yale - Waterloo - Tehran Polytechnique - Sharif