Yale - Waterloo
Education

Postdoctoral Training (2014-present)

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

Advisor: Professor T. Kyle Vanderlick

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 – Nanoscience (2006-2009)

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

Thesis: Synthesis of silver and silver-oxide nanoparticles by their entrapment in polymeric nanostructures, synthesized over carbon nanotubes (CNTs) using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)

Advisor: Professor Mohammad Edrisi

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

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

Research Experience

Postdoctoral Associate (2014-present)

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

 

Research Assistant (2009-2014)

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

 

Research Assistant (2006-2009)

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

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant (2009-2014)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

 

High school Teacher (2001-2002)

Danesh High school, Tehran, Iran

Academic & Scientific Implications

Journal Reviewer (2014-present)

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

 

Science Fair Judge (2016)

New Haven Science Fair, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

 

Grant Review Panelist (2016)

Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS), Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

 

Guest-editor (2013)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

 

Lab Manager (2005-2006)

Microbiology Lab., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Awards & Scholarships

Institutional Awards and Scholarships (2009-2014)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Graduate Research Studentship, University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship, and International Doctoral Student Award

 

University Institute Award (2013)

Institute for Polymer Research, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

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

 

National Awards (2008-2013)

Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council, Tehran, Iran

Incentive Article Completion Award, Incentive Thesis Completion Award, and Incentive Thesis Writing Award