About me :

I received my M.Sc. in Polymer Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. My thesis focused on extracting cellulose nanofibers (CNF) and preparing nanocomposite from a bio-based polymer named as recycled polylactic acid. In this research, we successfully enhanced the overall properties of recycled polylactic acid using isolated CNF. It goes without saying that being a researcher at Department of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology and performing in-depth research on bio-based fibers was a marvelous opportunity so as to increase my practical knowledge and know-how on preparing polymer-based nanocomposites and nanofibers, resulting in several scientific papers published or being processed for publication in serious journals, to name a few, Wood Science and Technology and Polymer Composites. My co-authors at these studies, who, indeed, are my inspired academics and mentors, were Dr. Tayebeh Behzad and Dr. Keikhosro Karimi. Moreover, I am currently working on preparing nanocomposite scaffold based on CNF and nanosilver (NAg) for wound dressing application. Additionally, I am in the course of developing a nanocomposite which can be considered as a panacea for water pollution problem. Here are other ways to read more about me:

Educations :

M.Sc. in Polymer Engineering at Department of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, June 2011- January 2014. (GPA of 16.22 out of 20).

Thesis title: “Development and Characterization of Bio-nanocomposites from Recycled Polylactic Acid and Bagasse Nanofibers” (thesis grade: 19.9 out of 20). Thesis supervisors: Dr. Tayebeh Behzad (/behzad.iut.ac.ir/); Dr. Keikhosro Karimi (/karimi.iut.ac.ir/).

B.Sc. in Polymer Engineering at Department of Polymer Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Mahshahr, Mahashar, Iran, July 2006 - March 2010 (GPA of 15.88 out of 20).

Thesis title: “Study on Various Parameters Influencing the Quality of Blown Film Production” (thesis grade: 19.5 out of 20). Thesis supervisor: Dr. Gholamreza Pircheraqhi (sharif.edu/~pircheraghi/index.html).

Diploma in Physics and Mathematics at Shahed High School, Abadan, Iran, September 2002 - June 2005 (GPA of 17.49 out of 20).

Research Interests :

My research interests are composite materials from renewable resources with a focus on:

  • Nanocellulose, Nanochitin (Fibers and Whiskers): Preparation, Properties, and Application

  • Bio-based Nanocomposites (Hydrogel, Barrier, Membrane, and Scaffold)

  • Purifying Contaminated Water Using Nanotechnology

  • Polymer and Composite Processing Technologies

  • Wound Healing and Drug Delivery Systems

  • Synthesizing Biopolymers

  • Tissue Engineering