I am a research assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Sciences. While my background is in Physics (BSc and MSc) and Materials Science and Engineering (MSc and PhD), I have always been fascinated by what happens at the nanometer scale on the surfaces. That’s why throughout my academic carrier, I have always explored methods for deposition, modification and characterization of thin films. My research ranges from thin film photovoltaics, and semiconductor processing, to the integration of thin films into devices for energy and sensing applications.
My work at UvA (funded by NWO Veni grant) is focused on developing microporous thin films for sensing and energy applications. The porous films of my interest are a part of metal-organic framework (MOF) materials that are typically synthesized on a large scale and via chemical routes in powder forms. When we aim to integrate this versatile class of materials into devices, new deposition approaches compatible with the devices have to be employed. Our expertise is to make MOFs via vapor phase deposition techniques that:
While our work starts from chemistry at the surfaces and interfaces of thin films, our group is also well connected with the sensing industry allowing us to start testing the developed materials for real-life applications.
In addition to my role at UvA, I am also a scientist at the TNO Energy Transition Unit working on the advancement in the Solar Cell research and industry (LinkedIn)
Sep 2012- Sep 2016 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, USA
Sep 2012- Sep 2014 MSc, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, USA
Sep 2010- Aug 2012 MSc, Physics, EPFL, Switzerland
Sep 2005- Sep 2009 BSc, Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
For the full list of publications please check my Google Scholar Profile.