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As a researcher, I enjoy problem solving, interesting scientific ideas, record keeping and preparation of research papers.

My research has been focused specifically on the synthesis of nanostructured materials for supercapacitor applications that overcome existing material challenges and have application in the biomedical and automotive industries. As a materials scientist, I have explored green energy storage media through the synthesis of nanostructured titanium dioxide arrays, synthesis of graphene oxide materials, and fabrication of micro-supercapacitor devices. I have studied the photo/electrochemical water electrolysis along with photoelectrochemical properties of the materials.

Apart from "Green Energy", I have been developing wearable electrochemical biosensors for real-time monitoring of the biological species such as lactate, and glucose in the human sweat. In addition, I have been involved in synthesis and application of room temperature ionic liquid organic solvents in high-temperature lithium ion batteries, and hybrid supercapacitors.

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Education & Past Experiences 

Research Interests 

I would like to continue doing research in the area of Biochemistry; developing wearable electrochemical sensors, Materials Chemistry; designing and discovering novel materials and methods with controlled morphology and phase architectures to overcome the current drawbacks of the existing materials for energy storage, and Environmental Chemistry; including Lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors, high temperature energy storage devices, water splitting, photocatalysis/ photodegradation.

2015 - 2017: Postdoc- Research Fellow

Department of Chemistry 

Boston University, USA

2013: Research Assisstant

Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM) 

University of Wollongong, Australia 

2009 - 2013: PhD Researcher

Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM) 

University of Wollongong, Australia 

2011 - 2012: Graduate Certificate

Business Administration, Sydney Business School 

University of Wollongong, Australia 

2013 - 2015: Associate Research Fellow

Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI)

University of Wollongong, Australia 

2012: Internship - Materials Researcher

Hull Surface Treatment (HST)

Thomas & Coffey, T&C Marine, Australia

TiO2 nanotube arrays for microsupeprcapacitor applications 

Image credit: Maryam Salari

Electrochemcmial biosensors; fabrication, principle & analysis 

Image credit: Maryam Salari

2017 - Present: Research FellowResearch Coordinator

Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology 

Harvard University

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