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Personal Statement

I obtained my PhD in Nanophysics and Photonics from the University of Grenoble Alpes under the supervision of Prof. Didier Mayou and Prof. Asghar Asgari working on "Nonequilibrium Modelling of Solar Cells: Quantum Effects at the Nanoscale Level". During my PhD, I joined the group of Prof. Matthias Ernzerhof at the University of Montréal as a Visiting Scholar and got exposed to Quantum Chemistry through one of the leading scientists in the field.

To pursue my interest in cross-disciplinary and multi-methodology research, I then joined the group of Prof. Alessandro Troisi, Materials Innovation Factory - University of Liverpool, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on "Computer Aided Materials Discovery". In my postdoctoral career, I was the first to demonstrate the ability to perform high-throughput virtual screening by combining chemical databases and advanced physical models. This initiative was of such importance that my work now constitutes the foundation ground of the DIADEM Materials Discovery Platform (https://www.diadem-project.eu/).

In December 2022, I further advanced my academic journey by accepting the position of Chancellor's Fellow in the Materials & Computational Chemistry division within the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde.

Research Interests

I am a theoretician specialising in the development of methods that combine novel physical models with computational screening to identify advanced materials with targeted properties, determine the realistic physical limits to such properties, and drive practical materials (inverse) design strategies. Currently, my research is focused on:

  • Computational discovery and design of functional molecules and materials 
  • Charge transport properties of molecular semiconductors 
  • Optical properties of organic molecules and solids 
  • Crystal structure prediction of rigid conjugated molecules 

 

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Developing Physical Models
  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • High-Throughput Virtual Screening
  • Data-Driven Materials Discovery
  • Materials Design Strategies

Academic / Professional qualifications

Certified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Grenoble Alpes

20142017

Keywords

  • Semiconductors
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Charge Transport
  • Optical Properties
  • High Throughput Screening

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