Center of Excellence in Nanostructures (CEN)

Institute for Nanosceince and Nanotechnology (INST) is honored of being selected as the "Center of Excellence in Nanostructures" in 2005 by Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The main goals of the CoE are:

    - Creating scientific interdisciplinary research environments to help scientists follow international technological and industrial developments

    - Educating students in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    - Cooperation with Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for training post-graduate researchers
    - Collaboration with national and international centers on issues related to the CoE activities
    - Exchange researchers with different international research centers


The research activities in CoE areconsonant with Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INST).


CoE Members

Azam Iraji zad  (Director), Prof., Dept. of Physics, SUT

Mohammad Ghorbani, Prof., Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, SUT

Babak Karimi, Prof. Department of Chemistry, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences

MohammadReza Kazempour Mofrad, Prof., Dept. of Molecular Cell Biomechanic, University of California, Berkeley

Mohammad Mahdavi, Prof.,Dept. of Physics, SUT

Alireza Moshfegh, Prof., Dept. of Physics, SUT

Reza Naghdabadi, Prof., Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, SUT

Golam abbas Parsafar, Prof., Dept. of Chemistry, SUT

Bizhan Rashidian, Prof., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, SUT

Saeed Shahrokhian, Prof., Dept. of Chemistry, SUT

Abdolreza Simchi,  Prof., Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, SUT

Nima Taghavinia, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Physics, SUT

Manoochehr Vosoughi, Prof., Dept. of Chemical Engineering, SUT

Selected Research Projects:

    - Synthesis of nanoparticles by Pulsed Laser Ablation, Electrical Arc Discharge and Sol-Gel methods in gas and liquid media
    - Photochemical synthesis of semiconductors
    - Metal and semiconductor nanorods formation using template methods and investigation of their optical properties
    - Synthesis and study of polymer-based nanocomposites
    - Biomedical applications of iron oxide nanoparticles for drug delivery systems (DDS)
    - Electrochemical investigation of super capacitors
    - Dye and quantum dot (QD) sensitized solar cells
    - Gas sensors based on nanostructured metal oxides, carbon nanotubes (CNT), graphene and porous silicone
    - Biosensores based on self-assembled monolayers (SAMs)
    - Elimination of air pollutants by TiO2 photocatalytic nanostructures
    - Hybrid LED using luminescent nanocrystals
    - Tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy
    - Continuum models for computational nanomechanics
    - Simulations of macromolecules and proteins in nano-scales
    - Growth of semi conductive nanoparticles by means of light stimulation
    - Design and fabrication of electrochemical sensors using carbon nanotubes
    - Nanocrystalline TiO2 coating for gas sensors
    - Determination of elastic domain in thin layers containing nano failure

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