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Past team members

Mehrdad Alibouri
Mehrdad Alibouri
Mehrdad Alibouri, Research Fellow in Physics, University of Southampton


Mehrdad received his MSc and PhD in chemical engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology (Isfahan, Iran) in 2001 and 2009, respectively. He worked at the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI)- Catalysis and Nanotechnology Divison as researcher from 2005-2012 where he worked on synthesis of nanocatalysts using supercritical deposition. In 2012, He joined the SCFED project at the University of Southampton as a postdoctoral research fellow. He designed and developed novel high-pressure and temperature reactors up to 1000 bar and 300 °C for the SCFED project and he was named inventor on two patents during that time.  He is currently working on the development of novel reactors for electrochemistry and electrodeposition. He was awarded Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) Registration by the IChemE Council in 2016. Mehrdad left the team in November 2018 to join a start-up company.

 

Mohsin Aziz
Mohsin Aziz
Mohsin Aziz, Research Fellow in Materials Characterisation, University of Southampton


Mohsin received his Master’s Degree in Physics in 2006 from University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, and his Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham in 2014, during which time he worked on electrical and optical characteristics of III-V and II-VI semiconductor materials. He then worked as a research fellow at the University of Exeter from 2013-2015. From 2015 he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Glasgow, where his research focussed on Sb-based infrared detectors and LEDs.  He joined the ADEPT project in February 2017, where he is working on novel infrared materials and devices. He has published more than 25 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. Mohsin joined Plessey Semiconductors in November 2018. 

 

David Cook
David Cook
David Cook, Research Fellow in Electrochemistry, University of Southampton

David completed his MChem at the University of Southampton between 1997 and 2001. In 2005 he submitted his doctoral thesis entitles: An Investigation into the Electrochemical Properties of Nanostructured Metals and Their Application as Amperometric Biosensors. He returned to the university in 2006 as a post-doctoral researcher on the Supercritical Fluid Electrodeposition - Basic Technology Grant. In 2012 he was promoted to Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow. David left the team in 2018 to embark on a PGCE. 

 

 

Ruomeng Huang
Ruomeng Huang
Ruomeng Huang, Research Fellow in Nanoelectronics, University of Southampton


Ruomeng studied Physics at East China Normal University, receiving a BSc in 2008 and a MEd in 2009. He obtained his MSc in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology from the University of Southampton in 2010, followed by a PhD investigating the confined nanoscale chalcogenide phase change material and memory in 2015. He was awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize in 2015 to continue his research in nanoscale chalcogenides and metal oxides. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Sustainable Electronic Technologies Group in the University of Southampton, where his research focus is nanostructured chalcogenide materials and metal oxides, for both non-volatile memory and thermoelectric applications. He is a Co-Investigator on an STFC-funded grant for the development of thin film thermoelectric generators, in addition to being part of the ADEPT team. Ruomeng was appointed as a lecturer in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton in early 2019. 

Reza Kashtiban
Reza Kashtiban
Reza Kashtiban, Research Fellow in Microscopy, University of Warwick

Reza studied physics at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. He moved to the University of Manchester where he obtained his PhD with Prof. Ursel Bangert in 2010. He joined the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick as a Research Fellow in 2010. His research focuses on the study of structural and compositional properties of nanomaterials by techniques including advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM). He has experience in analysing compositional properties of nanostructured materials through Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) technique both in Plasmon and core loss regimes. He also specialises in phase restoration by Exit Wave Reconstruction of Focal Series. Reza joined another programme grant at the University of Warwick in July 2019. 

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