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April 18, 2024
dividerFaculity MemberdividerAmene Naseri
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran
Assistant Professor
Amene Naseri
Assistant Professor
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email a.nasseri@abrii.ac.ir
  • Introduction
  • Research
  • Science Articles

Education:

  • Post doctorate

Physics Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Feb 2019-June 2020.

  • Sabbatical leave

Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna’s research group, The Center for Nanofiber and Nanotechnology (NUSCNN), National University of Singapore, Singapore, March 2017-Sep 2017.

  • PhD in Nanotechnology

Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Feb 2013-Dec 2018.

Thesis: “Design & synthesis of ZnO-based composite nanofiber Photocatalysts with Z-scheme structure for degradation of organic pollutants”

  • MS in Analytical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Sep 2010 – Sep 2012.

University/Institute, City-Country, Year (start)-Year (Finish)

Thesis: “Morphology-dependent electrocatalytic activity of silver nanostructures and differential pulse voltammetry determination of atorvastatin at silver nanowires modified electrode”

  • BS in Pure Chemistry

Chemistry Department, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, Sep 2005 – Sep 2009.

 

 

Honor, Awards, and Scholarships:

  • “Ranked 10th”, Nationwide University Entrance Exam (2010).
  • “Ranked 1st”, M.Sc. students of analytical chemistry branch in Sharif University of Technology (2012).
  • Exempted from Ph.D. program entrance exam as an Exceptionally Talented student (2013).
  • Awarded prize, National Elites Foundation of Iran (Sep. 2014- Sep. 2017).
  • Visiting scholar from Shanghai University (May 2019- August 2019).
  • Salary Award, SHU Global Program, Shanghai, China (2019).
  • Ali Kazemi Ashtiani award from Iran National Elite Foundation (2019-2020 and 2022).

 

Research Interest:

  • Morphology-controlled synthesis of nanostructures
  • Composite nanofibers preparation by electrospinning technique
  • Design of nanocomposite photocatalysts
  • Organic pollutants and heavy metals removal from wastewater
  • Design and synthesis of nanoadsorbents
  • Biomass photocatalytic conversion
  • Photocatalytic hydrogen generation

 

Photocatalysts for Environmental Remediation

Ensuring the availability of clean and abundant fresh water for human use is among the most pressing issues facing the world and will become a critical problem over the next 20 years. Heterogeneous photocatalysis has become an effective method for eliminating organic contaminants in both gas and liquid phases. From an economic point of view, it can be considered a sustainable technology, thus attracting intense interest as an effective candidate method for remediation of contaminants (Research on Chemical Intermediates 45 (2019) 2197–2254).

ZnO photocatalyst for environmental remediation (Thin Solid Films 605 (2016) 2–19).

 

Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation

Energy crisis due to both population growth and industrial development has been a big challenge in recent decades. The availability of fossil fuel resources is limited day by day, and, in addition, CO2 emissions and the greenhouse effect as a result of combustion are becoming a global concern. Hydrogen has a higher energy content (120–142 MJ kg-1) in comparison with hydrocarbon fuels and it is predicted that it will be the major source of energy generation (90%) up to 2080. Currently, numerous research studies have been undertaken to employ semiconductors with bandgap energies suitable for visible light absorption of the solar spectrum for photocatalytic water splitting.

Modified graphitic carbon nitride as photocatalyst for water splitting and hydrogen generation.

Publications

Books/Book chapters:

  • A. Naseri, M. Samadi, M. Ebrahimi, M. Kheirabadi, A.Z. Moshfegh, “Organic materials in photocatalysis: From fundamentals to recent advances”, in book: X. Wang, M. Anpo, X. Fu, Current Developments in Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Materials, 2020, Amsterdam, Elsevier.

 

Research papers:

  • Y. Liu, A. Naseri (co-first author), T. Li, A. Ostovan, E. Asadian, R. Jia, L. Shi, L. Huang, A. Z. Moshfegh, “Shape-Controlled Photochemical Synthesis of Noble Metal Nanocrystals Based on Reduced Graphene Oxide”,  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2022, 14 (14), 16527-16537.
  • A. Naseri, F. Ghasemi, “Analyte-restrained silver coating of gold nanostructures: An efficient strategy to advance multicolorimetric probes” Nanotechnology, 2021, 33, 075501.
  • A. Naseri, M. Samadi, A. Pourjavadi, A.Z. Moshfegh, S. Ramakrishna, “Enhanced photocatalytic activity of ZnO/g-C3N4 nanofibers constituting carbonaceous species under simulated for organic dye removal", Ceram. Int., 2021, 47(18), 26185-26196.​
  • A. Naseri, M. R. Hormozi-Nezhad, S. Shahrokhian, E. Asadian, “ Silver nanowires immobilized on gold-modified glassy carbon electrode for electrochemical quantification of atorvastatin”,  Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2020, 876, 114540.
  • A. Naseri, M. Samadi, A. Pourjavadi, A.Z. Moshfegh, S. Ramakrishna, “Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4)-based photocatalysts for solar hydrogen generation: recent advances and future development directions”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 23406-23433.
  • A. Naseri, M. Samadi, A. Pourjavadi, H. Mehdipour, A.Z. Moshfegh, " Tuning Composition of Electrospun ZnO/CuO Nanofibers: Toward Controllable and Efficient Solar Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (6), 3327–3338.
  • Z. S. Hosseini, H. A. Bafrani, A. Naseri, A. Z. Moshfegh, “High-performance UV-Vis-NIR photodetectors using Au nanoparticles decorated ZnO nanofibers”, Appl. Sur. Sci., 2019, 483, 1110-1117.

 

Review articles:

  • A. Naseri, G. Asgari Sarabi, M. Samadi, M. Yousefi, M. Ebrahimi, A. Z. Moshfegh, “Recent advances on dual-functional photocatalytic systems for combined removal of hazardous water pollutants and energy generation” Res. Chem. Intermediates, 2022, 48 (3), 48, 911-933.
  • A. Akhundi, A. Naseri, M. Samadi, M. Abdollahi, A. Z. Moshfegh “Photocatalytic reforming of biomass‑derived feedstock to hydrogen production” Res. Chem. Intermediates, 2022, 48, 1793-1811.
  • M. Samadi, M. Zirak, A. Naseri, E. Khorashadizade, A. Z. Moshfegh, "Recent progress on doped ZnO nanostructures for visible-light photocatalysis", Thin Solid Films, 2016, 605, 2-19.
  • M. Samadi, M. Zirak, A. Naseri, M. Kheirabadi, M. Ebrahimi, A. Z. Moshfegh, “Design and tailoring of one-dimensional ZnO nanomaterials for photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes: a review”, Res. Chem. Intermed., 2019, 45 (4), 2197–2254.

 

Conferences:

  • A. Naseri, “Solar-driven photocatalysis for pollutant degradation” 21st International Conference on Nanotechnology & Nanomaterials, Zurich, Switzerland, 27-28 May 2022 (oral presentation).
  • A. Naseri, M. Samadi, A. Pourjavadi, A.Z. Moshfegh, S. Ramakrishna, “Solar-driven Photocatalytic Activity of ZnO/Carbon/g-C3N4 Nanofibers”, 11th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition (IChEC 2020) Fouman, Iran, 28-30 October 2020 (oral presentation).
  • M. Samadi, A. Naseri, N.M. Mahmoodi, A. Pourjavadi, A.Z. Moshfegh, "ZnO/g-‎C3N4 Hybrid Nanofibers as an Enhanced Solar-Driven Photocatalyst: Kinetics And ‎Mechanism Insight", 5th European Conference on Environmental Applications of Advanced ‎Oxidation Processes (EAAOP5), Prague, Czech Republic, 25-29 June 2017.‎
  • Z.S. Hosseini, H.A. Bafrani, A. Naseri, A.Z. Moshfegh, “Enhanced photoresponsivity of Au functionalized ZnO nanofibers”, 15th European Vacuum Conference (EVC-15), Geneva, Switzerland, 17-22 June 2018.
  • A. Naseri, M. Samadi, A. Pourjavadi, A.Z. Moshfegh, "ZnO/g-C3N4 electrospun nanofibers as efficient solar-driven photocatalysts", The 7th International Conference on Nanostructures (ICNS7), Tehran, Iran, March 2018.
  • A. Naseri, M. Samadi, N.M. Mahmoodi, A. Pourjavadi, A.Z. Moshfegh, "Photocatalytic Activity of Electrospun ZnO/CuO Nanofibers", The 6th International Conference on Nanostructures (ICNS6), Kish Island, Iran, March 2016.
  • A. Naseri, S. Shahrokhian, M. R. Hormozi Nezhad, " Electrochemical Behavior of Atorvastatin on Silver Nanowires ", The 14th Iranian Inorganic Chemistry Conference, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, August 2012.
  • A. Naseri, S. Shahrokhian, M. R. Hormozi Nezhad, "Shape Dependent Electrocatalytic Activity of Silver Nanoparticles toward Naltrexone", The 10th Iranian Biannual Conference of Electrochemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, July 2012.

 

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