Elham Ghadiri

Elham Ghadiri

Contact Info

Assistant Professor

Post-Doctoral research associate, 2015-2018, Duke University (Warren S. Warren)

Ph.D.  Chemistry, Swiss Polytechnique University in Lausanne (EPFL), 2010-2014, (Jacques Moser, Michael Gratzel)

Ph.D. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,  Sharif University of Technology, 2006-2010, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

M.Sc. Physics, Sharif University of Technology, 2003-2005

B.Sc. Physics, Arak University, 1999-2003 (Honors)

Office: Salem Hall, Rm 017A
Phone: 336.758.3386
Email: ghadire@wfu.edu


Research Description

Research Areas

  • Nanomaterials fabrication and characterization, Nanodevices  for energy conversion, optoelectronics and bioelectronics

  • Time-resolved (femtosecond-millisecond) laser spectroscopy/microscopy technique development

  • Femtochemistry; Integration of ultrafast spectroscopy/microscopy techniques to study ultrafast photochemical/photophysical processes in broad variety of systems including nanomaterials, organic/inorganic dye molecules, semiconductors and their interfaces applied in energy conversion and optoelectronic systems 

  • Nano biomaterials (bio pigments) fabrications, and ultrafast laser spectroscopy/microscopy techniques for biomedical applications

Recent Publications

A Shafiee, E Ghadiri, J Kassis, N Pourhabibi Zarandi, A Atala, Biosensing rechnologies for medical applications, manufacturing, and regenerative medicine, Current Stem Cell Reports, (2018)1-11.

A. Shafiee, C. Norotte, E. Ghadiri, Cellular bioink surface tension: a tunable biophysical parameter for faster bioprinted tissue maturation, Bioprinting 8 (2017) 13-21.

E.Ghadiri, S.M. Zakeeruddin, A. Hagfeldt, M. Grätzel, J.E- Moser, Ultrafast charge separation dynamics in opaque, operational dye-sensitized solar cells by femtosecond diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, Scientific Reports .6: 24465 (2016).

E.Ghadiri, L. Bin, J.E- Moser, M. Grätzel, L. Etgar, investigation of electron injection to (001) facets of anatase TiO2 nanosheets in high efficient PbS QDs / TiO2 heterojunction solar cell. Part. Part. Syst. Char. (2015).

E. Ghadiri, N. Taghavinia, S.M. Zakeeruddin, M. Grätzel, and J.-E. Moser. Enhanced electron collection efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells based on nanostructured TiO2 hollow fibres. NanoLetters 10, no. 5 (2010): 1632–1638.

This paper is highlighted by Chemical and Engineering (C& EN) News of ACS publication group in a form of a short article entitled “Hollow Titania Fibers Improve Solar Cells”. Chemical and Engineering News of American Chemical Society, May 17, 2010 Volume 88, Number 20 p. 29 and in MRS Bulletin.

This paper is highlighted by Material Research Society Bulletin in form of a short article entitled “Enhanced Electron Collection Efficiency Observed in Dye- Sensitized Solar Cells with Hollow TiO2 Nanofiber Photoanodes” MRS Bulletin, 35, pp 487-488 (2010).

Yum, J.-H., E. Baranoff, F. Kessler, A. Marchioro, E.Ghadiri et al. “A Cobalt complex redox shuttle for dye-sensitized solar cells with high open-circuit potentials” Nature Communications 3 (2012).

Voltage enhancement in Dye-sensitized solar cell using (001)-oriented anatase TiO2 nano sheets. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 16, 9 (2012): 2993–3001.

Wang, S.-W., K.-L. Wu, E. Ghadiri, M.G. Lobello, S.-T. Ho, Y. Chi, J.-E. Moser, F. De Angelis, M. Grätzel, and M.K. Nazeeruddin. Engineering of Thiocyanate-free Ru (ii) sensitizers for high efficiency Dye-sensitized solar cells. Chemical Science 4, no. 6 (2013): 2423–2433.

J.C . Bauer, J. Teuscher, A. Punzi, A. Marchioro, E. Ghadiri, J. De Jonghe, M. Wielopolski, N. Banerji, and J.-E. Moser. “Dynamics and mechanisms of interfacial photoinduced electron transfer processes of third generation photovoltaics and photocatalysis.” Chimia 65, no. 9 (2011): 704–709.

E. Ghadiri, N. Taghavinia, H.R. Aghabozorg, and A. Iraji Zad. “TiO2 nanotubular fibers sensitized with CdS nanoparticles.” EPJ Applied Physics 50, no. 2 (2010).

A. Punzi, J.C. Brauer, A. Marchioro, E. Ghadiri, J. De Jonghe, and J.-E. Moser. “Photoinduced interfacial electron transfer and lateral charge transport in molecular donor-acceptor photovoltaic systems.” Chimia 65, no. 5 (2011): 353–355

E. Ghadiri, A.I. Zad, and F. Razi. “Hydrogen sensing properties of pure and Pd activated WO3 nanostructured films.” Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal Chemistry 37, no. 6 (2007): 453–456.




Awards & Accomplishments

2017 WFIRM TERMIS Young Investigator Award, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, TERMIS-AM meeting in Charlotte, NC December 3-6, U.S.