Elham Ghadiri

Dr. Elham Ghadiri

Assistant Professor

Office: Salem Hall, Rm 016B
Phone: 336.758.3386

Research Website: https://ghadirilab.chemistry.wfu.edu

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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)

Research Description

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 a 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


Laser spectroscopy, molecular junctions, and materials studies

Ghadiri, D. Shin, A. Shafiee, W. S. Warren, and D. B. Mitzi, Grain-resolved ultrafast photophysics in Cu2BaSnS4−xSex semiconductors using pump−probe diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and microscopy, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10 (2018) 39615−39623.

Shafiee, E. Ghadiri, M. M. Salleh, M. Yahaya. Inkjet Printed Hybrid Organic-Quantum Dots Solar Cells: Effects of Pre- and Post-Printing Activities. 2018 International Flexible Electronics Technology Conference (IFETC) 1-6 (2018).

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).

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.

News: “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”.

News: “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).

Laskova, M. Zukalova, L. Kavan, A. Chou, P. Liska, Z. Wei, L. Bin, P. Kubat, E. Ghadiri, Ja. E Moser, M.l Grätzel. 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.

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

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

Ghadiri, A.IrajiZad, 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.

Medicinal chemistry

Shafiee, E.Ghadiri, H. Ramesh, C. Kengla, J. Kassis, P. Calvert, D. Williams, A. Khademhosseini, R. Narayan, G. Forgacs, A. Atala. Physics of bioprinting. Applied Physics Reviews 6 (2) (2019).

Shafiee, E. Ghadiri, M. M. Salleh, M. Yahaya, A. Atala. Controlling the Surface Properties of an Inkjet-Printed Reactive Oxygen Species Scavenger for Flexible Bioelectronics Applications in Neural Resilience. IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society (2019).

Shafiee, E. Ghadiri, D. Williams, A. Atala. Physics of cellular self-assembly–a microscopic model and mathematical framework for faster maturation of bioprinted tissues. Bioprinting 14 (2019).

Shafiee, E. Ghadiri, M. M. Salleh, M. Yahaya, A. Atala. Inkjet Printing of a Reactive Oxygen Species Scavenger for Flexible Bioelectronics Applications in Neural Resilience. 2018 International Flexible Electronics Technology Conference (IFETC) 1-6 (2018).

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.

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

Awards and Accomplishments

2023 National Science Foundation Career Award.

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