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Principal Investigator

Dr. Nariman Yousefi is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Ryerson University. He received his Master’s and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from McGill University where he was a member of the CREATE Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems, and his BSc degree in Materials Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Dr. Yousefi has been studying the processing and self-assembly of graphene, graphene oxide and other 2D nanomaterials for various applications such as water treatment, sustainable energy storage and advanced multifunctional polymer nanocomposites. He has received several prestigious awards and fellowships, including a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from NSERC, C. Ellen Gonter Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society, and Relève étoile Louis-Burlinguet (Star Researcher Award) from fonds de recherche du Québec.



PhD Candidate (co-supervised by Dr. Zarrin)

Project Title: Application of Functionalized 2D Nanomaterials for Water Remediation Purposes

I am currently doing my Ph.D. at Ryerson University where I have received awards and fellowships including Ryerson Chemical Engineering Award, Spring 2019. The most enjoyable part of my education is its multidisciplinary nature. I have worked at the interface of engineering, biology, and nanotechnology. This led me to constantly move out of my comfort zone and discover new things.

Providing clean and affordable water is one of the modern-times hurdles. Finding new remedies could mean saving thousands of lives. Therefore, my research expertise lies in the area of creating new strategies to remove heavy oil, hydrocarbons, heavy metal and pharmaceutical discharges from water.  Through my research, I apply facile eco-friendly strategies for preparing advanced multifunctional functionalized 2D nanomaterials. These synthesized nano-assemblies will further serve as adsorbents for removing different pollutants from water.

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