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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Nader Taheri-Qazvini

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-576-7313
Nadar Taheri-Qazvini

CV of Dr. Taheri Qazvini


Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2018-Present
Postdoc, The University of Chicago, 2014-2018                                                                                                           
Visiting Scientist, Harvard University, 2012-2014
PhD, Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2006

Research Interests

  • Bio-nano hybrid and biomimetic materials
  • Charge-driven self-assembly
  • Structure-dynamics relations in polymer networks, hydrogels, soft glassy materials and living cells
  • Microfabrication and 3D Bioprinting
  • Tissue engineering and collective cell migration

Selected Publications

  1. Y. Zou, N. Taheri Qazvini^, K. Zane, M. Sadati, Q. Wei, J. Liao, J. Fan, D. Song, J. Liu, C. Ma, X. Qu, L. Chen, X. Yu, Z. Zhang, C. Zhao, Z. Zeng, R. Zhang, S. Yan, T. Wu, X. Wu, Y. Shu, Y. Li, W. Zhang, R.R. Reid, M.J. Lee, J.M. Wolf, M. Tirrell, T.-C. He, J.J. de Pablo, Z.-L. Deng, "Gelatin-Derived Graphene/Silicate Hybrid Materials Are Biocompatible and Synergistically Promote BMP9-Induced Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 19, 15922-15932 (2017).
  2. H. Nassira, A. Sánchez-Ferrer, J. Adamcik, S. Handschin, H. Mahdavi, N. Taheri Qazvini*, R. Mezzenga, "Gelatin/Graphene Nanocomposites with Ultralow Electrical Percolation Threshold", Advanced Materials, 28, 6914-6920 (2016).
  3. M. Ghelichi, N. Taheri Qazvini, "Self-organization of hydrophobic-capped triblock copolymers with a polyelectrolyte midblock: a coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation study", Soft Matter, 12, 4611-4620 (2016).
  4. S.M. Mir, S.H. Jafari, H.A. Khonakdar, B. Krause, P. Pötschke, N. Taheri Qazvini*, "A promising approach to low electrical percolation threshold in PMMA nanocomposites by using MWCNT-PEO predispersions", Materials & Design, 111, 253-262 (2016).
  5. N. Nikfarjam, M. Hemmati, Y. Deng, N. Taheri Qazvini*, "Water Expandable Polystyrene Containing Cellulose Nanofibrils: Expansion Behavior and Morphology ", Chemical Engineering Science, 156, 56-63 (2016). 
  6. J. Park, J.H. Kim, D. Bi, J. Mitchel, N. Taheri Qazvini, K. Tantisira, C.-Y. Park, M. McGill, S. Kim, B. Gweon, J. Notbohm, R.Steward, Jr., S. Burger, S.H. Randell, A.T. Kho, D.T. Tambe, C. Hardin, S.A. Shore, E. Israel, D.A. Weitz, D.J. Tschumperlin, E.P. Henske, S.T. Weiss, M. Lisa Manning, J.P. Butler, J.M. Drazen, J.J. Fredberg, "Unjamming and cell shape in the asthmatic airway epithelium", Nature Materials, 14, 1040-1048 (2015).
  7. M. Sadati, A. Nourhani, J.J. Fredberg, N. Taheri Qazvini, "Glass-like dynamics in the cells and in cellular collectives", WIREs: System Biology and Medicine, 6, 137-149 (2014). 
  8. K. Jeddi, K. Sarikhani, N. Taheri Qazvini, P. Chen, "Stabilizing lithium-sulfur batteries by a composite polymer electrolyte containing mesoporous silica particles", Journal of Power Sources, 245, 656-662 (2014).
  9. N. Taheri Qazvini, S. Bolisetty, J. Adamcik, R. Mezzenga, "Self-Healing Gelatin/Sodium Montmorillonite Bio-hybrid Coacervates: Structural and Rheological Characterization", Biomacromolecules, 13, 2136-2147 (2012).
  10. N. Taheri Qazvini, S. Zinatloo, "Synthesis and Characterization of Gelatin Nanoparticles using CDI/NHS as a Non-toxic Cross-linking System", J. of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 22, 63-69 (2011).

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