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Masoomeh Bazzar

Research Fellow Digital Manufacturing for the Development of New Medicines, Faculty of Engineering

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Dr. Masoomeh Bazzar (Masi) is research fellow in Polymer Chemistry in the faculty of engineering since January 2021. Masi graduated in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Mazandaran (Iran) in 2014 having spent the last year of Ph.D. as a visiting researcher at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her Ph.D. thesis involved synthesis and characterization of novel fluorescent aromatic thermally stable polymer nanocomposites and the cure reaction of fluorescent epoxy resin nanocomposites. Her research focused mainly on the synthesis, characterization of functionalized aromatic diamines as the monomers for polycondensation of polyimides and polyamides, and functionalization of metal oxide and carbide and nitrite nanoparticles following preparing the polymer nanocomposites. In parallel, she synthesized the novel fluorescent aromatic phenols and amines as the curing agent of epoxy resin nanocomposites. Then her Ph.D. thesis was complemented with Afton company (USA) funded project about Pyrene labeling of polyolefines as the lubricant for oil additive industry at the University of Waterloo Canada. From October 2014 to September 2016, Masi was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Bilkent University (Turkey). During this period, she worked on multidisciplinary projects including synthesis, functionalization, and encapsulation of new near-infrared conjugated polymer and oligomer nanoparticles for OLED and Bioimaging applications. Masi had spent a few months at Melville Laboratory of the University of Cambridge (UK) as the visiting researcher. In October 2016 Masi started her second career at the Polymeric Materials research group of the University of Bologna (Italy). Her projects were about new nanomaterials based on electrospinning for advanced applications in biomedical engineering, food science, and lithium batteries. During this career, Masi has also gained experience in both academic and industrial projects in collaboration with the National Institute of Rehabilitation (Mexico), Engineering College of Gipuzkos (Spain), Pepsico (UK), Plastica Marconi (Italy) and Solvey (Italy). From June 2018 to May 2019, Masi was a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Hull (UK) and she was responsible for training and setting up the electrospinning rig for the faculty of science and engineering. Masi had several collaborations with the University of Novosibirsk (Russia) about the preparation of electro spun fibers for skin regeneration application and sensing platforms based on octahedral clusters, then she moved to the University of East Anglia as a senior research associate at microplastic group where she was responsible for synthesis and processing of a series of fluorescent-labeled micro plastic fibers and particles. Masi obtained several secure supports, awards, and funds during her Ph.D. and careers for her presentations, publications, and projects from TUBITAK (Turkey), PepsiCo (UK), British Council (UK), Ministry of Science Research and Technology (Iran), University of Mazandaran (Iran), Nanotechnology Initiative Council (Iran).

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