Siamak Nejati

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City Campus (Lincoln)
(402) 472-3232
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Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D.Chemical Engineering
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering-Biotechnology
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Challenges at Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus
  • Membrane-based separation processes
  • Vacuum processing and deposition
  • Bio-inspired materials
  • Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical systems

Intellectual Neighborhoods

  • Surface science
  • Polymer science
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Transport phenomena

About Siamak Nejati

Dr. Siamak Nejati joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2016. He completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in 2004, and in 2007 he completed a M.S. degree there in Biotechnology. He received his Ph.D. in 2013 from Drexel University in Chemical Engineering. In 2013, he moved to Yale University as a postdoctoral research associate  in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Nejati’s research interest centers on polymeric materials and thin films. He strives to develop economically viable and advanced methods for addressing the current challenges to water and energy supplies and security.

Selected Publications

One-step Synthesis of Porphyrin-based Cationic Covalent Organic Frameworks. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2022,

Drag Reduction in Minichannel Laminar Flow Past Superhydrophobic Surfaces. Physics of Fluids 2021, 33, 123608

All dry Bottom-up Assembly of Omniphobic Interfaces. Advanced Materials Interfaces 2020

In Situ Bottom-up Synthesis of Porphyrin-Based Covalent Organic Frameworks.  Journal of American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 50, 19560-19564

Model-Guided Design of a High-Performance Membrane Distillation Modules for Water Desalination” Journal of Membrane Science 2018, 563, 794-803.

Post-Fabrication Modification of Electrospun Nanofiber Mats with Polymer Coating for Membrane Distillation Application. Journal of Membrane Science  2017, 530, 158-165.

Thin Polymer Films with Continuous Vertically Aligned 1-nm Pores: Towards Ideal Nanoporous Membranes. ACS Nano 2016, 10(1), 150-158.

Antimicrobial Properties of Graphene Oxide Nanosheets: Why Size Matters. ACS Nano 2015 9 (7), 7226–7236.

Enhanced Charge Storage of Ultrathin Polythiophene Films within Porous Nanostructures. ACS Nano 2014 8 (6), 5413–5422.

Grafted Poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) Anti-fouling Surfaces using Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD). Macromolecules 2013  45 (17), 6915–6922. 24. 53 (13), 5234-5247.

Pore Filling of Nanostructured Electrodes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition” Nano letters 2011 11 (2), 419–423. (