Siamak Nejati

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City Campus (Lincoln)
207i OTHM
(402) 472-3232
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Assistant 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

Courses Taught

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, nanostructures and nanoporous 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

Ben-Sasson, M.; Lu, X.; Nejati, S.; Jaramillo, H. and Elimelech , M. “ In situ Surface Functionalization of Reverse Osmosis Membranes with Biocidal Copper Nanoparticles” Desalination 2016

Feng, X.; Nejati, S.; Tousley, M. E.; Cowan, M. G.; Wiesenauer, B. R.; Noble, R. D., Elimelech, M.; Gin, D. L. and Osuji, C. O. “Thin Polymer Films with Continuous Vertically Aligned 1-nm Pores: Towards Ideal Nanoporous Membranes” ACS Nano 2016, 10(1), 150-158.

Perreault, F.; de Faria, A. F.; Nejati, S. and Elimelech, M. “Antimicrobial Properties of Graphene Oxide Nanosheets: Why Size Matters” ACS Nano 2015 9 (7), 7226–7236.

Spurgeon, S. R.; Balachandran, P. V.; Kepaptsoglou, D. M.; Damodaran, A. D.; Karthik, A.; Nejati, S.; Jones, L.; Ambaye, H.; Lauter, V.; Ramasse, M. Q.; Lau, K. K. S.; Martin, L. W.; Rondinelli, J. M. and Taheri, M. L.  “Polarization Screening-Induced Magnetic Phase Gradients at Complex Oxide Interfaces” Nature Communications 2015 6 (6735)

Nejati, S.; Boo, C.; Osuji, C. O. and Elimelech, M. “Engineering Flat Sheet Microporous PVDF film for Membrane Distillation” Journal of Membrane Science 2015 492, 353-363.

Doubek, G.; Sekol R. C.; Li, J.; Ryu, W.; Gittleson, F.; Nejati, S.; Carmo, M.; Linardi, Bordeenithikasem, P.; Kinser, E.; Liu, Y.; Mukherjee, S.; Osuji, C. O.; Schroers, J. and Taylor A. D. “Guided Evolution of Bulk Metallic Glass Nanostructures: A Platform for Designing Three-Dimensional Electrocatalytic Surfaces” Advanced Materials 2015, 28(10), 1940-1949. (Inside cover page)

Kaufman; G.; Nejati, S.; Boltyanskiy, R.; Dufresne, E. and Osuji, C. O. “Soft Microcapsules with Highly Plastic Shells Formed by Interfacial Polyelectrolyte-Nanoparticle Complexation” Soft Matter 2015 (Front cover page)

Nejati, S.; Minford, T.; Smolin, Y. Y. and Lau, K. K. S. “Enhanced Charge Storage of Ultrathin Polythiophene Films within Porous Nanostructures” ACS Nano 2014 8 (6), 5413–5422.

Xiaokai, L.; Jing-Shun, H.; Nejati, S.; Guard, L. G.; Osuji, O. C.; Hazari, N. and Taylor, A. D. “Role of HF in Oxygen Removal from Carbon Nanotubes: Implications for High Performance Carbon Electronics” Nano letters 2014 14 (11), 6179-6184.

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