The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Zahra  Mohammadi
Zahra Mohammadi Postdoctoral Fellow Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: zahra.mohammadi@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-471-2907 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
Polymer design, ligand grafting and conjugation reactions

Particle engineering and colloidal stability

Particle interactions/adsorption/transport phenomena

Bulk and water-in-oil microemulsion polymerization

Enhanced oil recovery through wettability alteration

Designing and synthesizing novel nanoparticles as scale inhibitors

Application of magnetic nanoparticles in reservoir characterization

Designing and optimizing biomimetic functional polymers as metal chelators.
Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, June 2002

M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, July 2008

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, April 2011
Professional History
Research Scientist - Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (March 2011-June-2011)

Process Engineer, Process Engineering Development, 2004-2005, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry

Intern — Iranian offshore Oil Company, 2003—Tehran Oil Refinery
Patents
Mohammadi, Z., Berkland, C., "Polyamine-Dihydroxybenzoic Acid Conjugate Hydrogels as Iron Chelators," USA.
Journal Publications
Mohammadi, Z., Cole, A., Berkland, C., "In-situ Synthesis of Iron Oxide within Polyvinylamine Nanoparticle Reactor," Journal of Physics and Chemistry C, 2009, 113 (18), pp 7652–7658.

Mohammadi, Z., Wang, X., Berkland, C., "Magnetic polyvinylamine nanoparticles by In-situ Precipitation Reaction," Journal of Polymer Science A, 2010, Vol. 48, 991–996.

Mohammadi, Z., Gloub, A., Xie, S., Berkland, C., “Siderophore-mimetic Hydrogel for Iron Chelation Therapy,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2011, Vol. 121 (3), 1384-1392.

Mohammadi, Z., Xie, S., Peltier,E., Berkland, C., "Enhancing the Selectivity of an Iron Binding Hydrogel," European Polymer Journal, 2011, Vol. 47 (7), 1485-1488.
Other Publications
Gehrke, S., Mohammadi, Z., Berkland, C., et al., "Improving the mechanical performance of hydrogels by controlling the Nanostructure," 2009 AICHE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Gehrke, S., Mohammadi, Z., et al., "Poly(N-Vinyl Formamide) Hydrogels As An Alternative to Polyacrylamide", 2011 AICHE Annual Meeting, submitted.
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