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.
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
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
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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.
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.