Bio


With over a decade of research experience, Amir's work is characterized by a dynamic synergy between hands-on experimental investigations and advanced computational analysis. His foundation is primarily in surface and interface chemistry, particle-bubble and particle-reagent interactions, adsorption, and dissolution in the context of critical materials recovery and mineral processing. Amir has extensive experience with characterization techniques, including SEM/EDS, UV-Vis, XRD, XRF, fluorescence spectroscopy, FTIR, and Zetasizer. On the computational front, he is proficient in using DFT codes (QE, VASP, JDFTx) for ab initio computations, LAMMPS for large-scale molecular dynamics, and Python and R for ML and data analysis.
Amir is interested in developing innovative materials and chemicals for applications in separation and purification processes, recovery of critical minerals, energy storage, and waste valorization.

Honors & Awards


  • Henry DeWitt Smith Graduate Award, SME (2020)
  • Lewis E. and Elizabeth W. Young Award, SME (2022)
  • Raja V. and Geetha V. Ramani Graduate Student Award, SME (2023)
  • Charles B. Manula Memorial Scholarship, Penn State (2022, 2023)
  • Fuel Science Award, Penn State (2023)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Penn State, Energy and Mineral Engineering (2024)
  • Ph.D. Minor, Penn State, Computational Materials Science (2024)
  • M.S., West Virginia University, Mineral Processing (2021)
  • M.S., Tarbiat Modares University, Mineral Processing (2016)
  • B.S., Bahonar University, Mineral Engineering (2013)

Stanford Advisors


Research Interests


  • Data Sciences
  • Research Methods

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