Assistant Professor Mohammad Arjmand is the recipient of the 2022 Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Innovation Award.
The School of Engineering’s Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Advanced Materials and Polymer Engineering, Mohammad Arjmand, has been recognized as one of Canada’s up-and-coming researchers in the field of chemical engineering. At the 2022 Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, he will be presented with the organization’s Innovation Award. The award recognizes an individual under the age of 40 for a distinguished contribution to the field of chemical engineering.
Dr. Arjmand leads the Nanomaterials and Polymer Nanocomposites Laboratory at UBC Okanagan, and leads the Plastic Recycling Research Cluster (PRRC). His core research investigates is on synthesis and engineering of multifunctional nanomaterials (carbon nanotube, graphene, graphene quantum dots, metal-organic framework, and MXene) and the development of their polymer nanocomposites (molded, 3D printed, electrospun, hydrogel, aerogel, etc.) with enhanced physical properties, i.e., electrical, magnetic, electromagnetic shielding, sensing, wastewater treatment, mechanical, thermal, and corrosion resistance.
During his academic career, Dr. Arjmand has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions, including the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator Award (2022), Polymer Processing Society Early Career Award (2021), and the School of Engineering’s Faculty Emerging Academic Award (2021-2022) and Faculty Research Excellence Award (2020-2021).
Among his findings to date, Dr. Arjmand’s polymer electromagnetic shields have led to novel high-performance materials that are lighter and cheaper than existing commercial metallic shields. These electromagnetic shields are currently being used in various industries (such as aerospace, automotive and defense) to protect electrical devices against electromagnetic interference.
The diverse and interdisciplinary nature of Dr. Arjmand’s research has resulted in collaborations with a variety of researchers from different disciplines, such as polymer, chemical, mechanical, materials, electrical and chemistry, and different countries like Canada, United States, Germany, India, Brazil and Iran.
To learn more about Dr. Arjmand’s research visit https://npnl.ok.ubc.ca/