School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Shayan Seyedin

Lecturer in Digital Materials Manufacturing

Background

BACKGROUND

Dr Shayan Seyedin is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Digital Materials Manufacturing at Newcastle University (UK). He previously worked at the Molecular Sciences Research Hub, Imperial College London (UK) as a Research Associate and at the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Deakin University (Australia) as a Research Fellow, an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and an Associate Research Fellow soon after he received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Wollongong (Australia) in 2014. He also worked at the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, Drexel University (USA) as an Endeavour Research Fellow. His multidisciplinary research is focused on processing state-of-the-art functional materials using advanced manufacturing techniques to create next-generation macroscopic structures and devices for practical applications such as energy storage and sensing. He has successfully processed a wide range of functional materials (e.g. graphene, 2D materials, carbon nanotubes, and conducting polymers) into conducting and stretchable fibres and knitted those fibres into textiles that could be worn to track movements of human body. He has pioneered the development of practical strategies for processing of a novel family of 2D materials known as MXenes (e.g. Ti3C2) into advanced multi-functional structures and devices for flexible and wearable energy storage and sensing devices. So far, he has published 39 peer-reviewed papers (22 as first author and 8 as corresponding author) in high-ranking journals such as Advanced Materials (IF=25.8) along with a number of book chapters. He also has 1 international (WIPO) patent and 4 standards. His work has received over 1700 citations (h-index=22) and has been featured as 9 journal cover pages and in 5 radio interviews, 1 promotional video, and more than 50 news outlets and blogs. He has attracted and delivered a wide range of competitive research fellowships and grants from various sources. These include Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (~£105k) from Deakin University (Australia), Endeavour Research Fellowship (£13k) from the Australian Government, 5 research grants (~£41k), 1 industry grant (~£20k), 9 travel grants (~£8k), and 2 synchrotron beamtimes (~£35k). Visit the following sites for up-to-date research activities:

 

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=t9EXBssAAAAJ

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shayan_Seyedin

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7322-0387

Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57210888457

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/1180924/shayan-seyedin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/intim8m8

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/shayanseyedin

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry – Focused on Advanced Materials Processing (Jul 2010 – Dec 2014)
    Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI), University of Wollongong, Australia

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

  • Research Associate (Oct 2019 – June 2020)
    Molecular Sciences Research Hub (MSRH), Imperial College London, UK

 

  • Research Fellow (Jan 2018 – Oct 2019)
  • Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Jan 2017 – Dec 2018)
  • Associate Research Fellow (May 2014 – Dec 2016)
    Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Deakin University, Australia

 

  • Endeavour Research Fellow (May 2018 – Nov 2018)
    A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute (DNI), Drexel University, USA

 

  • Visiting Research Fellow (May 2014 – Dec 2014)
  • Research Assistant (Jan 2014 – Apr 2014)
    Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI), University of Wollongong, Australia

Research

RESEARCH FOCUS

Dr Seyedin’s research aims to connect the science of novel digital materials with advanced manufacturing processes to create next-generation macroscopic structures and devices for practical applications such as wearable electronics. His research has three key themes:

 

  • Manufacturing digital materials across scale
  • Integrating function through digital manufacturing
  • Enabling human interconnectivity through digital data

 

One of his key research goals is to achieve electronic devices that are flexible and wearable through digital materials manufacturing. These include flexible energy storage and sensing devices.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Synthesis and processing of electronic materials including 2D materials (e.g. graphene and Ti3C2 MXene)
  • Energy storage and conversion including batteries, supercapacitors, triboelectric nanogenerators, and solar cells
  • Wearable electronics and e-textiles
  • Advanced fibre fabrication processes
  • Structure-property relationships of materials

 

RESEARCH FUNDING

2019          Small/Wide Angle X-ray Scattering Beamtime, Australian Synchrotron, A$32.8k (~£17.4k).

2019          IFM Circular Economy Grant, Institute for Frontier Materials, A$8k (~£4.3k).

2019          Travel Award, Institute for Frontier Materials, A$3.7k (~£2k).

2018          IFM Impact Grant, Institute for Frontier Materials, A$18.5k (~£10k).

2018          Small/Wide Angle X-ray Scattering Beamtime, Australian Synchrotron, A$32.8k (~£17.4k).

2018          Research Excellence Grants Scheme, Deakin University, A$13.5k (~£7.2k).

2018          Postdoc Grant, Materials Research Society Foundation, A$450 (~£240).

2018          Endeavour Research Fellowship, Australian Government Department of Education and Training, A$24.5k (~£13k).

2018          Travel Bursary, Australian Nanotechnology Network, A$1k (~£525).

2017-2018  Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University, A$195k (~£104k).

2017          Industry Grant, Imagine Intelligent Materials, A$37k (~£19.6k).

2017          Central Research Grants Scheme, Deakin University, A$8k (~£4.3k).

2017          Travel Award, CASS Foundation, A$4k (~£2.1k).

2017          Postdoc Grant, Materials Research Society Foundation, A$450 (~£240).

2016          IFM Impact Grant, Institute for Frontier Materials, A$19k (~£10.3k).

2016          Travel Award, The Ian Potter Foundation, A$2.8k (~£1.5k).

2016          Travel Bursary, Australian Nanotechnology Network, 2016, A$700 (~£370).

2013          Travel Award, Australian Nanotechnology Network, A$350 (~£185).

2013          Travel Award, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, A$600 (~£320).

 

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2018          Nominated for Best Poster Presentation, 2018 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, USA.

2016          Young Scientist Medal, International Association of Advanced Materials, Sweden.

2015          Poster Award, 10th International Electromaterials Science Symposium, University of Wollongong, Australia, 2015.

2010-2014  University Postgraduate Award (UPA), University of Wollongong, Australia.

2010-2014  International Postgraduate Tuition Award (IPTA), University of Wollongong, Australia.

2008          Research Project Award, Guilan Province Governer, Iran.

2008          Recognised as a National Elite, Iran’s National Foundation of Elites, Iran.

2008          Ranked 1st among All MSc Students Admitted in the Programme in Academic Year, University of Guilan, Iran.

2007          The Young Superior Researcher Award, Guilan Province Governer, Iran. 

2007          Award for Significant Achievement in Academic Research, University of Guilan, Iran.

2005          Award of Exemption from the National M.Sc. Exam, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran, Iran.

2005          Ranked 1st among All BSc Students Admitted in the Programme in Academic Year, University of Guilan, Iran.

 

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Can Your Clothes Charge Your Mobile Phone?, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, 12 Nov 2019. Invited lecture
  2. Wearable MXene Energy Storing Fibres and Yarns, NanoteC19, ICB-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain, 27-30 Aug 2019. Invited talk
  3. MXene-based Fibres for Wearable Applications, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, 09 Aug 2019. Invited talk
  4. MXene for Wearable Energy Storage, 4th International Conference On 2D Materials and Technologies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 10-13 Dec 2018. Invited talk
  5. MXene Enables Wearable Energy Storage, 2018 MRS Fall Meetings & Exhibit, Boston, USA, 25-30 Nov 2018. Nominated for best poster presentation
  6. Can Your Clothes Charge Your Mobile Phone?, University of the Third Age, Geelong, Australia, 27 Apr 2018. Invited lecture
  7. Nanomaterials to Functional Textiles, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, 6 Dec 2017. Invited talk
  8. Energy Storing MXene Hybrid Fibres with High Volumetric Capacitance, 2017 MRS Fall Meetings & Exhibit, Boston, USA, 26 Nov – 01 Dec 2017.
  9. Wearable Knitted Strain Sensor Textiles for Wireless Body Movement Monitoring, 2017 MRS Fall Meetings & Exhibit, Boston, USA, 26 Nov – 01 Dec 2017.
  10. MXene Oxidation in Aqueous Media Overcome by Solvent Processing, 2017 MRS Fall Meetings & Exhibit, Boston, USA, 26 Nov – 01 Dec 2017.
  11. Knitted Textiles of Dry-jet Wet-spun Graphene Oxide Fibres, European Advanced Materials Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 23-25 Aug 2016. Young Scientist Medal
  12. Knittable Graphene Oxide Fibres Produced by Dry-jet Wet-spinning, 5th International Symposium on Graphene Devices, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 11-14 July, 2016.
  13. Highly Stretchable, Conductive, and Elastomeric Fibres for Strain Sensor Textiles, 13th Asian Textile Conference, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 3-6 Nov 2015.
  14. Knitted Strain Sensor Textiles of Highly Stretchable Conductive Fibres, 10th Annual International Electromaterials Science Symposium, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, 11-13 Feb 2015. Poster award
  15. Advances in Biocompatible Conducting Elastomeric Composite Fibres, 4th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Nanobionics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 14-15 Nov 2013.

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

 


Teaching

Dr Seyedin is teaching 2 modules as Lecturer at Newcastle University in academic year 2020-2021:

 

  • CME1023 – Transfer Processes
  • CME3040 – Chemical Engineering Laboratory II

 

He has previously taught 7 modules as Lecturer or Tutor in three different institutions. These include:

 

As Lecturer

  • Introductory Mathematics (First year undergraduate)

 

As Tutor

  • Engineering Materials (First year undergraduate)
  • Polymeric Materials (Third year undergraduate)
  • Engineering Design and Innovation (Third year undergraduate)
  • Introductory Chemistry for Engineers (Third year undergraduate)
  • Advanced Mathematics (Postgraduate)
  • Physical Chemistry (Second year undergraduate)

Publications