Masoud Mahjouri-Samani
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences  
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Office: 865-241-0731
Cell: 402-802-2179 

KeywordsLow-Dimensional Materials Synthesis - Laser Materials Interactions - In situ Optical Characterizations - 2D Materials and Devices.

In the multidisciplinary field of nanomaterials science and engineering, the primary aims of discovering novel nanomaterials, understanding growth mechanisms, identifying properties, and exploring functionalities are broad research thrusts that enable fundamental insights and innovations in future electronics, photonics, energy technologies, and biomedical sciences. My current and prospective research interest is focused on innovating new materials and developing the fundamental sciences needed to translate the extraordinary properties of low-dimensional materials and their hybrid structures into real-world applications.

As a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), my research emphasis focused on developing synthesis, processing, and in-situ spectroscopy methods to induce and understand chemical and physical transformations for controlled synthesis of nanomaterials with enhanced properties. 

Prior to joining the Center, my graduate studies in the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln involved laser-controlled synthesis and manipulation of carbon nanostructures, including graphene and carbon nanotubes. Emphasis was placed on addressing the common challenges in the field, which include controlling the growth location, wall number and chirality, integration within devices, structural modification, and exploring their functionalities. 

Research Interests

  •  Synthesis and processing of advanced functional materials including 2D materials and heterostructures. 
  • In-situ optical imaging and spectroscopy techniques for studying the fundamental growth mechanisms and properties of low-dimensional materials and hybrid structures.
  • Multiscale functionalities of nanomaterials and architectures for nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, photonics, and sensing applications.
  • Spatiotemporal- and energy-resolved laser-based processing of nanomaterials and devices.
  • Advanced laser-based techniques for additive nanomanufacturing, surface texturing, micro/nanoscale patterning, and direct writing.