Nader Taheri Qazvini

Nader Taheri Qazvini

Postdoctoral Scholar

Contact Information

Office: (773) 702-7063

5640 South Ellis Avenue
Eckhardt Research Laboratory 108
Chicago, IL 60637

Biographical Statement

Nader Taheri Qazvini received his BS and MS degrees and PhD (2006) in Polymer Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran where he worked on the glass transition behavior of glassy polymer networks. Then, he began his career as an Assistant Professor in the College of Science at the University of Tehran with focusing on the dynamics of polymer chains under different one dimensional, two dimensional and random nano-confinements. In 2011, he was awarded a sabbatical leave from University of Tehran to collaborate with the Laboratory of Food and Soft Materials (Mezzenga group) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Zurich (ETHZ) on self-healing soft materials based on electrostatic interactions. He then joined the Fredberg Lab at Harvard University as a Visiting Scientist. During his stay at Harvard from October 2012, working with an interdisciplinary team, he tried to expand the physics of soft glassy materials into the collective motion of cells within well-characterized endothelial and epithelial cell monolayer systems. In Sep. 2014, he moved to Chicago to join Professor Juan de Pablo's and Professor Matthew Tirrell's groups at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago. His current work focuses on functional biohybrid soft materials driven by complex coacervation.


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  1. "Water Expandable Polystyrene Containing Cellulose Nanofibrils: Expansion Behavior and Morphology", N. Nikfarjam, M. Hemmati, Y. Deng, N. Taheri Qazvini*, Chemical Engineering Science, 156, 56-63 (2016). [PDF]
  2. " A promising approach to low electrical percolation threshold in PMMA nanocomposites by using MWCNT-PEO predispersions”, S. M. Mir, S.H. Jafari, H.A. Khonakdar, B. Krause, P. Pötschke, N. Taheri Qazvini*, Materials & Design, 111, 253-262 (2016). [PDF]
  3. "Gelatin–graphene nanocomposites with ultralow electrical percolation threshold”, H. Nassira, A. Sánchez‐Ferrer, J. Adamcik, S. Handschin, H. Mahdavi, N. Taheri Qazvini*, R. Mezzenga, Advanced Materials , 28, 6914–6920 (2016). [PDF]
  4. " Self-organization of hydrophobic-capped triblock copolymers with a polyelectrolyte midblock: a coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation study”, M. Ghelichi, N. Taheri Qazvini, Soft Matter , 12, 4611-4620 (2016). [PDF]
  5. "Unjamming and cell shape in the asthmatic airway epithelium," J. Park, J.H. Kim, D. Bi, J. Mitchel, N. Taheri Qazvini, K. Tantisira, C. Y. Park, M. McGill, S. Kim, B. Gweon, J. Notbohm, R.Steward, Jr., S. Burger, S.H. Randell, A. T. Kho, D. T. Tambe, C. Hardin, S. A. Shore, E. Israel, David A. Weitz, D. J. Tschumperlin, E. P. Henske, S.T. Weiss, M. Lisa Manning, J. P. Butler, J. M. Drazen, J. J. Fredberg, Nature Materials, in press, (2015). [PDF]
  6. "Water expandable polystyrene using crosslinked starch nanoparticle as water stabilizing agent," N. Nikfarjam, M. Sabzi, Y. Deng, N. Taheri Qazvini*, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 54, 6627-6633 (2015). [PDF]
  7. "The Effect of Silver Nanoparticle on the Properties of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Nanocomposite Network Made by In situ Photoiniferter-mediated Photopolymerization," P. Makvandi, N. Nikfarjam, N. Sharifi Sanjani, N. Taheri Qazvini*, Bul. Mat. Sci., in press, (2015). [PDF]
  8. "Surfactant Free Pickering Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene in w/o/w System Using Cellulose Nanofibrils," N. Nikfarjam, N. Taheri Qazvini*, Y. Deng, Eur. Polym. J., 64, 179-188 (2015). [PDF]
  9. "Ionic conductivity in gelatin-based solid electrolytes: The non-trivial role of nanoclay," A. Ghadami, N. Taheri Qazvini, N. Nikfarjam, J. Mat. Sci. Technol., in press, (2014). [PDF]
  10. "Glass-like dynamics in the cell and in cellular collectives," M. Sadati, A. Nourhani, J. J. Fredberg, N. Taheri Qazvini, WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine, 6, 137-149 (2014). [PDF]
  11. "Interpenetrating polymer networks (IPN) based on gelatin/poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate/clay nanocomposites: structure-properties relationship," S. Pour-Esmaeil, N. Taheri Qazvini*, H. Mahdavi, Mat. Chem. Phys., 143, 1396-1403 (2014). [PDF]
  12. "Crosslinked Starch Nanoparticles Stabilized Pickering Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene in w/o/w System,"N. Nikfarjam, N. Taheri Qazvini*, Y. Deng, Colloid Polym. Sci., 292, 599-612 (2014). [PDF]
  13. "Stabilizing lithium-sulfur batteries by a composite polymer electrolyte containing mesoporous silica particles," K. Jeddi, K. Sarikhani, N. Taheri Qazvini, P. Chen, J. Power Sources, 245, 656-662 (2014). [PDF]
  14. "Fish gelatin/Laponite biohybrid elastic coacervates: A complexation kinetics-structure relationship study," F. Karimi, N. Taheri Qazvini*, R. Namivandi-Zanganeh, Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 61, 102-113 (2013). [PDF]
  15. "Collective migration and cell jamming," M. Sadati, N. Taheri Qazvini, R. Krishnan, C.Y. Park, J. J. Fredberg, Differentiation, 86, 121-125 (2013). [PDF]
  16. "Nanoconfined segmental dynamics in miscible polymer blend nanocomposites: The influence of geometry of nanoparticles," E.Chehrazi, N. Taheri Qazvini*, Iranian Polym. J. (Springer), 22, 613-622 (2013). [PDF]
  17. "Conformational, thermal, and ionic conductivity behavior of PEO in PEO/PMMA miscible blend: Investigating the effect of lithium salt," M. Ghelichi, N. Taheri Qazvini*, S. H. Jafari, H. A. Khonakdar, Y. Farajollahi, C. Scheffler, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 129, 1868-1874 (2013). [PDF]
  18. "Thermorheological Complexity of a Dynamically Asymmetric Miscible Blend: The Improving Role of Na+-MMT Nanoclay," M. Ghelichi, N. Taheri Qazvini*, S. H. Jafari, H. A. Khonakdar, J Macromol. Res., 21, 362-369 (2013). [PDF]
  19. "Correlation Between Segmental Dynamics, Glass Transition, and Lithium Ion Conduction in Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)/Ionic Liquid Mixture," K. Jeddi, N. Taheri Qazvini, D. Cangialosi, P. Chen, J. Macromol. Sci.: Physics, 52, 590-603 (2013). [PDF]
  20. "Self-Healing Gelatin/Sodium Montmorillonite Bio-hybrid Coacervates: Structural and Rheological Characterization," N. Taheri Qazvini*, S. Bolisetty, J. Adamcik, R. Mezzenga, Biomacromolecules, 13, 2136-2147 (2012). [PDF]