Siamak Nejati.

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

207i Othmer Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-3232

Faculty Profile
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  • Postdoctoral Training: Yale University, 2016
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, 2013
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering-Biotechnology, Sharif University of Technology, 2007
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2004

Research Interests
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Challenges at Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus
  • Membrane-based separation processes
  • Vacuum processing and deposition
  • Bio-inspired materials
  • Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical systems

Intellectual Neighborhoods
  • Surface science
  • Polymer science
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Transport phenomena
Selected Publications
  • Syed Ibrahim, G.; Nejati, S. ; and Bavarian, M. “All-polymeric Thin Film Nanocomposite Membranes for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration” ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2021
  • Ems, H.; Tsubaki, A.; Sukup, B.; Nejati, S.; Alexander, D.; Zuhlke, C. and Gogos. G. “Drag Reduction in Minichannel Laminar Flow Past Superhydrophobic Surfaces”, Physics of Fluids, 2021
  • Firouzjaei, M. D.; Zolghadr, E.; Ahmadalipour, S.; Taghvaei, N.; Akbari Afkhami, F.; Nejati, S.; and Elliott, M. A. “Chemistry, abundance, detection and treatment of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances in water”, Environmental Chemistry Letters, 2021
  • Mokarizadeh, H; Moayedfard, S.; Salehi Maleh, M.; Syed Ibrahim, G. P.; Nejati, S.; Rabbani Esfahania, M. “The Role of Support Layer Properties on the Fabrication and Performance of Thin-film Composite Membranes: the Significance of Selective layer – Support Layer Connectivity” Separation and Purification Technology, 2021
  • Shuldes, B.; Bavarian, B. and Nejati, S. “Multiphysics Modeling and Analysis of a Solar Desalination Process Based on Vacuum Membrane Distillation” Membranes, 2021 11 (6), 386
  • Syed Ibrahim, G. P.; Isloor, M. A.; Bavarian, M. and Nejati, S. “ Integration of Zwitterionic Polymer Nanoparticles in Interfacial Polymerization for Ion Separation” ACS Applied Polymer Materials., 2020, 2, 4, 1508-1517
  • Syed Ibrahim, G. P.; Ghal, M.; Isloor, M. A.; Bavarian, M. and Nejati, S. “ Poly (Homopiperazine–Amide) Thin-Film Composite Membrane for Nanofiltration of Heavy Metal Ions” ACS Omega. 2020, 5, 44, 28749–28759
  • Firouzjaei D. M.; Afkhami, A. F.; Esfahani, R. M.; Turner C. H. and Nejati S. “Experimental and Molecular Dynamics Study of Dye Removal from Water by a Graphene oxide-copper-Organic Framework Nanocomposite” Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2020, 34, 101180.
  • Mohammadi Ghaleni, M.; Kavinai, S.; Rajwade, K.; Bavarian, M.; Perreault, F. and Nejati, S. “All dry bottom-up assembly of omniphobic interfaces” Advanced Materials Interfaces 2020
  • Abarghani, A.; Ostadhassan, M.; Hackley, C. P.; Pomerantez, E. A. and Nejati, S. “A chemo-mechanical snapshot of in-situ conversion of kerogen to petroleum” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2020, 15, 273, 37-50.
  • Mohammadi Ghaleni, M.; Tavakoli, E.; Bavarian, M.; and Nejati S. “ Fabricating Janus membranes via physicochemical selective chemical vapor deposition” AIChE Journal
  • Mohammadi Ghaleni, M.; Al Balushi, A.; Bavarian, M.; and Nejati S. “ Omniphobic Hollow Fiber Membranes for Water Recovery and Desalination” ACS Applied Polymer Materials. 2020, 2, 8, 3034–3038
  • Tavakoli, E. , Kakekhani, A.; Kaviani, S.; Tan,P.; Mohammadi Ghaleni, M.; Asle Zaeem, M.; Rappe, M. A., and Nejati, S. “In Situ Bottom-up Synthesis of Porphyrin-Based Covalent Organic Frameworks” Journal of American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 50, 19560-19564
  • Kaufman, G.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Rokhlenko, S.; Nejati, S.; Boltyanskiy, R.; Choo, Y.; Loewnberg, M. and Osuji, C. O. “Highly stiff yet elastic microcapsules incorporating cellulose nanofibrils” Soft Matter 2017, 13, 2733-2737.
  • Ojha, K.; Debnath, T; Maity, P.; Makkar, M.; Nejati. S.; Ramanujachary, K. V.; Chowdhury, P. K.; Gosh, H. N.; and Ganguli, A. K. “Exciton Separation in CdS Supraparticles upon Conjugation with Graphene Sheets” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017, 121(12), 6581-6588.
  • Kaviani, S.; Mohammadi Ghaleni, M.; Tavakoli, E. and Nejati, S. “Electroactive and Conformal Coatings of Oxidative Chemical Vapor Deposition Polymers for Oxygen Electroreduction” ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2019, 1, 3, 552-560
  • Mohammadi Ghaleni, M.; Bavarian, M.; and Nejati S. “Model-Guided Design of a High-Performance Membrane Distillation Modules for Water Desalination” Journal of Membrane Science 2018, 530, 158-165.
  • Kaviani, S.3; Kolahchyan, S.; Hickenbottom K. L.; Lopez, A. M.; and Nejati, S. “Encapsulated Ionic Liquids with Enhanced Capacity for Carbon Dioxide Capture” Chemical Engineering Journal 2018, 35, 753-757.
  • Mohammadi Ghaleni, M.; Al Balushi, A.M.; Tavakoli, E; Bavarian, M. and Nejati, S. “Fabrication of Janus Membranes for Desalination of Oil-contaminated Saline Water” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2018, 10(51) 44871-44879.
  • Mohammadi Ghaleni, M.; Albalushi, A.; Bavarian, M.; and Nejati, S. “Modeling and Design of a Solar-Driven High-Performance Direct Contact Membrane Distillation System” Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering, 2018, 44, 1921-1926.
  • Shaulsky, E; Nejati, S.; Boo, C.; Perreault, F.; Osuji, C. O., and Elimelech, M.“Post-Fabrication Modification of Electrospun Nanofiber Mats with Polymer Coating for Membrane Distillation Application.” Journal of Membrane Science 530, 2017, 158-165