Positions

Education

  • Ph.D. 2010-2015

    Materials Science & Nanotechnology

    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

  • B.Sc. 2007-2010

    Organic chemistry

    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

  • B.Eng. 2000-2004

    Textile Chemistry and Fibre Science

    Arak University, Iran

Laboratory &

Technical Skills

  • Oragnic Synthesis

    Air & moisture Sensitive Reactions

    Organometallic Reactions

    Lithium-Halogen Exchange

    Cross-coupling Reactions

    Photochemical Syntehesis

    Pilot-scale Synthesis

  • Nanoparticles Synthesis

    AuNPs

    AuNRs

    SiO2NPs

    SiO2-Au Core-Shell NPs

    UCNPs

  • Air-free Techniques

    Schlenk Line

    Glove Box

    Degassing

    Cannula

  • Purification Techniques

    Column Chromatography

    Crystallization

    Vacuum Distillation

    Extraction

    TLC

    Titration

Instrumentation Skills

(operation & data analysis)

  • Spectroscopy

    FTIR

    1H NMR (1D & 2D)

    13C NMR

    Fluorescence

    Uv-vis

  • Chromatography & Spectrometry

    HPLC

    GPC

    LC-MS

    GC-MS

    ICP-MS

  • Surface & Thermal Analsysis

    TEM

    SEM

    SEM-EDX

    DSC

    DMA

    TGA

    PSA

    XRD

    DLS

Honors, Awards and Grants

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A ‘Plug and Play’ Method to Create Water-dispersible Nanoassemblies Containing an Amphiphilic Polymer, Organic Dyes and Upconverting Nanoparticles

Amir Asadirad, ‡Arafeh, K. M.;‡ Li, J. W.;‡ Wilson. D.;‡ Wu, T.;‡ Branda, N. R.
Journal Paper J. Vis. Exp. 2015, e52869 (‡Authors contributed equally)
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Two Colors of Light are Needed to Break Bonds and Release Small Molecules from the Surface of SiO2-Au Core-Shell Nanoparticles

Amir Asadirad, Branda, N. R.
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Controlling a Polymer Adhesive Using Light and a Molecular Switch

Amir Asadirad, Boutault, S.; Erno, Z.; Branda, N. R.
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Photothermal Release of Singlet Oxygen from Gold Nanoparticles

Amir Asadirad,Erno, Z.; Branda, N. R.
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Using Light and A Molecular Switch to 'Lock' and 'Unlock' the Diels-Alder Reaction

Amir Asadirad,‡ Lemieux, V.; Branda, N. R.
Journal PaperOrg. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 2787(‡Authors contributed equally)
  • 2016

    PerkinElmer - Nanolytica Educational Symposium, Burnaby, Canada – 2016

  • 2015

    98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC), Ottawa, Canada – 2015

    PerkinElmer - Nanolytica Educational Symposium, Burnaby, Canada – 2015

  • 2014

    98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC), Ottawa, Canada – 2015

    PerkinElmer - Nanolytica Educational Symposium, Burnaby, Canada – 2015

  • 2013

    International Symposium on Photochromism (ISOP), Berlin, Germany – 2013

    PerkinElmer - Nanolytica Educational Symposium, Burnaby, Canada – 2013

    Simon Fraser University Oral Presentation Competition, Burnaby, Canada – 2013

  • 2012

    95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC), Calgary, Canada – 2012

  • 2011

    Banff Symposium of Organic Chemistry, Calgary, Canada – 2011

    Simon Fraser University Poster Presentation Competition, 2011, Burnaby, Canada – 2011