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Meysam Heydari Gharahcheshmeh

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
About Me
I am currently a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and working with Prof. Karen K. Gleason. I am working on nanostructural engineering of conducting and semiconducting polymers fabricated by oxidative chemical vapor deposition (oCVD) and initiated CVD (iCVD) techniques for energy device applications and wearable electronics. During my postdoc, we developed a texture and nanostructure engineering method to enhance the optoelectronic characteristics of conjugated conducting polymers through tuning the oxidant saturation ratio and π-π stacking distance. Before starting my postdoc at MIT, I received my Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Venkat Selvamanickam from the University of Houston in 2017. My Ph.D. studies focused on developing the nanostructural and texture analysis methods for second-generation high-temperature superconductors (2G-HTS) fabricated by roll-to-roll metal organic CVD (MOCVD). The aim was to enhance the magnetic flux pinning mechanism and improving the critical current densities at different operating conditions of magnetic coils.