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Seyed Reza Ghodsi

PhD Candidate



Building & Room:

1064 ERF


842 W. Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607


Seyed’s expertise is in advanced electron microscopy in liquid environments using graphene nanovessels. He is looking into the thermodynamic state and molecular architecture of polar liquids, mostly water, that are trapped in sub-micron size graphene cells.

Academic Qualifications
B.S. (Chemical Engineering) – 2011 – Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
M.Sc. (Chemical Engineering)-2014-Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, U.S.A

Previous Research Experience
1. Executed electron microscopy and spectroscopy on CoCrMo femoral head implant wear debris
2. Documented protein corona formation on metallic wear debris in simulated body fluid using electron microscopy
3. Performed in-situ molecular structural study of water and ice in graphene  nanovessels using liquid-cell electron microscopy

Activities/Hobbies outside of research

Selected Publications

K. He, A. Nie, Y. Yuan, S. M. Ghodsi, B. Song, E. Firlar, J. Lu, Y-P Lu, T. Shokuhfar, C. M. Megaridis and R. Shahbazian-Yassar, “In situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Explores New Nanoscale Pathway for Direct Gypsum Formation in Aqueous Solution,” ACS Applied Nano Materials 1, 5430-5440, 2018.

S. M. Ghodsi, C. M. Megaridis, R. Shahbazian-Yassar and T. Shokuhfar, “Advances in Graphene-Based Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy: Working Principles, Opportunities, and Challenges,” Small Methods 1900026, 2019.

S. M. Ghodsi, S. Anand, R. Shahbazian-Yassar, T. Shokuhfar and C. M. Megaridis, “In-situ Study of the Molecular Structure of Water and Ice Entrapped in Graphene Nanovessels,” ACS Nano, in press, 2019.