Hosseinpour, Saman (Ph.D.)

Hosseinpour, Saman (Ph.D.)


I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in material science and engineering with the focus on surface and corrosion science. In 2006, I was appointed as a lecturer and faculty member of the Department of Material Science at Azad University. In 2009 I moved to Christofer Leygraf’s labs at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, to do my PhD which was followed by a postdoc period in Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Germany. In 2016 I received the prestigious Morris Cohen Graduate Award for the best doctoral research in the field of corrosion science and electrochemistry. Currently, I hold a group leader position at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute of Particle Technology (LFG), working with non-linear spectroscopy (SHG and SFG). Since 2020, I am an honorary adjunct professor of the department of materials and metallurgical engineering at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM). My research interests are: physical chemistry of macromolecules, surface functionalization, corrosion, surface science, non-linear spectroscopy, and electrochemistry.

Selected Publications:

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Grants and awards:

  •  BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)-MSRT Joint Mobility program, (Germany, 2020).
  •  ETI (Emerging Talents Initiative) grant 2018/2 from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität-Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), (Germany, 2018).
  • Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award, Electrochemical Society, for the best doctoral thesis in the field of Electrochemistry and Corrosion, world-wide, (USA, 2016).
  •  DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, two years grant for collaboration with the University of Zagreb, Croatia on “Self assembled monolayers as corrosion inhibitors in marine environments”, (Germany, 2015).
  • Best Poster Award in Gordon Research Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy, (USA, 2014).
  •  Levipriset from Sveriges Ingenjörer (Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers), (Sweden, 2013).
  • Third Best Poster Award in Materials Day, at KTH, Stockholm, (Sweden, 2011).
  • Third prize in Khwarizmi International Award (KIA), for the project “Honeycomb sealing for jet engines”, (Iran, 2009).
  • ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization), prize for Research & Development Project, for the best project presented in KIA, (Iran, 2009).