Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Georgia
Graduate Research Assistant at Nanostructured Materials Lab, UGA

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101 Riverbend Rd., Athens, GA 30602
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I have worked on the integrative research projects for the development of fast, simple, and scalable fiber spinning techniques to fabricate biocompatible micro- and nanofibers for tissue engineering 3D scaffolds and wearable sensors. I am also experienced in the field of enhancement of semiconducting properties of carbon nanotubes through electrochemical ornamentation to increase Ion/Ioff ratio in the field-effect transistors. My interdisciplinary projects involve polymer science, materials science, chemical engineering, cell biology, semiconductors, nano-bio interfaces, fibers, and textile.


Current program, degree and school: Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Georgia, USA

Previous program, degree and school: B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

Research Interests:


Tissue Engineering

Wearable Sensors

Selected Publications:

Lay, M. D.; Vichchulada, P.; Asheghali, D., Single-walled carbon nanotubes/quantum dot hybrid structures and methods of making and use of the hybrid structures. US Utility Patent Serial Number 9,691,998 issued on 06/27/2017.

Tokarev, A.; Asheghali, D.; Griffiths, I. M.; Trotsenko, O.; Gruzd, A.; Lin, X.; Stone, H. A.; Minko, S., Touch‐and Brush‐Spinning of Nanofibers. Advanced Materials 2015, 27 (41), 6526-6532.

Tokarev, A.; Trotsenko, O.; Asheghali, D.; Griffiths, I. M.; Stone, H. A.; Minko, S., Reactive Magnetospinning of Nano‐and Microfibers. Angewandte Chemie 2015, 127 (46), 13817-13820.

Asheghali, D.; Vichchulada, P.; Lay, M. D., Conversion of Metallic Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Networks to Semiconducting through Electrochemical Ornamentation. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135 (20), 7511-7522.


Of note:

Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2014.

The AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant, 2016.

1st place in the Fiber Society’s Graduate Student Paper Competition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2017.