Regenerative Medicine Utrecht


18 June 2018
12:00 - 13:00
Hubrecht Auditorium

RM Seminar: Dr Behnam Akhavan

“Plasma Polymer Surface Engineering: From Bio-implantable Devices to Water Purifying Agents” 

Dr Behnam Akhavan received his PhD in Advanced Manufacturing from the School of Engineering at the University of South Australia in 2015. Behnam’s PhD research focused on the application of plasma technologies for the fabrication of a new class of adsorbents for water purification. In recognition of the excellence of his PhD research, Behnam was selected as one of UniSA’s Enterprising Faces in 2015. Upon the completion of his PhD, Behnam joined the School of Physics at the University of Sydney as a Research Associate. His current interdisciplinary research projects investigate the engineering of surfaces for various applications, ranging from bone-implantable devices to artificial blood vessels. In surface and interface science, he is working on a variety of problems in the areas of thin film deposition, plasma polymerization, plasma ion implantation, and magnetron sputtering. Prior to his current appointment at the University of Sydney, Behnam worked as a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and Fraunhofer Institute of Microtechnology in Germany.