Dr. Ali Shaygan Nia is a group leader in the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials at Technische Universität Dresden and joined the Department of Synthetic Materials and Functional Devices (SMFD) at Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in January 2023. He received his B.Sc in Chemical Engineering (Polymer Technology) from Isfahan University of Technology (Iran) and obtained his Master's and Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). He received his Ph.D. with the highest honor (summa cum laude) on "graphene-based catalyst."
06/2019-present: Research Group Leader, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.
1/2023-present: Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany.
His current interests include the exfoliation, functionalization, and intercalation of emerging 2D materials via wet chemistry methods, the study of their physical properties, and the development of functional 2D material inks, pastes, and formulations for printing technologies.