Dr Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz awarded Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2020

Congratulations to Dr Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz, visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials who has recently been awarded Victoria's most prestigious postdoctoral fellowship, the Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2020.

The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are designed to build research and innovation excellence and to create impact, in strategic priority research. The Fellowships support and develop early career researchers, aiming to enhance the capacity and capability in key research areas and build the next generation of high achieving and internationally competitive researchers. This 2 year Fellowship is very internationally competitive, and allows a pathway to receive the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in the future. 

Dr Sarafraz will work on the development of new generation of light-sensitive super-porous nano-catalysts for clean fuel production including hydrogen. The developed technology will contribute to different energy sectors including space and automotive industry and advanced batteries.

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Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz at his University of Adelaide graduation with his wife. Maryam is a doctor of pharmacy, winner of  Doctor Chun Chung Wong and Madam So Sau Lam Memorial Postgraduate Cancer Research Top-Up Scholarship from UoA and a PhD student in cancer research at the University of Adelaide.

About Dr Sarafraz

Dr Sarafraz was a PhD student at the University of Adelaide and graduated in 2019 with Dean's commendation for excellence in research.

Following his graduation, he was offered a postdoctoral fellow position from the University of Warwick, UK, to work on the development of plasma reactors for ammonia production with space applications.

Dr Sarafraz is currently a  visiting postdoctoral fellow here in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials and also a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Warwick, UK.

Contgratulations again, Dr Sarafraz!

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