Dr Parvaneh Mokarian is a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Principal Investigator at the SFI Advanced Materials and BioEngoneering Research Centre (AMBER) in Trinity College Dublin.
Parveneh was awarded British Council Chevening MSc scholarship to the University of Leeds, and then earned her PhD in 2009 at the University of Sheffield, UK, with a Dorothy Hodgkin’s scholarship. Since 2009 she worked as a Research Fellow in University College Cork in collaboration with Tyndall National Institute and Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), before joining TCD in 2016.
Her research interests are polymer thin films, polymers at surfaces and interfaces, light-nanostructure interaction, cell-nanosurface interaction and soft nanotechnology. Her current primary research centres on using block copolymers as templates for sub-wavelength nanostructures for nanofabrication, photonics applications, antireflective surfaces and functional/smart surfaces.
Dr. Mokarian’s team won 1st prize for the “Best Innovation Award” in SPIE, Europe’s biggest optics conference held in Brussels in April 2016. The technology is called “Zeroptica”, and is the subject of several new national and European funding streams that Parveneh will lead. Zeroptica is based on a new method, using large block copolymers, for fabricating subwavelength structures for antireflective surfaces.
Parveneh invites proposals that align and support these research and commercialisation goals, in block copolymers, surface assembly, and also in advanced manufacturing techniques.