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Mahshid Ahmadi

Assistant Professor


Dr. Mahshid Ahmadi received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2013 with focus on development of low-cost materials for energy applications. She graduated with B. Sci. (2004) and M. Sci. (2007) in Materials Science and Industrial Metallurgy from Shiraz University, Iran. Prior to joining UTK, she worked as a research and technology consultant in a start-up solar cell company in Dallas, TX.


  • Laboratory robotics
  • High throughput synthesis and characterization for materials discovery and design with focus on hybrid perovskites
  • Dynamic materials and devices: Tuning physicalfunctionalities via light and electrochemistry
  • Probing time-resolved dynamics with nanoscale spatial information of charge transport phenomena in optoelectronic devices
  • Dynamic Materials and Devices: Tuning physical functionalities via light and electrochemistry
  • Synthesis and development of solution processable hybrid materials
  • Electronic and ionic transport in semiconductors
  • Probing time-resolved dynamics with nanoscale spatial information of charge transport phenomena
  • Development of novel materials for high energy radiation sensors


Ph.D., Nanyang Technological, Singapore

Professional Service

  • Principal editor, Journal of Materials Research (JMR), Dec 2021-2024

  • Member, Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Awards and Recognitions

2022  Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

2022  MSE Faculty award for Excellence in Research

2022  Featured on MRS Women in Science on International Women’s Day

2022  Invited participant “Envisioning Pathways to Accelerated Materials Discovery Forum”, an NSF MIPs (2DCC and PARADIM) collaboration

2021  NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award                  

2018  NSF Travel Award for Women in Engineering, IEEE-ISAF 2018, Hiroshima, Japan

2008-2012 Singapore International Graduate fellowship (SINGA scholarship)

2007  Nanotechnology Initiative Award (INI)-Master Thesis, Shiraz University, Iran

2007  Nanotechnology Initiative Award (INI)- Best paper award, Shiraz University, Iran


Ahmadi’s Sloan fellowship was highlighted in UTK news (2022)

Ahmadi’s NSF CAREER was highlighted in the spring edition, Tennessee Engineer (2021)

Collaboration with ORNL was highlighted on ORNL website (2021)

Publication highlights in Department of Energy DOE-BES website (2020)

Inside front-page Tennessee Economic Development magazine (2019)

Coverage of Ahmadi’s research in the spring edition, Tennessee Engineer (2018)

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