Sajjad Seifi Mofarah

Research Associate
Senior Research Associate

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Sajjad S. Mofarah obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney, in 2020. His Ph.D. research area was mainly focused on applied electrochemistry for functional materials derived from ultrathin metal-based coordination polymers for catalysis and energy storage applications. He was also appointed as Research Assistant in 2019, at the same institution, extending his work on heterojunction nanostructures. Following the completion of his Ph.D., he obtained a Research Associate at SMaRT centre while working on cyclic reprocessing of battery materials into functional nanostructures, structural and architectural designs of nanostructures, and advanced characterisation of metal- and polymer-based materials.

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Maroufi S; Mofarah SS; Khayyam Nekouei R; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Tailoring of a highly stable Mn1−x−y(CexLay)O2−δ pseudocapacitor thin-film and rare earth oxide nanospheres through selective purification of rare earth oxides derived from Ni-MH batteries', Green Chemistry, vol. 24, pp. 1659 - 1672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1gc02802b
2022
Khayyam Nekouei R; Mofarah S; Hossein R; Maroufi S; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Roles of experimental variables in optimised fabrication of microrecycled CuO-based photoelectrodes', Materials Today Sustainability, vol. 18, pp. 100111 - 100111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtsust.2022.100111
2022
Assefi M; S. Mofarah S; Maroufi S; Khayyam Nekouei R; Wang W; Kert E; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Regeneration of hydrogen through thermal micronisation of end-of-life polymers for sustainable reduction of iron oxide', Fuel Processing Technology, vol. 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2021.107038
2022
Kabir II; Mofarah SS; Sorrell CC, 2022, 'Non-blockage of atomic-scale active sites in photocatalytic TiO2 thin films deposited on silica-based substrates', Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol. 285, pp. 126148 - 126148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2022.126148
2022
Pachuta KG; Zheng X; Mofarah SS; Sorrell CC; Tsounis C; Scott JA; Sehirlioglu A; Pentzer EB; Koshy P, 2022, 'Engineering Multifunctional Stratified LiCoO2Catalysts: Structural Disorder to Microstructural Exfoliation', ACS Applied Energy Materials, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.2c02846
2022
Mehmood R; J. N. Amaldoss M; Mofarah SS; Zheng Q; Kaushik NK; Ariotti N; Rawal A; Yang JL; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2022, 'Green stealth engineering of lifetime-biocatalytic nanocatalyst', Applied Surface Science, vol. 572, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.151464
2022
Fan H; Mao P; Sun H; Wang Y; Mofarah SS; Koshy P; Arandiyan H; Wang Z; Liu Y; Shao Z, 2022, 'Recent advances of metal telluride anodes for high-performance lithium/sodium-ion batteries', Materials Horizons, vol. 9, pp. 524 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1mh01587g
2022
Zheng X; Mofarah SS; Cen A; Cazorla C; Haque E; Chen EY; Atanacio AJ; Manohar M; Vutukuri C; Abraham JL; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2021, 'Role of Oxygen Vacancy Ordering and Channel Formation in Tuning Intercalation Pseudocapacitance in Mo Single-Ion-Implanted CeO2–x Nanoflakes', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 13, pp. 59820 - 59833, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c14484
2021
Xu Y; Mofarah SS; Mehmood R; Cazorla C; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2021, 'Design strategies for ceria nanomaterials: Untangling key mechanistic concepts', Materials Horizons, vol. 8, pp. 102 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0mh00654h
2021
Jiang Y; Chen WF; Ma H; Ren H; Lim S; Lu X; Bahmanrokh G; Mofarah SS; Wang D; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2021, 'Effect of Bi/Ti ratio on (Na0.5Bi0.5)TiO3/Bi4Ti3O12 heterojunction formation and photocatalytic performance', Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 9, pp. 106532 - 106532, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2021.106532
2021
Sarmadi N; Gharabaghi M; Tamadoni Saray M; Darestani M; Garman D; Koshy P; S. Mofarah S; Sorrell CC, 2021, 'Highly Mesoporous Hybrid Transition Metal Oxide Nanowires for Enhanced Adsorption of Rare Earth Elements from Wastewater', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 60, pp. 175 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02762
2021
Mofarah SS; Khayyam Nekouei R; Maroufi S; Biswal S; Lim S; Yao Y; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Controllable design of defect-rich hybrid iron oxide nanostructures on mesoporous carbon-based scaffold for pseudocapacitive applications', Nanoscale, vol. 13, pp. 3662 - 3672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0nr06880b
2021
Mofarah SS; Schreck L; Cazorla C; Zheng X; Adabifiroozjaei E; Tsounis C; Scott J; Shahmiri R; Yao Y; Abbasi R; Wang Y; Arandiyan H; Sheppard L; Wong V; Doustkhah E; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2021, 'Highly catalytically active CeO2-: X-based heterojunction nanostructures with mixed micro/meso-porous architectures', Nanoscale, vol. 13, pp. 6764 - 6771, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0nr08097g
2021
Khayyam Nekouei R; Tudela I; Mofarah SS; Vahidi E; Maroufi S; Wang K; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Dual functionality of mixed Cu-based two-dimensional (2D) heterostructures derived from electronic waste', Green Chemistry, vol. 23, pp. 5511 - 5523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1gc00354b
2021
Maroufi S; Khayyam Nekouei R; S. Mofarah S; O'Mullane AP; Yao Y; Lim S; Cazorla C; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Transparent and Flexible Mn1−x−y(CexLay)O2−δ Ultrathin-Film Device for Highly-Stable Pseudocapacitance Application', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202100880
2021
Maroufi S; Nekouei RK; Mofarah SS; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Nanoscale design of 1D metal oxides derived from mixed Ni-MH battery/transition metal dust', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.125645
2021
Zheng X; Mofarah SS; Cazorla C; Daiyan R; Esmailpour AA; Scott J; Yao Y; Lim S; Wong V; Chen EY; Arandiyan H; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2021, 'Decoupling the Impacts of Engineering Defects and Band Gap Alignment Mechanism on the Catalytic Performance of Holey 2D CeO2−x-Based Heterojunctions', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 31, pp. 2103171 - 2103171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202103171
2021
Arandiyan H; S. Mofarah S; Sorrell CC; Doustkhah E; Sajjadi B; Hao D; Wang Y; Sun H; Ni BJ; Rezaei M; Shao Z; Maschmeyer T, 2021, 'Defect engineering of oxide perovskites for catalysis and energy storage: Synthesis of chemistry and materials science', Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 50, pp. 10116 - 10211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0cs00639d
2021
Jiang Y; Mofarah SS; Koshy P; Chen WF; Fang X; Zheng X; Wang D; Sorrell CC, 2021, 'Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3 phase relations: Thermodynamics and phase equilibria in the systems Bi2O3 – TiO2, Na2O – TiO2, and Na2O – Bi2O3 – TiO2', Journal of the European Ceramic Society, vol. 41, pp. 7005 - 7013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.07.048
2021
Arandiyan H; Mofarah SS; Wang Y; Cazorla C; Jampaiah D; Garbrecht M; Wilson K; Lee AF; Zhao C; Maschmeyer T, 2021, 'Impact of Surface Defects on LaNiO3 Perovskite Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 27, pp. 14418 - 14426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.202102672
2021
Khayyam Nekouei R; S. Mofarah S; Maroufi S; Cazorla C; O'Mullane AP; Yao Y; Lim S; Tricoli A; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Self-adhesive flexible patches of oxide heterojunctions with tailored band alignments for electrocatalytic H2O2generation', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 9, pp. 26727 - 26740, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1ta06473h
2021
Bahmanrokh G; Cazorla C; Mofarah SS; Shahmiri R; Yao Y; Ismail I; Chen WF; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2020, 'Band gap engineering of Ce-doped anatase TiO2 through solid solubility mechanisms and new defect equilibria formalism', Nanoscale, vol. 12, pp. 4916 - 4934, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9nr08604h
2020
Kabir I; Sorrell CC; Mofarah SS; Yang W; Yuen ACY; Nazir MT; Yeoh GH, 2020, 'Alginate/Polymer-Based Materials for Fire Retardancy: Synthesis, Structure, Properties, and Applications', Polymer Reviews, pp. 1 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15583724.2020.1801726
2020
Adabifiroozjaei E; Mofarah SS; Ma H; Jiang Y; Assadi MHN; Suzuki TS, 2020, 'Molecular dynamics simulation of vacancy cluster formation in β- and α-Si3N4', Computational Materials Science, vol. 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2020.109632
2020
S. Mofarah S; Adabifiroozjaei E; Wang Y; Arandiyan H; Pardehkhorram R; Yao Y; Assadi MHN; Mehmood R; Chen WF; Tsounis C; Scott J; Lim S; Webster R; Zhong V; Xu Y; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2020, 'Assembly of cerium-based coordination polymer into variant polycrystalline 2D-3D CeO2-x nanostructures', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 8, pp. 4753 - 4763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9ta11961b
2020
Milićević JS; Ranđelović MS; Momčilović MZ; Zarubica AR; Mofarah SS; Matović B; Sorrel CC, 2020, 'Multiwalled carbon nanotubes modified with MoO2 nanoparticles for voltammetric determination of the pesticide oxyfluorfen', Microchimica Acta, vol. 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00604-020-04406-4
2020
Ghasemian MB; Mayyas M; Idrus-Saidi SA; Jamal MA; Yang J; Mofarah SS; Adabifiroozjaei E; Tang J; Syed N; O'Mullane AP; Daeneke T; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2019, 'Self-Limiting Galvanic Growth of MnO2 Monolayers on a Liquid Metal—Applied to Photocatalysis', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 29, pp. 1901649 - 1901649, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201901649
2019
S. Mofarah S; Adabifiroozjaei E; Yao Y; Koshy P; Lim S; Webster R; Liu X; Khayyam Nekouei R; Cazorla C; Liu Z; Wang Y; Lambropoulos N; Sorrell CC, 2019, 'Proton-assisted creation of controllable volumetric oxygen vacancies in ultrathin CeO2−x for pseudocapacitive energy storage applications', Nature Communications, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10621-2
2019
Motamedi M; Crisostomo F; Yao Y; Mofarah SS; Chen WF; Koshy P; Taylor RA, 2019, 'Single-layer, anti-reflective thin films of porous MgF2 for solar thermal applications', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ab1f5e
2019
Mofarah SS; Adabifiroozjaei E; Pardehkhorram R; Assadi MHN; Hinterstein M; Yao Y; Liu X; Ghasemian MB; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Mehmood R; Cazorla C; Shahmiri R; Bahmanrokh G; Bhattacharyya S; Spadaro MC; Arbiol J; Lim S; Xu Y; Arandiyan H; Scott J; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2019, 'Coordination Polymer to Atomically Thin, Holey, Metal-Oxide Nanosheets for Tuning Band Alignment', Advanced Materials, vol. 31, pp. 1905288 - 1905288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201905288
2019
Adabifiroozjaei E; Koshy P; Emadi F; Mofarah SS; Ma H; Rastkerdar E; Lim S; Webster RF; Mitchell DRG; Sorrell CC, 2019, 'Ionic interdiffusion as interaction mechanism between Al and Si3N4', Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 102, pp. 4835 - 4847, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jace.16358
2019
Mehmood R; Mofarah SS; Chen WF; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2019, 'Surface, Subsurface, and Bulk Oxygen Vacancies Quantified by Decoupling and Deconvolution of the Defect Structure of Redox-Active Nanoceria', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 58, pp. 6016 - 6027, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00330
2019
Mehmood R; Mofarah SS; Rawal A; Tomasetig F; Wang X; Yang JL; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2019, 'Green Synthesis of Zwitterion-Functionalized Nano-Octahedral Ceria for Enhanced Intracellular Delivery and Cancer Therapy', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 7, pp. 9189 - 9201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06726
2019
Ranđelović MS; Momčilović MZ; Milićević JS; Đurović-Pejčev RD; Mofarah SS; Sorrel CC, 2019, 'Voltammetric sensor based on Pt nanoparticles suported MWCNT for determination of pesticide clomazone in water samples', Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, vol. 105, pp. 115 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtice.2019.10.013
2019
Chen WF; Mofarah SS; Hanaor DAH; Koshy P; Chen HK; Jiang Y; Sorrell CC, 2018, 'Enhancement of Ce/Cr Codopant Solubility and Chemical Homogeneity in TiO2 Nanoparticles through Sol-Gel versus Pechini Syntheses', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 57, pp. 7279 - 7289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00926
2018
Channei D; Phanichphant S; Nakaruk A; Mofarah SS; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2017, 'Aqueous and surface chemistries of photocatalytic Fe-doped CEO2 nanoparticles', Catalysts, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/catal7020045
2017