Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 3055 ERF

Lab Location: 1060 ERF

Lab Website: Nanomaterial and Energy System Laboratory

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 2008

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2012

Materials synthesis

CO2 conversion systems

Energy storage

Thermal management and heat transfer in carbon based electronic devices

Carbon nanomaterial based chemical sensors

Graphene based nano-electromechanical mass spectroscopy systems

Graphene based thermoelectric devices

Vibration of nanoscale media

Patents and Patents Applications

  1. Highly Crystalline Layered Three Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfides for Electrocatalytic Applications, A. Salehi-khojin, Amirhossein behraginia, Mohamamd Asadi, Poya Yasaei, US Provisional 62/238,989.
  2. Stable and Selective Humidity Detection Using Randomly Stacked Black Phosphorus Flakes, A. Salehi-Khojin, P. Yasaei, F. Khalili-Araghi, US Provisional 62/203,440.
  3. Artificial Leaves for Solar Energy Storage, A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Asadi, A. Monticelli, B. Kumar, P. Yasaei, Patent disclouser No.: DH167.
  4. Novel Catalyst Systems for Advanced Metal-Air Batteries, A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Asadi, B. Kumar, US Provisional 62/091,585.
  5. Graphene Grain Boundary Based Chemical Sensors. Amin Salehi-khojin, Poya Yasaei, Bijandra Kumar. 2014. U.S. patent application No. DH073, filed June 2014.
  6. Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) based catalysts for CO2 reduction. Amin Salehi-khojin, Mohammad Asadi, Bijandra Kumar. 2013. U.S. Patent identification No. DG107. Filed Febreary 2013
  7. Electrocatalysts for Carbon Dioxide Conversion. Richard I. Masel, Amin Salehi-khojin. 2013. U.S. patent application No.13/032,354, filed Apr 12,2012, and issued Jun 20, 2013.
  8. 8. Graphene-Based Sensor. Richard I. Masel, Amin Salehi-khojin, David Estrada. 2012.U.S. Patent Application No. 13/032,354, filed Feb 22, 2011, and issued Aug 23, 2012.

Journal Papers

  1. Nanostructured transition metal dichalcogenide electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction in ionic liquid Science.2016. Mohammad Asadi, Kibum Kim,Cong Liu, Aditya Venkata Addepalli, Pedram Abbasi, Poya Yasaei, Patrick Phillips, Amirhossein Behranginia, José M. Cerrato, Richard Haasch, Peter Zapol, Bijandra Kumar, Robert F. Klie, Jeremiah Abiade, Larry A. Curtiss, Amin Salehi-Khojin
  2. Characteristic work function variations of graphene line defects ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2016. Fei Long, Poya Yasaei, Raj Sanoj, Wentao Yao, Petr Kral, Amin Salehi-Khojin, and Reza Shahbazian-Yassar
  3. Selective Ionic Transport Pathways in Phosphorene Nano Letters.2016. Anmin Nie, Yingchun Cheng, Shoucong Ning, Tara Foroozan, Poya Yasaei, Wen Li, Boao Song, Yifei Yuan, Lin Chen, Amin Salehi-Khojin, Farzad Mashayek, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar
  4. A lithium–oxygen battery based on lithium superoxide Nature. 2016. Jun Lu, Yun Jung Lee, Xiangyi Luo, Kah Chun Lau, Mohammad Asadi, Hsien-Hau Wang, Scott Brombosz, Jianguo Wen, Dengyun Zhai, Zonghai Chen, Dean J. Miller, Yo Sub Jeong, Jin-Bum Park, Zhigang Zak Fang, Bijandra Kumar, Amin Salehi-Khojin, Yang-Kook Sun, Larry A. Curtiss & Khalil Amine
  5. A Cathode based on Molybdenum Disulfide Nanoflakes for Lithium–Oxygen Batteries ACS Nano 2016. Mohammad Asadi, Bijandra Kumar, Cong Liu, Patrick Phillips, Poya Yasaei, Amirhossein Behranginia, Peter Zapol, Robert F. Klie , Larry A. Curtiss, Amin Salehi-Khojin
  6. Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Using Crystalline Layered Three Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfides Grown On Graphene Film  Chemistry of Materials, 2015.  Amirhossein Behranginia, Mohammad Asadi, Cong Liu, Poya Yasaei, Bijandra Kumar, Patrick Phillips, Tara Foroozan, Joseph C Waranius, Kibum Kim, Jeremiah Abiade, Robert F Klie, Larry A Curtiss, Amin Salehi-Khojin
  7. Stable and Selective Humidity Sensing Using Stacked Black Phosphorus Flakes. ACS Nano, 2015. P. Yasaei, A. Behranginia, T. Foroozan, M. Asadi, K. Kim, F. Khalili-Araghi, A. Salehi-Khojin
  8.  Bimodal Phonon Scattering in Graphene Grain Boundaries. Nano Letters, 15 (7), 4532 4540, 2015. P. Yasaei, A. Fathizadeh, R. Hantehzadeh, A. K. Majee, A. El-Ghandour, D. Estrada, C. Foster, Z. Aksamija, F. Khalili-Araghi, and A. Salehi-Khojin.
  9.  High Quality Black Phosphorus Atomic Layers by Liquid Phase Exfoliation. Advanced Materials, 27 (11), 1887 1892, 2015. P. Yasaei, B. Kumar, T. Foroozan, C. Wang, M. Asadi, D. Tuschel, J. Ernesto. Indacochea, R. Klie, A. Salehi-Khojin.
  10.  Chemical sensing with switchable transport channels in graphene grain boundaries. Nature Communications, 5, 10.1038/ncomms5911. P. Yasaei, B. Kumar, R. Hantehzadeh, M. Kayyalha, A. Baskin, N. Repnin, C. Wang, R. F. Klie, Y. P. Chen, P. Kral, A. Salehi-Khojin.
  11.  Robust Carbon Dioxide Reduction on Molybdenum disulfide Edges. Nature Communications, 5, 10.1038/ncomms5470. M. Asadi, B. Kumar, A. Behranginia, B. Rosen, D. Pisasale, A. Baskin, N. Repnin, P. Phillips, W. Zhu, R. Haasch, R. Klie, P. Kral, J. Abiade, A. Salehi-Khojin.
  12.  Renewable, Metal-Free and Non-precious Carbon Nanofiber Catalysts For CO2 Conversion. Nature Communications, 4, 2819, 2013. B. Kumar, M. Asadi, D. Pisasale, S. Sinha-Ray, B. Rosen, R. Haasch, J. Abiade, A. L. Yarin, A. Salehi-Khojin.
  13.  The Role of External Defects in Chemical Sensing of Graphene Field-Effect Transistors.  NanoLetters, 3 (5), 1962€“1968, 2013. B. Kumar, K. Min, M. Bashirzadeh, A. Barati-Farimani, M.-H. Bae, D. Estrada, , Y. D. Kim, P. Yasaei, Y. D. Park, E. Pop, N. R. Aluru, A. Salehi-Khojin.
  14.  Monolayers of Choline Chloride Can Enhance Desired Electrochemical Reactions and Inhibit Undesirable Ones.  Electrochimica Acta, 96, 1822, 2013. W. Zhu, B. A. Rosen, A. Salehi-Khojin, R. I. Masel.
  15.  Nanoparticle Silver Catalysts that Show Enhanced Activity for Carbon Dioxide Electrolysis.  Physical Chemistry C, 117 (4), 1627€“1632, 2013. A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Jhong, B. A. Rosen, W. Zhu, S. Ma, P. Kenis, R. I. Masel.
  16. Water Enhancement of CO2 Conversion on Silver in 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate. J. of The Electrochemical Society, 160(3) H1-H4, 2013. B. A. Rosen, W. Zhu, G. Kaul, A. Salehi-Khojin, R. I. Masel.
  17.  In-situ Spectroscopic Examination of Low Overpotential Pathway for Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Carbon Monoxide.  Physical Chemistry C, 116 (29), 15307-15312, 2012. B. A. Rosen,J. L. Hann, P. Mukherjee, B. Braunschweig, W. Zhu, A. Salehi-Khojin, D. D. Dlott, R. I. Masel.
  18.  Out-put Errors of Atomic Force Microscopy in Heterogeneous Materials. Journal of Applied Physics, 112, 014509 (2012). N. S. Mahmoodi,A. Salehi-Khojin
  19. Carbon Nanotubes Throw Their Heat Around. Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 280-281, 2012. A. Salehi-Khojin, W. Zhu, and R. I. Masel.
  20. Chemical Sensors Based on Randomly Stacked Graphene Flakes. Applied Physics Letters, 100, 033111 (2012). Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (vjnano) January 30, 25 (5), 2012.A. Salehi-Khojin, D. Estrada, K. Y. Lin, K. Ran, R. T. Haasch, J.-M. Zuo, E. Pop, R. I. Masel,
  21. Polycrystalline Graphene Ribbons as Chemiresistors.  Advanced Material 24, 53 (2012). A. Salehi-Khojin, D. Estrada, K. Y. Lin,M.-H. Bae, F. Xiong, E. Pop, R. I. Masel.  Selected as Advanced Materials frontispiece highlight, Jan 2012.
  22.  Ionic Liquid Mediated Selective Convertion of CO2 to CO at Low Overpotentials.  Science, 334 (6056), 643-644 (2011). B. A. Rosen, A. Salehi-Khojin, M. R. Thorson, W. Zhu, D. T. Whipple, P. J.A. Kenis, R. I. Masel.
  23.  Superior Formic Acid Oxidation Using Carbon Nanotube Supported Palladium Catalysts.  J. Physical Chemistry C, 115(39),19413-19418 (2011). R. D. Morgan, A. Salehi-Khojin, R. I. Masel.
  24.  Fast Carbon Nanotube Sensors for Gas Chromatography Applications. Nanoscale, 3(8), 3097-102 (2011). Salehi-Khojin, K. Y. Lin, R. I. Masel.
  25.  Electrochemical Multiphase Microreactor for Detection of Organophosphate Compounds. J. Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21, 015006 (2011). M. Sayyah, A. Salehi-Khojin, K. Lin, R. I. Masel.
  26. Non-Thermal Current Stimulated Desorption of Gases from Carbon Nanotubes. Science, 329 (5997), 1327-1330 (2010). Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (vjnano) Sep. 13, 22 (12), 2010.  A. Salehi-Khojin, K. Y. Lin, C. R. Field, R. I. Masel.
  27.  On the Sensing Mechanism in Carbon Nanotube Chemical Sensors.   ACS Nano,5(1), 153-8 (2011). A. Salehi-Khojin, F. Khalili-Araghi, M. Kurodo, J. Luberton, R. I. Masel.
  28.  A Jump in The Sensitivity of Nanotube Chemical Sensors At The Onset Of Poole-Frenkel Conduction. Applied Physics Letters, 96, 163110 (2010). Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (vjnano) May 3, 21 (18), 2010. A. Salehi-Khojin, C. R. Field, J. Yeom, R. I. Masel.
  29.  Robust Fabrication of Polymer Coated Carbon Nanotube-Based Gas Sensors. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 148(1), 315-322 (2010). C. R. Field, J. Yeom. A. Salehi-Khojin, M. A. Shannon, R. I. Masel.
  30.  The Effect of Microcolumn Geometry on the Performance of Micro-Gas Chromatography Columns for Chip Scale Gas Analyzers.  Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, available online, 2010. A. D. Radadia, A. Salehi-Khojin, M. A. Shannon, R. I. Masel.
  31.  The fabrication of All-Silicon Micro Gas Chromatography Columns Using Gold Diffusion Eutectic Bonding. J. Micromechanic and Microengineering, 20, 015002 (2010). D. Radadia, A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Shannon, R. Masel.
  32. Modeling Piezoresponse Force Microscopy for Low Dimensional Material Characterization. Theory and Experiment, J. Dynamic System, Measurement and Control, 131(6), 061107 (2009). A. Salehi-Khojin, S. Bashash, N. Jalili, G. Thampson and A. Vertegel.
  33.  Underlying Mechanics of Active Nanocomposites with Tunable Properties. J. Composite Science and Technology, 69, 545 (2009). A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Hosseini and N. Jalili.
  34.  Nanomechanical Cantilever Active Probes for Ultra Small Mass Detection. J. Applied Physics, 105(1), 013506 (2009). A. Salehi-Khojin, S. Bashash, N. Jalili and R. Berger.
  35. Mass Detection of Elastically Distributed Ultrathin Layers Using Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. J. Micromechanic and Microengineering, 19 025016 (2009).  S. Bashash, A. Salehi-Khojin, N. Jalili, G. Thampson, A. Vertegel, M. Muller and R. Berger.
  36. Vibration Analysis of Vector Piezoresponse Force Microscopy with Coupled Flexural-Longitudinal and Lateral-Torsional Motions. J. Sound and Vibration, 322, 1081 (2009).  A. Salehi-Khojin, N. Jalili and S.N. Mahmoodi.
  37. Modeling and Experimental Vibration Analysis of Nanomechanical Cantilever Active Probes.  J. Micromechanic and Microengineering, 18, 085008 (2008). A. Salehi-Khojin, S. Bashash and N. Jalili.
  38.  A Comprehensive Model for Load Transferring in Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Piezoelectric Polymeric Composites subjected to Electro-Thermo-Mechanical Loadings. J. Composite B: Manufacturing and Engineering, 39(6), 986-998 (2008). Salehi-Khojin and N. Jalili.
  39. Buckling of Boron Nitride Nanotube Reinforced Piezoelectric Polymeric Composites subjected to Electro-Thermo-Mechanical Loadings.J. Composite Science and Technology, 68(6), 1489-1501 (2008). A. Salehi-Khojin and N. Jalili.
  40.  Thermal-Mechanical Properties of Graphitic Nanofibers-Reinforced Epoxy. J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 7, 898-906 (2007). A. Salehi-Khojin and W.H. Zhong.
  41.  Enthalpy Relaxation of Reactive Graphitic Nanofibers Reinforced Epoxy. J. Materials Science, 42(15), 6093-6101(9) (2007).Salehi-Khojin and W.H. Zhong.
  42.  Chemorheology of Reactive Graphitic Nanofibers-Reinforced Epoxy as a Composite Matrix. J. Composite Interface, 14(3), 177-198 (2007).A. Zhamu, S. Jana, A. Salehi-Khojin, E. Kolodka, and W.H. Zhong
  43.  Improvement of Interfacial Adhesion between UHMWPE Fiber and Epoxy Matrix Using Functionalized Graphitic Nanofibers. J. Composite Materials, 41(10), 1163-1176 (2007).A. Salehi-Khojin , J. Stone and W.H. Zhong.
  44. Effect of Gold Nanoparticles and Lithium Hexafluorophosphate on the Electrical Conductivity of PMMA. Solid State Ionics,178(19), 1180-1186 (2007). S. Jana, A. Salehi-Khojin, W.H. Zhong.
  45.  Enhancement of Fluid Thermal Conductivity by the Addition of Single and Hybrid Nano-additives. Thermochimica Acta, 462(1), 45-55 (2007).S. Jana, A. Salehi-Khojin, W.H. Zhong.
  46. Preparation and Properties of Natural Sand Particles Reinforced Epoxy Compositesx. Thermochimica Acta, 462(1), 45-55 (2007).G. Sui, S. Jana, A. Salehi-khojin, S. Neema, W. Zhong, H. Chen, Q. Huo.
  47.  Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites Reinforced by a Natural Hydrophobic Sand. J. Applied Polymer Science, 109(1), 247-255 (2007). G. Sui, S. Jana,A. Salehi-khojin, S. Neema, W.H. Zhong, H. Chen and Q.
  48.  Temperature Effects on Kevlar/Hybrid and Carbon Fiber Composite Sandwiches Under Impact Loading. J. Composite Structures, 8(2), 197-206 (2007).A. Salehi-Khojin, Mahinfalah M., Bashirzadeh R., and Freeman B.
  49. Wettability of a Nano-Matrix to UHMWPE Fiber, J. Colloid and Interface Science. 299(1), 332-41 (2006). S. Neema, A. Salehi-Khojin, A. Zhamu and W.H. Zhong.
  50.  Effect of Patch Geometry on the Static and the Fatigue Behavior of Defective Aluminum Panels Repaired with a Composite Patch. J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 20(6), 537-554 (2006).A. Salehi-Khojin, A. R. Thoreson, W.H. Zhong, J. J. Stone, A. Zhamu, and Y. Gan.
  51.  Effects of Patch Layer and Loading Frequency on Fatigue Fracture Behavior of the Repaired Aluminum with a Boron/Epoxy Composite Patch. J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 20(2), 107-123 (2006).A. Salehi-Khojin, A. Zhamu and W.H. Zhong.
  52.  The Behavior of Kevlar/Hybrid and Carbon Fiber Composite Laminate under varied Temperature and Impact Loading.  J. Composite B: Manufacturing and Engineering, 37(7), 593-602 (2006).M. Mahinfalah, A. Salehi-Khojin, R. Bashirzadeh and E. Torkelson.
  53.  Impact Behavior of Fiberglass and Fiberglass/Kevlar Sandwich Composites due to Temperature Effects.  J. Applied Composite Materials, 13, 369-383 (2006). A. Halvorsen, A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Mahinfalah.
  54. Low Velocity Impact of Nanocomposite and Polymer Plates.  J. Applied Polymer Science, 69(6), 2309-2315 (2005). J. Gustin, B. Freeman, J. Stone, M. Mahinfalah and A. Salehi-Khojin.

Book Chapter

  1. Wettability Behavior and Adhesion Properties of a Nano-epoxy Matrix with Organic Fibers, Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Vol. 6, 359-376, K.L. Mittal, ed., VSP/Brill Academic Publishesr. In., Leiden, The Netherland, 2009. W. H. Zhong, Y. Fu, S. Jana, A. Salehi-Khojin, A. Zhamu and M.T. Wingert.

Conference Papers

  1.  The Role of Defects on the Performance of Carbon Based Chemical Sensors. ICSNN, July 22-27, Dresden, Germany, 2012. A. Salehi-Khojin.
  2.  CO2 Reduction in EMIM BF4-H2SO4 and EMIM BF4-H2O Mixtures on silver and Platinium Catalysts. AIChE, October 28-November 2, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012. B. Rosen, A. Salehi-Khojin, W. Zhu, and R. I. Masel.
  3.  Fast Carbon Nanotubes for Micro-Gas Chromatograph Applications., (invited paper), Nano-DDS. August 29-September 1, Brooklyn, NY, 2011. A. Salehi-Khojin.
  4.  Non-linear Force Analysis of Atomic Force Microscopy. ASME IDETC/CIE, August 28-31, 2011. N. Mahmoodi,A. Salehi-Khojin.
  5.  High Sensitive and Reversible Response of Nanotube Chemical Sensors in Poole-Frenkel Conduction Regime.  AIChE, Salt Lake City, November 7-12, 2010. A. Salehi-Khojin, K. Y. Lin, R. I. Masel.
  6.  The Role of Defects on The Performance of Nanotube Chemiresistors. IEEE Sensors, Hawaii, November 1-4, 2010.A. Salehi-Khojin, K. Y. Lin, R. I. Masel.
  7.  A Microfabricated Carbon Dioxide Sensor for Portable Appications. AIChE, Salt Lake City, November 7-12, 2010. B. A. Rosen, A. Salehi-Khojin, R. I. Masel.
  8. Conversion of CO2 into Chemicals or Fuels with Renewable Energy Inputs. AIChE, Salt Lake City, November 7-12, 2010.i. R. I. Masel, B. A. Rosen, W. Zhu,A. Salehi-Khojin.
  9.  Silicon Based Microfabricated Sensor for Detection of Organophosphate Compounds. AIChE, Nashville, November 9, 2009. M. Sayyah, A. Salehi-Khojin, K. Lin, R. I. Masel.
  10.  Detection of Local Stiffness and Piezoelectric Properties of Materials via Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. American Control Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, June 10-12, 2009. A. Salehi-Khojin, S. Bashash, N. Jalili, G. Thampson and A. Vertegel.
  11.  Modeling and Experimental Vibration Analysis of Nanomechanical Cantilever Active Probes with Application in Ultra Small Mass Detection. ASME,Dynamic System and Control, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 20-22, 2008. A. Salehi-Khojin, S. Bashash and N. Jalili.
  12.  Novel Engineered Nanotube-based Piezoelectric Polymeric Composites with Tunable Mechanical Properties. 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, Sicily, Italy, June 8-13, 2008. A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Hosseini, and N. Jalili.
  13.  Forced Vibration Analysis of Flexible Euler-Bernoulli Beams with Geometrical Discontinuities. American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, July 101-3, 2008. S. Bashash, A. Salehi-Khojin and N. Jalili.
  14.  A New Modeling Framework for Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Seattle, WA, November 11-15, 2007. A. Salehi-Khojin and N. Jalili.
  15. An Analytical Modeling Framework for Boron Nitride Nanotube based Microcantilever Actuators with Consideration of Thermal Effects.Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Seattle, WA, Nov. 11-15, 2007. A. Salehi-Khojin and N. Jalili.
  16. Axially Compressed Buckling of An Embedded Carbon Nanotube Subjected to Thermo-Electro-Mechanical Loading. Proceedings of SPIE Symposium on: Smart Structures and Materials; Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Mo.

Invited Talks

  1. First Telluride Workshop on the Chemistry and Physics of Defects in Carbon Nanotubes. July 8-12, Telluride, CO, 2013. A. Salehi-Khojin.
  2.  Crystal and Graphene Science Symposium September 5-6, Boston, MA, 2012. A. Salehi-Khojin.
  3. International Conference on Superlattices, Nanostructures, and Nanodevices. July 22-27, Dresden, Germany, 2012. A. Salehi-Khojin.
  4.  University of Toronto, December, 2011. A. Salehi-Khojin.
  5.  Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense and Security Conference. (Nano-DDS) August 29-September 1, Brooklyn, NY, 2011. A. Salehi-Khojin.
  6.  California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Feburary, 2011. A. Salehi-Khojin.
  7. University of Minnesota, Feburary, 2011. A. Salehi-Khojin.
  8.  University of Toronto, Feburary, 2011. A. Salehi-Khojin.
  9.  University of Illinois at Chicago, January, 2011. A. Salehi-Khojin.