Project Description

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Dr. Nasima Afsharimani

Scientific background:

Thin-Films, Nanocomposites, Sol-Gel, Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM), Optoelectronics, 2D materials, Self-assembly

International projects:

  • HORIZON 2020, WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017-TeamingPhase2, Centre for functional and surface-functionalized glasses, 2017-2024, researcher

National projets:

  • VEGA, 1/0431/18, 2019 – current, Slovakia, Researcher
  • TÜBITAK, Grant No. 214M129, 2016 – 2017, Turkey, Researcher
  • AGENCE NATIONAL de la RECHERCHE (ANR), project SMALL’LED No. ANR-14-CE26-0016-01, France, 2014 – 2016, Researcher
  • R.S.-FNRS & the BELGIAN FEDERAL SCIENCE POLICY (IAP P6/27) & FONDATION LOUVAIN (RTENARIAT SOLVAY), Belgium, 2009 – 2013, Researcher
  • FWO, 3E08/3E080051, 2008 – 2009, Belgium, Joniur researcher
  • IRAN NANOTECHNOLOGY INNOVATION COUNCIL (INIC), Iran, 2007-2008, Junior researcher

Publication activity: 

  • 3 edited conference proceedings
  • 10 Publications in scientific journals (Google scholar)
  • 10 Contributed lectures at conferences
  • 46 Citations (Google scholar)

2019

  • Afsharimani, Y. Castro, A. Duran, D. Galusek, Graphene nanosheets based hybrid sol–gel GPTMS/TEOS coatings for increasing corrosion protection of AA2024-T3, Journal of Sol-Gel and Technology. To be submitted.
  • Afsharimani, Y. Castro, A. Duran, E. Merino, D. Galusek, Corrosion protection of Mg alloys using integrated systems, Progress in Organic Coatings. To be submitted.
  • Afsharimani, B. Nysten, Hybrid Gate Dielectrics: A Comparative Study between Polyvinyl Alcohol/SiO2 Nanocomposite and Pure Polyvinyl Alcohol Thin-Films, Bull. Mater. Sci., 42 (2019) 1-9.

2018

  • Afsharimani, B. Uluutku, V. Saygin , M. Z. Baykara, Self-Assembled Molecular Films of Alkanethiols on Graphene for Heavy Metal Sensing, J. Phys. Chem. C., 122 (2018) 474–480.

2017

  • C. Chong, N. Afsharimani, F. Scheurer, C. Cardoso, A. Ferretti, D. Prezzi, G. Schull, Bright Electroluminescence from Single Graphene Nanoribbon Junctions., Nano. Lett. 18 (2017) 175-181.

2014

  • Kacem, N. Afsharimani, Challenges of surface modifications for enhanced properties of textile biomaterials, theHealth, 5 (2014) 32-39.

2013

  • Afsharimani, A. Minoia, C.Volcke, M. Surin, R. Lazzaroni, B.Nysten, Self-assembly of alkyl-substituted oligothiophenes on MoS2: a joint experimental and theoretical study, J. Phys. Chem. C., 117 (2013) 21743-21751.
  • Afsharimani, B.Nysten, Electronic Properties of Dioctylterthiophene-Based Organic Thin-Film Transistors: A Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy Study, Thin Solid Films, 536 (2013) 295-301.
  • Afsharimani, B.Nysten, Scanning Probe Microscopy Study of Electronic Properties in Alkyl-substituted Oligothiopene-based Field-Effect Transistors, Vacuum, 90 (2013) 17-24.

2009

  • S.Afsharimani, A.Iraji zad, M.J.Tafreshi, S.Salar Tayefeh, Synthesis and Characterization of Alumina Flakes / Polymer Composites, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 115 (2009) 3716.

2008

  • S.Afsharimani, Introduction to Scanning Thermal Microscopes, Takaneh Magazine (Persian magazine of students of physics at Sharif University, Iran), 13 (2008) 32-36.

Education:

  • 2004: BSc: Islamic Azad University, Tehran Central Branch, Tehran, Iran, Physics
  • 2007: MSc: Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Applied Physics. MSc thesis: Synthesis and Characterization of Hard Thin Film Coatings by Alumina Nanostructure Flakes.
  • 2013: PhD: Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Engineering Science. PhD thesis: Scanning Probe Microscopy Study of Electronic Properties of Oligothiophenes Thin F

Awards, scholarships and research stays:

  • Top student and exemption of tution fee, Islamic Azad University , Tehran, Iran, 2001-2002
  • Graduated with honours, Islamic Azad University , Tehran, Iran, 2004
  • The Young Researchers Club: Awarded both the Membership and Researcher status,Tehran, Iran, 2005 – 2006
  • Top student, Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2004-2005
  • FWO fellowship: Department of Physics and Astronomy, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2008-2009
  • R.S.-FNRS & the BELGIAN FEDERAL SCIENCE POLICY (IAP P6/27) & FONDATION LOUVAIN (RTENARIAT SOLVAY) fellowship: Bio-and Soft Matter, Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2009-2013
  • ANR grant: Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS), Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, 2014-2016
  • Tübitak grant: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2016-2017
  • Horizon 2020 grant: Centre for Functional and Surface-Functionalized Glasses, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Trenčín, Slovakia, 2017-2024
  • Acting head of Department of Coating Processes, Centre for functional and surface-functionalized glasses, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Trenčín, Slovakia, 2019

Other activities:

  • Served as reviewer for a number of journals such as Electronics, Nanotechnology, Materials Research Express, etc.
Dr. Nasima Afsharimani
Dr. Nasima Afsharimani
Researcher

E-mail: nasima.afsharimani@tnuni.sk
Tel.: +421 32 7400 507
Office: n. 408