Dr Ahmad Kandjani researches the development of novel multifunctional semiconductor-metal nanocomposites to improve chemical sensing, catalytic and self-cleaning properties in materials.
materials science and engineering, analytical chemistry, semiconductors, nano-patterning, nano-templating, chemical sensors
Recent research undertaken by Dr Kandjani has potential applications in wastewater treatment and solar energy harvesting, which could improve the efficiency of these processes. His research has employed novel synthesis techniques to introduce multifunctional properties in devices that enable chemical sensing, catalytic toxin removal and self-cleaning properties through the use of nano-patterning and soft templating techniques.
Dr Kandjani’s previous research includes collaborations within RMIT’s centre of excellence (CNBP and CAMIC) and extended collaborations at the national level - working with the CSIRO - and international levels, in India and Malaysia.
Dr Kandjani has demonstrated the ability to produce consistent, high quality research through the filing of two patents. He has published more than 50 articles in prestigious journals such as Advanced Functional Materials, Chemistry of Materials and Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry.
Dr Kandjani earned his PhD from RMIT in 2014, where he focused on multifunctional devices for detection and removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater and complete regeneration and reuse of the substrate.
Dr Kandjani was awarded a Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2017 and is based in the School of Science.