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Mohammad Asadi Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering


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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago 2015
M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology 2006
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Sahand University of Technology 2003


Dr. Asadi's research interests are experimental studies of surface chemistry in catalytic and electrocatalytic reactions, electrochemical energy storage (e.g., metal-ion and metal-air batteries) and energy conversion (e.g., CO2 reduction reaction) systems as well as design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced materials for energy-related applications.

Professional Society Memberships 

Materials Research Society (MRS)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS)
Nature Publication Group (NPG)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 


Journal Papers

M. Asadi, K. Kim, C. Liu, A. V. Addepalli, P. Abbasi, P. Yasaei, P. Phillips, A. Behranginia, J. M. Cerrato, R. Haasch, P. Zapol, B. Kumar, R. F. Klie, J. Abiade, L. A. Curtiss, A. Salehi- Khojin “Nanostructured transition metal dichalcogenide electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction in ionic liquid”, Science, Vol. 353, Issue 6298, pp. 467-470, (2016).

J. Lu, Y. J. Lee, X. Luo, K. C. Lau, M. Asadi, H. Wang, J. Wen, D. Zhai, D. Miller, Y. Jeong, J. Park, Z. Z. Fang, B. Kumar, A. Salehi-Khojin, Y. Sun, L. A. Curtiss, K. Amine, “A Lithium-Oxygen Battery Based on Lithium Superoxide”, Nature, 529, 377–382, (2016).

M. Asadi, B. Kumar, C. Liu, P. Phillips, P. Yasaei, A. Behranginia, P. Zapol, R. F. Klie, L. A. Curtiss, A. Salehi-Khojin, “Cathode Based on Molybdenum Disulfide Nanoflakes for Lithium– Oxygen Batteries”, ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (2), pp 2167–2175. 

P. Abbasi, M. Asadi, C. Liu, S. Sharifi, B. Sayahpour, A. Behranginia, P. Zapol, R. S. Yassar, L. A. Curtiss, A. Salehi-Khojin, “Tailoring the Edge Structure of Molybdenum Disulfide towards Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide", ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (1), pp 453–460.

A. Behranginia, M. Asadi, P. Yasaei, B. Kumar, T. Foroozan, J.C. Waranius, P. Sun, P. Phillips, J. Abiade, R. F. Klie, A. Salehi-Khojin, “Highly Crystalline Layered Three Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfides for Hydrogen Generation”, Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28 (2), pp 549–555.

K. Kim, M. Asadi, P. Abbasi, V. A. Addepalli, P. Yasaei, A.Salehi-Khojin, Electrochemical Artificial Leaf for Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Energy-Rich Chemicals, Advanced Energy Materials, under review, 2017, 16.721.

P. Yasaei, A. Behranginia, T. Foroozan, M. Asadi, K. Kim, F. Khalili-Araghi, A. Salehi-Khojin, “Stable and Selective Humidity Sensing Using Stack of Black Phosphorus Flakes”, ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (10), pp 9898–9905.

P. Yasaei, B. Kumar, T. Froozan, C, Wang, M. Asadi, D. Tuschel, J. E., Indacochea, R. F. Klie, A. Salehi-Khojin, “High-Quality Black Phosphorus Atomic Layers by Liquid Phase Exfoliation”, Advanced Materials, 27 (11), 1887-1892, 2015.

M. Asadi, B. Kumar, D. Pisasale, A. Baskin, N. Repnin, P. Phillips, B. Rosen, W. Zhu, R. Haasch, R. F. Klie, P. Král, J. Abiade, A. Salehi-Khojin, “Robust Carbon Dioxide Reduction on Molybdenum Disulfide Edges”, Nature Communication, 5, 4470, 2014.

B. Kumar, M. Asadi, D. Pisasale, S. Sinha-Ray, B. Rosen, R. Haasch, J. Abiade, A. L. Yarin, A. Salehi-Khojin, “Renewable, Metal-Free and Non-precious Carbon Nanofiber Catalysts For CO2 Conversion”, Nature Communication, 4, 2819, 2013.

M. Asadi, Ebrahim Alaei, Jalal Shayegan, “Photocatalytic Degradation of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons Contaminated Soils in South Pars Economic and Energy Zone with TiO2 Nano-catalyst” Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering (IJChE), Volume 4 (1), Number (winter), P 14-20, 2007.


M. Asadi, P. Abassi, K. Kim, and A. Salehi-Khojin,  “Artificial Leaf for Carbon Dioxide Photo-Reduction to Fuels” AIChE, October 29 - November 3, Minneapolis, MN, 2017.

B. Sayahpour M. Asadi, P. Abbasi, L. A. Curtiss, and A. Salehi-Khojin  “An Air Breathing Lithium-Oxygen Battery” AIChE, October 29 - November 3, Minneapolis, MN, 2017.

P. Abbasi, M. Asadi, C. Liu, B. Sayahpour, L.A. Curtiss, and A. Salehi-Khojin “Promoted MoS2 Edge Atoms for Highly Efficient CO2 Conversion to Syngas” AIChE, October 29 - November 3, Minneapolis, MN, 2017.

M. Asadi, B. Sayahpour and A. Salehi-Khojin, “Long Life Cycle Lithium–Oxygen Battery Using Molybdenum Disulfide Nanoflakes” AIChE, November 13-18, San Francisco, CA, 2016.

P. Abbasi, M. Asadi, B. Sayahpour and A. Salehi-Khojin, “Niobium Doped  Molybdenum Disulfide Catalyst for CO2 Reduction Reaction”  AIChE, November 13-18, San Francisco, CA, 2016.

H. H. Wang, K. C. Lau, X. Luo, M. Asadi, Y. J. Lee, J. Wen, D. Miller, A. Salehi-Khojin, Y. K. Sun, J. Lu, L. Curtiss, K. Amine, and D. Zhai, “Characterization of  Lithium Superoxide from Lithium-Oxygen Battery Discharge Products” 18th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Chicago, IL, June 19-24, 2016.

C. Lau, J. Lu, D. Zhai, H. H. Wang, X. Luo, P. Redfern, M. Asadi, J. Wen, D. Miller, A. Salehi-Khojin, L. Curtiss, and K. Amine, “A Fundamental Study of Lithium Superoxide in Li-O2 Batteries” 18th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Chicago, IL, June 19-24, 2016.

P. Yasaei, B. Kumar, T. Foroozan, M. Asadi, A. Salehi-Khojin, "Large-scale production of Black Phosphorus Atomic Layers by Liquid Phase Exfoliation", in 2015 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting & Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2015.

M. Asadi, A. Behranginia, A. Salehi-Khojin,"Three-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfides Grown on Monolayer Graphene for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" Material Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA, USA, November 2015.

M. Asadi, B. Kumar, A. Behranginia, A. Salehi-Khojin, "Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon      Dioxide on Molybdenum Disulfide Edges", AIChE, November 18, Atlanta, 2014.

B. Kumar, M.Asadi, A. Salehi-Khojin, "Hetero-atomic Carbon Nanostructures for Carbon
Dioxide Reduction", AIChE, November. 18, Atlanta, 2014.

Patents and Patent Applications

A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Asadi, B. Sayahpour, P. Abbasi, Protected Anodes and Methods for Making and Using Same, Reference No.: 62/409,261, 2016.

A. Salehi-khojin, A. Behraginia , M. Asadi, P. Yasaei, Three Dimensional Structured Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Electrochemical Reactions, US Provisional PCT/US16/55939, 2016.

A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Asadi, P. Abbasi, Integrated CO2 Capture and Utilization Unit, Patent disclosure No.: 2017-041, 2016.

A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Asadi, B. Kumar, Novel Catalyst Systems for Advanced Metal-Air Batteries, US Provisional 62/091,585, 2015.

A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Asadi, B. Kumar, Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDCs) based Catalysts for CO2 Reduction, U.S. Patent No.: US 14/392,120, 2014.

A. Salehi-Khojin, M. Asadi, A. Monticelli, B. Kumar, P. Yasaei, Artificial Leaves for Solar Energy Storage, Patent disclosure No.: DH167, 2014.