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Portrait of  Nahid Mohajeri. Nahid Mohajeri
Associate Research Professor,
FSEC & MSE Joint Appointment
Solar Technologies Research

(321) 638-1525
(321) 504-3438


Ph.D. Chemistry
Florida Institute of Technology, 1999

M.S. Chemistry
Florida Institute of Technology,  1994

B.S. Chemical Engineering
Amir Kabir University,  1990

Research Focus:

  • Soft materials processing and characterization
  • Materials for energy storage
  • Materials for sensors
  • Ionic polymers

Dr. Mohajeri's main areas of research interest include: thermal and chemical degradation of organic and inorganic materials, hydrogen storage, hydrogen sensors, polymer coating, and solid polymer electrolytes for energy storage application.

At present, Dr. Mohajeri's research efforts are focused on chemical and thermal stability of high temperature fluids (HTF) used in concentrated solar power (CSP) applications and research and development of durable proton exchange membranes for fuel cell applications. 

In addition, she has extensive experience in research and development of specialty chemochromic pigments for hydrogen leak detection. The aim of this work is to generate functional materials that visually detect hydrogen leaks in ambient air from the minute gas leaks from pipes, flange joints and ports.

Scientific and Professional Societies:

  • American Chemical Society

Awards & Honors:

  • 2012-2013 UCF’s Research Incentive Award

Recent Publications:

2013 B. P. Pearman, N. Mohajeri,  D. K. Slattery, M. D. Hampton, D. S. Seal , A. Cullen, “The Chemical Behavior and Degradation Mitigation Effect of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles in Perfluorosulfonbic acid Polymer Electrolyte MembranesPolym. Degrad. Stab. 98, 1766.
2013 M. P. Rodgers , B. P. Pearman, L. J. Bonville , D. A. Cullen, N. Mohajeri, D. K. Slattery, “Evaluation of the effect of impregnated platinum on PFSA degradation for PEM fuel cells”, J. Electrochem. Soc. 160, F1123.
2013 M. P. Rodgers, B. P. Pearman, N. Mohajeri, L. J. Bonville, D.K. Slattery, “Effect of Perfluorosulfonic Acid Membrane Equivalent Weight on Degradation Under Accelerated Stress Conditions”, Electrochimica Acta 100, 180.
2013 B. P. Pearman, N. Mohajeri, R. P. Brooker, M. P. Rodgers, D. K. Slattery, M. D. Hampton, D. A. Cullen, S. Seal, “The Degradation Mitigation Effect of Cerium Oxide in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes in Extended Fuel Cell Durability Tests”, J. Power Sources 335, 75.
2012 M. P. Rodgers, R. P. Brooker, N. Mohajeri, L. J. Bonville, H. R. Kunz, D.K. Slattery, J. M. Fenton, “Comparison of Proton Exchange Membranes Degradation Rates Between Accelerated and Performance Tests”, J. Electrochem. Soc. 159, F338.
2012 M. P. Rodgers, N. Mohajeri, L. J. Bonville, D. K. Slattery, “Accelerated Testing of Polymer Electrolyte Membranes in Fuel Cells Containing Pt/C and PtCo/C Catalysts”, J. Electrochem. Soc. 159, B564.
2011 S. L. N. H. Rhoden, C. A. Linkous, N. Mohajeri, D. Diaz, Paul Brooker, D. K. Slattery, J. M. Fenton, “Low equivalent weight Friedel-Crafts cross-linked poly(ether ether ketone)”, J. Membr. Sci., 376, 290.
2011 N. Mohajeri, A. T-Raissi, J. Baik “TG/DTA of hydrogen reduction kinetics of TiO2 supported chemochromic pigments”, Thermochimica Acta, 518, 119.
2010 N. Mohajeri, A. T-Raissi,. G. Bokerman, J. E. Captain, B. V. Peterson, M. Whitten, S. Trigwell, C. Berger, J. Brenner, “TEM-XRD analysis of PdO particles on TiO2 support for chemochromic detection of hydrogen”,  Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical 144, 208.
2010 S. L. N. H. Rhoden, C. A. Linkous, N. Mohajeri, D. Diaz, D. K. Slattery, J. M. Fenton, “Stabilized phosphotungstic acid and sulfonated poly(etheretherketone) polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cell applications“, J. Electrochem. Soc. 157, B1095.


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