Department of Materials


Dr Sina Saremi Yarahmadi BSc, MSc, PhD

Photo of Dr Sina Saremi Yarahmadi

Lecturer - Functional Ceramics


Sina obtained his BSc in Material Science from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. After completing his MSc at Queen Mary University of London, he briefly worked as Research Scientist at Nanoforce Technology Ltd before moving to Loughborough University in 2007 to commence his PhD studies in the field of nanostructured oxides for photoelectrochemical water splitting. He then worked as Research Associate in the Materials Department at Loughborough University, working on developing innovative processing of nanostructured ceramic materials and components.  In July 2013, he joined the School of Chemistry at University of Glasgow as a Research Associate working with Prof. Gregory focusing on synthesis and processing of inorganic materials for energy applications. In February 2015 he returned to Loughborough to take a position as a Lecturer in functional ceramics.


  • BSc in Materials Engineering (Sharif University of Technology, Iran)
  • MSc in Materials Research (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • PhD in Nanostructured Oxide Thin Films (Loughborough University)


Outline of main research interests:

  • Functional ceramic nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage
  • Nanostructured thin films and bulk components
  • Nonconventional microwave synthesis and processing of nanomaterials
  • Solar hydrogen generation and solar cells
  • Investigating the properties of ceramic materials and their nanostructure along with the evaluation of the consequent effects on the performance


Current teaching responsibilities:

  • MPB204 Ceramics: Processing and Properties
  • MPC104 - MPD103 Tomorrow's Materials


Recent publications:

  • J. Breternitz, L. J. Farrugia, A. Goldula-Jopek, S. Saremi-Yarahmadi, I. E. Malka, T. K. A. Hoang, D. H. Gregory, Reaction of [Ni(H2O)6](NO3)2 with gaseous NH3 — Crystal growth viain-situ solvation, J. Cryst. Growth 2015 (412) 1-6.
  • S. Saremi-Yarahmadi, W. Whittow, B. Vaidhyanathan, Simulation of electromagnetic field distribution within nanostructured iron oxide photoelectrodes for solar driven water splitting, J. Appl. Surf. Sci. 2013 (275) 65.
  • B. Vaidhyanathan, S. Saremi-Yarahmadi, U. Wijayantha, Fabrication of nanostructured α-Fe2O3 films for solar-driven hydrogen generation using hybrid heating, Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings 2011 (32) 11-20.

Selected publications:

  • S. Saremi-Yarahmadi, B. Vaidhyanathan, U. Wijayantha, Microwave-assisted low temperature fabrication of nanostructured α-Fe2O3 electrodes for solar-driven hydrogen generation, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2010 (35) 10155.
  • S. Saremi-Yarahmadi, K.G.U. Wijayantha, A.A. Tahir, B. Vaidhyanathan, Nanostructured α-Fe2O3 electrodes for solar driven water splitting: Effect of doping agents on preparation and performance, J. Phys. Chem. C 2009 (113) 4768
  • A.A. Tahir, K.G.U. Wijayantha, S. Saremi-Yarahmadi, M. Mazhar, V. McKee, Nanostructured α-Fe2O3 thin Films for photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation, Chem. Mater. 2009 (21) 3763.
  • U. Wijayantha, S. Saremi-Yarahmadi, L. M. Peter, Kinetics of oxygen evolution at α-Fe2O3 photoanodes: a study by photoelectrochemical impedance spectroscopy, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011 (13) 5264.Inside Front Cover of PCCP,
  • I. R. McDonald, R. F. Howe, S. Saremi-Yarahmadi, U. Wijayantha, Photo-induced Superparamagnetism in  Nanostructured α-Fe2O3J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010 (1) 2488.