Department of Materials


Dr Sina Saremi Yarahmadi BSc, MSc, PhD

Photo of Dr Sina Saremi Yarahmadi

Senior Lecturer in 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


Hildyard, R., Mohammadpour, M., Saremi-Yarahmadi, S., Pacella, M. (2020) Multiscale numerical and experimental analysis of tribological performance of GO coating on steel substrates. Materials, 13(1). 10.3390/ma13010041

Wu, J., Zhao, J., Vaidhyanathan, B., Zhang, H., Anshuman, A., Nare, A., Saremi-Yarahmadi, S. (2020) Rapid microwave-assisted bulk production of high-quality reduced graphene oxide for lithium ion batteries. Materialia, 13. 10.1016/j.mtla.2020.100833

Liu, M., Xiao, X., Zhao, S., Saremi-Yarahmadi, S., Chen, M., Zheng, J., Li, S., Chen, L. (2019) ZIF-67 derived Co@CNTs nanoparticles: Remarkably improved hydrogen storage properties of MgH 2 and synergetic catalysis mechanism . International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(2). 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.11.078

Saremi-Yarahmadi, S., Binner, J., Vaidhyanathan, B. (2018) Erosion and mechanical properties of hydrothermally-resistant nanostructured zirconia components. Ceramics International, 44(9). 10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.03.074

Anshuman, A., Saremi-Yarahmadi, S., Vaidhyanathan, B. (2018) Enhanced catalytic performance of reduced graphene oxide-TiO2 hybrids for efficient water treatment using microwave irradiation. RSC Advances, 8(14). 10.1039/c8ra00031j

Xiao, X., Liu, Z., Saremi-Yarahmadi, S., Gregory, D.H. (2016) Facile preparation of β-/γ-MgH2 nanocomposites under mild conditions and pathways to rapid dehydrogenation. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18(15). 10.1039/c5cp07762a

Breternitz, J., Farrugia, L.J., Godula-Jopek, A., Saremi-Yarahmadi, S., Malka, I.E., Hoang, T.K.A., Gregory, D.H. (2015) Reaction of [Ni(H2O)6](NO3)2 with gaseous NH3; crystal growth via in-situ solvation. Journal of Crystal Growth, 412. 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2014.11.021