329 Link Hall
- B. A. Sc., Engineering Science, University of Toronto, 2004
- Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 2009
Areas of Expertise:
- Energy Conversion and Storage
- Advanced Composites
- Functional Surfaces
- Optical Materials and Devices
- Bioinspired Materials
Professor Hosein combines materials processing techniques with smart polymer chemistry and novel inorganic chemistry to create materials with tailored structure, composition and advanced optical, electronic, and chemical functionality. His work spans the spectrum from fundamental formation mechanisms to materials fabrication to application-driven research and development. Current applications target solar energy conversion, electro-chemical energy storage, chemical separation, and smart coatings.
Honors and Awards:
- NSF Career Award, 2018
- 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 2019
- The Association for UV & EB Technology, Innovation Award, 2020
- Nannan Ding, Ian D. Hosein, Multidirectional Polymer Waveguide Lattices for Enhanced Ultrawide-Angle Light Capture in Silicon Solar Cells. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2022.
- Shreyas Pathreeker, Paul Chando, Fu-Hao Chen, Saeid Biria, Hansheng Li, Ian D. Hosein, Superhydrophobic Polymer Composite Surfaces Developed via Photopolymerization. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2021, 3, 9, 4661–4672
- Francielli Genier, Ian D. Hosein, Effect of Coordination Behavior in Polymer Electrolytes for Sodium-Ion Conduction: A Molecular Dynamics Study of Poly(ethylene oxide) and Poly(tetrahydrofuran). Macromolecules, 2021, 54, 18, 8553–8562.
- Ian D. Hosein, The Promise of Calcium Batteries: Open Perspectives and Fair Comparisons. ACS Energy Letters, 2021, 6, 1560–1565.
- Ian D. Hosein, Light-Directed Organization of Polymer Materials from Photo-Reactive Formulations. Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 2673-2687.