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Postdoc Profile: Zahra Khademmodaresi

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebrates the significant contributions postdocs make to research and discovery, both university and nationwide. This Postdoc Profile is a part of a series to commemorate NPAW which takes place from September 15 to 23, 2022. 


Q: What is your name?

Zahra Khademmodaresi

Q: Where are you from?

Shiraz, Fars, Iran

Q: Where do you work at ASU?

School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Q: Where did you earn your doctorate?

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran

Q: What does your research focus on?

My research project is on electrocatalytic activation and cycling of moisture-swing direct air capture materials. A novelty of this approach is achieving reactive separations of CO2 from the air via mechanisms involving the transfer of chemical potential energy to regenerate CO2 capture sites using a combination of water hydration and electrochemical potentials for catalytically reducing CO2.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I enjoy hanging out in groups, at home, at university, in the gym, and more. My favorite hobby is cooking.

Q: What are your career goals? 

Working toward professional development.