UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Naghmeh Saeidi Bidokhti

Naghmeh Saeidi Bidokhti received her BSc degree in Food Industries and Science Engineering from, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran in 2010. She completed her MSc degree in Renewable Energy Systems Engineering from University of Surrey, Surrey, UK in 2012.

Research project

Title: Use of porous materials in electrochemical energy conversion devices

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have potential applications in the fields of hydrogen storage, gas separation, sensing and catalysis, owing to their fascinating structures and unusual properties, such
as permanent nanoscale porosity, high surface area, uniform structured cavity and tunable composition. These properties provide an opportunity for the supramolecular host–guest chemistry in MOFs. In particular, the incorporation of nanoparticles (NPs) in MOFs attracts much attention because of the synergetic physical and chemical properties of MOFs and NPs. The aim of this project is to investigate the catalytic activity of MOFs and/or MOF templated carbons with embedded metal/metal oxide NPs in electrochemical energy conversion devices, such as fuel cells


MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Engineering, University of Surrey, Surrey, United Kingdom,2012
B.Sc. in Food Industries and Science Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran, 2010