Amin BabaeighazviniAugust 14, 2023 2023-09-12 22:57
Motivated to delve deeper into the world of bioplastics and biobased materials, Amin joined Dr. Acharya’s lab in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan (Usask) for his Ph.D. research. His doctoral work centered around exploring the applications of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) in nanocomposites, with a specific focus on the development of bioplastics. His research contributions in this area have led to prestigious Madan Gupta Ph.D. award as the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis of the college of engineering in 2023, several notable publications and conference presentations, solidifying his expertise in the field of biodegradable nanocomposites.
During his Ph.D., Amin made significant strides in the field of biodegradable materials by developing a remarkable innovation known as ChiralGlitter. Leveraging his expertise in CNCs, he successfully engineered a biodegradable glitter that offers a sustainable alternative to conventional plastic-based glitter. ChiralGlitter showcases his ingenuity in utilizing CNCs to create functional and eco-friendly materials. This great achievement highlights Amin’s commitment to developing innovative solutions that address environmental concerns with green chemistry while maintaining product performance and aesthetic appeal. Amin, as an entrepreneur, has displayed unwavering dedication and creativity in establishing ChiralGlitter as a prominent player in the biodegradable glitter industry. His passion for sustainability and innovation led him to develop a unique product that addresses the environmental concerns associated with traditional glitter. Amin’s entrepreneurial spirit shines through as he navigates the challenges of product development, market positioning, and customer engagement. Through his visionary leadership, ChiralGlitter has gained recognition for its eco-friendly glitter solutions, earning the trust of eco-conscious consumers, makeup artists, and craft enthusiasts alike. His in-depth knowledge of chemical compositions and reactions has enabled him to formulate biodegradable glitter products that meet the highest standards of quality and eco-friendliness. Amin’s expertise in chemical properties and their environmental impact has guided him in selecting sustainable materials that contribute to ChiralGlitter’s mission of reducing plastic waste and promoting ecological responsibility.
Building upon his research achievements, Amin has transitioned into a postdoctoral fellowship within the Department of Chemical Engineering at Usask since January 2023. In this role, he continues to expand his knowledge and expertise in the exciting realm of nanocomposites and bioplastics. With a steadfast commitment to sustainability, Amin actively contributes to the ongoing research and development of materials that pave the way for a more environmentally friendly future.
Amin’s dedication to his field and his passion for sustainable materials have shaped his career path, making him a promising researcher and instructor in the realm of chemical engineering, chemistry, nanocomposites and bioplastics. His ongoing efforts as a postdoctoral fellow are further expanding his expertise and propelling advancements in the field, positioning him at the forefront of research for a more sustainable and eco-conscious world.
In August 2023, Amin enthusiastically joined St. Peter’s College as a faculty member, embarking on a new chapter in his career as an educator. With a deep passion for teaching and a genuine desire to empower young minds, Amin is committed to imparting his vast knowledge and expertise to aspiring students. His genuine enthusiasm for education and his dedication to nurturing the next generation of problem solvers for the world make him a valuable asset to the academic community. Through his engaging teaching style, Amin seeks to inspire and motivate students, equipping them with the critical thinking skills and innovative mindset necessary to address real-world challenges and make a positive impact on society. As a faculty member, Amin’s genuine enthusiasm for learning and teaching creates a stimulating and supportive environment that fosters students’ intellectual growth and personal development.
Media and Interview Experience:
CTV News Channel Live Nation-Wide Talk: I had the chance to talk about my innovation on-air coast to coast and the importance of this finding for Canada as a green economy leader. (https://shorturl.at/cCGX6)
I also had chance to get interviews from the following media:
CBC (https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6685488), Saskatoon CTV (https://tinyurl.com/2n4rycy6), USask News (https://tinyurl.com/ykuxuhtv), The Star Phoenix Newspaper (https://tinyurl.com/2p9j3xyn), Global News (https://tinyurl.com/yp94u4f4)