Dr. Shaghayegh Hamzhelou


Dr. Shaghayegh Hamzehlou obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in polymer engineering at Amir Kabir University of Technology (Poly Technique of Tehran) on 2003 and 2006, respectively. Later, she worked for 4 years as R&D Engineer in a manufacturing company, working on polymer based insulation materials for high voltage generators. In 2010, she moved to University of Basque country to do the PhD in the framework of a European project, Marie Curie training network ITN NANOPOLY. She spent two secondments during her PhD at Freie University of Berlin and BASF Company (Ludwigshafen, Germany). In 2014, she joined Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering as a postdoctoral fellow involving in a European project RECOBA H2020- SPIRE-2014 for 3 years. Later she won a competitive proposal-based grant at University of Basque Country where she is currently working as a researcher. She published more than 30 articles, 4 book chapters and coedited two books. She presented in 33 different national and international conferences/meetings. She was a keynote lecturer at the Polymer Reaction Engineering Conference X (PRE 10), 2018. She won the Jürgen Springer Prize for Young Scientists, POLYCHAR 27, in World Forum on Advanced Materials Naples 2019, and the prize of “The Extraordinary Doctorate Thesis of 2013/2014” from the University of the Basque Country.

Her research is focused on polymer reaction engineering, modelling and simulation of kinetics, topology, microstructure and morphology of the complex polymerization systems.