B. A. Sc., Engineering Science, University of Toronto, 2004
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 2009
Ian Hosein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University. Ian completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, and graduate studies at Cornell University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The final year of his doctoral work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He then completed post-doctoral positions at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University, Canada.
At Syracuse University, Dr. Hosein leads an innovative group of graduate, undergraduate, and high school students to create materials-based solutions to address global issues on energy, the environment, and sustainability. Dr. Hosein is a winner of the ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Grant, the National Science Foundation Early CAREER award, and the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award.
Professor Hosein’s research aims to advance new materials platforms for sustainable energy conversion and storage. His group leverages expertise in creating materials from soft and inorganic systems, with an emphasis on directed self-organization, bio-inspired structures, novel compositions, and enhanced functional properties. A current focus of his research group is on increasing energy conversion in solar cells as well as increase storage capacity and performance in next-generation batteries. His work also includes the development of materials for water purification and environmental remediation, as well as efficient and robust methods for plastic recycling.