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Dr. Sajjad Husain Mir
Visiting Research Fellow, CRANN
Visiting Research Fellow, Chemistry
Visiting Research Fellow, CONNECT


Dr Sajjad is a nanomaterial scientist at Trinity College Dublin's School of Chemistry. Sajjad has his B.Sc (2009) and M.Sc (2011) in Industrial Chemistry from India and received his PhD (2016) in Material Sciences from Japan. His research focused on the development of hybrid functional nanomaterials, where he explored some novel and facile self-assembly routes to fabricate organic electronic materials. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2018) in Yokohama City University, Japan, where they first time explored ferroelasticity in molecular single crystals. He joined Trinity College Dublin's School of Chemistry (April 2018) on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship. Here, he made major innovative contributions in the field of nanopatterning for optics applications, as the lead polymer scientist in a mixed-discipline team. They demonstrated nanopatterned glass substrates with >99% antireflective properties, a commercially valuable result which will be exploited in a start-up company. This work resulted in a patent filing (26/03/2021 - No.2104319.5). Further, he directly collaborated with industry (Malvern Optics Ltd) to adapt this nanopatterning process for anti-reflective sapphire windows and continue to lead tasks in the ~8.3 million Euro industry-academic H2020 SUN-PILOT project, aiming to upscale block-copolymer nanopatterning for anti-reflective surfaces to pilot production. Dr Sajjad has won various national and international fundings and awards and secured more than +1 million Euro research grants. He is serving in editorial boards of different chemical societies and publishing houses.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sajjad Husain Mir, Yuichi Takasaki, Emile Richard Engel, Satoshi Takamizawa, Ferroelasticity in an Organic Crystal: A Macroscopic and Molecular Level Study, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 56, (50), 2017, p15882 - 15885 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Mir, S.H., Ochiai, B., One-Pot Fabrication of Hollow Polymer@Ag Nanospheres for Printable Translucent Conductive Coatings, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 4, (14), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Shah, S., Shiblee, M.D.N.I., Rahman, J.M.H., Basher, S., Mir, S.H., Kawakami, M., Furukawa, H., Khosla, A., 3D printing of electrically conductive hybrid organic"inorganic composite materials, Microsystem Technologies, 2018, p1-5 Journal Article, 2018

A. Khosla, S. Shah, MDNI. Shiblee, S. H. Mir, L. A. Nagahara, T. Thundat, P. K. Shekar, M. Kawakami, H. Furukawa , Carbon fiber doped thermosetting elastomer for flexible sensors: physical properties and microfabrication, Nature Scientific Reports, 8, (12313), 2018, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Sajjad Husain Mir, Brian D. Jennings, Goekalp Engin Akinoglu, Andrew Selkirk, Riley Gatensby, Parvaneh Mokarian‐Tabari, Enhanced Dye Degradation through Multi‐Particle Confinement in a Porous Silicon Substrate: A Highly Efficient, Low Band Gap Photocatalyst, Advanced Optical Materials, 2002238, 2021, p1-9 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Sajjad Husain Mir, Yuichi Takasaki, Satoshi Takamizawa, An organoferroelasticity driven by molecular conformational change, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20, (7), 2018, p4631--4635 Journal Article, 2018

S. H. Mir, G. Rydzek, P.M.Z.Hasan, E. Y.Danish, M. Aslam, A. Khosla, Free standing porous composite films and membranes obtained through substrate-guided assembly, Materials Letters, 288, 2021, p1-5 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Tabee Jan, Masood Ahmad Rizvi, Syed Kazim Moosvi, Mohd Hanief Najar, Sajjad Husain Mir, and Gh Mustafa Peerzada, A Switching-Type Positive Temperature Coefficient Behavior Exhibited by PPy/(PhSe)2 Nanocomposite Prepared by Chemical Oxidative Polymerization, ACS Omega, 2021, p1-9 Journal Article, 2021 URL

GE Akinoglu, SH Mir, R Gatensby, G Rydzek, P Mokarian-Tabari, Block Copolymer Derived Vertically Coupled Plasmonic Arrays for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 2020, p23410 - 23416 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text URL

Sajjad Husain Mir, Gaulthier Rydzek, Larry Akio Nagahara, Ajit Khosla, and Parvaneh Mokarian-Tabari, Review-Recent Advances in Block-Copolymer Nanostructured Subwavelength Antireflective Surfaces, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 167 , 2020, p037502- Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text URL

Flavien Sciortino, Sajjad Husain Mir, Amir Pakdel, Oruganti Anjaneyulu, Hideki Abe, Agnieszka Witecka, Dayangku Noorfazidah Awang Shri, Gaulthier Rydzek, Katsuhiko Ariga, Saloplastics as multiresponsive ion exchange reservoirs and catalyst support, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 URL

S. H. Mir, Perspective-Accelerated Discovery of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials via Machine Learning, 2021, p Journal Article, 2021 URL

M. Ahmad Rizvi, Z. Hussain, F. Ali, A. Amin, S. H. Mir, G. Rydzek, R. M. Jagtap, S. K. Pardeshi, R. A. Qadri, K. Ariga , Bioactive supra decorated thiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid derivatives attenuate cellular oxidative stress by enhancing catalase activity, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 22, 2020, p7942 - 7951 Journal Article, 2020

Sajjad Husain Mir, Bungo Ochiai, Conductive Polymer-Ag Honeycomb Thin Film: The Factors Affecting the Complexity of the Microstructure, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165, (8), 2018, pB3030--B3034 Journal Article, 2018

Mir, S.H., Ochiai, B., Development of Hierarchical Polymer@Pd Nanowire-Network: Synthesis and Application as Highly Active Recyclable Catalyst and Printable Conductive Ink, ChemistryOpen, 5, (3), 2016, p213-218 Journal Article, 2016

Mir, S.H., Ebata, K., Yanagiya, H., Ochiai, B., Alignment of Ag nanoparticles with graft copolymer bearing thiocarbonyl moieties, Microsystem Technologies, 24, (1), 2018, p605-611 Journal Article, 2018

Sajjad Husain Mir, Yuichi Takasaki, Emile R. Engel, Satoshi Takamizawa, Controllability of coercive stress in organoferroelasticity by the incorporation of a bulky flipping moiety in molecular crystals, CrystEngComm, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Mir, S.H., Ochiai, B., Fabrication of Polymer-Ag Honeycomb Hybrid Film by Metal Complexation Induced Phase Separation at the Air/Water Interface, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 301, (9), 2016, p1026-1031 Journal Article, 2016

Khursheed Ahmad Parrey, Anver Aziz, S. G. Ansari, Sajjad Husain Mir, Ajit Khosla, Asad Niazi, Synthesis and Characterization of an Efficient Hole-Conductor Free Halide Perovskite CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 Semiconductor Absorber Based Photovoltaic Device for IOT, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165, (8), 2018, pB3023--B3029 Journal Article, 2018

Hyder, M.K.M.Z., Akhtar, S., Mir, S.H., Khosla, A., Density, excess molar volume and some of their derived properties of the binary systems of methyl acetate with methyl derivatives of monoethanolamine between 293.15 and 313.15 K, Microsystem Technologies, 2018, p1-15 Journal Article, 2018

Engel, E.R., Takasaki, Y., Mir, S.H., Takamizawa, S., Twinning ferroelasticity facilitated by the partial flipping of phenyl rings in single crystals of 4,4"-dicarboxydiphenyl ether, Royal Society Open Science, 5, (1), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Mir, S.H., Takasaki, Y., Engel, E.R., Takamizawa, S., Ferroelasticity in an Organic Crystal: A Macroscopic and Molecular Level Study, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 56, (50), 2017, p15882-15885 Journal Article, 2017

Shah, S., Shiblee, M.D.N.I., Mir, S.H., Nagahara, L.A., Thundat, T., Sekhar, P.K., Kawakami, M., Furukawa, H., Khosla, A., Hybrid micromolding of silver micro fiber doped electrically conductive elastomeric composite polymer for flexible sensors and electronic devices, Microsystem Technologies, 2017, p1-6 Journal Article, 2017

R. M. Jagtap, S. K. Pardeshi, Aiman Nabi, Zakir Hussain, Sajjad Husain Mir, Masood Ahmad Rizvi, Exploring supramolecular aggregation behaviour of bioactive thiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid derivatives, Microsystem Technologies, 2018, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Sajjad Husain Mir, Yuichi Takasaki, Emile Richard Engel, Satoshi Takamizawa, Enhancement of dissipated energy by large bending of an organic single crystal undergoing twinning deformation, RSC Advances, (8), 2018, p21933 - 21936 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Sajjad Husain Mir, Larry Akio Nagahara, Thomas Thundat, Parvaneh Mokarian-Tabari, Hidemitsu Furukawa, Ajit Khosla, Review Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Functional Materials: An Integrated Platform for Applied Technologies, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165, (8), 2018, pB3137--B3156 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text DOI

SH Mir, PMZ Hasan, EY Danish, M Aslam, Pd-induced phase separation in poly (methyl methacrylate) telopolymer: synthesis of nanostructured catalytic Pd nanorods, Colloid and Polymer Science, 298, 2020, p441 - 448 Journal Article, 2020 URL

S Bashir, SK Moosvi, T Jan, G Rydzek, SH Mir, MA Rizvi, Development of Polythiophene/Prussian Red Nanocomposite with Dielectric, Photocatalytic and Metal Scavenging Properties, Journal of Electronic Materials, 49, 2020, p418 - 427 Journal Article, 2020

Flavien Sciortino, Noelia M. Sanchez-Ballester, Sajjad Husain Mir, Gaulthier Rydzek, Functional Elastomeric Copolymer Membranes Designed by Nanoarchitectonics Approach for Methylene Blue Removal, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 2021, p1-12 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Research Expertise


Polymer Synthesis, Hybrid Materials, Conductive Inks, Crystallography, Solid State Chemistry, Materials Chemistry,Metal Nanoparticles




Awards and Honours

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship April 02, 2018

Enterprise Ireland's H2020 Proposal Preparation Support 2021-22

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT) Fellowship April 01, 2013

Brain Korea-21 (BK-21) Fellowship, South Korea April 01, 2012

Participant in 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Germany. 26 June, 2019

Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc, INSA, NASI): Summer research fellow July-Sep 2011

Awarded Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Chemical Sciences by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), India


Society of Polymer Science Japan 1/4/2014 – 31/3/2018

Chemical Society of Japan 1/4/2015 – 31/3/2018

Materials Research Society 01-01-2020 – 31-12-2020

International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) 30-10-2020