Crwsibl Cymru 2023
Dr Zari Tehrani holds a BSc, MSc, MBL, Mres, PhD in Nanotechnology and MRSC. Over the span of her career, she has amassed a broad network of industrial and academic collaborators and has been a driver for innovation in her projects, namely, developing the world’s first graphene biosensor and developing the world’s first all-printed rechargeable thin film battery.
As part of her Sêr Cymru Senior Research Fellowship, awarded in 2017, she has had exposure and experience of leading and driving her own research. Most recently, as a Senior Industrial Fellow with the Royal Academy of Engineering, she has sought out a new challenge – the development of Gel Electrolyte Polymers for use in high scale sodium-ion batteries in conjunction with industrial partners. By coupling extensive experience in printable electronic devices, polymer chemistry and electrochemistry with 17 years of experience in surface characterisation and chemistry, she will be working on unlocking key technology driving the electric revolution. Her track record is a testament to her adaptability and ability to navigate different scientific fields with success.