Mohammad Najafpour

Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic SciencesIran

Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour received his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2009. Mahdi is a recipient of several awards and fellowships, notably the gold medal of the National Chemistry Olympiad in 2004; he ranked first in the Khwarizmi Youth Festival in 2010, and he was selected for the TWAS young affiliateship (2014), the Al-Biruni award by the Academy of Sciences of Iran (2015), and he was selected among the best researchers in Iran by Ministry of Science of Iran (2015). Currently, he is a faculty member in Chemistry in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) (Zanjan, Iran). As a nanobioinorganic chemist, Mahdi believes that with learning strategies from natural systems, design of modern catalysts for all reactions using only earth-abundant, low-cost and environment-friendly metal ions is possible. Mahdi and his research group explore transition metal compounds such as water-oxidizing catalysts for artificial photosynthesis. He is the author of over 160 publications in these and other areas.

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Using the energy from sunlight, photosynthesis usually converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds, which are important for all living creatures. Photosynthesis is one of the most important reactions on Earth, and it is a scientific field that is intrinsically interdisciplinary, and many research groups have considered photosynthesis. The aim of this book is to provide new progresses on applied aspects of photosynthesis, and different research groups collected their voluble results from study of this interesting process. All sections have been written by experts in their fields, and book chapters present different and new subjects on photosynthesis.

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