Mojtaba is a Materials Scientist and a Research Associate at Cavendish Laboratory and he has five years' experience in entrepreneurship inspired by winning the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) competitions. He is a co-founder and technical advisor of Cambridge Materials, a start-up company that develops energy harvesting devices based on emerging semiconductors.
He completed his PhD in 2018 at the Optoelectronics group, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, working under the supervision of Professor Sir Richard Friend. His work has addressed a number of important challenges in the development of hybrid perovskite semiconductors and their implementation for broad applications particularly optoelectronic devices and led to a number of key patents and publications in the field. Prior to this, Mojtaba received an MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland where he worked with Professor Michael Grätzel on development and implementation of novel materials in emerging solar cells.