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Dr Ali Zarbakhsh

Lecturer

Department School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
 1.13, Joseph Priestley Building, Mile End
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3259
Email a.zarbakhsh@qmul.ac.uk
Homepage http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/staff/alizarbakhsh.html

Research Keywords

Surfaces and interfaces, Drug Delivery & Biosensors, Membrane transport, Metal oil interface /Lubricant additives, Neutron and X-ray scattering

Research Interests

Structural studies of biological and polymeric systems at buried fluid-fluid interfaces. The current area of interest is a model for lipid emulsion drug delivery systems and interaction of a lipid monolayer with negatively charged polyelectrolytes such as DNA.

Techniques used are X-ray and neutron scattering, reflectivity, in-plane diffraction and small angle scattering in addition to vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy, ellipsometry and atomic force microscopy.

Personal website: www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/staff/zarbakhsh

Key Publications

Welbourn RJL, Truscott CL, Skoda MWA, Zarbakhsh A and Clarke SM (2016). Corrosion and inhibition of copper in hydrocarbon solution on a molecular level investigated using neutron reflectometry and XPS. Corrosion Science  vol. 115, 68-77. 10.1016/j.corsci.2016.11.010

Esmaeilzadeh P, Sadeghi MT, Bahramian A, Fakhroueian Z and Zarbakhsh A (2016). Superamphiphobic Surfaces Prepared by Coating Multi-functional Nanofluids. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces  10.1021/acsami.6b10913

Zieli┬┐ska K, Sun H, Campbell RA, Zarbakhsh A and Resmini M (2016). Smart nanogels at the air/water interface: structural studies by neutron reflectivity. Nanoscale  vol. 8, (9) 4951-4960. 10.1039/c5nr07538f

Wood MH, Casford MT, Steitz R, Zarbakhsh A, Welbourn RJL and Clarke SM (2016). Comparative Adsorption of Saturated and Unsaturated Fatty Acids at the Iron Oxide/Oil Interface. Langmuir  vol. 32, (2) 534-540. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b04435

ZARBAKHSH A and Bahramian A (2015). Interfacial equation of state for ionized surfactants at oil/water interfaces. Royal Society of Chemistry  Soft Matter  vol. 11, 6482-6491. 10.1039/c5sm01406a

2016

Welbourn RJL, Truscott CL, Skoda MWA, Zarbakhsh A and Clarke SM (2016). Corrosion and inhibition of copper in hydrocarbon solution on a molecular level investigated using neutron reflectometry and XPS. Corrosion Science  vol. 115, 68-77. 10.1016/j.corsci.2016.11.010

Esmaeilzadeh P, Sadeghi MT, Bahramian A, Fakhroueian Z and Zarbakhsh A (2016). Superamphiphobic Surfaces Prepared by Coating Multi-functional Nanofluids. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces  10.1021/acsami.6b10913

Zieli┬┐ska K, Sun H, Campbell RA, Zarbakhsh A and Resmini M (2016). Smart nanogels at the air/water interface: structural studies by neutron reflectivity. Nanoscale  vol. 8, (9) 4951-4960. 10.1039/c5nr07538f

Wood MH, Casford MT, Steitz R, Zarbakhsh A, Welbourn RJL and Clarke SM (2016). Comparative Adsorption of Saturated and Unsaturated Fatty Acids at the Iron Oxide/Oil Interface. Langmuir  vol. 32, (2) 534-540. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b04435

2015

ZARBAKHSH A and Bahramian A (2015). Interfacial equation of state for ionized surfactants at oil/water interfaces. Royal Society of Chemistry  Soft Matter  vol. 11, 6482-6491. 10.1039/c5sm01406a

Wood MH, Welbourn RJL, ZARBAKHSH A, Gutfreund P and Clarke SM (2015). Polarized Neutron Reflectometry of Nickel Corrosion Inhibitors. American Chemical Society  Langmuir: The Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids  vol. 31, (25) 7062-7072. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01718(2015)

Campana M, Hosking SL, Petkov JT, Tucker IM, Webster JRP, Zarbakhsh A and Lu JR (2015). Adsorption of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) at the Oil/Water Interface: A Neutron Reflection Study. Langmuir  vol. 31, (20) 5614-5622. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00646

2014

Zarbakhsh A, Campana M and Webster JRP (2014). Structural Studies of Nonionic Dodecanol Ethoxylates at the Oil?Water Interface: Effect of Increasing Head Group Size. Acs  Langmuir: The Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids  vol. 34, 10241-10247. 10.1021/la502559r

2013

Servant A, Rogers S, Zarbakhsh A and Resmini M (2013). Polymeric organic nanogels: Structural studies and correlation between morphology and catalytic efficiency. New Journal of Chemistry  vol. 37, (12) 4103-4109. 10.1039/c3nj00462g

ZARBAKHSH* A, Campana M, Webster JRP, Gutberlet T and Wojciechowski K (2013). Surfactant mixtures at the oil?water interface. Elsevier  Journal of Colloid and Interface Science  vol. 398, 126-133. 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.01.069

Zarbakhsh A, Resmini M, Servant A and Rogers S (2013). Organic nanogels with enzyme-like activity: structural studies and correlation between morphology and catalytic efficiency. Rsc  New J. Chem  vol. 37, 4103-41409. 10.1039/C3NJ00462G

2012

Zarbakhsh A, Lawrence MJ, Webster JRP and Campana M (2012). Structural conformation of lipids at the oil?water interface. Rsc Publishing Logo  Softmatter  vol. 8, (34) 8904-8910. 10.1039/C2SM26028J

2011

Campana M, Teichert A, Clarke S, Steitz R, Webster JRP and Zarbakhsh A (2011). Surfactant adsorption at the metal-oil interface. Langmuir  vol. 27, (10) 6085-6090. 10.1021/la200670w

2010

Zarbakhsh A, Campana M, Webster JRP and Wojciechowski K (2010). Stabilization of alkylated azacrown ether by fatty acid at the air-water interface. Langmuir  vol. 26, (23) 18194-18198. 10.1021/la103620b

Zarbakhsh A, Campana M, Mills D and Webster JRP (2010). Structural studies of aliphatic substituted phthalocyanine-lipid multilayers. Langmuir  vol. 26, (19) 15383-15387. 10.1021/la102876r

2009

Zarbakhsh A, Webster JRP and Wojciechowski K (2009). Neutron reflectivity study of alkylated azacrown ether at the air-liquid and the liquid-liquid interfaces. Langmuir  vol. 25, (19) 11569-11575. 10.1021/la901485w

Zarbakhsh A, Webster JRP and Eames J (2009). Structural studies of surfactants at the oil-water interface by neutron reflectometery. Langmuir  vol. 25, (7) 3953-3956. 10.1021/la802812r

Zarbakhsh A, Webster JR and Eames J (2009). Structural Studies of Surfactants at the Oil-Water Interface by Neutron Reflectometery (dagger). Langmuir  10.1021/la802812r

2007

Bowers J, Zarbakhsh A, McLure IA, Webster JRP, Steitz R and Christenson HK (2007). Composition profile of a wetting film in a binary mixture. J Phys Chem C  vol. 111, (15) 5568-5571. 10.1021/jp0711951

Zarbakhsh A and Webster JRP (2007). Effect of counter ion size and charge on the structure of amphipiles adsorbed at a liquid-liquid interface using neutron reflectometry. Abstr Pap Am Chem S  vol. 233,

2006

Chavda S, Coumbarides GS, Dinglan M, Eames J and Zarbakhsh A (2006). A convenient laboratory synthesis of deuterium-labelled trimethyl tetradecyl ammonium sulphate. J Labelled Compd Rad  vol. 49, (2) 147-151. 10.1002/jlcr.1035

2005

Zarbakhsh A, Bowers J and Webster JRP (2005). Width of the hexadecane-water interface: A discrepancy resolved. Langmuir  vol. 21, (25) 11596-11598. 10.1021/la051809y

Zarbakhsh A, Querol A, Bowers J, Yaseen M, Lu JR and Webster JRP (2005). Neutron reflection from the liquid-liquid interface: Adsorption of hexadecylphosphorylcholine to the hexadecane-aqueous solution interface. Langmuir  vol. 21, (25) 11704-11709. 10.1021/la0518086

Adya AK, Zarbakhsh A, Bowers J, Shcherbakov MV and Webster JRP (2005). Neutron reflectivity study of grafted poly(ethylene glycol) in the presence of an aqueous bovine serum albumin solution. J Indian Chem Soc  vol. 82, (12) 1133-1140.

Bowers J, Zarbakhsh A, Christenson HK, McLure IA, Webster JRP and Steitz R (2005). Neutron reflectivity studies of critical adsorption: Behavior of the surface scaling function. Phys Rev E  vol. 72, (4) 10.1103/PhysRevE.72.041606

Zarbakhsh A, Querol A, Bowers J and Webster JRP (2005). Structural studies of amphiphiles adsorbed at liquid-liquid interfaces using neutron reflectometry. Faraday Discuss  vol. 129, 155-167. 10.1039/b404732j

2004

Bowers J, Zarbakhsh A, Querol A, Christenson HK, McLure IA and Cubitt R (2004). Adsorption from alkane plus perfluoroalkane mixtures at fluorophobic and fluorophilic surfaces. II. Crossover from critical adsorption to complete wetting. J Chem Phys  vol. 121, (18) 9058-9065. 10.1063/1.1805501

2003

Bowers J, Zarbakhsh A, Christenson HK, McLure IA and Cubitt R (2003). Adsorption from alkane plus perfluoroalkane mixtures at fluorophobic and fluorophilic surfaces. I. Nature of the noncritical adsorption profiles. J Chem Phys  vol. 119, (22) 11917-11925. 10.1063/1.1624826

Loste E, Diaz-Marti E, Zarbakhsh A and Meldrum FC (2003). Study of calcium carbonate precipitation under a series of fatty acid Langmuir monolayers using brewster angle microscopy. Langmuir  vol. 19, (7) 2830-2837. 10.1021/la026837k

2001

Bowers J, Zarbakhsh A, Webster JRP, Hutchings LR and Richards RW (2001). Neutron reflectivity studies at liquid-liquid interfaces: Methodology and analysis. Langmuir  vol. 17, (1) 140-145. 10.1021/la001119o

Bowers J, Zarbakhsh A, Webster JRP, Hutchings LR and Richards RW (2001). Structure of a spread film of a polybutadiene-poly(ethylene oxide) linear diblock copolymer at the air-water interface as determined by neutron reflectometry. Langmuir  vol. 17, (1) 131-139. 10.1021/la001118w

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