Sito web (scheda personale)
Centro temporaneo Progetto Ecosistema dell'Innovazione
Research Institute
Research Institute for Green and Blue Growth

Najmeh Karimian obtained her Bachelor degree in pure chemistry (1999) and master degree in analytical chemistry (2005) from Iran. Najmeh received her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran (2014). During her Ph.D. studies, as a visiting researcher, she joined the “Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre” at Linkoping University in Sweden, where her work was focused on the development of electrochemical sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymers. In 2015, she was awarded with a Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship by the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems at University Ca’ Foscari of Venice in Italy, where she developed her researches on the fabrication and evaluation of nanoelectrode ensembles (NEEs) as sensing platforms.

Najmeh’s scientific interests are related to:

  • Surface modification using molecularly imprinting technology
  • Development of electrochemical chemo/bio-sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymers for diagnostics of arts work, environmental, clinical and food analysis.
  • Development and using of nanoelectrodes as sensing platforms for chemo/bio-analytical applications.
  • Development of analytical/electroanalytical chemistry in the field of Cultural Heritage (CH), from the methods of characterization of materials to the procedures aiming at diagnosing the state of conservation of CH assets.
  • Development of polymer based systems tailored for the conservation needs and related restoration treatments. In particular recent research goals are aimed to develop sensors for the analysis of proteins and saccharides in works of art.

Education and Training

26 February 2019

Workshop: Le Scienze e i Beni Culturali: innovazione e multidisciplinarietà, Università degli studi di Milano, Milan, Italy

24 -28 July 2017

Summer School on Multifunctional Smart Coating and Surfaces, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

1-2 Jun 2016

Workshop on Biosensors, Aptasensors and Microbial Detection, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden

24 May 2016

Summer School on Mobile Diagnostics, Biosensors 2016, Svenska Massan, Gothenburg, Sweden

April 2014

Doctorate degree in Analytical Chemistry, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

Dissertation title: “Fabrication of electrochemical sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymers for determination of Nicotinamide, TroponinT and Folic acid”.

Level in national classification: Excellent

February 2012- January 2013

Visiting researcher, Prof. Anthony Turner’s group, Biosensors & Bioelectronics Centre, Deptartment of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden

February 2005

Master degree in Analytical Chemistry, Damghan University of Basic Science, Damghan, Iran.

Dissertation title: “Simultaneous spectrophotometric determination of Citric and Ascorbic acid by using artificial neural network and H-Point standard addition method”.

Level in national classification: Excellent

July 1999

Bachelor degree in Pure Chemistry, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran


Work experience

February 2019-present

Researcher, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca' Foscari Univeristy of Venice, Venice-Mestre, Italy

September 2015-September 2017

Postdoctoral researcher, Prof. Paolo Ugo’s group, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems (DMSN), University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Venice-Mestre, Italy

October 2006- July 2010

Lecture, (teaching in the field of Chemistry, teaching in the laboratory of Analytical Chemistry)

  • Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
  • Payame Noor University of Tabas, Tabas, Iran
  • Payame Noor University of Ferdows, Ferdows, Iran