After receiving a first class PhD degree in Physics from University of Houston, Texas (USA) in 1990 and two years postdoc in Texas Center for Superconductivity, Professor Moshfegh joined Sharif University of Technology in 1992. After twenty years activities on Experimental Physics on Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films with particular application of Nanostructures on Solar Energy and Catalysis, he has established a group called NEST in the Sharif University of Technology in 2011.
NEST represents our group activity on the following interdisciplinary fields namely: Nano, Energy, Surface and Thin films with emphasis on Solar Energy conversion and applications of efficient nanostructured materials. In recent years, we have focused on growth, characterization and applications of novel 2D materials, including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and g-C3N4 in Energy and Environment. In particular, the NEST is actively involved in applications of nanostructured materials in Production of Hydrogen via Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting reaction, CO2 reduction, Photo-degradation of toxic wastes to useful chemicals by using visible light as well as Supercapacitors.