Hamed Shahsavan

Hamed Shahsavan
Assistant Professor
Location: E6 2018
Phone: 519-888-4567 x34805


Hamed Shahsavan is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering - Nanotechnology from University of Waterloo in 2017. Before joining University of Waterloo at 2020, he was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. During his PhD studies, he was a visiting scholar in the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University, Ohio, USA. During his post-doctoal fellowship, he was a visiting scientist in the Smart Photonic Materials (SPM) research group at the University of Tampere in Finland. Hamed's current research interests revolve around the development of a variety of soft, stimuli-responsive, and programmable materials. In addition, he is interested in emerging fabrication strategies for the manufacturing of small-scale mobile robots and devices, such as direct laser writing, and micro-scale 4D printing.

Research Interests

  • Smart Polymers
  • Liquid Crystal Elastomers
  • Soft Robotic Materials
  • Micro Additive Manufacturing
  • 4D Printing
  • Surface and Interfacial Engineeirng


  • 2017, Doctorate Chemical Engineering (Nanotechnology), University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2012, Master of Applied Science Chemical Engineering (Nanotechnology), University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2009, Bachelor of Science (BSc) Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran


  • CHE 102 - Chemistry for Engineers
    • Taught in 2022
  • CHE 241 - Materials Science and Engineering
    • Taught in 2022, 2023
  • NE 125 - Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
    • Taught in 2023
  • NE 335 - Soft Nanomaterials
    • Taught in 2021, 2022, 2023

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