Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: polymers science and engineering, liquid crystalline materials, programmable and smart materials, small-scale and soft robotics, 3D and 4D micro-additive manufacturing, micro/nanotechnology, surfaces and interfaces


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.


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

Hamed Shahsavan

    University of Waterloo