Imann’s research interests include protein engineering, biochemical engineering, catalytic nanomaterials, and covalent organic frameworks (COFs). His research focus is on biomimetic fabrication of inorganic nanoscale materials and COF synthesis for pharmaceuticals, water treatment, and bioseparation. He has been working as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Arkansas and Cornell University and have been mentoring graduate and undergraduate students on different projects.
Imann’s contributions in the Abbaspourrad lab are as follow:
- Exploring the degradation and reduction of nitrite, nitrate, perchlorate, bromate, and halogenated organic compounds from drinking water using nanoscale techniques.
- Prepared covalent organic frameworks (COFs) as a cutting-edge catalyst and separation tool for water treatment and biomaterial purification.
- Preparing bio-synthesized biodegradable polymers from bio-waste using plasmid engineering and exploring their use as encapsulation of bacteria, fragrances, and recombinant protein.
- Exploring the biosynthesis of a functional human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) fucosyllactose using cerevisiae.