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Maryam Davaritouchaee

Postdoctoral Associate

Research Background

Maryam’s educational background and work experience is multidisciplinary and includes expertise in biochemical engineering, chemistry, and materials science. Her research interests are:

  • The synthesis of biocompatible trehalose disaccharide glycopolymer via living polymerization with broad application in biomedical products
  • Advancement of the novel C-type lectins carbohydrate with stronger binding affinity and pH sensibility than the currently available agonists to achieve superior immune responses
  • Development of pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic materials using oxidation methods
  • Investigation of the probable value-added products generation from renewable feedstocks such as lignocellulosic materials
  • Synthesis of lignin model compounds to study the linkage cleavage pathway
  • Evaluation of activity, selectivity, and stability of nano-catalyst in Fischer–Tropsch process
  • The role of biological membranes for wastewater treatment

In addition to her research, she has contributed to enhancing the success of students through lecturing, teaching, and mentoring.

Current Research

Conversion of Biorefinery Waste to Degradable Bioplastics by the Aim of Microorganisms, Synthesis of Catalysts, and Dynamic Models


  1. 2015-2019

    Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

    Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
  2. 2011-2013

    M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry

    University of Tehran
  3. 2007-2011

    B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry

    University of Tehran

Professional Experience

  1. 2020-Present
    Postdoctoral Associate
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  2. 2019-2020
    Postdoctoral Associate
    Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA