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Reza Farasat, PhD, assistant teaching professor, Drexel University Department of Chemistry

Reza Farasat, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of Chemistry
Office: Disque Hall 223
3141 Chestnut Street
Phone: 215.895.4970


  • Postdoctoral fellow, Polymers, Tulane University (2015-2016)
  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015
  • MSc, Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2014
  • MSc, Applied Chemistry, Tabriz Azad University, 2005
  • BSc, Chemistry, Urmia University, 2001

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Modification of polymers for diverse applications
  • Utilizing thermal analysis techniques to study polymeric and non-polymeric materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Applying Multi-detector Size Exclusion Chromatography for characterization of polymers
  • Creating composites to improve materials’ properties


Reza Farasat, PhD, is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry at Drexel University. After earning his PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Tulane University, New Orleans, at the Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC).

Dr. Farasat’s areas of expertise are polymer, physical, and analytical chemistry. He is interested in determining the properties of materials, developing theories about their properties, and discovering potential applications of materials. He is also interested in exploring the interactions and transformations of materials.

Moreover, he has extensive industrial experience where Farasat collaborated with and provided consulting for universities and companies regarding polymer-based projects. In addition, he has conducted interdisciplinary research to apply techniques such as Thermal Analysis, Multi-detector Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), and ACM (Automatic Continuous Mixing of Polymers) in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, and Physics.

Farasat strives to portray to his students the many exciting and practical applications of chemistry across diverse disciplines. His goal is for students to leave his courses empowered with strategies, techniques, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to promote a smooth transition from college to a career.

Teaching and course development are Dr. Farasat’s passions. He has taught a diverse population of students at Drexel University in courses such as Polymer Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.

Selected Publications:

  • Farasat, R., Vyazovkin, S., 2015, Solid-Solid transitions in nanopores: Attempt to separate the size and surface effects, J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 9627-9636.
  • Farasat, R., Vyazovkin, 2014, S., Coil-to-globule transition of poly(Nisopropylacrylamide) in aqueous solution: Kinetics in bulk and nanopores, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 215, 2112-2118.
  • Farasat, R., Yancey, B., Vyazovkin, S., 2013, High temperature solid−solid transition in ammonium chloride confined to nanopores, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117 (26), 13713–13721.
  • Farasat, R., Yancey, B., Vyazovkin, S., 2013, Loading salts from solutions into nanopores: Model and its test, Chemical Physics Letters, 558, 72–76.