Mandana Tavakolian

E-mail: mandana.tavakolian [at]

Research Interest

  • Developing antimicrobial surfaces
  • Controlled Release Systems

Current Research Project

  • Developing antimicrobial wound dressing from wood fibers. 


2016 - present       Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, McGill University

2013 - 2015           M.Sc., Chemical Engineering. Sharif University of Technology, Iran

2008 - 2012           B.Sc., Chemical Engineering. Sharif University of Technology, Iran

List of Publications

  • Tavakolian, M., Lerner, J., Medina, F., Frances, J., van de Ven, T. G., & Kakkar, A. Dendrimer directed assembly of dicarboxylated hairy nanocellulose. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, (2019).
  • Tavakolian, M., Okshevsky, M., van de Ven, T. G., & Tufenkji, N. Developing antibacterial nanocrystalline cellulose using natural antibacterial agents. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 10(40), 33827-33838 (2018).
  • Rad, M. H., Tavakolian, M., Najafi, I., Ghazanfari, M. H., Taghikhani, V., & Amani, M. Modeling the kinetics of asphaltene flocculation in toluene–pentane systems for the case of sonicated crude oils. Scientia Iranica, 20(3), 611-616 (2013).

Awards and Honours

  • Awarded McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA) for 3 years.

  • Ranked 5/140 among M.Sc. Chemical Engineering students based on cumulative GPA, Sharif University, class of 2015.

  • Ranked 5th (top 0.05%) among more than 10,000 participants in Iranian nation-wide universities entrance exam for M.Sc. degree.