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M. Kurdtabar

Assistant Professor


Personal Information


Name: Mehran
Surname: Kurdtabar
Date of birth: 16/02/1976

Place of birth: Tehran, Iran
Gender: Male

Status: Couple

E-mail: m.kurdtabar@kiau.ac.ir


Postal address: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, P.O. Box 31485-313, Karaj, Iran





  • B.Sc.(Pure Chemistry), 1994-1998, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.

Thesis: Synthesis of γ-pyrone derivatives.


  • M.Sc.(Organic/Polymer), 1998- 2001, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Thesis: Synthesis and characteristic of polyesters made from substituted



Thesis: Hydrolyzed Protein-Based Highly Porous Hydrogels: Synthesis

and Characteristics.




Research Interests


         Polymer Networks. Hydrophilic gels (hydrogels) with special properties are my main interest. My current research activities comprise superabsorbent polymers.


          Biopolymer Modification. Natural polymers from renewable resources such as proteins (collagen, keratin, etc.) and polysaccharides (cellulose, chitin, starch, natural gums, etc.) are interested to be chemically modified (by vinylic monomer grafting, IPN formation, etc.) to achieve water soluble/swellable materials with improved properties.


         Acrylic Emulsion Copolymers. Water-based acrylic emulsion may be designed for different applications, e.g. paint, leather coating, textile printing.


         New Polymer Synthesis. Synthesis and Characterization of new monomers and polymers including polyesters, polyamides, polyurethanes and ampholytic macromolecules are also interested.








  1. A. Pourjavadi, M. Kurdtabar, G. R. Mahdavinia, H. Hosseinzadeh, Synthesis and Super-Swelling Behavior of a Novel Protein-Based Superabsorbent Hydrogel, Polymer Bulletin, 2006, 57, 813-824.


  1. A. Pourjavadi, S. H. Salimi, M. S. Amini-fazl, M. Kurdtabar, Optimization of Synthetic Conditions of a Novel Collagen-Based superabsorbent Hydrogel by Taguchi Method and Investigation of its Metal Ions Absorption, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2006, 102, 4878-4885.


  1. A. Pourjavadi, M. Kurdtabar, Collagen-Based Highly Porous Hydrogel Without Any Porogen: Synthesis and Characterization, European Polymer Journal, 2007, 43, 877-889. 


  1. A. Pourjavadi, S. H. Salimi, M. Kurdtabar, Hydrolyzed Collagen-Based Hydrogel with Salt and pH-Responsiveness Properties, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2007, 106, 2371-2379.


  1. A. Pourjavadi, M. Kurdtabar, H. Ghasemzadeh, Salt- and pH-resisting Collagen-Based Highly Porous Hydrogel, Polymer Journal, 2008, 40, 94-103.


  1. A. Fattahi, M. Ghorat, A. Pourjavadi, M. Kurdtabar, A. A. Torabi, DFT/B3LYP Study of Thermochemistry of β-D-glucosamine, a Representative Polyfunctional Bioorganic Compound, Scientia Iranica, 2008, 15, 427-429.


  1. M. J. Zohuriaan-Mehr, A. Pourjavadi, H. Salimi, M. Kurdtabar, Protein- and homopoly(amino acid)-based hydrogels with super-swelling properties, Polymers For Advanced Technologies, 2009, 20, 655-671.


  1. A. Pourjavadi, M. Kurdtabar, Effect of Different Bases and Neutralization step on Porosity and Properties of Collagen-Based Hydrogel, Polymer International, 2010, 59, 36-42.