Maryam Fashandi


Office: RS210D

Maryam is a Ph.D. student in  Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory at the University of Toronto starting from September 2018.

Her current research is focused on the preparation and characterization of aerogels.


  • University of Toronto, Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, (Sep. 2018- present)
  • York University, Master’s degree, Mechanical Engineering, (2015-2017)
  • Amirkabir University, Bachelor’s degree, Polymer Engineering, (2010-2014)

Journal Articles

  •  M. Fashandi, S. Karamikamkar, S.N. Leung, H.E. Naguib, J. Hong, B. Liang, C.B. Park, Synthesis, structures and properties of hydrophobic Alkyltrimethoxysilane-Polyvinyltrimethoxysilane hybrid aerogels with different alkyl chain lengths, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 608 (2022) 720–734.
  •  S. Karamikamkar, M. Fashandi, H.E. Naguib, C.B. Park, In Situ Interface Design in Graphene-Embedded Polymeric Silica Aerogel with Organic/Inorganic Hybridization, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 12 (2020) 26635–26648.
  •  M. Fashandi, S.N. Leung, Sodium acetate trihydrate-chitin nanowhisker nanocomposites with enhanced phase change performance for thermal energy storage, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells. 178 (2018) 259–265.
  •  M. Fashandi, S.N. Leung, Preparation and characterization of 100% bio-based polylactic acid/palmitic acid microcapsules for thermal energy storage, Mater. Renew. Sustain. Energy. 6 (2017) 14.

International Conferences

  • M. Fashandi, S.N. Leung, “Microencapsulation of Palmitic Acid With Polylactic Acid Shell for Thermal Energy Storage” SPE, ANTEC, Technical Papers, Paper #420, Anaheim, CA, USA, May 8-10, 2017.
  • M. Fashandi, and S.N. Leung, “Fabrication and Characterization of Bio-based PCM Microcapsules for Thermal Energy Storage,” SPE, ANTEC, Technical Papers, Paper #380, Indianapolis, IN, USA, May 23-25, 2016.