Dr Ehsan Danesh is currently a Research Associate at the Organic Materials Innovation Centre in Manchester. He received his MSc degree in Polymer Engineering from the Tehran Polytechnic in 2008. He then spent two years as an R&D researcher in the field of specialty polymers for food and dairy packaging industries. In 2011, he was awarded with the Marie Curie Actions fellowship, and joined Professor Krishna Persaud’s research group at the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science in the University of Manchester, to work on the FlexSmell project. Funded under FP7, the FlexSmell project aimed at the design and realisation of printed chemical sensing RFID tags for smart food packaging. His PhD thesis focused on the development of novel conducting polymer-based gas sensors on plastic substrates.
Ehsan has been an associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2012. He is also a member of the Iranian National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents. He has received several awards, including the Wolfgang Göpel memorial award from the International Society for Olfaction and Chemical Sensing in 2013. His research interests include organic electronics, inkjet printing of functional materials, conducting polymers and nanocomposites, and (bio)chemical sensors.