Senior Research Scientist and a Senior Teaching Fellow at The University of Cambridge

Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist and a Senior Teaching Fellow
at The University of Cambridge. His research work is based on Graphene based Materials
for Space, Energy and Healthcare based technologies. He was among the team of scientists
on European Space Agency (ESA)’s Zero Gravity flight who were the first to test Graphene,
a modern day marvel material, in Zero Gravity. Besides doing scientific experiments in Zero
Gravity flights he has also performed experiments in Sounding Rockets. He is also a
member of the Mohammad Bin Rashed Space Center’s Moon Mission launching in 2022.
His invention on cooling devices in Space has been covered by international media
including but not limited to Reuters, Techradar, CNET, InnovaSpace etc. He has won
several awards for his research work such as The Innovator Of The Year by the technology
development company, The Outstanding Research Reviewer of the year 2017 by the Royal
Society of Chemistry UK, YPS Young Leader Award 2020, Nano Today Best Scientific
Presentation and many other Best Scientific Talks awards at international scientific
conferences. In addition to research he teaches on graphene technology at the University
of Cambridge and supervises numerous masters and PhD students. He has authored a
book and about 60 internationally refereed scientific journal articles, conference
proceedings and presentations. He is in the editorial board of journals such as Scientific
Reports and Frontiers in Aerospace Engineering. Prior to moving abroad he obtained his
bachelors degree in engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) in Pakistan. He
holds 4 patent applications. He graduated from GIKI with two gold medals (one for best
academic performance and another for best overall performance). Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad
belongs to Buleda, a village near Turbat in Baluchistan, Pakistan and has acquired his early
education from his native village.