Dr Amin Sadeghpour

Dr Amin Sadeghpour


Amin Sadeghpour is a lecturer in Food Science at the School of Food Science & Nutrition at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on designing and processing functional nanomaterials for food and health applications. He obtained his PhD in Colloid and Surface Chemistry from the University of Geneva and held two postdoctoral positions in Austria and the United Kingdom. He then moved to Switzerland to take on a Scientist position leading X-ray scattering studies at the Center for X-ray Analytics of Empa, during which he was also an external lecturer at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Basel.


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Research interests

Amin’s research focuses on designing and processing functional nanomaterials for food and health applications. He aims to decode how different nanostructures control the properties of biomaterials and their interactions with biological cells. Particular interest is in the sustainable processing of bio-inspired lipid-polymer hybrid networks with responsive nanoscale hierarchy for innovative applications in food biotechnology and tissue engineering. A key element of Amin’s research involves developing and applying of state of the art in-situ X-ray analytics (SAXS/WAXS) to elucidate the structural dynamics in advanced materials.

For current research opportunities, please see “Projects” at the bottom of this page.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • MSc, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • BSc, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of Marie Curie Alumni Association
  • Member of Editorial board of Advances in Biomembranes & Lipid Self Assembly
  • Key Academic Member of EPSRC Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI) CDT

Research groups and institutes

  • Food Colloids and Soft Matter at Interfaces
  • Functional Biopolymers for Food and Health
  • Digestion and Delivery

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1340-structural-dynamics-of-biomolecules-during-bioprocessing-using-in-vitro-models-">Structural Dynamics of Biomolecules during Bioprocessing Using In-vitro Models </a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1399-structure-formation-and-functions-in-hybrid-lipid-biopolymer-membranes----">Structure formation and functions in hybrid lipid-biopolymer membranes </a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1307-ultra-fast-structural-dynamics-in-biomimetic-cell-membranes-">Ultra-fast Structural Dynamics in Biomimetic Cell Membranes </a></li>