Esmail Doustkhah received his PhD in 2017. During his PhD studies, he was awarded several prizes, scholarships and internships, including visiting research position and an internship at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. In 2018, he was accepted as a post-doctoral researcher at NIMS, working on mesoporous and 2D materials. In late 2019, he was awarded the JSPS fellowship in Japan. His current research interests are focused on the development of new porous and layered materials and studying their (photo)(bio)catalytic features.