Dr Hessam Mehr

  • Research Fellow (School of Chemistry)


Hessam Mehr is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow working at the interface of chemistry, robotics, and computing science.

Following completion of his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering (Sharif University of Technology, Tehran), he moved to Canada for a PhD in supramolecular chemistry with Prof. Mark MacLachlan, which he finished in 2017. He briefly left the academia to work on automated analysis of drug samples using NMR at Health Canada before joining the Cronin group as a post-doc in March 2018. Hessam was involved in the development of the XDL chemical programming language and exploration of its applications as universal code for chemical synthesis and autonomous discovery and led the evolution of XDL from version 1.0 to 2.0.

In May 2021, Hessam was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (starting May 2022) in support of his proposal for next generation chemical discovery engines.

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