Alireza Yaghoubi

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Alireza Yaghoubi
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Born 1990 (age 27–28)
Tehran, Iran
Alma mater University of Malaya
Occupation Scientist, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Designer

Alireza Yaghoubi (born 1990 in Tehran, Iran)[1] is an entrepreneur,[2] engineer,[3] scientist,[4] inventor and designer.[5] He is internationally recognized for designing AirGo, an ergonomic passenger environment which has been described as “the future of airlines seating”.[6][7][8] Alireza is a recipient of James Dyson design award.[9] He is also the co-founder and CTO of a Singapore-based startup named AirGo Design.[10][11] In materials science and physical chemistry, he is known for his contribution to the fields of biomedical implants,[12][13][14] plasma-assisted inorganic synthesis[15] and development of nanomaterials for clean energy.[16][17][18] In honor of his achievements and despite his young age, he has been appointed to an endowed chair as the high impact research young scientist at University of Malaya from where he has also received a bachelor's degree as the Frederic Barnes Waldron student of mechanical engineering.[19][20]


  1. ^ "The Future Nobel laureate: Alireza Yaghoubi (page:24-25)". University of Malaya. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  2. ^ "AirGo Design". CrunchBase. 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  3. ^ "The airline seats of the future: Mesh lounge chairs, personal overhead bins". 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  4. ^ Alireza Yaghoubi publications indexed by Google Scholar
  5. ^ "Easing the squeeze: Designers rethink the middle seat". NBC News. 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  6. ^ "The future of airline seating? Let's hope so". ABC News. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  7. ^ "Economy seating for the 21st century airline". The Christian Science Monitor. 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  8. ^ "Future aeroplane seats". The Economist. 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  9. ^ "The revolutionary new design airline seats make economy just luxurious class". Daily Mail. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  10. ^ "Travelers might have lost the class war". USA Today. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  11. ^ "AirGo Design". AirGo Design. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  12. ^ Afshar-Mohajer, M.; Yaghoubi, A.; Bushroa, A.R.; Chin, K.M.C.; Tin, C.C; Chiu, W.S.; Chiu, W.S. (2014). "Electrophoretic deposition of magnesium silicates on titanium implants: Ion migration and silicide interfaces". Applied Surface Science. 307: 1. doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.04.033. 
  13. ^ Ramesh, S.; Yaghoubi, A.; Lee, K.Y.S.; Chin, K.M.C.; Purbolaksono, J.; Hamdi, M.; Hassan, M.A.; Hassan, M.A. (2013). "Nanocrystalline forsterite for biomedical applications: Synthesis, microstructure and mechanical properties". Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 25: 63–69. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.05.008. PMID 23726923. 
  14. ^ Tan, C.Y.; Yaghoubi, A.; Ramesh, S.; Adzila, S.; Purbolaksono, J.; Hassan, M.A.; Kutty, M.G.; Kutty, M.G. (2013). "Sintering and mechanical properties of MgO-doped nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite". Ceramics International. 39 (8): 8979. doi:10.1016/j.ceramint.2013.04.098. 
  15. ^ Yaghoubi, A.; Mélinon, P. (2013). "Tunable synthesis and in situ growth of silicon-carbon mesostructures using impermeable plasma". Scientific Reports. 3: 1083. Bibcode:2013NatSR...3E1083Y. doi:10.1038/srep01083. PMC 3547321Freely accessible. PMID 23330064. 
  16. ^ "Major advances in dye sensitized solar cells". 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  17. ^ Tsai, H.W.; Wang, T.H.; Chan, T.C.; Chen, P.J.; Chung, C.C.; Liao, C.N.; Yaghoubi, A.; Diau, E.W.G.; Chueh, Y.L. (2014). "Fabrication of Large Scale Single Crystal Bismuth Telluride (Bi2Te3) Nanosheet Arrays by Single Step Electrolysis Process". Nanoscale. 6 (14): 7780–5. Bibcode:2014Nanos...6.7780T. doi:10.1039/C4NR00184B. PMID 24770854. 
  18. ^ Chiu, W.S.; Yaghoubi, A.; Chia, M.Y.; Khanis, N.H.; Rahman, S.A.; Khiew, P.S.; Chueh, Y.L. (2014). "Self-assembly and secondary nucleation in ZnO nanostructures derived from a lipophilic precursor". CrystEngComm. 16 (27): 6003. doi:10.1039/C4CE00442F. 
  19. ^ "UM Undergraduate Scores a World First". Center for High Impact Research, University of Malaya. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  20. ^ "IMechE Malaysia Branch Quarterly Newsletter" (PDF). Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK). 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2014-04-05.