Dr Asma Rezaei

Lecturer in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy 
Faculty of Business and Law

Dr Asma Rezaei’s research expertise includes the collaboration between high-tech SMEs and the higher education sector, knowledge and technology transfer, and marketing strategies of advance materials for various applications including energy storage devices like Li-ion batteries. She is interested in employing principles of diversity, circular economy, entrepreneurship and digital transformation in various domains of innovation, supporting the global sustainability goals.

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Asma received her PhD from the School of Management at Anglia Ruskin University and her International MBA from the School of Business at Northeastern University. She is currently a Lecturer in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy. Her research explores various topics, including inter- and intra-organisational knowledge and technology transfer, with a focus on collaboration between clusters of high-tech SMEs and the higher education sector. She has experience of working at University of Cambridge, and also high-tech start-ups focusing on marketing strategies for advanced materials used in demanding applications, such as Li-ion batteries, in both domestic and international markets.

Research interests
  • University- Industry Interaction: Collaboration and Knowlege/Technology Transfer
  • Innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) 
  • Women in STEM and Diversity
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy
  • Marketing of Advanced Materials: Sustainability and Circular Economy
Areas of research supervision
  • Undergraduate Major Projects
  • Postgraduate Major Projects
  • PhD. Supervision
  • Master of Business Administration Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • MBA
  • PhD Innovation and Knowlege/Technology Transfer, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc International Business Management Administration, Northeastern University
  • Library and Information Management, University of Cambridge
  • Learning & Teaching Practice, Anglia Ruskin University
Memberships, editorial boards
  • British Academy of Management
  • Academy of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge
  • Academy of Management
  • Advance higher education
Selected recent publications
  • Rezaei et al., 2022. Evaluation of technological knowledge transfer between Silicon Fen firms and University of Cambridge based on patents analysis. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity8(4), pp.216.
  • Rezaei et al., 2022. Analysis of collaboration between AstraZeneca and the higher education sector in the UK. Industry and Higher Education, 36(6), pp.861-869.
  • Rezaei et al., 2022. Electrolytic conversion of natural graphite into carbon nanostructures with enhanced electrical conductivity and Na-ion storage performance. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 169(5), pp.054512.
  • Rezaei et al., 2020. Correlation between morphological, structural and electrical properties of graphite and exfoliated graphene nanostructures. Measurement150, pp.107087.
  • Rezaei et al., 2019. Ultra-fast shock-wave combustion synthesis of nanostructured silicon from sand with excellent Li storage performance. Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 3(6), pp.1396-1405.
  • Rezaei et al., 2018. Green production of carbon nanomaterials in molten salts, mechanisms and applications. Diamond and Related Materials83, pp.146-161.