Dr Shayan Seyedin is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Digital Materials Manufacturing at Newcastle University. He previously worked at the Molecular Sciences Research Hub, Imperial College London. He was awarded a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Wollongong in 2014. In 2017, he received the Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for his research at the Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University. He was then awarded the Endeavour Research Fellowship to work at the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, Drexel University. His research made pioneering advances in processing 2D materials like graphene and MXenes into neat, hybrid, and composite structures such as films, fibres, yarns, and textiles that could store energy or sense strain, pressure, or touch.