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Expert Details

Materials Failures

ID: 737861 Wisconsin, USA

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• Extensive knowledge in material science and engineering, particularly in corrosion and electrochemistry, metallic coatings, and characterization from over 30 years of experience in teaching and research.
• Strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills with great enthusiasm in root cause analysis
• Great communication skills – very collaborative and adaptive team player.
• Effective team leading skills – experienced in budgeting, risk assessment, and key decision-making

Expert ranked no. 1 in class of 60 students when finished high school in 1972. Admitted to The Sharif University of Technology (The best university in Iran and well known in USA even on those days) in 1972, in the field of Metallurgical Engineering, to obtained B.Sc. with rank no.1 in 1976. Obtained the scholarship to do Ph.D. to become a faculty member of the Isfahan University of Technology (IUT). After a 4 months industrial training in Yorkshire Imperial Metals, Leeds, UK, entered the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, where obtained Ph.D. in 1980, with a GPA of 3.5 out of 4. Ph.D. was in Metallurgical Engineering Department, Fontana Corrosion Center, which was the top in Corrosion in the USA and the world. Returned to IUT, where was a faculty member for 30 years. Did two sabbaticals in Australia and UK during these years. Selected as National distinguished Professor and also Iranian Metallurgical Engineers Society Distinguished Professor. Considered by friends and former students as the Iranian Mr. Corrosion.

In 2012, migrated to the US and became a citizen. Was a visiting Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA for 2 years, and a Faculty associate at the Employer for 8 years, and got the title of the Fellow of the Teaching Academy.

Known in the area of Corrosion, Electrochemistry, structure/property relationship and phase transformation in Metals and Alloys. This creates a unique combination to do Failure Analysis..


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: Ohio State University
Year: 1976 Degree: BSc Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: Sharif University of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Faculty Associate Department: Materials Science and Engineering
• Taught Fundamental to Corrosion and Introduction to Material Science and Engineering and Managing the Department Labs. Consulting with industries.
• Worked with several imaging and characterization equipment such as SEM, TEM, AFM, X-ray Diffraction, XPS, UV-Vis-NIR, FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, and Differential Scanning Calorimetry, and various hardness methods, carburization, hardening, and diffusion furnace
• Redesigned “Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering” to active learning and used innovative techniques for online delivery during Pandemic
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1981 to 2012 Employer: Isfahan University of Technology Title: Professor Department: Materials Science and Engineering
• Taught Physical properties of Materials, Physical Metallurgy, Phase Transformation in Materials, Corrosion Engineering, Electrochemistr, Batteries, Materials Selection, Advanced Corrosion, Advanced Phase Transformation, High Temperature Oxidation and Corrosion.
• Collaboration with prominent industries (Steel, chemical and petrochemical, oil and gas industries, gas transmission, electrical transmission, Batteries R&D) to establish corrosion monitoring systems, atmospheric corrosion classifications and studies, failure analysis, and research and development.
• Supervised research on a wide range of topics in Materials Science and Engineering. Selected list is given at the end of this document

• Having one of the greatest role and contribution in founding and perfecting the field of Materials Science and Engineering, Corrosion and Oxidation in Iran

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1986 to 1988 Agency: Isfahan University of Technology Role: Materials Engineering Department Chairman Description: Managing the Materials Engineering Department, Isfahan University of Technology, which is one of the best Departments in Iran with about 30 faculty members and 400 undergraduate and graduate students.
Collaboration with prominent industries ( Steel, chemical and petrochemical, oil and gas industries, gas transmission, electrical transmission) mainly for failure analysis, and research and development

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to 1999 Country / Region: UK Summary: Senior Research Fellow, The University of Nottingham – United Kingdom. Collaborating with major tire industries to improve the life of the steel belted radial tires. The problem was the corrosion and failure of steel threads used in steel belted radial tires. It was decided to use galvanized steel wires to mitigate the corrosion and failure. Then a new problem was the poor adhesion of the rubber to the galvanized steel. So, we
Implemented innovative techniques to improve adhesion of organic coatings on galvanized steel through controlling texture and morphology of zinc electrodeposit. This was a large project supported by famous tire companies and led to several patents and commercialized

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Association for Corrosion Engineers
Iranian Corrosion Association
Iranian Metallurgical Society
Iranian Iron and Steel Society
Professional Appointments
Chairman of Materials Engineering Department, 2 terms
Chairman of National and International Conferences on Metallurgy and Corrosion
Awards / Recognition
Employer Fellow of Teaching Academy
Iranian Iron and Steel Society Distinguished Professor
Iranian Metallurgical Society Distinguished Professor
Isfahan University of Technology Researcher with Outstanding Citation
Isfahan University of Technology Distinguished Researcher
Iranian National Distinguished Professor
Publications and Patents Summary
Published 8 books, more than 60 refereed journal papers and over 150 conference papers

• Industrial Metallography
• Corrosion Engineering
• Diffusion and Defects in Solids
• Materials Properties & Selection (Ferrous)
• High Temperature Oxidation and Corrosion
• Cathodic Protection using Sacrificial Anodes
• Materials and Metallurgical Thermodynamics
• Material Selection for Minimizing Corrosion in Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries
• Corrosion of Stainless Steel

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has had numerous Expert Witness on Failure Analysis in various Industries. Some of these cases have been published.
Failure analysis of Wringer Rolls of a Continues Acid Pickling Line
Failure analysis of Boiler Super-heater Tubes in S M Power Plant
The Effect of Blaze on the Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of Isfahan Refinery Towers
Investigation on Building Metallic Structures Failed in the December 2003 Bam Earthquake from Metallurgical Standpoint,
Pitting of 316L stainless steel in the Flare tube of a Petrochemical Plant
Training / Seminars
Have had numerous Training/Seminars/short courses in various industries.
Developed own workshop course to teach practical aspect of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Selection. Used to go to various industries not only for taking part in their technical meetings, also to train and teach their personnel how to select various alloys and their heat treatment. Started working in a Foundry and Machine Building plant in Doroud for about 1.5 years before taking the faculty job at IUT. In Doroud, did the following:
1. Commissioned a semiautomatic molding line.
2. Commissioned an induction furnace .
3. Commissioned a Chemical analysis and Metallography lab.
It was because of this background that Expert continued industrial collaboration in parallel to faculty position, as a consultant, and designed and built
1. One of the most advanced and successful Casting and Machine building plant in Najafabad 2. Hot dip Galvanizing plant
3. Heat treatment plant
Vendor Selection
Participated in vendor selection for various projects when he was in charge and had executive responsibilities.
Marketing Experience
Expert has participated in marketing of several products in various start ups and manufacturing plants, some of them the products of his patents.
Other Relevant Experience
With over 40 years industrial and academic positions in several countries, Expert has a great network of my former students, colleagues, laboratories, research centers, and institutions to collaborate.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Farsi Native
Arabic Beginner

Fields of Expertise

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