Department of Materials And Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering provides the opportunity for the study, design, implementation, and improvement of processes regarding the transformation of mineral resources and metals into useful products.  A metallurgical engineers’ job is to fulfill the mineral and metal product needs of the society. This should be done while they do their best to do their job in a nature-friendly approach by which they minimize waste, maximize energy efficiency, and facilitate recycling.

The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy has a large and vigorous research faculty, with about 100 research fellows, postdoctoral scientists and visiting scientists, and more than 140 research students studying for the PhD degree. The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy has a leading role in research and teaching regarding materials science. With an academic staff of over 30, including Research Fellows, the Department's research covers all major areas of the subject, and this breadth is reflected in the scope of our four-year undergraduate course.

The emphasis in undergraduate teaching, which was established in 1993, is on the principles applicable to the whole range of engineering materials such as metals, composites, ceramics, polymers, and solid state device materials. The lecture courses are presented along with laboratory experiments, applied projects, practical classes and supervisions. We try to maintain contact with the industry. After finishing 4 years of studies undergraduate students are prepared to work in the industry or run their own jobs.

Students were first admitted in the Masters’ degree at the Department of Material Science and Metallurgy in 2003. The aim of this program is to educate students advanced subjects in Metallurgy. Students in this program can study in one of the following majors (educational areas of specializations): Materials Section; Metal Corrosion and Protection, Metal Extraction.

In the doctoral program which was established in 2008, candidates study specialized subjects on Materials and Metallurgy.

Head of the Department of Materials And Metallurgical Engineering
Ali Reza Kiani Rashid
Department of Materials And Metallurgical Engineering

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Materials And Metallurgical Engineering
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Materials And Metallurgical Engineering
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Materials Section
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Corrosion & Protection
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Academic staff

Abolfazl Babakhani
Behrooz Beidokhti
Assistant Professor
Ali Davoodi
Associate Professor
Mohammad Hassan Farshidi
Assistant Professor
Mohsen Haddad Sabzevar
Elham Kamali Heidari
Assistant Professor
Ata Kamyabi-gol
Assistant Professor
Mehrdad Kashefi Torbati
Ali Reza Kiani Rashid
Mohammad Mazinani
Associate Professor
Mostafa Mirjalili
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Hadi Moayed
Ehsan Mohammadi Zahrani
Assistant Professor
Sahar Mollazadeh Beidokhti
Assistant Professor
Abolfazl Rezaee Bazzaz
Associate Professor
Samaneh Sahebian
Assistant Professor
Seyed Abdolkarim Sajjadi
Jalil Vahdati Khaki
Ahad Zabett
Associate Professor


Recent journal articles

Abbasi, M., & Sajjadi, S. (2018). Manufacturing of Al-Al2O3-Mg multilayered nanocomposite by ARB process and study of its microstructure, tensile and bending properties. Journal of Composite Materials, 52 (2), 147-157.
Pourhosseini, S., Beygi Nasrabadi, H., & Sajjadi, S. (2018). Effect of metal coating of reinforcements on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-Al2O3 nanocomposites. Materials Science and Technology, 34 (2), 145-152.
Rahimi, E., Davoodi, A., & Kiani Rashid, A. (2018). Characterization of screw dislocation-driven growth in nickel micro-nanostructure electrodeposition process by AFM. Materials Letters, 210 (210), 341-344.
Beygi Nasrabadi, H., & Sajjadi, S. (2018). Magnetic properties of crystalline nickel and low phosphorus amorphous Ni1-XPx nanoparticles. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 204 (1), 403-409.
Hadibeyk Neshaboori, S., Beidokhti, B., & Sajjadi, S. (2018). Effect of bonding time and homogenization heat treatment on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the transient liquid phase bonded dissimilar GTD-111/FSX-414 TLP superalloys. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 731 (1), 929-935.
Haghi, M., Sajjadi, S., & Babakhani, A. (2018). In-situ fabrication of Al(Zn)-Al2O3 graded composite using aluminothermic reaction during hot pressing. International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, 25 (7), 832-839.
Rahimi, E., Rafsanjani, A., Davoodi, A., & Kiani Rashid, A. (2018). Shape evolution of water and saline droplets during icing/melting cycles on superhydrophobic surface. Surface and Coatings Technology, 333 (1), 201-209.
Mohammadi, E., H. Nasiri, Vahdati Khaki, J., & S.m.zebarjad (2018). Copper-alumina nanocomposite coating on copper substrate through solution combustion. Ceramics International, 4 (3), 3226-3230.
Saba, F., Sajjadi, S., Haddad Sabzevar, M., & Faming Zhang (2018). TiC-modified carbon nanotubes, TiC nanotubes and TiC nanorods: Synthesis and characterization. Ceramics International, 44 (7), 7949-7954.
Pourali, S., Kiani Rashid, A., Babakhani, A., Sannakaisa Virtanen, & Sannakaisa Allieta (2018). Correlation between the surface coverage of severe shot peening and surface microstructural evolutions in AISI 321: A TEM, FE-SEM and GI-XRD study. Surface and Coatings Technology, 334 (0), 461-470.
Hoseinpur Kermani, A., Mohammadi Bezanaj, M., Marashi, M., & Vahdati Khaki, J. (2018). Effect of alumina particles on structural changes in MoS 2 during a ball milling process. International Journal of Materials Research, 109 (1), 1-7.
Yavari Mehrabani, H., & Babakhani, A. (2018). An investigation on the mechanism and reaction sequence of scheelite-magnesium mixtures during mechanical milling. Ceramics International, 44 (6), 6232-6241.
Hadibeyk Neshaboori, S., Beidokhti, B., & Sajjadi, S. (2018). The effect of interlayer thickness, bonding temperature and atmosphere on transient liquid phase bonding of GTD-111 to FSX-414. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 255 (5), 673-678.
Zohreh Esfahani, Rahimi, E., Madjid Sarvghad, Rafsanjani, A., & Davoodi, A. (2018). Correlation between the histogram and power spectral density analysis of AFM and SKPFM images in an AA7023/AA5083 FSW joint. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 744 (2), 174-181.
Farshidi, M. (2018). Optimization of Die Geometry for Tube Channel Pressing. Iranian Journal of Materials Forming, 5 (1), 26-35.
Shams, S., Kashefi Torbati, M., & (2018). Rietveld structure refinement to optimize the correlation between cations disordering and magnetic features of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles. New Journal of Chemistry, 42 (4), 3050-3062.
Saba, F., Haddad Sabzevar, M., Sajjadi, S., & (2018). The effect of TiC:CNT mixing ratio and CNT content on the mechanical and tribological behaviors of TiC modified CNT-reinforced Al-matrix nanocomposites. Powder Technology, 331 (0), 107-120.
Amiri, D., Sajjadi, S., , & Kamyabi-gol, A. (2018). The role of TLP process variables in improvement of microstructure and mechanical properties in TLP joints of GTD-111/Ni-Cr-Fe-B-Si/GTD-111 system. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 32 (0), 644-655.
Beyhaghi, M., Vahdati Khaki, J., , Kiani Rashid, A., Kashefi Torbati, M., & (2018). In-situ synthesis and characterization of nano-structured NiAl-Al2O3 composite during high energy ball milling. Advanced Powder Technology, 329 (2), 95-106.
Rahimi, E., Rafsanjani, A., Kiani Rashid, A., , & Davoodi, A. (2018). Morphology modification of electrodeposited superhydrophobic nickel coating for enhanced corrosion performance studied by AFM, SEM-EDS and electrochemical measurements. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 547 (1), 81-94.
Rahimi, E., Rafsanjani, A., , & Davoodi, A. (2018). TiO2/Cu2O coupled oxide films in Cl ion containing solution: Volta potential and electronic properties characterization by scanning probe microscopy. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 212 (6), 403-407.
Kamali Heidari, E., , , , & (2018). Core-shell structured Ni3S2 nanorods grown on interconnected Ni-graphene foam for symmetric supercapacitors. Electrochimica Acta, 271 (1), 507-518.
Seyfpour, M., Ghanei, S., Mazinani, M., Kashefi Torbati, M., & (2018). Nondestructive examination of recovery stage during annealing of a cold-rolled low-carbon steel using eddy current testing technique. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 33 (2), 165-174.
Falahat, S., Ghanei, S., & Kashefi Torbati, M. (2018). Nondestructive examination of decarburised layer of steels using eddy current and magnetic Barkhausen noise testing techniques. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 33 (2), 154-164.
Davoodi, A. (2018). Analysis of internal cracks in Type 304 austenitic stainless steel cladding wall of regenerator column in amine treating unit. Engineering Failure Analysis, 90 (0), 440-450.
Seyedi, M., Kosari, A., Nakhaie, D., Moayed, M., , & Azimi, M. (2018). Effect of quenching after solidification on hardness and electrochemical behavior of a Pb-0.09%Ca-1.23%Sn alloy. Journal of Energy Storage, 17 (6), 441-445.
Moonesan, M., & Kashefi Torbati, M. (2018). Effect of sample initial magnetic field on the metal magnetic memory NDT result. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 460 (1), 285-291.
Abbasi, M., & Sajjadi, S. (2018). Mechanical properties and interface evaluation of Al/AZ31 multilayer composites produced by ARB at different rolling temperatures. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 27 (7), 3508-3520.
Pourali, S., Kiani Rashid, A., Babakhani, A., & S. Virtanen (2018). Severe shot peening of AISI 321 with 1000% and 1 300% coverages: A comparative study on the surface nanocrystallization, phase transformation, sub-surface microcracks, and microhardness. International Journal of Materials Research, 109 (5), 451-459.
Mirzakhanzadeh, Z., Kosari, A., Moayed, M., R. Naderi, P. Taheri, & J.m.c. Mol (2018). Enhanced corrosion protection of mild steel by the synergetic effect of zinc aluminum polyphosphate and 2-mercaptobenzimidazole inhibitors incorporated in epoxy-polyamide coatings. Corrosion Science, 138 (6), 372-379.
Vahdati Khaki, J., Shalchian, H., Rafsanjani, A., & Alavi Fard, N. (2018). Recovery of iron from a high-sulfur and low-grade iron ore. Thermochimica Acta, 662 (4), 47-54.
Beygi Nasrabadi, H., Sajjadi, S., Babakhani, A., , & (2018). Surface chemistry of as-synthesized and air-oxidized PbS quantum dots. Applied Surface Science, 457 (6), 1-10.
Firouzbakht, D., Sajjadi, S., Beygi Nasrabadi, H., & H. Sazegaran (2018). Low-temperature pressureless sintering of Al 2 O 3 -SiC-Ni nanocermets in air environment. Ceramics International, 44 (8), 18156-18163.
R. Ghasemi, Beidokhti, B., & M. Fazel-najafabadi (2018). Effect of delat ferrite on the mechanical properties of dissimilar ferritic-austenitic stainless steel welds. Archives of Metallurgy and Materialls, 63 (1), 437-443.
Ghorbani, S., Taji, I., Tavakkolizadeh, M., Davoodi, A., & Jorge De Brito (2018). Improving corrosion resistance of steel rebars in concrete with marble and granite waste dust as partial cement replacement. Construction and Building Materials, 185 (1), 110-119.
Rahimi, E., Rafsanjani, A., A. Imani, S. Hosseinpour, & Davoodi, A. (2018). Correlation of surface Volta potential with galvanic corrosion initiation sites in solid-state welded Ti-Cu bimetal using AFM-SKPFM. Corrosion Science, 140 (14), 30-39.
Beygi Nasrabadi, H., Sajjadi, S., Babakhani, A., J. F. Young, & F. C. J. M. Van Veggel (2018). Solution phase surface functionalization of PbS nanoparticles with organic ligands for single-step deposition of p-type layer of quantum dot solar cells. Applied Surface Science, 459 (1), 562-571.
E. Naseri, M. Hajisafari, Kosari, A., Talari, M., S. Hosseinpour, & Davoodi, A. (2018). Inhibitive effect of Clopidogrel as a green corrosion inhibitor for mild steel; statistical modeling and quantum Monte Carlo simulation studies. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 269 (1), 193-202.
Beygi Nasrabadi, H., Sajjadi, S., Babakhani, A., J. Young, & F. Van Veggle (2018). Halide, hybrid and perovskite functionalized light absorbing quantum materials of p-i-n heterojunction solar cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10 (1), 30283-30295.
Saba, F., Sajjadi, S., Haddad Sabzevar, M., & F. Zhang (2018). Exploring the reinforcing effect of TiC and CNT in dual-reinforced Al-matrix composites. Diamond and Related Materials, 89 (5), 180-189.
Rahimi, E., Rafsanjani, A., Amin Imani, S. Hosseinpour, & Davoodi, A. (2018). Insights into Galvanic Corrosion Behavior of Ti-Cu Dissimilar Joint: Effect of Microstructure and Volta Potential. Materials, 11 (1820), 1-21.
A. Ghanei, H. Eskandari-naddaf, & Davoodi, A. (2018). Corrosion behavior and optimization of air-entrained reinforced concrete, incorporating microsilica. Structural Concrete, 0 (0), 1-9.
Farshidi, M., Yuki Kitano, Motohiro Yuasa, & H. Miyamoto (2018). Improving Hydro-formability of a Ferritic Stainless Steel Tube Through Severe Plastic Deformation. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 49 (12), 6052-6062.
Farshidi, M., Muhammad Rifai, & Hiroyuki Miyamoto (2018). Microstructure evolution of a recycled Al–Fe–Si–Cu alloy processed by tube channel pressing. International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, 25 (10), 1166-1172.
Aali, H., Mollazadeh Beidokhti, S., & Vahdati Khaki, J. (2018). Single-phase magnetite with high saturation magnetization synthesized via modified solution combustion synthesis procedure. Ceramics International, 44 (16), 20267-20274.
Sharif Sanavi, E., Mirjalili, M., & Vahdati Khaki, J. (2018). A New Approach in Solid State Steelmaking from Thin Cast Iron Sheets through Decarburization in CaCO3 Pack. ISIJ International, 58 (10), 1791-1800.
Golmakani, M., Vahdati Khaki, J., & Babakhani, A. (2018). ForMatIon MechanISM oF Fe-Mo MaSter alloy By aluMInotherMIc reductIon oF MoS 2-Fe2o3 In the preSence oF lIMe. Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section B: Metallurgy, 54 (2), 233-241.
Izadinajafabadi, H., Tavakolikhorasani, M., & Moayed, M. (2018). Effect of thermomechanical processing on hydrogen permeation in API X70 pipeline steel. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 220 (12), 360-365.
Farshidi, M., Hayato Doryo, Motohiro Yuasa, & Hiroyuki Miyamoto (2018). Formation of Micro Shear Bands During Severe Plastic Deformation of BCC Alloys. Journal of Stress Analysis, 3 (1), 47-51.
Azad, N., Arabi, H., Ghorbani, S., & Davoodi, A. (2018). The effect of gelatin as a chelating agent on the synthesis and characterization of LiMn2O4 nanopowders prepared via sol–gel method. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 88 (2), 465-473.
Rafsanjani, A., Rahimi, E., Shalchian, H., Vahdati Khaki, J., Babakhani, A., Saman Hosseinpour, & Davoodi, A. (2018). Recycled Cobalt from Spent Li-ion Batteries as a Superhydrophobic Coating for Corrosion Protection of Plain Carbon Steel. Materials, 12 (90), 1-20.
Ebrahim Zohourvahid-karimi, Ahmad Moloodi, & Vahdati Khaki, J. (2018). A study on carbon nanotubes/nanofibers production via SHS method in C-Al-Fe2O3 system. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 7 (3), 212-217.
Shalchian, H., Vahdati Khaki, J., Babakhani, A., Ida De Michelis, Francesco Veglio, & Masumeh Torabi Parizi (2018). An enhanced dissolution rate of molybdenite and variable activation energy. Hydrometallurgy, 175 (1), 52-63.
Raheleh Nikonam Mofrad, Sayed Khatiboleslam Sadrnezhaad, & Vahdati Khaki, J. (2018). Mechanism of nanostructured florapatite formation from CaO, CaF2 and P2O5 precursors by mechanochemical synthesis. Progress In Reaction Kinetics And Mechanism, 43 (3), 201-210.
Barfi Sistani, P., Kiani Rashid, A., & Mollazadeh Beidokhti, S. (2018). Microstructural and Diametral Tensile Strength of Zirconia-Mullite Composites. Ceramics International, (0), 0-0.
Shiva Mohajernia, Pourali, S., Seyedsina Hejazi, Mohsen Saremi, & Kiani Rashid, A. (2018). Hydroxyapatite coating containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes on AZ31 magnesium: Mechanical-electrochemical degradation in a physiological environment. Ceramics International, 44 (7), 8297-8305.
Shah Sanaei, M., Pourali, S., Kiani Rashid, A., & Sannakaisa Virtanen (2018). Carbide Fragmentation and Dissolution in a High-Carbon High-Chromium Steel Using Hot Rolling Process: Microstructure Evolution, Wear, High-Temperature Oxidation, and Chloride-Induced Corrosion Properties. Corrosion, 74 (9), 958-970.
Kamali Heidari, E., Kamyabi-gol, A., Mahmoud Heydarzadeh Sohi, & Abolghasem Ataie (2018). Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries: A Review. Journal of Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials, 51 (1), 1-12.
Barfi Sistani, P., Mollazadeh Beidokhti, S., & Kiani Rashid, A. (2018). Crystallization Behavior and Mechanical Properties of In-situ Alumina-Zirconia Composite Bodies. Advaed Ceramics Progrncess, 4 (3), 36-42.

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