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
Associate Professor
Ali Davoodi
Associate Professor
Gholam Reza Ebrahimi
Mohammad Hassan Farshidi
Assistant Professor
Mohsen Haddad Sabzevar
Ali Reza Kiani Rashid
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
Hossein Shalchian
Assistant Professor
Jalil Vahdati Khaki
Ahad Zabett
Associate Professor


Recent journal articles

Barfi Sistani, P., Mollazadeh Beidokhti, S., & Kiani Rashid, A. (2020). Improving the microstructural and mechanical properties of in-situ zirconia-mullite composites by optimizing the simultaneous effect of mechanical activation and additives. Ceramics International, 46 (2), 1472-1486.
Mohsenzadeh, M., & Mazinani, M. (2020). The Influence of Microstructural Characteristics on Austenite Formation Kinetics in a Plain Carbon Steel. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 51 (1), 116-130.
Lagzian, Y., & Rezaee Bazzaz, A. (2020). Texture evolution of commercially pure copper processed by multiple compressions in a channel die. Engineering Research Express, 2 (1), 015002-015010.
Mohammadi Zahrani, E., & Li Dagang (2020). Surface modification of orthopedic implants by optimized fluorine-substituted hydroxyapatite coating: Enhancing corrosion behavior and cell function. Ceramics International, 46 (2), 2139-2146.
Heydarian, A., Sajjadi, S., & Mats Johnsson (2020). A proposed model for spark plasma sintering of SiC-Si nanocomposite with different SiC particle sizes. Journal of Composite Materials, 54 (19), 2599-2609.
Sharifalhoseini, Z., Entezari, M., Davoodi, A. (2020). Surface modification of mild steel before acrylic resin coating by hybrid ZnO/GO nanostructures to improve the corrosion protection. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 83 (1), 333-342.
Shoorvazi, S., Kermani, F., Mollazadeh Beidokhti, S., Kiani Rashid, A., Saeed Kargozar, & Abbas Youssefi (2020). Coating Ti6Al4V substrate with the triple-layer glass-ceramic compositions using sol–gel method; the critical effect of the composition of the layers on the mechanical and in vitro biological performance. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, (), -.
Esfandiari, N., Kashefi Torbati, M., & Mirjalili, M. (2020). Insight into enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity of Fe3O4–SiO2–TiO2 core-multishell nanoparticles on the elimination of Escherichia coli. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 244 (), 122633-122644.
Hosseinabadi, F., Rezaee Bazzaz, A., Mazinani, M. (2020). Effect of Microstructure on Stress Dependence of Transformation Induced Plasticity in TRIP800 Low-Alloy Multiphase Steels. Iranian Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, 17 (1), 109-123.
Ahmadzade Beiraki, E., Kashefi Torbati, M., & Mazinani, M. (2020). Quantitative Evaluation of Deformation Induced Martensite in Austenitic Stainless Steel Using Magnetic NDE Techniques. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 39 (28), 1-9.
Haghi, S., Zabett, A., & Mirjalili, M. (2020). Mechanism of Reduction of Hematite-Magnetite Hollow Cylindrical Pellet by Graphite-Calcium Carbonate Mixture. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, (), -.
Nosrati, N., Zabett, A., & Sahebian, S. (2020). Long-term creep behaviour of E-glass/epoxy composite: time-temperature superposition principle. Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering, (), -.
Noorbakhsh Nezhad, A., Davoodi, A., Mohammadi Zahrani, E., & Arefinia, R. (2020). The effects of an inorganic corrosion inhibitor on the electrochemical behavior of superhydrophobic micro-nano structured Ni films in 3.5% NaCl solution. Surface and Coatings Technology, 395 (), 125946-125961.
Haghighitalab, A., Moghaddam Matin, M., Khakrah, F., Asoodeh, A., & Bahrami, A. (2020). Cost-effective Strategies for Depletion of Endogenous Extracellular Vesicles from Fetal Bovine Serum. Journal of Cell and Molecular Research, 11 (2), 42-54.
Amiri, D., Sajjadi, S., & Kamyabi-gol, A. (2020). Pre- and post-TLP bond solution treatments: Effects on the microstructure and mechanical properties of GTD-111 superalloy. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 57 (0), 36-47.
Kelidari, Y., Kashefi Torbati, M., Mirjalili, M., Seyedi, M. (2020). Eddy current technique as a nondestructive method for evaluating the degree of sensitization of 304 stainless steel. Corrosion Science, 173 (15), 108742-108750.
Sharifalhoseini, Z., Entezari, M., Davoodi, A. (2020). Access to nanocrystalline, uniform, and fine-grained Ni-P coating with improved anticorrosive action through the growth of ZnO nanostructures before the plating process. Corrosion Science, 172 (1), 108743-108752.
Ganji, O., Sajjadi, S., Mirjalili, M. (2020). On the formation and properties of chromium carbide and vanadium carbide coatings produced on W1 tool steel through thermal reactive diffusion (TRD). Ceramics International, (), -.
Ebrahimi, G. (2020). Study on hot deformation behavior of AISI 414 martensitic stainless steel using 3D processing map. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 56 (), 916-927.
Ansari, M., Sajjadi, S., Sahebian, S., & Kamali Heidari, E. (2020). Photocatalytic and Antibacterial Activity of Silver/Titanium Dioxide/Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Coated on Cotton Fabrics. ChemistrySelect, 5 (27), 8370-8378.
Fotoohi Nezhad Khales, M., Sajjadi, S., & Kamyabi-gol, A. (2020). Multipass Friction Stir Processing of Steel/SiC Nanocomposite: Assessment of Microstructure and Tribological Properties. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 29 (7), 4241-4250.
Momeni Kangarshahi, L., Sajjadi, S., Sadegh Pour-ali, & Kiani Rashid, A. (2020). Synergistic effect of hybrid size ZrO2 and electroless nickel decoration on the mechanical and high temperature oxidation properties of NiCr–ZrO2 composites. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 848 (12), 156596-156604.
Esfandiari, N., Kashefi Torbati, M., Mirjalili, M., & Sima Afsharnezhad (2020). On the adsorption kinetics and mechanism of enhanced photocatalytic activity of Fe 3 O 4 ‐SiO 2 ‐TiO 2 core‐multishell nanoparticles against E. coli. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, (), -.
Naserzoshki, H., Kiani Rashid, A., & Vahdati Khaki, J. (2020). Design of a low density refractory high entropy alloy in non-equiatomic W–Mo–Cr–Ti–Al system. Vacuum, 181 (), 109614-109614.
Esfandiari, N., Kashefi Torbati, M., Mirjalili, M., & Sima Afsharnejad (2020). Role of silica mid-layer in thermal and chemical stability of hierarchical Fe3O4-SiO2-TiO2 nanoparticles for improvement of lead adsorption: Kinetics, thermodynamic and deep XPS investigation. Materials Science and Engineering B, 262 (), 114690-114690.
Saberi Kakhki, Y., Sajjadi, S., & Mansouri, H. (2020). Comparison of characteristics of Bi2Te3 and Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 thermoelectric materials synthesized by hydrothermal process. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, (), -.
Vojdani Saghir, A., Mollazadeh Beidokhti, S., & Vahdati Khaki, J. (2020). Modified auto-combustion synthesis of mixed-oxides TiO2/NiO nanoparticles: Physical properties and photocatalytic performance. Ceramics International, 46 (10), 15417-15437.
Kazemi, H., Kermani, F., Mollazadeh Beidokhti, S., & Vahdati Khaki, J. (2020). The significant role of the glycine‐nitrate ratio on the physicochemical properties of Co x Zn 1−x O nanoparticles. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 17 (4), 1852-1868.
Kermani, F., Gharavian, A., Mollazadeh Beidokhti, S., Saeed Kargozar, Abbas Youssefi, & Vahdati Khaki, J. (2020). Silicon-doped calcium phosphates; the critical effect of synthesis routes on the biological performance. Materials Science and Engineering C, 111 (1), 110828-110846.
Kermani, F., Mollazadeh Beidokhti, S., Francesco Baino, Zahra Gholamzadeh-virany, Masoud Mozafari, & Saeid Kargozar (2020). Strontium- and Cobalt-Doped Multicomponent Mesoporous Bioactive Glasses (MBGs) for Potential Use in Bone Tissue Engineering Applications. Materials, 13 (6), 1348-1368.
Garmroodinezhad, E., Mollazadeh Beidokhti, S., & Vahdati Khaki, J. (2020). Accelerated crystallization of CuAlO2 delafossite phase by controlling thermal regime during solution combustion synthesis. Ceramics International, 46 (12), 19852-19865.
Asadi, J., Sajjadi, S., & Hamid Omidvar (2020). Creep properties of Ni-based superalloy GTD-111 joints produced by transient liquid phase method using BNi-3 filler. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 58 (9), 1103-1114.
Mousavi, M., Sahebian, S., & Zabett, A. (2020). Effects of toughened polyester on fatigue behavior of glass fiber reinforced polyester composite for wind turbine blade. Polymer Composites, (), -.
Bejan Hamawandi, Mansouri, H., Sedat Ballikaya, Yunus Demirci, Martina Orlovska, Bolghan Abadi, N., Sajjadi, S., & Muhammet S. Toprak (2020). A Comparative Study on the Thermoelectric Properties of Bismuth Chalcogenide Alloys Synthesized through Mechanochemical Alloying and Microwave-Assisted Solution Synthesis Routes. Frontiers in Materials, 7 (), -.
Armin Dehnavi, Ebrahimi, G., & Masoud Golestanipour (2020). Effect of SiC particles on hot deformation behavior of closed-cell Al/SiCp composite foams. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 42 (11), -.
Zahra Jamili-shirvan, Haddad Sabzevar, M., Vahdati Khaki, J., & Ke-fu Yao (2020). Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics investigation of different zones at the joining area of a bulk metallic glass welded by friction stir spot welding (FSSW). Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 533 (1), 119904-13.
Taji, I., Zia Hoseinpoor, M., Moayed, M., & Pahlavan, S. (2020). Pitting Corrosion of 17-4PH Stainless Steel: Impingement of a Fluid Jet vs. Erosion–Corrosion in the Presence of the Solid Particles. Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 6 (4), -.
Mohammadi Zahrani, E. (2020). Premature Failure of Grade-316Ti Stainless Steel Tubing in a Boiler Feed-Water Heat Exchanger in a Steel Complex. Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, (), -.
Attar, M., Mohammadi, M., Taheri, A., Saman Hosseinpour, Passandideh-fard, M., Haddad Sabzevar, M., & Davoodi, A. (2020). Heat transfer enhancement of conventional aluminum heat sinks with an innovative, cost-effective, and simple chemical roughening method. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 20 (), 100742-100752.
Hamideh Ershadiki, Ebrahimi, G., Hamidereza Ezatpour, & Amir Momeni (2020). Effect of Boron on the Microstructure Evolution and Dynamic Recrystallization Kinetics of ALLVAC718Plus Superalloy. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, (), -.
S. Ramezanzade, Ebrahimi, G., M. Torabi-parizi, & H.r. Ezatpour (2020). Microstructure and mechanical characterizations of graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced Mg–Sr–Ca alloy as a novel composite in structural and biomedical applications. Journal of Composite Materials, 54 (5), 711-728.
Amin Taheri, Beidokhti, B., Behrooz Shayegh Boroujeny, & Alireza Valizadeh (2020). Characterizations of dissimilar S32205/316L welds using austenitic, super-austenitic and super-duplex filler metals. International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, 27 (1), 119-127.
Pourali, S., Martin Weiser, Nhat Truong Nguyen, Kiani Rashid, A., Babakhani, A., & Sannakaisa Virtanen (2020). High temperature oxidation behaviour of AISI 321 stainless steel with an ultrafine-grained surface at 800 °C in Ar–20 vol.% O2. Corrosion Science, 163 (1), 108282-109614.

Recent theses and dissertations

Shamsaei, S. (2020). Investigation of the effect of Thickness and connection dimensions on the structural and mechanical properties of the plug weld connection of the 5083 aluminum sheet button to the 5083 and 6063 aluminum extruded profiles by GTAW welding method. , ( Material Engineering). Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Setayesh, H. (2020). production of soft robatic based on hybrid composite of silicon/ ethanol/ carbon fibers. , (Master's thesis of Material Engineering). Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Modghan, N. (2020). Nano structure morphology electrodeposition of Ni-Se as an electroctalyst for electrocemical hydrogen production. , (Master's thesis of Material Engineering). Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Vatandoost, M. (2020). Characterization of corrosion behavior and mechanical properties of welded COR-TEN A steel sheets. , (Master's thesis of Material Engineering). Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Najjari Saadatabadi, M. (2020). Formation mechanism. , (Master's thesis of Material Engineering). Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rezaiyan, M. (2020). The effect of initial microstructure on hot work behavior of D2 steel producing Esfarayen steel complex aiming to identify the causes of failure. , (Master's thesis of Material Engineering). Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shakeri, A. (2020). Fabrication and Characterization and Investigation of Erosion- Corrosion Performance of Electrodeposited Ni-Cu-Al2O3 Nanocomposite Coating. , (Master's thesis of Material Engineering). Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ganji, R. (2020). The effect of heat treatment parameters on the microstructure and morphology of ultra-high- carbon steels to improve machining capabilities. , (Master's thesis of Material Engineering). Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Berenj Koob Toosi, M. (2020). Influence of hot deformation on mechanical properties and microstructure of low-carbon vanadium microalloyed steel. , (Master's thesis of Material Engineering). Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jafari, S. (2020). Mechanisms investigation of globularization of Ti-811 during Static heat treatment and after deformation. , (Master's thesis of Material Engineering). Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Sahebian, Samaneh,vahdati Khaki, Jalil (2020). Extraction and preconcentration of parabens in liquid pharmaceutical samples by Dispersive Liquid-Liquid microextraction based on deep eutectic solvent and separation of analytes by liquid chromatography
Haddad Sabzevar, Mohsen,mousavi, Mohammad Amin,moshaver, Hamid (2020). Fabrication of Bimetal magnesium - Aluminum composite produced by melt-melt combined process by lost foam casting

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials And Metallurgical Engineering

Phone: +985138806057

Fax: +985138763305