Educational Background

 

Research Topics

 

Courses Thought

 

Employment History

 

Awards and Honors

 

Publications

 

 

Books

Dr. Mohammad Ali Faghihi Sani 

 

 

 

Associate Professor , PhD, 2002, Nagoya (NIT), Japan

 

Engineering Ceramics
 

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Email:

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Educational Background

 

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, March 2002, Nagoya Institute of Technology (NIT), Nagoya, JAPAN.

Subject :  Formation and oxidation behavior of carbon containing refractories

Supervisor : Prof. A. Yamaguchi 

 M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (Ceramics), January 1996, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, IRAN.

Subject :  Zircon based ceramic pigments

Supervisor :  Prof.  F.  Moztarzadeh

 B.Sc. in Materials Engineering (Ceramics), September 1992, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, IRAN.

Subject :  Zrcon-Mullite refractories by slip casting.

Supervisor : Prof. V. Marghusian

Professional training A group-training course in “Ceramic Kiln and Firing Technology”, programmed by “Japan International Cooperation Agency” (JICA), conducted in “Technical Research Laboratory” at “Mino Yogyo Co. LTD”, (10/1994-02/1995).

 


 

Research Topics

 

Ceramic Coating (Sol-Gel; Micro-Arc-Oxidation; Electro-Phoretic-Deposition)

- Interconnects for SOFC

- Ceramic coatings on Al, Ti, Mg substrates

Carbon Containing Refractories

Synthesis: ceramic powders, pigments and nano-fibers

Structural Ceramics: (ZTA, UHTC, Ceramic Core)

- Processing: Gel-Casting, Injection-Molding, Spark-Plasma-Sintering (SPS)

- Microstructure and Properties

 


 

Courses Thought

 

Graduate:

Modern refractories

Non-oxide engineering ceramics

Modern Ceramic manufacturing processes

Ceramic pigments

Undergraduate:

Refractories

Principles of Ceramic Engineering

Kinetic in ceramics

 


 

Employment History

 

Graduate deputy of Materials Science & Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, (01/2010~01/2014)

Head of Ceramic Division in Materials Science & Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, (04/2009~06/2014)

Assoc. Prof., Materials Science & Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, (01/2008~now)

Asst. Prof., Materials Science & Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, (08/2002~01/2008)

Head of designing and process engineering unit, Irana Tile Co., Tehran, Iran, (09/1994~12/1997) 

Other Academic Activities

Sabbatical at University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (06/2014~07/2015)

Directing board member of “Iranian Ceramic Society” (04/2009~04/2011)

Directing board member of “Iranian Ceramic Society” (12/2002~12/2004)

Scientific committee chair of “The 8th Iranian Ceramic Congress”, Tehran, 3-4 May 2011.

 


 

Awards and Honors

 

Monbusho (Japanese Government) Scholarship for PhD course in Japan.

 


 

Publications

Recent International Journal Papers:

1. S. Sarbishei, M.A. Faghihi Sani, R. Mohammadi; Effects of alumina nanoparticles concentration on microstructure and corrosion behavior of coatings formed on titanium substrate via PEO process; Ceramics International, in press (published on line).

2. M. Mirzaei, A. Simchi, M.A. Faghihi Sani, A. Yazdanyar; Electrophoretic deposition and sintering of a nanostructured manganese–cobalt spinel coating for solid oxide fuel cell interconnects; Ceramics International, 42 (2016) 6648–6656.

3. N. Barati, E.I. Meletis, F. Golestani Fard, A. Yerokhin, S. Rastegari, M.A. Faghihi Sani; Al2O3–ZrO2 nanostructured coatings using DC plasma electrolytic oxidation to improve tribological properties of Al substrates; Applied Surface Science, 356 (2015) 927–934.

4. Hediyeh Khatibnezhad, Mohammad Ali Faghihi Sani; Preparation and characterization of nanostructured TiO2 thin film codoped with nitrogen and vanadium on glass surface by sol–gel dip-coating method; Res Chem Intermed (2015), in press (published online).

5. N. Mozaffari, M. R. Mohammadi, M.A. Faghihi-Sani; Development of block copolymer-templated crack-free mesoporous anatase-TiO2 film: tailoring sol–gel and EISA processing parameters and photovoltaic characteristics; J Mater Sci: Mater Electron (2015) 26:1543–1553.

6. Sahand Sarbishei*, Mohammad Ali Faghihi Sani, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi; Study plasma electrolytic oxidation process and characterization of coatings formed in an alumina nanoparticle suspension; Vacuum 108 (2014) 12-19.

7. F. Einkhah, Kang Min Lee, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, Bongyoung Yoo, Dong Hyuk Shin; Structure and corrosion behavior of oxide layer with Zr compounds on AZ31 Mg alloy processed by two-step plasma electrolytic oxidation; Surface & Coatings Technology, 238 (2014) 75–79.

8. Sanaz Naghibi, Mohammad Ali Faghihi Sani, Hamid Reza Madaah Hosseini, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Morteza Mehrjoo; Mortality response of folate receptor-activated, PEG–functionalized TiO2 nanoparticles for doxorubicin loading with and without ultraviolet irradiation; Ceramics International, 40 (2014) 5481–5488.

9. V. J. Kharanagh, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, E. Rafizadeh; Effect of current frequency on coating properties formed on aluminized steel by plasma electrolytic oxidation; Surface Engineering, 30 [ 3] (2014) 224-228.

10. A. Nojoomi, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, M. Khoshkalam; Shear-rate dependence modeling of gelcast slurries: Effects of dispersant content and solid loading; Ceramics International, 40 (2014) 123-128.

11. A. Kazemi, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, M.J. Nayyeri, M. Mohammadi, M. Hajfathalian; Effect of zircon content on chemical and mechanical behaviour of silica-based ceramic cores; Ceramics International, 40 (2014) 1093-1098.

12. Sanaz Naghibi, Mohammad Ali Faghihi Sani, Hamid Reza Madaah Hosseini; Application of the statistical Taguchi method to optimize TiO2 nanoparticles synthesis by the hydrothermal assisted sol–gel technique; Ceramics International 40 (2014) 4193–4201.

13. G. Jalilvand, M.A. Faghihi-Sani; Fe doped Ni-Co spinel protective coating on ferritic stainless steel for SOFC interconnect application; International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38 (2013) 12007-12014.

14. M. Khoshkalam, M.A. Faghihi-Sani; An investigation on mechanical properties of Alumina-Zirconia-Magnesia Spinel composite ceramics fabricated by gel-casting using solution combustion synthesized powder; Materials Science & Engineering A, 587 [10] (2013) 336-343.

15. A. Kazemi, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, H.R. Alizadeh; Investigation on cristobalite crystallization in silica based ceramic cores for investment casting; Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 33 (2013) 3397-3402.

16. M. Khoshkalam, M.A. Faghihi-Sani; A. Nojoomi; Effect of zirconia content and powder processing on mechanical properties of gelcasted ZTA composite; Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 72 [3] (2013) 175-181.

17. A. Ghaffari, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, F. Golestani-Fard, M. Nojabayy; Diffusion and solid solution formation between the binary carbides of TaC, HfC and ZrC; Int. Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 41 (2013), 180-184.

18. S. Naghibi, H.R. Madaah-Hosseini, M.A. Faghihi-Sani; Colloidal stability of dextran and dextran/poly ethylene glycol coated TiOnanoparticles by hydrothermal assisted sol–gel method; Ceramics International 39 (2013) 8377–8384.

19. H. Rashtchi, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, A.M. Dayaghi; Effect of Sr and Ca dopants on oxidation and electrical properties of lanthanum chromite-coated AISI 430 stainless steel for solid oxide fuel cell interconnect application; Ceramics International 39 (2013) 8123–8131.

20. M. Zarabian, A. Yazdan Yar, S. Vafaeenezhad, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, A. Simchi; Electrophoretic deposition of functionally-graded NiO–YSZ composite  films; Journal of the European Ceramic Society 33 (2013) 1815–1823.

21. A. Davarpanah, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, K. Shabani, M. Bodaghi; Production of net-shaped dense metal-carbide-based composites through an infiltration process at intermediate temperature; Int. Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 38 (2013) 35–39.

22. H. Hatami Ramsheh, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, A.H. Kokabi; Microstructure and mechanical properties of MoSi2–MoSi2 joints brazed by Ag–Cu–Zr interlayer; Materials and Design 49 (2013) 197–202.

23. S.A. Ghaffari, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, F. Golestani-Fard ,H. Mandal; Spark plasma sintering of TaC–HfC UHTC via disilicides sintering aids; Journal of the European Ceramic Society 33 (2013) 1479–1484.

24. N. Barati, M.A. Faghihi Sani, H. Ghasemi; Photocathodic Protection of 316L Stainless Steel by Coating of Anatase Nanoparticles; Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 2013, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 109–112.

25. S.A. Ghaffari, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, F. Golestani-Fard, S. Ebrahimi," Pressureless sintering of Ta0.8Hf0.2C UHTC in the presence of MoSi2", Ceramics International, 39 (2013) 1985-1989.

26. M.A. Faghihi-Sani, A. Arbabi, A. Mehdinezhad-Roshan, "Crystallization of hydroxyapatite during hydrothermal treatment on amorphous calcium phosphate layer coated by PEO technique", Ceramics International, 39 (2013) 1793-1798.

27. M. Golmohammad, A. Nemati, M.A. Faghihi Sani; SYNTHESIS AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF NANOCRYSTALLINE BASRTIO3; International Journal of Modern Physics; 5, (2012) 188-195.

28. A. Beitollahi, Sh. Pilevari, M.A. Faghihi Sani, H. Moradi, M. Akbarnejad, "In situ growth of carbon nanotubes in alumina-zirconia nanocomposite matrix prepared by solution combustion method", Ceramics International, 38, (2012) 3273-3280.

29. M.R. Pouyamehr, A. Nemati, M.A. Faghihi Sani, R. Naghizadeh; The effect of dolomite type and Al2O3 content on the phase composition in aluminous cements containing spinel; 55, [2], (2011) 169-175.

30. M. Maleki Shahraki, S. A. Shojaee, M. A. Faghihi Sani, A. Nemati; Two-step Sintering of ZnO varistors; Solid State Ionics, 190 (2011) 99-105.

31. N. Sahraei, M.A. Faghihi-Sani; Idle time and gelation behavior in gelcasting process of PSZ in acrylamide system, Ceramic Transactions, The American Ceramic Society, 212 (2010) 105-113.

32. M. Riahi, M.A. Faghihi-Sani; The study of preparation of blue V zircon pigment by using zircon and sulfuric acid, Ceramic Transactions, The American Ceramic Society, 212 (2010) 197-206.

33. M. Sharif, M.A. Faghihi-Sani, F. Golestani-Fard, A. Saberi, A. Khalife Soltani, Coating of graphite flakes with MgO/carbon nanocomposite via gas state reaction, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 500 (2010) 74–77.   

34. S. A. Shojaee, M. Maleki Shahraki, M. A. Faghihi Sani, A. Nemati; Microstructural and electrical properties of varistors prepared from coated ZnO nanopowders; J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, (2010) 21:571-577.

35. M. Maleki Shahraki, S. A. Shojaee, A. Nemati, M. A. Faghihi Sani; High voltage SnO2 varistors prepared from nanocrystalline powders; J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, (2010) 21:199-205.

36. N. Barati, M.A. Faghihi Sani, H. Ghasemi, Z. Sadeghian, S.M.M. Mirhoseini; Preparation of uniform TiO2 nanostructure film on 316L stainless steel by sol–gel dip coating; Applied Surface Science 255 (2009)  8328–8333

37. H. Ghasemi, A.H. Kokabi, M.A. Faghihi Sani, Z. Riazi; Roles of preoxidation, Cu2O particles, and interface pores on the strength of eutectically bonded Cu/α-Al2O3; Materials and Design, 30 (2009) 1098-1102.

 

International Conference Papers:

1. Feryar Einkhah, Kang Min Lee, Bongyong Yoo, Dong Hyuk Shin, M.A. Faghihi-Sani; The preparation of ZrO2-containing oxide layers on Mg alloy prepared by two step plasma electrolytic oxidation; The 223rd Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, Toronto, Canada, May 12 -16, 2013.

2. S.Sarbishei, M.A.Faghihi Sani, M. Mohammadi; FABRICATION OF ALUMINA-SILICATE NANOCOMPOSITE COATING ON TITANIUM SUBSTRATE VIA MICRO ARC OXIDATION METHOD AND INVESTIGATION OF CURRENT DENSITY EFFECT ON THE WEAR BEHAVIOR OF COATING; The First International and the Sixth Joint Conference of Iranian Metallurgical Engineering Society and Iranian Foundrymen’s Society, School of metallurgy and material engineering, college of engineering, University of Tehran, 6-8 December 2012.

3. G. Jalilvand, M.A. Faghihi Sani; EFFECT OF DIP COATING PARAMETERES ON NANOSTRUCTURED NiCo2O4  SPINEL COATING BY SOL-GEL METHOD FOR SOFCS; The First International and the Sixth Joint Conference of Iranian Metallurgical Engineering Society and Iranian Foundrymen’s Society, School of metallurgy and material engineering, college of engineering, University of Tehran, 6-8 December 2012.

4. S. Naghibi, H. Maddah, M.A. Faghihi Sani; Synthesis of TiO2-PEG-Folic Acid Nanocomposites for Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy; 4th International Conference on Nanostructures (ICNS4), Kish Island, Iran, March, 2012.

5. M.A Yousefpour, ZA Taherian, M. A. Faghihi Sani, A. Nemati; Synthesis of meso porous silica Hydroxy apaatite nonacomposite; Advances in applied physics and materials science - APMAS 2011; Antalia, Turkey, May, 2011.

6. A.M. Fazeli, M.A. Faghihi Sani, F. Einkhah; Corrosion and erosion-corrosion behavior of ceramic coatings on titanium substrate using plasma electrolytic oxidation process; effect of frequency; The 8th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering; Dalian University, Dalian, China, Sep., 2011.

7. F. Faraghnia, M. A. Faghihi Sani, S. Bagheshaee; Effect of mineralizer on the sysnthesis of silica-hematite nano composite; The 2nd international conference on composites; Kish Island, Iran, December, 2010.

8. F. Mehdizadeh, A. Nemati, M.A. Faghihi Sani, M. Fazeli; Study of the antibacterial activity of glaze surface with nano silver diffusion; International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, November, 2010.

9. F. Faraghnia, M. A. Faghihi Sani, S. Bagheshaee, Sh. Sadeghinejad,; The affection of calcination temperature on the synthesis of silica-hematite nano red pigment; International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, November, 2010.

10. Sh. Sadeghinejad, M.A. Faghihi Sani, A. Maghsudipour, F. Faraghnia; Hyrothermal synthesis of nano powder yttria-stabilized zirconia: the effect of mineralizer; International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, November, 2010.

11. H. Rashtchi, M. A. Faghihi Sani; Lanthanum chromite coating on stainless steel by sol-gel dip coating technique for use as interconnect plates in solid oxide fuel cells; 5th International Conference on surface, coating and Nanostructured Materials (NANOSMAT); Reims, France, October, 2010.

12. R. Soltani, M. A. Faghihi Sani, F. Mohaghegh; The effect of Temperature and N2:C2H2 flow rate on the growth of carbon nanotubes synthesised by CCVD of acetylene on alumina-zirconia support; 5th International Conference on surface, coating and Nanostructured Materials (NANOSMAT); Reims, France, October, 2010.

13. F. Dabir, M. A. Faghihi Sani, N. Barati; Hydroxyapatite/titania nanostructure biocoating on Ti6Al4V alloy by sol-gel dip-coating, The 3rd Conference on Nanostructures (NS2010), Kish Island, I.R.Iran,  March 10-12, 2010,.

14. S. M. M. Mirhosseini, M. A. Faghihi Sani, B. Farshid, M. Meghdari; Methodical study of the micro arc oxidation processes on titanium alloy Ti6Al4V for corrosion protection in SBF; Seventh Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (AEPSE 2009); Busan, Korea, September 20-25, 2009.

15. S. M. M. Mirhosseini, M. A. Faghihi Sani, B. Mozooni, M. Meghdari; Using of Taguchi method in optimization of plasma electrolytic aluminosilicate coatings on aluminium for corrosion protection; Seventh Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (AEPSE 2009); Busan, Korea, September 20-25, 2009.

16. N. Sahraei, M.A. Faghihi Sani; Idle Time and Gelation Behavior in Gelcasting Process of PSZ, in Acrylamide System; 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Vancouver, B. C., Canada, May 31- June 5, 2009.

17. M. Riahi, M.A. Faghihi Sani; Study of Preparation of Blue V-zircon Pigment by Using Zircon and Sulphuric Acid; 8th Pacific Rim Conferece on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Vancouver, B. C., Canada, May 31- June 5, 2009.

18. M. A. Faghihi Sani, N. Barati, Z. Sadeghian; Preparation of Homogenous Thin Film of Anatase Nanoparticles on 316L by Sol-Gel Dip Coating, Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials XVII (PFAM 17), New Delhi, India, 15-17 Dec. 2008.

19. S. Arvandi, M. A. Faghihi Sani, Mechanical properties of Al2O3-ZrO2 nanocomposite fabricated by gel casting, Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials XVII (PFAM 17), New Delhi, India, 15-17 Dec. 2008.

20. N. Sahraei, M.A. Faghihi Sani, A. Kamali, Z. Sadeghian; Gel casting as a novel Processing route to fabricate partially stabilized zirconia ceramic bodies; Iran's 1st International conference on biomaterials; Tehran Univ., Tehran, Iran, 11-14 Nov. 2007.

21. S. Naghibi, Z.A. Nemati, M.A. Faghihi Sani,  H. Paidar; The effects of Graphite and Resin Contents on the properties of dolomite-graphite refractories; Unified Iinternational Technical Conference on Refractories, Ohio, USA, Nov. 2005.

22. A. Kazemi,  Z.A. Nemati, M.A. Faghihi Sani,  F. Zahed; Partially Stabilization of Zirconia and its Effects on the Magnesia-Spinel Refractory Properties, Unified Iinternational Technical Conference on Refractories, Ohio, USA, Nov. 2005.

23. V. Rahimi Dizaji, M. Rahmani, M. Faghihi Sani, Z. Nemati, J. Akbari, Microstructure and cutting performance investigation of Ti(C,N)-based cermets containing various types of secondary carbides, Tehran International Congress on Manufacturing Engineering (TICME 2005), Tehran, Iran, 12-15 Dec. 2005.

24. M.A. Faghihi Sani & F. Golestani Fard, “Thermochemical Stability of Spinel Under Reducing Conditions”, Tehran International Conference on Refractories, Tehran, Iran, 4-6 May, 2004.

25. Z.A. Nemati, S. Naghibi, M.A. Faghihi SaniH. Paidar; The effects of different parameters on the properties of dolomite-graphite refractories; International Conference on Refractories, Achen, Germany, 13-14 Oct, 2004.

26. Z.A. Nemati, M.A. Faghihi Sani,  A. Kazemi,  F. Zahed; The effects of zirconia additives on the properties of magnesia-spinel refractories; International Conference on Refractories, Achen, Germany, 13-14 Oct, 2004.

 


 

Books

 

M.A. Faghihi Sani, S.M. Zorrieh S., A. Arbabi, Introduction to Drying of Ceramics, Iranian Ceramic Society, 286 pages, ISBN: 964-6930-90-5 (Aug. 2007).