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Expert in Materials Science: Technology Development and Transfer, Coatings and Surface Technologies

Expert ID: 729598 Canada

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Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Devices
• Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
• Catalysis for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
• Metal oxide supercapacitors
• Rechargeable batteries

High Temperature Alloys
• High temperature oxidation of alloys
• Oxidation protection coatings

Material Characterization and Surface Analysis Techniques
• Optical metallography
• Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
• Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
• X-ray diffraction (XRD)
• X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
• Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS)
• Auger electron spectroscopy (AES)

Surface Engineering of Metals and Alloys (applications in general metal finishing, automotive, corrosion protection, electronics, high-temperature protection, wear resistance, supercapacitor electrode fabrication and gas separation membranes)
• Chemical and electrochemical cleaning, etching and polishing
• Electrodeposition of Cu, Ni/Ni alloys Sn/Sn alloys, Au, Pd, Zn/Zn alloys, Cr, Co/Co alloys and Ag
• Anodic deposition of oxides
• Composite electrodeposition
• Electrodeposition of conductive polymers
• Electroless and immersion deposition of Cu, Ni, Sn, Ag, Pd and Au
• Adhesion enhancing and conversion coatings
• Diffusion coatings

Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Technology
• Raw materials
• Wet chemical processing
• Multilayer board fabrication processes
• Bare board testing
• Waste water treatment



Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2009 Degree: PhD Subject: Materials Science and Engineering Institution: University of Alberta

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Research Associate/Project Leader Department: High Temperature Fuel Cells Responsibilities: Expert. Expert has been invloved in technology develoment and transfer as well as research leadership.
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: Nogam Ltd. Title: Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He was invloved in optimization of the entire PCB fabrication and testing line.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2009 to Present Agency: National Research Council Role: Research Associate Description:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to 2005 Country / Region: Iran Summary: As a Process Engineer in Nogam Ltd., Expert. Expert optimized the entire printed circuit board (PCB) production line to reduce production time and improve quality, designed and built a complete waste water treatment plant, initiated and instructed a comprehensive eight-months course covering all topics in PCB manufacturing and testing for employees, developed and patented a solder stripping solution,developed adhesion improving chemistry for inner layers, supervised installation of direct metallization line (Neopact, Atotech), supervised installation of electroless nickel/immersion gold (ENIG/Aurotech CNN, Atotech), installed and debugged a used Olivetti universal bare board tester, Got trained in China and installed two Mason dedicated bare board testers and debugged multilayer board production line

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
The Electrochemical Society
Awards / Recognition
Expert. Expert was granted the Certificate of Recognition for Dedication, National Research Council, Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada in 2009.

Expert was granted the Expert. Gérard T. Simon Best Student Paper Award in Materials Sciences, Microscopical Society of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in June 2007.

Expert. Expert was nominated and granted the Provost Doctoral Entrance Award, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2006 and 2007.

Expert. Expert Received the Valedictorian Award, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iran University of Science and technology, Tehran, Iran in 2003.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert. Expert holds two intellectual properties, wrote a recent book chapter and seven first-author peer-reviewed journal papers and presented in conferences.

Language Skills

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Fields of Expertise

copper electroplating process, copper plating process, electrodeposition, electroless nickel plating, electroless plating process, heat-resistant alloy, printed wiring industry plating process, printed-wiring board fabrication, bright plating process, brightener, chemical activation, chemical reactivity, chromium electroplating process, chromium plating process, cobalt plating process, composite structure, electron microscopy, electrosynthesis, gold electroplating process, gold plating process, high-speed plating process, immersion plating process, lead electroplating process, material analysis, metallizing, metallography, nickel electroplating process, noble metal, nonferrous metal, periodic-reverse plating process, platinum electroplating process, precious-metal plating process, pulsed-current plating process, scanning probe microscope, silver electroplating process, solid-oxide fuel cell, strike plating process, supercapacitor, surface analysis, surface cleaning, composite plating process, analytical electron microscopy, coating material analysis, electroplating, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, hard chrome plating, heat-resistant steel, platinum plating process, scanning electron microscopy, silver plating process, superalloy, thin-film analysis, tin plating process, X-ray diffraction analysis, zinc electroplating process, zinc nickel alloy, zinc plating process, trivalent chromium plating process, chemical surface analysis, iron plating process, bright dipping, ceramic metallizing, catalyst reactivity, chemical characterization, rare-earth element, lead plating process, direct electroplating process, surface roughness analysis, air-depolarized battery

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