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Expert in Senior Consultant Metallurgist

Expert ID: 735632 California, USA

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Expert has worked on many different projects related on industrial failure analysis in automotive, aerospace, marine, army, and commercial companies.

Expert has been involved in developing and supervising the failure analysis test methods and procedures, defining protocols, and investigating the root cause of product failures by providing scientific expertise and data interpretation.

Personal Skills: Processing: Cold Spray, Additive Manufacturing, Friction Stir, Laser Deposition, 3D Printing, Extrusion, Backward Extrusion, Rolling.
Microstructure Characterization: Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Focused Ion Beam (FIB), Electron BackScattered Diffraction (EBSD), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Electron Diffraction Spectroscopy (EDS), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).

Mechanical testing devices: Operation of macroscopic mechanical testing equipment (e.g., Instron, MTS, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) machine) and corresponding software. Machining of materials (e.g., wire electron discharge machining (EDM), water jet, basic machining of materials).

Manual Skills: Welding, Turning, Alloying and casting, anodizing.

Miscellaneous skills: People person, goal-oriented, team leader, and executor.

Communication skills: Public speaking, team working, instructing, academic writing and presentation.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2019 Degree: Postdoc Subject: Materials Science Institution: University of Southern California
Year: 2015 Degree: PhD Subject: Materials Science Institution: South Dakota School of Mine & Technology
Year: 2014 Degree: MSc Subject: Materials Science Institution: University of Tehran
Year: 2008 Degree: BSc Subject: Materials Science Institution: University of Tehran

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Managing and leading different projects on light weighting of industrial parts and components by surface metallization of polymers and composites via
surface engineering techniques such thermal or cold spray processes.
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Engineering Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Assistance developing project plans for customer requests, assistance with system operations and testing schedules, designing system level components
to be manufactured, and interfacing with customer to meet project deliverables.
Years: 2017 to 2019 Employer: VRC Metal Systems Title: Market Development Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for extending VRC Metal Systems market segment in western region of the U.S. and promotes VRC products and services to potential and
existing customers. VRC designs and builds CS systems and related products. I possess the ability to provide technical advice and support for CS services and equipment, and assistance for CS market expansion, direct customer interface, and technical support.
Years: 2016 to 2019 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Cofounder & CEO Department: Responsibilities: A start-up using cutting-edge materials processing technologies, especially high pressure CS to repair, refurbish, additive manufacturing, and return parts to service. These processes have applications in a broad range of markets, from aerospace and defense to heavy industrial, including oil & gas, biomedical, automotive, and electronics.
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Research Associate Department: M.C. Gill Composites Center Responsibilities: More focus on practicing writing successful grant proposals, building relationships with companies in SoCal, actively giving presentations to different industrial
companies, building a strong connection with Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and department of defense (DoD), publishing scientific papers in well-known ISI
journals, and finally, continuing my research from my PhD in the field of performing complex materials testing and characterization to study the relationship
between processing, microstructure, and mechanical properties in various cold sprayed coatings and additive manufacturing.
Years: 2015 to 2017 Employer: University of Southern California Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Department: M.C. Gill Composites Center Responsibilities: Continuing my research from my PhD in the field of performing complex materials testing and characterization to study the relationship between processing,
microstructure, and mechanical properties in various cold spray and additive manufacturing parts. Practicing writing successful grant proposals, actively giving
presentations to different industrial companies, building a strong connection with Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and department of defense (DoD), publishing
scientific papers in well-known ISI journals.
Years: 2011 to 2015 Employer: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Title: Research Assistant: Doctoral Research Department: Advance Materials Processing Lab (AMP) Responsibilities: Performed complex materials testing and characterization using TEM, EBSD, SEM, XPS, DSC, EDS, XRD, Universal Testing Machines, and nanoindentation
to study the relationship between processing, microstructure, and mechanical properties in various aluminum alloys (i.e. 5083, 6061 and 7075) deposited by cold
spray process, Also, Managed a research team up to seven undergraduate and graduate students in the materials characterization and mechanical properties
evaluation.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: University of Tehran Title: Research Assistant: Master’s Research Department: Hot Plastic Deformation Laboratory Responsibilities: Performed complex characterization and mechanical property evaluation on back extruded materials. Mentored three B.Sc. students in completing their
experimental projects by providing them with instructions, assignments, deadlines and work review.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: University of Tehran Title: Research Assistant: Undergraduate Research Department: Hot Plastic Deformation Laboratory Responsibilities: Performed characterization and mechanical property evaluation on carbon-carbon composites.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
• President, International Students Incorporation (non-profitable Christian organization)
• Member, The Materials Information Society (ASM), 2010-present
• Member, The Mineral Metals and Materials Society (TMS), 2011-present
• Member, Food Bank Community Service Society (3 projects)
• Habitat Service for Humanity, Circle K, Science mentor for Schenectady-area youth (Science Bowl, Science Activities Fair, physics tutor), THON fundraising for childhood cancer research, Blue and White Society.
Awards / Recognition
• Awardee, 3rd place, Maseeh Entrepreneurial Prize Composition of USC
• SBIR phase II award from US Army (cold spraying metals on polymers) (3 consecutive years)
• Funded research proposal by Army Research Lab for $100K/year
• Awardee, Best presentation of the ITSC conference
• Awardee, Mines National Gold Medal and Fellowship
• Awardee, 2nd place, SDSMT 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student
• Awardee, 2nd place, Best Presentation, 2014 SDSMT Symposium
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 22
Conference publications: 7

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