Department of Geoscience
High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC)
Office: LFG 114
Phone: (702) 895-3071
PhD in Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada 2015
MSc in Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada 2010
BSc in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran 2008
My research focuses on understanding the dynamic deformation and phase transformation behavior of polycrystalline materials. I conduct in-situ synchrotron x-ray diffraction deformation experiments in the D-DIA apparatus. For characterization of crystalline defects, I use electron channeling contrast imaging (ECCI) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) in a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM). On the modelling side, I use Elastic-Plastic Self-Consistent (EPSC) numerical modeling and MARC/Mentat finite element modeling. These research tools provide a better understanding of small-scale processes which dictate the large-scale deformation behavior of polycrystalline materials. Current projects include characterization of dislocations in bulk materials deformed under high pressure-temperature conditions, and synchrotron diffraction data analysis using numerical models.