New PhD students from Iran at FunGlass

Let us introduce new PhD students Parisa Moghaddam and Reza Samiee, both from Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, who has joined FunGlaas in the middle of December.

Parisa Naghadian Moghaddam has gained her Master of sience in polymer engineering. During undergraduate, she was more and more fascinated to polymer and materials science. Then, after doing BA project under the the guidance of Dr. Attar, she decided to spend her future with extensive researches in this field. Whereby, with a lot of motivation, she was accepted for master in polymer engineering at Institute for Colour Science and Technology in Tehran. During this period, she was introduced as top student in different lessons and also she conducted valuable researches with great interest. In addition, successive efforts in two masters’ years led to publish 2 papers base on her thesis project entitled „Investigation of the anti-corrosion behavior of epoxy ester coating  containing organic-inorganic hybrid pigments based on tannic acid-cerium“. Besides, this course had been particularly valuable as she boosted her abilities in the research methodology and analyzing skills in FE-SEM, SVET, XRD, TEM, synthesis, Raman, XPS, NMR, AFM, UV-Visible, EIS, Tensile, DMTA. After graduation, she found an oppurtinity to apply for PhD at FunGlass.

Her dissertation topic is Development of corrosion resistant polymer derived ceramic coatings on stainless steel substrates and she willl be working under the supervision of Dr. Milan Parchovianský.

Reza Samiee has completed his undergraduate education in polymer engineering. He has pursued his master under supervision of Dr. Ramezanzadeh and Dr. Mahdavian.  The variety of novel works seriously carried out in the institute were aligned with his interests. They have worked on the synthesis approaches and functionalizing of graphene-based materials and also the properties and application of these 2D materials. He defended his thesis with the title of “Hybrid sol-gel based smart coatings for anti-corrosive applications by the incorporation of functionalized graphene oxide nano-sheets”. He also have the chance to cooperate with his supervisors in their following industrial and academic works.

These two years’ courses further fired his enthusiasm for a professional career. He believes that his skills and experiences will allow him to complete a larger scale project like a PhD effectively. After reading the PhD topic and its description in FG website, he found a chance to follow his education which was completely matched with his academic background and interest.

His FunGlass dissertation topic is Surface modification of NiTi alloy by coating silicon-hydroxyapatite composite layers intended for biomedical applications and will work under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Amirhossein Pakseresht.

Wellcome and many challenges and success in your study!