Mahdi Babaei

I earned my MSc. degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Tehran, with a focus on electrochemical assessment, corrosion properties, and the development of coatings. My master’s thesis was titled ‘Electrochemical Characterization of Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Coatings on Titanium.’ I had the privilege of being trained on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements and corrosion assessment of coatings.

After graduation, I led an industrial project on the ‘Synthesis and development of Tb3+-doped Gd2O2S X-ray imaging luminescent phosphors’ as an R&D materials engineer in a medical equipment company for use in X-ray imaging instruments. This opportunity gave me insight into solid-state preparation method and ceramic sintering, XRD analysis, optical and Luminescence Spectroscopy. I also have 2.5 years of work experience as a metallurgical process engineer, contributing to technological consultations for the steelmaking industry, process development, and design calculations. Throughout all these years, I honed my skills in the simulation, research methodology and analyzing skills in FE-SEM, XRD, XPS, UV-Visible, EIS and synthesis. I believe pursuing a Ph.D. at Funglass would offer a unique experience and mark a significant step toward exploring new horizons.

Dissertation topic: Synthesis and developing high entropy oxide ceramic for thermal barrier application

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Amirhossein Pakseresht

Department: Coating Processes

Beginning of study: Sep 2023

Date of dissertation exam: TBA

List of publications:

  • Ali Kouhi Esfahani, Mahdi Babaei, Saeid Sarrami, Machel Morrison, “Numerical investigation of mechanical properties in spur gears during quenching process”, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, 2023,
  • Ali Kouhi Esfahani, Mahdi Babaei, Saeid Sarrami, “A numerical model coupling phase transformation to predict microstructure evolution and residual stress during quenching of 1045 steel”, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 179 (2021) 1–22.
  • Kazem Sabet Bokati, Changiz Dehghanian, Mahdi Babaei, “Influence of Near- Surface Severe Plastic Deformation of Mild Steel on the Inhibition Performance of Sodium Molybdate and 1H-Benzotriazole in Artificial Sea Water”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 27-2 (2018) 550-559.
  • Mahdi Babaei, Changiz Dehghanian, Peyman Taheri, “Effect of duty cycle and electrolyte additive on photocatalytic performance of TiO2-ZrO2 compositelayers prepared on CP Ti by micro arc oxidation method”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 307 (2016) 554–564.
  • Mahdi Babaei, Changiz Dehghanian, Masoud Babaei, “Electrochemical assessment of characteristics and corrosion behavior of Zr-containing coatings formed on titanium by plasma electrolytic oxidation”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 279 (2015) 79–91.
  • Mahdi Babaei, Changiz Dehghanian, Mojtaba Vanaki, “Effect of additive on electrochemical corrosion properties of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings formed on Cp Ti under different processing frequency”, Applied Surface Science, 357, Part A (2015) 712-720.

Participation in projects: Acquiring know-how to fabricate GOS Scintillator for X-ray imaging systems

Other professional activities:

Metallurgical process engineer at Foolad Technic International Engineering Co. , Isfahan, Iran, from May 2021 – Sep 2023.

Responsible for feasibility study and technological consultation to steelmaking industry, Process development and design calculations (including mass and energy balance, etc), optimization of metallurgical projects, material flow diagrams, process flow diagrams, and plant layouts, producing technical engineering drawings using AutoCAD 2D and 3D.

Designing Refractoy Lining of Reduction Furnace and Reformers for the ongoing mega module DRI plants in Iran

Mahdi Babaei
Mahdi Babaei
PhD student

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