Thermal Spray and Multiphase Flow Laboratories
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Navid Sharifi

Research assistant and PhD candidate

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Concordia University

1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W, EV-14. 154

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8

Tel: (514) 994 2140

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2009 : M.Sc. in Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Iran

2006 : B.Sc. Materials Engineering, Sahand University Technology, Iran


2012 & 2013 : Concordia University Partial Tuition Scholarship for International Students Ranked top student among M.Sc. Students

2008-09 : Ranked top student among M.Sc. Students Graduated, Iran University of Science & Technology


Ice formation is considered a major problematic phenomenon for the aerospace industry. Passive anti icing strategies such as hydrophobic and superhydrophobic coatings have grown in interest due to low energy requirements. Typical organic superhydrophobic coatings (e.g. Teflon based sprays) used in industry show low mechanical durability. Thus, manufacturing a superhydrophobic coating with high mechanical properties and economically justified production process is highly demanded by industry. Thermal spray processes, particularly Atmospheric Plasma Spray (APS), Suspension Plasma Spray (SPS) and High Velocity Oxy-Fuel (HVOF), are considered as fast and economical methods for surface modification. It is well known that Superhydrophobicity of a surface is governed by the combination of the chemical composition and microstructure of the surface. The major deliverable of this project will be the development of an efficient way to manufacture superhydrophobic coatings that have high mechanical durability. In this research project, the surface properties obtained by using APS/HVOF/SPS sprayed coatings will be investigated. This goal will be achieved partially through a parametric study of the characteristics of thermally sprayed low surface energy and mechanically durable coatings (e.g. metal oxides) and improving the production process parameters. Numerical investigation will be also used to predict the surface morphology and properties of the coating resulted from specific materials and process parameters.



Journal Publications

1. N. Sharifi, S.H. Seyedein and M.R. Aboutalebi, “Mathematical Modeling of Turbulent Fluid Flow and Mass Transfer in a Steel Continuous Casting Tundish”, Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, 2011, pp. 311-316.


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