Farhad Golestanifard  
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

Contact information 
Postal address: 

                    
School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, 
Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, 
P.O. Box: 16846-13114, Iran
  
Tel./Fax: +98 (0)21 77240291
Email:  golestanifard@iust.ac.ir

Personal information
 
Date of Birth:Apr.12.1952
Marital Status:Married (Two Children) 
Nationality:Iranian

Education
1. PhD in Physics,
Brunell University, London, U.K
1983
2. M.Sc in Ceramics (transferred directly to PhD)
Sheffield University, Sheffield, U.K
1976
3. B. Sc in Metallurgical Engineering
Sharif Technical University, Tehran, Iran
1975

Employments
1. Professor and head of refractory division
Iran University of Science and Technology
1992-2008
2. Associate Professor and Head of Ceramic Department
Materials and Energy Research Center, Iran
1987-1991
3. Assistant Professor and Research Manager 
Materials and Energy Research Center, Iran
1983-1986

Core competencies and research interestes
1. Research in the field of Advanced Ceramics/Nano Materials
2. Industrial R&D and consultancy in Ceramic and Refractory fields
3. Lecturing in the field of Materials/Ceramics
4. Scientific Journal Editorial/Executive Management

Teaching experiences
1. Non-Oxide Ceramic Materials, M.Sc. Ceramic Eng.
2. Advanced Materials Characterization and Analysis Methods, M.Sc. Ceramic Eng.
3. Mechanical Properties of Ceramics, B.Sc. Ceramic Eng.
4. Refractories, B.Sc. Metallurgical Eng.
5. Materials Science, B.Sc. Mechanical and Industrial Eng.

Theses supervised
1. 18 Ph.D. Students in Materials Engineering
2. 78 M.S. Students in Ceramics Engineering
3. 31 B.Sc. Students in Ceramics Engineering

Sabbaticals
1. Materials Department, Imperial College, UK2007
2. Materials Department, Sheffield University, UK1997
3. Materials Department, University of Manchester, UK1990

Perofessional activities
1. Editor in Chief Iranian Journal of Materials Engineering Since 2003
2. Director, Office of International and Scientific Corporation Iran University of Science and Technology2004-2009
3. President, Iranian Ceramic Society 2003-2006
4. Editor in Chief and Executive Manager International Journal of Engineering Science1995-1999
5. Research Deputy, Dep. of Metall. & Mater. Eng., IUST    1992-1993

6. Head of Ceramic Research, Dep. Mater. & Ener. Res. Center

1987-1991

Industrial Projects (Pilot Plant Scale)
1. Production of n-SiC refractories for Al electrolysis pots, Pars Refractory Company     Production of mold flux powders in Pilot-Plant scale,2006-2007
2. Semi-Industrial production of ceramic fibrous sprue for cast iron casting, Tabriz-    Machinery Company.2007-2009
3. Refractory recycling of Mag-Chrome in copper and cement industries and manufacturing    of new2004-2006
4.  refractories from spent materialsPilot-Plant production of AMC refractories, Esfahan Steel   Company,.2003-2004

Consultancies
1. Dep. of High-Tec Industries, The Ministry of Industries and Mines2004-2008
2. Commision of Scientific Journals, Ministry of Sci. Res. & Technol2003-2007
3. Esfahan Steel Complex, Department of R&D 2001-2003
4. National Iranian Copper Company, R&D1997-2001
5. Azar Refractory Company , R&D1994-1996
6. KSR International Hinckly Group , UK1990-1992
7. Pars Refractory Company, Reseach Deputy1987-1990

Publications
Invited Keynote Lectures and Conference Presentations:
  • "New approachs to use nano additives in refractories to improve property/macrostructure characteristics", 2th International Ceramic Congress, Verona, June 2008, Italy
  • "Refractory market, research and education in Iran", Indian Refractory Conference, Calcutta, Feb. 2008, India.
  • "Characterization of MgAl2O4 spinel coated graphite with emphasis on refractory application", 10th European Ceramic Society conference, Berlin, June. 2007, Germany.
  • "An out-look of refractory market in Iran and the region", World Refractories Congress, June 2004, Singapore.
  • "Development of refractory monolithics from recycled spent magnesia chrome bricks", Eco Concious Materials Conference, Toronto, Aug. 2000, Canada.
Journal Papers:
  • M.R. Bayati, F. Golestani-Fard, A.Z. Moshfegh, "The Effect of Growth Parameters on Photo-Catalytic Performance of the MAO-Synthesized TiO2 Nano-Porous Layers", Materials Chemistry & Physics, 120 (2010) 582-589.
  • M.R. Bayati, H.R. Zargar, R. Molaei, F. Golestani-Fard, A. Kajbafvala, S. Zanganeh, "One Step Growth of WO3-loaded Al2O3 Micro/Nano-Porous Films by Micro Arc Oxidation", Colloids & Surfaces A, 355 (2010) 187-192.
  • M.R. Bayati, F. Golestani-Fard, A.Z. Moshfegh, "Photo-Degradation of Methylene Blue over V2O5-TiO2 Nano-Porous Layers Synthesized by Micro Arc Oxidation", Catalysis Letter, 134 (2010) 162-168.
  • M.R. Bayati, A.Z. Moshfegh, F. Golestani-Fard, "In Situ Growth of Narrow Band Gap V2O5-TiO2 Composite Layers via Micro Arc Oxidation", Applied Surface Science, 255 (2010) 2903-2909.
  • M.R. Bayati, F. Golestani-Fard, A.Z. Moshfegh, "The Effect of Electrical Parameters on Morphology, Chemical Composition, and Photoactivity of the Nano-Porous Titania Layers Synthesized by Pulse-Micro Arc Oxidation", Electrochimica Acta 55 (2010) 2760-2766.
  • M.R. Bayati, H.R. Zargar, R. Molaei, F. Golestani-Fard, A. Kajbafvala, S. Zanganeh, "MAO-Synthesized Al2O3-Supported V2O5 Nano-Porous Catalysts: Growth, Characterization, and Photoactivity, Applied Surface Science, 256 (2010) 3806-3811.
  • M.R. Bayati, F. Golestani-Fard, A.Z. Moshfegh, "How Photocatalytic Activity of the MAO-Grown TiO2 Nano/Micro Porous Films is Influenced by Growth Parameters", Applied Surface Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2010.02.011.
  • M.R. Bayati, F. Golestani-Fard, A.Z. Moshfegh, "In Situ Growth of V2O5-TiO2 Nano/Micro porous Layers with Enhanced Photocactivity by Micro Arc Oxidation", Electrochimica Acta, 55 (2010) 3093-3102.
  • R. Naghizadeh, H.R. Rezaie, F. Golestani-fard, "The influence of composition, cooling rate and atmosphere on the synthesis and thermal stability of aluminum titanate", Materials Science and Engineering B (Article in Press)
  • M. Mazaheri, Z.R. Hesabi, F. Golestani-Fard, S. Mollazadeh, S. Jafari, S.K. Sadrnezhaad, "The effect of conformation method and sintering technique on the densification and grain growth of nanocrystalline 8 mol% yttria-stabilized", Journal of the American Ceramic Society 92 (2009) pp 990-995.
  • A. Azhari, F. Golestani-Fard, H. Sarpoolaky, "Effect of nano iron oxide as an additive on phase and microstructural evolution of Mag-Chrome refractory matrix", Journal of the European Ceramic Society 29 (2009) pp. 2679-2684.
  • M. Bavand-Vandchali, H. Sarpoolaky, F. Golestani-Fard, H. R. Rezaei," Atmosphere snd carbon effects on microstructure and phase analysis of MgO-C refractories matrix", Ceramics International 35 (2009) pp. 861-868.
  • A. Saberi, F. Golestani-Fard, H. Sarpoolaky, M. Willert-Porada, T. Gerdes, R. Simon, "Development of MgAl2O4 spinel coating on graphite surface to improve its water-wettability and oxidation resistance", Ceramics International 35 (2009) pp. 457-461.
  • M. Mazaheri A. Simchi, M. Dourandish, F. Golestani-Fard, "Master sintering curves of a nanoscale 3Y-TZP powder compacts", Ceramics International 35 (2009) pp. 547-554.
  • A. Saberi, Z. Negahdari, B. Alinejad, F. Golestani-Fard, "Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline forsterite through citrate-nitrate route", Ceramics International 35 (2009) pp. 1705-1708.
  • M.Sh. Sharif, F. Golestani-Fard, E. Khatibi, H. Sarpoolaky, "Dispersion and stability of carbon black nanoparticles, studied by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy", Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 40 (2009) pp. 524-527.
  • R. Naghizadeh, H.R. Rezaie, F. Golestani-fard, "The influence of composition, cooling rate and atmosphere on the synthesis and thermal stability of aluminum titanate", Materials Science and Engineering B 157 (2009) pp. 20-25.
  • A. Saberi, F. Golestani-Fard, M. Willert-Porada, Z. Negahdari, C. Liebscher, B. Gossler, "A novel approach to synthesis of nanosize MgAl2O4 spinel powder through sol-gel citrate technique and subsequent heat treatment", Ceramics International 35 (2009) pp. 933-937.
  • M.Sh. Sharif, F. Golestani-Fard, H. Sarpoolaky, "Improvement of water/resin wettability of graphite using carbon black nano particles coating via ink media", Journal of Alloys and Compounds 482 (2009) pp. 361-365.
  • A. Saberi, F. Golestani-Fard, H. Sarpoolaky, M. Willert-Porada, T. Gerdes, R. Simon, "Improving the quality of nanocrystalline MgAl2O4 spinel coating on graphite by a prior oxidation treatment on the graphite surface", Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 28 (2008) pp. 2011-2017.
  • A. Azhari, F. Golestani-Fard, "An investigation on mold powders properties consumed in Iran", International journal of ISSI, (2008), (In press).
  • M. Mazaheri, A. Simchi, M. Dourandish, F. Golestani-Fard, "An Investigation on Densification of Nanocrystalline 3Y-TZP Using Master Sintering Curve", Ceramics International, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 28 (2008) pp. 2933-2939.
  • R. Naghizadeh, H. R. Rezaei, F. Golestani-Fard, "Effect of antioxidants and atmosphere on the phase formation and microstructure of in situ MgO-Al2O3 spinels", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 273-276 , (2008), pp. 542-548
  • A. Saberi, F. Golestani-Fard, H. Sarpoolaky, M. Willert-Porada, T. Gerdes, R. Simon, "Chemical synthesis of nanocrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel via nitrate-citrate combustion route", Journal of Alloys and Compounds 462 (2008) pp. 142-146.
  • R. Naghizadeh, H.R. Rezaie, F. Golestani-fard, "Phase and microstructural evolution of high TiO2-containing Iranian bauxite at high temperatures in different atmospheres", Journal of Ceramic Processing Research 9 (2008) pp. 343-347.
  • M. Bavand-Vandchali, F. Golestani-Fard, H. Sarpoolaky, H. R. Rezaei, C. G. Aneziris, "The influence of in situ spinel formation on microstructure and phase evolution of MgO-C refractories", Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 28 (2008) pp. 563-569.
  • H. R. Zargar, F. Golestani-Fard, H. R. Rezaei, "The influence of nano boehmite on spinel formation in alumina-magnesia system at low temperature", Journal of Ceramic Processing Research, 9 (2008) pp. 46-51.
  • F. Golestani-Fard, S. Rowshanfekr, A. Shojaee, A. Azhari,"A review of refractory production and demand in Iran", Journal of Refractories Manual, Interceram, (2007), pp. 74-79.
  • A.A. Nourbakhsh, F. Golestani-Fard, H.R. Rezaie, "The effect of Si content, firing temperature, and urea additive on the properties of nitride-bonded SiC refractories ", Refractories and Industrial Ceramics, 48 (2007) pp. 383-386.
  • A. Ahmadi, H. sarpoolaky, A. Mirhabibi, F. Golestani-Fard,"The effect of graohite addition on corrosion behavior of tar bonded dolomite refractories in steelmaking converter", Iranian journal of Materials Science and engineering, vol. 4, Number 3 and 4, (2007), pp.28-38.
  • A.A. Nourbakhsh, F. Golestani-Fard, H. R. rezaei, "Influence of additives on microstructural changes in nitrid SiC refractories", Journal of European Ceramic society 26, (2006), pp. 1737-1741.
  • A. R. Hanifi, A. Eilaghi, A. Salary, F. Golestani-Fard, W. L. Headrick,"Influence of covers on thermomechanical performance of steelmaking ladles", journal of Refractories Applications Transaction, Vol. 2, No. 2, (2004), pp. 2-5.
  • M. A. Faghihi Sani, , F. Golestani-Fard, "Thermochemical stability of spinel under reducing conditions", Iranian Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2004), pp. 1-6.
  • A. R. Mirhabibi, M. Bavand-Vandchali, , F. Golestani-Fard, "The effect of Aluminium powder addition on phase transformation in magnesia-graphite refractories", International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 14, No. 2, (2003), pp. 65-77.
  • F. Golestani-Fard, S, Roshanfekre fallah, "An overview of the refractory market in Iran and Region", Journal of Refractories manual, Interceram, (2003), pp. 34-39.
  • A. Ebrahim abadi, F. Golestani-Fard, F. Moztarzade, "Valutazione della microstruttura di refrattari di magnesia-zirconia", Journal of Ceramurgia, (2002), pp. 9-15.
  • H. R. Rezaei, R. Naghizadeh, , F. Golestani-Fard, "Mullite evolution in ceramics derived from clay, and sol-gel precursors", International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 13, No. 2 (2002), pp. 119-133.
  • T. Ebadzadeh, h. Badiei, F. Golestani-Fard, r. Yazdani, "Mullite formation from tha andalusite", Journal of World Ceramics Refractories 4, (2001), pp. 12-14.
  • R. Naghizadeh, F. Golestani-Fard, M. Habibzade Kashi, "Effect of Alumina on silicon carbide bodies with clay bonding", International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, (2001), pp. 129-136.
  • F. Golestani-Fard, T. Hashemi, "Effect of Donor Concentration On The Grain Boundry Electron Traps Of PTCR BaTiO3", International Journal of Engineering Science, vol. 10, no. 2,(1999), pp. 1-11
  • F. Golestani-Fard, M. H. Amin Ebrahim Abadi, F. Moztarzadeh, "The Effect Of Zirconia Addition On The Properties Of Magnesia Refractories", Journal of The Refractories Engineer, (1999), pp. 17- 20.
  • F. Golestani-Fard, "A Survey Of The Iranian Refractory Industry", Journal Of Interceram, vol. 46, no. 5, (1997), pp. 310-314.
  • A. Sedghi, F. Golestani-Fard, " Evaluation of novalak resins as a precursor for fabrication of carbon-carbon composites", Journal of Mat. Wiss. U. Werkstoff tech., Vol. 28, (1997), pp. 451-455.
  • A. Sedghi, F. Golestani-Fard, "The effect of graphitization on the mechanical properties of two dimensional carbon-carbon composites", Journal of Mat. Wiss. U. Werkstoff tech., Vol. 28, (1997), pp. 236-240.
  • F. Golestani-Fard, B. Raissi, "Technical Note: Evaluation of Masoud abad talc for preparation of steatite electroceramics", International Journal of Engineering Science, vol. 7, no. 1a,(1996), pp. 99-105.
  • F. Golestani-Fard, " properties of Iranian talcs for ceramic application", Interceram, Vol. 44, No.1 (1995), 34-36.
  • T. Hashemi, Jenny lllingsworth, F. Golestani-Fard, "X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of cadmium tin oxide ceramics in As-Fired and electrochemically reduced forms", Journal of Am. Cer. Soc. Vol. 74, No. 3, (1991), pp. 662-665.
  • T. Hashemi, C. A. Hogarth, F. Golestani-Fard, "Characterization of electrochemically reduced dicadmium stannate", Journal of Materials Science 23, (1988), pp. 2645-2648.
  • T. Hashemi, Z. T. Al-Dahan, F. Golestani-Fard, C. A. Hogarth, "A structural study of the Yba2Cu3O7-x superconductor system", Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 23, (1988), pp. 4513-4516.
  • T. Hashemi, Z. T. Al-Dahan, F. Golestani-Fard, C. A. Hogarth, "X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of the Yba2Cu3O7-3 superconductor system", Journal of Spectrochemica Acta, Vol. 43B, No. 8, (1988), pp. 951-954.
  • T. Hashemi, F. Golestani-Fard, J. Avanessian, "Dicadmium stannate as a novel electrod material for battery applications", Journal of The Electrochemical Society, (1987), pp. 28-31.
  • S. Azimi-Nam, T. Hashemi, F. Golestani-Fard, "Electron spectroscopy of plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposited silicon nitride films", Journal of Materials Science Letters, Vol. 6, (1987), pp. 935-938.
  • F. Golestani-Fard, S. Azimi, K. J. D. Mackenzie, "Oxygen evolution during the formation and sintering of nickel-manganese oxide spinels for thermistor applications", Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 22, (1987), pp. 2847-2851.
  • S. Azimi-Nam, F. Golestani-Fard, T. Hashemi, "Formation of nickel-manganese oxide thermistors studies by XRD, SEM and Auger spectroscopy", Journal of Electronic Materials. Vol. 16, No. 2, (1987), pp. 133-137.
  • T. Hashemi, F. Golestani-Fard, J. Avanesian, "Dicadmium stannate as a novel electrode material for battery applications", Journal of Electrochemical Society, No. 134, (1987).
  • F. Golestani-Fard, K. J. D. Mackenzie, "Electron paramagnetic resonance studies of cadmium stannates", Journal of Materials Science Letters, Vol. 3, (1984), pp. 403-407.
  • F. Golestani-Fard, C. A. Hogarth, D. N. Waters, "The diffuse reflectance spectra of mono-cadmium and di-cadmium stannates", Journal of Materials Science Letters, Vol. 2, (1983), pp. 505-510.
  • F. Golestani-Fard, T. Hashemi, K. J. D. Mackenzie, C. A. Hogarth, "Formation of cadmium stannates studied by electron spectroscopy", Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 18, (1983), pp. 3679-3685.
  • K. J. D. Mackenzie, F. Golestani-Fard, "Formation and electrical properties of silver antimony oxide", Journal of Thermal Analysis, Vol. 15, (1979), pp. 333-342.
  • K. J. D. Mackenzie, F. Golestani-Fard, W. Garrard, "Preparation and electrical properties of mono-and-di cadmium stannates", Journal of Slicate Industrials, Vol. 4, (1979).
Journal Papers in Farsi
  • A. Saberi, F. Golestani-Fard, H. Sarpoolaky, " Formation of Spinel coating on Graphite surfaces via citrate-nitrate process", Journal of Engineering Facaulty, Tehran University.(In press)
  • N. Ebrahim, A. Saberi, A. Soori, M. Sharif, H. Sarpoolaki, F. Golestani-Fard, "Effect of amount of SiC on the corrosion behavior of Al2O3-SiC-C castable", Journal of Engineering Facaulty, Tehran University, Vol. 40, no. 7, (2007), pp. 915-925
  • A. Najafi, H. Sarpoolaky, F. Golestani-Fard, ' The effect of particle size on properties of Alumina-Spinel castable", International Journal of Engineering Science, No. 4, Vol. 18, (2007), pp. 7-14.
  • F. Golestani-Fard, M. Akbari, V. K. Marghussian, "The effect of Kaolinite addition on thermomechanical properties of Mullite-Courondum Refractories", International Journal of Engineering Science, Iran University of Science and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 4, (1999), pp. 53-60.
Conference Papers:
  • F. Arianpour, F. Kazemi, F. Golestani-Fard, "An outlook of refractory recycling experienced in Iran", Unitecr Congress, Brazil, (2009).
  • F. Arianpour, F. Kazemi, F. Golestani-Fard, "An investigation of corrosion resistance and microstructure of magnesia refractories produced from recycled refractoriey aggregation", SRCR Congress, South Africa, (2009).
  • Azhari, H. Zargar, M. Sharif and Golestani Fard, "New Approaches to Use Nanoadditives for Improving the Refractory Properties/Microstructure Characteristics", 2nd International Congress on Ceramics, Italy, (2008)
  • A. Saberi, F. Golestani-Fard, H. Sarpoolaky, M. Willert-Porada, T. Gerdes, R. Simon, "Characterization of MgAl2O4 spinel coated graphite with emphasis"

P.O. Box 16845-195, School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 16844 Narmak Tehran Iran


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