Research Group

  • Center of excellence for steel

Steel has been known to man for centuries as the most essential and commonly used of metallic materials. This owes to its flexibility in obtaining a wide variety of properties and applications to the extent that it presently comes in 3,000 different manufactured (both alloyed and non-alloyed) grades. The significance of steel to our modern civilization can be appreciated by noting that its per capita production is universally used as an index for evaluating the level of national development. Steel production, therefore, occupies such an important position in national economies that any measures taken by a country to promote steel production can be interpreted as a will and desire by that country to enhance its industrial and technological development. This observation justified the Ministry’s intention to establish a center of excellence for new steel technologies which could act as a driving force fueling development and enhancement of the steel industry in Iran. Along these lines, IUT's Material Eng. Department's advantages of well-qualified professors, long history of successful implementation and execution of applied research in steel technology, academic ties and relationships, effective relations with internationally recognized institutions, valuable stocks of research facilities, and adjacency to the largest steel production plants in the country would naturally make the selection process an easy task. The Department was subsequently adopted as the venue for the Center for a term of three years starting in the year 2000. The excellent performance of CES over the period from 2000 to 2004 revealed that the real potentials and efficiency of the department and CES for academic, research, educational, and cultural activities with contributions and synergy from national and international institutions had been greatly enhanced. In 2005, the Institute for Higher Education Research and Evaluation evaluated CES’s profile over the preceding four years and conferred the status of a center of excellence to the department again in August 2005 for a second term of three years.

 

  • Particular Materials Group

Particular Materials Group was established in 2008 at department of materials science, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) to do the industrial and research projects thorough atomic and molecular simulation under management of Dr. Masoud Panjepour. Molecular Dynamic (MD) and Monte Carlo (MC) are the main method of simulations which are performed by CPU and GPU Clusters on the areas such as physical basis of materials.  The researches of this group focused on phase transformation, mechanical behavior of materials, synthesis of advanced materials, diffusion and etc., in nano scale and simulating of fluid behavior and heat transfer in nanotubes. This activities has led to publishing of many papers in popular scientific journals. Now this group is working on synthesis of advanced materials, fluid behavior and heat transfer of porous media .

 

  • Biomaterials and Dental Materials

Activities:

Design, programming & performing of applied research in order to obtaining science and technology of thefabrication, preparation and characterization of Biomaterials and Dental Materials.Evaluation and characterization of Biomaterials and Dental MaterialsProperties measurements and selection of Biomaterials and Dental Materials .

Scientific and Research Services:

Applied research for special aims in the field of Biomaterials and Dental Materials based on the order of bioengineering company, biomedical center or industry unit.Consulting, tests designs, performing the tests, and quality evaluation of Biomaterials and Dental Materials for customers.Quality controls of commercial products, and activities for improvement of quality level of the products.Consulting and designs of the quality management system and quality control system for Biomaterials, Dental Materials, and biomedical devices industry units.Work shops, applied training courses, and training during the work for biomedical devices industry units.

Biomaterials Research Center
M.H. Fathi, M.Sc., Ph.D. 
Professor Department of Materials Engineering
Isfahan University of Technology
Isfahan, 8415683111,
IRANPhone : +98(311) 3915708
Fax : +98(311) 3912752
E-mail : fathi@cc.iut.ac.ir

 

  • Extractive metallurgy and synthesis of advanced materials research group

This research group was established to perform fundamental and industrial researches, by organization of post graduate students as well as experienced engineers. The group has a dynamic an effective relation with iron and steel industries. The main activities of the research group are as following:

 

  1. Consultation in extractive metallurgy
  2. Design of metallurgical processes
  3. Research and developments (R&D) in raw materials and iron and steel technologies
  4.   Research and developments in processing of advanced materials

 

  • Solidification and casting research group

Activities of the group encompasses two important fields in metallurgy and materials engineering, i.e. solidification of materials and metal casting.  The interaction of these two is vital for production of high quality engineered componants. The main objectives of the group are to carry out foundamantal and applied research as well as physical, mathematical and computer simulation of solidification and casting processes and high quality cast components. Some examples include study of solidification of materials under pressure, turbulent flow, ultrasonic agitation, electric and magnetic fileds, in the presence of reinforcement phase, and under different cooling rates.

 

Deliverable services include but not limited to:

  • Providing proffesional consultancy and  resarch planes on advanced solidification and casting technologies
  • Problem solving for local casting industries
  • Physical, numerical and computer simulaiton of different solidification and casting processes
  • Presenting short courses for local industires

 

Some of the current research intrests of the group include:

  • Cast metal matrix composites and nano-composites
  • Semisolid processing of non ferrous and ferrous alloys and composites
  • Squeeze casting of non ferrous and ferrous alloys and composites
  • Liquid metallurgy methods for production of metallic foams
  • Hot tearing of cast alloys
  • Hydrophobicity/ self cleaning effect of cast metal surfaces
  • In-situ study of solidification using model materials
  • Directional solidification of super alloys
  • Computer simulation of mould filling and solidification
  • Casting fluidity
  • Optimization of gating system design
  • High pressure die casting of light alloys

          For further information please contact Dr. Behzad Niroumand (behzn@cc.iut.ac.ir)