PhD Student

Contact Information                                            

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1


Biographical Information

2018: MSc. Material Characterization, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2015: BSc. Industrial Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran.

Research Interests

  • Smart Materials Joining
  • Laser Welding
  • Resistance Spot Welding
  • Post-weld Properties
  • Liquid Metal Embrittlement
  • Failure and Fracture
  • Thermomechanical processing
  • Microstructural-Properties-Processing relationships
  • Advanced high strength steels

Thesis Supervisor(s)

  • Professor Elliot Biro


S Akbarian, A Zarei-Hanzaki, AS Anoushe, HR Abedi, R Unnikrishnan, G Cios, Step-by-step texture modification through strain path change toward improvement of the hardening capacity in a twinning-induced-plasticity steel, Materials Science and Engineering A 799, 140269, 2020.

S Akbarian, K Dehghani, On the molecular dynamics simulation of fatigue behavior of pre-cracked aluminum chip for NEMS application: Effect of cyclic loading mode and surface roughness geometry. International Journal of Fatigue 135, 105570, 2020.

S Akbarian, A Zarei‐Hanzaki, HR Abedi, R Unnikrishnan, and R Moat, Substructure Development and Deformation Twinning Stimulation through Regulating the Processing Path during Multi‐Axial Forging of Twinning Induced Plasticity Steel. Advanced Engineering Materials,11 (2018): 1800453.

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University of Waterloo