Shadab Sarmast Ghahfarokhi

PhD Student

Contact Information                           


Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Office: E3 3110

Biographical Information

2017: MSc. Materials Science and Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2015: BSc. Materials Science and Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

Research Interests

  • Welding and Joining (Resistance spot welding, Gas metal arc brazing, Laser brazing, and Laser-arc hybrid brazing)
  • Materials characterization
  • Advanced high strength steels
  • Mechanical properties of materials
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Synthesis of nanoparticles

Thesis Supervisor(s)

  • Professor Norman Zhou
  • Professor Michael J. Benoit


  • Sarmast-Ghahfarokhi S, Khan MS, Cho YH, Lee MY, Benoit MJ, Zhou YN. Investigating the microstructural evolution and interfacial morphology of laser-and arc-brazed ZnAlMg coated steel. Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 2023 Jul 1;316:117943.
  • Sarmast-Ghahfarokhi S, Zhang S, Midawi AR, Goodwin F, Zhou YN. Mechanical properties and failure behavior of resistance spot welded medium-Mn steel under static and quasi-static shear-tension loading. Welding in the World. 2022 Aug;66(8):1609-22.
  • Sarmast-Ghahfarokhi S, Zhang S, Midawi AR, Goodwin F, Zhou YN. The failure mechanism of resistance spot welded third-generation medium-Mn steel during shear-tension loading. Journal of Manufacturing Processes. 2022 Jul 1;79:520-31.
  • Ghahfarokhi SS, Mamoory RS, Kalashami AG. Inverse precipitation synthesis of ZrO2 nanopowder and in-situ coating on MWCNTs. Ceramics International. 2018 Aug 15;44(12):13556-64.
  • Khan MS, DiGiovanni C, Ghatei-Kalashami A, Sarmast-Ghahfarokhi S, Song G, Goodwin F, Zhou YN. Effect of Zn-coating type on intergranular Cu-penetration in steels during weld-brazing. Materials Letters. 2023 Apr 25:134442.