Biography

My academic background and four years of industrial working experience as a ceramic/glass engineer have prepared me to be a researcher and instructor. My doctoral dissertation was conducted in Iran and Brazil through the support of The World Academy of Science. We examined the effects of zirconia addition on the biological and mechanical properties of gel-derived bioactive glass-ceramics. In our research, we developed a glassceramic in which both radiopacity and bioactivity requirements were explicitly satisfied. Then, the areas that interest me for my future research stem from my goal of developing improved models and methods for the design, evaluation, and upgrade of biomaterials, including bio-glasses and dental glass-ceramics. For example, one of the materials that we have recently developed is a novel enstatite-zirconia glass-ceramic for biomedical applications. My research also encompasses tests, improvement, or development of nucleation and growth models for glasses. We have published 16 research articles, 8 review papers, 3 invited book chapters, and more than 20 national publications. I have also presented 10 oral talks at international conferences. Some of our papers were published in highly prestigious journals such as Chemical Reviews, International Materials Review, Acta Biomaterialia, and JACerS. Furthermore, I led the role of a lecturer in several workshops in the ceramic tile industry, such as digital printing technology and defect diagnosis and therapy. I found that my experience as an engineer provided me with a broad view that is useful in assisting researchers with scientific and industrial projects. These experiences have also built my confidence and sparked an interest in teaching and research. I was a recipient of a Ph.D. scholarship from The World Academy of Science (TWAS), Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) and a post-doctoral fellowship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). I am currently associate editor of the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology!