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Dr Farshid Pahlevani

Senior Research Associate
Contact details: 

Phone: +61 (2) 9385 4433
Email: f.pahlevani@unsw.edu.au 

Farshid Pahlevani completed his PhD in Materials Engineering at Japan’s Tohoku University in 2007. He has worked as a scientist in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM) at Tohoku University and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SIMTech), A*STAR. He joined the SMaRT Centre in 2014. With research expertise in process metallurgy, Farshid has worked on solidification and casting of materials, metal-ceramic interaction at interface of metal and oxide, modifying the steel refining procedure towards enhancing sustainability, modelling and numerical analysing of metallurgical process, and heat and mass transfer during metallurgical process.

Over the years his primary focus has been on expanding his academic research efforts and working with industry partners to further the use of fundamental science within industrial applications. He has worked with several industries, published papers on process metallurgy in leading journals, and secured two patents which are currently licensed to five companies across Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore. His research at the SMaRT Centre is focused on the utilisation of waste as a raw material in the process of metal manufacturing.

Current projects include collaborations with the CRC for Low Carbon Living focused on developing a technology to utilise waste wood, plastics and aluminium; the EPA and Midwaste to investigate the transformation of household waste into metallic alloys; and the EPA and   Vinyl Council of Australia to look at the characterisation and translational potential of waste vinyl banners and flooring materials.

During his time at the SMaRT Centre, Farshid has had the following journal articles published:

Preliminary investigation on the thermal conversion of automotive shredder residue into value-added products: Graphitic carbon and nano-ceramics

Thermal and mechanical stability of retained austenite in high carbon steel: An in-situ investigation