Prof. Javad Mostaghimi, Director
PhD, P.Eng., FAAAS, FIUPAC, FASME, FASM, FCSME, FCAE, FEIC, FRSC
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Distinguished Professor in Plasma Engineering
Research Areas: Advanced coatings, thermal plasmas, thermal spray coatings, arcs, radio-frequency inductively coupled plasmas, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.
Javad Mostaghimi joined the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto in 1990 after completing his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. He has served as Associate Chair and Coordinator of Graduate Studies at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department as well as vice-Dean Research and Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
Professor Mostaghimi is currently holding the Distinguished Professor Chair in Plasma Engineering and was the holder of Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Advanced Coatings (2002-2008). He is a recipient of NSERC 2010 Brockhouse Canada Prize, 2011 CSME Jules Stachiewicz Medal for his contributions to the field of heat transfer, and EIC Julian C. Smith Medal (2012) for the development of Canada. His research spans the areas of thermal plasma processing and plasma chemistry, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. In particular, he has made substantial contributions in the areas of modeling droplet impact and solidification on a surface, heating of powders in radio frequency inductively coupled plasma and in DC plasma jets, and thermodynamic and transport properties of gases and plasmas. As of March 2012, his publications were cited over 2,500 times.
Professor Mostaghimi is a Fellow of the following societies and organizations: ASME, CSME, IUPAC, AAAS, EIC, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Massey College, University of Bologna’s Institute for Advanced Studies, and University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Engineering.