Prof. Javad Mostaghimi, Director


Research Areas: Advanced coatings, thermal plasmas, thermal spray coatings, arcs, radio-frequency inductively coupled plasmas, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

Tel: 416-978-5604

Office: BA8260




Dr. Javad Mostaghimi is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and the director of the Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT). He received his BSc degree from Sharif University, Iran, in 1974, and MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1978 and 1982, respectively. Before joining the University of Toronto in 1990, he held positions at Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueil, Quebec, and the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

His main research interests are the study of thermal spray coatings, including superhydrophobic coatings, thermal barriers, corrosion and wear resistant coatings. He has performed comprehensive studies on the flow, temperature, and electromagnetic fields within arcs and RF inductively coupled plasmas. Professor Mostaghimi has done extensive simulation of the dynamics of droplet impact and solidification in thermal spray processes and automotive spray painting as well as the design of novel DC and RF plasma torches. He is among the top 2% most-cited researchers in the world. 


Professor Mostaghimi is a fellow of the following professional societies: RSC, ASME, ASM, CSME, EIC, CAE, AAAS, IUPAC, and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. He is a member of the Qingdao International Academician Park. He is a recipient of the 75th Anniversary Medal of the ASME Heat Transfer Division, the recipient of the 2013 Robert W. Angus Medal of the CSME, 2012 Heat Transfer Memorial Award of the ASME, 2011 Jules Stachiewicz Medal of the CSME, 2010 NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize, and the 2009 Engineering Medal in R & D from the Professional Engineers of Ontario. In May 2019, Dr. Mostaghimi was inducted into the ASM Thermal Spray Hall of Fame.

He is a member of the editorial board of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing and a member of the International Review Board of the Journal of Thermal Spray.