ESR14 – Ali Payami

Ali Payami

Country of Origin: Iran
Host Institution: NTNU

Background:

Ali's academic background is rooted in surface engineering, albeit with a strong interdisciplinary orientation. He has two master's degrees in Tribology (2019) and Materials Science (2013), and a BSc in Materials Science (2011). As a former Erasmus Mundus scholar in TRIBOS program, he is continuing his research and study in another EU-funded multi-partner program, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions - ApPEARS according to EU Horizon 2020.

Aspirations within projects:

His aspirations within ApPEARS are to broaden his skill set in optical science of surfaces prepared by novel techniques such as additive manufacturing technologies, photo-lithography and chemical synthesis. The interaction of materials engineering and optical science is a novel approach of correlating parameters of optical properties with surface structuring. Investigation of appearance and optical properties of 3D printed components with complex geometries is the main goal of his project. Specifically, he hopes to address the following research objectives:

  • I. Prepare micro- and nano-structured surfaces by additive
    manufacturing technologies, photo-lithography and chemical synthesis
  • II. Investigate the optical and functional properties of the surfaces
  • III. Establish a model explaining the correlation between basic
    parameters of material texturing and surface properties
  • IV. Using the model to generate surface texturing with attractive
    optical and functional properties
ESR14: Optical properties of structured surfaces

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Objectives

The ESR will combine knowledge from material science and optical science in a novel approach of correlating parameters of surface structuring with optical properties.

  • Prepare micro- and nano-structured surfaces by additive manufacturing technologies, photo-lithography and chemical synthesis.
  • Investigate optical and functional properties of the surfaces.
  • Establish a model explaining the correlation between basic parameters of material texturing and surface properties.
  • Using the model to generate surface texturing with attractive optical and functional properties.