Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Distinguished Professor in Plasma Engineering
Alma Mater: Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota (1982)
Advanced coatings, thermal plasmas; thermal spray coatings; arcs; radio-frequency inductively coupled plasmas; computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.
Laboratory: Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT)
DR. JAVAD MOSTAGHIMI received the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University, Iran, in 1974, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1978 and 1982, respectively. Before joining University of Toronto, he held positions at Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueil, Quebec, and the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec. In 1990, he joined the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario, where he is currently the Distinguished Professor in Plasma Engineering. His main research interests are the study of thermal spray coatings, transport phenomena and electromagnetics in thermal plasma sources; in particular, study of the flow, temperature, and electromagnetic fields within arcs and RF inductively coupled plasmas and plasma particle interactions.
Dr. MOSTAGHIMI is a fellow of the following professional societies: ASME, CSME, EIC, CAE, AAAS, and IUPAC. He is 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.
Dr. MOSTAGHIMI 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.