Laboratories Faculties of Materials Science and Engineering of Sharif University of Technology
Freezing and casting laboratory
This laboratory was set up from the beginning of the formation of the faculty with the aim of creating a laboratory
unit equipped for research and development in the field of freezing and casting in the country. During the past years,
several activities have been carried out to expand research in this regard. These include research in the field of
directional solidification, production of single crystals and software development for casting process simulation.
This laboratory unit is one of the most equipped specialized casting and freezing units in the country, which operates
in accordance with research and industrial needs by employing experienced manpower and appropriate equipment. Complete
equipment for examining and testing the various properties and properties of casting sands,such as measuring strength,
gas permeability and determining the true specific surface area, is available in this unit. Among the most important
casting equipment, the following can be mentioned:
- Electric arc furnace
- Couple furnace
- Vacuum casting furnace and protective atmosphere
- Single crystal growth machine
- Precision casting machine
The Faculty of Engineering and Materials Science currently has 28 full-time faculty members who are engaged in teaching
and research in the mentioned fields. All matters related to casting simulation are performed by the computer in this
laboratory with the help of SUTCAST simulation software.
Laboratory manager: Rahim Shaydadel
Laboratory contact number: 02166165270
Advanced materials and nanometer laboratory
In order to research in the field of powder and nanometer materials technology, a laboratory has been equipped and operated in this faculty, which is currently
operating in the following four research fields:
1- Production of nanostructured materials and nanometer metal powders
2- Production of nanostructured materials and nanometer ceramic powders
3 -Manufacture and processing of metal nanocomposites
4 - Fabrication and processing of ceramic nanocomposites
Advanced powder forming methods such as rapid prototyping and fabrication methods, powder injection molding (PIM), hot powder pressing and powder extrusion
processing and production of porous materials, filters and metal foams for the production of metal and ceramic powders and composites In this laboratory, high
energy mechanical mills including planetary ball mills, SPEX and ATRITOR were purchased and a gas phase condenser (IGC) was built. In addition to the above, in
order to implement new methods of forming metal and ceramic powders and producing special structures such as porous structures and metal foams, various devices
and equipment such as prototyping machine with molten polymer coating (FDM), sample machine With paper layers (LOM),gas atomization system for powder production,
types of mixers, hot press 120 tons,
Powder extruder, powder injection molding machine, atmosphere control chamber (globbox), freezer, rotary, oven, incubator, four-digit scale, ultrasonic bath and
protective atmospheric furnaces (vacuum and gas) are made or purchased.
This laboratory is equipped with all advanced machines and equipment related to various welding processes.
The most important equipment of welding laboratory are submerged arc welding equipment, oxyacetylene welding, spot resistance welding (RSW), MAG / MIG welding and
TIG welding and welding (fsw) and head welding.
So far, dozens of research-industrial projects have been carried out in this unit, some of which have continued as semi-industrial and industrial. Among the studies
that are done using the facilities of this laboratory in relation to industrial or research projects are:
- Investigation of tensile properties, impact resistance and flexibility of welding in accordance with standards
- Electrode testing and related tests according to the standard
- Preparation of welding instructions and its approval and welding certificate
- Optimization of welding conditions for various metals and alloys
- Research on advanced welding processes
Laboratory manager: Mohammad Reza Arsanjani
Laboratory contact number: 02166165245
Laboratory of mechanical properties of materials
This laboratory is one of the most equipped laboratories of this faculty with all the equipment for performing mechanical
properties tests for tensile, compressive, fatigue, bending, creeping, impact and hardness tests. The most important
equipment available in the laboratory are the mechanical properties of materials:
- Traction and pressure device with a capacity of 15 tons
- Tensile fatigue device
- Universal digital hardness tester (Rockwell B, Rockwell C, Brinell, Vickers)
- Rotational-flexural fatigue device
- Stress-pressure fatigue device
- Sharpy type percussion device
- Creep device (constant force)
In addition to the above, all equipment and supplies for studies related to mechanical properties and especially failure
analysis are available in this laboratory, and due to the need of the industry for such studies and analyzes, the number of
referrals from various industries is constantly increasing.
Laboratory manager: Jafar Mehdi Akhgar
Laboratory contact number: 02166165239
Laboratory of corrosion and coating
The activity of this laboratory is done in two parts: corrosion and coating of materials. Using the facilities of this
laboratory, dynamic polarization and static polarization tests in various aqueous solutions can be performed, salt
spraying tests, gas-free and gaseous hygrometry tests, immersion at high temperatures, corrosion tests under stress and
creep in corrosive environments, Sedimentation of metals and alloys as well as corrosion management and monitoring.
This laboratory is equipped with salt spray equipment, atmospheric corrosion, abrasion corrosion testing device,
cathodic protection systems and potentiostat systems in different models.
In recent years, with the introduction of nanotechnology, this unit has also begun a broad effort to produce nanoscience. The corrosion and coating laboratory is ready to interact with industries and other research centers in all traditional and modern fields of corrosion and coating.
Laboratory manager: Masoumeh Poursadegh
Laboratory contact number: 02166165232
In the ceramic laboratory, there are various facilities for preparing materials (powder mill, powder granulation, etc.)
as well as the process of heat treatment and sintering of ceramics up to 1800 degrees Celsius (with the ability to plan the heating process up to 9 stages).
The ceramic laboratory has various equipments, the most important of which are as follows:
- Laboratory furnaces from 1000 to 1700 C⁰
- Disc mill with tungsten carbide chamber for crushing up to nanometer size range
- Fast mill with aluminum and porcelain chamber with rotation speed of 100 rpm
- Jarmel mill with porcelain chamber
- Walk and shaker system
- Ceramic cutting machine with diamond blade
- Dry at a temperature of 300 .C
- Measurement of electrical resistance in the range of 0.1 Ω - 2 kΩ by 4 point probes
- Measurement of electrical resistance up to the conduction range (TΩ) and voltage 5 kV
- Failure voltage measurement
- Thermal thermometer
- LCR meter with two frequencies
- PH meter
Laboratory manager: Nafiseh Sohrabi
Laboratory contact number: 02166165240
Metal Shaping Laboratory
Metal Shaping Laboratory
This laboratory is equipped with rolling machines, wire stretching, swinging, oil pressure sheet testing, hot and cold
extrusion tools and all kinds of presses in laboratory dimensions. A variety of tests related to metal forming are
performed in this unit, the most important of which is the stitch and lark pressure test.
With the introduction of nanotechnology, this unit has started a wide effort to produce nanoscience. This unit is ready to
test oil pressure sheet (hydrostatic ball) in all traditional and modern fields, plate strain pressure test, torsion test
and also according to the available facilities, all hot and cold deformation tests by processes from Such as rolling,
extrusion, wire and pipe tension, deep tension and belt tension are possible.
In addition, the software facilities available in this laboratory, along with the above equipment, have provided the
possibility of determining the optimal conditions of ductility and workability of metals and alloys.
The purpose of establishing this laboratory was to create the necessary facilities for chemical experiments on different
materials to achieve chemical and composite properties of materials. In this laboratory, chemical analysis of steel, cast
iron and various non-ferrous alloys such as aluminum, copper, lead and zinc are performed. The main compositional analyzes
can be performed in this laboratory using atomic absorption spectrometers, carbon and sulfur measurements. Chemical
electrolysis equipment and furnaces complete the equipment of this laboratory.
The most important equipment of this laboratory are:
- High vacuum oven with the possibility of quenching
- Laboratory molten salt furnace
- Types of high temperature furnaces with air atmosphere for small and medium parts for different cycles of heat treatment
This laboratory provides extensive services in the field of heat treatment to various industries in research work and
solving industrial problems.
Laboratory manager: Morteza Mansouri
Laboratory contact number: 02166164682
Material processing and production laboratory
Material processing and production laboratory
In this laboratory, it is possible to support all stages of mineralization up to metal extraction. Complete mineralization and condensing equipment including jaw and
cone crushers, ball and rod mills, laboratory sieves, dry and wet magnetic separators, flotation cells and centrifuge classifiers are available in this unit which is
used for research. Examination and identification of minerals using X-ray, mineralogy of minerals using polarizing microscope and reflecting microscope are other
activities of this laboratory in relation to mineralization and concentration.
In relation to metal processing and production, due to the fact that this unit is equipped with a variety of laboratory furnaces such as resistance, induction,vacuum
and horizontal and vertical furnaces up to 1800 ° C with the possibility of controlling the reduction and oxidation atmosphere, melting operations And purification of
various metals and materials is easily possible. Recently, with the design and construction of laboratory fluidized bed furnaces, the capabilities of pyrometallurgy
in this unit have been expanded.
The hydrometallurgy department of this laboratory is equipped with facilities and equipments including leaching systems, reactors, solvent extraction and extraction,
rectifiers and electrolysis systems, and these facilities have made hydrometallurgical operations and tests possible in this department.
Laboratory manager: Mehdi Maarefvand
Laboratory contact number: 02166165235
This laboratory has been set up with the aim of microscopic examination of materials since the establishment of this
college. By knowing the chemical analysis of the sample and simple metallographic experiments, different phases can be
identified and analyzed, and at the same time the history of the sample can be determined and even the construction method
can be predicted to achieve the desired structure and mechanical properties. is showing.
The most important equipment of the metallurgical laboratory are:
- Image analysis system
- Stereo microscope
- Microhardness meter
In addition, this laboratory is equipped with optical microscopes and sampling equipment, and this equipment has made it
possible to perform metallography and determine the structure in different conditions.
Laboratory manager: Parviz Pourkar Nasoodi
Laboratory contact number: 02166165237
Material structure study laboratory
Material structure study laboratory
In this laboratory,facilities for studying the crystal structure and microstructure of various materials, including metals,
ceramics, polymers and composites, are provided. The electron microscope equipment available in the laboratory provides the
possibility of studying the microstructure of materials (dimensions, morphology and distribution of phases and defects)
with a resolution of nanometers and is unique in the country. Also, the microanalysis equipment installed on the Philips
CM200 in the STEM/TEM laboratory makes it possible to study the chemical composition of the phases at the nanometer scale.
The most important facilities and equipment available in the laboratory are:
- Scanning transmission electron microscope
- Transmission electron microscope
- Scanning Electron Microscope
- XRD and XRF devices
Other facilities of this laboratory include diamond cutting machine, punch machine,ultrasonic disk cutting machine, dimmer
machine, ion harvesting machine, polishing jet, gold and carbon coating machine, dark room,and film and photo printing and
Performing microstructural studies such as study of phases in materials in terms of dimensions,morphology and distribution,
defects in crystal structures such as deformation and accumulation defects, crystallographic relationship of phases, study
of aging and sedimentation processes, study of plastic deformation mechanisms, study of microstructure of materials And the
study of fuzzy transformations in metals and ceramics is one of the services of this laboratory.
Laboratory manager: Poopak Amini
Laboratory contact number: 02166165238
Nanomaterials Laboratory was officially established in 2011 at the Faculty of Engineering and Materials Science - Sharif University of Technology with two main objectives of synthesis and characterization of advanced nanomaterials. It should be noted that the first activity of this laboratory in Pardis Technology Park began in 2007. The main research in this laboratory is the use of synthesized nanomaterials for use in solar cells. In this laboratory, it is possible to synthesize and produce most nanostructures (zero, one and two dimensional) with different morphologies with different chemical methods (chemical) such as sol-gel, celothermal, hydrothermal, chemical precipitation, chemical bath deposition, electrochemical deposition, sedimentation and precipitation Etc. provided. There is also equipment for preparing nanocoatings, thin layers and thick layers using immersion and rotating coating devices. Extensive research has been conducted in the field of titanium dioxide (TiO2) synthesis with different morphologies such as nanoparticles, nanowires, cob-like nanowires, nanotubes, coil-like nanotubes, dandelion-like particles, hierarchical particles, hollow spheres and TiO2-CNT hybrids. Research has also been done on the synthesis of graphene and its derivatives. In this laboratory, it is possible to characterize the optical and electrical properties of nanomaterials using ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy equipment, sunlight simulator and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.
Advanced Materials Synthesis and Chemistry Laboratory
Advanced Materials Synthesis and Chemistry Laboratory is active in the field of advanced materials synthesis and analysis. The purpose of establishing this
laboratory is to create the necessary facilities for the synthesis and chemical identification of advanced materials such as nanomaterials, biomaterials,
optical, electrical and magnetic materials in research applications and their characterization to achieve the desired properties. The synthesis of advanced
materials is done by using return heat systems, ultrasonic baths, ultrasonic probes, UV radiation and other physicochemical methods.
In this laboratory, chemical analysis of non-ferrous alloys such as aluminum, copper, lead and zinc alloys and mineral solutions is performed using atomic
absorption devices and visible ultraviolet spectrometer.Chemical electrolysis equipment and furnaces complete the equipment of this laboratory. Also, turbidity
meter is used to measure the turbidity of solutions and rheometer is used to measure the viscosity, and the pH of the solutions is measured using a pH meter.
Providing laboratory services to industry and other research units has been considered in this laboratory for a long time and now there is a good interaction
between the laboratory of synthesis and chemistry of advanced materials of the Faculty of Engineering and Materials Science with these units.
Laboratory Manager: Azadeh Rouhani
Laboratory contact number: 02166165271
Light alloy laboratory
Light alloy laboratory was established in 1399. The purpose of establishing this laboratory is to focus on the
production of magnesium and aluminum alloys and to study the relationship between microstructure and properties in
these alloys. In addition, the 3D printing of polymer-based composites and the study of their properties are also
discussed in this laboratory.
The most important equipment in the field of light alloys: induction melting furnace, heat treatment furnace, light
microscope, polisher, hydrogen emergence test, laboratory hood.
The most important equipment in the field of 3D printing: extruder, FDM printer, oven.