SUTA Toronto Chapter presents:
How Coatings have Improved our Lives!
Dr. Javad Mostaghimi
Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
and Panel Discussion on Research in Canada/Ontario
Bayview Golf & Country Club
Coatings are applied to protect surfaces from their environment. They are also used for their aesthetic beauty, e.g., automotive and or furniture paint. Industrial coatings are intended to protect the parts from wear, corrosion, and or high temperatures. As an example, the efficiency of a jet engine is dependent on its combustion temperature. The higher this temperature, the higher the thermal efficiency and, hence, better fuel efficiency. However, most materials cannot withstand the higher temperature of the engine. To protect engine components, such as the combustor of turbine blades, from high temperatures a ceramic coating is applied to these components. The process used for depositing such coatings is thermal spray coating technology.
In this presentation, the basic features of thermal spray and its application in aerospace, automotive and other industries are discussed.
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 a Professor. 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 member of the IUPAC sub-committee on Plasma Chemistry, and a member of the editorial board of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing.