Mirsajjad Mousavi

Mirsajjad received his bachelor in materials engineering with a minor specialty in industrial metallurgy at the University of Tabriz, Iran. Thereupon, he started his first M.Sc. degree of materials engineering with a minor specialty in corrosion and protection of materials at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran. Due to his extensive interest in the field of materials with environmentally friendly applications, he decided to pursue a second M.Sc. degree in materials science and nanoengineering at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. He carried out his research with the projects including corrosion management, environmentally friendly conversion coatings, cathode fabrication for the Lithium ion batteries and photocatalytic deposition of metallic nano-particles.

Current Project: In-situ study of micro- and nanoscale corrosion phenomena of electronic devices by local electrochemical techniques

Funded by: mCBEEs

 

Research Summary:

Integrated performance, efficiency and lifetime of electronic devices is significantly dependent on the corrosion properties of the designed materials. Due to colossal ratio of the surface to the volume of small-scale electronic devices, corrosion deterioration including galvanic coupling, crevice corrosion, or even uniform corrosion influences the lifetime and the nature of the devices significantly. By controlling the corrosion performance of some ceramic-based miniature electronic devices, the initial designed state of materials is preserved. Owing to nanoscale defect creation in some ceramic materials in corrosive environments, they become semiconductors and lose their own performance. The Ph.D. research project is focused on conducting in-situ study of micro- and nanoscale corrosion phenomena of electronic devices by local electrochemical techniques. Studying the localized electrochemical reactions in micro/nano scale, elucidating in-situ the corrosion mechanisms, comprehensive knowledge of electrochemical local techniques can be achieved as the result of the project.

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