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Afsaneh Rabiei

Nano Research Area

  • Health & Bio-Nanotechnology
  • Nano-Energy & Environment
  • Nano-Materials & Engineering

Research Summary

Dr. Rabiei's goal is creating advanced materials that improve the quality of life. She is currently working in the areas of 1) coatings, 2) metal foams, and cellular materials. The coatings work is being applied to biomedical implants, thermal barrier coatings for jet engines and refractory materials. Her research in cellular structures focuses on metal foams with light-weight and high impact energy absorption for armors, cars and buildings, with proper modulus for biomedical implants and even alternative-energy applications.

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