• 71 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Research Interests

  • Surface Technologies
  • PVD Coatings
  • Electroless Plating
  • Surface Analysis
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Nano-structured Materials (Synthesis, Characterization, Properties)
  • Composite Materials
  • Advanced Methods for Characterization of Materials
  • Microstructure-Property Relationship in Materials


Dr. Golnaz Taghavi is a Research Fellow in Functional Materials Research Group at Coventry University. She is currently working on a EU Horizon 2020 project (Maturolife) that brings together two different disciplines, material science and design, to produce high added-value assistive technology products. Before coming to CU, Golnaz studied PhD in Materials Science at Istanbul Technical University, working on the deposition of nitride coatings using Physical Vapor Deposition technique. Golnaz obtained her BSc and MSc both in Materials Engineering in 2007 and 2011, respectively. She has published several peer-reviewed journal papers and presented at some of the most prestigious international conferences, in one of which she was awarded two prizes.

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science and Engineering, Doctorate, Istanbul Technical University


Materials Science and Engineering-Extraction of Metals, MSc, Iran University of Science and Technology


Materials Science and Engineering-Metallurgical Engineering, Degree, International University of Imam Khomeyni


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Research Output

  • 71 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 3 Poster

Effect of high-voltage pulse bias on the stress and morphology of CA-PVD TiN coatings

Taghavi Pourian Azar, G. & Urgen, M., 2 Jan 2020, In : Surface Engineering. 36, 1, p. 13-21 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 17 Downloads (Pure)

    Functionalised Copper Nanoparticle Catalysts for Electroless Copper Plating on Textiles

    Taghavi Pourian Azar, G., Fox, D., Fedutik, Y., Krishnan, L. & Cobley, A., 25 Aug 2020, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 396, 9 p., 125971.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The corrosion protection ability of TiAlN coatings produced with CA-PVD under superimposed pulse bias

    Er, D., Taghavi Pourian Azar, G., Kazmanlı, K. & Urgen, M., Jul 2018, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. p. 1-8 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
    49 Downloads (Pure)
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Experimental and modeling study on the role of Ar addition to the working gas on the development of intrinsic stress in TiN coatings produced by filtered vacuum-arc plasma

    Vasyliev, V. V., Kalinichenko, A., Reshetnyak, E. N., Taghavi Pourian Azar, G., Urgen, M. & Strel'nitskij, V. E., Nov 2017, In : Thin Solid Films. 642, p. 207-213 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)


    • 4 Oral presentation