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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


    Award Date: 9 Jan 2019

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


    Award Date: 7 Mar 2011

    Materials Science and Engineering-Metallurgical Engineering, Degree, Imam Khomeini International University



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