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Reza  Mohammadi, Ph.D. - VCU College of Engineering. Richmond, VA, US

Reza Mohammadi, Ph.D. Reza  Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering | VCU College of Engineering

Richmond, VA, UNITED STATES

Expertise: Materials Science and Engineering, Surface Engineering, Wetting Phenomena, Metal Forming, Materials Chemistry

Social

Industry Expertise (5)

Automotive

Energy

Nanotechnology

Metalworking and Coatings Technology

Steel

Areas of Expertise (6)

Ultra-incompressible superhard materials

Superhydrophobic materials

Thin film deposition and characterization

Tearing energy of sheet metals

Metal forming and shaping

Machining

Education (4)

University of California, Los Angeles: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Materials Science and Engineering 2013

University of Alberta: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering 2008

University of Tehran, Iran: M.Sc., Materials Science and Engineering 1999

Shiraz University, Iran: B.Sc., Metallurgy and Materials Engineering 1997

Patents (3)

Compositional variations of tungsten tetraboride with transition metals and light elements

16142607

2020-06-18

Published

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Compositional variations of tungsten monoboride

15751062

2020-06-18

Published

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Nanocomposite films

7758708

2020-06-18

Granted

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Research Grants (3)

Presidential Research Quest Fund (PERQ Award)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) 

PI

VMEC

Virginia Micro Electronics Consortium 

PI

Department of Defense

Army Research Office 

Co-PI

Courses (5)

Mechanics of Deformables

200 Level

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Heat Transfer

300 Level

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Materials Science For Engineers

300 Level

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Continuum Mechanics

500 and 600 Levels

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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Materials

600 Level

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Selected Articles (41)

A facile, fast, and low-cost method for fabrication of micro/nano-textured superhydrophobic surfaces Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Amir R Esmaeili, Noshin Mir, Reza Mohammadi

2020-08-01

Volume 573, Pages 317-327

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Advanced functional surfaces through controlled damage and instabilities Materials Horizons

Navid Namdari, Behrouz Mohammadian, Parham Jafari, Reza Mohammadi, Hossein Sojoudi, Hadi Ghasemi, Reza Rizvi

2020-02-01

Volume 7, Pages 366-396

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Silver-doped superhydrophobic carbon soot coatings with enhanced wear resistance and anti-microbial performance Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

Karekin D Esmeryan, Carlos E Castano, Todor A Chaushev, Reza Mohammadi, Todorka G Vladkova

2019-12-05

Volume 582, Pages 123880

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Functionalizing Fe3O4@ SiO2 with a novel mercaptobenzothiazole derivative: Application to trace fluorometric and colorimetric detection of Fe3+ in water Applied Surface Science

Noshin Mir, Pouya Karimi, Carlos E Castano, Nazgol Norouzi, Jessika V Rojas, Reza Mohammadi

2019-09-01

Volume 487, Pages 876-888

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Viscous Droplet Impact on Nonwettable Textured Surfaces Langmuir

Mehran Abolghasemibizaki, Neda Dilmaghani, Reza Mohammadi, Carlos E Castano

2019-07-24

Volume 35, Pages 10752-10761

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Synthesis and Characterization of Single-Phase Metal Dodecaboride Solid Solutions: Zr1–xYxB12 and Zr1–xUxB12 Journal of the American Chemical Society

Georgiy Akopov, Wai H Mak, Dimitrios Koumoulis, Hang Yin, Bryan Owens-Baird, Michael T Yeung, Mit H Muni, Shannon Lee, Inwhan Roh, Zachary C Sobell, Paula L Diaconescu, Reza Mohammadi, Kirill Kovnir, Richard B Kaner

2019-07-05

Volume 141, Pages 9047-9062

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Adjustable optical transmittance of superhydrophobic carbon soot coatings by in-situ single-step control of their physicochemical profile Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

Karekin D Esmeryan, Carlos E Castano, Yulian I Fedchenko, Reza Mohammadi, Ilko K Miloushev, Krassimir A Temelkov

2019-04-20

Volume 567, Pages 325-333

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Understanding the mechanism of hardness enhancement in tantalum-substituted tungsten monoboride solid solutions Journal of Applied Physics

Jialin Lei, Michael T Yeung, Reza Mohammadi, Christopher L Turner, Jinyuan Yan, Richard B Kaner, Sarah H Tolbert

2019-02-28

Volume 125, Pages 082529

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Early stage anti-bioadhesion behavior of superhydrophobic soot based coatings towards Pseudomonas putida Materials & Design

Karekin D Esmeryan, Ivalina A Avramova, Carlos E Castano, Iliana A Ivanova, Reza Mohammadi, Ekaterina I Radeva, Dragomira S Stoyanova, Todorka G Vladkova

2018-12-15

Volume 160, Pages 395-404

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Superhard tungsten diboride-based solid solutions Inorganic chemistry

Lisa E Pangilinan, Christopher L Turner, Georgiy Akopov, Mackenzie Anderson, Reza Mohammadi, Richard B Kaner

2018-12-05

Volume 57, Pages 15305-15313

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Perspective: Superhard metal borides: A look forward APL Materials

Georgiy Akopov, Lisa E Pangilinan, Reza Mohammadi, Richard B Kaner

2018-07-01

Volume 6, Pages 070901

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Towards the shortest possible contact time: Droplet impact on cylindrical superhydrophobic surfaces structured with macro-scale features Journal of colloid and interface science

Mehran Abolghasemibizaki, Robert L McMasters, Reza Mohammadi

2018-07-01

Volume 521, Pages 17-23

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Rolling viscous drops on a non-wettable surface containing both micro-and macro-scale roughness Physics of Fluids

Mehran Abolghasemibizaki, Connor J Robertson, Christian P Fergusson, Robert L McMasters, Reza Mohammadi

2018-02-16

Volume 30, Pages 023105

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Understanding How Bonding Controls Strength Anisotropy in Hard Materials by Comparing the High-Pressure Behavior of Orthorhombic and Tetragonal Tungsten Monoboride The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Jialin Lei, Michael T Yeung, Paul J Robinson, Reza Mohammadi, Christopher L Turner, Jinyuan Yan, Abby Kavner, Anastassia N Alexandrova, Richard B Kaner, Sarah H Tolbert

2018-02-13

Volume 122, Pages 5647-5656

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Delayed condensation and frost formation on superhydrophobic carbon soot coatings by controlling the presence of hydrophilic active sites Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Karekin D Esmeryan, Carlos E Castano, Reza Mohammadi, Yuliyan Lazarov, Ekaterina I Radeva

2018-01-12

Volume 51, Pages 055302

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Droplet impact on superhydrophobic surfaces fully decorated with cylindrical macrotextures Journal of colloid and interface science

Mehran Abolghasemibizaki, Reza Mohammadi

2018-01-01

Volume 509, Pages 422-431

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Interactions of superhydrophobic carbon soot coatings with short alkyl chain alcohols and fluorocarbon solutions Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

Karekin D Esmeryan, Carlos E Castano, Reza Mohammadi

2017-09-20

Volume 529, Pages 715-724

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Kinetically driven graphite-like to diamond-like carbon transformation in low temperature laminar diffusion flames Diamond and Related Materials

Karekin D Esmeryan, Carlos E Castano, Ashton H Bressler, Mehran Abolghasemibizaki, Christian P Fergusson, Allan Roberts, Reza Mohammadi

2017-05-01

Volume 75, Pages 58-68

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An artful method for in-situ assessment of the anti-biofouling potential of various functional coatings using a quartz crystal microbalance Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical

Karekin D Esmeryan, Carlos E Castano, Mehran Abolghasemibizaki, Reza Mohammadi

2017-05-01

Volume 243, Pages 910-918

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Rational strategy for the atmospheric icing prevention based on chemically functionalized carbon soot coatings Applied Surface Science

Karekin D Esmeryan, Ashton H Bressler, Carlos E Castano, Christian P Fergusson, Reza Mohammadi

2016-12-30

Volume 390, Pages 452-460

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Superhard W0.5Ta0.5B nanowires prepared at ambient pressure Applied Physics Letters

Michael T Yeung, Georgiy Akopov, Cheng-Wei Lin, Daniel J King, Rebecca L Li, Zachary C Sobell, Reza Mohammadi, Richard B Kaner

2016-11-14

Volume 109, Pages 203107

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Superhard rhenium/tungsten diboride solid solutions Journal of the American Chemical Society

Andrew T Lech, Christopher L Turner, Jialin Lei, Reza Mohammadi, Sarah H Tolbert, Richard B Kaner

2016-11-02

Volume 138, Pages 14398-14408

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Superhard Monoborides: Hardness Enhancement through Alloying in W1−xTaxB Advanced Materials

Michael T Yeung, Jialin Lei, Reza Mohammadi, Christopher L Turner, Yue Wang, Sarah H Tolbert, Richard B Kaner

2016-08-01

Volume 28, Pages 6993-6998

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Ultraincompressible, superhard materials Annual Review of Materials Research

Michael T Yeung, Reza Mohammadi, Richard B Kaner

2016-07-01

Volume 46, Pages 465-485

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Rapid synthesis of inherently robust and stable superhydrophobic carbon soot coatings Applied Surface Science

Karekin D Esmeryan, Carlos E Castano, Ashton H Bressler, Mehran Abolghasemibizaki, Reza Mohammadi

2016-04-30

Volume 369, Pages 341-347

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Enhancing the hardness of superhard transition-metal borides: molybdenum-doped tungsten tetraboride Chemistry of Materials

Reza Mohammadi, Christopher L Turner, Miao Xie, Michael T Yeung, Andrew T Lech, Sarah H Tolbert, Richard B Kaner

2016-01-26

Volume 28, Pages 632-637

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Single-step flame synthesis of carbon nanoparticles with tunable structure and chemical reactivity RSC advances

Karekin D Esmeryan, Carlos E Castano, Ashton H Bressler, Christian P Fergusson, Reza Mohammadi

2016-01-01

Volume 6, Pages 61620-61629

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Exploring hardness enhancement in superhard tungsten tetraboride-based solid solutions using radial X-ray diffraction Applied Physics Letters

Miao Xie, Reza Mohammadi, Christopher L Turner, Richard B Kaner, Abby Kavner, Sarah H Tolbert

2015-07-27

Volume 107, Pages 041903

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Structure of superhard tungsten tetraboride: A missing link between MB2 and MB12 higher borides Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Andrew T Lech, Christopher L Turner, Reza Mohammadi, Sarah H Tolbert, Richard B Kaner

2015-03-17

Volume 112, Pages 3223-3228

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Lattice stress states of superhard tungsten tetraboride from radial x-ray diffraction under nonhydrostatic compression Physical Review B

Miao Xie, Reza Mohammadi, Christopher L Turner, Richard B Kaner, Abby Kavner, Sarah H Tolbert

2014-09-08

Volume 90, Pages 104104

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Toward inexpensive superhard materials: tungsten tetraboride-based solid solutions Journal of the American Chemical Society

Reza Mohammadi, Miao Xie, Andrew T Lech, Christopher L Turner, Abby Kavner, Sarah H Tolbert, Richard B Kaner

2012-12-26

Volume 134, Pages 20660-20668

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Exploring the high-pressure behavior of superhard tungsten tetraboride Physical Review B

Miao Xie, Reza Mohammadi, Zhu Mao, Matt M Armentrout, Abby Kavner, Richard B Kaner, Sarah H Tolbert

2012-02-24

Volume 85, Pages 064118

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Journal of Nuclear MaterialsSuperhard materials Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Reza Mohammadi, Richard B Kaner

2011-12-15

John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

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Tungsten tetraboride, an inexpensive superhard material Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Reza Mohammadi, Andrew T Lech, Miao Xie, Beth E Weaver, Michael T Yeung, Sarah H Tolbert, Richard B Kaner

2011-07-05

Volume 108, Pages 10958-10962

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Transmission electron microscopy and nanoindentation study of the weld zone microstructure of diode-laser-joined automotive transformation-induced plasticity steel Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

J Chen, K Sand, M Sh Xia, C Ophus, R Mohammadi, ML Kuntz, Y Zhou, D Mitlin

2008-03-01

Volume 39, Pages 593-603

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Tailoring the microstructure and surface morphology of metal thin films for nano-electro-mechanical systems applications Nanotechnology

E Luber, R Mohammadi, C Ophus, Zonghoon Lee, N Nelson-Fitzpatrick, K Westra, S Evoy, U Dahmen, V Radmilovic, D Mitlin

2008-02-21

Volume 19, Pages 125705

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Contact angle measurement for dispersed microspheres using scanning confocal microscopy Journal of dispersion science and technologya

Reza Mohammadi, Alidad Amirfazli

2005-01-01

Volume 25, Pages 567-574

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Effect of surfactants on wetting of super-hydrophobic surfaces Langmuir

R Mohammadi, J Wassink, A Amirfazli

2004-10-26

Volume 20, Pages 9657-9662

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Determination of tearing energy from uniaxial tension tests of aluminum alloy sheet Journal of materials processing technology

R Mahmudi, R Mohammadi, P Sepehrband

2004-04-10

Volume 147, Pages 185-190

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Effect of gauge length on uniaxial deformation-energy components of copper and brass sheets Journal of materials processing technology

R Mahmudi, R Mohammadi

2002-02-14

Volume 121, Pages 36-42

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Ductile tearing energy of sheet metals determined by the multiple tensile testing (MTT) method International Journal of Plasticity

R Mohammadi, R Mahmudi

2001-11-01

Volume 17, Pages 1551-1562

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