Afsaneh Rabiei, Ph.D.

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Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the Director of the Advanced Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL) at NCSU. She is currently working in the areas of 1) coatings, 2) metal foams, and 3) cellular materials. The coatings work is being applied to biomedical implants, thermal barrier coatings, and refractory materials. Her research includes the deposition of such coatings as well as their mechanical and micro-structural evaluation and failure analysis. Her research in cellular structures focuses on metal foams for which improved energy absorption and radiation shielding are being realized. Her study of ultra-light materials addresses advantages that can be gained not only in biomedical and dental implants and safety devices for protection against various threats such as accidents, explosions or earthquakes, but also for energy conservation and alternative-energy applications. Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei received her Ph.D. in 1997, at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at The University of Tokyo, Japan, and her B.S. in 1986, from the Department of Metallurgy & Material Science at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.

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