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Ramona (Haniyeh) Fayazfar
PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ACE 3020

905.721.8668 ext. 5751
905.721.3370 (fax)

ramona.fayazfar@ontariotechu.ca


Research topics

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Innovative Material Development for Additive Manufacturing
  • Nanostructured Composites/Hybrid Materials
  • Multi-materials and Multi-functionality
  • Surface Engineering and Surface Qualification of Additively Manufactured Parts
  • Advanced Coatings With Smart properties
  • Electrochemical Synthesis Methods For Nanostructured Metals, Polymers; and Composites
  • Smart Sensors For Point-of-Care Diagnostics
  • Batteries and Electro-catalysts

Education

PhD (Materials Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2013

MSc (Materials Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2008

BSc (Materials Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2006


Research and expertise

  1. Teaching development certificate(6 workshops), Postdoc Series Registration, Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2017)
  2. Introduction to Course Design, Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2017)
  3. Interactive Teaching and How Students Learn, Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2017)
  4. Assessing Learning and Motivating Students, Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2017)
  5. Principle of Inclusivity, Principles of Leadership, Integrity Matters, Organizational and Human Development, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2019)
  6. Laboratory Safety (SO1010), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2018)
  7. Cryogenic & Compressed Gas Safety (SO1030), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2018)
  8. WHMIS 2015 (SO2017), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2016)
  9. Employee Safety Orientation (SO1001), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2016)
  10. Workplace Violence Awareness (SO1081), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2016)
  11. Providing Online Materials to Students: eConestoga and the Essential Elements; Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Conestoga College, Ontario (2018)
  12. Teaching at Conestoga, Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Conestoga College, Ontario (2018)
  13. Assessment; Evaluating Student Learning, Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Conestoga College, Ontario (2018)

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations
    1. Sharifi J, Fayazfar H. (2021). Highly Sensitive Determination of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Antitumor Agent via a Carbon Nanotube/Gold Nanoparticle Nanocomposite Biosensor. Bioelectrochemistry. 139: 107741
    2. Fayazfar H, Rishmawi I, Vlasea M. (2021). Electrochemical-Based Surface Enhancement of Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V Complex Structures. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11665-021-05512-x.
    3. Ali U, Fayazfar H, Ahmed F, Toyserkani E. (2020). Internal Surface Roughness Enhancement of Parts Made by Laser Powder-bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing. Vacuum. 177: 109314-109318.
    4. Davoodi E, Fayazfar H, Liravi F, Jabari E,Toyserkani E. (2020). Drop-on-Demand High-Speed 3D Printing of Flexible Milled Carbon Fiber/Silicone composite Sensors for Wearable Biomonitoring Devices. Additive Manufacturing. 32: 101016-101025.
    5. Lefebvre LP, Whiting J Nijikovsky B, Brika SE, Fayazfar H, Lyckfeldt O. (2020). Assessing the Robustness of Powder Rheology and Permeability Measurements. Additive Manufacturing. 35: 101203-101212.
    6. Fayazfar H, Liravi F, Ali U, Toyserkani E. (2020). Additive Manufacturing of High Loading Concentration Zirconia Using High-speed Drop-on-demand Material Jetting. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 109: 2733-2746.
    7. Fayazfar H, Salarian M, Rogalsky A, Sarker D, Russo P, Paserin V,Toyserkani E. (2018). A Critical Review of Powder-based Additive Manufacturing of Ferrous Alloys: Process Parameters, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties. Journal of Materials and Design. 144: 98-128.
    8. Fayazfar H, Afshar A, Dolati A. (2015). Electrodeposition of Various Au Nanostructures on Aligned Carbon Nanotubes as Highly Sensitive Nanoelectrode Ensembles. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. 24(5): 2005-2015.
    9. Fayazfar H, Afshar A, Dolati M, Dolati A. (2014). DNA Impedance Biosensor for Detection of Cancer, TP53 Gene Mutation, Based on Gold nanoparticles/aligned Carbon Nanotubes Modified Electrode. Analytica Chimica Acta. 836: 34-44.
    10. Fayazfar H, Afshar A, Dolati A, Ghalkhani M. (2014). Modification of Well-aligned Carbon Nanotubes with Dihexadecyl Hydrogen Phosphate: Application to Highly Sensitive Nanomolar Detection of Simvastatin. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry. 44(2): 263-277.
    11. Fayazfar H, Afshar A, Dolati A. (2014). Tantalum Electrodes Modified with Well-aligned Carbon nanotube–Au Nanoparticles: Application to the Highly Sensitive Electrochemical Determination of Cefazolin. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 173(6): 1511-1528.
    12. Fayazfar H, Dolati A, Ghorbani M. (2011). Electrochemical characterization of electrodeposited carbon nanotubes. Thin Solid Films. 519: 6230–6235.
    13. Mahboubkhah M , Fayazfar H. (2009). Determination of Measurement Uncertainty in Extracting of Forming LimitDiagrams. International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. 3(4): 438-441.
  • Conference Preceedings
    1. Sharifi J, Fayazfar H, Keshavarzfar M. (2020). Preparation and Characterization of SBA-15-TiO2/PVDF Hybrid Membrane for Benzene Removal. 8th International Conference on Nanostructures (ICNS8), Online, Iran.
    2. Fayazfar H, Rishmawi I, Vlasea M. (2020). Surface Finishing of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Alloys Via Chemical and Electrochemical Polishing. NSERC Network for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) Conference, Online, Canada
    3. Fayazfar H, Ali U, Toyserkani E. (2020). Additive Manufacturing of High Concentration Yttria-stabilized Zirconia Using High Speed Drop-on-Demand Material Jetting. Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM) Conference, Online, Canada
    4. Sharifi J, Fayazfar H. (2017). Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Determination via a MWCNTs-COOH/Gold NanoParticles Modified Electrode: A Highly-Sensitive Bio-sensing System. International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials, ICANM, Toronto, Canada
    5. Fayazfar H, Dolati A, Afshar A. (2013). Controlled Growth of Well-aligned Carbon Nanotubes, Electrochemical Modification and Improving With Electrodeposited Less-Common Gold Nanostructures. 4th International Conference on UltraFine Grained and Nanostructured Materials (UFGNSM),University of Tehran, Iran.
    6. Fayazfar H, Dolati A, Ghorbani M. (2012). Electrodeposition of carbon nanotubes especially single wall on the Si(100) and their electrochemical behaviors. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanostructures (ICNS4), Kish Island, Iran
    7. Farrokhi Raad M, Fayazfar H, Rezakhani D. (2010). Galvanic atmospheric corrosion of different metals in various areas of Iran, 4th joint congress of metallurgy engineers community and  Iran foundry community, Iran University of science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
    8. Farrokhi Raad M, Fayazfar H, Rezakhani D. (2010). Investigation of corrosion rates of industrial metals in various atmospheric conditions of Iran 4th joint congress of metallurgy engineers community and  Iran foundry community, Iran University of science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
    9. Fayazfar H, Dolati A, Ghorbani M. (2009). Electrodeposition of carbon nanotubes in acetonitrile solution, Nanotech insight conference (NTI), Barcelona, Spain.
    10. Mahboubkhah M, Fayazfar H. (2009). Determination of Measurement Uncertainty in Extracting of Forming Limit Diagram, International conference on manufacturing systems engineering, world Congress on science, engineering and technology (WCSET), Rome, Italy. 
    11. Dolati A, Fayazfar H, Ghorbani M. (2008). Synthesis of carbon nanotubes by electrochemical deposition, 2nd International congress on nanoscience and nanotechnology (ICNN), University of Tabriz, Iran.
  • Text Interviews and Media Relations
    1. 3D Printing and Gold Electroplating of Alumni Medals for Top Undergraduate and Graduate Students of University of Waterloo, Alumni Relations, (2019); https://uwaterloo.ca/alumni/events-and-awards/awards-and-medals/alumni-gold-medals
    2. Biological nano-sensor for early cancer diagnosis; Iran Front Page(IFP) News (2014); https://ifpnews.com/iranian-scientists-build-biological-nano-sensor-for-early-cancer-diagnosis
    3. Innovative Biological Nano-Sensor for Early Cancer Diagnosis, Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) (2014); https://en.isna.ir/news/93052211184/Iranian-scientists-build-biological-nano-senor-for-early-cancer
    4. High-Speed 3D Printing of Flexible Carbon/Silicone Sensors for Medical Wearables, (2020); https://3dprint.com/262133/high-speed-3d-printing-flexible-carbon-silicone-sensors-medical-wearables/