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dr. J. Seyyed Monfared Zanjani (Jamal)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Jamal S. M. Zanjani is an assistant professor at the Surface Technology and Tribology (STT) group within the faculty of engineering technology. He holds a sectorplan position focusing on interface design for hybrid lightweight structures.

He obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's in Polymers Engineering and a PhD in Material science and Engineering with a research emphasis on the processing and mechanics of complex materials and composites.

He has received many awards and fellowships for his research activities, including the best thesis award for his PhD thesis, several presentation awards, Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship and several project grants. 

His research focuses on creating correlations between processing, microstructure, properties, and product performance in multilateral hybrid structures. His group pays particular attention to the interphases and interfaces between the constituents as it is key to attain a reliable hybrid structure. His team develops experimental techniques as well as modelling tools to analyze and describe the physical mechanisms at the interface and exploit them for optimizing the short and long-term structural performances of hybrid structures.

His teaching activities cover different modules in mechanical engineering at undergraduate and graduate levels. He is also offering a graduate-level course on adhesion and bonding technologies.

 

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Acoustic Emissions
Carbon Fibers
Composite Materials
Fibers
Graphene
Laminates
Nanocomposites
Thermoplastics

Research

Stationary contacts & bonding in hybrid structural materials 

Hybridization of materials is defined as the process of combining two or more materials to optimally serve a specific purpose. Hybridization of materials is a potent strategy for creating material systems with properties that do not exist in a single material. Hybridization includes joining similar or dissimilar entities e.g. polymer-polymer, polymer-metal, polymer-ceramic, etc to obtain lightweight, yet reliable, predictable and robust load-carrying structural materials. Hybridization offers many advantages including: 

  • Right properties at the right place
  • Weight reduction
  • Improved performance
  • Higher manufacturability 

The performance of hybrid structural materials is largely controlled by the interfaces between their constituents. Therefore, we pay particular attention to the interphases and interfaces between the constituents. Our team develops experimental techniques as well as modelling tools facilitating the interface design for the next generation of advanced lightweight hybrid structural materials. It covers process design, surface pre-treatment, surface characterization, bond performance, and joint design. The group is well versatile in surface pre-treatment techniques and associated surface and interface characterization methods to analyse, describe and optimise the interface formation between various material pairs. The focus is on creating correlations between processing, microstructure, properties, and product performance at the interface to optimise the short and long-term structural performance of hybrid structures. We look for innovative engineering solutions through hybridization and new manufacturing techniques covering: 

  • Surface pre-treatment (Physical, mechanical, chemical)
  • Surface/interface characterizations
  • Adhesive bonding, co-bonding, polymer welding
  • Additive manufacturing of thermoplastics
  • Interface design for polymer-metal hybrids
  • Thermoset-thermoplastic interphases
  • Wind turbine production and maintenance 
  • Non-destructive testing/damage assessment 

Publications

Recent
AlKhateab, B., Tabrizi, I. E. , Zanjani, J. S. M., Rahimi, M. N., Poudeh, L. H., Kefal, A., & Yildiz, M. (2020). Damage mechanisms in CFRP/HNT laminates under flexural and in-plane shear loadings using experimental and numerical methods. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 136, [105962]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105962
Sarac, E. C., Poudeh, L. H. , Zanjani, J. S. M., Cebeci, F. Ç., Aydin, I., Menceloglu, Y., & Okan, B. S. (2020). New hybrid nano additives for thermoplastic compounding: CVD grown carbon fiber on graphene. AIP conference proceedings, 2205(1), [020067]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5142982
Afghah, F., Ullah, M. , Seyyed Monfared Zanjani, J., Akkus Sut, P., Sen, O., Emanet, M., Saner Okan, B., Culha, M., Menceloglu, Y., Yildiz, M., & Koc, B. (2020). 3D printing of silver-doped polycaprolactone-poly(propylene succinate) composite scaffolds for skin tissue engineering. Biomedical materials (Bristol, England), 15(3), [035015]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-605X/ab7417
Mandal, S. K. , Zanjani, J. S. M., & Yildiz, M. (2019). Damage detection in honeycomb sandwich panels by active thermography. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2019, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Emami Tabrizi, I. , Seyyed Monfared Zanjani, J., & Yildiz, M. (2019). Investigation of damage accumulation in glass/carbon fiber hybrid composites through acoustic emission method. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2019, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Tabrizi, I. E., Khan, R. M. A., Massarwa, E. , Zanjani, J. S. M., Ali, H. Q., Demir, E., & Yildiz, M. (2019). Determining tab material for tensile test of CFRP laminates with combined usage of digital image correlation and acoustic emission techniques. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, [105623]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105623
Ali, H. Q., Tabrizi, I. E., Awais Khan, R. M. , Seyyed Monfared Zanjani, J., Yilmaz, C., Poudeh, L. H., & Yildiz, M. (2019). Experimental study on dynamic behavior of woven carbon fabric laminates using in-house piezoelectric sensors. Smart Materials and Structures, 28(10), [105004]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/ab34f3
Cakal Sarac, E., Haghighi Poudeh, L. , Seyyed Monfared Zanjani, J., Pehlivan, Z. S., Cebeci, F. Ç., Aydin, I., Menceloglu, Y., & Saner Okan, B. (2019). Nano-engineering of high-performance PA6.6 nanocomposites by the integration of CVD-grown carbon fiber on graphene as a bicomponent reinforcement by melt-compounding. Journal of applied polymer science, 136(47), [48347]. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.48347
Oğuz, O. , Monfared Zanjani, J. S., Soytaş, S. H., & Menceloğlu, Y. Z. (2018). Specific Interactions and Self-Organization in Polymer/Functionalized Nanoparticle Systems. In Polymer Composites with Functionalized Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (pp. 85-117). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814064-2.00003-2
Zanjani, J. S. M., Oğuz, O., Okan, B. S., Yildiz, M., & Menceloğlu, Y. Z. (2018). Polymer Composites Containing Functionalized Nanoparticles and the Environment. In Polymer Composites with Functionalized Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (pp. 437-466). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814064-2.00014-7

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Master

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

Projects

  • SectorPlan, Interface optimization for metal -thermoplastic hybrids 
  • TKI-WoZ R&D Project, InLEP: Integrated leading edge protection for offshore wind turbine blades at high speed




 

Finished Projects

  • Additive manufacturing of thermoplastic composites

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Print2fly)

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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