Sayed Khatiboleslam Sadrnezhaad

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Sayed Khatiboleslam Sadrnezhaad
سید خطیب الاسلام صدرنژاد
Born (1951-12-09) December 9, 1951 (age 71)
Tehran, Iran
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
AwardsKharazmi's National Research Prize (1988)[1]
Scientific career
Materials science and engineering
InstitutionsSharif University of Technology
Materials and Energy Research Center

Sayed Khatiboleslam Sadrnezhaad is an Iranian distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, at the Sharif University of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979 and his B.Sc. from the Sharif University of Technology in 1974. He was entitled as 1% world's top scientists by the ESI citation database from Thomson Reuters 2015 and 2016.[2] He is the holder of a research chair from the Iran National Science Foundation (INSF).[3] His current interest is in the emerging bio-nano and SMA fields of the materials science and engineering discipline.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

S.K. Sadrnezhaad was born and raised in Tehran. He earned his bachelor’s degree with distinction (first rank) from the Sharif (Aryamehr), the University of Technology, in July 1974. Then he attended the materials science and engineering department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a Ph.D. in February 1979. He conducted his Ph.D. thesis work under John Frank Elliot's direction to determine the DRI pellets' melting rate in steelmaking slags. Following this, he spent six months as a postdoc fellow under the supervision of John Frank Elliot at the same department to study the specification of the sulfur-containing emissions from the coal combustion and metallurgical plants and another six months as Jefe de Ingenieria Metallurgica in HYL Tecnologia of Monterrey, NL, Mexico (1979–1980).


Academic positions[edit]

Research interests[edit]

  • Bionanomaterials, Production, Characterization, and Medical Application
  • Nanomaterials: Production and Characterization
  • Memory Alloys: Ti-Ni, Cu-Zn-Al, Cu-Ni-Al
  • Precious Metals: Recovery from Industrial Scraps
  • Extraction of Rhenium, Molybdenum, Vanadium, Nickel, Magnesium and Manganese
  • Environmental Control: Metallurgical Industries
  • Direct Smelting, Steelmaking and Nodular Cast Iron Production with DRI
  • Microalloying of Steel with V, Nb and Ti
  • Dephosphorization and Desulfurization of Steel
  • Sulfur Emissions from Coal Combustion and Pyrometallurgical Furnaces
  • Vaporization of Residual Elements from Nonferrous Mattes and Slimes
  • Kinetics of Leaching of Molybdenum Oxide and Sulfide Concentrates
  • SX, Ion Exchange and Active Carbon Methods

Honors and distinctions[edit]

Editorial positions[edit]

Administrative positions[edit]

Subjects instructed[edit]

  • Thermodynamics of Nanomaterials
  • Smart Materials and Memory Alloys
  • Thermodynamics of Materials
  • Kinetic Processes in Materials Systems
  • Process System Analysis and Control
  • Transport Phenomena in Materials Systems
  • Extractive Metallurgy of Iron and Steel Physical Chemistry of Materials
  • Fuel and Energy Direct Reduction of Iron
  • Steelmaking
  • Secondary Metallurgy
  • Solidification Processing
  • Physics of Heat
  • Biomedical Application of Metals

Industrial positions[edit]

  • Jefe de Ingenieria Metallurgica, HYL Tecnologia, Monterray (1979–1980) NL, Mexico
  • Head of Metall. Eng., Industrial Development and Independence Headquarters, Ministry of Industry (1980–1981) Tehran, Iran


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2009-07-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "1% world's top scientists by the ESI citation database from Thomson Reuters".
  3. ^ "Interview :: Iran National Science Foundation".
  4. ^ "A Brief History of the University :: SUTA :: Sharif University of Technology Association". Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2009-07-13.

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Academic offices
Preceded by Chancellor of Sharif University of Technology
Succeeded by