Dr. Iman Soltani

Iman Soltani gained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Polymer Engineering & Science from the Amirkabir University of Technology and the Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, respectively. Before beginning his Ph.D. in Polymer and Fiber Science under the supervision of Professor Richard Spontak at the North Carolina State University in 2011, he worked for nine years at the Renault car manufacturing plant at IKCo, as a research and development polymer engineer. Upon finishing his Ph.D., on improving barrier properties of polymer-based membranes through the various coating and nanocomposite approaches, he began his postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science of the University of Minnesota in 2016, with Professors Christopher Macosko and Frank Bates, to study melt-blowing of micro- and nanofiber nonwovens. In 2017 he joined Professor Chul Park research group at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Toronto, as a postdoctoral fellow. He is currently studying hybrid composites and foams containing polymeric nanofiber inclusions. Iman Soltani has already published seven scientific articles, and he has three more manuscripts in preparation.