Azadeh Zandieh

PhD Candidate


Address: RS206, 164 College St, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2

Bio sketch

Azadeh Zandieh is a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining MPML for her PhD in February 2017, she completed her MSc in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in vehicle dynamics at the University of Waterloo in 2015 and received her MEng degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2016. She also obtained her BSc in Aerospace Engineering in Iran in 2012. Azadeh is working on fabrication of boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) polymeric nanocomposites to exploit the unique properties of BNNTs in development of advanced composite materials with high thermal conductivity.

Research Interests

Polymeric nanocomposite, Thermal conductivity, Electrical conductivity, Nanocomposite fabrication/processing/characterization, Solid mechanics, Vehicle dynamics


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Advisor: Professor Chul B. Park
  • M.Eng., Aerospace Engineering, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), Toronto, ON. M.Eng Project: Progressive Failure Analysis of the Fuselage of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
  • M.Sc., Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Thesis: Dynamics of a Three-Wheel Vehicle with Tadpole Design. Advisor: Professor Amir Khajepour
  • B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Azad University of Science and Research, Tehran, Iran

Fellowships & Awards

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (2020-2021)
  • Queen Elizabeth II – Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) (2019-2020)
  • University of Toronto Fellowship/MIE Fellowship, University of Toronto (2017-Present)
  • Research Assistantship, University of Toronto (2017-Present)
  • Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Travel Assistance, ANTEC (2018)
  • MIE Travel Grant, University of Toronto (2018)
  • Graduate Research Studentship, University of Waterloo (2014-2015)


  • Hamidinejad, M., Zandieh, A., Lee, J.H., Papillom, J., Zhao, B., Moghimian, N., Maire, E., Filleter, T., Park, C.B., “Insight into the Directional Thermal Transport of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Composites,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11, 41726-41735.
  • Hamidinejad, M., Zhao, B., Zandieh, A., Moghimian, N., Filleter, T., Park, C.B., “Enhanced Electrical and Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Properties of Polymer–Graphene Nanoplatelet Composites Fabricated via Supercritical-Fluid Treatment and Physical Foaming,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10, 30752−30761.
  • Izadi, H., Zandieh, A., Penlidis, A., “Bio‐inspired Dry Adhesives: Contact Electrification and Electrostatic Interactions,” Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017. DOI: 10.1002/0471238961.koe00034