Reza Rahmati


Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory (MPML)
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE)
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering | University of Toronto
5 King’s College Rd. | Toronto | Ontario | M5S 3G8 | Office: RS104


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Bio Sketch

Reza Rahmati is pursuing his Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Prof. Chul B. Park, starting from January 2021. He received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and Shiraz University, Iran, in 2019 and 2016, respectively. His current research at Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory is mainly focused on multifunctional conductive polymer composites and foams enjoying 2D nanostructured materials.


Jan. 2021-Present

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering – University of Toronto (U of T), Toronto, Canada – Conductive Polymers, Microcellular Composites

Sept. 2016-Jan. 2019

M.Sc., Materials Science & Engineering – Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran – Electrochemical Electrodes for Biosensing Applications, Graphene


Sept. 2012-July 2016

B.Sc., Materials Science & Engineering – Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran – Anodization, Friction Stir Processing (FSP), Lab-on-a-Disk (LoaD)


Academic Awards and Honors

2021                             Fully-funded Admission Offer for Graduate Studies (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada: Four-year Research Assistantship & Department of MIE Fellowship

2018                             Merit-based, Exceptional Talents Admission Offer for Graduate Studies (Ph.D.) in Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran: Four-year Fellowship (declined)

2018                             Ranked Among Top 4 of Major Strand M.Sc. Students, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

2016                             Merit-based, Exceptional Talents Admission Offer for Graduate Studies (M.Sc.) in Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology/Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)/Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran: Two-year Fellowship

2016                             Elite Graduate Student Prize, issued by Shiraz University Alumni Association, awarded by the president of Shiraz University – Dr. Majid Ershad

2016                             Faculty of Engineering (FOE) Award due to the Highest Total GPA achieved among 79 B.Sc. students, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran

2016                             Ranked 1st among 36 B.Sc. students, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran

2012                             Awarded Full Scholarship to study at Shiraz University for undergraduate studies

2012                             Ranked Among Top 1% of the National University Entrance Exam participants for B.Sc.

2009                             Ranked 1st in National Robotic Competition in the field of Light and Line Tracing, Iran



Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Khiarak BN, Mohammadi R, Mojaddami M, Rahmati R, Hemmati A, Simchi A. Efficient electrocatalytic oxidation of water and glucose on dendritic-shaped multicomponent transition metals/spongy graphene composites. Electrochimica Acta. 2021 Aug 1;386:138484.
  2. Rahmati R, Hemmati A, Mohammadi R, Hatamie A, Tamjid E, Simchi A. Sensitive Voltammetric Detection of Melatonin in Pharmaceutical Products by Highly Conductive Porous Graphene-Gold Composites. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2020 Dec 3;8(49):18224-36.
  3. Khodabakhshi F, Rahmati R, Nosko M, Orovčík L, Nagy Š, Gerlich AP. Orientation structural mapping and textural characterization of a CP-Ti/HA surface nanocomposite produced by friction-stir processing. Surface and Coatings Technology. 2019 Sep 25;374:460-75.
  4. Hatamie A, Rahmati R, Rezvani E, Angizi S, Simchi A. Yttrium hexacyanoferrate microflowers on freestanding three-dimensional graphene substrates for ascorbic acid detection. ACS Applied Nano Materials. 2019 Apr 1;2(4):2212-21.
  5. Rezvani E, Hatamie A, Berahman M, Simchi M, Angizi S, Rahmati R, Kennedy J, Simchi A. Synthesis, first-principle simulation, and application of three-dimensional ceria nanoparticles/graphene nanocomposite for non-enzymatic hydrogen peroxide detection. Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 2019 Jan 25;166(5):H3167.
  6. Rahmati R, Khodabakhshi F. Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of a friction-stir processed Ti-hydroxyapatite (HA) nanocomposite. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials. 2018 Dec 1;88:127-39.

Conference Publications

Hatamie A, Hemmati A, Mahmoodi A, Rahmati R, Nobakht V, Simchi A. Amperometric glucose sensing based on the binary electrocatalytic effect of nanorod arrays of Co-organic framework grown on porous nickel electrode. 8th International Conference on Nanostructures, poster. 2020 Nov 18-20;1452-ICNS.