Vahid Shaayegan, PhD

 

vahid

University of Toronto

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

(5 King’s College Road, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3G8)

Office: RS209

Email: vahidsh@mie.utoronto.ca

 

Vahid Shaayegan is a postdoctoral fellow at Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory. His current research focus is on “processing-structure” and “structure-properties” relationship of injection-molded (thermoplastic) foams in foam injection molding process.

Academic Background

  • PhD: Mechanical Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing; Polymer Processing); University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • MASc: Mechanical Engineering (Rheological and Physical Properties of Immiscible Polymer Blends); Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • MASc: Materials Science and Engineering (Materials Design & Selection); Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • BASc: Materials Science and Engineering (Industrial Metallurgy); Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran

Journal Articles

  • (Equal Contribution of First and Second Authors) Mike Tromm, Vahid Shaayegan, Chongda Wang, Hans-Peter Heim, Chul B. Park, “Investigation of the mold-filling phenomenon in high-pressure foam injection molding and its effects on the cellular structure in expanded foams” Polymer (United Kingdom) (2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2018.11.006
  • Vahid Shaayegan, Chongda Wang, Franco Costa, Sejin Han, Chul B. Park “Effect of the Melt Compressibility and the Pressure Drop Rate on the Cell-Nucleation Behavior in Foam Injection Molding with Mold Opening”, European Polymer Journal, Vol. 92, 314-325 (2017).
  • Vahid Shaayegan, Guilong Wang, Chul B. Park, “Effect of Foam Processing Parameters on Bubble Nucleation and Growth Dynamics in High-Pressure Foam Injection Molding” Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 155, 27-37 (2016).
  • Vahid Shaayegan, Guilong Wang, Lun Howe Mark, Chul B. Park, “Identification of Cell-Nucleation Mechanism in Foam Injection Molding with Gas-counter Pressure via Mold Visualization”, AIChE Journal, Vol. 62, No. 11, 4035-4046 (2016).
  • Vahid Shaayegan, Amir Ameli, Sai Wang, Chul B. Park, “Experimental Observation and Modeling of Fiber Rotation and Translation during Foam Injection Molding of Polymer Composites”, Composites Part A, Vol. 88, 67-74 (2016).
  • Vahid Shaayegan, Guilong Wang, Chul B. Park, “Study of the Bubble Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms in High-Pressure Foam Injection Molding through in-situ Visualization”, European Polymer Journal, Vol. 76, 2-13 (2016).
  • Vahid Shaayegan, Lun Howe Mark, Alireza Tabatabaei, Chul B. Park, “A New Insight into Foaming Mechanisms in Injection Molding via a Novel Visualization Mold”, eXPRESS Polymer Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 6, 462-469 (2016).
  • Vahid Shaayegan, Paula Wood-Adams, Nicole Raymonde Demarquette, “Linear Viscoelasticity of Immiscible Blends: The Application of Creep”, Journal of Rheology, Vol. 56, Issue 5, 1039-1056 (2012).

Collaborations:

  • S. Wang, A. Ameli, V. Shaayegan, Y. Kazemi, Y. Huang, H.E. Naguib, C.B. Park, “Modelling of Rod-Like Fillers’ Rotation and Translation near Two Growing Cells in Conductive Polymer Composite Foam Processing”, Polymers, 10, 261 (2018).
  • R. Li, N. Ye, V. Shaayegan, T. Fang, “Experimental Measurement of CO2 Diffusion in PMMA and its Effect on Microcellular Foaming” The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 135, 180-187 (2018).
  • G. Wang, L. Wang, L.H. Mark, V. Shaayegan, G. Wang, H. Li, G. Zhao, C.B. Park, “Ultra-low threshold and lightweight biodegradable porous PLA/MWCNT with segregated conductive networks for high-performance thermal insulation and electromagnetic interference shielding applications”,  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 10 (1), 1195-1203 (2018).

Awards & Honors

  • PPS Young Researcher Travel Award 2018 (Polymer Processing Society)
  • Nominated for Faculty Teaching Award, FASE Teaching Assistant Award (TAA) (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2016)
  • MIE Graduate Research Discovery Award (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2016)
  • MIE Teaching Assistant Award (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2016)
  • TATP TA Excellence Award, Shortlisted (12 finalists out of over 180 nominees; Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2016)
  • Thermoplastics Materials & Foams Division Travel Award (TPM&F) (SPE ANTEC, 2016)
  • SGS Conference Grant (School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2016)
  • MIE Graduate Student Travel Grant (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2015)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2013-2014)
  • Special Scholarship for New High-Caliber Ph.D. Students (Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada; 2010)
  • Partial Tuition Scholarship for International Students (Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada; 2010)
  • Conference Award Competition (Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada; 2010)

Certificates

  • Health and Safety Basic Certification, Part I (WHSC)
  • Prospective Professor in Training, PPIT (Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2016)
  • Teaching Fundamentals (TF) Certificate (Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada ; 2016)
  • Teaching in Higher Education; THE500 (Woodsworth College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2015)
  • Advanced University Teaching Preparation (AUTP) Certificate (Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2015)

Professional Development

1. MITACS

  • Project Management I & II
  • Essentials of Productive Teams
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Networking Skills
  • Career Professionalism and Etiquette

2. Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Certificate (University of Toronto, Office of Student Life)

3. Leadership Fundamentals

  • StrengthQuest; Collaborative Leadership; Prioritization;  Making Meaning; Negotiate Your Terms
  • Enhance Your Networks, Coach for Solutions, Group Dynamics, Group Coordination, Resolve Conflict in Groups

Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=jjm1AYsAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

On Researchgate

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vahid_Shaayegan