Familiar Technologies: Chemical engineering
Li-ion batteries
Analytical methods
Materials characterization

Regions of the world you have worked: Toledo,OH
Ann Arbor, MI
Houston, TX(Recent)

o Experimentalist with 4 years of primary experience in Electrochemistry, Analytical methods and Characterization techniques.
o Self-motivated, comfortable working in team-based environments (6 years) including mentoring roles (supervised master students and co-workers).
o Diverse research experience stemming from industrial collaborations and working in multidisciplinary teams of engineers and chemists.

M.Sc. | Chemical Engineering, The University of Toledo
B.Sc. | Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran

o Hands-on experience in electrochemical testing [EIS, LPR, potentiometry, cyclic voltammetry (CV), battery testing methods], characterization and analytical techniques [FIB-SEM, dual beam TEM sample prep and APT, EDS, TEM, tomography, XRD, Cryo-EM, STEM-EDS, optical microscopy, KEYENCE 3D microscope, ion milling, and BET/TPlot ], fabrication of electrochemical cells, Li-ion battery fabrication in glove box, developing battery test procedures using Gamry, Maccor, and Autolab Nova, in-situ XRD/ cyclic tests of Li-battery pouch cells, development of corrosion test procedures.
o Accomplished course/research projects in process modeling and assessment, data analysis and project management programs [COMSOL, Polymath, GaBi, Gamry Echem Analyst, Autolab Nova, ZView, SigmaPlot, MS Office tools Excel, Word, PowerPoint, CISPro, SampleManager, E-vision]
o Demonstrated skills in troubleshooting instruments and solving problems.



06/2018- 09/2018 Lab Tech | Shell Technology Center (TASC) , Solid Characterization Lab, Houston , TX

Lab Tech | Shell Technology Center (Brunel Energy), Solid Characterization Lab, Houston , TX
o Test development, data analysis and evaluation of electrochemical performance of energy storage systems with focus on lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors.
o Surface examination, elemental composition analysis and structural characterization of different samples using optical/ electron microscopy and material characterization techniques.
o Analyze the effect of additives on experimental lubricants and oil samples using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS).
o FIB dual-beam milling/electro-polishing, and sample preparation for TEM/atom probe tomography (APT).

Visiting Researcher | Sakamoto Lab at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
o Investigating the electrochemical performance, mechanical properties and stability of metallic alloy anodes in solid-state electrolyte lithium ion batteries.

08/2015- 12/2017

Research Assistant | Center for Materials and Sensor Characterization & Water Chemistry Lab, The University of Toledo Toledo, OH
o Investigation of corrosion inhibitors effect on metalworking fluids corrosion behavior using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS).
o Investigating the influence of biofilm formation on corrosion behavior of carbon steel to evaluate the microbial induced corrosion (MIC) in contaminated fuel storage tanks using electrochemical methods and analytical techniques.

Next Generation Scientist Scholarship- National Biodiesel Board
Travel Awards- Pepsico Journey Through Science Day, NY Academy Of Science,

1- Hanifzadeh M, Nabati Z, Longka P, Apul D, Kim D-S. “Life cycle assessment of superheated steam drying technology as a novel cow manure management method.” Journal of Environmental Management (2017).
2- Hanifzadeh M, Sarrafzadeh M-H, Nabati Z, Tavakoli O. “The technical, economic and energy assessment of an alternative strategy for mass production of biomass and lipid from microalgae.” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (2018).
3- Hanifzadeh M, Nabati Z, Sarrafzadeh M-H, Tavakoli O “Waste to Energy from Flue Gas of Industrial Plants to Biodiesel: Effect of CO2 on Microalgae Growth.” International Journal of Waste Resources (2017).
4- Hanifzadeh M, Nabati Z., World Biodiesel Policies and Production – Chapter 5: Production of Biodiesel from Microalgae: a Review of the Microalgae-based Bio-refinery, Accepted for Publication in Taylor & Francis, Jan 2019