Biography

Academic biography

    Dr. Abdolreza (Arash) Simchi received BS (1991), MS (1993) and PhD (1999) with the highest rank from the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Sharif University of Technology (SUT, I.R.Iran). He holds the rank of Distinguished Professor at SUT and Distinguished Researcher in Engineering Sciences at national level. Dr. Simchi has acquired more than five years international work experiences in a capacity of Visiting Professor and Academic Visitor in accredited universities and institutes including University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada), Imperial College London (London, UK), Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria), Max-Planck Institute (Potsdam, Germany), and Fraunhofer Institute IFAM (Bremen, Germany). He is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Bonn, Germany) and holds the 2002 Kawrazmi International Award (the highest national award) and World Intellectual Property Award (as the best young inventor, United Nation Organization). Dr. Simchi has received many other international and national awards and fellowships such as EPMA Award to Materials Development, Dr. Mojtahedi Award for Technology Development, Royal Society fellowship, Nano Award, etc. He is ranked by The Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council as Top Ten in Nanoscience and Technology among 4126 active professors and researchers in Basic Science, Engineering, and Medicine for four consecutive years of 2009-2017 from the Vice President in Science and Technology. The activities of Dr. Simchi span a broad area of synthesis and characterization of nanostructures for biomedical and energy applications. He has been the author and co-author of three books, two book chapters, five patents, and over 325 papers which have been cited many times (~10500), giving him a h-index of 54. He is the Editor of Scientia Nanotechnology, which is an International Journal dedicated to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology since 2010/2017 .Dr simchi has also been able to register about 8 patents today - and about 3 other patents are in development and under development.

Honors and Awards

International

    • George Foster Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, August 2019 to February 2020
    • Ranked as 1% Top World Scientists based on Citation, IST Web of Science, 2012-2019
    • The Royal Society Fellowship, UK, February 2009 to May 2009.
    • Best Paper Award, Second Yellow Sea Rim Workshop on Explosion, Combustion and other Energetic Phenomena, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, September 9-10, 2008.
    • Materials Award, European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA). Shared with Dr. F. Petzoldt and Dr. H. Pohl for Developing and patenting of a New Material, named LaserTool, for Direct Metal Laser Sintering. October 2003.
    • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Award (Gold Medal and Certificate) as the Best Young Inventor, United Nations Organization, February 2003
    • Kharazmi International Award: Bestowed by sitting President of the Republic of Iran, Dr. Seyed Mohammad Khatami, February 2003.
    • George Forester Fellowship for Scientist of Developing Countries, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, April 2000 to April 2001.
    • Fraunhofer Institute Research Fellowship, Bremen, Germany, August 1999 to March 2000.

National

    • Allame Tabatabaie Prize, National Elite Foundation: Bestowed by sitting President of the Republic of Iran, Dr. Hassan Rouhani, May 2014.
    • Nationwide Distinguished Researcher: Bestowed by sitting Vice-President of the Republic of Iran in Science, Research and Technology, Prof. Dr. Farji-Dana, November 2013.
    • Nano Award 2012 (ranked as Top 10 in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by the Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council): Bestowed by sitting Vice-President of the Republic of Iran in Science, Research and Technology, Drs. M. Soltankhah, November 2011
    • Nano Award 2011 (ranked as Top 10 in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by the Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council): Bestowed sitting Vice-President of the Republic of Iran in Science, Research and Technology, Drs. M. Soltankhah, November 2011.
    • Nano Award 2010 (ranked as Top 10 in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by the Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council): Bestowed sitting Vice-President of the Republic of Iran in Science, Research and Technology, Drs. M. Soltankhah, November 2010
    • Nano Award 2009 (ranked as Top 10 in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by the Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council): Bestowed sitting Vice-President of the Republic of Iran in Science, Research and Technology, Drs. M. Soltankhah, November 2009
    • Distinguished Researcher of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology: Bestowed by sitting President of the Republic of Iran, November 2008
    • Distinguished Researcher of Tehran Province: Bestowed by the Governor General of Tehran Provience, Prof. Dr. Kamran Daneshjo, November 2007
    • Distinguished Professor of the University: Bestowed by sitting Vise Minister for Research and Technology, Prof. Dr. Mansour Kabganian, January 2007
    • National PhD scholarship of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, I.R. Iran, September 1996 to June 1998.

Sharif University of Technology

    • Teaching Award: Bestowed by the Board of Governors, May 2018.
    • Highly-cited Researcher Award: Bestowed by the sitting Vice-Presidency for Research and Technology, Prof. Dr. Mohammadreza Movahedi, December 2017
    • Book Writing Award: Bestowed by the Vice-Presidency for Research and Technology, Prof. Dr. Mohammadreza Movahedi, December 2016
    • Distinguished Researcher Award: Bestowed by sitting University President, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Fotuhi-Firowzabad, November 2015
    • Distinguished Researcher Award: Bestowed by sitting University President, Prof. Dr. Fotoohi Firowzabad, Prof. Mahmoud Fotuhi-Firowzabad, November 2014.
    • Dr. Mojtahedi Innovation Award: Distinguished Innovation in Research and Education: Bestowed by Sharif University of Technology Association (SUTA) June 2010.
    • Book Writing Award: Bestowed by sitting University President, Prof. Dr. Sayed Sohrapour, November 2006.
    • Student Teaching Award: Bestowed by the Board of Governors, May 2005.
    • Distinguish Professor Award: Bestowed by sitting University President, Prof. Dr. Sayed Sohrapour, February 2004
    • Distinguished Researcher Award: Bestowed by sitting University President, Prof. Dr. Sayed Sohrapour, November 2003
    • First-ranked Graduated Student Award in Materials Science and Engineering, Bestowed by sitting University President, Prof. Dr. Sayed Sohrapour, March 2002.
    • ‘Honored Graduated Student’ selected by the Alumni Association among all the graduated students of the Department in the Period of 30 Years (about 3000 students): Bestowed by sitting Chair of the Department, Prof. Dr. Amir Hussein Kokabi, May 2001.
    • Ranked 1st in all steps of studying including PhD (1994-1999), PhD General and Qualification Exams (April 1997), Ph.D. Entrance Exam (February 1994), MSc (1992-1994); MSc Entrance Exam (September 1991) and B.Sc. (1986-1991).

Research Interests

    Nanomaterials
    Advanced Functional Materials
    Innovative Manufacturing Techniques
    Biomaterials