We like to welcome Dr Sam Bakhtiari to the Curtin Corrosion Centre team. Sam will work on the fundamental atomistic modelling of the pit to crack transition in duplex stainless steels. A project sponsored by Shell.
A bit more about Sam
Sam Bakhtiari is a Research Associate at Curtin Corrosion Centre. In 2019, he earned his PhD degree from the School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Australia. His dissertation was on “NiTi-based shape memory alloys beyond the shape memory effect and superelasticity”.
At Curtin Corrosion Centre, he will lead the multiscale modelling activities, specifically on environmentally assisted cracking of duplex stainless steels in downhole environments.
His research interests are (i) multiscale modelling of environmentally assisted cracking, (ii) density functional theory calculations on corrosion, (iii) solid-state phase transformation, (iv) NiTi-based shape memory alloys, and (V) functionally graded materials.
He enjoys staying with his family and reading about metaphysics. He also enjoys daily meditation and breathing practice.