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Dr. Leili Tafaghodi

Associate Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Expertise:
Sustainable high temperature materials processing, Extraction and refining of metals and alloys, Thermodynamics, Reutilization of waste materials in metals and minerals industries
Areas of Specialization:
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Email:
Office:
JHE-213C
Phone:
+1 905.525.9140 x TBA
Lab:
JHE-353

Overview

Dr. Tafaghodi’s research interests span the areas of process metallurgy, high temperature materials processing and reutilization of waste materials in metals and minerals industries. Some of the recent/current projects are listed below:

  1. Metallurgical refining of silicon and its alloys
  2. Pyrometallurgical processing of nickel laterites
  3. Utilization of waste materials produced in metals and minerals industries such as ferrochromium slag and zinc plant residues.

Education

BEng (Sharif), MASc, PhD (University of Toronto), PEng.

Biography

Dr. Tafaghodi started her research career at Sharif University of Technology and moved to the University of Toronto for her graduate studies where she completed her PhD research on thermodynamics of silicon refining. Prior to joining McMaster, she was an Assistant Professor and the Extractive Metallurgy Industry Chair at the University of British Columbia.

Publications

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Achievements

Young Leaders Award, TMS Extraction and Processing Division, 2019.

Best Paper Award, TMS Light Metal Division, JOM, 2012.