Nafiseh Ebrahimi

Roles and responsibilities

Materials engineer with a Ph.D. in corrosion science and electrochemistry. Focusing on research related to corrosion performance of various materials used in critical infrastructure, evaluation of construction materials corrosion performance and assessment of durability of materials used in various industries and service conditions

Current research and/or projects

  • Project manager of durability assessment of various coatings for corrosion prevention of potable water tank of icebreaking ships.
  • Technical lead for galvanic corrosion risk assessment of ASTM A1010 structural steel used in bridges of Ontario and its bolt connections.
  • Technical lead for Corrosion design of structural steel for climate change adaptation, and assessment of new corrosion risk by climate change.
  • Technical lead of Corrosion Condition Assessment for Halifax Class Frigates.


  • Ph.D., Chemistry Department, University of Western Ontario, 2015
  • M.Sc., Materials Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, 2010
  • B.Sc., Materials Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, 2007

Professional activities/interests

  • Chair of Canadian National Capital section of National Association of Corrosion Engineers (2018-2020)
  • Co-chair of Composition, Structure, and Function of Materials Surfaces session in Canadian Society of Chemistry conference 2019 (CCC2019)
  • Student mentorship at National Research Council of Canada.


  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers
  • Professional Engineers Ontario


NRC centennial celebration champion (2016-2017)

NACE international outstanding student award (2015)

Western University graduate research scholarship (2011-2015)

Western University Christian Sivertz scholarship (2011)

Excellence Award: Selected as the Best Student in Materials Engineering class of 2010, Ferdowsi University, Iran (2010)


License: Professional Engineers Ontario


  • Managing Projects certificate offered by twenty-eighty
  • Time management offered by Mitacs
  • Project management 1&2 offered by Mitacs
  • Career professionalism offered by Mitacs
  • Writing strategic business reports by Mitacs
  • STEM- corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry offered by CorrMagnet
  • Environmental waste management offered by Western University
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System)

Inventions and patents

Title” A new cathode materials for Nickel metal hydride batteries”

C. Bock, O. Naboka, N. Ebrahimi, Kenji Takahashi

Filed IP application to Japanese patent office, 2019

Key publications

  1. Galvanic Corrosion Risk of Using Galvanized A325 Bolts in Corrosion-Resistant Steel Bridges; Jieying Zhang, Nafiseh Ebrahimi, and David Lai, Journal of Bridge Engineering, volume 24 p. 06019001 (2019)
  2. Galvanic Corrosion Risk Assessment of Bolt Materials in Contact with ASTM A1010 Steel Bridges; Nafiseh Ebrahimi, Jieying Zhang, Bruce Baldock, David Lai; in Corrosion 2018 conference (NACE International, Houston, TX, (2018)
  3. The role of internal cathodic support during the crevice corrosion of Ni-Cr-Mo alloys. JD Henderson, N Ebrahimi, V Dehnavi, M Guo, DW Shoesmith, JJ Noël, Electrochimica Acta 283, 1600-1608 (2018)
  4. Corrosion of Titanium and Titanium Alloys, Jamie Noel, Nafiseh Ebrahimi and David W. Shoesmith, Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry 1st Edition, Elsevier, April 2018 ISBN: 9780128097397
  5. The influence of chromium and molybdenum on the repassivaion of nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloys in saline solutions,N Ebrahimi, MC Biesinger, DW Shoesmith, JJ Noël, Surface and Interface Analysis 49 (13), 1359-1365

Previous work experience

Nov, 2015 — Feb, 2016

University of Western Ontario

Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Worked in collaboration with NOVA Chemicals Co. on corrosion evaluation of X65 carbon steel used in pipeline
  • Planned and conducted corrosion and electrochemical measurements
  • Analyzed data, wrote technical report and presented results to industrial partner
  • Mentored one PhD student and provided training on ethical standard for conducting research

International experience and/or work

Dec 2009-Mar 2011

Pars Sadaf Co. Iran

Materials Engineer

  • Gained experience in manufacturing process design, strategic marketing, designing and executing consumer focus groups
  • Supervised quality control throughout production process
  • Continuous improvement of production line by root cause analysis 

Developed a standard procedure for producing standard samples for physical testing

Nafiseh Ebrahimi

Nafiseh Ebrahimi

Associate Research Officer
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Other(s): English, Persian
Telephone: 613-998-8508

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