Dr. Javad Mostaghimi is the Distinguished Professor in Plasma Engineering in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and the director of Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT). He received a BSc degree from Sharif University, Iran, in 1974, and MSc and PhD degrees all in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1978 and 1982, respectively. His research interests are the study of plasma processing and plasma chemistry, thermal spray coatings, transport phenomena and electromagnetics in thermal plasma sources.
Dr. Mostaghimi has done extensive simulation of the dynamics of droplet impact and solidification in thermal spray processes. He recently completed a research project in collaboration with Sherwin-Williams Company, entitled “Investigating the Cause of Bubble Entrapment and Gel Formation during the Application of Water–based Polyurethane Coating on Wood”. Professor Mostaghimi is a Fellow of the following societies: Royal Society of Canada (RSC), CAE, ASME, CSME, ASM, EIC, AAAS, and IUPAC and a recipient of many Research Leader Awards. He is a member of the editorial board of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing and the International Review Board of the Journal of Thermal Spray. He will be involved in the simulation aspects of the lignin-derived industrial coatings.