Hossein earned his BSc and MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Mashhad-Iran. He joined the department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at University of Alberta as a Graduate Student in September 2009. During his previous studies he has worked on composite materials fabrication and properties, synthesis of carbon nanotubes and mechanical properties of materials. Currently he is investigating "Metal Matrix Composites Fabrication by Friction Stir Welding" under supervision of Dr Adrian Gerlich. His research interests include: friction stir welding/processing, microstructure/property relations in metals and metal matrix composites, welding metallurgy of light alloys and advanced materials characterization techniques.
In his spare time, Hossein enjoys hiking, swimming, reading, solving Sudoku and being with family and friends.