Mahtab Assadian

Mahtab Assadian

Senior Research Scientist

Applied Technologies

Manipulation of material properties

I am a Research Scientist in the Advanced Engineering and Materials team at Callaghan Innovation. My work involves the study of materials, allowing me to manipulate their properties and develop innovative materials with enhanced performance, durability, and functionality. I specialise in materials characterisation, mechanical and physical properties, microstructural analysis, cellular materials, and soft sensors.

Before joining Callaghan Innovation, I worked as a researcher at the University of Auckland, focusing on the application of smart and functional materials and structures as sensors and actuators. 

My motivation comes partly from the belief that even the smallest contributions I make can significantly impact creating a better world. I am inspired by people who embrace innovation and challenge boundaries, constantly pushing the limits of what is possible.

Areas of expertise
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Mechanical and Physical Properties
  • Microstructural analysis
  • Cellular materials
  • Soft sensors
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University Technology Malaysia, 2016,
Selected publications
  • Highly Stretchable Capacitive Sensor with Printed Carbon Black Electrodes on Barium Titanate Elastomer Composite. E Cholleti, J Stringer, M Assadian, V Battmann, C Bowen, and K Aw. 2019, in Sensors 19 (1), 42
  • The Development of Highly Flexible Stretch Sensors for a Robotic Hand. Harish Devaraj, Timothy Giffney, Adeline Petit, Mahtab Assadian, and Kean Aw, in Robotics 7 (3), 54
  • Topography, Wetting, and Corrosion Responses of Electrodeposited Hydroxyapatite and Fluoridated Hydroxyapatite on Magnesium. M Assadian, H Jafari, SM Shahri, MH Idris, and D Almasi, in Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering 27 (2-3) , 287-303 2016.
  • Hydroxyapatite and fluoridated hydroxyapatite coatings and their effects on commercially-pure magnesium corrosion response. SM Shahri, M Assadian, and MH Idris, in Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals 2016.
  • Surfactant-Assisted Hydrothermal Synthesis of Fluoridated Hydroxyapatite Nanorods. MM Taheri, MRA Kadir, T Shokuhfar, A Hamlekhan, M Assadian, Mostafa Rezazadeh Shirdar, and Abolfazl Mirjalili, In Ceramics International 41 (8), 9867-9872, 2015.
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