Background and activities
Dr. Barnoush received the B.A. degree in extractive metallurgy of nonferrous alloys in 1997, and the M.Sc. degree in corrosion engineering in 1999, from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. After four years working in the industry as a consultant engineer in the field of corrosion and corrosion protection, he moved to Germany where he received his Ph.D. from Saarland University in Germany. The topic of his Ph.D. thesis was “Hydrogen embrittlement revisited by in situ electrochemical nanoindentations”. After four years of research and teaching at Saarland University as a tenure-track (Habiltant) he moved to NTNU, Trondheim. His current research is centered on the development of novel nano and micro scale examination methods to study the environmental effects on mechanical properties.
When asked to describe his research interests, Dr. Barnoush writes, "Degradation of materials mechanical properties under simultaneous effect of mechanical loading and environments like hydrogen embrittlement or stress corrosion cracking is a serious industrial problem which is responsible for large economic loss or even sometimes fatal accidents. The main challenge in gaining a better understanding of this phenomenon is its complex nature where microstructural and sub-microstructural evolution, chemical and electrochemical reactions, surface reactions as well as dislocation dynamics interplaying together. Therefore, a Multiscale interdisciplinary approach is required to tackle this problem and this what I devoted myself to.”
He describes that "While research has a very substantial role in my life, I cannot possibly envision a rewarding career without teaching. As a teacher, my goal is to infect the students' curiosity and interest for physics of materials and to inspire them to become future industry leaders and academics.
- Nano and microscale characterization methods in materials science
- Scanning probe microscopy-based techniques; AFM, EC-AFM, KPFM, C-AFM, and MFM.
- Scanning electron microscopy based techniques; EBSD and ECCI.
- Nano and micromechanical testing combined with in situ environmental effects.
- Corrosion and electrochemical methods for corrosion.
- Hydrogen embrittlement, HIC, HISC, HAC
- Environmentally assisted fracture and fatigue
- Multiscale computational materials science
- MM8420 Advanced Metallic Materials
- MM8410 Additive Manufacturing of advanced Alloys
- MM8404 - Current Views in Multi-scale Fracture and Plasticity
- TMM4151 Products and Materials Testing
- TMM4140 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
Current Ph.D. students
High strength hydrogen resistant alloys (HyResMat)
Knowledgebase for Increased Life-Time of Offshore Wind Turbine Bearings - (WindLife)
Environmentally assisted cracking in additive manufactured alloys
- Degradation of offshore materials: A nanomechanical approach
Like other professors, I receive a vast number of email requests for Ph.D. and Postdoc positions. In general, if you write to me about this I will not be able to reply - except for a few extraordinarily excellent applicants a year- and for this, I apologize. It does not reflect on your abilities as a researcher, or even on my interest in having you as a graduate student; it is simply a result of an inbox overloaded by bulk email requests for Ph.D. and Postdoc positions.
In any case, do not be discouraged. You should still consider applying to NTNU. NTNU Vacancies and Job Openings are published on a regular basis on the following link:
Good luck with your application!
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Hydrogen embrittlement revealed via novel in situ fracture experiments using notched micro-cantilever specimens. Acta Materialia. vol. 142.
- (2018) In situ small-scale hydrogen embrittlement testing made easy: An electrolyte for preserving surface integrity at nano-scale during hydrogen charging. International journal of hydrogen energy. vol. 43 (27).
- (2018) Effect of nickel on hydrogen permeation in ferritic/ pearlitic low alloy steels. International journal of hydrogen energy. vol. 43 (7).
- (2018) In situ micromechanical testing in environmental scanning electron microscope: A new insight into hydrogen-assisted cracking. Acta Materialia. vol. 144.
- (2018) Hydrogen-assisted fatigue crack growth in ferritic steels – a fractographic study. MATEC Web of Conferences. vol. 165:03004.
- (2018) Hydrogen embrittlement effect observed by in-situ hydrogen plasma charging on a ferritic alloy. Scripta Materialia. vol. 151.
- (2017) Hydrogen-enhanced cracking revealed by in situ micro-cantilever bending test inside environmental scanning electron microscope. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. vol. 375 (2098).
- (2017) In-situ micro-cantilever bending test in environmental scanning electron microscope: Real time observation of hydrogen enhanced cracking. Scripta Materialia. vol. 127.
- (2017) Hydrogen enhanced cracking studies on Fe–3wt%Si single and bi-crystal microcantilevers. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. vol. 375.
- (2017) In situ electrochemical microcantilever bending test: A new insight into hydrogen enhanced cracking. Scripta Materialia. vol. 132.
- (2017) Materials and corrosion trends in offshore and subsea oil and gas production. npj Materials degradation.
- (2017) Effect of hydrogen on dislocation nucleation in alloy 718. International journal of hydrogen energy. vol. 42 (24).
- (2016) Fracture assessment of polymethyl methacrylate using sharp notched disc bend specimens under mixed mode I + III loading. Physical Mesomechanics. vol. 19 (4).
- (2016) Fracture assessment of graphite components weakened by rounded V-notches and subjected to static multiaxial. Procedia Structural Engineering. vol. 2.
- (2016) Effect of Hydrogen on the hardness of different phases in super duplex stainless steel. International journal of hydrogen energy. vol. 41 (1).
- (2016) A review on the properties of iron aluminide intermetallics. Crystals. vol. 6 (1).
- (2016) Mechanical behavior of iron aluminides: A comparison of nanoindentation, compression and bending of micropillars. Materials Science & Engineering: A. vol. 652.
- (2015) Correlation between the hydrogen chemical potential and pop-in load during in situ electrochemical nanoindentation. Scripta Materialia. vol. 108.
- (2014) Oxygen argon plasma treatment effect on hydrogen uptake in austenitic stainless steels. International journal of hydrogen energy. vol. 39 (26).
- (2014) Chemically Induced Phase Transformation in Austenite by Focused Ion Beam. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A. vol. 45 (3).