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
- (2020) Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Hydrogen Embrittlement Effect on Microdamage Evolution of Advanced High-Strength Dual-Phase Steel. Metals and Materials International.
- (2020) Macro- and microscale investigations of hydrogen embrittlement in X70 pipeline steel by in-situ and ex-situ hydrogen charging tensile tests and in-situ electrochemical micro-cantilever bending test. Materials Science & Engineering: A. vol. 772.
- (2020) The effect of hydrogen on the crack initiation site of TRIP-assisted steels during in-situ hydrogen plasma micro-tensile testing: Leading to an improved ductility?. Materials Characterization. vol. 167.
- (2020) 3D-Focused ion beam tomography and quantitative porosity evaluation of ZrO2-SiO2 composite coating; amorphous SiO2 as a porosity tailoring agent. Applied Surface Science. vol. 511.
- (2020) The influence of hydrogen on cyclic plasticity of <001> oriented nickel single crystal. Part I: dislocation organisations and internal stresses. International journal of plasticity. vol. 126.
- (2020) Antagonist softening and hardening effects of hydrogen investigated using nanoindentation on cyclically pre-strained nickel single crystal. Materials Science & Engineering: A.
- (2020) Hydrogen-enhanced intergranular failure of sulfur-doped nickel grain boundary: In situ electrochemical micro-cantilever bending vs. DFT. Materials Science & Engineering: A. vol. 794 (139967).
- (2020) Temperature-dependent mechanical properties of Tin+1CnO2 (n= 1, 2) MXene monolayers: a first-principles study. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP. vol. 22 (6).
- (2020) Atomic defects in monolayer ordered double transition metal carbide (Mo2TiC2Tx) MXene and CO2 adsorption. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. vol. 8 (14).
- (2020) The Effect of Hydrogen on the Nanoindentation Behavior of Heat Treated 718 Alloy. Metals. vol. 10 (11).
- (2019) Neutron diffraction study of temperature-dependent elasticity of B19′ NiTi---Elinvar effect and elastic softening. Acta Materialia. vol. 173.
- (2019) Calcareous scales deposited in the organic coating defects during artificial seawater cathodic protection: Effect of zinc cations. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. vol. 784.
- (2019) Hydrogen enhanced fatigue crack growth rates in a ferritic Fe-3 wt%Si alloy and a X70 pipeline steel. Engineering Fracture Mechanics. vol. 219.
- (2019) In situ small-scale mechanical testing under extreme environments. MRS bulletin. vol. 44 (6).
- (2019) In-situ microscale examination of hydrogen effect on fracture toughness: A case study on B2 and D03 ordered iron aluminides intermetallic alloys. Engineering Fracture Mechanics. vol. 217.
- (2019) Assessment of the potential of hydrogen plasma charging as compared to conventional electrochemical hydrogen charging on dual phase steel. Materials Science & Engineering: A. vol. 754.
- (2019) Electrophoretic deposition and corrosion performance of Zirconia-Silica composite coating applied on surface treated 316L stainless steel: Toward improvement of interface structure. Surface & Coatings Technology. vol. 380.
- (2019) CO2 Adsorption and Activation on the (110) Chalcopyrite Surfaces: A Dispersion-Corrected DFT + U Study. ACS Omega. vol. 4.
- (2019) Temperature-dependent properties of magnetic CuFeS2 from first-principles calculations: Structure, mechanics, and thermodynamics. AIP Advances. vol. 9 (6).
- (2019) Stabilization of 2D graphene, functionalized graphene, and Ti2CO2 (MXene) in super-critical CO2: A molecular dynamics study. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP. vol. 21 (24).