Background and activities

Arman has joined NTNU since 2017. He has got his PhD in materials science and engineering, majored in process metallurgy. He has done his PhD on silicon refining for solar cell applications. 

Areas of intrests:

- Hydrogen reduction.

- Vacuum evaporation of metals.

- Treatments of metallurgical melts.

- Silicon, Kerf, solar cell recycling.

- High temperature methods and insrtrument design.


Scientific activities

I review for metallurgical journals (Vacuum, J. alloys and compounds, AIP advances, ...)


Experiences and Activities in IMA

- Worked as department engineer in IMA (10 months in 2019 and 2 months in 2020)

-Safty representative in Bergbygget 
(researchers and PhD candidates are welcomed to contact me and having talks about safety concenrns and the woek environment conditions)



Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Hoseinpur Kermani, Arman. (2021) Vacuum and gas refining of silicon for solar cell applications. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2021. ISBN 978-82-326-6592-1.


  • Hoseinpur Kermani, Arman; Safarian, Jafar. (2021) Applications of metallurgical methods in production and recovery of Silicon. SOLAR ENERGY Webinar- Promoting a circular economy in the solar photovoltaic value chain . SINTEF; 2021-05-07 - 2021-05-07.
  • Hoseinpur Kermani, Arman; Safarian, Jafar. (2021) Boron removal from Si by gas blowing technique. Eurpean Solar cell sectror conference . European union; online. 2021-09-06 - 2021-09-10.
  • Hoseinpur Kermani, Arman; Tranell, Gabriella; Safarian, Jafar. (2020) Phosphorus and Boron removal from Si by vacuum and gas refining processes. Silicon for chemical and solar industry XV . NTNU; Trondheim, Norway, June 15-18. 2020-06-15 - 2020-06-18.
  • Hoseinpur Kermani, Arman; Safarian, Jafar. (2018) Phosphorus removal from Al doped Silicon by vacuum refining. EUPVSEC 2018 ; 2018-09-26 - 2018-09-30.
  • Hoseinpur Kermani, Arman; Safarian, Jafar; Tranell, Gabriella. (2018) Effect of ultra-high temperatures on phosphorus refining from Si in vacuum process. Norwegian Solar Cell Conference 2018 ; 2018-04-01 - 2018-04-03.