Pourya Parsaeian 

Date of Birth: 09/09/1984

E-mail: P.Parsaeian@leeds.ac.uk


Educational background:

BSc: Chemical Engineering, Semnan University, Iran(2002-2006)
Thesis: Investigation of KOH production process & refinery in national project of

MSc: Advanced Chemical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman and University   of Tehran, Iran (2006-2009)

Thesis: Production and optimization of mycophenolic acid by Penicillium Brevicompactum


  •  Fellow researcher at Laboratory of Catalyst and Nanostructured Materials of University of Tehran, University College of Engineering, University of Tehran. 2010-present
  •  Researcher at Fermentation Laboratory, National Institute of Genetic Engineering &Biotechnology of Iran, 2007-2009

Publications and Confrences:

1. M. Vesali-Naseh, Y. Mortazavi, A. A. Khodadadi, P. Parsaeian, S. Boroon,

“H2S-plasma functionalization of carbon nanotube decorated by gold nanoparticles glucose biosensor", Sensor and Actuators

2. M. Vesali-Naseh, Y. Mortazavi, A. A. Khodadadi, P. Parsayan, S. Boroon,

“Surface thiolation of carbon nanotubes by discharge plasma in H2S atmosphere”, Carbon 2012, Poland, The annual conference on carbon

3. P. Parsaeian, Fatemi S. A. Fazaelipour M.,

“Optimization of MycoPhenolic acid production by Penicillium brevicompactum using Taguchi method”, 6th National Biotechnology congress of Iran, Fall 2009, Tehran, Iran.

4. "Study of the effect of water in lubricated systems using exsitu and in-situ methods"

P. Parsaeian, A. Dorgham, A. Morina, A. Neville, Institute of Functional Surfaces, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

5. "Modelling the wear behaviour of oil lubricated tribosystems" 

P. Parsaeian, A. Dorgham, A. Morina, A. Neville, Institute of functional Surfaces, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

 Project number: ESR 4

Project title: SWP 2 Developing tribocorrosion wear models for real bearing applications

Supervisor name: Dr A Morina/Prof A Neville/Dr R Pasaribu (SKF)

PhD enrolment: Y, University of Leeds

 Objectives : 

  • Adaptation of the Archard type wear model to incorporate electrochemical and chemical modes of damage.
  •  Development of a novel tribocorrosion wear module uniquely for lubricated bearing applications

 Tasks and methodology:

  • Surface wear evaluation/quantification
  • Quantification of electrochemical damage
  • Electrochemistry theory
  • Wear model evaluation

 Summary of the project :

Ultimately, I want to predict volume loss of material that it is going to be chemical process and mechanical process (wear process). It is obvious that real bearings are working under rolling/sliding condition .However, it would be so difficult to study rolling/sliding condition without having a good knowledge about the pure sliding condition and it should be said that sliding is of great significant in the rolling/sliding condition. Therefore, I need to run some experiments in a pure sliding condition to get better understanding of rolling/sliding system. I started my experiments under pure sliding condition using Ball-on-Disc rig and then under rolling - sliding condition using MTM or MPR. Firstly, I am going to get an empirical model, thus I have to design experiments considering 4 parameters which are humidity, temperature, time, lubricant and three level for each of them. I am going to use factorial method to design the tests which will give me 81 experiments and each experiments should be repeated times.

I am going to see the effect of running conditions , effect of tribochemistry ,effect of tribocorrosion and the effect of interaction between parameters meaning the effect of one to another can be taken in to consideration as well. It is of note that it does not stop there, I am going to look at the surface and understand why tribochemistry at high and low humidity behaves different and how that will be able to help my model.

I am going for the boundary lubrication regime; after getting an empirical model at the end of experiments; it would probably be useful to compare the results with the results from the Archard equation. Thanks to the fact that Archard equation will probably give us the material loss due to mechanical wear and I can get a good understanding of material loss due to the chemical process from these two equations. It would be useful to get better understanding that how much of the material loss is related to the mechanical or chemical process.

I have got other parameters which are tribofilm thickness, tribo film hardness, tribofilm modulus; it might be nice to get another empirical model for these parameters.The novelty of these  two empirical models would be the first model for the oil lubricated tribocorrosion system.

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University of Leeds SKF University of Twente Volvo  Afton Chemicals Hauzer Techno

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