Dr. Ehsan Behzadfar, P.Eng.

Assistant Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8693
Office Location: 
Academic Qualifications: 
Ph.D., Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), 2014
M.Sc., Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnique), 2008
B.Sc., Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnique), 2006
Previous Teaching/Work: 
ECHE 0334 – Polymer Processing
ECHE 4231 - Reactor Engineering and Process Control Laboratory
ECHE 2555 - Unit Operation Laboratory
ECHE 1150 - Introduction to Industrial Chemical Processes
ECHE 1554 - Unit Operations I
Research Interests: 
Sustainable Materials Engineering, Sustainable Polymers, Green Processing of Materials for Energy Systems, Rheology, Complex Fluids, Bio-polymers, and Bio-composite materials
With the decline of natural resources, sustainability is a must for all materials manufacturing and engineering activities. Interested in the sustainable processing of materials such as polymers, suspensions, colloids, pastes, and non-Newtonian mixtures, my motive is to foster the greener and more responsible materials manufacturing and engineering practices while introducing advanced functionalities to end products. I am interested in understanding the structure-process-property relationship for materials in energy systems, complex fluids, biopolymers, and bio-composite materials through fundamental approaches to modern physics. 
Open Positions:
- One postdoctoral fellow: we have an open position for one postdoctoral fellow to start immediately. The candidate is expected to have strong knowledge in polymer physics and engineering, evidenced by impactful research publications. Please contact Dr. Behzadfar for more details.
Our group is constantly looking for passionate and high-caliber candidates for graduate studies. Lakehead University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 


Research Team Members:

Farnaz Gholami Farzad Gholami, PhD student

Farnaz Shomali Farnaz Shomali, PhD student

 Joseph Higginson Joseph Higginson, MSc student

Ahmad Dousti Ahmad Dousti, MSc student

Brandon Cordeiro Brandon Cordeiro, Undergraduate student

Tobi Samuel Tobi Samuel, Undergraduate student