Department of Polymer Science & Catalysts

General  People  Current Projects  Completed Projects  Facilities 

General Information:-

The aim of this section is to provide an environment which facilitates researches in pure and applied polymer chemistry. This Group includes a team of polymer chemists, polymer engineers and chemists holding Ph.D. and Master degrees.
Experiments in polymer chemistry in laboratory scale are well performed using laboratory chemical and vessels as well as technical grade materials. Higher capacity vessels and reactors are specially designed and constructed in order to investigate and to prepare a higher quantity of products.
Finally, a wide variety of analytical instruments fulfil the characterisation of these products.
Our current researches involve a combination of industrially and academic projects for the development of polymer science and technology.


People In The Department :-

  1. Salehi-Mobarakeh, Hamid (Ph.D.)
  2. Baharvand, Habiballah (Ph.D.)
  3. Mahdavian, Ali Reza (Ph.D.)
  4. Nekoomanesh, Mehdi (Ph.D.)
  5. Rahimi, Azam (Ph.D.)
  6. Atai, Mohammad (Ph.D.)
  7. Djalilian, Mehrdad (M.Sc.)
  8. Shaghaghi, Sara (M.Sc.)
  9. Seyed- Mohaghegh, Seyed Mohammad (M.Sc.)
  10. Mirzataheri, Mojgan (M.Sc.)
  11. Ziaee, Farshid (M.Sc.)
  12. Farhangzadeh, Salva (B.Sc.)
  13. Mirhosseiny-Moghaddam, Seyed Hadi (B.Sc)

Current Research Projects :-

  1. Emulsion Copolymerization of Vinylacetate-Ethylene (VAE)
  2. Formulation of Novel Biodegradable Implant Drug Delivery System for Contraception
  3. Functionalization of Polystyrene for Separation of Optically Active Chemicals and Precursors of Drugs in Chromatographic Technique
  4. Preparation of EPDM with Homogeuecatalyst
  5. Preparation of n-Butyl Cyanoacrylate as Tissue Adhesive
  6. Preparation of Polyethylene with Metalloceue Catalyst
  7. Preparation of Polymer Composites (Blends)
    A Colloidal Pathway
  8. Preparation of Super Active Catalyst for Polymerisation of PP
  9. Study of Polymerization of Low Cis PBR Using Ziegler-Natta Catalyst
  10. Synthesis of Terpolymer Styrene-Maleic Anhydride-ABS
  11. Synthesis if Furfural from Rice Hulls
  12. Global Study for Development of Polymer and Polymerization Technology in I.R Iran ( In Conjunction with Iranian Ministry of Industry)
  13. Structural and Kinetic Studies of Radical Polymerization of Acrylates by 1H-NMR Spectroscopy
  14. Comprehesive Studies on Modification, Improvement and Development of Petrochemicals
  15. Structural Studies on Core-Shell Particles Obtained by Emulsion Polymerization of Vinylacetate and 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate
  16. Preparation of Functionalized Compound in Nanoscale
  17. Preparation of Epoxy-Silica Nanocomposite Coatings for Metalic Surfaces
  18. Preparation of Chlorinated Polymers (CPVC, CNR, CPE,...)
  19. Linear Shrinkage Measurement Device
  20. Study of the Shrinkage Behaviour of Multifunctional Monomers during Photopolymerization
  21. Synthesis, Characterization and the use of Waterborn Polyurethane Elastomer as a Binder and Dopant for Conductive Polymers



Completed Research Projects :-

  1. Catalytic Polymerisation of Polyethylene an Polypropylene.
  2. Characterisation and Synthesis of Denture Base Polymer.
  3. Copolymerization of Expandable EVA.
  4. Determination of Reactivity Ratio of Styrene -2 Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate and Styrene -2 Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate.
  5. Effect of Catalyst and Branching on Physical Properties of Novolak.
  6. Effect of Coupling Agents on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Dental Composites.
  7. Emulsion Polymerisation of Styrene.
  8. Evaluation of Filler Size and Filler Size Distribution in Particle Composite to Obtain Maximum Packing and Higher Mechanical Properties.
  9. Experimental Measuring of Solvent Activity in Polymer Solutions.
  10. Formulation of Binder for Non Woven Fibers.
  11. Functionalisation of PE Waxes.
  12. Increasing the Final Attainable Conversion of VCM Polymerisation.
  13. Information on the Replacement of HB Base PEG for using in Brake Fluid.
  14. Investigation of the Effect of Additives on Novolak Resins and the Determination of Free Phenol Content.
  15. Kinetic Investigation and Characterisation of Copolymerization of Styrene-Butylacrylate Solution.
  16. Kinetic of Bulk Polymerisation of Polystyrene.
  17. Kinetic of Polymerisation of Styrene-Divinylbenzene.
  18. Kinetic Study of Bulk Polymerisation of Styrene.
  19. Light (UV) Cure Dental Filling Material (Dental Composite).
  20. Mechanical-Morphology Properties of Toughed Polystyrene (HIPS).
  21. Modification of Formulation of PMMA Sheets.
  22. Modification of Sulfonated Melamine-Formaldehyde Resin (MF).
  23. Photo Oxidative Degradation of PVC.
  24. Pilot Design for Preparation of Silica-Gel Used as Catalyst in Melamine Crystal Reactor.
  25. Polymer Adhesion (Evaluation and Molecular Level Understanding).
  26. Polymeric Reagent: 1-Polymer Supported Zinc Borohydride 2-Polymer Supported Phetalocyanine.
  27. Preparation and Study of Water Soluble Alkyd Resins.
  28. Preparation of Bi-supported Ziegler-Natta Catalyst for Polymerization of Ethylene.
  29. Preparation of Choline Chloride in Lab-Scale.
  30. Preparation of Copolymer (Ethylene-Propylene) Using TiCl4 Ziegler-Natta Catalyst.
  31. Preparation of Crystal Polystyrene.
  32. Preparation of Heat Resistant Polymers of Polyamide-Imide Type.
  33. Preparation of Methylated Melamine Formaldehyde.
  34. Preparation of Mono and Bi-Supported Ziegler Natta Catalysts for Copolymerization of Ethylene and Propylene.
  35. Preparation of SiO2/MgCl2 Bi-supported Ziegler-Natta (ZN) Catalyst for Polymerisation of Ethylene.
  36. Preparation of Waxes used in Dental Packing.
  37. Production of Melamine-Formaldehyde by Reactive Extrusion.
  38. Semi-Industrial Production of Phenolic Foams and Study of Effective Parameters on Foam Density and Cell Size.
  39. Silicon Synthesis.
  40. Studies of the Surfactants Effect on Emulsion Polymerisation of Vinyl-Acetate.
  41. Study of HIPS Synthesised Using PBR Produced in Arack Petrochemical.
  42. Study of Structure an Polymerisation Activity of Bi-supported High Activity Ziegler-Natta Catalyst Based on SiO2 & MgCl2 as Supports.
  43. Study of the Effect of Polyvinylacetate Branching in Semi-Batch Emulsion Polymerisation.
  44. Study on Formulation and Preparation of Levothiroxine Implant.
  45. Substitute of a Good Solvent in Butadiene Polymerisation.
  46. Sulfonation of Copolymer of Styrene-DVB.
  47. Synthesis and Application of New an Mild Polymer Supported Oxidising Reagents.
  48. Synthesis and Characterisation of Epoxy Resin Containing Copper, Titanium and Zirconium.
  49. Synthesis and Characterisation of Modified Amino Resins.
  50. Synthesis and Kinetic Investigation of St.-Butadiene Emulsion Copolymer in Various Temperature.
  51. Synthesis and Kinetic of Methacrylic Acid Polymerisation in Aqueous Solution.
  52. Synthesis and Modification of Lignosulfonates as a Superplastisizer.
  53. Synthesis of Conductive and non-Conductive Polymers Containing Hydroxamic acid Groups and their Metal complex.
  54. Synthesis of Glycolide and its Copolymerization with Lactide.
  55. Synthesis of Phenol-Formaldehyde from Light Petroleum Hydrocarbons such as Natural Gas or LDPE.
  56. Synthesising of PVC Paste for Automobile Industries.
  57. Synthesis of Sensitive Pressure Adhesive.
  58. Synthesis of Styrene Sulfonic Acid and its Polymerisation.
  59. Synthesis of Unsaturated Polyester Resin.
  60. Synthesis, Kinetically Inspection and Effect of Additives on Physical, Mechanical Properties of Melamine-Formaldehyde Moulding Powder.
  61. The Application of Polyesters Wastes in Polymer Alloys.
  62. The study and Determination of Effective Parameters on the Production and Yield of Melamine form Urea
  63. Preparation of Crystal Melamine in Pilot Plant
  64. Optimisation of the Mixture of Wax and Copper Powder
  65. Preparation of Dental Composite
  66. Study of Particle Size Distribution Effect on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Dental Composite and its Rheological Behaviour
  67. Synthesis of Bisphenol A and Design of the Pilot Plant
  68. Inorganic Polymers
  69. Laboratory Grafting of Hydrophilic Monomers onto PVC
  70. Synthesis of Melamine - Formaldehyde Resin as Glazing Powder
  71. Batch Emulsion Polymerization of Methylmethacrylate and butylacrylate with Mixed Emulsifiers
  72. Semi-Batch Emulsion Polymerization of Vinylacetate using Mixed Emulsifiers
  73. Kinetic Studies of Radical Polymerization of Sodium Methacrylate in Solid Phase
  74. Preparation and Modification of Flame-retarded Polystyrene
  75. Preparation of Carboxylated SBR by Emulsion Polymerization
  76. Kinetic Studies of Radical Copolymerization of Sodium Methacrylate and Acrylamid in Solid-Melt Phase
  77. Preparation of Flame-Retarded Polystyrene Foam
  78. Preparation of Nanionic Surfactant

Facilities :-

   1)   Buchi Laboratory autoclave (up to 20 bar and 250 o C)

          Stirrer vessels from 1.0 to 10.0 lit

          Press flow controller model 9903

Cryotemp, ultra-low refrigerated circulator (-40 o C up 60 o C)

    2)   Buchi Laboratory autoclave (up to 20 bar and 250 o C)

          buchiglassuster bmd 300

          Stirrer vessels from 1.0 to 10.0 lit

          Press flow controller model bpc 9901

          Julabo circolator (25 to 300 o C)


           Auto LAB - model 30  Made in Netherland

     4)   Melting Point Buchi B - 545

    5)    Separation Analyzer

                (LUMI Reader 416-1, Germany)

    6)    PH Meter

                (Inolab Ph Level, WTW, Germany)

     7)    Laboratory Mixing Molder (LMM)

                (Dynisco (Polymer Test), USA)