Electron Microscopy Laboratory, Clemson University
B.S. – Civil Engineering – University of Texas, El Paso
B.S. – Metallurgical Engineering - University of Texas, El Paso
M.S. – Metallurgical Engineering - University of Texas, El Paso
M.S. – Materials Science & Engineering – University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. – Ceramic Sciences - Penn State University, Univ. Park
Dr. Darroudi has over 35 years of experience, encompassing University and Industrial settings. On the academic side, his research and teaching work over these 35 years was carried out at Sharif University, University of California Berkeley, Penn State University and Clemson University. On the industry side, his research work was carried out at Honeywell Corporation, Cooper Industries and Federal-Mogul Corporation. Dr. Darroudi had taught courses in Mechanical Metallurgy, Fracture Mechanics of Ceramics, Thermodynamics, Welding, Failure Analysis and Introduction to Materials.
Dr. Darroudi’s extensive studies include research work on steels, titanium alloys, nickel super-alloys, glasses, classical and high-tech ceramics. His primary research interests are how fabrication and heat treatment affect the resulting microstructure and properties of metallic and ceramic materials. Perusing his research interests, Dr. Darroudi works closely with industrial clients, Clemson University faculty members and students to help them analyze materials using a variety of electron microscopy and related analysis methods.
Research Expertise: Ion beam microscopy, Electron Microscopy, Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDX), Wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS), Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy, High-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy, Electron Backscatter Diffraction and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) surface modification methods
Publications: Dr. Darroudi has extensive publication record. He has published over 150 technical articles and industrial reports.
Professional Activities: Mentoring graduate and post-doc students, work on industrial and academic projects, mentoring Clemson University faculty members. Due to Dr. Darroudi’s expertise in Ceramic Engineering and metallurgy, he has been advising various industrial clients from ‘Fortune 500’ companies at Clemson EM Lab about their product development and failure analysis efforts.
Reviewer: Dr. Darroudi had been peer reviewer for various research articles for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.
Extracurricular Activities: Dr. Darroudi loves and plays handball. He is also a long distance runner and regularly performs related exercise activities.