Department of Composite

The department of composites of IPPI is a recognized center of excellence for research, teaching and training in the field of polymer composite materials. The department is actively engaged in conducting various research projects for automotive, public transport and civil engineering sectors in Iran.

The main goal of the department is to conduct research on polymer composite materials and implement them in country's various industrial sectors. In terms of education and training, the department offers a range of research degrees (M.Sc., Ph.D.), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs including conferences, short courses and workshops.

Selected Current Projects

  • Composites pipe repair knowhow
  • Nanocomposites active packaging technology
  • Manufacturing knowhow for composites solid lubricant
  • Preparation and 3d printing of continuous fiber thermoplastics

Selected Completed Projects

Design and construction of FRP re-bar manufacturing machine via pultrusion and filament winding

Whole process and manufacturing knowhow for pultrusion technology (Natural fibers, epoxy, phenolic, internal release system)

Toughening technology for thermoset resins (Unsaturated Polyester (UP) and epoxy) for industrial applications

Design and manufacture of a resin transfer molding system and study of variable parameters

Design and fabrication of honeycomb sandwich panels for building applications

An experimental and numerical study of RTM process variables

Strengthening of structure using advanced composite materials

The compounding of phenolic - NBR foams as a heat insulator

Manufacturing knowhow for fast cure phenolic compounds

Design and construction of high velocity impact test facility

Design and fabrication of Fiber Metal Laminates (FMLs)


  • Gel timer
  • Autoclave
  • Viscometer (Brookfield and Ford cup)
  • Homogenizer
  • Densitometer
  • Hot press (3, 15, 70 and 150 tons)
  • Muffle furnace
  • Vacuum mixers
  • Corona discharge equipment
  • UTM (tensile, compression, flexural 
      & ... testing machine)
  • Rockwell and Barcol Hardness Testers
  • Conventional and Vacuum Ovens
  • Electronic Data Logging System
  • High Velocity Impact Tester (Gas gun)
  • Grinding Equipment (Jet mill & Pin mill)
  • Pultrusion machine (in-house designed)
  • Lab-scale prepreg machine (in-house designed)
  • Resin injection and gel-coat spray equipment
  • Compression moulds for molding compounds
  • HYPA Ject MKIII and RTM Development Package


 Academic Staff



First name

Last name

Phone number
Vashghani Farahani
Laboratory expert
  Motahareh Hosseini Laboratory expert 48662176