Ali Salimi


Polymer Engineering



Dept. of Adhesive & Resin, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI),  PO Box 14965/115,





(+98) 02148662402

(+98) 09123856117




 Birthday: 19 Dec. 1972

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married


Skills by Keywords

Ø Polymer

Ø Adhesive

Ø Coating

Ø Bio-based

Ø Nanocomposite


Language Skills

Ø English:Mid-range

Ø Persian: Native

Ø Persian: Native



I am an associate professor and researcher at Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI) with more than 19 years of industrial & academic experience as a R&D researcher, project manager, and post graduate education. Areas of research expertise include (1) synthesis of functional materials from petrochemical and bio-based resources, (2) development of adhesive and coating formulations (3) nanocomposite preparation, (4) material characterization, and (5) polymer surface modification, which has been published and presented in +35 ISI papers, 7 patents, and +50 conference presentations (H-index=16). During these years, I gained a deep knowledge of different analysis via spectroscopic, microscopic, mechanical, thermal, and biological instruments to evaluate the final properties of the materials. Also, I truly enjoy working in a research team systematically. I am friendly, creative and good in communicating with different people.

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May 2002-Present

Ø  Senior Researcher, Associate Professor, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI), Tehran, Iran

Ø  Head of Dept. Industrial & Scientific Relations in IPPI (2016-2018)

Ø  Head of Dept. Monitoring & Planning in IPPI (2010- 2013)

During these years, I was involved in several research projects working on different fields of polymer science and technology. Specifically, I was interested on different aspects of adhesion science such as the surface treatment of organic materials and development of adhesive/coating formulation based on conventional resins (e.g., epoxy, acrylics, etc.) and/or the newly bio-based polymers.  I use different spectroscopic, microscopic, thermal and mechanical tools to evaluate the polymer surface properties.

July 2000-Jan 2001

QC Engineer(Part-time contract),  Kermankhodro Automotive Design & Engineering Co (KADEC), Tehran, Iran





Feb 2005-Dec 2009

Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering [First honor student, GPA: 18.94 out of 20.00]

Iran Polymer & Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran


The main goal of my Ph.D. was to improve the adhesion of the acrylic coating on polypropylene (PP) substrate through incorporation of the polar additives in PP matrix.  We produced the polar additives in our lab and then loaded into PP matrix. This work resulted in publication of four ISI papers and nine presentations in international seminars.


Sep 1998-Feb 2001

M.Sc. in Polymer Engineering [GPA: 16.95 out of 20.00]

Iran Polymer & Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran


My M.Sc. work was about the preparation of epoxy-novolak film adhesive. Different adhesive properties were investigated to find the optimum formulation with the right performance. This work resulted in publication of one ISI paper and two poster presentations.


Feb 1993-July 1997

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering [GPA: 14.86 out of 20.00]

Petroleum University of Technology, Abadan, Iran




Ø  Teaching "Adhesives & Coatings Technology" in M.Sc. at IPPI (2010-Present) and Azad University (2016-2017)

Ø  Teaching "Adhesion" in Ph.D. at IPPI (2014-Present)

Ø  Multiple workshops for industry in composite, adhesives and coating (2010-2014)

Ø  Supervision of 22 graduated M.Sc. students in Polymer Engineering

Ø  Supervision of 6 graduated Ph.D. students in Polymer Engineering



Ø Well exprienced in structure, chemical, and physical analysis such as FTIR, UV-Vis, XRD, Contact angle and Biodegradability

Ø Familiar with thermal analysis using DSC, TGA, OIT, ...

Ø Well exprienced in microscopic characterization using SEM, AFM, TEM

Ø Hands on exprience with mechanical testing, DMTA, shear and Peel strength , Pull-off adhesion

Ø Familiar with the polymer viscoelasticity concept

Ø  Hands on exprience with polymer extrusion and additive manufacturing



Ø Hands on exprience with Microsoft office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Ø Good expriences in chemistry softwares such as OriginPro, ChemDraw, MatLab



I enjoy traveling ancient sites and being active in solving environmental concerns like mountain and ocean pollution from plastic wastes. Also, I am keen about communicating with different people of different culture.


REFERENCES (references may be contacted by prior agreement)

Ø  Prof. Hossein Omidian, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA,

Ø  Prof. Ali Akbar Yousefi, Dept. of Plastic Materials, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI), Tehran, Iran.

Ø  Prof. Mohammad J. Zohuriaan-Mehr, Dept. of Adhesive and Resin, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI),Tehran, Iran. m.zohuriaan



Google scholar citations: +1600  , H-index: 15

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Additional informations are available upon request

 (Last updated: Jan. 2022)