Azam Rahimi (PhD)Professor

Address: Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
P.O.Box: 14975/112; Tehran, I.R. Iran


Ph.D, Chemistry, 1977, Michigan State University, Michigan,  USA.

BSc, Chemistry, 1972, Teacher's Training University, Tehran, Iran.

  • Iran Polymer and petrochemical Institute, Academic Staff 1993 -2018.
  • Iranian Journal of Polymer Science and Technology (ISSN: 016-3255, Persian Edition) Technical Editor 1988-1993, Editor 1993-2000 and Executive Manager 2000-2011 and Advisory Board Member.
  • Iranian Polymer Journal (ISSN: 1026-1262, English Edition) Associate Editor 1997-2000 and Editor, 2001-2011 and Editorial board member.
  • Iran Polymer Society News Letter (in Persian), Editor-in-Chief, 1998-2003.
  • University Press, Editorial Staff of Chemistry Committee, Iran, Tehran, 1988-1993.
  • Payam-e-Noor University and Azad University of Iran, Assistant Professor, 1977- 1988.

Scientific Society Member 

1.  Iran Polymer Society (Executive Committee Member).

2.  Iran Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Society (Member).

3.  Iran Engineers Society (Member).

4.  The Academy of Persian Language and Literature, Chemistry Group (Member).


Major Research Interests 
1.  Monomer and Polymer Synthesis.
2.  Nanocomposite hybrid Coatings.
3.  Corrosion-inhibiting self-protective nanocomposite coatings.
4.  Editorial Process of Scientific Publications.

Current Research   
1.  Hybrid nanocomposite coatings for various applications.
2.  Corrosion-inhibiting self-protective nanocomposite coatings.

3.  Polymeric drug delivery systems.

Honors and Awards 
1.  Best Paper Award, Iranian Journal of Polymer Science and Technology, 1990.
2.  12th Best Book of the Year Award, 1995.
3.  10 Best First Grand Competitions Award on Nanoproducts Commercial Projects, 2005.
4.  National Distinguished Professor, 2009.

5.  Pioneer in Polymer Science and Technology,ISPST2018.
List of publications 



  1. Gharakhloo M.  Sadjadi S., Rezaeetabar M., Askari F., Rahimi A. ,CyclodextrinBased Nanosponges for    Improving Solubility and Sustainable Release of Curcumin, Chemistry Select, 5,1734-1738,( 2020).
  2. Zarezadeh-Mehrizi M.,  Afshar Ebrahimi,A. , and Rahimi A., Comparison of γ and  δ-Al2O3 supported CoMo catalysts in the hydrodesulfurization of straight-run gas oil, Scientia Iranica C 26(3),1555-1565, (2019) .
  3. Zarezadeh-Mehrizi M., Afshar Ebrahimi A., Rahimi A., Preparation of extruded alumina with suitable crushing strength and good solubility ,  Scientia  Iranica  C 25(3),1434-1439,(2018).
  4. .4Ershad-Langroudi A., Abdollahi H., Rahimi A., Mechanical Properties of Sol-Gel Prepared Nanocomposite Coatings in the Presence of Titania and Alumina Derived Nanoparticles,Plastics,Rubber and Composites 46(1),25-34 , (2017).
  5. .5 Ershad-Langroudi, A., Zare, D., Rahimi, A. Effect of ceria and zirconia nanoparticles on mechanical behavior of nanocomposite hybrid coatings, Polymer Science - Series A, 59, 3, pp 425–436, (2017).   
  6. Amiri S., Rahimi A.,Anticorrosion behavior of cyclodextrins/inhibitor nanocapsule-based self-healing coatings. Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 13, 1-8, (Sep 2016).
  7. Amiri S., Rahimi A., Hybrid nanocomposite coating by sol–gel method: a review, Iranian Polymer Journal, 25, 6, 559-577 ,(June 2016).
  8. Amiri S., Rahimi A., Self-healing anticorrosion coating containing 2-mercaptobenzothiazole and 2-mercaptobenzimidazole nanocapsules, Journal of Polymer Research, 23, 4, 1-10, (Apr 2016).
  9. Amiri S., Rahimi A., Synthesis and characterization of supramolecular corrosion inhibitor nanocontainers for anticorrosion hybrid nanocomposite coatings, Journal of Polymer Research,22, 5, 1-9, (May 2015).
  10. Rahimi A., Amiri S., Anticorrosion hybrid nanocomposite coatings with encapsulated organic corrosion inhibitors, Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 12, 3, 587-593, (May 2015).
  11. Rahimi A., Amiri S., Self-healing hybrid nanocomposite coatings with encapsulated organic corrosion inhibitors, Journal of Polymer Research, 22, 1, 1-8 (Jan 2015).
  12. Amiri S., Rahimi A., Preparation of supramolecular corrosion-inhibiting nanocontainers for self-protective hybrid nanocomposite coatings, Journal of Polymer Research, 21, 10, 1-8 (Oct 2014).
  13. Ershad-Langroudi A., Rahimi A.,Effect of ceria and zirconia nanoparticles on corrosion protection and viscoelastic behavior of hybrid coatings,Iran Polym J, 23:267–276 (2014). 
  14. Jafari M., Rahimi A., Shokrolahi P., Ershad-Langroudi A., Synthesis of antistatic hybrid nanocomposite coatings using surface modified indium tinoxide (ITO) nanoparticles, J. Coat. Technol.  Res., 11 (4) 587–593, (2014).
  15. Ershad-Langroudi A., Tahmouresi-Nezhad H., Zare S., Abdollahi H, Rahimi A.,Corrosion Protection of Titania /Silica Core Shell Hybrid Nanocomposite Coating, Applied mathematics in Engineering, Management and Technology, 655-669, (2014).
  16. Abdollahi, H., Ershad-Langroudi, A., Salimi, A., Rahimi, A., Anticorrosive coatings prepared using epoxy-silica hybrid nanocomposite materials,Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 (27), pp 10858–10869 (2014).  
  17. Ranjbarzadeh-Dibazar A., Shokrollahi P., Barzin J., Rahimi A., Lubricant facilitated thermo-mechanical stretching of PTFE and morphology of the resulting membranes,Journal of Membrane Science,470,458–469, (2014).
  18. Rahimi A., Mashak A., Review on Rubbers in Medicine: Natural,Silicone and Polyurethane Rubber,Journal of Plastics, Rubber and Composite,42, 6, 223-230 (2013).
  19. Soroory H.,Mashak A., Rahimi A., Application of PDMS- based coating in drug delivery systems using PVP as channeling agent, Iranian   Polymer Journal, 22, 11,(2013). 


  1. Abdollahi H., Ershad-Langroudi A., Salimi A,, Rahimi A.,  Pournamdar E. , Photocatalytic Coating Using Titania-Silica Core/Shell Nanoparticles, Int. J. Bio-Inorg. Hybd. Nanomat., Vol. 2, No. 3, 407-422, (2013).
  2. Gharazi S., Ershad-Langroudi A., Rahimi A., The influence of silica synthesis on the morphology of hydrophilic nanocomposite coating,Scientia Iranica,18, 3, 785-789, (Jun 2011).
  3. Zare-Hossein-abadi D., Ershad-Langroudi A., Rahimi. A., Afsar S., Photo-Generated Activities of Nanocrystalline TiO 2 Thin Films, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 20, 2, 250-257 (Jun 2010).
  4. Ershad-Langroudi A., Rahimi A., Synthesis and Characterisation of Nano Silica-Based Coatings for Protection of Antique Articles, International Journal of Nanotechnology, 6, 10-11, (Jul 2009).
  5. Mashak A., Rahimi A., Silicone Polymers in Controlled Drug Delivery Systems: A Review, Iranian Polymer Journal, 18(4):279-295, (Apr 2009).
  6. Ershad-Langroudi A., Gharazi S., Rahimi A., Ghasemi D., Synthesis and morphological study on the nanocomposite hydrophilic coatings, Applied Surface Science, 255, 11, 5746-5754, (Mar 2009).
  7. Honarkar H., Rahimi A., Applications of Inorganic Polymeric Materials, III: Polyphosphazenes, Monatshefte fuer Chemie/Chemical Monthly, 138, 4, 363-379, (Oct 2007).
  8. Salimi H., Rahimi A., Pourjavadi A., Applications of Polymeric Reagents in Organic Synthesis, Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly, 138, 4, 363–379, (April 2007).
  9. Rahimi A., ErshadLangroudi A., Gharazi S., Ghasemi D., Synthesis and characterization of hydrophilic nanocomposite coating on glass substrate, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 102(6):5322 - 5329, (Dec 2006).
  10. Jamshidi H., Rahimi A., Applications of Inorganic Polymeric Materials II: Polysilanes, Phosphorus Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements, 181, 11, 2565-2576,(Nov 2006).
  11. Baharvand H., Rahimi A., Dispersion pathway on increasing toughness of epoxy resins, Iranian Polymer Journal, 15, 2, 163-168 (Feb 2006).
  12. Zandi-zand R., Ershad-Langroudi A., Rahimi A., Silica based organic–inorganic hybrid nanocomposite coatings for corrosion protection, Progress in Organic Coatings, (Aug 2005).
  13. Saadati P., Baharvand H., Rahimi A., Morshedian J., Effect of Modified Liquid Rubber on Increasing Toughness of Epoxy Resins, Iranian Polymer Journal, 14, 7, 637-646, (Jul 2005).
  14. Zandi-zand R., Ershad-Langroudi A., Rahimi A., Organic–inorganic hybrid coatings for corrosion protection of 1050 aluminum alloy, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 351, 14-15, 1307-1311, (May 2005).
  15. Zandi-zand R., Ershad-Langroudi A., Rahimi A., Synthesis and characterization of nanocomposite hybrid coatings based on 3-glycidoxypropyl-trimethoxysilane and bisphenol A, Iranian Polymer Journal, 14(4):371-377, (Apr 2005).
  16. Farhadyar N., Rahimi A., A. Ershad-Langroudi, Preparation and Characterization of Aromatic Amine Cured Epoxy-Silica Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Coating via In Situ Sol-gel Process,Iranian Polymer Journal, 14, 2 (56), 155-162, (Feb 2005).
  17. Rahimi A., Inorganic and organometallic polymers: A review, Iranian Polymer Journal, 13(2):149-164, (Mar 2004).
  18. Rahimi A., Shokrolahi P.,Application of inorganic polymeric materials: I. Polysiloxanes, International Journal of Inorganic Materials, 3, 7, 843-847, (Nov 2001).
  19. Rahimi A., Farhangzadeh S., Kinetics Study of Bisphenol A Synthesis by Condensation Reaction, Iranian Polymer Journal, 10, 1, 29-32, (Jan 2001).
  20. Rahimi A., Farhangzadeh S., Ziaee F., The Effect of Temperature, Concentration of Catalyst and Reactants on Yield of BPA Synthesized from Industrial Starting Materials, Iranian Polymer Journal, 8(1), (Jan 1999).
  21. Rahimi A., Aiazi A., Barikani M., Polysiloxanes: Synthesis and purification of silicon obtained from Iran's domestic micronized sand, Iranian Polymer Journal, 7(2):113-119, (Apr 1998).
  22. Rahimi A., Popov A., Silver-109 NMR studies of some silver complexes in Nonaqueous, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 36, 3, 351-358, (Dec1979).
  23. Melson G., Olszanski D., RahimiA., Coordination chemistry of scandium. VIII[1] detection of complex formation in solution by 45Sc NMR spectroscopy, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular Spectroscopy, 33, Issues 3–4, 301-309, (1977).
  24. Rahimi A., Popov A., Silver-109 NMR studies of Ag(I) salts in solutions, Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry Letters, 12, 9, 703-707, (1976).



             In addition, 59 papers published in Iranian scientific journals.



    1. Rahimi Azam, Vosogh Zahra, “Characterization of Organic Compounds”, Azad University of Iran, 1980.
    2. Basolo Fred, Johnson Ronald C., “Coordination Chemistry”, W.A. Benjamin, Inc., 1964, Translated by Rahimi Azam, Published by Iran University Press, 1984, and 1994.
    3. Rahimi Azam, “Periodic Properties of the Elements and Chemical Bonds”, Jahad University Press, 1985.
    4. Rahimi Azam, “General Chemistry II”, Payam Noor University Press, 1998.
    5. Rahimi Azam, “Analytical Chemistry I”, Payam Noor University press, 1999.
    6. Rahimi Azam, “Inorganic Chemistry I”, Payam Noor University Press, 1993.
    7. Huheey Jams E., “Inorganic Chemistry, Principles of Structure and Reactivity”, Third Edition,Harper and Row, 1983 (Translated in 3 volumes) : Vol 1 translated by Rashedi Mehdi, Mohager Daryosh and Rahimi  Azam and Vol. 3 by Rahimi Azam and Abedini Mansour,  Iran University press,1994.
    8. Bandtock J., Hanson P., "Success in Chemistry”, 2nd edition 1993, translated by Rahimi Azam, published by Nashr Markaz press, 1996.
    9. Mcduell Bob, “A Level Chemistry”, London, 1994, Translated by Rahimi Azam and Melardy M., Nashr Markaz press, 1998.
    10. Rahimi Azam, "Introduction to Polymers and their Applications", Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, 2005.
    11. Rahimi Azam, “Silicones”, Iran Polymer Society, 2005.
    12. Ershad-Langroudi Amir, Rahimi Azam, Introduction to Polymeric Hybrid Coatings, In Press, Institute for Color Science and Technology,2010.
    13. Mashak A., Rahimi A.,Polymeric Drug Delivery System,Iran Polymer Society,2012.


             In addition, 3 vocabolary books in collaboration with chemistry group   , published in The Academy of

             Persian Language and Literature.