Fahimeh Askari





Fahimeh Askari (Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.)
A member of academic staff
Iran Polymer& Petrochemical Institute, PO Box 14965/115, Tehran, Iran


 Personal Details:
Name: Fahimeh
Surname: Askari
Place of Birth: Lahijan
Date of Birth: August 25, 1959
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: Iranian 
-Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering (2013), Iran Polymer & Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran
Research thesis: Synthesis and characterization of siloxane-based polyurethane nanocomposite: Effect of amine chain extenders and carbon nanotubes on properties
-M.Sc. in Polymer Engineering (1999), Islamic Azad University & Iran Polymer Institute Tehran, Iran
 Research thesis: Synthesis and Characterization of hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide as Flocculants
-B.Sc. in Polymer Engineering (1986), Amir Kabir University of Technology
(Tehran Polytechnic) Tehran, Iran
Research thesis: synthesis of water soluble alkyd resins
Work Experince
-From 2005 to Present, Full-time member of Academic staff in Iran Polymer Institute, Tehran, Iran.
-From 1989 to 2005, Full-time member of Technical staff in Iran Polymer Institute, Tehran, Iran.
Research interestes
-Polymer Characterization, Spectroscopy Techniques (FT-IR, UV-Vis, RAMAN),     Elemental Analysis (CHNOS)
-Superabsorbent Polymers
-Identification of polymer materials
-Flocculants Materials
-Composite materials
-Investigation of Migration Behavior in Food Packaging
-Polyurethane rigid foams
-Design and Manufacturing of an Emergency Shelter prototype for Humanitarian assistance in an unexpected disaster
-Thermoplastic elastomer polyurethane
-Carbon nanotube nanocomposite
Training Course:
HEJ – Comstats Work Shop on Spectroscopic Techniques in Structural Organic Chemistry, Feb. 14-20, 2000, Karachi
Bruker Optik Training Courses on FT_IR, Ettlingen, Germany, Octobr21-25, 2002
Elementar – Traning Vario EL on CHNOS, Hunna, Germany, 11-13 Octobr 2004



A.   Journals


1. Synthesis and Characterization of Acrylic –Based Superabsorbents, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol.50, 1851-1855, 1993.
2. Modifying Acrylic-Based  Superabsorbents.1 Modification of Crosslinker and Comonomer Nature, Journal of Applied Polymer ScienceVol.54, 241-249,  1994.
3. Modifying Acrylic-Based  Superabsorbents.2 Modification of Process Nature,
Journal  of Applied Polymer Science, Vol.54, 251-256, 1994.
4. Swelling and Crosslink Density Measurements for Hydrogels Journal of Polymer Science and Technology, Vol.3, No.2, 1994.
5. Synthesis and Characterization of Bisphenol A-glycidyl Methacrylate Monomer and Study of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Its Dental Composite, Iranian journal  of  Polymer Science and Technology , Vol.15, No.5, 2003.
6. Effect of Fire Retardants in Improvement of Combustion Behavior and Thermal composition of Polyurethane Foams: A Review
Iranian Journal of Polymer Science and Technology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 3-31, 2010.
7. A Comparison of the Effect of Different Flame Retardants on the  Compressive Strength and Fire Behaviour of Rigid Polyurethane Foams, Cellular Polymers, Vol. 29, No. 6, 343-357, 2011.
8. Siloxane-based segmented poly (urethane-urea) elastomer: synthesis and characterization,Journal Applid  Polymer  Science, Vol. 130 , No. 3, 1734-1751, 2013.
9. Study on thermal stability of synthesized polyurethane-urea based on polysiloxane and polycaprolactone diols, Korean Journal Chemical Engineering, Vol. 30, No.11, 2093-2099. 2013. 
10.  Improvement in physical and mechanical properties of IIR/CR rubber blend organoclay nanocomposites, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, Vol. 87, No. 1, 10–20 (2014)

B.   Seminar and Conference

1. Synthesis, Characterization and Modification of SuperAbsorbent Polymer, 3rd Seminar Polymer Science and Technology,Shiraz, 2-4 May, 1994  
2. Application of polyacrylamide in refining of Industrial Waste Water, 3rd.Conferance Enviromental Pollutants, Guilan University, Rasht, I.R.IRAN,  2nd.December 1999
 3. Study of Melamine –formaldehyde Resin Synthesis and Curing by Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy FT_IR. 6thIranian seminar on Polymer Science and   Technology, 12-15 May 2003, Tehran, Iran
4. Investigation of Antioxidant Migration from Polyethylene Packaging into Foodstuff Simulants by OIT Method. 6thIranian seminar on Polymer Science and   Technology, 12-15 May 2003, Tehran, Iran
5. A Comparison between Migration Behaviors of Irganox 1010, 1076 into Foodstuffs.
6thIranian seminar on Polymer Science and Technology, 12-15 May 2003, Tehran, Iran.
6. Study of Phenolic   Antioxidant Migration from Polyethylene into Foodstuff Simulants using OIT 40thInternational Symposium on Macromolecules, July 4-9, 2004.
7.  Effect of nanofiller on siloxane based segmented polyurethane nanocomposites, ISPST2012, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 21-25 October 2012.
8. Effect of Chain Extenders on Thermal Stability of Siloxane based Segmented Polyurethane, ISPST2012, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 21-25 October 2012.
9. Siloxane based Polyurethane/ Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites: Thermal Properties,NCNC`2014 , Islamic Azad University, Gilan,Iran, 3-4 December 2014
C. Patent
1.” Preparation of non-ionic flocculent based on acrylamide” Mehdi Barikani, Fahimeh Askari, Iranian patent, 34927 (2006)
2. “Preparation of acrylamide - potassium acrylate copolymer as coagulant in aqueous system” Mehdi Barikani, Fahimeh Askari, Iranian patent, 34928 (2006)
D: book

1. Polyacrylamide , Iran polymer society press, Tehran, Iran, 2007