Curriculum Vitae
H. Honarkar Safahani (MSc and BSc)
 



Personal Information:
Name: Hengameh
Surname: Honarkar Safahani
Place of Birth: Tehran
Marital Status: Married (Two Children)
Nationality: Iranian
Office Address: Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI), Faculty of Science, Department of Polyurethanes, Fibers and Nanopolymers
Phone: (+98 21)44580000-19
P.O. BOX: 14965/115, Postal Code: 1497713115, Tehran, I.R. Iran
E-mail: h.honarkar@ippi.ac.ir and h_honarkar@yahoo.com.au
 
Education:
PhD Student in Polymer Science and Technology (Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI) and:
MSc in Polymer Engineering: Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, 1997-2000, Tehran, Iran.
BSc in Polymer Engineering: Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), 1989-1994, Tehran, Iran.
Diploma in Physics-Mathematics: Alavi Eslami High School, 1988, Tehran, Iran.
 
Employment:
Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute: Member of Academic Staff of Polyurethanes, Fibers and Nanopolymers Department (from August 2006) – Present.
Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute: Member of Academic Staff (from 2003) and Editor of Iranian Journal of Polymer Science & Technology, (Persian), ISSN: 1016-3255 (from August 2004- Issue No.84, October-November 2006).
Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute: Technical Editor of Iranian Journal of Polymer Science & Technology (Persian), ISSN: 1016-3255 (2001- July 2004).
Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute: Member of Technical Staff in Faculty of Polymer Engineering (Department of Process Modeling and Control) and Faculty of Polymer Processing (Department of Plastics Processing and Engineering) (1995-2001).
 
Research Experiences:
1- Cold Plasma Polymerization (Non-equilibrium), (BSc Thesis),
2- Emulsion Copolymerization of Styrene/Butyl Acrylate,
3- Collaboration in Pilot Plant Design of SAN (Styrene-Acrylonitrile),
4- Collaboration in Pilot Plant Design of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene),
5- Preparation of PVC/ABS/NBR Blend and Investigation of Its Physical and Mechanical Properties, Thermal Behavior and Morphology, (MSc Thesis),
6- Biodegradable Polyethylene based on starch,
7- Study of the Effect of UV, Fungi, & Micro-organisms on Biodegradable Starch Based Polyethylene,
8- Synthesis and Characterization of Caprolactone/Chitosan Based Polyurethanes,
9- Photo-oxidative Degradation of Low Density Polyethylene,
10- Synthesis and Characterization of Water Borne Polyurethane Nano composites,
11- Know-how Achievement of Epoxy/glass and Phenolic/glass Prepregs (Current),
12- Synthesis and Properties of Polyurethane Nanocomposites Filled with Different Types of Nanoclay (Current).
 
Research Interests:        
1- Biodegradable Polymers,
2- Polyurethanes (Elastomers, Foams, Adhesives),
3- Blending and Compounding of Polymers for Synthesis of New Polymers,
4- Synthesis of Thermally Stable and Conductive Polymers,
5- Modification of Polyurethanes for Biomedical Applications,
6- Nanocomposites,
7– Recycling,
8- Green Polymers,
9- High Performance Polymers,
10- Polymers in Drug Delivery Systems.
 
Publications:
1– Journal Papers:
1- Honarkar H. and Mehrabzadeh M., Production of PVC/ABS/NBR Blend and the Study of Its Physical and Mechanical Properties, Thermal Behavior and Its Morphology, Iran. J. Polym. Sci. Technol., 14, 3, 149-157, 2001.
2- Honarkar H. and Mehrabzadeh M., Production of PVC/ABS Blend and the Study of Its Physical and Mechanical Properties, Thermal Behavior and Its Morphology, Amirkabir, 15, 60- 3, 155-163, 2004.
3- Honarkar H., Barikani M. and Morshedian J., Preparation and Study of Degradable Polyethylene Based on Starch, Iran.  J. Polym. Sci. Technol., 18, 2, 107-114, 2005.
4- Honarkar H. and Rahimi A., Applications of Inorganic Polymeric Materials, III: Polyphosphazenes, Monatsh.  Chem., 138, 923-933, 2007.
5- Barikani M., Honarkar H., and Barikani Ma., Synthesis and Characterization of Polyurethane Elastomers Based on Chitosan and Poly (?- caprolactone), J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 112, 3157-3165, 2009.
6- Mahmood Zia K., Barikani M., Mukhtar Khalid A., Honarkar H., and  Ul- Hag E., Surface Characteristics of UV-irradiated Chitin-based Polyurethane Elastomers, Carbohydr. Polym., 77, 621-627, 2009.
7- Eltayeb E., Barikani M., Mahdavian A. R., and Honarkar H., The Effect of Cobalt Naphthenate and 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone on Photo-oxidative Degradation of LDPE, Iran. Polym. J., 18, 9, 753-760, 2009.
8- Honarkar H., and Barikani M., Applications of Biopolymers I: Chitosan, Monatsh. Chem., 140, 1403-1420, 2009.
9- Barikani M., Honarkar H., and Barikani Me., Synthesis and Characterization of Chitosan-based Polyurethane Elastomer Dispersions, Monatsh. Chem., 141, 653-659, 2010.
10- Eltayeb E., Barikani M., Mahdavian A. R., and Honarkar H., An Investigation into UV-photo-oxidative Degradation of LDPE by Using Cobalt Naphthenate as Photosensitizer, Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., 49, 7, 718-724, 2010.
 
Conference Papers:
1- Barikani M., and Honarkar H., Synthesis and Characterization of Polyurethanes Based on Chitosan and Poly (?-caprolactone), International Seminar on Polymer Science & Technology, (ISPST 2007), 23-25 October, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2007.
2- Barikani M., and Honarkar H., Synthesis and Characterization of Water-borne Polyurethane Blended with Chitosan, The 5th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, (ICHEC 2008), 2-5 January, Kish Island, Iran, 2008.
3- Honarkar H., and Barikani M., Preparation and Characterization of Chitosan Based Polyurethanes, 15th Iranian Seminar of Organic Chemistry, 27-29 August, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, 2008.
4- Honarkar H., and Barikani M., Preparation and Properties of Water Dispersed Chitosan Based Polyurethanes, 16th Iranian Conference of Organic Chemistry, 18-20 August, Zanjan University, Zanjan, Iran, 2009.
5- Honarkar H., Barikani M., and Morshedian J., Preparation and Characterization of Degradable Starch/polyethylene Films, 16th Iranian Conference of Organic Chemistry, 18-20 August, Zanjan University, Zanjan, Iran, 2009.
6- Mehrabzadeh M., and Honarkar H., Preparation of PVC/ABS/NBR Blends and Evaluation of their Properties, 9th International Seminar on Polymer Science and Technology, (ISPST 2009), 17-21 October, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute,  Tehran, Iran, 2009.
7- Eltayeb E., Barikani M., Mahdavian A. R., and Honarkar H., Effect of Cobalt Naphthenate Photosensitizer on UV-Photooxidative Degradation of LDPE, 9th International Seminar on Polymer Science and Technology, (ISPST 2009), 17-21 October, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute,  Tehran, Iran, 2009. 
8- Eltayeb E., Honarkar H., Barikani M., and Mahdavian A. R., Photo-oxidative Degradation of LDPE in the Presence of Cobalt Naphthenate and 2-Benzoylbenzoic Acid, The 6th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, (ICHEC 2009), 16-20 November, Kish Island, Iran, 2009.
9- Honarkar H., and Barikani M., Synthesis and Characterization of Waterborne Polyurethane/clay Nanocomposites, 17th Iranian Seminar on Organic Chemistry, 13-15 October,  Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran, 2010.
10- Barikani M., Rahnama M. R., Barmar M., and Honarkar H., Synthesis and Characterization of Polyurethane Clay-nanocomposite by Solution Method, 17th Iranian Seminar on Organic Chemistry, 13-15 October, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran, 2010.
11- Jarahha A., Barikani M., Barmar M., and Honarkar H., Influence of Nanoclay on Biodegradibility of Polyurethane Bio-nanocomposite Based on Chitin, 17th Iranian Seminar on Organic Chemistry, 13-15 October, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran, 2010.
 
Patents:
1- Barikani M. and Honarkar H., Preparation of Modified Polyurethane with Chitosan, Iranian Patent Office, 46451, March 2008.
2- Barikani M., Honarkar H., and Barikani Ma., New Method for Improving Solubility of Chitosan in Organic Solvents, Iranian Patent Office, 46452, March 2008.
 
Other Professional Activities:
1-      Reviewer for Iranian Polymer Journal (English), Published by Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI), ISSN: 1026-1265,
2-      Reviewer for Iranian Journal of Polymer Science & Technology (Persian), Published by Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI), ISSN: 1016-3255,
3-      Reviewer for 9th International Seminar on Polymer Science and Technology, (ISPST 2009), Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI),
4-   Lecturer for the fourth and the fifth Special Course of Chemistry and Technology of Polyurethanes, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI), Department of Polyurethanes, Fibers and Nanopolymers, 2008 and 2009,
5- Member of Iran Polymer Society (IPS) from 2001-Present.
6- Member of Iran Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Society from 2009- Present.
 
References:
1– Professor Mehdi Barikani, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Faculty of Science, Department of Polyurethanes, Fibers and Nanopolymers, Tehran, Iran, E–mail: m.barikani@ippi.ac.ir
2– Professor Mahmood Mehrabzadeh, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Faculty of Processing, Department of Plastics, Tehran, Iran, E–mail: m.mehrabzadeh@ippi.ac.ir
3- Professor Jalil Morshedian, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Faculty of Processing, Department of Plastics, Tehran, Iran, E–mail: j.morshedian@ippi.ac.ir
 
Last updated: 1 August 2011