Dr. Eng. Farid Afshar is a Senior Fracture Mechanics and Corrosion Engineer at Element with expertise, particularly in fracture mechanics and engineering critical assessment for the energy industry.
Dr. Eng. Farid Afshar (CEng) is a Senior Fracture Mechanics and Corrosion Engineer at Element. For more than a decade, he has showcased his technical leadership, particularly in fracture mechanics and engineering critical assessment within mainland Europe.
Farid is the technical lead of fracture mechanics and engineering assessment, working within the energy industry with expertise in fracture mechanics, corrosion and electrochemistry, materials science and engineering, and a thorough knowledge of engineering practices, codes, standards, and specifications with particular emphasis on welded material.
Among other responsibilities Farid is the technical lead of the development and implementation of the company’s strategy for hydrogen-related initiatives across Element developing testing and characterization of materials in gaseous hydrogen, contributing to building effective relationships with key players in the market, research institutes, and energy organizations as well as identification of the development opportunities and delivery of projects.
After graduating in 2004 with a BSc in Safety and Technical Inspection Engineering from Petroleum University of Technology in Iran, Farid started his career as a Corrosion and Inspection Engineer at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).
Farid later joined Shell as a Materials Engineer and progressed to the Materials innovation institute M2i where he worked for four years as a Researcher developing cost-effective, corrosion-resistant aluminum brazing sheet material. Parallel to his work he achieved a Doctor of Philosophy (“cum laude”) from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
After completing his Ph.D. program in 2013, Farid has been working in the industry as a Fracture Mechanics and corrosion Engineer for Element in Breda, Netherlands.
Professional qualifications and memberships
- Bachelor's degree in "Safety and Technical Inspection Engineering"
- Master's degree and a Ph.D. with distinction, “Cum Laude”, in Materials Science and Engineering
- Professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3)
- Registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) by the Engineering Council of the UK
- F. Norouzi Afshar, E. Szala, A. Wittebrood, R. Mulder, J.M.C. Mol, H. Terryn, J.H.W. de Wit, Influence of material related parameters in sea water acidified accelerated test, reliability analysis and electrochemical evaluation of the test for aluminum brazing sheet, Corrosion Science. 53 (2011) 3923–3933. (In collaboration with TATA Steal - ijmuiden/ Netherland and Aleris Europe/Germany)
- F. Norouzi Afshar, J.H.W. de Wit, H. Terryn, J.M.C. Mol, The effect of brazing process on microstructure evolution and corrosion performance of a modified A4XXX/AA3XXX brazing sheet, Corrosion Science. 58 (2012) 242-250. (In collaboration with Aleris Europe/Germany)
- F. Norouzi Afshar, R. Ambat, C. Kwakernaak, J.H.W. de Wit, J.M.C. Mol, H. Terryn, Electrochemical depth profiling of multilayer metallic structures: an aluminium brazing sheet, Electrochimica Acta 77 (2012), 285-293. (In collaboration with Denmark Technical University (DTU), Denmark)
- F. Norouzi Afshar, J.H.W. de Wit, H. Terryn, J.M.C. Mol, Scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy as a means of predicting the electrochemical characteristics of the surface of a modified AA4xxx/AA3xxx brazing sheet, Electrochimica Acta 88 (2013) 330-339.
- F. Norouzi Afshar, J.H.W. de Wit, H. Terryn, J.M.C. Mol, A combined electron probe micro analysis and scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy of a modified A4xxx/AA3xxx aluminium brazing sheet, Electrochimica Acta 104 (2013) 48-63. (In collaboration with CSIRO, Australia)
- F. Norouzi Afshar, F.D. Tichelaar; A.M. Glenn; P. Taheri; M. Sababi; H. Terryn, J.M.C. Mol, Improved Corrosion Resistance of Aluminum Brazing Sheet by a Post-Brazing Heat Treatment: CORROSION (2017) 73 (4): 379–393.