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Mitra Akhtari

Mitra Akhtari


Office: ENG I, Room 352

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 pm.

Mitra Akhtari Zavareh received her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 2015. She has more than 10 years of research and teaching experience in mechanical, material and aerospace engineering. Prior to joining UCF, she was a visiting assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She also has more than three years of experience as a postdoctoral fellow at different universities. Due to her extensive research experience, she has led multiple research projects and has worked on diverse material characterizations, surface coatings and corrosion.

In addition to a patent, she has published a book, several book chapters and several research papers in well-indexed journals.

She has experience in writing research proposals and grants as well as presenting academic papers at various scientific conferences. As her scientific contribution, she is also involved as a reviewer of many reputable engineering journals. 

  • Advanced materials
  • Surface engineering
  • Thermal spray coating
  • Thin films coating
  • Manufacturing processing
  • Corrosion
  • Tribology simulation