Ahmad Ostovari Moghaddam



Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "South Ural State University (National Research University)"

English proficiency


The program of study for which the graduate student will be accepted

Materials technologies

The code of the field of study for which the graduate student will be accepted


List of research projects of a potential supervisor (participation/leadership)

РНФ 21-73-00086, New high-entropy intermetallic compounds as the basis of next-generation materials (Head).

РНФ 20-19-00304, Development of scientific bases for obtaining coatings from high-entropy materials by methods of additive technologies and study of their structure, as well as operational characteristics (Performer).

РФФИ 20-43-740018, Study of physico-chemical features of high-temperature oxidation of high-entropy alloys based on transition metals.

List of possible research topics

  • High-entropy materials as heterogeneous catalysts for oxidation processes

  • Developing high entropy ceramics (HECs) for ultrahigh temperature applications

  • Electrochemical properties of high entropy intermetallic compounds as electrode in different media





Research supervisor:

Ahmad Ostovari Moghaddam



Supervisor’s research interests:

Additive manufacturing of high entropy alloys (HEAs).

Synthesize and characterization of high entropy materials nanoparticles (HEM-NPs).

Energy related materials (thermoelectrics, electro-catalysts).

Refractory HEAs and high entropy ceramics for ultrahigh temperature applications.

Research highlights:

  • Training and developing an experimental setup for synthesis of HEM-NPs

  • Possible collaboration and visiting the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC)

Supervisor’s specific requirements:

  • Sufficient English writing and speaking abilities

  • Basic knowledge of materials and synthesis processes

  • Familiar with SEM, XRD and related analyzing software (High-score Xpert, Match, FullProf, etc))

Supervisor’s main publications: 28 publications in journals indexed by Scopus over the past 5 years

  • A. Ostovari Moghaddam, E.A. Trofimov, Toward expanding the realm of high entropy materials to platinum group metals: A review, J Alloys Compd. 851 (2021) 156838.

  • A. Ostovari Moghaddam, N.A. Shaburova, M.N. Samodurova, A. Abdollahzadeh, E.A. Trofimov, Additive manufacturing of high entropy alloys; a practical review, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 77 (2021) 131-162.

  • D. Yang,Z. Liang,C. Zhang,J. J. Biendicho, M. Botifoll, M. Spadaro,Q. Chen, M. Li, A. Ramon, A. Ostovari Moghaddam, et al., NbSe2 Meets C2N: A 2D‐2D Heterostructure Catalysts as Multifunctional Polysulfide Mediator in Ultra‐Long‐Life Lithium–Sulfur Batteries, Advanced Energy Materials, 2021

  • Ostovari Moghaddam A, Shaburova NA, Sudarikov MV, Veselkov SN, Samoilova OV, Trofimov EA. High temperature oxidation resistance of Al0. 25CoCrFeNiMn and Al0· 45CoCrFeNiSi0. 45 high entropy alloys, Vacuum, 192 (2021) 110412.

  • Yu Zhang, Congcong Xing, Yu Liu, Maria Chiara Spadaro, Xiang Wang, Mengyao Li, Ke Xiao, Ting Zhang, Pablo Guardia, Khak Ho Lim, Ahmad Ostovari Moghaddam, Jordi Llorca, Jordi Arbiol, Maria Ibáñez, Andreu Cabot, Doping-mediated stabilization of copper vacancies to promote thermoelectric properties of Cu2−xS, Nano Energy, 85 (2021) 105991.


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