Dr. Ray Taheri, P. Eng.

Senior Instructor, School of Engineering

Educational Background

Aug. 2002

Ph.D. In Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Thesis Title: Evaluation of Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus (EN) Coatings

Feb. 1990

B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering
Isfahan (Ariyamehr) University of Technology
Isfahan, Iran

Teaching Awards:

  • Pioneer’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Engineering, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2009
  • Honor Role Awards, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2011-2014
  • Teacher of Year Award, School of Engineering, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2011 and 2014
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching and Innovation, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2015
  • Prestigious Golden Apple Award, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2016
  • “I am Accessible” Award, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2016

 General Background

Dr. Taheri received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Saskatchewan 2002.  From 2003 to 2006 Dr. Taheri worked for industry and carried out research through capacity of a Post Doctoral Fellow, PDF, with IPSCO, Canada.  He is currently a Senior Instructor in the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Courses Taught
  • Coating and Protection (Grad)
  • Corrosion Engineering (4th Year)
  • Capstone Design (4th Year)
  • Materials Selection (4th Year)
  • Automated Manufacturing  (4th Year)
  • Materials Selection (4th Year)
  •  Materials Science  (3rd year)
  • Engineering Materials (3nd year)
  • Physical Metallurgy (3rd Year)
  • Introduction to Materials Science  (2rd year)
  • Statics (1st Year)
  • Dynamics (1st Year)
  • Linear Algebra (1st Year)
  • Engineering Fundamentals (1st Year)
  • Engineering Drawing and CAD/CAM (1st Year)
  • Engineering Design I (1st Year)

Research Background

  • Evaluation of microstructure, physical, mechanical and electrochemical properties of Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus (EN) coatings.
    This research involved the implementation of various analytical techniques including Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction compound analysis, Energy Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS), X-ray diffraction pattern, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Fractography etc. in order to conduct a comprehensive investigation on various properties of EN coatings.
  • Materials Selection in Potash Brine Environment
    The application and performance of various materials including stainless steels, ceramics, coatings, titanium and high nickel and chromium alloys subjected to severe corrosion and wear in potash brine environment were investigated. Various experiments including reciprocating corrosion and wear, slurry, and weight loss were conducted as a part of this study. 
  • Properties of Carbon Nano-tubes
    Microstructure study of single and multi-wall carbon nano-tubes using TEM.
  • Fatigue properties of large diameter pipes subjected to girth welding
    Fatigue properties of girth weld pipes were studied by means of Crack Tip Opening Displacement, CTOD. The microstructural changes in Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) were studied using various experimental techniques including SEM, TEM, nano-hardness and fractography.

Publications

Journal Publications

  • H. Mohammadi, A.H. Doulabi, R. Taheri, G. Fradat, Design and Manufacturing of a Novel Polyvinyl Alcohol – Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposite Polymeric Aortic Heart Valve Prosthesis, Journal of Biomechanics, May 2014.
  • R. Taheri, I. N. A. Oguocha, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Microstructure Characterization of Electroless Nip Alloys”, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Vol 44, No. 1 pp 13-22, August 2004.
  • R. Taheri, I.N.A. Oguocha and S. Yannacopoulos, “Effect of Coating Parameters and Heat Treatment on the Adhesive Properties of Electroless Ni-P Coatings”, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Vol 43, No. 3 pp 363-370, 2004.
  • R. Taheri, I.N.A. Oguocha, and S. Yannacopoulos, “The Tribological Behavior of Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus Coatings”, Wear Journal, Vol. 249, 389-296, 2001.
  • R. Taheri, I.N.A. Oguocha, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Effect of Heat treatment on the Age Hardening Behavior of Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus Coatings”, Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 17, 278-284, March 2001.

 

Conference Presentations, and Industry Reports

  • R. Taheri, “Final Prophecy, A provocative perspective on changes in our social paradigm during last few decades”, International Teaching and Research Conference, Alma Mater University, Sibiu, Romania, May 22-25, 2008.
  • 33rd American Romanian Academic Art and Science Congress, June 2-7, 2009, Alma Mater University, Sibiu, Romania, “Mind over Matter” A comprehensive study on human mind and how our brain differentiates between reality and virtuality. 
  • Annual International Scientific Conference of Pedagogic staff and Scientific Researchers, May 22-24, 2008, Alma Mater University, Sibiu, Romania “Final Prophecy”.  An overall view on changes in our moral paradigm and the devastating effects facing us.
  • R. Taheri, and S. Yannacopoulos, Investigating Fatigue Properties of Welded Pipes Using Crack Tip Opening Displacement, CTOD, Submitted to IPSCO, Regina. July, 2007.
  • R. Taheri, “A comprehensive view on Global Warming and its effects on the interdependency of globe”. Third International Knowledge Management, Land Force Academy, Sibiu, Romania, June 11-14, 2007.
  • R. Taheri, “Global warming and its signs”, Second International Knowledge Management, Land Force Academy, Sibiu, Romania, Nov., 24-27, 2006.
  • R. Taheri, Y. Huang, I. N. A. Oguocha, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Corrosion and Wear Evaluation of None Metallic Materials in Potash Brine”, Saskatoon, International NACE Conference Feb. 2005.
  • R. Taheri, Y. Huang, I. N. A. Oguocha, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Corrosion and wear behavior of Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus Coatings in Saturated Potash Brine”, Saskatoon, International NACE Conference Feb. 2005.
  • R. Taheri, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Effect of EN Coatings on Fatigue Behavior of Low Carbon Steel Substrate”, First annual mechanical engineering Paper Competition, Queen’s University, Kingston, May, 2002.
  • R. Taheri, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Adhesion Properties of Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus (EN) Coatings” COM 2002, Montreal, June 2002.
  • R. Taheri, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Fatigue Behavior of Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus (EN) Coatings”, 14th Materials Science conference, U of M, Winnipeg, July 2002.
  • R. Taheri, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Corrosion and Wear Behavior of EN Coatings in Potash Brine Environment”, Mc Master University, Hamilton, May 2002.
  • R. Taheri, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Corrosion and Wear Behavior of EN Coatings in Potash Brine Environment”, CIM 2001, Toronto, August 2001.
  • R. Taheri, I.N.A. Oguocha, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Adhesive Properties of Electroless Nickel-Phosporus Coatings”, 13th Canadian Materials Science Conference, June 2001.
  • R. Taheri, I.N.A. Oguocha, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Effect of Heat treatment on the Age Hardening Behavior of EN Coatings”, 2000 NACE Conference, Feb 2000.
  • R. Taheri, I.N.A. Oguocha, and S. Yannacopoulos, “The Tribology Behavior of EN Coatings”, 2000 NACE Conference, Feb 2000.
  • I.N.A. Oguocha, Taheri, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Materials Selection for applications in Potash Brine Environment”, 2000 NACE Conference, Feb 2000.
  • S. Yannacopoulos, I.N.A. Oguocha, and R. Taheri, “Materials Evaluation for Potash Brine Environments”, Feb. 1999, Submitted to PSC and NSERC.
  • S. Yannacopoulos, R. Taheri, and I.N.A. Oguocha, “Electroless Nickel-phosphorus Coating”, March 1999, Submitted to PSC and SERC.
  • S. Yannacopoulos, R. Taheri, and I.N.A. Oguocha, “Design and construction of an automated prototype Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus Coating Bath”, June 1999, Submitted to PSC and NSERC.
  • S. Yannacopoulos, R. Taheri, and I.N.A. Oguocha, “Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus Coating Evaluation”, June 1999, Submitted to PSC and NSERC.
  • S. Yannacopoulos, R. Taheri, and I.N.A. Oguocha, “Matreials Selection for Potash Brine Environments”, July 1999, Submitted to PSC and NSERC.
  • S. Yannacopoulos, R. Taheri, and I.N.A. Oguocha, “Applications of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) in Corrsion evaluation”, July 1999, Submitted to PSC and NSERC.
  • R. Taheri, I.N.A. Oguocha, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Study of the Surface Roughness Characteristics of EN Coatings”, 11th Canadian Materials Science Conference, June 1999.
  • R. Taheri, I.N.A. Oguocha, and S. Yannacopoulos, “Design and Construction of an Automated Electroless Ni-P Coating Bath”, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Petroleum Conference, Sept. 1998.
Continuing Education / Training
  • APEGBC Professional Practice Guidelines: Human Rights and Diversity, April 18, 2017
  • Teaching Technology Round Table Discussion, Nov. 2016
  • Teaching Evaluation Workshop. Jan. 2017
  • First year classes group discussion, Oct. 2016
  • Promotion and Tenure Workshop, April, 2016
  • Advanced Connect workshop, March, 2016
  • APEGBC Mentoring Event, Jan. 11, 2016, Kelowna, BC
  • APEGBC OQM Training Session, Nov. 17, 2015, Kelowna, BC
  • APEGBC Professional Open House Meeting, Oct. 14, 2015, UBCO Kelowna
  • Teaching Assessment/Evaluation workshop, Aug, 2015, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Ipeer Survey Workshop, Aug. 2015, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Flexible Teaching Workshop, Aug, 2015, UBCO, Kelowna
  • 11th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, May 2014, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Midpoint Course Evaluation, Workshop, Aug. 2014, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Student Assessment, Workshop, Aug. 2014, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Connect and behind, Workshop, Aug. 2014, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching First Year Students, Workshop, Aug. 2014, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference, May 2014, Canmore, Alberta
  • Flexible Teaching Workshop, May 2014, Canmore, Alberta
  • 10th Annual Learning Conference, May 2011, Kelowna
  • Student Assessment/Evaluation workshop, Aug, 2013, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Midpoint Assessment Workshop, Aug. 2013, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Assistant in Blackboard workshop, Aug 2013, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Blackboard integration workshop, Aug 2013, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Grade Center in Blackboard workshop, Aug 2013, UBCO, Kelowna
  • 9th Annual Learning Conference, May 2013, Kelowna
  • Panel Member, Flexible Teaching discussion, Feb. 2013, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Square Workshop, Feb. 2013, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Blackboard workshop, Jan. 2013, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Prezi Workshop, ELearning Community of Practice, Sept. 2012, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Blackboard workshop, Aug. 2012, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Assistant in Blackboard workshop, Aug. 2012, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching large Size Classes Workshop, Aug. 2012, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Flip the Classroom Workshop, Aug 2012, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Grant Proposal Workshop, Aug. 2012, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Building the Business Case Workshop, Aug. 2012, Accelerate Okanagan, Kelowna
  • 8th Annual Learning Conference, May 2012, Kelowna
  • Space allocation around table discussion, May 2012, UBCO, Kelwona
  • Vista and Copyright Compliance, UBCO, Aug. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Strategies to Keep your Course Copyright Compliant, Aug. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Copyright Compliance for Professors, Aug. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Excellence Workshop, Aug. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Portfolios workshop, Aug. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Working in Group Workshop, Aug. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Peer evaluation review workshop, Aug. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Value of Digital Tools for Facilitating Instruction, Aug. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Workshop, “Ethics Approval for Research About Teaching and Learning”, Aug. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • 7th Annual Learning Conference, May, 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Workshop, “Bringing in Your Teaching Ideas”, May, 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Grant for Integration of Teaching and Research in Undergraduate Education, May, 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Living Up to Expectations, Group Discussion, May 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Large Class Strategy, Workshop, May 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Working with TAs, Workshop, April 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching First Years, Workshop, Feb. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Classroom Group Activity, Workshop, Feb. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Ipeer Workshop, Jan. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Excellence, Workshop, Jan. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Working in Group, Workshop, Jan. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Transforming the freshman “cornerstone” design course through modeling and simulation, Web-seminar, Jan. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Portfolios, Workshop, Jan. 2011, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Faculty Seminar on Engaging Students in Learning, Nov. 2010, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Excellence, Workshop, Aug. 2010, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Equity in classroom, Workshop, Aug. 2010, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Interactive Presentation, Workshop, Aug. 2010, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Midpoint student Evaluation, Workshop, Aug. 2010, UBCO, Kelowna
  • SolidWorks Essential Certificate, Richmond, Aug. 2010, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Working with Teaching Assistants, Workshop, Aug. 2010, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Assessment Toolkit Part 1 and 2, Workshops, Aug. 2010, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Laptop Use in the Classroom, Workshop, Nov. 2009, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Portfolio, Workshop, Aug. 2009, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Vista Orientation, Workshop, Aug. 2009, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Workshop, UBCO, Aug. 2008, UBCO, Kelowna
  • Teaching Workshop, UBCO, Aug. 2007, UBCO, Kelowna

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Ray Taheri

Dr. Ray Taheri, P.Eng.

Ray.Taheri@ubc.ca

Senior Instructor | School of Engineering
University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
EME 4283 - 3333 University Way | Kelowna, BC  Canada V1V 1V7
Phone 250 807-8802 | Fax 250 807-9850