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PRIVATE BAG 10
CLAYTON SOUTH VIC 3169 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Dr Saden H. Zahiri is a principal scientist at CSIRO and a professor (adjunct) at Swinburne University of Technology. His main interest is to create jobs through innovative science that transforms traditional industries to highly skilled and less energy intensive future industries in the field of materials and metallurgy. His achievements as one of the pioneers of cold spray technology in Australia since 2004 have been acknowledged by CSIRO clients through multiple sub-licensed patents including the first (+$100 million) ASX listed company in the field. His leadership in science and technology resulted in 130+ publications that includes peer reviewed scientific articles, patents and commercial reports. Highlights of his scientific achievement were award winning investigations in porosity and residual stress formation in cold spray additive manufacturing with development of a holistic 3D CFD model for solid state supersonic deposition. Saden has a proven track record on leading large (multi-million) projects that combine revenue generating commercial outcomes with training a highly skilled tertiary (PhD) educated workforce via collaboration with universities.

Current Roles

  • principal research scientist
    Leading commercial projects in cold spray additive manufacturing and development of new technologies through collaboration with companies and universities including training next generation highly skilled post graduates mainly at PhD level.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2002

    PhD

Professional Experiences

  • 2013-Present

    Principal Research Scientist and Project Leader
    CSIRO

  • 2008-2013

    Senior Reaserch Scientist and Project Leader
    CSIRO

  • 2004-2008

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2002-2004

    Post Doctoral Fellow
    Deakin University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2020-2021

    Metal Industries Program Staff Reward
    CSIRO

  • 2019-2020

    Editor's Choice Publication in 2020
    Journal of Thermal Spray Technology (JTST)

  • 2017-2018

    Metal Industries Program staff reward.
    CSIRO

  • 1. CSIRO Intellectula Property and Commercialisation Award 2014 in recognition of the great impact made on future of Australian science and innovation
    CSIRO

  • 2. CSIRO Future Manufacturing Flagship Staff Reward 2013 in Recognition of successful delivery of eight projects with nine industry partners under the Victoria’s science agenda funds grant
    CSIRO

  • 5. CMSE Business Excellence Award 2010 as Part of Cold Spray Team in Recognition of Establishing Victorian Direct Manufacturing Centre
    CSIRO

  • 7. Journal of Materials Processing Technology Award for the Most Cited Article in 2009
    Journal of Materials Processing Technology

  • 2006-2007

    OH&S Achievement Award
    CSIRO

  • 9. CSIRO Strategic Excellence Award 2007
    CSIRO

  • 10. CSIRO Light Metals Flagship Award for Presentation 2007
    CSIRO

  • 11. CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology Divisional Award, 2005-2006 for Development of Innovative One Layer Coating for Rollers
    CSIRO

  • 12. CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology Divisional Award for Innovative Use of Cold Spray Technology and Problem Solving for Industry, 2004-2005
    CSIRO

Publications

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