Publications

Journal Publications

Refereed Conference Publications

  • Lambert, A., Tam, J., and Azimi, G. “Microwave Treatment for Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Phosphogypsum,” The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series, Kim et al. (Eds): Rare Metal Technology 2017, Chapter 5, 1-7, 2017.
  • Walawalkar, M., Nichol, C., Azimi, G., “Leaching of rare earth elements from phosphogypsum (by-product of phosphate fertilizer production)”, In: COM2016, Rare Earth ElementsSymposium, Quebec City, QC, Sep. 11-15, 2016.
  • Walawalkar, M., Nichol, C., Azimi, G., “Sustainable processing of phosphogypsum waste stream for the recovery of valuable rare earth elements”, In: TMS2016, REWAS 2016: Enabling Sustainability through Materials Processing and Waste Valorization Symposium, Nashville, TN, Feb. 14-18, 2016.
  • Azimi, G., Dhiman, R., Kwon, H.M., Paxson, A.T. & Varanasi, K.K. “Non-wetting rare-earth oxide ceramics with applications to sustained hydrophobicity”, In: COM 2014, Symposium: Rare Earth Elements (REE) Extraction, Processing, Separation and Economics, Vancouver, BC, Sep. 28 – Oct. 1, 2014.
  • Azimi, G. & Papangelakis, V.G. “Chemical modeling of calcium sulphate phase equilibria in multicomponent electrolyte solutions,” In: AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 16-21, 2008.
  • Azimi, G., Adams, J.F., Jones, M., Liu, H. & Papangelakis, V.G. “Chemical modeling of calcium sulphate solubility in hydrometallurgical process solutions,” In: Sohn International Symposium, Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, TMS, San Diego, CA, vol.3, pp. 416–426, Mar. 12-16, 2006.

Intellectual Properties

Awarded

  • Azimi, G., Paxson, A., Smith, D., Varanasi, K.K., “Liquid-impregnated Rare-earth Based Ceramic Surfaces,” Patent number: 9,309,162B2, Published: April 12, 2016.

Applied

  • Cai, Y., Coyle, T.W., Mostaghimi, J., & Azimi, G., “Solution precursor plasma sprayed (“Spps”) ceramic superhydrophobic coatings, processes for applying the coatings and articles coated with same,” USPTO Application 62/158,068 (filed on 05/07/2015).
  • Khan, S., Azimi, G., Paxson, A.T. & Varanasi, K.K., “Improving longevity of rare earth oxide coatings using an adhesion layer,” USPTO Application 14/528,799 (filed on 10/30/2014).
  • Azimi, G., Varanasi, K.K., Dhiman, R., Paxson, A.T. & Kwon, H.M. “Hydrophobic materials incorporating rare-earth elements and methods of manufacture,” USPTO Application 13/428,652 (filed on 3/23/2012).
  • Azimi, G., Cui, Y., Smith, D.J. & Varanasi, K.K. “Articles and methods providing scale-phobic surfaces,” USPTO Application 13/679,729 (filed on 11/16/2012).
  • Subramanyam, S. B., Azimi, G., Smith, D.J. & Varanasi, K.K. “Articles and methods providing liquid-impregnated scale-phobic surfaces,” Provisional United States Application 61/771, 486 (filed on 3/1/2013).
  • Cui, Y., Paxson, A.T., Azimi, G. & Varanasi, K.K. “Devices and methods for providing nanostructures and articles made thereby,” Provisional United States Application 61/800, 485 (filed on 3/15/2013).

Conference Presentations

  • Reid, Sable, and Azimi, G., “Recovery of rare earth elements from red mud”, In COM2016, Symposium: Rare Earth Elements, Quebec City, QC, Sep. 11 – 15, 2016.
  •  Ang, Cheen Aik, and Azimi, G., “Recovery of hematite from high-pressure acid leach residue”, In COM2016, Symposium: Iron Control in Hydrometallurgy, Quebec City, QC, Sep. 11 – 15, 2016.
  •  Shahini, Shayan, Azimi, G., “Rare earths containing ceramic membranes for high temperature gas filtration”, In COM2016, Symposium: Rare Earth Elements, Quebec City, QC, Sep. 11 – 15, 2016.
  •  Walawalkar, M. Nichol, C., and Azimi, G., “Leaching of rare earth elements from phosphogypsum (by-product of phosphate fertilizer production)”, In: COM2016, Symposium: Rare Earth Elements, Quebec City, QC, Sep. 11 – 15, 2016.
  •  Azimi, G., “LABORATORY FOR STRATEGIC MATERIALS: where materials science and process engineering meet,” Presented in UT^2 workshop at the University of Tokyo, Japan, June 2016.
  •  Walawalkar, M. Nichol, C., and Azimi, G., “Sustainable processing of phosphogypsum waste stream for the recovery of valuable rare earth elements”, Presented in TMS2016 conference, Nashville, TN, February 2016.
  •  Walawalkar, M. Nichol, C., and Azimi, G., “Recovery of rare earths from phosphoric acid production waste material”, Presented in CSChE2015 conference, Calgary, AB, October 2015.
  •  Walawalkar, M. and Azimi, G., “Extraction of Rare Earth Materials from Phosphogypsum”, Presented in COM2015 conference, Toronto, ON, August 2015.
  • Azimi G., Varanasi K.K. “Non-wetting rare-earth oxide ceramics with applications to sustained hydrophobicity,” To be presented at COM 2014, Vancouver, BC, September 2014.
  • Azimi, G., Dhiman, R., Kwon, H.M., Paxson, A.P. & Varanasi, K.K. “Hydrophobicity of rare-earth oxide ceramics with applications to sustained dropwise condensation,” Presented at MRS, Boston, MA, December 2013.
  • Azimi G., Varanasi K.K. “Hydrophobic rare-earth oxide ceramics with applications to sustained dropwise condensation,” Presented at ASME Summer Heat Transfer Meeting; Minneapolis, MN, July, 14–19, 2013.
  • Azimi G., Varanasi K.K. “Development of superhydrophobic nano-structured ceramics for high efficiency power generation,” Presented at TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, Mar. 11–15, 2012.
  • Azimi G., Cui Y., Smith D.J., Varanasi K.K. “Nano-engineered surfaces and coating technologies for scale remediation,” Presented at MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA, Nov. 28–Dec. 2, 2011.
  • Azimi G., Cui Y., Smith D.J., Varanasi K.K. “Development of scale-phobic surfaces by investigating scale nucleation and adhesion properties of nano-engineered surfaces and coatings,” Presented at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Energy and water scarcity, Denver, CO, Nov. 11–17, 2011.
  • Azimi G., Allanore A., Sadoway R.D. “Molten oxide electrolysis application to steelmaking: a new approach of slag science?” Presented at TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Diego, CA, Feb. 27–Mar. 3, 2011.
  • Paramore D.J., Kim H., Allanore A., Azimi G., Sadoway D.R. “Inert anode development for molten oxide electrolysis,” presented at 218th ECS Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 10–15, 2010.
  • Azimi G., Papangelakis V.G. “Calcium sulphate scaling in hydromet systems,” Presented at 25th OLI Simulation Conference, Morris Plains, NJ, Nov. 16–17, 2010.
  • Azimi G., Papangelakis V.G. “Solubility measurements and thermodynamic modeling of CaSO4 in hydrometallurgical solutions,” Presented at 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal, QC, Aug. 23–27, 2009.
  • Azimi G., Papangelakis V.G. “Thermodynamic modeling and experimental measurement of calcium sulphate solubility in complex aqueous solutions,” Presented at 17th Symposium on Thermo-physical Properties, Boulder, CO, June 24–27, 2009.
  • Azimi G., Papangelakis V.G. “Thermodynamics of calcium sulphate in hydrometallurgical solutions,” Presented at 92nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, CSC2009, Hamilton, ON, June 1-3, 2009.
  • Azimi G., Papangelakis V.G. “Development of a database for a speciation-based chemical model for aqueous phase equilibria,” Presented at 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Ottawa, ON, Oct. 19-22, 2008.
  • Azimi G., Papangelakis V.G., Dutrizac J.E. “Development of a chemical model for the solubility of calcium sulphate in zinc processing solutions,” Presented at COM2008: CIM, Winnipeg, MB, August 24-17, 2008.
  • Azimi G., Roshdi S., Jones M., Papangelakis V.G. “Chemical modeling of phase equilibria and speciation in hydrometallurgical processes,” In: COM2007: Cu2007, CIM, Toronto, ON, Canada. (Poster)
  • Azimi G., Liu H., Papangelakis V.G. “Chemical modeling of calcium sulphate solubility in sulphate media,” In: COM 2006: Global Partnerships & Technical Innovation, CIM, Montreal, QC, Canada. (Poster)
  • Ghotbi C., Azimi G., Taghikhani V. “Application of non-primitive-MSA-based models in predicting the activity and osmotic coefficients of aqueous electrolyte solutions,” Presented at 53rd CSChE, Hamilton, ON, Oct. 26-29, 2003.