Ali Nasiri

Ali Nasiri

Ph.D. (Waterloo), BASc, MASc (Sharif University of Technology)

  • Assistant Professor

 Contact Information

Ph: 709-864-3154
Em: amnasiri[at]
Office: EN3046


  • Infrastructure
  • Materials and Mechanics
  • Simulation
  • Structures and Materials


Research Interests

Fusion and solid-state welding of advanced materials, Microstructure and mechanical properties of welded components, Welding of high strength pipeline steels, Corrosion evaluation of welded components, Joining of dissimilar metal combinations, Lightweight materials, Thermochemical analysis of weld metal phase transformation.

Personal Profile

Dr. Nasiri holds a Ph.D. degree (2013) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, and a MASc (2009) and BASc (2007) degrees in Materials Engineering, specializing in Welding from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran. His Ph.D. research at the Center for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ) in the University of Waterloo, entitled “Laser Brazing of Magnesium to Steel Sheet”, was funded by American Welding Society (AWS), and NSERC-Magnesium Network of Canada (MagNET).

Before joining Memorial University, he worked as a Sessional Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Waterloo and was also a Laser Metallurgy Engineer and Materials Scientist at Summo Corporation, Burlington, ON. During this period (2015-2016), he mainly focused on developing Wobble-Fiber Laser Welding and an Electromagnetic Pulse Welding-Crimping Technologies for new Air Conditioning line design. Between 2014-2015, he worked as a Welding Engineer, and Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Certified Welding Inspector for Baumeier Corp., Cambridge, ON, where he developed and maintained engineering specifications, procedures, and processes related to laser welding, GMAW, GTAW and Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) of steels and Al alloys. From 2013-2014, he worked as an R&D engineer at the Center for Advanced Materials Joining at the University of Waterloo, where he conducted various research and development activities with different industrial partners, including Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Litens Automotive Group, Lincoln Electric, and also Magnesium Network of Canada.

In July 2016, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, as Assistant Professor. Currently, his research is focused on developing welding solutions for advanced high strength pipeline steels, corrosion resistance evaluation of welded components in H2S containing harsh environment, and thermo-microstructural modeling of advanced waveforms GMAW process.

His teaching activities include fundamental courses in materials science and engineering, welding and joining processes, welding metallurgy, fatigue and fracture mechanics, and industrial materials.

He is a member of American Welding Society (AWS) and Canadian Welding Association (CWA).


2016, 2014, and 2012: American Welding Society (AWS) Robert L. Peaslee Memorial Award,

2010-2013: Glenn J. Gibson AWS Graduate Fellowship Award.


Open Position(s) in:


(1) Sulfide Stress Cracking Analysis of Stainless Steels in Harsh H2S/CO2 Containing Environment

  • Position: One Ph.D. and two Master Students
  • Starting Date: Winter or Spring 2017


(2) Welding Solution Development of Advanced High-Strength Pipeline Steels

  • Position: One Master Student
  • Starting Date: Spring 2017


(3) Corrosion Resistance Analysis of Liquid-Repellent High-Strength Steels

  • Position: One Master Student
  • Starting Date: Winter or Spring 2017


Research Highlights

A. Harooni, A.M. Nasiri, A.P. Gerlich, A. Khajepour, A. Khalifa, J.M. King. (2016). Processing Window Development for Laser Cladding of Zirconium on Zirconium Alloy. Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 230: 263–271.

A.M. Nasiri and Y. Zhou. (2015). The Effect of Zn Interlayer Element on Brazeability of AZ31B Mg Alloy to Steel Sheet. Science and Technology of Welding and Joining. 20(2): 155-163.

A.M. Nasiri, D.C. Weckman, and Y. Zhou. (2015). Interfacial Microstructure of Laser Brazed AZ31B Magnesium to Sn Plated Steel Sheet. Welding Journal. 94(1): 61s-72s.

B. Langelier, A.M. Nasiri, S.Y. Lee, M.A. Gharghouri, S. Esmaeili. (2015). Improving microstructure and ductility in the Mg-Zn alloy system by combinational Ce-Ca microalloying. Materials Science and Engineering: A. 620: 76-84.

A.M. Nasiri, D.C. Weckman, and Y. Zhou. (2014). Effects of Interfacial Lattice Mismatching on Wetting of Ni plated Steel by Magnesium. Metallurgical and Materials Transaction A. 45(A): 5749-5766.

C.W. Tan, Y.B. Chen, L.Q. Li, A.M. Nasiri and Y. Zhou. (2014). Microstructural Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Fiber Laser Welded-Brazed Mg Alloy-Stainless Steel Joint. Welding Journal. 93: 399s-409s.

A.M. Nasiri, D.C. Weckman, and Y. Zhou. (2013). Interfacial Microstructure of Diode Laser Brazed AZ31B Magnesium to Steel Sheet Using a Nickel Interlayer. Welding Journal. 92(1): 1s-10s.

A.M. Nasiri, P. Chartrand, D.C. Weckman, and Y. Zhou. (2013). Thermochemical Analysis of Phases Formed at the Interface of a Mg alloy-Ni plated Steel Joint during Laser Brazing. Metallurgical and Materials Transaction A. 44(A): 1937-1946.

M.Y. Lee, A.M. Nasiri, Y. Zhou. (2013). Effects of Types of the Coating on the Laser Brazing Characteristics of Dissimilar Joints between Mg Alloy and Steel Sheet. Journal of the Korean Welding and Joining Society: 17-23.

A.M. Nasiri, L. Li, S. H. Kim, Y. Zhou, D. C. Weckman, and T. C. Nguyen. (2011). Microstructure and Properties of Laser Brazed Magnesium to Coated Steel. Welding Journal. 11: 211s-219s.

K. Reshad Seighalani, M. K. Besharati Givi, A. M. Nasiri and P. Bahemmat. (2010). Investigations on the Effects of the Tool Material, Geometry, and Tilt Angle on Friction Stir Welding of Pure Titanium. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. 19(7): 955–962.

Other Contacts


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Tel: (709) 864-2530

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