Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Ohio University, 2022
  • B.Sc., Metallurgy & Material Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2014

Dr. Moradighadi's has expertise in electrochemistry and metallic corrosion. Her skill set encompasses a wide range of corrosion testing techniques, including potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), linear polarization resistance (LPR), and weight loss measurement. Additionally, she has conducted research in characterizing surfactants as corrosion inhibitors, employing methods such as surface tension measurement and fluorescence spectroscopy. Her proficiency extends to metallurgy and material characterization, encompassing metallography, mechanical testing, and advanced microscopic techniques, such as optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and infinite focus microscopy (IFM). In her recent endeavors, she has conducted corrosion assessments for medical devices, evaluated pipeline integrity, guided clients in evaluating the susceptibility of battery components to corrosive environments, provided insights into anodized aluminum choices, and supported clients in litigation and arbitration cases.

Before joining Exponent, Dr. Moradighadi completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology at Ohio University. During her academic journey, she applied electrochemical techniques to study the mechanism of electrochemical reactions associated with the internal corrosion of oil and gas pipelines. She made extensive use of EIS to investigate multi-step reactions, adsorbed species, and determine the kinetic rate constants of reactions involved in iron dissolution within aqueous acidic environments. Notably, her contributions extended to enhancing an existing corrosion prediction software package, vital for addressing internal corrosion challenges in the oil and gas pipeline sector.