Donya Ahmadkhaniha

Assistant Professor surface technology


Surface Technology group in JTH focuses on developing new products and processes as well as improving the on going processes related to the surface technology in industry. In this order, various surface technologies including: Electrodeposition of metal matrix composites, Anodization and Sol-gel coatings have been applied.


Donya Ahmadkhaniha received her Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from University of Tehran in February of 2016. Her Ph.D. thesis was about "The effect of induced microstructural modification by FSP on corrosion resistance of pure Mg". 

In November of 2016, she started her career as postdoctoral in Surface Technology group of Jonkoping University.


Ahmadkhaniha, D., Zanella, C., Belov, I., Matsushita, T. (2024). Study of the process parameters influence on crack formation in laser alloying of grey cast iron Optics and Laser Technology, 179. More information
Atefi, S., Parsa, M., Ahmadkhaniha, D., Zanella, C., Jafarian, H. (2022). A study on microstructure development and mechanical properties of pure copper subjected to severe plastic deformation by the ECAP-Conform process JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-JMR&T, 21, 1614-1629. More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D., Kruemmling, J., Zanella, C. (2022). Electrodeposition of High Entropy Alloy of Ni-Co-Cu-Mo-W from an Aqueous Bath Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 169(8). More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D., Tsongas, K., Tzetzis, D., Zanella, C. (2021). Study of the effect of pulse plating parameters on the electrodeposition of NiP and NiP/SiC coatings and their microhardness values Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing, 99(1), 29-37. More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D., Lattanzi, L., Bonora, F., Fortini, A., Merlin, M., Zanella, C. (2021). The effect of co-deposition of sic sub-micron particles and heat treatment on wear behaviour of ni–p coatings Coatings, 11(2), 1-16. More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D., Moller, H., Zanella, C. (2021). Studying the Microstructural Effect of Selective Laser Melting and Electropolishing on the Performance of Maraging Steel Journal of materials engineering and performance (Print), 30(9), 6588-6605. More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D., Eriksson, F., Zanella, C. (2020). Optimizing heat treatment for electroplated nip and NiP/SiC coatings Coatings, 10(12), 1-19. More information
Tsongas, K. Tzetzis, D. Karantzalis, A. Banias, G. Exarchos, D. Ahmadkhaniha, D. , ... Bochtis D. (2019). Microstructural, Surface Topology and Nanomechanical Characterization of Electrodeposited Ni-P/SiC Nanocomposite Coatings , 9(14). More information
Seifiyan, H., Heydarzadeh Sohi, M., Ansari, M., Ahmadkhaniha, D., Saremi, M. (2019). Influence of friction stir processing conditions on corrosion behavior of AZ31B magnesium alloy , 7(4), 605-616. More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D., Zanella, C. (2019). The effects of additives, particles load and current density on codeposition of SiC particles in NiP nanocomposite coatings Coatings, 9(9). More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D. Huang, Y. Jaskari, M. Järvenpää, A. Sohi, M. Zanella, C. , ... Langdon T. (2018). Effect of high-pressure torsion on microstructure, mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of cast pure Mg Journal of Materials Science, 53(24), 16585-16597. More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D., Eriksson, F., Leisner, P., Zanella, C. (2018). Effect of SiC particle size and heat-treatment on microhardness and corrosion resistance of NiP electrodeposited coatings Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 769, 1080-1087. More information

Conference paper

Ahmadkhaniha, D., Ascani, D., Zanella, C. (2023). High entropy alloy deposition from an aqueous bath. 244th ECS Meeting (ECS 244), Gothenburg, Sweden, 8–12 October 2023. More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D., Sieber, M., Zanella, C. (2023). Improving the electroplating simulation model for producing uniform coating thickness distribution. 35th Conference on Surface Modification Technologies (SMT 35), Hamburg, Germany, 18 - 22 September 2023. More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D. Huang, Y. Jaskari, M. Järvenpää, A. Heydarzadeh Sohi, M. Zanella, C. , ... Langdon T. (2017). Effect of high-pressure torsion on microstructure, mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of cast pure Mg. 6th International Biennial Conference on Ultrafine Grained and Nano-structured Materials (UFGNSM 2017), 12th-13th November, 2017, Kish Island, Iran. More information
Ahmadkhaniha, D., Pinate, S., Leisner, P., Zanella, C. (2017). Electrodeposition of Ni high P composite coatings containing nano and submicro ceramic particles. EUROCORR 2017, | 20th International Corrosion Congress & Process Safety CongressAnnual Congress of the European Federation of Corrosion 2017, September 3–7, 2017, Czech Republic. More information