Dr Mostafa Seifan

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Teaching/Research Fellow

Qualifications: BEng, MEng, PhD, PCert (Newcastle Uni)

Research Interests

  • Additive manufacturing of concrete (3D printing of concrete)
  • Self-healing material development
  • Nano and recycled materials in concrete and sustainable concrete technology
  • Micro-structural and mechanical properties of engineered cementitious composites (ECC)
  • Smart product design, fabrication and testing
  • Engineering education and virtual reality laboratory

Research Supervised


  • Ms. Donya Novin (in progress)
  • Mr. Keith Soo (in progress)

Teaching Commitments


Concrete; 3D printing of concrete; Self-healing material development; Nanoconcrete; Recycled materials in concrete; Micro-structural and mechanical properties of engineered cementitious composites; Engineering education; Virtual reality laboratory

Recent Publications

  • Seifan, M., Sarabadani, Z., & Berenjian, A. (2020). Microbially induced calcium carbonate precipitation to design a new type of bio self-healing dental composite. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. doi:10.1007/s00253-019-10345-9

  • Seifan, M., Dada, O. D., & Berenjian, A. (2020). The Effect of Real and Virtual Construction Field Trips on Students’ Perception and Career Aspiration. Sustainability, 12(3), 1200. doi:10.3390/su12031200 Open Access version:

  • Seifan, M., Sarabadani, Z., & Berenjian, A. (2020). Development of an innovative urease-aided self-healing dental composite. Catalysts, 10(1). doi:10.3390/catal10010084 Open Access version:

  • Lal, N., Seifan, M., Novin, D., & Berenjian, A. (2019). Development of a Menaquinone-7 enriched product through the solid-state fermentation of Bacillus licheniformis. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 19. doi:10.1016/j.bcab.2019.101172

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Contact Details

Phone: +64 7 838 4173