Dr Mostafa Seifan

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Teaching/Research Fellow

Qualifications: BEng, MEng, PhD, PCert (Newcastle Uni), PGCert TTL (Waikato Uni), MEngNZ

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


  • Mr. Keith Soo (in progress)
  • Ms. Donya Novin (completed 2020)

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., Robertson, N., & Berenjian, A. (2020). Use of virtual learning to increase key laboratory skills and essential non-cognitive characteristics. Education for Chemical Engineers, 33, 66-75. doi:10.1016/j.ece.2020.07.006

  • Seifan, M., Mendoza, S., & Berenjian, A. (2020). Mechanical properties and durability performance of fly ash based mortar containing nano- and micro-silica additives. Construction and Building Materials, 252. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119121

  • Novin, D., van der Wel, J., Seifan, M., Ebrahiminezhad, A., Ghasemi, Y., & Berenjian, A. (2020). A functional dairy product rich in Menaquinone-7 and FeOOH nanoparticles. LWT, 129. doi:10.1016/j.lwt.2020.109564

  • 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:

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Contact Details

Phone: +64 7 838 4173