Process Engineer Specialist - BIW Manufacturing
Fardi joined Faraday Future in 2017 as Welding and Joining Specialist, leading a wide range of projects, from rapid turn-round failure investigations to long-term R&D programmes for Body in White and Powertrain applications. Fardi's focus is on failure analysis, materials assessment, corrosion behaviour of similar and dissimilar welding with particular interest in improving materials qualification and design of duplex stainless steels, titanium, aluminium and nickel alloys.
Before joining Faraday Future, Fardi spent two years to explore automotive industry in Canada for lightweighting of seating systems. Prior to that, Fardi had an opportunity in 2014 to join International Center for Automotive Research - Clemson University (CUICAR) as a research scientist to develop self-adhesive materials for Body in White applications. Fardi a my postdoctoral studies in Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technologies (GIFT) - POSTECH University to promote low energy production of ultra-thin slab casting of steel alloys in 2013.
Fardi joined the School of Materials, The University of Manchester in 2008 to study for a PhD in Metallic Materials as part of the Light Alloys Towards Environmentally Sustainable Transport (LATEST2) Research Programme of work, funded by EPSRC. Within the LATEST2 framework he was able to conduct in depth research into Solid State joining of aluminium to steel and magnesium, the issues facing joining these two materials, and finding potential solutions. He enjoyed working on a project that had genuine focus on both the advancement of scientific knowledge and its application to a real-world issue; successful joining of aluminium to steel and magnesium could result in a significant reduction in automotive emissions.