June 11, 2019

Dr Imrana Kabir


Dr. Imrana I. Kabir is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW Sydney. She is actively involved in research in novel materials and designs aimed at developing new approaches to the thermomechanical response fire conditions. Her current research foci are on flame-retardant, eco-composite, green, biodegradable, recyclable, and/or transformable materials. In addition to her B.E. and Ph.D. academic experience, she also has over 5 years of industrial experience spanning research, applications, and project engineering roles as well and project management responsibility. In this latter capacity, she completed a year-long, comprehensive, corporate, professional development program in the USA and Canada.


2011 – 2014

2014 – 2016

2015– 2018

2016– 2018

2018 – present

Degree/Job Title

Project Engineer
Garlock Sealing Technology, Sydney, New York

Project Manager
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Sydney

Doctor of Philosophy
School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Business Development Intern
UNSW Innovations, UNSW Sydney

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW Sydney


Selected Publications

I.I. Kabir, L.R. Sheppard, R. Liu, Q. Zhu, W.-F. Chen, P. Koshy, and C.C. Sorrell, “Contamination of TiO2 thin films spin coated on rutile and fused silica substrates”, Surf. Coat. Tech., 354 (2018) 369-382.

I.I. Kabir, C.C. Sorrell, M.R. Mada, S.T. Cholake, and S. Bandyopadhyay, “General model for comparative tensile mechanical properties of composites fabricated from fly ash and virgin/recycled high-density polyethylene”, Polym. Eng. Sci., 56 (2016)1096-1108.

I.I. Kabir, S. Bandyopadhyay, A. Zaeni, M. Reddy Mada, and D. Ralph, “Combining recycled high-density polyethylene with waste material fly ash to make a new environmentally friendly engineering grade composite material”, pp. 35-66 in Diversity in Composites:  Conference Proceedings.  Edited by R.B. Heslehurst and A. Byrne.  Composites Australia, Richmond, VIC, 2012.

D. Mittal, W.-F. Chen, P. Koshy, H-K. Chen, I.I. Kabir, Y. Jiang, Z. Liu, and C.C. Sorrell “Intervalence charge transfer and thermodynamic effects on the photocatalytic performance of Fe/Mo single and codoped TiO2 thin films”, SN Appl. Sci.,1 (2019) 234-248.