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NABILA TAHREEN

1908B-2575 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 1L5, Canada


+1 (647)-648-8703, nabila.tahreen@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering August 2016
Ryerson University Toronto, ON

M.Sc. in Industrial & Production Engineering September 2011


Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Bangladesh

B.Sc. in Industrial & Production Engineering January 2009


Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Bangladesh

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Doctoral Researcher 2012 - 2016
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University

 Characterized rare-earth containing light-weight magnesium alloys using mechanical testing, SEM,
EBSD, XRD.
 Investigated deformation behavior (texture, twinning) of lightweight alloy.
 Optimized processing parameters for new magnesium alloys.
 Studied novel phase formation and established related strengthening mechanisms quantitatively.

Master’s Researcher 2009 - 2011


Industrial & Production Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

 Predicted the mechanical properties of novel carbon nanotube-polymer composites using Molecular
Dynamics simulation.

Undergraduate Researcher 2008 - 2009


Industrial & Production Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

 Explored the properties of advanced carbon nanotube based polymer composites using Finite Element
Modeling.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teaching Assistant Sept. 2012 - Aug. 2016
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
 Taught labs, tutorials, and courses; reinforced lessons presented by teachers by reviewing material with
students one-on-one or in small groups.
 Planned assignments, led discussion sections, graded projects, papers and exams.
 Proctored midterms and final examinations.

Assistant Professor Nov. 2009 - Aug. 2012


Industrial and Production Engineering Department
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
http://www.buet.ac.bd/ipe/nabila.html

 Prepared lectures and instructed several courses to undergraduate students.


 Organized industrial training, workshops and seminars for undergraduate students to bridge the gap
between academia and industry.
 Collaborated with distinguished faculty members from different universities for research projects.

Lecturer Sept. 2009 - Nov. 2009


Apparel Manufacture and Technology
BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 Prepared lectures and instructed several courses to undergraduate students.


 Organized convocation team.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. N. Tahreen, D.F. Zhang, F.S. Pan, X.Q. Jiang, D.Y. Li, D.L. Chen, Texture evolution and deformation
activity of an extruded magnesium alloy: Effect of yttrium and deformation temperature, Journal of
Alloys and Compounds 688 (2016) 270-284. (I.F: 3.014)

2. N. Tahreen, D.L. Chen, A Critical Review of Mg-Zn-Y Series Alloys Containing I, W and LPSO
Phases, Advanced Engineering Materials, 2016 (accepted). (I.F: 1.61)

3. N. Tahreen, D.F. Zhang, F.S. Pan, X.Q. Jiang, C. Li, D.Y. Li, D.L. Chen, Characterization of hot
deformation behavior of an extruded Mg-Zn-Mn-Y alloy containing LPSO phase, Journal of Alloys
and Compounds 644 (2015) 814-823. (I.F: 3.014)

4. N. Tahreen, D.F. Zhang, F.S. Pan, X.Q. Jiang, D.Y. Li, D.L. Chen, Microstructure and Texture
Evolution in a Yttrium-Containing ZM31 Alloy: Effect of Pre-and Post-deformation Annealing,
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B (2015) 1-8. (I.F: 1.474)

5. N. Tahreen, D.L. Chen, M. Nouri, D.Y. Li, Influence of aluminum content on twinning and texture
development of cast Mg-Al-Zn alloy during compression, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 623 (2015)
15-23. (I.F: 3.014)

6. N. Tahreen, D.F. Zhang, F.S. Pan, X.Q. Jiang, D.Y. Li, D.L. Chen, Hot deformation and processing
map of an as-extruded Mg-Zn-Mn-Y alloy containing I and W phases, Materials & Design 87 (2015)
245-255. (I.F: 3.997)
7. N. Tahreen, D.F. Zhang, F.S. Pan, X.Q. Jiang, D.Y. Li, D.L. Chen, Hot Deformation and Work
Hardening Behavior of an Extruded Mg-Zn-Mn-Y Alloy, Journal of Materials Science & Technology
31 (2015) 1161-1170. (I.F: 2.267)

8. N. Tahreen, D.F. Zhang, F.S. Pan, X.Q. Jiang, C. Li, D.Y. Li, D.L. Chen, Influence of yttrium content
on phase formation and strain hardening behavior of Mg-Zn-Mn magnesium alloy, Journal of Alloys
and Compounds 615 (2014) 424-432. (I.F: 3.014)

9. N. Tahreen, D.L. Chen, M. Nouri, D.Y. Li, Effects of aluminum content and strain rate on strain
hardening behavior of cast magnesium alloys during compression, Materials Science and Engineering:
A 594 (2014) 235-245. (I.F: 2.647)

10. N. Tahreen, A.K.M. Masud, A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of the Mechanical Properties
of Carbon-Nanotube Reinforced Nylon 6 Composite, International Journal of Manufacturing,
Materials, and Mechanical Engineering (IJMMME) 3 (2013) 62-73.

11. N. Tahreen, A.K.M. Masud, A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of the Mechanical Properties
of Carbon-Nanotube Reinforced Polystyrene Composite, International Journal of Manufacturing,
Materials, and Mechanical Engineering (IJMMME) 3 (2014) 39-51.

12. N. Tahreen, A.K.M. Masud, Investigation of the mechanical properties of polyethylene/carbon


nanotube composite by molecular dynamics simulation, International Journal of Nano and
Biomaterials 4 (2012) 54-68.

13. N. Tahreen, A.K.M. Masud, A molecular dynamics study of the variations in the elastic properties of
single-walled carbon nanotubes with tube radius, length and chirality, International Journal of Nano
and Biomaterials 4 (2012) 21-32.

14. A.K.M. Masud, N. Tahreen, F. Abedin, Effects of interphase and matrix properties on effective tensile
elastic modulus of carbon nanotube-based composite, Journal of Mechanical Engineering 40 (2009)
29-38.

15. M. Nouri, Z. Liu, D.Y. Li, X.G. Yan, N. Tahreen, D.L. Chen, The role of minor yttrium in tailoring
the failure resistance of surface oxide film formed on Mg alloys, Thin Solid Films 615 (2016) 29-37.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
1. N. Tahreen, D.L. Chen, M. Nouri, D.Y. Li, Effect of Yttrium Addition on Texture Development in a
Cast Mg-Al-Y Magnesium Alloy during Compression, Magnesium Technology 2014, edited by A.
Singh, K. Solanki, M.V. Manuel, and N.R. Neelameggham, TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials
Society), 2014, pp. 269–272.

2. N. Tahreen, D.F. Zhang, F.S. Pan, X.Q. Jiang, D.Y. Li, D.L. Chen, Hot deformation and processing
map in an Mg-Zn-Mn-Y alloy, Magnesium Technology 2016, edited by A. Singh, K. Solanki, M.V.
Manuel, and N.R. Neelameggham, TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), 2016, pp.183-
186.
3. N. Tahreen, D.F. Zhang, F.S. Pan, X.Q. Jiang, D.Y. Li, D.L. Chen, Effect of yttrium addition on texture
evolution during pre and post deformation annealing in an extruded ZM31 alloy, COM 2015 – The
Conference of Metallurgists Proceedings, Advance in Material Manufacturing Symposium, edited by
X. Cao and L. Bichler, Toronto, ON, published by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and
Petroleum, ISBN 978-1-926872-32-2.

4. N. Tahreen, D.F. Zhang, F.S. Pan, X.Q. Jiang, D.Y. Li, D.L. Chen, A Study on Static Recrystallization
in a Y-containing Extruded Mg-3Zn-1Mn Alloy, 28th Canadian Materials Science Conference - June
7-10, 2016. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
1. N. Tahreen, A. Macwan, F.A. Mirza, D. Sarkar, Texture engineering in magnesium alloy, Auto 21
conference, Toronto, ON, May 22-23, 2013.

2. A. Macwan, F.A. Mirza, F. Mokdad, N. Tahreen, K. Wang, W. Jia, Rolled Al/Mg/Al tri-layer clad
sheets for automotive applications, Auto 21 conference, Niagara Fall, ON, May 25-27, 2014

3. F. Mokdad, N. Tahreen, A. Macwan, K. Wang, Enhanced fatigue properties of a low rare-earth


containing magnesium alloy for automotive applications, Ottawa, ON, May 25-27, 2015.

CITATIONS
Statistics (mainly based on SCI, Scopus, Google Scholar) indicate that Nabila Tahreen’s research findings
have been cited over 105 times by other researchers.
Google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=zlxvHOMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nabila_Tahreen

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
 CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum) magazine published a feature on Nabila
Tahreen’s research inside their June/July 2016 issue: “More than mag wheels- Canadian scientist in
the driver’s seat I the search for automotive-grade magnesium alloys” Available at:
http://www.cim.org/en/Publications-and-Technical-Resources/Publications/CIM-
Magazine/2016/June/metallurgy/More-than-mag-wheels.aspx

 Nabila Tahreen’s research article has been nominated as a candidate to be featured on


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SKILLS
 Design software: AutoCAD, Solidworks, CATIA, Mastercam
 Analysis software: MATLAB, ANSYS, Materials Studio, ARENA
 Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, STATISTICA
 Programming C, NC Programming
 Language Proficiency: English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu

REFERENCES
Dr. Daolun Chen
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Ryerson University
(416) 979-5000 ext. 6487, dchen@ryerson.ca

Dr. Dongyang Li
Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Alberta
(780) 492-6750, dongyang@ualberta.ca

Dr. Donatus Oguamanam


Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Ryerson University
(416) 979-5000 ext. 7490, doguaman@ryerson.ca