• Akib Jabed
    Faculty Advisor: Ishraq Shabib
    Graduate Student Project: Effects of Silver and Aluminum on Zirconium-Titanium Based Thin Film Metallic Glass. In this research we have synthesized Zr-Ti based thin film metallic glass of Ti-Zr-Ag and Ti-Zr-Al on Si substrate via magnetron sputtering technique. X-ray diffraction results have indicated the presence of amorphous phase within the microstructure. Displacement controlled nanoindentation experiments have shown that the deposited films exhibit higher hardness but lower modulus than stainless steel. Furthermore, electrochemical studies have suggested that Zr-Ti based metallic glass exhibits a combination of properties, which are desirable for advanced biomaterials.
  • Mahmudul Hasan
    Faculty Advisor: Yousef Haseli
    Graduate Student Project: Mahmudul Hasan has a keen interest to work on renewable energy. Biomass is a good source of renewable energy but it has some limitations. To upgrade the biomass property torrefaction technology is used. Mr. Hasan is conducting research in this arena focusing on modeling the torrefaction plant. He has already modelled the torrefaction unit and developed the correlations to predict the elemental compositions and heating value of torrefied biomass. Now he is concentrating on the other units of torrefaction plant.
  • M. Mudasser Khan
    Faculty Advisor: Waseem Haider
    Graduate Student Project: My research aim is to develop and characterize modern engineering materials for healthcare and energy applications using a novel robust technique, the combinatorial fabrication via magnetron co-sputtering. My research interests include metallic glasses, biodegradability engineering of iron and magnesium-based systems, biodegradable high-capacity anode materials and transient flexible batteries.
  • Nabeel Ahmed
    Faculty Advisor: Waseem Haider
    Graduate Student Project: Nabeel Ahmed’s primary areas of interest include photocatalytic nanomaterials and graphene-based semiconductors. His current project involves the development of graphene oxide based multicomponent nanocomposite for visible-light photocatalytic applications. The reason that motivated him to choose this research area is the excellent potential of these nanocomposites in environmental, healthcare and energy applications. These nanocomposites can be tailored to generate oxidizing species upon visible light irradiation, which can be useful in applications like water purification, targeted drug delivery for cancer treatment, and self-sterilizing coatings for surgical equipment.
  • Usman Riaz
    Faculty Advisor: Waseem Haider
    Graduate Student Project: Electrochemical and rheological behavior of Magnesium alloys as biodegradable implant materials. The focus of my research is the evaluation of magnesium (Mg) as a potential biodegradable implant material. My research is divided in two parts. In the first part, the issue of fast degradation of Mg alloys (AZ31 and ZK60) was addressed by surface coatings. Chemical conversion process was followed for the coatings. The coated and uncoated surfaces were characterized using SEM, EDS, FTIR, and XRD. Electrochemical and hydrogen evolution tests were used to study the performance of the coated surfaces in physiological conditions. The potential of surface treated Mg alloys was investigated in this part. In the second part, the effect of Mg degradation on the blood properties was investigated using the rheological method. The degradability of magnesium stent in the arteries affects the stress-strain properties of blood plasma and the subsequent flow conditions of blood. Here our objective was to explore the influence of magnesium degradation in blood plasma viscosity and to investigate the anticipated circulatory disorders due to fluid flow irregularities within the blood vessels. Phosphate buffer saline (PBS) was used to imitate the blood plasma in this project. In the work, the effect of dissolution of magnesium alloy AZ31 on the rheological properties of PBS at various time interval was investigated.
  • M. Jahangir Khan Lodhi
    Faculty Advisor: Waseem Haider
    Graduate Student Project: My research interest is in the additive manufacturing (AM) technology, owing to the paradigm shift that the process provide over the conventional manufacturing. AM of metals is a potentially disruptive technology ranging from prototyping to large-scale production. I am focusing on the characterization and surficial modification of additively manufactured alloys with potential applications in biomedical, petrochemical and food industries.
  • Sumaya Ferdous
    Faculty Advisor: Joe Langenderfer
    Graduate Student Project: The aim of this project is to analyze upper extremity motion and moments for different hammers and determine how different inertial properties (volume and symmetry of inertia) affects the upper extremity. Describing how hammer inertial properties effect magnitude and variability of joint moments will increase understanding of how the upper extremity is controlled and loaded when executing a repetitive manual task.

    Publication list:
    Ferdous, S., Balendra, N., Langenderfer, J.E. Hammer symmetry of inertia influences complexity of swing motion. 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Boulder, CO, August 8-11, 2017.

    Ferdous, S., Balendra, N., Langenderfer, J.E. Analysis of upper extremity moments during hammering. 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Rochester, MN, August 8-11, 2018.
  • Shadeeb Hossain
    Faculty Advisor: Adam Mock
    Graduate Student Project: Shadeeb’s project investigates the interaction between shockwaves and biological cells. In particular he is interested in the creation of pores in the cell’s outer membrane through which drugs can be delivered to the interior of the cell. His research methodology employs molecular dynamics simulations to determine the pore size and density resulting from incident shockwaves in the presences of ambient gas bubbles and electric fields.
  • Arif Shaik
    Faculty Advisor: Ahmed Abdelgawad
    Graduate Student Project: Internet of Things (IoT) and home automation.
  • Mary Freund
    Faculty Advisor: Oumar Barry
    Graduate Student Project: Noise and Vibration Suppression in Electrical Power Steering (EPS) Systems.


    Freund, M., Joubaneh, E., Barry, O, Tanbour E.Y. (2017) Study of Vibration of Electric Power Steering Systems Using a Continuous System Model, ASME IMECE 2017 Conference November 3-9, 2017.
  • Muhammad Muzamil Hussain
    Faculty Advisor: Ernur Karadogan
    Graduate Student Project: Muzamil is involved with a research group that investigates novel approaches to the modelling and finite element analysis of human lumbar spine including the vertebrae, intervertebral disc, and ligaments. His research aims to contribute towards a better understanding of biomechanics of human lumbar spine under different loading conditions that include flexion/extension, axial torsion, and lateral bending.
  • Najmus Saquib Sifat
    Faculty Advisor: Yousef Haseli
    Graduate Student Project: Najmus Saquib Sifat received his BSc in Mechanical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He has joined at Central Michigan University in spring 2018 for his MS in Engineering. Currently he is working on carbon capture and sequestration from power plants and modelling of Allam power cycle. The Allam cycle uses high pressurized super critical CO2 as working fluid. This is an innovative oxy-fuel power cycle which ensures a near zero emission through inherent capture of all CO2 and providing pipe line ready CO2 for sequestration without utilizing any extra energy. Najmus loves hiking, travelling new places and reading novels in his leisure time.