Haider Research Group"The Haider Research Group"

Dr. Ishraq Shabib - Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University
Ishraq ShabibDr. Ishraq Shabib holds a B.Sc in mechanical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. both in Mechanical Engineering from Carleton University, Canada. After his Ph.D., he worked for two years as a post-doctoral visiting fellow at CANMET research laboratory of Natural Resources of Canada. In 2011, he joined the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso as a research assistant professor. Since 2013, he has been serving the school of engineering and technology of Central Michigan University as an assistant professor. His research interest includes deformation of crystalline nanostructures, radiation induced damage of materials, defect structure and property relationship, and atomistic & multiscale modeling.
Zia Ur Rahman - Doctoral Student, Science of Advanced Materials, Central Michigan University
Development of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Core-shell Nanoparticles and its Applications in Modern Drug Delivery Systems
Zia Ur RahmanThe focus of my present research project is the functionalization and tailoring of nanoparticle surfaces to perform specific tasks in a biological environment. The particles include superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, core-shell nanostructures and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanocomposites. The unique nanomaterials have been developed to address continued issues in cancer therapy, including cancer diagnosis and efficient drug delivery. Various characterization tools are being used to study the size distribution, agglomeration, surface texture and magnetic properties of the nanoparticles. For this purpose, the Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Beta Sizer, Atomic Force microscopy and Vibrating Sample Magnetometer are included but not only for characterization. Furthermore, the release of various drugs as a function of time is the important objective to study. The project might be extended to identification and study of the various types of proteins accumulation on different nanoparticle factionalized and nonfunctionalized surfaces.
Nahid Sultan Al-Mamun - Graduate Student, Central Michigan University
Additive manufacturing and Magnetron co-sputtering of materials for engineering applications
Nahid Sultan Al-MamunI am working on the development and characterization of materials through advanced manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing and physical vapor deposition. In the diverse areas of additive manufacturing, I am focusing on powder bed fusion type process, more specifically on selective laser melting. Tailoring the process parameters of the SLM process in order to achieve superior material performance for biomedical and other engineering applications is of my prime objective in the area of additive manufacturing. The development of multicomponent metallic thin film coating for the biomedical applications through magnetron co-sputtering is another area of my research. I am mostly interested in the corrosion and mechanical properties of the additively manufactured and magnetron co-sputtered materials. Different sophisticated material characterization techniques have been employed to correlate the experimental results from various electrochemical and mechanical tests.
Mahbub Alam Maruf - Graduate Student, Central Michigan University 
Mahbub Alam MarufThe goal of this project is to find the next generation Thermal Barrier Coating material which can replace conventional Yttria stabilized zirconia. The hafnia based TBCs have the potential to meet the requirement to be used in next-generation thermal barrier coating materials. In this project, microstructure and corrosion behavior of the yttria-stabilized hafnia based thermal barrier coating will be analyzed and compared with conventional Yttria based zirconia coating. The coating will be produced using magnetron sputtering. Corrosion is one of the material degradations in TBCs through the chemical reactions of molten salts and ceramic topcoat, especially with Na, S, V from fuel impurities and chloride in the form of salt from the sea or runway de-icing treatment or marine environment. These impurities can form Na2SO4 and V2O5 at elevated temperature and deposited on the Gas turbine blades. To evaluate YSHs performance as TBC, electrochemical tests will be performed in the Gas Turbine environment with the presence of (Na2SO4+V2O5) solution and compared its performance with conventional YSZ.
Syed Nabeel Ahmed - Graduate Student, Central Michigan University
Graphene/SPION-photocatalytic nanocomposites as nanosorbents for the water and wastewater treatment
Syed Nabeel AhmedI am currently working on the photocatalytic nanocomposites for water and waste water treatment. This project is based upon the development of nanocomposite of graphene oxide with core-shell Fe3O4/ZnO/TiO2 nanoparticles as nanosorbents for the removal of toxic ions and bacteria from water and waste water. The nanostructure composite developed for this purpose will consist of a mixture of functionalized graphene oxide and core-shell nanoparticles of Fe2O3/ZnO/TiO2. In the past years it has been shown that graphene has a very high electrical conductivity of electron knows as ballistic behavior. Combination of this character with being hydrophilic in nature, will provide higher efficiency of the water purification process. The Fe3O4, TiO2 and ZnO photocatalysts act as nanosorbents in UV-vis light and attract all the micro level impurities such as metal ions (e.g. Pb+2 and Cr+6) and dissolved minerals with chloride and sulfate ions. This nanocomposite is expected to be an excellent contribution in the field of water purification and separation.
Hafiz Muhammad Hamza - Graduate Student, Central Michigan University
Additive manufacturing and characterization of stainless stell and titanium based alloys for biomedical applications
Hafiz Muhammad HamzaExciting and challenging materials demand new manufacturing techniques. 3D printing goes beyond all limits challenged by conventional manufacturing methods. The motive of my research project is to 3D print stainless steel and titanium based complex structures with Reinshaw AM250 printer for biomedical applications such as bone scaffolds and dental implants. To treat the skeletal fractures and to replace small portion of bones, bone scaffolds are in use as an alternative to natural bone. An ideal bone scaffold material must meet the bio functionaland structural properties of natural bone. After printing the required material, mechanical and electrochemical behavior are being analyzed. Another challenge of these scaffolds is to favor cell growth on its surface. My sole purpose is to mitigate these challenges. This work will include printing such structures, favor their enhanced mechanical properties, electrochemical behavior and provide all necessary environments for the material to stay in body without causing infections.
Muhammed Mudasser Khan - Graduate Student, Central Michigan University
Combinatorial development of bulk metallic glasses with potential applications for next-generation intracoronary drug-eluting stents
Muhammed MudasserThe focus of this project is to fabricate a quintessential novel biomaterial for new-generation intracoronary drug-eluting stents. Amorphous multicomponent thin films will be developed using RF/DC Magnetron co-sputtering. Compositional libraries will be synthesized through the variation of sputtering parameters and each composition will be extensively characterized to choose a system having incredible combination of biocorrosion resistance, biocompatibility, polymer-like formability and other mechanical properties desired for bioimplants. The chosen system will be both nanoimprinted and dealloyed via selective leaching for drug delivery purposes. Using a model drug, the drug-release-kinetics will be optimized via channelling the multiscale nanopatterns and induced nanoporosity.
Turner Systma - Undergraduate Student, Central Michigan University
Nanomaterials and 3D Printing
Mckay Lynn Matheson - Undergraduate Student, Central Michigan University
Biomaterials
Syed Shah Rooq Razvi - Undergraduate Student, Central Michigan University
Additive Manufacturing
Abed Allah Assaf - Undergraduate Student, Central Michigan University
Additive Manufacturing
Post Doc Alumni

Ali Nemati Dr. Ali Nemati
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Sharif University of Technology


Graduate Student Alumni

Jahangir Khan Lodhi Jahangir Khan Lodhi
Jahangir is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Penn State University
Hassnain Asgar
Hassnain is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Cornell University, NY
Usman Riaz Usman Riaz
Usman is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.
Umair Shah Umair Shah
Umair is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Ohio State University.
Akib Jabed Akib Jabed 
Currently at University of Texas at Dallas
Run Zhu
Currently at the University of Toronto


Undergraduate Student Alumni

Andrew Auqier
Christina Hill
Madison Tahaney