Dr Imrana Kabir

Dr Imrana Kabir

  • Doctor of Philosophy:  Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wale
  • Bachelor of Engineering: The University of New South Wales. First class honours
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr. Imrana I. Kabir is currently a Lecturer 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 of fire conditions. Her current research foci are on flame-retardant, eco-composite, green, biodegradable, simulation of fire-resistant, multifunctional, photocatalyst, recyclable, and/or transformable materials. In addition to her B.E. and Ph.D. academic experience, she also has over 7 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.

+61 (2) 9385 1223
Room 402H, Level 4, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Building, UNSW, High St., Kensington 2052, NSW, Australia
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Wang W; Yuen ACY; Yuan Y; Liao C; Li A; Kabir II; Kan Y; Hu Y; Yeoh GH, 2023, 'Nano architectured halloysite nanotubes enable advanced composite separator for safe lithium metal batteries', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 451, pp. 138496 - 138496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2022.138496
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kabir II; Osborn JC; Lu W; Mata JP; Rehm C; Yeoh GH; Ersez T, 2022, 'Structure evolution of nanodiamond aggregates: a SANS and USANS study', Journal of Applied Crystallography, vol. 55, pp. 353 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S1600576722002084
    Journal articles | 2021
    Fu Y; Kabir II; Yeoh GH; Peng Z, 2021, 'A review on polymer-based materials for underwater sound absorption', Polymer Testing, vol. 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2021.107115
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kabir II; Sheppard LR; Shahmiri R; Liu R; Le A; Lu X; Hanaor D; Chen WF; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2021, 'Correction to: Contamination of TiO2 thin films spin coated on rutile and soda–lime–silica substrates (Journal of Materials Science, (2020), 55, 19, (8061-8087), 10.1007/s10853-020-04592-9)', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 56, pp. 17874 - 17875, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-021-06475-z
    Journal articles | 2021
    Nazir MT; Khalid A; Kabir I; Wang C; Baena J-C; Akram S; Bhutta MS; Yasin G; Phung T; Yeoh G, 2021, 'Flame Retardancy and Excellent Electrical Insulation Performance of RTV Silicone Rubber', Polymers, vol. 13, pp. 2854 - 2854, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym13172854
    Journal articles | 2021
    Nazir MT; Khalid A; Wang C; Baena J-C; Kabir I; Akram S; Paramane A; Haq IU; Phung T; Yeoh G, 2021, 'Synergistic effect of additives on electrical resistivity, fire and smoke suppression of silicone rubber for high voltage insulation', Composites Communications, pp. 101045 - 101045, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2021.101045
    Journal articles | 2021
    Oliver S; Lei L; Fan KW; Wang C; Baena JC; Pham P; Lin Q; Kabir II; Wong EHH; Yuen ACY; Boyer C; Yeoh GH, 2021, 'Wet or dry multifunctional coating prepared by visible light polymerisation with fire retardant, thermal protective, and antimicrobial properties', Cellulose, vol. 28, pp. 8821 - 8840, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10570-021-04095-z
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yuen ACY; Chen TBY; Lin B; Yang W; Kabir II; De Cachinho Cordeiro IM; Whitten AE; Mata J; Yu B; Lu HD; Yeoh GH, 2021, 'Study of structure morphology and layer thickness of Ti3C2 MXene with Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS)', Composites Part C: Open Access, vol. 5, pp. 100155 - 100155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomc.2021.100155
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhu SE; Wang FD; Liu JJ; Wang LL; Wang C; Yuen ACY; Chen TBY; Kabir II; Yeoh GH; Lu HD; Yang W, 2021, 'BODIPY coated on MXene nanosheets for improving mechanical and fire safety properties of ABS resin', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2021.109130
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kabir I; Sorrell CC; Mofarah SS; Yang W; Yuen ACY; Nazir MT; Yeoh GH, 2020, 'Alginate/Polymer-Based Materials for Fire Retardancy: Synthesis, Structure, Properties, and Applications', Polymer Reviews, pp. 1 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15583724.2020.1801726
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kabir II; Fu Y; De Souza N; Baena JC; Yuen ACY; Yang W; Mata J; Peng Z; Yeoh GH, 2020, 'PDMS/MWCNT nanocomposite films for underwater sound absorption applications', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 55, pp. 5048 - 5063, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-020-04349-4
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kabir II; Fu Y; de Souza N; Nazir MT; Baena JC; Yuen A; Yeoh GH, 2020, 'Improved flame-retardant properties of polydimethylsiloxane/multi-walled carbon nanotube nanocomposites', Journal of Materials Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-020-05411-x
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kabir II; Sheppard LR; Shahmiri R; Liu R; Le A; Lu X; Hanaor D; Chen WF; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2020, 'Contamination of TiO2 thin films spin coated on rutile and soda–lime–silica substrates', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 55, pp. 8061 - 8087, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-020-04592-9
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kabir II; Sheppard LR; Shamiri R; Koshy P; Liu R; Joe W; Le A; Lu X; Chen WF; Sorrell CC, 2020, 'Contamination of TiO2 thin films spin coated on borosilicate and rutile substrates', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 55, pp. 3774 - 3794, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-019-04282-1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nazir MT; Phung T; Yeoh G; Yasin G; Akram S; Bhutta MS; Mehmood MA; Hussain S; Yu S; Kabir I, 2020, 'Enhanced dielectric and thermal performance by fabricating coalesced network of alumina trihydrate/boron nitride in silicone rubber for electrical insulation', Bulletin of Materials Science, vol. 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12034-020-02201-8
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yuen ACY; Chen TBY; Wang C; Wei W; Kabir I; Vargas JB; Chan QN; Kook S; Yeoh GH, 2020, 'Utilising genetic algorithm to optimise pyrolysis kinetics for fire modelling and characterisation of chitosan/graphene oxide polyurethane composites', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107619
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mittal D; Chen WF; Koshy P; Chen HK; Kabir I; Jiang Y; Liu Z; Sorrell CC, 2019, 'Intervalence charge transfer and thermodynamic effects on the photocatalytic performance of Fe/Mo single and codoped TiO2 thin films', SN Applied Sciences, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-0248-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kabir II; Sheppard LR; Liu R; Yao Y; Zhu Q; Chen W-F; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2018, 'Contamination of TiO2 thin films spin coated on rutile and fused silica substrates', SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, vol. 354, pp. 369 - 382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.09.009
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kabir II; Sorrell CC; Mada MR; Cholake ST; Bandyopadhyay S, 2016, 'General model for comparative tensile mechanical properties of composites fabricated from fly ash and virgin/recycled high-density polyethylene', Polymer Engineering and Science, vol. 56, pp. 1096 - 1108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pen.24342
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Nazir MT; Phung T; Kabir I; Yuen A; Yeoh G; Zhang Y; Yu S; Li S, 2019, 'Investigation on Dry Band Arcing Induced Tracking Failure on Nanocomposites of EPDM Matrix', in 2019 2nd International Conference on Electrical Materials and Power Equipment (ICEMPE), IEEE, Guangzhou, China,, pp. 309 - 312, presented at 2019 2nd International Conference on Electrical Materials and Power Equipment (ICEMPE), Guangzhou, China,, 07 April 2019 - 10 April 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/icempe.2019.8727291

  • 2022: ARC Research Hub for Fire Resilience Infrastructure, Assets and Safety Advancements (FRIASA) in Urban, Resources, Energy and Renewables Sectors, Co-CI, $ 4.997 mil

  • Future Women Leaders Conference Award (2019)
  • Visiting Fellowship Award (2019)
  • Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship (2018)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, UNSW Sydney (2016)

My Research Supervision

  • Preety Moni Doley (PhD, expected completion 2024)
  • Oliver Loewenthal (Honours, started Term 1 2022)

My Teaching

  • Lecturer: MMAN2600, Fluid Mechanics (Summer Term and Term 1)
  • Course convenor and lecturer: MMAN3000, Professional engineering and communication (Term 2)
  • Course convenor and lecturer: DESN3000 Strategic Design Innovation (Term 2 - Present)
  • Course convenor and lecturer: GSOE9820 Engineering Project Management (Term 2 -Present)