photo_shirin-kaboli-copyShirin Kaboli

Assistant Research Professor

Office: LFG 114
Phone: (702) 895-1753

Vita of Shirin Kaboli



Doctor of Philosophy: Materials Engineering  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec   2015
Master of Science: Materials Science and Engineering  McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario 2010
Bachelor of Science: Metallurgy and Materials Engineering University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran 2008

Research Interests:

My research focuses on understanding the dynamic deformation and phase transformation behavior of materials including metals, rocks and minerals during the thermomechanical processes. I conduct deformation experiments using uniaxial hot-compression apparatus and in-situ x-ray diffraction. For characterization, I use electron channeling contrast imaging (ECCI) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) as well as transmission electron microscopy (TEM). For numerical modelling, I use Elastic-Plastic Self-Consistent (EPSC) modeling and MARC/Mentat finite element modeling. These research tools provide a better understanding of small-scale processes which dictate the large-scale thermomechanical behavior of materials. Current projects include experimental study of plastic deformation under deep earth conditions, testing stress percolation theory for stress transmission in rocks and analyze synchrotron diffraction data using numerical models.

Recent Publications

Kaboli S. and R. Gauvin, On Rotation Contour Contrast in Hot-Compressed Magnesium Alloys in a Scanning Electron Microscope, Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis, 5(3), 188-195, 2016.

Kaboli S. and R. Gauvin, Rotation Axes Analysis of Deformed Magnesium Based on Rotation Contour Contrast in a Scanning Electron Microscope, Ultramicroscopy, 154, 42–48, 2015.

Kaboli S., H. Demers, N. Brodusch and R. Gauvin, Rotation Contour Contrast Reconstruction using Electron Backscatter Diffraction in a Scanning Electron Microscope, Applied Crystallography, 48, 776-785, 2015.

Kaboli S. and J.R. Mcdermid, Effect of Process Variables on the Grain Size and Crystallographic Texture of Hot-Dip Galvanized Coatings, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A., 45(9), 3938-3953, 2014.

Kaboli S., D. Goldbaum, R.R. Chromik and R. Gauvin, Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging of Plastic Deformation Induced by Indentation in Polycrystalline Nickel, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 19(6), 1620-1631, 2013.


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