Shirin Kaboli_PhotoShirin Kaboli

Assistant Research Professor

Department of Geoscience
High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC)
LFG 114
Phone: (702) 895-3071

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PhD in Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada 2015
MSc in Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada 2010
BSc in 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 polycrystalline materials. I conduct in-situ synchrotron x-ray diffraction deformation experiments in the D-DIA apparatus. For characterization of crystalline defects, I use electron channeling contrast imaging (ECCI) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) in a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM). On the modelling side, I use Elastic-Plastic Self-Consistent (EPSC) numerical modeling and MARC/Mentat finite element modeling. These research tools provide a better understanding of small-scale processes which dictate the large-scale deformation behavior of polycrystalline materials. Current projects include characterization of dislocations in bulk materials deformed under high pressure-temperature conditions, and synchrotron diffraction data analysis using numerical models.

Recent Publications

  • S. Kaboli, P. C. Burnley, G. Xia, H. W. II. Green, Activation volume measurements of forsterite olivine using Griggs and D-DIA apparatus. Geophysical Research Letters, (2017) (in press).
  • S. Kaboli and P. C. Burnley, ECCI, EBSD and EPSC characterization of rhombohedral twinning in poly-crystalline Alpha-alumina deformed in the D-DIA apparatus. Applied Crystallography, (2017) (in press).
  • S. Kaboli and R. Gauvin, Rotation axes analysis of deformed magnesium based on rotation contour contrast in a scanning electron microscope. Ultramicroscopy 154, 42-48 (2015).
  • S. Kaboli, H. Demers, N. Brodusch, R. Gauvin, Rotation contour contrast reconstruction using electron backscatter diffraction in a scanning electron microscope. Applied Crystallography 48, 776-785 (2015).
  • S. Kaboli, D. Goldbaum, R. R. Chromik, R. Gauvin, Electron channeling contrast imaging of plastic deforformation induced by indentation in polycrystalline nickel. Microscopy and Microanalysis 19(6), 1620-1631 (2013).