Photo_Shirin Kaboli


Doctor of Pilosophy: Materials Engineering (2011-2015)

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Master of Science: Materials Science and Engineering (2008-2010)

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Bachelor of Science: Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (2004-2008)

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

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.

Selected Journal Publications

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

S. Kaboli 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.

S. Kaboli, 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.

Teaching Experience

Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University
Teaching Assistant (Lab Demonstrations)
Graduate Level Courses:

• Analytical and Characterization Techniques (2014)
• Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) (2012-2014)
• Electron Beam Analysis of Materials (2013-2014)
• Phase Transformations (2013)

Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University
Teaching Assistant (Lectures)
• Thermodynamics of Materials (Undergraduate Level) (2008-2010)

Chemical Engineering and Society, McMaster University
Teaching Assistant (Reports Evaluations)
• Case Studies in the History of Technology (Undergraduate Level) (2009)

College of Engineering, University of Tehran
Teaching Assistant (Lectures)
• General Physics (Undergraduate Level) (2007)