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Sabrina Nilufar

Sabrina Nilufar, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015

Dr. Sabrina Nilufar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Materials Engineering. Her research focuses on Advanced Materials, Covetics, Reinforced Composite Materials, and Additive Manufacturing.

Current Research

The current demand for lightweight and high-performance materials led to the creation of novel materials with improved properties and reduced mass and dimension. This can be achieved by developing new processing methods and controlling processing parameters. As a consequence, the microstructure of the materials will be altered leading to the improvement of material properties. The overall goal of our research is to manufacture next-generation materials and to carry out the multiscale characterization of structure, composition, and properties for application in the structural, aerospace, defense, biomedical, and other industrial applications.


SIU Professor Sabrina Nilufar

Engineering E-12


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015.
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University, 2007.
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2003.


  • ENGR 350 A/B: Mechanics of Materials
  • ME 405: Transportation Power Systems
  • ME 411: Manufacturing Methods: Engineering Materials
  • ME 472: Materials Selection for Design
  • ME 477: Fundamentals of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
  • ME 586: Additive Manufacturing

Selected Publications

  • S.D. Nath and S. Nilufar, “An overview of additive manufacturing of polymers and associated composites”, “Polymers”, 12(11), 2719-2752, 2020.
  • J. A. Varnell, M. Bakir, A. M. DiAscro, X. Chen, S. Nilufar, I. Jasuik, and A. A. Gewirth, “Understanding the influence of carbon addition on the corrosion behavior and mechanical properties for an Al alloy “covetics”, “Journal of Materials Science”, 54 (3), 2668–2679, 2019.
  • H. M .I. Jaim, R. A. Isaacs, S. N. Rashkeev, M. Kuklja, D. P. Cole, M. C. LeMieux, I. Jasiuk, S. Nilufar, L.G. Salamanca-Riba, “Sp2 Carbon in Al- 6061 and Al-7075 Alloys in the Form of Crystalline Graphene Nanoribbons”, “Carbon”, 107, 56-66, 2016.
  • S. Nilufar, S. Siddiqi, and I. Jasiuk. “Multi-scale characterization of novel aluminum-carbon nanocomposites”’ In: Materials science and technology conference and exhibition; MS&T: 701-707, 2012.
  • M. C. Saha and S. Nilufar, “Nanoclay Reinforced Syntactic Foams: Flexure and Thermal Behavior”, “Polymer Composites”, 31(8), 1309-1494, 2010.
  • M. C. Saha, S. Nilufar, M. Major and S. Jeelani, “Processing and Performance Evaluation of Hollow Glass Microspheres Filled Epoxy Composites”, “Polymer Composites”, 29(3), 293-301, 2008.
  • S. Nilufar, M. C. Saha, and S. Jeelani, "Investigation on Flexural and Thermo Mechanical Properties of SiO2 Nanoparticles Infused Epoxy Syntactic Foams," SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, 2, 1133- 1143, 2007.
  • M.C. Saha, S.Nilufar, S. Jeelani, "Effect of Strain Rate on Compressive Behavior of Syntactic Foam," SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, 604-611, 2006.