Shima Taheri


  • 864 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
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I am an expert on materials chemistry, nanotechnology, polymers, complex materials synthesis and plasma polymerization. I have worked in both industrial R&D and academic roles always with an emphasis on developing and commercializing new products and technologies for diversified areas ranging from automotive through biomedical to construction materials, both in Australia and overseas. My work is focused on the development of approaches and methodologies to benefit people and the environment. I was awarded my PhD in October 2015 from the University of South Australia (UniSA) in Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering. My research focus was on the development of a "substrate independent approach for fabrication of biocompatible nano-silver/polymer antibacterial coatings". Prior to my PhD, I completed a MSc in Organic Chemistry in 2006 on synthesizing organic compounds, investigating the role of appropriate catalysts on the reactions’ yield and condition, and replacing hazardous solvents with environmentally friendly ones such as water. I also completed an MBA  (2010) in strategic management. I joined an ARC-Linkage project between MQ and Sydney Water on concrete corrosion in March 2017, and I was working on developing methodologies to detect and monitor acid-attack corrosion on concrete sewer pipes. I have recently been awarded "MQRF 2018" and I am currently working on the design, fabrication, and commercialization of "smart self-healing concrete"I am also a member of Global Young Academy.  My life goal is to make differences in people’s life by adding quality and innovation to the day-to-day consumer products.

Research interests

  • Smart Self-Healing Concrete
  • Concrete Structural Health Monitoring
  • Cementitious Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings

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Silver Chemical Compounds
Nanoparticles Engineering & Materials Science
Coatings Engineering & Materials Science
Plasmas Engineering & Materials Science
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Polymers Engineering & Materials Science
Wastewater Engineering & Materials Science
Nanocapsules Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Outputs 2005 2019

  • 864 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 1 Conference paper

A review on five key sensors for monitoring of concrete structures

Taheri, S., 20 Apr 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 204, p. 492-509 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Concrete construction
Bragg gratings

Characterization of carbon fiber reinforced polymer strengthened concrete and gap detection with a piezoelectric-based sensory technique

Giri, P., Kharkovsky, S., Zhu, X., Clark, S. M., Taheri, S. & Samali, B., Jan 2019, In : Structural Health Monitoring. 18, 1, p. 172-179 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Carbon fibers
Piezoelectric transducers

A practical methodology to assess corrosion in concrete sewer pipes

Taheri, S., Ams, M., Bustamante, H., Vorreiter, L., Withford, M. & Clark, S. M., 2018, In : MATEC Web of Conferences. 199, 4 p., 06010.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference paperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Scanning electron microscopy

Binding of nanoparticles to aminated plasma polymer surfaces is controlled by primary amine density and solution pH

Taheri, S., Ruiz, J-C., Michelmore, A., MacGregor, M., Förch, R., Majewski, P. & Vasilev, K., 5 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 122, 26, p. 14986–14995 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Fibre optic temperature and humidity sensors for harsh wastewater environments

Ams, M., Ha, P., Taheri, S., Clark, S., Withford, M. J., Bustamante, H., Gonzalez, J. & Vorreiter, L., 2017, 2017 Eleventh International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST): proceedings. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Humidity sensors
Fiber optic sensors
Temperature sensors
Atmospheric humidity

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Membership of network

Global Young Academy (External organisation)

Shima Taheri (Member)

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