• 925 Citations
  • 15 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. I completed a MSc in Organic Chemistry in 2006, and an MBA in strategic management in 2010. 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" "smart self-sensing concrete" and "corrosion-resistant 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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Research Outputs

  • 925 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 2 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 2 Review article
  • 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 article

  • 15 Citations (Scopus)

    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 journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    Optical fibre sensors for monitoring sewer concrete corrosion

    Ams, M., Giri, P., Dekker, P., Taheri, S., Gonzalez, J., Clark, S., Kuen, T., Vorreiter, L., Bustamante, H. & Withford, M. J., Jun 2019, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1 p. 8872962

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

  • 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 paper

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    12 Downloads (Pure)

    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 journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Membership of network

    Global Young Academy (External organisation)

    Shima Taheri (Member)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Press / Media

    Adaptive, smart and resilient concrete infrastructures

    Shima Taheri


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Women in STEM

    Shima Taheri


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other