Dr Hadis Khakbaz

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Hadis is a materials researcher in the School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering and in the Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing (AMPAM) at the University of Queensland, where she works as a post-doctoral research fellow and the lab manager in the UQ Composites lab. She received her Ph.D. from the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute at the University of Wollongong for her research on the development of nano-filled bio-thermoplastics as print media for 3D additive fabrication.

Hadis has an interest in a wide range of materials research activities, including additive manufacturing, nanocomposites, polymers processing, thermal conductivity, tribological properties, and corrosion.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong
  • Masters (Coursework) of Chemical Engineering, Tehran University
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology


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Book Chapter

  • Kannan, M. Bobby, Lenin, Praneesh, Khakbaz, Hadis and Zeng, Rong-Chang (2022). Recent approaches for enhancing of /MAO-Coated Mg and its alloys. Conversion Coatings for Magnesium and its Alloys. (pp. 465-488) Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-89976-9_21

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ambika Harikumar, Akshay Krishna, Basnayake, Asanka, Khakbaz, Hadis, Martin, Darren and Heitzmann, Michael (2023). Tribological performance of nylon-6/oyster shell composites. ASME 2023 42nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 11 - 16 June 2023. New York, NY, United States: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). doi: 10.1115/OMAE2023-104611