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Shahla Chowdhury

Shahla Chowdhury

Contact information
Office: 205 Akerman Hall
E-mail: schowdhu (at)

Shahla Chowdhury has an interest in nano-tribology, contact and solid mechanics, experimental solid mechanics, composite and nano-composite materials, finite element methods, and surface and coatings.


B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and technology, 2007
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2009
M.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2013


2017 - Present: Instructor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
2016: Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University
2015: Visiting Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University
2013 - 2015: Assistant Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University
2010 - 2013: Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2010 - 2011: Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2009: Research Affiliate, Florida Atlantic University
2007 - 2009: Visiting Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Independent University, Bangladesh
2007 - 2009: Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology


Honors Faculty Award, Texas A & M University, Fall 2016
Dean's Award, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology


  1. M. Humood S. Chowdhury, Y. Song, P. Tzeng, J. C. Grunlan,and A. A. Polycarpou, Scratch resistance of multilayer films for gas barrier and separation, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b11478, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Vol 8, 11128−11138, 2016.
  2. S. Chowdhury, J. Lee, K. Polychronopoulou, A. Cloud, J. Abelson, A. Polycarpou, Nano-tribological behavior of Hafnium Boride thin films, Thin Solid Films, (journal ISSN : 0040- 6090, DOI:10.1016/j.tsf.2015.10.030), 2015.
  3. S. Chowdhury, A. Vakis, Hanchi J., A. Polycarpou, Optimization of Molecularly Thin Lubricant to Improve Bearing Capacity at the Head-Disk Interface, Microsystem Technologies, Volume 21, Issue 7, pp 1501-1511, July 2015.
  4. S. C. Chowdhury, S. Chowdhury, M. F. Haider, B. A. Gama, “Multiscale Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Bundle Reinforced Polymer Composites”, 18th International Conference On Composite Materials, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2011.
  5. F. M. Kamal, S. Chowdhury, S. M. Moniruzzaman, J. Sadique and M. M. Razzaque, “Design and Fabrication of an Automated Scanner for Ultrasonic Testing of Journal Bearing” Journal of the Bangladesh Electronics Society, Vol. 7, No. 1-2, June-December 2007.

Current Courses

AEM 2031 -- Mechanics for Materials Engineers

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