Shahla Chowdhury

Shahla Chowdhury

Shahla Chowdhury

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics


Akerman Hall
Rm 205
110 Union Street SE





M.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2013

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2009

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and technology, 2007

Professional Background

Instructor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2017-Present

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University, 2016

Visiting Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University, 2015

Assistant Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University, 2013-2015

 Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2013

Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2011

Research Affiliate, Florida Atlantic University, 2009

Visiting Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Independent University, Bangladesh, 2007-2009

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2007-2009

Research Interests

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.

Currently Teaching Courses
AEM 2031 -- Mechanics for Materials Engineers
Honors and Awards

2016: Honors Faculty Award, Texas A&M University

Dean's Award, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Selected Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.