Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal

Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal
PhD Student ’17

Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal

 
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

205 Furnas Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
USA

eMail: m27@buffalo.edu


 


Current Research

Modeling of organic polymers as materials for optical applications.

Other Research Interests

Computational materials science and machine learning, as well as experimental techniques in materials science (materials characterization and processing, mechanical properties of materials, polymer structure and dynamics, nanomaterial fabrication, colloidal dispersions and formulations, interfacial phenomena, carbon-based micro-electromechanical systems, drug delivery).


About Atif


Professional Background

  • University at Buffalo, SUNY, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering since 2013
    • Graduate Research Assistant (with J. Hachmann) since 2014
    • Graduate Research Assistant (with P. Alexandridis) 2013–2014
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India), DST Unit on Nanoscience 2011–2012
    • Project Associate (with A. Sharma)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India), Biomaterials Processing and Characterization Laboratory 2009–2011
    • Undergraduate Research Assistant (with B. Basu, K. Balani)
    • Lab Manager (with K. Balani)

Education

  • University at Buffalo, SUNY, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineeringsince 2012
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India), Department of Materials Science and Engineering 2007–2011
    • BTech, Materials Science and Engineering, May 2011

Honors & Awards

  • SEAS Dean’s Fellowship for Outstanding Academic Performance 2013
  • BTech with First Distinction 2011
  • Proficiency Medal for the Best Bachelor of Technology Project in the Materials Science and Engineering 2011
  • First Poster Prize of the IIT Kanpur Chapter of Material Advantage 2011
  • Second Poster Prize at Materials Conclave 2010
  • Second Place in the Technical Paper Presentation Contest at Techkriti 2010
  • Third Poster Prize at Energy Conclave 2009
  • Best Project Award in the Manufacturing Processes Competition at IIT Kanpur 2008

Publications

  1. M.A. Faiz Afzal, S.K. Singh, Development of hydroxyapatite and silicon carbide composites via thermal plasma route for orthopedic applications, Trans. IIM, submitted.
  2. M.A. Faiz Afzal, S. Kalmodia, P. Kesarwani, B. Basu, K. Balani, Bactericidal effect of silver reinforced carbon-nanotube and hydroxyapatite composites, J. Biomater. Appl. 27 (2013), 967–968.
  3. M.A. Faiz Afzal, P. Kesarwani, S. Kalmodia, M. Reddy, B. Basu, K. Balani, Functionally graded hydroxyapatite-alumina-zirconia biocomposite: Synergy of toughness and biocompatibility, Mater. Sci. Eng. C 32 (2012), 1164–1173.

Presentations

  1. TBD, CBE Graduate Research Symposium, Buffalo (NY), Oct 2014. (poster)
  2. Thermodynamics of surfactant solutions, CBE Graduate Research Symposium, Buffalo (NY), Sep 2013. (poster)
  3. Development of HA/SiC composites via thermal plasma route, International Conference and Workshop on Nanostructured Ceramics and other Nanomaterials, Delhi (India), Mar 2012. (poster)
  4. Structural, mechanical and bactericidal properties of Ag reinforced CNT/HA composites, International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, Hyderabad (India), Jan 2012. (poster)
  5. Functionally stepped hydroxyapatite-alumina-zirconia: Potential bone-implant, International Conference on Biomaterials and Implants, Kolkata (India), Jul 2011. (talk)
  6. Functionally stepped hydroxyapatite-alumina-zirconia: Potential bone-implant, Materials Conclave, Kanpur (India), Dec 2010. (poster)
  7. Homeland Security using detection of Muons, Energy Conclave, Kanpur (India), Dec 2009. (poster)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) since 2014

Professional Service

  • Assistant to the organizers of the international conference Materials Conclave 2010