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Dr. Raza Moshwan

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (University of Queensland) Australia
M.Eng.Sc. (University of Malaya) Malaysia
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (KUET) Bangladesh

Room # 814 | Ext #590

Raza Moshwan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the IUBAT – International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his PhD in Materials Engineering from The University of Queensland, Australia under the supervision of Professor Jin Zou and Professor Zhi-Gang Chen. He has been awarded several prestigious scholarships including International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and UQ Centennial Scholarship (UQCent) from The University of Queensland (accept); RMIT PhD International Scholarship (RPIS) from RMIT (decline); Curtin Strategic International Research Scholarship (CSIRS) from Curtin University (decline); and QUT Postgraduate Research Award (QUTPRA) from QUT (decline) for his PhD study. In his early career, Dr. Moshwan worked as a visiting researcher in the Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI) at the Osaka University, Japan. He possesses an extensive knowledge on Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), FEI Scios Focused Ion Beam (FIB) machine and X-ray diffraction analyses. He obtained his M.Eng.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malaya, Malaysia and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. His research focuses on the welding, brazing and the development of high‐performance nano structured metal chalcogenide thermoelectric and the understanding of the underlying mechanisms.

PhD in Materials Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia
M.Eng.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh

    A. Peer-reviewed journal papers

  1. R. Moshwan, L. Yang, J. Zou, Z.-G. Chen, Eco-Friendly SnTe thermoelectric materials: progress and future challenges, Advanced Functional Materials, 27 (2017) 1703278. IF 16.836
  2. R. Moshwan, W.-D. Liu, X.-L. Shi, Y.P. Wang, J. Zou, Z.-G. Chen, Realizing high thermoelectric properties of SnTe via synergistic band engineering and structure engineering, Nano Energy, 65 (2019), 104056. IF 16.602
  3. R. Moshwan, W.-D. Liu, X.-L. Shi, Y.P. Wang, H. Gao, S. Qiang, J. Zou, Z.-G. Chen, Outstanding thermoelectric properties of solvothermal-synthesized Sn1-3xInxAg2xTe microcrystals through defect engineering and band tuning, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8 (2020), 3978-3987. IF 11.301
  4. R. Moshwan, X.-L. Shi, W.-D. Liu, L. Yang, Y. Wang, M. Hong, G. Auchterlonie, J. Zou, Z.-G. Chen, High thermoelectric performance in sintered octahedron-shaped Sn(CdIn)xTe1+2x microcrystals, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10 (2018), 38944-38952. IF 8.758
  5. R. Moshwan, X.-L. Shi, W.-D. Liu, Y. Wang, S. Xu, J. Zou, Z.- G. Chen, Enhancing thermoelectric properties of InTenanoprecipitate-embedded Sn1-xInxTe microcrystals through anharmonicity and strain engineering, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2 (2019), 2965-2971. IF 4.473
  6. R. Moshwan, F. Yusof, M.A. Hassan, S.M. Rahmat, Effect of tool rotational speed on force generation, microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir welded Al–Mg–Cr–Mn (AA 5052- O) alloy, Materials & Design, 66 (2015), 118-128. IF 6.289
  7. R. Moshwan, S.M. Rahmat, F. Yusof, M.A. Hassan, M. Hamdi,M. Fadzil, Dissimilar friction stir welding betweenpolycarbonate and AA 7075 aluminum alloy, InternationalJournal of Materials Research, 106 (2014), 258-266. IF 0.653
  8. X. Shi, A. Wu, W. Liu, R. Moshwan, Y. Wang, Z.-G. Chen, J.Zou, Polycrystalline SnSe with extraordinary thermoelectricproperty via nanoporous design, ACS Nano, 12 (2018), 11417-11425. IF 14.588
  9. W.-D. Liu, X.-L. Shi, R. Moshwan, S. Qiang, L. Yang, Z.-G.Chen, J. Zou, Effectively restricting MnSi precipitates forsimultaneously enhancing the Seebeck coefficient and electricalconductivity in higher manganese silicide, Journal ofMaterials Chemistry C, 7 (2019), 7212-7218. IF 7.059
  10. X. Shi, Z.-G. Chen, W. Liu, L. Yang, M. Hong, R. Moshwan, L.Huang, J. Zou, Achieving high Figure of Merit in p-typepolycrystalline Sn0.98Se via self-doping and anisotropystrengthening, Energy Storage Materials, 10 (2018), 130-138. IF 16.280
  11. X. Shi, K. Zheng, M. Hong, W. Liu, R. Moshwan, Y. Wang, X.Qu, Z.-G. Chen, J. Zou, Boosting the thermoelectric performanceof p-type heavily Cu-doped polycrystalline SnSe via inducingintensive crystal imperfections and defect phonon scattering,Chemical Science, 9 (2018), 7376-7389. IF 9.346
  12. W. Liu, X. Shi, R. Moshwan, M. Hong, L. Yang, Z.-G. Chen, J.Zou, Enhancing thermoelectric performance of (Cu1-xAgx)2Se viaCuAgSe secondary phase and porous design, SustainableMaterials and Technologies, 17 (2018) e00076. IF 4.375
  13. W. Liu, X. Shi, M. Hong, L. Yang, R. Moshwan, Z.-G. Chen, J.Zou, Ag doping induced abnormal lattice thermal conductivityin Cu2Se, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 6 (2018),13225-13231. IF 7.059
  14. W.-D. Liu, X.-L. Shi, R. Moshwan, L. Yang, Z.-G. Chen, J. Zou,Solvothermal synthesis of high-purity porous Cu1.7Seapproaching low lattice thermal conductivity, ChemicalEngineering Journal, 375 (2019), 121996. IF 10.652
  15. W.-D. Liu, X.-L. Shi, H. Gao, R. Moshwan, S.-D. Xu, Y. Wang,L. Yang, Z.-G. Chen, J. Zou, Kinetic condition driven phase andvacancy enhancing thermoelectric performance of low-cost andecofriendly Cu2-xS, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 7(2019), 5366-5373. IF 7.059
  16. F. Yusof, M.R.b. Muhamad, R. Moshwan, M.F.b. Jamaludin,Y. Miyashita, Effect of surface states on joining mechanisms andmechanical properties of aluminum alloy (A5052) andpolyethylene terephthalate (PET) by dissimilar friction spotwelding, Metals, 6 (2016), 101. IF 2.117
  17. F. Yusof, Y. Miyashita, N. Seo, Y. Mutoh, R. Moshwan,Utilising friction spot joining for dissimilar joint betweenaluminium alloy (A5052) and polyethylene terephthalate,Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 17(2012), 544-549. IF 3.422
  18. T. Zaharinie, F. Yusof, M. Hamdi, T. Ariga, R. Moshwan, Effectof brazing temperature on the shear strength of Inconel 600joint, The International Journal of AdvancedManufacturing Technology, 73 (2014), 1133-1140. IF 2.633
  19. T. Zaharinie, R. Moshwan, F. Yusof, M. Hamdi, T. Ariga,Vacuum brazing of sapphire with Inconel 600 using Cu/Niporous composite interlayer for gas pressure sensor application,Materials & Design, 54 (2014), 375-381. IF 6.289
  20. S. M. Rahmat, M. Hamdi, F. Yusof, R. Moshwan, Preliminarystudy on the feasibility of friction stir welding in 7075 aluminiumalloy and polycarbonate sheet, Materials ResearchInnovations, 18 (2014), S6-515-S6-519. IF 1.140
  21. X.-L. Shi, W.-D. Liu, A.-Y. Wu, V.T. Nguyen, H. Gao, Q. Sun, R.Moshwan, J. Zou, Z.-G. Chen, Optimization of sodiumhydroxide for securing high thermoelectric performance inpolycrystalline Sn1- xSe via anisotropy and vacancy synergy,InfoMat, 2 (2020) 1201– 1215

    B. Conference Presentations

  1. R. Moshwan, W.-D. Liu, X.-L. Shi, Y.P. Wang, J. Zou, Z.-G. Chen. Enhanced thermoelectric properties of SnTe-based materials. EAIT Postgraduate Conference 2017, (EPC 2017), 6th June 2017, The University of Queensland, Australia.
  2. R. Moshwan, F. Yusof, M.A. Hassan. Finite element simulation of residual stresses in friction stir welded AA 5052 plates. 2nd Advanced Materials Conference 2014, 25th – 26th November 2014, Langkawi, Malaysia
  3. R. Moshwan, F. Yusof, M.A. Hassan. Friction stir welding of dissimilar materials: experimental and simulation-A true perspective. High Impact Research – Joining Technology Symposium 2012, 16th May 2012, Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Engineering Metallurgy
  • Mechanics of Machinery
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Production Process

    A. Research Fields

  • Renewable Energy
  • Thermoelectric Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Energy Materials
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Welding
  • Brazing
  • Materials characterization

    B. Research Projects

  • Friction stir welding of dissimilar materials
  • Development of high efficiency metal chalcogenides thermoelectric materials

    C. Awards

  • Outstanding reviewer certificate from Materials & Design journal
  • Full tuition fee waives during the study of M. Eng. Sc. from the University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Graduate Research Assistant-ship during the study of M. Eng. Sc. from the University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Merit order scholarship throughout the four years study of B.Sc. engineering from Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh
  • Awarded junior scholarship in 2000 from the Govt. of Bangladesh
  • Awarded primary scholarship in 1997 from the Govt. of Bangladesh