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Macquarie University

Balaclava Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2109. Australia

Research Interests

Smart Self-healing Concrete


Advanced Manufacturing

Materials Science

Automotive Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings

Construction Adhesives and Sealants


Dr. Shima Taheri is a strong research and development professional with a PhD in Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering from University of South Australia. Shima holds a BSc in Chemistry, a MSc in Organic Chemistry and an MBA-Strategic Management. She is an expert on materials chemistry, nanotechnology, polymers, complex materials synthesis and plasma polymerization. Shima has worked in both industrial R&D and academic roles always with an emphasis on developing and commercializing new products and technologies for diversified areas ranging from automotive through biomedical to construction materials, both in Australia and overseas. Her interdisciplinary journal papers are well cited, and she has received many honors and awards including Best PhD Student Award 2015, the Dulux Group Excellence Award 2016, the Henkel Iran Best Employee Award 2007. She has recently been awarded a Research Fellowship by Macquarie University and currently working on the design, fabrication, and commercialization of smart self-healing concrete. Her works have always been focused on the development of approaches and methodologies to benefit nature and people. Her life goal is to make differences in people’s life by adding quality and innovation to the day-to-day consumer products.


Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) 2018

Dulux Group Excellence Award, 2016

Best PhD Student Award, School of Engineering UniSA 2015

First Place Poster Awards, School of Engineering 2013

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)