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Reza Rizvi

Associate Professor


Mechanical Engineering


Reza Rizvi is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, and he joined the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University on July 1st 2019. Prior to this, Reza was an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Reza’s research interests are in the scalable manufacturing of advanced materials such as adaptive polymers, graphene and other 2D layered nanomaterials, their integration with nano-enabled systems and composites, and their applications in various multidisciplinary engineering challenges. He is a PhD graduate from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and a BASc graduate from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. Previously, Reza held the prestigious NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chemistry Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, and before that he held the Canadian National Center of Excellence TVN postdoctoral fellowship at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. His previous works include developing materials for non-slip winter footwear, flexible pressure sensing nanocomposites, developing fully bio-based green composites for the automotive industry, and consulting to the automotive industry for environmental testing of automotive rubbers and plastics. Reza has been successful in securing significant funding from the National Science Foundation (US), NASA, NSERC and Magna. Furthermore, his work has been invited to several international conferences, and has been published in reputable journals such as Advanced Materials, ACS and AIP publications, as well as has resulted in 4 patents being filed.