Mahboobeh Shahbazi


FEnEx CRC Foundation Fellow

Mahboobeh’s research career has centred on developing new and efficient methods to synthesise a variety of functional materials including superconductors and magnetocaloric materials and their applications such as for MRI and fusion reactors, hydrogen liquefaction, and green hydrogen production systems. She is passionate about understanding the fundamental relationships between material structure, physical and electronic properties of materials and, accordingly, improving their performance in practical applications.

Within QUT’s Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices, and the Centre for Materials Science, Mahboobeh’s research focuses on advanced fabrication and characterisation methods. These include developing novel high-temperature superconducting materials and magnetic materials which are necessary for commercial and environmental advances in the transport, medical and energy industries. In addition, she has a deep understanding of the measurement and characterisation of superconducting and magnetic properties using Physical Property Measurement Systems including magnetic measurements, Angular dependence of magnetoresistance, and transport properties at low temperatures and high magnetic fields.

Mahboobeh received her PhD from the University of Wollongong, Australia, in 2014 with a major in materials science. After graduating, she joined QUT where she followed her research studies on a variety of topics including solar cells, superconductors, and magnetic materials. In 2017, Mahboobeh was awarded an Advance Queensland Fellowship in partnership with Siemens. In addition, Mahboobeh collaborates effectively with Australian and overseas superconductivity experts and is a co-investigator with her collaborative network at The University of Queensland investigating Nanostructure engineered low activation superconductors for fusion energy. Both projects focus on developing and characterising superconducting components including iron chalcogenides and MgB2 wires/cables for application in superconducting motors/generators, MRI, and fusion reactors.


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