Department of Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE)

Dr. Abdullahil Kafy

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE)

Educational Qualification

Ph.D.  in Mechanical Engineering

Institute               : Inha University, South Korea

Department         : Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Topic of Thesis    : Cellulose-Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite: A Renewable and Flexible Material for Sensors and Supercapacitor Electrode.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Production Engineering

Institute               : Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh.

Department         : Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE)

Topics of Thesis  : Optimization of Retail Supply Chain Network.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor                                                                           Feb 2021 – Present

Industrial and Production Engineering, MIST, Dhaka, Bangladesh

R&D Engineer                                                                                   May 2018 – Dec 2020

Motherson Elastomers Pty Ltd, Victoria, Australia.

Research Assistant                                                                            Mar 2013 – Feb 2018

Inha University, Incheon, South Korea

OE/HES Specialist                                                                            Sep 2011 – Feb 2013

Chevron Bangladesh, Bangladesh

Customer Relation Officer                                                               Jul 2010 – Aug 2011

Linde Bangladesh Ltd, Bangladesh.

Productivity Improvement Officer                                                             Oct 2009 – Jun 2010

BGMEA, Bangladesh.

Awards and Scholarships

  1. Dean’s Choice of the Best Researcher Award, Inha University, South Korea.
  2. Jungseok International Scholarship, Inha University, South Korea.
  3. Woojung Education and Culture Foundation scholarship, Booyoung Business Group, South Korea.
  4. Teaching Assistantship, Inha University, South Korea.
  5. Lab Assistantship, Inha University South Korea.

Technical Skills

Design and Analysis:  2D and 3D mechanical design of parts and Assembly, Finite Element Analysis.

Materials Processing: Injection molding, Extrusion, Wet processing, Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVP), Compression Molding, Casting, Pulping, Defibrating, Laminating, Lift off process.

Material Characterization: X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Optical Microscopy, Fourier-Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FTIR), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA).

Mechanical Testing:  Tensile and Compression test, Creep and Fatigue Testing

Manufacturing: Welding, General Machining, Mill/Lathe.

Software: Auto-CAD 2D/3D, Solid Works, Catia, Origin, Microsoft Office.

Research Interest:

Polymer Composite, Flexible Electronics, Finite Element Analysis, Smart Materials and Structure, Nano Cellulose based materials.

Journal Articles

  1. JRN Gnidakouong, X Gao, A Kafy, J Kim, JH Kim, “Fabrication and electrical properties of regenerated cellulose-loaded exfoliated graphene nanoplatelet composites,” Carbon Letters 29, 115–122, 2019.
  2. D Tsalagkas, L Zhai, A Kafy, JW Kim, HC Kim, J Kim, “Production of Micro-and Nanofibrillated Cellulose through an Aqueous Counter Collision System Followed by Ultrasound: Effect of Mechanical Pretreatments,” Journal of Natural Fibers 1-12, 2018.
  3. A Kafy, HC Kim, L Zhai, JW Kim, LV Hai, TJ Kang, J Kim, “Cellulose long fibers fabricated from cellulose nanofibers and its strong and tough characteristics,” Scientific Reports 7, 17683, Dec 2017.
  4. T Jayaramudu, K Varaprasad, HC Kim, A Kafy, JW Kim, J Kim, “Calcinated tea and cellulose composite films and its dielectric and lead adsorption properties,” Carbohydrate Polymers 171, 183 -192, Sept 2017.
  5. A Kafy, A Akther, L Zhai, HC Kim, J Kim, “Porous cellulose/graphene oxide nanocomposite as flexible and renewable electrode material for supercapacitor,” Synthetic Metals 223, 94-100, Jan 2017.
  6. LV Hai. HC Kim, A Kafy, L Zhai, JW Kim, J Kim, “Green all-cellulose nanocomposites made with cellulose nanofibers reinforced in dissolved cellulose matrix without heat treatment,” Cellulose 24, 3301–3311, 2017.
  7. A Akther, A Kafy, L Zhai, HC Kim, MIR Shishir, J Kim, “Ultrasonic wave propagation of flexible piezoelectric polymer for tactile actuator: simulation and experiment,” Smart Materials and Structures 25(11), 115043, Oct 2016.
  8. A Kafy, A Akther, MIR Shishir, HC Kim, Y Yun, J Kim, “Cellulose nanocrystal/graphene oxide composite film as humidity sensor,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 247, 221-226, Aug 2016.
  9. HC Kim, SC Mun, HU Ko, L Zhai, A Kafy, J Kim, “Renewable smart materials,” Smart Materials and Structure 25, 073001, May 2016.
  10. A Kafy, KK Sadasivuni, A Akther, SK Min, J Kim, “Cellulose/graphene nanocomposite as multifunctional electronic and solvent sensor material,” Materials Letters 159, 20-23, Nov 2015.
  11. A Kafy, M Maniruzzaman, BW Kang, J Kim, "Fabrication and Characterization of Titanium Dioxide-Cellulose Composite and Its Urea Biosensing Behavior," Sensors and Materials 27(7), 539-548, 2015.
  12. KK Sadasivuni, A Kafy, HC Kim, HU Ko, SC Mun, J Kim, “Reduced graphene oxide filled cellulose films for flexible temperature sensor application,” Synthetic Metals 206, 154–161, Jun 2015.
  13. A Kafy, KK Sadasivuni, HC Kim, A Akther, J Kim, “Designing flexible energy and memory storage materials using cellulose modified graphene oxide nanocomposites,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 5923–5931, Feb 2015
  14. KK Sadasivuni, A Kafy, L Zhai, HU Ko, SC Mun, J Kim, “Transparent and Flexible Cellulose Nanocrystal/Reduced Graphene Oxide Film for Proximity Sensing,” Small 11(8), 994-1002, Feb 2015.
  15. S Mun, M Maniruzzaman, H-U Ko, A Kafy, J Kim, “Preparation and characterisation of cellulose ZnO hybrid film by blending method and its glucose biosensor application”, Materials Technology, 30 (7), B150-B154, 2015.
  16. S Mun, MAH Khondoker, A Kafy, M Mohiuddin, J Kim, “Inkjet Printing of Customized Silver Ink for cellulose Electro Active Paper”, Journal of the Korean Society for Precision Engineering 31 (8), 737-742, 2014.

Conference Proceedings:

  1. A Kafy, HC Kim, Y Yun, TJ Kang, J Kim, “Fabrication and characterization of cellulose nanofiber/graphene oxide blended fibers”, Nano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors, and 3D Systems II 10597, 105970H 1 2018.
  2. A Kafy, J Kim, “Graphene Oxide Blended in Cellulose Nano Crystal Composite for Humidity Sensor,” International symposium on green manufacturing and applications (ISGMA 2017), Gyeongju, Korea, Jun 27-Jul 1, 2017.
  3. J Tippabattini, JW Kim, HU Ko, A Kafy, Y Li, J Kim, “Mechanical and electrical properties of calcinated tea-based cellulose composite films”, Nanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors, and 3D Systems 2017 10167, 101670F, 2017
  4. HU Ko, A Kafy, HC Kim, JM Kang, ES Choi, J Kim, "Fabrication of porous cellulose/graphene oxide composites and its energy storage characteristics," Proceedings of KSPE 2017 Spring Conference, Jeju, South Korea 17spp225, May 17-19, 2017.
  5. A Kafy, LV Hai, A Akther, MIR Shishir, J Kim, “Cellulose/graphene oxide composite for electrode materials of flexible energy devices,” Proceedings of 2017 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE, Portland, Oregon, USA, Mar 25-29, 2017.
  6. J Kim, HC Kim, L Zhai, A Kafy, “Recent Advancement of Renewable Smart Materials,” 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials & Structures, Orlando, USA, Mar 20-22, 2017.
  7. J Kim, HC Kim, L Zhai, JW Kim, A Kafy, “Zinc oxide – cellulose hybrid nanocomposites and their energy harvesting applications,” EMN Orlando Meeting on Caloric Materials, Orlando Fl, USA, Dec 11-15, 2016.
  8. HU Ko, A Kafy, J Kim, A Akther, JM Kang " Porous Structured Cellulose/Graphene Oxide Composite," Proceedings of KSPE Conference 2016, 346, Oct 26-28, 2016.
  9. A Kafy, L Zhai, J Kim, “Green all-cellulose composite reinforcing with nano fibrils cellulose from native hardwood pulp and recycled deinked paper”, KTAPPI Pan Pacific Conference 2016, 155-156, 1, 2016.
  10. A Kafy, MIR Shishir, HU Ko, EB Jo, J Kim, "Graphene oxide blended nanocrystalline cellulose composite," 15th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions (ERMR 2016), P1-55, Songdo, Incheon, Korea, Jul 4-8, 2016.
  11. A Kafy, A Akther, MIR Shishir, Eun Byul Jo, J Kim, “Synthesis and characterization of cellulose nanocrystal/graphene oxide blended films,” Proc. of 2016 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE, Vol.9802, pp.980204, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Mar 20-24, 2016.
  12. A Akther, A Kafy, HC Kim, J Kim, “Feasibility of transparent flexible ultrasonic haptic actuator”, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2016 9802, 98021S, 2016
  13. A Kafy, J Kim, A Akther, L Zhai, “Cellulose nanocrystal graphene oxide composite,” Proceedings of KSPE Conference 2015, South Korea pp.118, Dec 2015.
  14. A Kafy, KK Sadasivuni, SC Mun, J Kim, “A tactile sensor made of graphene/cellulose nanocomposite,” Proceedings. of 2015 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE, Vol.9434, pp.943403, San Diego,USA, Mar 8-12, 2015. (Invited paper).
  15. A Akther, JH Kim, A Kafy, SH Song, “Numerical Analysis of Ultrasonic Haptic Actuator”, Proceedings of KSPE Conference 2015, South Korea pp.326, Dec 2015.
  16. HU Ko, HC Kim, A Kafy, SY Kim, J Kim, “Array haptic actuator for flight simulator”, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2015 9434, 94340Y 2 2015.
  17. KK Sadasivuni, X Gao, A Kafy, SC Mun, J Kim, “Electro-optic effect in polydimethylsiloxane-cellulose nanocrystal composite for reconfigurable lens systems,” International Symposium on Optomechatronics Technologies (ISOT2014), Seattle, USA, Nov 5-7, 2014.
  18. KK Sadasivuni, SC Mun, A Kafy, EB Jo, J Kim, “Cellulose   Based Soft Actuator for Reconfigurable Lens,” International symposium on green manufacturing and applications (ISGMA 2014), Bexco, Korea, Jun 24-27, 2014.
  19. KK Sadasivuni, J Kim, M Yadav, A Kafy, SC Mun, “Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene/Cellulose Nanocomposite and its Temperature Sensing,” Proceedings of KSPE 2014 Jeju, South Korea, pp.199-200, May 14-16, 2014.
  20. A Kafy, M Yadav, KK Sadasivuni, SC Mun, X Gao, J Kim, “Synthesis and characterization of graphene/cellulose nanocomposite,” Proceedings of 2014 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE, Vol. 9060-7, San Diego, USA, Mar 9-13, 2014.
  21. S Mun, HU Ko, A Kafy, M Yadav, JH Kim, J Kim, “Fabrication and Application of ZnO nanorod grown ZnO-Cellulose Green Composite”, Proceedings of the Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering 2013.
  22. MAH Khondoker, A Kafy, M Mohiuddin, JH Kim, J Kim, “Conductive Silver Ink Customized for Inkjet Printing on Cellulose Electro-Active Paper”, Proceedings of the Korean Society of Precision Engineering Conference, 623-624, 2013.

Book Chapter

  1. KK Sadasivuni, A Kafy, L Zhai, HU Ko, SC Mun, J Kim, “Multi-functional and Smart graphene filled polymers as piezoelectrics and actuators” Graphene-based polymer nanocomposites in electronics, Springer International Publishing, 67-90, 2015.