Name: Dr. Reza Shadnam
Educational Qualification: PhD
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
University: University of Alberta
Research Interests: Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemistry
Biography: Reza Shadnam serves as Manager- Science with KPMG in R&D Incentives practice, and an integral member of KPMGTax service line in Canada. An experienced management consulting professional and strategic problem solver with Engineering Management background and over 8 years’ experience across a variety of industry verticals including Oil & Gas, Power, Manufacturing, Technology, and Finance.Reza has experience identifying, assessing and addressing R&D project management/finance and scientific/technological risks in R&D process and R&D project management. Reza’s engagements have focused on private sector organizations seeking to evaluate and finance their R&D. To-date he has been / is directly involved with qualifying over $130 M worth of support for projects in Canada– including projects in mining, power generation, transportation (railway), oil & gas, manufacturing and environmental assessment (site remediation). An experienced facilitator, Reza has led R&Ds and senior executives through numerous financing and roadmap development sessions. He has delivered results for clients capitalizing on new growth opportunities - and those overcoming challenges - using data-based methodologies. In research organizations Reza has worked for 21 years contributing to civil, mechanical, chemical engineering, mining, power generation, heavy equipment, energy transportation, and energy generation industrial and infrastructure projects / programs. His expertise includes project management/governance, risk management, engineering and basic sciences, and workshop facilitation. Expert in monitoring, execution, and control of the work in an integrated setup. He also worked as a consultant and science teacher, and served as a Policy Advisor to the Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents. Currently with KPMG Reza is leading / engaged on a number of similar R&D project advisory/finance/ controls engagements for domestic & international projects.
1. Arnold, R., Shadnam, M.R. , “Innovation Goals in Software Development for Business Applications”, Statistics, Optimization and Information Computing, 2 (4), pp.368-383, 2014.
2. Arnold, R., Shadnam, M.R., “Analysis of Industrial Challenges and Capabilities in Computer Science and Software Development Sector: Model Driven Engineering”, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE), 129 (6), pp. 499-505, 2012.
3. Zhang, Y., Shadnam, M.R., Amirfazli, A., “Direct Laser Patterning of Self-assembled Monolayer Using Elliptical Laser Beams: A Parametric Study”, Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, 43 (8), pp. 1377-1384, 2011.
4. Shadnam, M.R., Amirfazli, A., “Analysis of micro-patterning of molecular monolayers using a CW laser beam: Curvilinear paths”, Journal of Computational & Theoretical NanoScience, 5 (10), pp. 2054-2059, 2008.
5. Meyyappan, S., Amirfazli, A., Shadnam, M.R., “Fabrication of Surface Energy/Chemical Gradients Using Self-Assembled Monolayer Surfaces” Langmuir: the American Chemical Society Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, 24 (6), pp. 2892-2899, 2008.
6. Nikkhoo, A., Rofooei, F.R., Shadnam, M.R., “Dynamic Behavior and Modal Control of Beams under Moving Mass”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 306 (3-5), pp.712-724, 2007.
7. Kirkwood, S.E., Shadnam, M.R., Amirfazli, A., Fedosejevs, R., “Mechanism Femtosecond Laser Pulse Desorption and Patterning of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold-Coated Substrates”, Journal of Physics (Institute of Physics), 59 (1), pp.428-431, 2007.
8. Shadnam, M.R., Amirfazli, A., “Kinetics of Alkanethiol Monolayer Desorption from Gold in Air”, Chemical Communications (Royal Society of Chemistry), 38, pp. 4869-4871, 2005.
9. Shadnam, M.R., Kirkwood, S.E., Fedosejevs, R., Amirfazli, A., “Thermo-Kinetics Study of Laser Induced Desorption of Self-Assembled Monolayer from Gold: Case of Laser Micropatterning”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109(24), pp. 11996-12002, 2005.
10. Shadnam, M.R., Kirkwood, S.E., Fedosejevs, R., Amirfazli, A., “Direct Patterning of Self Assembled Monolayers on Gold Using a Laser Beam”, Langmuir: the American Chemical Society Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, 20(7), pp. 2667-2676, 2004.
11. Shadnam, M.R., Amirfazli, A., “Mechanical Equilibrium Condition for Multi-phase Contact Lines and Multi-phase Contact Points”, Langmuir: the American Chemical Society Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, 19(11), pp. 4658-4665, 2003.
12. Shadnam, M.R., Abbasnia, R., “Stability of Pre-twisted Beams in Cross Bracings”, Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics, 43(2), pp. 328-335, 2002; also in Prikladnaya Mekhanika i Tekhnicheskaya Fizika, 43(2), pp. 187-196, 2002.
13. Shadnam, M.R., Rofooei, F.R., Mofid, M., Mehri, B., “Periodicity in the Response of a Nonlinear Plate under Moving Mass”, Journal of Thin Walled Structures, 40(3), pp. 283-295, 2002.
14. Shadnam, M.R., Rofooei, F.R., Mehri, B., “Dynamics of Nonlinear Plates under Moving Loads”, Journal of Mechanics Research Communications, 28(4), pp.453-461, 2001.
15. Shadnam, M.R., Mofid, M. and Akin, J.E., “On the Dynamic Response of the Plates under Moving Mass”, Journal of Thin Walled Structures, 39(9), pp. 797-806, 2001.