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**Mst (Kamrun) Kamrunnahar**

**Contact:**

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics Penn State University University Park, PA 16802

Tel. (814) 865-0663 (W) Fax: (814) 863-7967 (W) Email: muk11@psu.edu

**Education:**

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Process Control (Major: Chemical Engineering.): University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2001

Thesis title: “ARMarkov Model-based Predictive Control: Design and Stable Tuning”.

  • M.Sc. (Chemical Engg.): Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1995
  • B.Sc. (Chemical Engg.): Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1993

**Appointments:**

  • Research Associate (Aug. ’06 –), Engineering Science and Mechanics Dept., Penn State University, University Park, PA

Working on: (i) Optimization of electroencephalographic (EEG) data acquisition techniques (ii) Developing Laboratory systems for human EEG data Acquisition and analysis for teaching and research purposes (iii) Led a study group at the Center for Neural Engineering (CNE) by giving weekly seminars in the Fall 2006 semester on the textbook “Neural Engineering” (iv) Designing (along with Professor Steven Schiff) a lecture series on Brain Machine Interface (BMI) to present at the CNE in the spring 2007 semester (v) Submitted Research Initiation Grant proposal to the National Science Foundation (vi) Submitting Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award proposal to the National Institute of Health

  • Research Associate (Jan ’05-July’06), Engineering Science and Mechanics Dept., Penn State University, University Park, PA

Worked on: (i) Data Mining and Model development to study corrosion properties of metals and alloys using Neural Networks, statistical methods, and Bioinformatics tools (ii) Submitted proposal on “Soft Computing Techniques for Mapping Patient Information to Cardiovascular Effects” as Co-Principal Investigator (iii) Trained a WISEr (Women in Science and Engineering) student on data mining methodologies and tools.

  • Post-doctoral Scholar (June ’03 – Dec. ’04), Material Science and Engineering Dept., Penn State University, University Park, PA.

Worked on: (i) Modeling Fundamental Role of Nano-scale Oxide Films in the Oxidation/Reduction Reactions on Noble Metal Electrocatalysts, specifically applicable to fuel cells. (ii) Development of Figure of Merit for the Quality of a ZrO2 Coating on Boiling Water Reactor Surfaces. (iii) Submitted proposal on “Role of nano-scale oxide films on metal electrocatalysts in fuel cell” as Co-Principal Investigator.

  • Post-doctoral Research Associate (Sep. 2001 –March 2003 ), Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, Illinois.

Worked on: (i) ‘Parameter sensitivity analysis of pit initiation at single sulfide inclusions in stainless steel’. (ii) ‘Portal development for the parameter sensitivity analysis of Copper electrodeposition for making interconnects on microelectronic devices’. (iii) ‘Modeling of Copper electrodeposition in the presence of additive systems’.

  • Research Assistant (Sep. 1999 – July 2001), Dept of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada.

Worked on System Identification, Model-based Predictive Controller (MPC) design and analysis.

  • Teaching Assistant (Sep. 1997 - Dec 1997), Dept of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada.

Assisted with course on Numerical Methods.

**Publications (Published)**

  • L. Amelinckx, M. Kamrunnahar, and D.D. Macdonald, “Figure of Merit for the Quality of ZrO2 Coating Technology to Mitigate Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking in Boiling Water Reactors (BWR)”, Corrosion Science, 2006. 48 (11), p. 3646-3667.
  • M. KamrunNahar, and M. Urquidi-Macdonald, “Data Mining of Experimental Corrosion Data Using Neural Network”, Electrochemical Society Transactions: Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Advanced Materials, 2006, 1(4), p. 71-79.
  • M. Kamrunnahar, and D.D. Macdonald, “Challenges in the Theory of Electron Transfer at Passive Interfaces” Corrosion Science, 47, 3111-3139, 2005.
  • M. Kamrunnahar, D.G. Fisher, and B. Huang, “Performance Assessment and Robustness Analysis Using an ARMarkov Approach”, Journal of Process Control, 14(8), 915-925, 2004.
  • M. Kamrunnahar, R.D. Braatz, and R.C. Alkire, “Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of Pit Initiation at Single Sulfide Inclusions in Stainless Steel”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 151(2), B90-B97, 2004.
  • M. Kamrunnahar, D.G. Fisher, and B. Huang, “Model Predictive Control Using an Extended ARMarkov Model”, Journal of Process Control, 12(1), 123-129, 2002.
  • M. Kamrunnahar, B. Huang, and D.G. Fisher, “Estimation of Markov Parameters and Time-Delay/ Interactor Matrix”, Chemical Engineering Science, 55 (17), 3353-3363, 2000.
  • M. Kamrunnahar, B. Huang, and D.G. Fisher, “Predictive Control Using an Extended ARMarkov Model”, proceedings of the IFAC ADCHEM Conference, Pisa, Italy, 2000.

** Publications (In progress)**

  • M. Kamrunnahar, and M. Urquidi-Macdonald, “Prediction of Metal/Alloy life using Neural Network in Data Mining of Experimental Corrosion Data”, to be submitted.
  • M. Kamrunnahar, and M. Urquidi-Macdonald, “Data Mining of Experimental Corrosion Data on Nickel Alloy and Carbon Steel Using Cluster Analysis”, to be submitted.

** Conference Presentations**

  • M. Kamrunnahar, and M. Urquidi-Macdonald, “Data Mining of Experimental Corrosion Data Using Neural Network”, presented at the 208th Annual Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting, Los Angeles, October 2005.
  • Alameda, J., et al., “The Alliance Science Portal”, presented by J. Alameda at the AIChE 2002 Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, 2002.
  • M. Kamrunnahar, B. Huang, and D.G. Fisher, “Statistical Properties of Model Parameters Estimated Using ARMarkov Identification”, presented at the 49th CSCHE Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, Oct. 1999.
  • M. Kamrunnahar, B. Huang, and D.G. Fisher, “Model Predictive Control Using ARMarkov/LS Identification and a Fractional Control Horizon”, presented at the Annual AICHE Meeting, Miami, Nov. 1998.
  • M. Kamrunnahar, B. Huang, and D.G. Fisher, “Time-Delay/ Interactor Matrix Estimation Using ARMarkov Least-squares Method”, presented at the 48th CSCHE Conference, London, Canada, Oct. 1998.

**Other Technical Reports**

  • “Reaction Plane Model for Copper Electrodepostion on Flat Surface”, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
  • “Experimental evaluation of ARMarkov Model-based Predictive Controller on a pilot scale CSTH”, Chemical & Materials Engg Dept., University of Alberta, Canada, 2001.
  • “State Space Model Predictive Control (MPC) for Multirate Systems - State Estimation and Disturbance Prediction Issue”, Chemical & Materials Engg Dept., University of Alberta, Canada, 1999.
  • “Model Predictive Control Using Semidefinite Programming”, Chemical & Materials Engg Dept., University of Alberta, Canada, 1999.
  • “Model Identification of Light Bulb Equipment Using Real-time Data”, Chemical & Materials Engg Dept., University of Alberta, Canada, 1996.

** Other Honors and Awards**

  • Canadian International Development Agency Scholarship to study MSc. Engineering (1994-1995).
  • Canadian International Development Agency PhD Scholarship (1996-2001).
  • First Grade Merit award, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, August 1988 – December 1993.
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