Our Team



Sina Shahbazmohamadi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests:
Correlative Microscopy, 3D Imaging and Image Processing, Terahertz Imaging and Failure Analysis
BS (Mechanical Engineering) Semnan University
MS (Mechanical Engineering) University of Connecticut
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) University of Connecticut
Post Doc Fellowship (Electrical and Computer Engineering) University of Connecticut





Hi, I’m Bahar. I’m interested in image processing and machine learning algorithms. I’m currently working on automatic detection of defects of ICs based on the 3D image data acquired by our micro CT, this allows us to automatically distinguish counterfeit electronic parts. I’m also working on an online tool for displaying 3D images taken in the lab. You can find the link here (finds.engr.uconn.edu). By this tool, one can visualize and manipulate 3D data with no need of a high CPU or GPU.

If you have any question please contact me at bahar.ahmadi@uconn.edu










Hey! My name is Joe and I’m the 3-D X-ray Tomography Specialist for the REFINE Lab. I’m very enthusiastic about learning and sharing knowledge, particularly on new topics and techniques that grant insight into the beautiful but obscure micro- and nano-scale worlds. In my research, I aim to effectively capture, visualize, and understand multi-scale phenomena, so solutions can be reached for pervasive industrial problems and new technologies/research can be developed. Current research topics include non-destructive alternatives for microelectronic quality assurance and counterfeit detection tests, reverse engineering three-dimensional information for multi-physics simulation and additive manufacturing, and the use of correlative microscopy for the characterization of materials for drug delivery, quality assurance of thermal barrier coatings of turbine blades and microelectronic counterfeit detection.








Hi, I’m Nick! I love learning about all phenomena that pertain to everyday life and pushing the limits of new and cutting-edge research topics. My initial research as an undergraduate student was in topics of musical instruments and acoustics. During this process, unusable antique musical instruments were recreated. This was done by utilizing x-ray tomography, reverse engineering, and additive manufacturing techniques. As a graduate student at Manhattan College, I am conducting my thesis in the field of inspection and non-destructive testing for microelectronics. After graduation, I will attend UCONN as a full-time Ph.D. candidate and join the REFINE laboratory.