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- Polymers and composites processing and characterization
- Smart and advanced materials
- Compounding of colours in plastics
- Wood-plastic composites
- "Green" Composites
- Processes and materials for tissue scaffolds and skeletal structures
- Corrosion of ceramic coatings
- PhD (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), University of Toronto, 2003.
- MASc (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), University of Toronto, 1999.
- MS (Mechanical Engineering), San Jose State University, California, 1982.
- BE (Mechanical Engineering), Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan, 1977.
- Advanced Materials Engineering;
- Structure and Properties of Materials;
- Design for Manufacturing;
- Manufacturing System Design I;
- Quality Control;
- Manufacturing & Production Processes;
- Automotive Materials and Manufacturing (graduate course);
- Advanced and Smart Materials (graduate course);
Publications and presentations
Selected publications and presentations
- C.B. Park, G.M. Rizvi, and H. Zhang, "Plastic Wood Fiber Foam Structure and Method of Producing Same," U.S. Patent 6,936,200, August 2005
- G. Guo, G.M. Rizvi, and C.B. Park, "Chapter-11: Wood Composite Foams," in Wood-Polymer Composites, Oksman, K., and Sain, M., eds., Woodhead Publishing, pp. 227-256, 2008.
- G.M. Rizvi and C.B. Park, "Chapter 14 - Wood Flour Composite Foams" in: Handbook of Polymeric Foams and Foam Technology, D. Klempner and V. Sendijarevic, eds., Hanser, pp. 409-446, 2004.
Selected Journal publications:
- G.M. Rizvi and H. Semeralul, “Glass Fiber Reinforced Wood/Plastic Composites”, Journal of Vinyl & Additive Technology, v 14, n 1, pg. 39-42, March 2008
- G.M. Rizvi, C.B. Park and G. Guo, "Strategies for Processing Wood Plastic Composites with Chemical Blowing Agents," Journal of Cellular Plastics, v 44, n 2, pg. 125-137, March 2008.
- G. Guo, Y.H. Lee, G.M. Rizvi, and C.B. Park, “Influence of Wood Fiber Size on Extrusion Foaming of Wood Fiber/HDPE Composites”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, v 107, n 6, pg. 3505 - 3511, March 15, 2008.
- J. Zhang, C.B. Park, G.M. Rizvi, H. Huang, and Q. Guo, "Investigation on the uniformity of HDPE/Wood fiber composites in a twin-screw extruder", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, v 113, n 4, pg. 2081-2089, 2009.
- K.B. Adhikary, M.R. Islam, G.M. Rizvi, and C.B. Park, "Effect of Extrusion Conditions on the Surface Quality, Mechanical Properties, and Morphology of Cellular Wood Flour/High-Density Polyethylene Composite Profiles", Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, submitted, July 2010.
- J. Zhang, G. M. Rizvi, C. B. Park and Mohammad M. Hasan, “Study on cell nucleation behavior of HDPE–wood composites/supercritical CO2 solution based on rheological properties”, Journal of Materials Science, v 46, n 11, pg. 3777-3784, 2011.
- K.B. Adhikary, M.R. Islam, G.M. Rizvi, and C.B. Park, “Effects of Lubricant Content on Extrusion Processing and Mechanical Properties of Wood Flour–High Density Polyethylene Composites”, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, v 24, n 2, pg. 155 — March 2011.
- J. Zhang, G.M. Rizvi, and C.B. Park, “Effects of Wood Fiber Content on the Rheological Properties, Crystallization Properties, and Cell Morphology of Extruded Wood Fiiber/HDPE Composites Foams”, BioResources; v 6, n 4, pg. 4979-4989, 2011.
- M. Mahmoodi, S. Park, and G. Rizvi, “Feasibility Study of Thin Micro Injection Molded Components” Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 52, no. 1 pg 180-190, 2012.
- E Soury, A. H. Behravesh, G. M. Rizvi, N. J. Jam, “Rheological Investigation of Wood-Polypropylene Composites in Rotational Plate Rheometer”, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, Springer, Vol 20, 2012. DOI 10.1007/s10924-012-0502-x Published online July 8 2012.