Amir Asadi

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Additive manufacturing of polymer composites
  • Hybrid (micro/nano reinforcement) polymer composites
  • Lightweight composites for energy applications
  • Scalable manufacturing of composites with engineered performance
  • Predictive modeling and damage evolution in polymer composites
  • Process-structure-property relationship in nanocomposites

Awards & Honors

  • Best Paper Award in COM 2010 Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 2010.
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship, University of Manitoba, 2008-2011.
  • International Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Manitoba, 2008.
  • International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship, University of Manitoba, 2007.


  • Postdoctoral fellow, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2014-2017).
  • PhD. in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada (2013).
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran (2006).
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran (2004).

Selected Publications

A. Asadi, F. Baaij, H. Mainka, M. Rademacher, J. Thompson, K. Kalaitzidou. Basalt fibers: An alternative to glass fibers in sheet molding compound (SMC) composites. Composites: Part B, Vol. 123: 210-218, 2017.

A. Asadi, M. Miller, AV. Singh, RJ. Moon, K. Kalaitzidou. Lightweight sheet molding compound (SMC) composites containing cellulose nanocrystals. Composites Structures, Vol. 160: 211-219, 2017.

A. Asadi, M. Miller, S. Sultana, RJ. Moon, K. Kalaitzidou. Introducing cellulose nanocrystals in sheet molding compound. Composites: Part A, Vol. 88: 206-215, 2016.

A. Asadi, M. Miller, RJ. Moon, K. Kalaitzidou. Improving the interfacial and mechanical properties of short glass fiber/epoxy composites by coating the glass fibers with cellulose nanocrystals. Express Polymer Letters, Vol. 10(7): 587–597, 2016.

A. Asadi, J. Raghavan. Model for evolution of quasi-static transverse cracking in multiple plies of multidirectional polymer composite laminates. Composite Structures, Vol. 132: 665-679, 2015.