• Associate Professor
Mohammad Naraghi Profile Photo

Educational Background

  • Ph.D Aerospace Engineering Structures and Materials University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 2005- 2009
  • Master of Science Civil Engineering Mechanics of Materials and Structures Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2002-2004
  • Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2002-2004

Research Interests

  • - Graphitic carbon-based multifunctional nanomaterials
    - Fabrication and characterization of bio-inspired nanocomposites
    - Experimental nanomechanics
    - Electrospinning of polymeric nanofibers
    - Mechanics of polymeric and biological nanofibers

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 - Best paper award, for: Naraghi M., Chasiotis I. and Hilton H. H., Theory of Designer Nano Viscoelastic Composites Proceedings World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society Conference Continuum Mechanics-09, Cambridge, UK, February 24 - 26.
  • 2009 - Roger A. Strehlow Memorial Award for outstanding research accomplishment, the award is presented annually in honor of professor Strehlow to a senior graduate student in recognition of outstanding research accomplishment.
  • 2007 - First place award, in the Sandia MEMS university alliance design competition, Characterization, Reliability and Nanoscale Phenomena category.

Selected Publications

  • Naraghi M., Arshad S. N. and Chasiotis I., Molecular orientation and mechanical property size effects in electrospun polyacrylonitrile nanofibers, Polymer, 7, pp. 1612-1618. 2011
  • Naraghi M., Filleter T., Moravsky A., Locascio M., Loutfy R. O. and Espinosa H. D., A Multiscale Study of High Performance Double-Walled Nanotube Polymer Fibers, ACS nano, 4, pp. 6463-6476. 2010
  • Arshad S. N., Naraghi M. and Chasiotis I., High strength carbon nanofibers derived from electrospun PAN, Carbon, 49, pp 1710-1719 2010.
  • Naraghi M, Ozkan T, Chasiotis I., Hazra S. S. and de Boer M. P. MEMS platform for on-chip nanomechanical experiments with strong and highly ductile nanofibers, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 20, 125022. 2010
  • Ozkan T, Naraghi M and Chasiotis I., Mechanical strength of vapor grown carbon nanofibers, Carbon, 48, pp. 239-244. 2010
  • Naraghi M. and Chasiotis I., Optimization of comb-driven devices for mechanical testing of polymeric nanofibers with large deformations, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 18 (5), pp. 1032-1046. 2009
  • Naraghi M., Chasiotis I. and Hilton H. H., Theory of Designer Nano Viscoelastic Composites, Proceedings of the World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society Conference Continuum Mechanics 09, Cambridge, UK, February pp. 225-233. 2009
  • Book Chapter: Chasiotis I. and Naraghi M, Mechanics of electrospun polymer nanofibers as pre-cursors to carbon nanomaterials, in Major Accomplishments in Composite Materials and Sandwich Structures, An Anthology of ONR Sponsored Research. Editor: Emmanuel Gdoutos, Springer. 2009
  • Naraghi M., Chasiotis I., Kahn H., Yongkui W. and Yuris D., Novel method for mechanical characterization of polymeric nanofibers, Review of Scientific Instruments 78, pp. 085108-085108-7. 2007
  • Naraghi M., Chasiotis I., Kahn H., Yongkui W. and Yuris D., Mechanical deformation and failure of electrospun polyacrylonitrile nanofibers as a function of strain rate, Applied Physics Letters 91, 151901. 2007