Tahir Cagin

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Tahir Cagin

Office: RDMC 219
Phone: 979.862.2416
Email: tcagin@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • computational materials science and nanotechnology with emphasis on design
  • characterization and development of multifunctional nano-structured materials for device and sensor applications
  • fundamental studies on transport phenomena (heat, mass and momentum) at nanoscale and in confined media
  • thermal, mechanical, electronic and magnetic properties and phase behavior of materials
  • materials for thermal management, power generation and energy harvesting
  • development and application of multiscale simulation methods.

Awards & Honors

  • 1999 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (Theory)
  • William Keeler Faculty Fellow


  • Ph.D., Clemson University, 1988
  • M.S., Middle East Technical University, 1983
  • B.S., Middle East Technical University, 1981

Selected Publications

C. Sevik, H. Sevincli, G. Cuniberti, T. Cagin, “Phonon engineering in carbon nanotubes by controlling defect concentration,” Nano Letters 11, 4971-7 (2011).

O. U. Ojeda, and T. Çagin, “Hydrogen bonding and molecular rearrangement in 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene under compression,” J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 12085-93(2011).

J. B. Haskins, A. Kinaci, C. Sevik, H. Sevincli, G. Cuniberti and Tahir Çagin,“Control of thermal and electronic transport in defect engineered graphene nanoribbons,” ACS Nano 5, 3779-87 (2011).

B. Arman, Q. An, S.N. Luo, T. Desai, D.L. Tonks, T. Çagin, and W. A. Goddard, III “Dynamic response of phenolic resin and its carbon-nanotube composites to shock wave loading”, J. Appl. Phys. 109, 013503 (2011).

M. Mani-Biswas, T. Cagin, “Simulation Studies on Hydrogen Sorption and its Thermodynamics in Covalently Linked Carbon Nanotube Scaffold,“ J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 13752–13763 (2010).