• Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology
Amir Asadi

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Manitoba – 2013
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology – 2006
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology – 2004

Research Interests

    • Lightweight polymer hybrid (micro/nano) composites with enhanced mechanical and multifunctional properties
    • Lightweight automotive composites 
    • Scalable manufacturing of composites with engineered performance
    • Damage predictive modeling in polymer composite
    • Additive manufacturing of 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.

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.