• Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology,
  • Corrie & Jim Furber '64 Faculty Fellow
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

    • Scalable processing-manufacturing of multifunctional structural polymer composites with tailorable microstructure and performance
    • Additive manufacturing of polymer composites
    • Engineering of interfaces and microstructure in hierarchical polymer composites via coupled molecular simulation and in-operando characterization
    • Bottom-up fabrication of multimaterial nanostructures via fast and precise patterning/coating
    • Process-structure-property relationship of polymer composites
    • Predictive modeling of damage in polymer composites

Awards & Honors

  • NSF CAREER (Award #2143286): Fast-rate manufacturing of thermoplastic polymer composites with tailored crystalline morphology, microstructure and performance. Advanced Manufacturing-CMMI, 2022
  • Keynote Speaker of 5th Brazilian Conference on Composite Materials (BCCM), Sao Carlos, Brazil, 1/18/21-1/22-21
  • Invited Speaker of “Materials for Tomorrow – the Forest” conference, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 11/18/2020
  • Charlotte and Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow (Jan. 2019).
  • Invited Speaker, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Dayton, Ohio (Jan. 2019).

Selected Publications

  • M. Aramfard, O. Kaynan, E. Hosseini, M. Zakertabrizi, L.M. Pérez, A.Asadi. Aqueous Dispersion of carbon nanomaterials with cellulose nanocrystals: an investigation of molecular interactions. Small. 202202216, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202202216
  • O. Kaynan, L.M. Pérez, A.Asadi. Cellulose nanocrystal-enabled tailoring of the interface in carbon nanotube-and graphene nanoplatelet-carbon fiber polymer composites: implications for structural applications. ACS Applied Nanomaterials. Vol. 5(1), 1284-1295, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.1c03860.
  • S. Shariatnia, O. Kaynan, D. Jarrahbashi, A. Asadi Engineering bottom-up fabrication of functional multi-material nanostructures created through evaporation-induced self-assembly of nanocolloidal droplets. MRS Communications. Vol.12, 322–328, 2022.
  • M. Carrola, A. Asadi, H. Zhang, D.G. Papageorgiou, E. Bilotti, H. Koerner. Best of both worlds: synergistically derived material properties via additive manufacturing of nanocomposites. Advanced Functional Materials. 31 (46), 2103334, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202103334.
  • S. Shariatnia, A. Kumar, O. Kaynan, A. Asadi. Hybrid cellulose nanocrystals bonded carbon nanotubes/carbon fiber polymer composites for structural applications. ACS Applied Nanomaterials. Vol. 3(6), 5421–5436, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.0c00785