Mohammad Naraghi

Assistant Professor - Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: (979) 862-3323

Fax: (979) 845-6051

E-mail: Naraghi@aero.tamu.edu

Department Page

Education

  • Ph. D. 2009, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • M.S.E., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Research Interests

Dr. Naraghi's research interests include: Graphitic carbon-based Multifunctional nanoMaterials, Fabrication and Characterization of Bio-inspired Nanocomposites, Experimental Nanomechanics, Electrospinning of polymeric nanofibers, and Mechanics of polymeric and biological nanofibers.

Experience

  • 2012 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, Aerospace Engineering
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Post doctorate research fellow/ Lab Assistant, Northwestern University, department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Teaching and Lab Assistant: Contact Mechanics and Scanning Probe Microscopy/ Aerospace Structures I, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2007)

Publications

  • Naraghi M., Bratzel G. H., Filleter T., An Z., Wei X., Nguyen S. T., Buehler M. J. and Espinosa H. D., "Atomistic Investigation of Load Transfer Between DWNT Bundles "Crosslinked" by PMMA Oligomers", Advanced Functional Materials (2012)
  • Espinosa H. D., Filleter T. and Naraghi M., "Multiscale experimental mechanics of hierarchical carbon-based materials", Review article, Advanced Materials, 24, pp 2805-2823 (2012)
  • Filleter T., Yockel S., Naraghi M., Paci J. T., Compton O. C., Mayes M. L., Nguyen S. T., Schatz G.C., Espinosa H. D. "Experimental-Computational Study of Shear Interactions within Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles", Nanoletters, 12, pp 732-742 accepted (2012)
  • Arshad S. N., Naraghi M. and Chasiotis I., High strength carbon nanofibers derived from electrospun PAN, Carbon, 49, pp 1710-1719. 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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., Yongkui W. and Yuris D. Kahn H., The Effect of Strain Rate on the Mechanical Behavior of 10-micron Long Polymeric Nanofibers, Proceedings of the Materials Research Society 948 E, pp. 1-6. 2006