Amir Asadi

Assistant Professor - Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

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Phone: (979) 458-7841


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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA  Dec. 2014-June 2017
  • Ph.D. – Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MC, Canada 2007-2013
    Thesis: A model for time-independent and time-dependent damage evolution and their influence on creep of
    multidirectional polymer composite laminates
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran 2004-2006
    Thesis: Design of modified tabbing system for testing of composite tubular specimens
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran 1999-2004

Research Interests

    • Scalable manufacturing of lightweight hybrid composites: Introducing nanomaterials in composites
      manufacturing for multiscale improvement of properties in polymer composites.
    • Additive manufacturing of polymer composites: extrusion-based (FFF), vat-based (SLA).
    • Nanotechnology: Polymer nanocomposites synthesis and sintering (in-situ polymerization, melt compounding, solution compounding) using cellulose nanomaterials and carbon nanotubes; processing/manufacturing-structure-property relationship in nanocomposites.
    • Polymer composites manufacturing: Thermosets: resin infusion molding, sheet molding compound (SMC),
      autoclave; Thermoplastics: injection molding.
    • Damage modeling in polymer composites: Variational analysis, continuum damage mechanics.
    • Biomedical polymer nanocomposites: Implants, scaffolds, cartilages, meniscus.


  • 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.
  • Asadi, M. Miller, S. Sultana, RJ. Moon, K. Kalaitzidou. Introducing cellulose nanocrystals in sheet molding compound. Composites: Part A, Vol. 88: 206-215, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Asadi, F. Baaij, R. Moon, T. Harris, K. Kalaitzidou. Amir Asadi A, Baaij F, Moon RJ, Harris T, Kalaitzidou K. Lightweight alternatives to glass fiber/epoxy sheet molding compound composites: A feasibility study. Composite Part A. Under review.
  • 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.
  • Asadi, J. Raghavan. Model for prediction of simultaneous time-dependent damage evolution in multiple plies of multidirectional polymer composite laminates and its influence on creep. Composites: Part B, Vol. 79:359-373, 2015.
  • Asadi, J. Raghavan. Influence of time-dependent damage on creep of multidirectional polymer composite laminates. Composites: Part B, Vol. 42: 489-498, 2011.
  • M. Shokrieh, A. Asadi. Design of modified tabs for testing of symmetric composite thin walled tubes under pure torsional and tensile loadings. Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 50: 307-320, 2010.
  • Asadi, A. R. Gowhari-Anarakia, M. Haghighi-Yazdi. Fracture parameter in hollow tubes with internal projections subjected to axial loading. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design; Manuscript Ref. No: L2539, 2006.
  • 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.