Mohammad Naraghi

Associate Professor - Aerospace Engineering

Associate Department Head for Academic Affairs and Graduate co-coordinator

Contact Information

Phone: (979) 862-3323

Fax: (979) 845-6051


Department Page


  • 2018 - Present       Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • 2022 - Present       Affiliated with Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2016 - Present       Affiliated with TAMU Energy Institute
  • 2014 - Present       Affiliated with Department of Materials Science & Engineering
  • 2012 - 2018            Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • 2009 - 2011            Post doctorate research fellow/Lab Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • 2009 Ph. D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • 2004 M.S.E., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • 2004 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.
  • Soft actuators
  • Multifunctional Nanomaterials
  • Structural Energy Storage
  • Hybrid composites
  • Carbonization at nanoscale
  • Damping in nanocomposites
  • Experimental nanomechanics


  • Amiri A., Naraghi M., Polycarpou A. A. “Zinc-ion hybrid supercapacitors with ultrahigh areal and gravimetric energy densities and long cycling life” Journal of Energy Chemistry, 480-491 (2022)
  • Amiri A., Vaught L., Naraghi M., Polycarpou A. A. “Multifunctional quasi-solid-state zinc‐ion hybrid supercapacitors beyond state-of-the-art structural energy storage” Materials Today Physics, 100654 (2022)
  • Chen, Y., Boyd, J., and Naraghi M. “Encapsulation and on-demand release of functional materials from conductive nanofibers via electrical signals” Multifunctional Materials, in press (2022)
  • Eaton J., Y., Boyd, J., and Naraghi M. “Evaluating multifunctional efficiency of a structural battery composite via thermo-electro-chemical modelling” Multifunctional Materials, in press (2022)
  • Cai, J., Kuo-Leblanc, C., and Naraghi M. “Nanomechanical tests on continuous near-field electrospun PAN nanofibers reveal abnormal mechanical and morphology size effects”, Polymer, 237, 124341 (2021)
  • Amiri A., Bashandeh K., Naraghi M., and Polycarpou A.A., “All‐solid‐state supercapacitors based on yarns of Co3O4-anchored porous carbon nanofibers” Chemical Engineering Journal, 409, 128124 (2021)
  • Sarikaya S., Gardea F., Auletta J.T., Kavosi J., Langrock A., Mackie D. M., Naraghi M. “Athermal artificial muscles with drastically improved work capacity from pH-Responsive coiled polymer fibers” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 335, 129703 (2021)
  • Yun J., Echols I., Flouda P., Chen Y., Wang S., Zhao X., Holta D., Radovic M., Green M. J., Naraghi M., Lutkenhaus J. L. “Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Reduced Graphene Oxide and MXene Nanosheets for Wire-Shaped Flexible Supercapacitors” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2021)
  • Kavosi J., Sarikaya S., Creasy T. C., Naraghi M., “Identification of the effect of nanofiller morphology on interlaminar fracture toughness of hybrid composites”, Journal of Composite Materials, 00219983211002915 (2021)
  • Morikawa, K., Vashisth A., Bansala T., Verma P., Green M. J., and Naraghi M., “Melt Electrospinning Polyethylene Fibers in Inert Atmosphere.” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2000106 (1 of 7) (2020)
  • Mahmoudi M., Wang C., Moreno S., Burlison S. R., Alatalo D., Hassanipour F., Smith S. E., Naraghi M., Minary-Jolandan M., “Three-Dimensional Printing of Ceramics through “Carving” a Gel and “Filling in” the Precursor Polymer” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 31984−31991 (2020)
  • Amiri, A., Conlee B., Tallerine I., Kennedy W. J., and Naraghi M., “A novel path towards synthesis of nitrogen-rich porous carbon nanofibers for high performance supercapacitors”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 399, 125788, (2020)
  • Kavosi J., Creasy T. S., Palazzolo A., Naraghi M., “Crosslinked network microstructure of carbon nanomaterials promotes flaw-tolerant mechanical response” Nanotechnology, 315606 (10pp) (2020)
  • Shrestha R., Cai J., Naraghi M. and de Boer M. P. “Size-dependent Creep Master Curve of Individual Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers” Experimental Mechanics 60:763–773 (2020) J15. Sarikaya S, Henry T. C. and Naraghi M. “Graphene Size and Morphology: Peculiar Effects on Damping Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites” Experimental Mechanics 60:753–762 (2020)
  • Vashisth A., Khatri S., Hahn S.H., Zhang W., Van Duin A.C.T, Naraghi M., “Mechanical size effects of amorphous polymer-derived ceramics at the nanoscale: experiments and ReaxFF simulations”, Nanoscale, 11, 7447-7456 (2019)
  • Khatri, S., Cai, J. and Naraghi M., “Formation of Wavy Carbon Nanofibers and Nanocoils via Precursor Constrained Microbuckling.” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 19, 134, 103763 (2019)
  • Amiri, A., Chen, Y., Teng, C. B., and Naraghi M., “Porous nitrogen-doped MXene-based electrodes for capacitive deionization”, Energy Storage Materials, 25, 731-739, (2019)
  • Chen, Y. Amiri, A., Boyd J. G., , and Naraghi M., “Promising Trade-Offs Between Energy Storage and Load Bearing in Carbon Nanofibers as Structural Energy Storage Devices.”, Advanced Functional Materials 29, 1901425 (1-11), (2019).
  • Morikawa, K., Vashisth A., Bansala T., Green M. J., and Naraghi M., “Wire Melt Electrospun Polymer Nanocomposite Fibers as Radio Frequency Responsive Heaters.” ACS Applied Polymer Materials., 1, 2751-2759 (2019).
  • Chen, Y. J., Cai J, Boyd J. G., Kennedy W. J., and Naraghi M., “Mechanics of Emulsion Electrospun Porous Carbon Fibers as Building Blocks of Multifunctional Materials.”, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(44), 38310-38318, (2018).
  • Cai, J. and Naraghi M., “The formation of highly ordered graphitic interphase around embedded CNTs controls the mechanics of ultra-strong carbonized nanofibers.” Acta Materialia, 162, 46-54 (2019)
  • Morikawa, K., Vashisth A., Grimme C. J., Green M. J., and Naraghi M., “Wire Melt Electrospinning of Thin Polymeric Fibers via Strong Electrostatic Field Gradients.” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. In press, 1800417 (2018).
  • Amiri, A., Naraghi M., Ahmadi G., Soleymaniha M., and Shanbedi M., “A review on liquid-phase exfoliation for scalable production of pure graphene, wrinkled, crumpled and functionalized graphene and challenges.” FlatChem, 8, 40-71 (2018).
  • Cai, J. and Naraghi M., “Non-intertwined graphitic domains leads to super strong and tough continuous 1D nanostructures. Carbon, 137, 242-251 (2018). 
  • Ashraf, T., Ranaiefar M., Khatri S., Kavosi J., Gardea F., Glaz B., and Naraghi M., “Carbon nanotubes within polymer matrix can synergistically enhance mechanical energy dissipation.” Nanotechnology, 29(11), 115704, (2018).
  • Al-Mezrakchi, R. Y. H. and Naraghi M., “Interfused nanofibres network in scalable manufacturing of polymeric fibres via multi-nozzle electrospinning.” Micro & Nano Letters, 13(4), 536-540 (2018).
  • Chawla S., Cai J. and Naraghi M., “Mechanical tests on individual carbon nanofibers reveals the strong effect of graphitic alignment achieved via precursor hot-drawing”, Carbon, 117, 208-219 (2017).
  • Baniasadi M., Xu Z., Cai J., Daryadel S., Quevedo-Lopez M., Naraghi M., and Minary-Jolandan M., “Correlation of annealing temperature, morphology, and electro-mechanical properties of electrospun piezoelectric nanofibers”, Polymer, 127, 192-202 (2017).
  • Mayadeo N., Morikawa K., Naraghi M., and Green M., “Modeling of downstream heating in melt electrospinning of polymers”, Polymer, 55, 1393-1405 (2017).
  • Chen Y., Boyd J., and Naraghi M., “Porous Fibers with Encapsulated Functional Materials and Tunable Release as a Platform to Develop Versatile Multifunctional Textiles”, Accepted Journal of Microencapsulation (2017).
  • Zou Y., Ji X., Cai J., Yuan T., Stanton D. J., Lin Y. H., Naraghi M. and Fang L., “Synthesis and Solution Processing of a Hydrogen-Bonded Ladder Polymer”, Chem, 2, 139-152 (2017).
  • Xu Z., Baniasadi M., Moreno S., Cai J., Naraghi M., and Minary-Jolandan M., “Evolution of electromechanical and morphological properties of piezoelectric thin films with thermomechanical processing”, Polymer, 106, 62-71 (2016).
  • Colbert K., Naraghi M. amd Boyd J.G., “An Experimentally Verified Model for Thermal Microactuators Including Nonlinear Material Properties, Radiation, and Intra-Device Heat Conduction”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (2017).
  • Cai J., Chawla S., and Naraghi M., “Microstructural Evolution and Mechanics of Hot-drawn CNT-Reinforced Polymeric Nanofibers”, Carbon, 109, 813-822 (2016).
  • Gardea F., Glaz B., Riddick J., Lagoudas D., and Naraghi M., “Thermally Activated Energy Dissipation in Semi-crystalline Polymer Nanocomposites” Composites Science and Technology, 134, 275-286 (2016).
  • Sullivan E. M., Karimineghlani P, Naraghi M., Gerhardt R. A., Kalaitzidou K., “The effect of nanofiller geometry and compounding method on polylactic acid nanocomposite films”, European Polymer Journal, 77, 31-42 (2016).
  • Gardea F., Glaz B., Riddick J., Lagoudas D., and Naraghi M., “Identification of Energy Dissipation Mechanisms in CNT Reinforced Nanocomposites” Nanotechnology, 27(10), 105707 (2016).
  • Baniasadi M., Xu Z., Hong S., Naraghi M. and Minary-Jolandan M., “Thermo-Electromechanical Behavior of Piezoelectric Nanofibers”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8, 2540-2551 (2016).
  • Cai J. and Naraghi M., “Computational Analysis of Electrical Conduction in Hybrid Nanomaterials with Embedded Non-penetrating Conductive Particles”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 24, 065004 (15pp) (2016).
  • Gardea F., Glaz B., Riddick J., Lagoudas D., and Naraghi M., “Energy Dissipation due to Interfacial Slip in Nanocomposites Reinforced with Aligned Carbon Nanotubes” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7, 9725-9735 (2015).
  • Hong S., Minary-Jolandan M. and Naraghi, “Controlling the Wettability and Adhesion of Carbon Fibers with Polymer Interfaces via Grafted Nanofibers” Journal of Composites Science and Technology, 29, 130-138 (2015).
  • Baniasadi M., Huang J., Xu Z., Moreno S., Yang X., Chang, J., Quevedo-Lopez M., Naraghi M., Minary-Jolandan M., “High Performance Coils and Yarns of Polymeric Piezoelectric Nanofibers”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 5358-5366 (2015).