Mohammad Naraghi

Assistant Professor - Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: (979) 862-3323

Fax: (979) 845-6051


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  • 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.


  • 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)


  • 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).
  • Gardea, F., Garcia J. M., Boday D. J., Bajjuri K. M., Naraghi M. and Hedrick J. L., “Hybrid Poly (aryl ether sulfone amide) s for Advanced Thermoplastic Composites”. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 215, 2260-2267 (2014).
  • Naraghi M., Chawla, S., “Carbonized Micro- and Nanostructures: Can Downsizing Really Help?”, Materials, 7(5), 3820-3833, (2014).
  • Gardea, F., Naraghi, and D. Lagoudas, “Effect of Thermal Interface on Heat Flow in Carbon Nanofiber Composites”. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6(2): p. 1061-1072. (2014).
  • Roenbeck M. R., Wei X., Beese A., M., Naraghi M., Furmanchuk A., Paci J.T., Schatz G. C., Espinosa H. D., “In Situ Scanning Electron Microscope Peeling To Quantify Surface Energy between Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene”. ACS Nano, 8 124-138 (2014).
  • Naraghi, M., Kolluru P.V., and I. Chasiotis, “Time and strain rate dependent mechanical behavior of individual polymeric nanofibers”. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 62: p. 257-275 (2014).
  • Chawla, S., Naraghi, and A. Davoudi, “Effect of twist and porosity on the electrical conductivity of carbon nanofiber yarns.” Nanotechnology, 24(25): p. 255708. (2013).
  • Beese A., Sarkar S., Nair A.; Naraghi M., An Z., Moravsky A., Loutfy R., Buehler M., Nguyen S.B., Espinosa H., "Bio-Inspired Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composite Yarns with Hydrogen Bond-Mediated Lateral Interactions", ACS Nano, 7, p. 3434-3446 (2013).
  • Papkov D., Beese A. M., Goponenko A., Zou Y., Naraghi M., Espinosa H. D., Saha B., Schatz G. C., Moravsky A., Loutfy R., Nguyen S. T., Dzenis Y., “Extraordinary Improvement of the Graphitic Structure of Continuous Carbon Nanofibers Templated with Double Wall Carbon Nanotubes” ACS Nano, 7, p. 126-142 (2013).
  • 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