Mustafa Akbulut

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: (979) 847-8766

Fax: (979) 845-6446


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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University, 2007-2009.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Santa Barbara, 2007.
  • Ph.D. degree, Chemical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, 2007.
  • B.S. degrees, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Bogazici University, Turkey, 2001.


    2010–Present Assistant Professor, Material Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University.
    2009–Present Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University.
    2008 Visiting Scientist, Crystallization and Precipitation Division, BASF Chemical Company, Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Research Interests

The Akbulut Lab is involved in research in various areas of nanotechnology, surface and interface science, with a special focus on the areas of drug delivery, biomedical interfaces, tribology, surface and intermolecular forces, colloidal stabilization, and crystallization.


  • 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)
  • 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).
  • 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 M. 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).