Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute Dr. Pourdeyhimi Holds a PhD from the University of Leeds, UK. He is The William A. Klopman Distinguished Chaired Professor of Materials in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. He is also a Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension in the College of Textiles and is also the Founding Executive Director of the Nonwovens Institute. Prior to joining NC State, he was a professor at the School of Textiles and Fiber Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Previously, he served for eleven years on the faculty in Textiles; and Materials & Nuclear Engineering at the University of Maryland. He spent two years at Cornell as a research scientist studying biomaterials. He is the recipient of the 1994-1995 Distinguished Achievement Award by the Fiber Society, The 2007 TAPPI Technical Achievement and Hollingsworth award and the 2008 INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award. He has served as the President of the Fiber Society and has also been elected as the Fellow of the Textile Institute in United Kingdom. Dr. Pourdeyhimi's research interests are in the area of nonwovens, responsive fibrous systems, filtration, computational modeling, materials, failure
mechanisms, software algorithms, optics and image analysis. He has published several books and monographs, has authored or co-authored over 200 refereed publications, has more than 30 patents and has made over two hundred presentations in his areas of interest.
Nano Research Area
- Health & Bio-Nanotechnology
- Nano-Materials & Engineering
- Nano-Safety & Security
Dr. Pourdeyhimiís research interests include microscopy and image analysis, nonwovens products and processes, fiber science, nano fibers, multi-component fibers, and medical applications of fibrous materials.