Amad Tayebi

Amad Tayebi, Plastics Engineering

Professor Emeritus
Ball 205B


Fibrous materials and fiber reinforced composites. Processing of fibrous materials. Plastics materials. Product design, performance and analysis of failure. Filtration and design of respiratory protective devices. Design of automated assembly systems. Analysis, measurement and optimization of aerodynamic drag forces. Thermoforming. Extrusion. Fluid transfer through porous media. Patent law (Preparation and Prosecution of Patent Applications. Validity, Infringement and Enforceability of Patents). Authored numerous technical and law articles and 35 U.S. patents.

Research Interest

Plastics product design, testing and failure analysis. Design of automated assembly systems. Mechanics of fibrous structures and fiber reinforced composites.  

Educational Background

B.S. (Highest Honors), Alexandria University, S.M., M.E., Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J.D., Massachusetts School of Law


Dr. Tayebi has extensive research, industrial and business experience in the fields of thermoforming, fibrous structures and processing of fibrous materials, filtration, fluid transfer through porous media, fiber-reinforced composites, respiratory protective devices and design of automated assembly equipment.  He is also a patent attorney involved in preparation and prosecution of patent applications, infringement, and validity opinions.  He has authored numerous technical and law articles and 25 U.S. patents.

Bar Admissions

Dr. Tayebi is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts attorney and a patent attorney (United States Patent and Trademark Office).

Teaching Awards

Outstanding Teacher Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1976

Teaching Excellence Award, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2008.

Exceeding Expectations Award, U Mass Lowell Student Government, 2004