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Amir Ameli

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Aboutaleb Ameli Assistant Professor

Expertise

Processes: Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, Foaming, Injection Molding
Materials: Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites, Bio-Based Polymers, and Composites, Advanced Polymeric Foams

Research Interests

Processes: Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, Foaming, Injection Molding

Materials: Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites, Bio-Based Polymers and Composites, Advanced Polymeric Foams

Education

  • Postdoc: Mechanical Engineering, (2014), University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada
    Supporting Area: Manufacturing, Polymer Processing, Composites
  • Ph D: Mechanical Engineering, (2011), University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada
    Supporting Area: Polymer Nano-Composites, Adhesives, Fracture, Fatigue
  • MSc: Mechanical Engineering, (2004), Sharif University of Technology - Tehran, Iran
    Supporting Area: Manufacturing, Numerical Modeling

Biosketch

Amir Ameli is an Assistant Professor of Plastics Engineering at UMass Lowell. His research interests encompass material design and process development for multi-functional composites and bio-based polymeric systems.
He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2011. He was the NSERC and MITACS postdoctoral fellow in Canada 2011-2014. He served as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University 2015-2019.

Selected Publications

  • Christ, J., Aliheidari, N., Pötschke, P., Ameli, A. (). Bidirectional and Stretchable Piezoresistive Sensors Enabled by Multimaterial 3D Printing of Carbon Nanotube/Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposites. Polymers, 11(1) 11.
  • Kazemi, Y., Ramezani Kakroodi, A., Ameli, A., Filleter, T., Park, C.B. (). Highly stretchable conductive thermoplastic vulcanizate/carbon nanotube nanocomposites with segregated structure, low percolation threshold and improved cyclic electromechanical performance. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 6(2) 350-359.
  • Petrossian, G., Hohimer, C., Ameli, A. (). Highly-Loaded Thermoplastic Polyurethane/Lead Zirconate Titanate Composite Foams with Low Permittivity Fabricated using Expandable Microspheres. Polymers, 11(2) 280.
  • Wang, S., Ameli, A., Shaayegan, V., Kazemi, Y., Huang, Y., Naguib, H., Park, C. (). Modelling of Rod-Like Fillers’ Rotation and Translation near Two Growing Cells in Conductive Polymer Composite Foam Processing. Polymers, 10(3) 261.
  • Naji, A., Krause, B., Pötschke, P., Ameli, A. (2019). Hybrid conductive filler/polycarbonate composites with enhanced electrical and thermal conductivities for bipolar plate applications. Polymer Composites, 40(8) 3189-3198.
  • Wang, P., Aliheidari, N., Zhang, X., Ameli, A. (2019). Strong ultralight foams based on nanocrystalline cellulose for high-performance insulation. Carbohydrate Polymers, 218 103-111.
  • Thaler, D., Aliheidari, N., Ameli, A. (2019). Mechanical, electrical, and piezoresistivity behaviors of additively manufactured acrylonitrile butadiene styrene/carbon nanotube nanocomposites. Smart Materials and Structures, 28(8) 084004.
  • Naji, A., Krause, B., Pötschke, P., Ameli, A. (2019). Extruded polycarbonate/Di-Allyl phthalate composites with ternary conductive filler system for bipolar plates of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. Smart Materials and Structures, 28(6) 064004.
  • Ameli, A., Park, C.B. (2019). Foam Injection Molding of Conductive-Filler/Polymer Composites (pp. 115-148). Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
  • Ameli, A., Park, C.B., Pötschke, P. (2019). The Effect of Foaming on the Properties of Carbon Nanotubes/Polymer Composites (pp. 235-254). Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
  • Aliheidari, N., Christ, J., Tripuraneni, R., Nadimpalli, S., Ameli, A. (2018). Interlayer adhesion and fracture resistance of polymers printed through melt extrusion additive manufacturing process. Materials & Design, 156 351-361.
  • Thaler, D., Aliheidari, N., Ameli, A. (2018). Electrical Properties of Additively Manufactured Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Naji, A., Pötschke, P., Ameli, A. (2018). Melt Processed Conductive Polycarbonate Composites With Ternary Fillers Towards Bipolar Plate Applications. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Kalia, K., Ameli, A. (2018). Tensile Properties of 3D-Printed Polycarbonate/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Nadgorny, M., Ameli, A. (2018). Functional Polymers and Nanocomposites for 3D Printing of Smart Structures and Devices. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(21) 17489-17507.
  • Hohimer, C.J., Petrossian, G., Ameli, A., Mo, C., Pötschke, P. (2018). Electrical conductivity and piezoresistive response of 3D printed thermoplastic polyurethane/multiwalled carbon nanotube composites. SPIE
  • Aliheidari, N., Potschke, P., Ameli, A. (2018). Solvent sensitivity of smart 3D-printed nanocomposite liquid sensor. SPIE
  • Christ, J.F., Aliheidari, N., Ameli, A., Pötschke, P. (2017). 3D printed highly elastic strain sensors of multiwalled carbon nanotube/thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites. Materials & Design, 131 394-401.
  • Kazemi, Y., Kakroodi, A.R., Wang, S., Ameli, A., Filleter, T., Pötschke, P., Park, C.B. (2017). Conductive network formation and destruction in polypropylene/carbon nanotube composites via crystal control using supercritical carbon dioxide. Polymer, 129 179-188.
  • Aliheidari, N., Hohimer, C., Ameli, A. (2017). 3D-Printed Conductive Nanocomposites for Liquid Sensing Applications. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Hohimer, C., Aliheidari, N., Mo, C., Ameli, A. (2017). Mechanical Behavior of 3D Printed Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube/Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposites. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Aliheidari, N., Tripuraneni, R., Ameli, A., Nadimpalli, S. (2017). Fracture resistance measurement of fused deposition modeling 3D printed polymers. Polymer Testing, 60 94-101.
  • Patil, O., Ameli, A., Datla, N. (2017). Predicting environmental degradation of adhesive joints using a cohesive zone finite element model based on accelerated fracture tests. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 76 54-60.
  • Hohimer, C., Christ, J., Aliheidari, N., Mo, C., Ameli, A. (2017). 3D printed thermoplastic polyurethane with isotropic material properties. SPIE
  • Shaayegan, V., Ameli, A., Wang, S., Park, C.B. (2016). Experimental observation and modeling of fiber rotation and translation during foam injection molding of polymer composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 88 67-74.
  • Arjmand, M., Ameli, A., Sundararaj, U. (2016). Employing Nitrogen Doping as Innovative Technique to Improve Broadband Dielectric Properties of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Nanocomposites. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 301(5) 555-565.
  • Nofar, M., Ameli, A., Park, C.B. (2015). Expanded polylactide bead foaming - A new technology. AIP Publishing LLC
  • Kakroodi, A.R., Kazemi, Y., Ding, W., Ameli, A., Park, C.B. (2015). Poly(lactic acid)-Based in Situ Microfibrillar Composites with Enhanced Crystallization Kinetics, Mechanical Properties, Rheological Behavior, and Foaming Ability. Biomacromolecules, 16(12) 3925-3935.
  • Nofar, M., Ameli, A., Park, C.B. (2015). A novel technology to manufacture biodegradable polylactide bead foam products. Materials & Design, 83 413-421.
  • Ameli, A., Wang, S., Kazemi, Y., Park, C.B., Pötschke, P. (2015). A facile method to increase the charge storage capability of polymer nanocomposites. Nano Energy, 15 54-65.
  • Nofar, M., Ameli, A., Park, C.B. (2015). Development of polylactide bead foams with double crystal melting peaks. Polymer, 69 83-94.
  • Jahani, D., Ameli, A., Saniei, M., Ding, W., Park, C.B., Naguib, H.E. (2015). Back Cover: Macromol. Mater. Eng. 1/2015. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 300(1) 128-128.
  • Jahani, D., Ameli, A., Saniei, M., Ding, W., Park, C.B., Naguib, H.E. (2015). Characterization of the Structure, Acoustic Property, Thermal Conductivity, and Mechanical Property of Highly Expanded Open-Cell Polycarbonate Foams. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 300(1) 48-56.
  • Nofar, M., Ameli, A., Park, C.B. (2014). The Thermal Behavior of Polylactide with DifferentD-Lactide Content in the Presence of Dissolved CO2. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 299(10) 1232-1239.
  • Ameli, A., Nofar, M., Wang, S., Park, C.B. (2014). Lightweight Polypropylene/Stainless-Steel Fiber Composite Foams with Low Percolation for Efficient Electromagnetic Interference Shielding. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6(14) 11091-11100.
  • Nofar, M., Tabatabaei, A., Ameli, A., Park, C.B. (2013). Comparison of melting and crystallization behaviors of polylactide under high-pressure CO2, N2, and He. Polymer, 54(23) 6471-6478.
  • Ameli, A., Jung, P., Park, C. (2013). Electrical properties and electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of polypropylene/carbon fiber composite foams. Carbon, 60 379-391.
  • Ameli, A., Jahani, D., Nofar, M., Jung, P.U., Park, C.B. (2013). Processing and characterization of solid and foamed injection-molded polylactide with talc. Journal of Cellular Plastics, 49(4) 351-374.
  • Hossieny, N., Ameli, A., Park, C.B. (2013). Characterization of Expanded Polypropylene Bead Foams with Modified Steam-Chest Molding. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52(24) 8236-8247.
  • Ameli, A., Papini, M., Spelt, J. (2011). Hygrothermal degradation of two rubber-toughened epoxy adhesives: Application of open-faced fracture tests. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 31(1) 9-19.