Sasan Nouranian

Contact Information

Sasan Nouranian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Mississippi

14 Anderson Hall
University, MS 38677-1848

(662) 915-7023

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Graduate Student Hiring

  • Currently, there are no open Ph.D. positions available in my lab.

News

  • Submit a paper to the Special Issue of Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Nanocomposites – Materials (MDPI)
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Education

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS)
    Mississippi State University, February 2014
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Statistics and a Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering
    Mississippi State University, April 2011
  • Master of Science in Polymer Engineering (Polymer Industries Branch)
    Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), July 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Polymer Engineering (Polymer Industries Branch)
    Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), May 2000

Research Interests

  • Materials Chemistry and Surface Chemistry Modification
  • Interfacial Science and Engineering (Interfacial Phenomena in Materials)
  • Multi-functional Polymer-Matrix Nanocomposites (Graphene-, Carbon Nanotube-, Carbon Nanofiber, Cellulose Nanocrystal-based Nanocomposites)
  • Non-reactive and Reactive Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulation (Computational Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Materials in Extreme Environments (Energetic Flux Extremes, Temperature Extremes, Microgravity, Chemical Extremes, Electromagnetic Extremes, and Extraterrestrial Environments)
  • Drug Delivery and Targeting Simulations
  • Colloidal Systems and Surfactant-Assisted Stabilization of Suspensions
  • Reactive Potential Development for MD Simulations of Organometallic Material Systems
  • Simulations of Membrane Separations for Gases and Liquids
  • Nonmetallic Additive Manufacturing

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate:
  • Ch E 103 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering I
  • Ch E 308 - Chemical Process Principles II
  • Ch E 412 - Process Control and Safety
  • Ch E 433 - Chemical Engineering Design Lab
  • Ch E 452 - Plant Design II
  • Engr 321 - Thermodynamics
  • Engr 322 - Transport Phenomena
  • Graduate:
  • Ch E 515 - Graduate Research Seminar
  • Ch E 560 - Advanced Transport Phenomena I
  • Ch E 561 - Advanced Transport Phenomena II
  • Mixed-level (undergraduate/graduate):
  • Ch E 535 - Experimental Methods in Engineering (Design of Experiments (DOE), Measurement Techniques, and LabVIEW)

Students Advised/Mentored

  • Ph.D. Dissertations (18):
  • 1. Mohammad Mansourian Tabaei (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Expected Graduation: December 2023) (Director)
  • 2. Azam Salmankhani (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Expected Graduation: December 2024) (Co-Director with Dr. Alexander Lopez)
  • 3. Mina Mahdavi (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2018) (Director)
  • 4. Farzin Rahmani (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Spring 2018) (Director)
  • 5. Amir Khakpay (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2017) (Co-Director with Dr. Paul Scovazzo)

  • 6. David Ndaleh Dodah Nghombui (Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2022) (Committee Member)
  • 7. Taylor Santaloci (Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2022) (Committee Member)
  • 8. Sudeep Adhikari (Physics and Astronomy, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Spring 2022) (Committee Member)
  • 9. Rami Al-Sughary (Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2021) (Committee Member)
  • 10. Hunter Shirley (Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Spring 2021) (Committee Member)
  • 11. Kaloll Talukdar (Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2020) (Committee Member)
  • 12. Riya Chatterjee (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Spring 2020) (Committee Member)
  • 13. Chuangshuo Zeng (Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Spring 2020) (Committee Member)
  • 14. Vahid Daghigh (Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, Graduated in Fall 2019) (Committee Member)
  • 15. Hatem Almasaeid (Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2018) (Committee Member)
  • 16. Oubayda Sras (Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, Expected Graduation: Fall 2022) (Committee Member)
  • 17. Weam Elmahmoud (Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, Expected Graduation: Spring 2023) (Committee Member)
  • 18. Hirunika Wijesinghe (Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, Expected Graduation: Spring 2024) (Committee Member)
  • Master's Theses (10):
  • 1. Mohammad Mansourian Tabaei (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2021) (Main Advisor)
  • 2. Jaeyong Shin (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2016) (Main Advisor)

  • 3. Arghavan Beheshtimaal (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Summer 2021) (Committee Member)
  • 4. Md Firoz Ahmed (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Spring 2021) (Committee Member)
  • 5. Mohammed Al-Saleh (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2020) (Committee Member)
  • 6. Torkel Nord Bjaerneman (Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Spring 2020) (Committee Member)
  • 7. Saloumeh Kolahchyan (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2018) (Committee Member)
  • 8. Mohammed Mustafees Khan (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Summer 2018) (Committee Member)
  • 9. Yashaswi Nigam (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Summer 2018) (Committee Member)
  • 10. Amir Khakpay (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Fall 2015) (Committee Member)
  • Honor's Theses (2):
  • 1. Alexander Ligman (Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Spring 2022) (Committee Member)
  • 2. Ronish Shreshta (Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, Graduated in Spring 2020) (Committee Member)
  • Undergraduate Researchers (5):
  • 1. Harrison McKinnis, B.S. (NASA-related Research) (Graduated in April 2021)
  • 2. Bryan Ha, B.S. (NASA-related Research)
  • 3. Alex Brown, B.S. (Graduated in April 2018)
  • 4. Haley McFall, B.S. (NASA-related Research) (Graduated in April 2017)
  • 5. Zachary Zosel, B.S. (NASA-related Research) (Graduated in April 2017)

Student Awards

  • Mina Mahdavi: 2018 ACS Research Award (American Chemical Society, Local Ole Miss Chapter) (May 2018)
  • Farzin Rahmani: 2018 Graduate Achievement Award, School of Engineering, Ole Miss (April 2018)
  • Farzin Rahmani: 2017 ACS Research Award (American Chemical Society, Local Ole Miss Chapter) (May 2017)

Book Chapters

  • Lacy, T.E., Gwaltney, S.R., Pittman, C.U., Toghiani, H., Jang, C., Nouranian, S., and Yu, J. "Some Key Issues in Multi-Scale Modeling of Thermoset Nanocomposites/Composites," In: Arnold, S.M., Wong, T. (editors). "Tools, Models, Databases, and Simulation Tools Developed and Needed to Realize the Vision of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering," Materials Park, OH: ASM International, ISBN-10: 1615038310 (2011).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • *: Corresponding Author
  • 2023 (1)
  • 49. Tabasi, E., Vafa, N., Firoozabadi, B., Salmankhani, A., Nouranian, S.*, Habibzadeh, S., Mashhadzadeh, A.H., Spitas, C., and Saeb, M.R. "Ion Rejection Performances of Functionalized Porous Graphene Nanomembranes for Wastewater Purification: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study," Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 656(Part B) (2023): 130492. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2022.130492
  • 2022 (9)
  • 48. Tayouri, M.I., Estaji, S., Mousavi, S.R., Salkhi Khasraghi, S., Jahanmardi, R., Nouranian, S., Arjmand, M., and Khonakdar, H.A. "Degradation of Polymer Nanocomposites Filled with Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles: A Review of Current Status," Polymer Degradation and Stability 206 (2022): 110179. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2022.110179
  • 47. Mashhadzadeh, A.H., Farzadian, O., Zarghami Dehaghani, M., Molaei, F., Spitas, C., and Nouranian, S.* "Intrinsic Thermal Conductivities of BC3-C3N Superlattice Nanoribbons: A Molecular Dynamics Study," Materials Today Communications 33 (2022): 104526. DOI: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2022.104526
  • 46. Mousavi, S.R., Estaji, S., Kiaei, H., Mansourian-Tabaei, M., Nouranian, S., Jafari, S.H., Ruckdäschel, H., Arjmand, M., and Khonakdar, H.A. "A Review of Electrical and Thermal Conductivities of Epoxy Resin Systems Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene-Based Nanoparticles," Polymer Testing 112 (2022): 107645. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2022.107645
  • 45. Mansourian-Tabaei, M., Asiaee, A., Hutton-Prager, B., and Nouranian, S.* "Thermal Barrier Coatings for Cellulosic Substrates: A Statistically Designed Molecular Dynamics Study of the Coating Formulation Effects on Thermal Conductivity," Applied Surface Science 587 (2022): 152879. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2022.152879
  • 44. Mousavi, S.R., Estaji, S., Paydayesh, A., Arjmand, M., Jafari, S.H., Nouranian, S., and Khonakdar, H.A. "A Review of Recent Progress in Improving the Fracture Toughness of Epoxy-Based Composites Using Carbonaceous Nanofillers," Polymer Composites 43(4) (2022): 1871-1886. DOI: 10.1002/pc.26518
  • 43. Mousavi, S.R., Zamani, M.H., Estaji, S., Tayouri, M.I., Arjmand, M., Jafari, S.H., Nouranian, S., and Khonakdar, H.A. "Mechanical Properties of Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites: A Review of Recent Case Studies," Journal of Materials Science 57 (2022): 3143-3167. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-021-06854-6
  • 42. Vatanpour, V., Jouyandeh, M., Akhi, H., Mousavi Khadem, S.S., Ganjali, M.R., Moradi, H., Mirsadeghi, S., Badiei, A., Esmaeili, A., Rabiee, N., Habibzadeh, S., Koyuncu, I., Nouranian, S., Formela, K., and Saeb, M.R. "Hyperbranched Polyethylenimine Functionalized Silica/Polysulfone Nanocomposite Membranes for Water Purification," Chemosphere 290 (2022): 133363. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.133363
  • 41. Vatanpour, V., Jouyandeh, M., Mousavi Khadem, S.S., Paziresh, S., Dehghan, A., Ganjali, M.R., Moradi, H., Mirsadeghi, S., Badiei, A., Tajammal Munir, M., Mohaddespour, A., Rabiee, N., Habibzadeh, S., Mashhadzadeh, A.H., Nouranian, S., Formela, K., and Saeb, M.R. "Highly Antifouling Polymer-Nanoparticle-Nanoparticle/Polymer Hybrid Membranes," Science of The Total Environment 810 (2022): 152228. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152228
  • 40. Zhang, H., Jeon, J., Rahmani, F., Nouranian, S., and Jiang, S. "Sintered Ti/Al Core/Shell Nanoparticles: Computational Investigation of the Effects of Core Volume Fraction, Heating Rate, and Room-Temperature Relaxation on Tensile Properties," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 55(2) (2022): 025302. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/ac2ad7
  • 2021 (2)
  • 39. Rahmani, F., Scovazzo, P., Pasquinelli, M.A., and Nouranian, S.* "Effects of Ionic Liquid Nanoconfinement on the CO2/CH4 Separation in Poly(vinylidene fluoride)/1-Ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium Thiocyanate Membranes," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 13(37) (2021): 44460-44469. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c13169
  • 38. Nouranian, S.*, Asiaee, A., Rahmani, F., Jiang, S., Lopez, A.M., Fiske, M.R., Edmunson, J.E., Fox, E.T., Kaukler, W.F., and Alkhateb, H. "Solvation of Potential Stable Cations and Anions Originating from the Martian Regolith in Select Ionic Liquids," Journal of Molecular Liquids 324 (2021): 114691. DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.114691
  • 2020 (5)
  • 37. Mahdavi, M., Fattahi, A., and Nouranian, S.* "Doxorubicin Stability and Retention on PEGylated Graphene Oxide Nanocarriers Adjacent to Human Serum Albumin," ACS Applied Bio Materials 3(11) (2020): 7646-7653. DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00843
  • 36. Asiaee, A., Nouranian, S., Jiang, S., Lopez, A.M., Fiske, M.R., Edmunson, J.E., Fox, E.T., Kaukler, W.F., and Alkhateb, H. "On the Potential of Ionic Liquids to Recover Metals from the Martian Regolith: Computational Insights into Interfacial Interactions," Journal of Molecular Liquids 319 (2020): 114208. DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.114208
  • 35. Mahdavi, M., Fattahi, A., Tajkhorshid, E., and Nouranian, S.* "Molecular Insights into the Loading and Dynamics of Doxorubicin on PEGylated Graphene Oxide Nanocarriers," ACS Applied Bio Materials 3(3) (2020): 1354-1363. DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00956
  • 34. Rahmani, F., Nouranian, S., and Chiew, Y.C. "3D Graphene as an Unconventional Support Material for Ionic Liquid Membranes: Computational Insights into Gas Separations," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 59(5) (2020): 2203-2210. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b05475
  • 33. Jeon, J., Jiang, S., Rahmani, F., and Nouranian, S. "Molecular Dynamics Study of Temperature and Heating Rate-dependent Sintering of Titanium Nanoparticles and Its Influence on the Sequent Tension Tests of the Formed Particle-Chain Products," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 22 (2020): 26 (12 Pages). DOI: 10.1007/s11051-019-4747-3
  • 2019 (3)
  • 32. Khakpay, A., Scovazzo, P., and Nouranian, S. "Homogeneous and Biphasic Cellulose Acetate/Room Temperature Ionic Liquid Membranes for Gas Separations: Solvent and Phase-Inversion Casting vs. Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes," Journal of Membrane Science 589 (2019): 117228. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117228
  • 31. Bowman, A., Mun, S., Nouranian, S., Gwaltney, S.R., Huddleston, B., Baskes, M.I., and Horstemeyer, M.F. "Free Volume and Internal Structural Evolution During Creep in Model Amorphous Polyethylene by Molecular Dynamics Simulations," Polymer 170 (2019): 85-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2019.02.060
  • 30. Abuomar, O., Nouranian, S., King, R., and Lacy, T.E. "Application of Materials Informatics to Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber/Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites Through Self-Organizing Maps and Clustering Techniques," Computational Materials Science 158 (2019): 98-109. DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.11.011
  • 2018 (3)
  • 29. Rahmani, F. and Nouranian, S.* "Thermal Analysis of Montmorillonite/Graphene Double-layer Coating as a Potential Lightning Strike Protective Layer for Crosslinked Epoxy by Molecular Dynamics Simulation," ACS Applied Nano Materials 1(6) (2018): 2521-2525. DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b00758
  • 28. Rahmani, F., Jeon, J., Jiang, S., and Nouranian, S.* "Melting and Solidification Behavior of Cu/Al and Ti/Al Bimetallic Core/Shell Nanoparticles During Additive Manufacturing by Molecular Dynamics Simulation," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 20 (2018): 133 (11 pages). DOI: 10.1007/s11051-018-4237-z
  • 27. Tschopp, M.A., Rinderspacher, C., Nouranian, S., Baskes, M.I., Gwaltney, S.R., and Horstemeyer, M.F. "Quantifying Parameter Sensitivity and Uncertainty for Interatomic Potential Design: Application to Saturated Hydrocarbons," ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering (Special Issue on Uncertainty Quantification in Multiscale System Design and Simulation) 4(1) (2018): 011004 (17 pages). DOI: 10.1115/1.4037455
  • 2017 (7)
  • 26. Shin, J., Nouranian, S.*, Ureña-Benavides, E.E., and Smith, A.E. "Dynamic Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Cellulose Nanocrystal/Epoxy Nanocomposites," Green Materials 5(3) (2017): 123-134. DOI: 10.1680/jgrma.17.000055
  • 25. Khakpay, A., Rahmani, F., Nouranian, S.*, and Scovazzo, P. "Molecular Insights on the CH4/CO2 Separation in Nanoporous Graphene and Graphene Oxide Separation Platforms: Adsorbents Versus Membranes," The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121(22) (2017): 12308-12320. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b03728
  • 24. Li, X., Al-Ostaz, A., Jaradat, M., Rahmani, F., Nouranian, S., Rushing, G., Manasrah, A., Alkhateb, H., Finckenor, M, and Lichtenhan, J. "Substantially Enhanced Durability of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsequioxane-Polyimide Nanocomposites Against Atomic Oxygen Erosion," European Polymer Journal 92 (2017): 233-249. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2017.05.004
  • 23. Rahmani, F., Mahdavi, M., Nouranian, S.*, and Al-Ostaz, A. "Confinement Effects on the Thermal Stability of Poly(ethylene oxide)/Graphene Nanocomposites: A Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study," Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 55(13) (2017): 1026-1035. DOI: 10.1002/polb.24355
  • 22. Rahmani, F., Nouranian, S.*, Li, X., and Al-Ostaz, A. "Reactive Molecular Simulation of the Damage Mitigation Efficacy of POSS-, Graphene-, and Carbon Nanotube-Loaded Polyimide Coatings Exposed to Atomic Oxygen Bombardment," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9(14) (2017): 12802-12811. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b02032
  • 21. Mun, S., Bowman, A.L., Nouranian, S., Gwaltney, S.R., Baskes, M.I., and Horstemeyer, M.F. "Interatomic Potential for Hydrocarbons on the Basis of the Modified Embedded-Atom Method with Bond Order (MEAM-BO)," The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 121(7) (2017): 1502-1524. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b11343
  • 20. Rahmani, F., Nouranian, S.*, Mahdavi, M., and O’Haver, J.H. "A Fundamental Investigation of the Surfactant-Stabilized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Epoxy Resin Suspensions by Molecular Dynamics Simulation," Materials Research Express 4(1) (2017): 015016 (10 Pages). DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/aa5465
  • 2016 (2)
  • 19. Rahmani, F., Nouranian, S.*, Mahdavi, M., and Al-Ostaz, A. "Molecular Simulation Insights on the In Vacuo Adsorption of Amino Acids on Graphene Oxide Surfaces with Varying Surface Oxygen Densities," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 18(11) (2016): 320 (17 Pages). DOI: 10.1007/s11051-016-3631-7
  • 18. Mahdavi, M., Rahmani, F., and Nouranian, S.* "Molecular Simulation of pH-dependent Diffusion, Loading, and Release of Doxorubicin in Graphene and Graphene Oxide Drug Delivery Systems," Journal of Materials Chemistry B 4 (2016): 7441-7451. DOI: 10.1039/C6TB00746E
  • 2015 (5)
  • 17. Nouranian, S.*, Gwaltney, S.R., Baskes, M.I., Tschopp, M.A., and Horstemeyer, M.F. "Simulations of Tensile Bond Rupture in Single Alkane Molecules Using Reactive Interatomic Potentials," Chemical Physics Letters 635 (2015): 278-284. DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2015.06.071
  • 16. Drake, D.A., Sullivan, R.W., Lacy, T.E., Pittman, Jr., C.U., Toghiani, H., DuBien, J.L., Nouranian, S., and Simsiriwong, J. "Creep Characterization of Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber/Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites Using a Response Surface Methodology," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 132(26) (2015): 42162 (12 Pages). DOI: 10.1002/app.421621
  • 15. AbuOmar, O., Nouranian, S., King, R., Ricks, T.M., and Lacy, T.E. "Comprehensive Mechanical Property Classification of Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber/Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites Using Support Vector Machines," Computational Materials Science 99 (2015): 316-325. DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2014.12.029
  • 14. Asadi, E., Asle Zaeem, M., Nouranian, S., and Baskes, M.I. "Quantitative Modeling of the Equilibration of Two-Phase Solid-Liquid Fe by Atomistic Simulations on Diffusive Time Scales," Physical Review B 91(2) (2015): 024105 (13 Pages). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.024105
  • 13. Asadi, E., Asle Zaeem, M., Nouranian, S., and Baskes, M.I. "Two-Phase Solid-Liquid Coexistence of Ni, Cu, and Al by Modified Embedded-Atom Method," Acta Materialia 86 (2015): 169-181. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2014.12.010
  • 2014 (1)
  • 12. Nouranian, S., Tschopp, M.A., Gwaltney, S.R., Baskes, M.I., and Horstemeyer, M.F. "An Interatomic Potential for Saturated Hydrocarbons Based on the Modified Embedded-Atom Method," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16(13) (2014): 6233-6249. DOI: 10.1039/C4CP00027G
  • 2013 (5)
  • 11. AbuOmar, O., Nouranian, S., King, R.,Bouvard, J.-L., Toghiani, H., Lacy, T.E., and Pittman, C.U. "Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Materials Science and Engineering: A Polymer Nanocomposites Case Study," Advanced Engineering Informatics 27(4) (2013): 615-624. DOI: 10.1016/j.aei.2013.08.002
  • 10. Lee, J., Nouranian, S., Torres, G.W., Lacy, T.E., Toghiani, H., Pittman, C.U., and DuBien, J. L. "Characterization, Prediction, and Optimization of Flexural Properties of Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber/Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites by Response Surface Modeling," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 130(3) (2013): 2087-2099. DOI: 10.1002/app.39380
  • 9. Nouranian, S., Toghiani, H., Lacy, T.E., Pittman, C.U., and DuBien, J. L. "Response Surface Predictions of the Viscoelastic Properties of Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber/Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 130(1) (2013): 234-247. DOI: 10.1002/app.39041
  • 8. Nouranian, S.*, Lee, J., Torres, G.W., Lacy, T.E., Toghiani, H., and Pittman, C.U. "Effects of Moulding Condition and Curing Atmosphere on the Flexural Properties of Vinyl Ester," Polymers and Polymer Composites 21(2) (2013): 61-64. PDF
  • 7. Torres, G.W., Nouranian, S., Lacy, T.E., Toghiani, H., DuBien, J., and Pittman, C.U. "Statistical Characterization of the Impact Strengths of Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber/Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites Using a Central Composite Design," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 128(2) (2013): 1070-1080. DOI: 10.1002/app.38190
  • 2012 (2)
  • 6. Francis, D.K., Deang, J., Florea, R.S., Gaston, D.R., Lee, N., Nouranian, S., Permann, C., Rudd, J., Seely, D., Whittington, W.R., and Horstemeyer, M.F. "Characterization and Failure of a Polymeric Clamp Hanger Component," Engineering Failure Analysis 26 26 (2012): 230-239. DOI: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2012.07.020
  • 5. Jang, C., Nouranian, S., Lacy, T.E., Gwaltney, S.R., Toghiani, H., and Pittman, C.U. "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Oxidized Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber Surface Interactions with Vinyl Ester Resin Monomers," Carbon 50(3) (2012): 748-760. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2011.09.013
  • 2011 (2)
  • 4. Nouranian, S., Jang, C., Lacy, T.E., Gwaltney, S.R., Toghiani, H., and Pittman, C.U. "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Vinyl Ester Resin Monomer Interactions with a Pristine Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber and Their Implications for Composite Interphase Formation," Carbon 49(10) (2011): 3219-3232. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2011.03.047
  • 3. Nouranian, S., Toghiani, H., Lacy, T.E., Pittman, C.U., and DuBien, J. "Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and Optimization of Vapor-Grown Carbon Nanofiber/Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites Using Design of Experiments," Journal of Composite Materials 45(16) (2011): 1647-1657. DOI: 10.1177/0021998310385027
  • 2009 (1)
  • 2. Bouvard, J.-L., Ward. D.K., Hossain, D., Nouranian, S., Marin, E., and Horstemeyer, M.F. "Review of Hierarchical Multiscale Modeling to Describe the Mechanical Behavior of Amorphous Polymers," Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology - Transactions of the ASME 131(4) (2009): 041206-1 (15 Pages). DOI: 10.1115/1.3183779
  • 2007 (1)
  • 1. Nouranian, S., Garmabi, H., and Mohammadi, N. "Taguchi-Based Optimization of Adhesion of Polyurethane to Plasticized Poly(vinyl chloride) in Synthetic Leather," Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 21(8) (2007): 705-724. DOI: 10.1163/156856107781362644

Pre-Print Publications

  • 2016 (1)
  • 1. Nouranian, S.*, Gwaltney, S.R., Baskes, M.I., Tschopp, M.A., and Horstemeyer, M.F. "On Stress-Strain Responses and Young's Moduli of Single Alkane Molecules, A Molecular Mechanics Study Using the Modified Embedded-Atom Method," arXiv.org (2016): arXiv:1605.01896. PDF