Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi

Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute

Email : bpourdey@ncsu.edu
Phone : 919-515-1822
Address : College of Textiles Room 2419

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Behnam Pourdeyhimi is the Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Materials and Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension. He also serves as the Director of the Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center at the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University.

Behnam received his Ph. D. from Leeds University in 1982. This was followed by positions as a research scientist at NCSU and then at Cornell University. His distinguished academic career has taken him through University of Maryland (1984-1995) and Ga. Tech. (1995-1999) before returning to NC State.

Behnam has taught textile and fiber science, technology and engineering as well as microscopy and image analysis applications to textiles, nonwovens and materials problems both at undergraduate and graduate levels. His research experience covers such areas as image and structural analysis of nonwoven fibrous webs, textile applications in sports, bioengineering and materials, instrumentation and test method development, among others. His contributions to fiber / textile science, engineering and technology and his contributions to the profession have been well recognized by several awards. He has published several books and monographs, over 150 refereed journal articles and over 150 conference presentations. He is the recipient of The Fiber Society Young Distinguished Achievement Award (1994) and Fellowship of the Textile Institute (1994). He served as the President of the Fiber Society in 1995. His students have won several awards, including the Fiber Society Best Paper award and the INTC Best Paper Ward.

Behnam’s research interests are in the area of nonwovens, materials, biomaterials, modeling performance, special textile structures, and image analysis. His expertise is recognized by major corporations and leading research bodies around the world. He acts as consultant to over 30 bodies and major Corporations.


  • Fiber Science
  • Nonwoven Product Development
  • Microscopy & Image Analysis
  • Textile Process Development
  • Fiber Sceince
  • Nano Fibers
  • Multi-component Fibers
  • Medical Applications of Fibrous Materials

Academic Degrees

PhD., Textiles, 1982, The University of Leeds, United Kingdom


  • Microscopy & Image Analysis
  • Nonwovens Products and Processes
  • Fiber Science

Recent Publications

  1. A. Yarin, B. Pourdeyhimi, and S. Ramakrishna (2014). Fundamentals and Applications of Micro and Nanofibers .
  2. Y. Zhang, M. W. Lee, S. An, S. Sinha-Ray, S. Khansari, B. Joshi, S. Hong, J. H. Hong, J. Kim, S. S. Yoon, A. L. Yarin and B. Pourdeyhimi (2014). Antibacterial Activity of Photocatalytic Electrospun Titania Nanofiber Mats and Solution-blown Soy Protein Nanofiber Mats Decorated with Silver Nanoparticles. Catalysis Communications .
  3. A. Kilic, E. Shim, B. Yeom, and B. Pourdeyhimi (2013). Effect of DMDBS (3 : 2, 4-bis(3,4 dimethyldibenzylidene) sorbitol) and NA11 (sodium 2,20-methylene-bis(4,6-di-tertbutylphenyl)-phosphate) on Electret Properties of Polypropylene Filaments. JAPS .
  4. Pekmezci, B. Y, Kayaoglu, B. K, Pourdeyhimi, B., and Karadeniz, A. C. (2013). Utility of polyvinyl alcohol fiber-based needle punched nonwoven fabricas potential reinforcement in cementitious composites. Journal of Composite Materials , 0 .
  5. Khansari, S., Suzyer, S., Sinha-Ray, S., Hockenberger, A., Yarin, Al. L., and Pourdeyhimi, B. (2013). Two-Stage Desorption-Controlled Release of Fluorescent Dye and Vitamin from Solution-Blown and Electrospun Nanofiber Mats Containing Porogens. Mol. Pharmaceutics , 4509-4526.

NC State Library Scholarly Publications List


  • INDA
  • INTC
  • The Fiber Society
  • ASTM
  • The Textile Institute (U.K.)


  • N. Sun
  • F. Bateny
  • S. Tuin
  • W. Wei
  • S. Mohseni
  • M. Gholipour
  • Y. Qu

Graduate Projects

  • Nonwoven Product Development
  • Enzymatic Treatment of Nonwovens
  • Simulation and Modeling Performance in Nonwovens
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Microscopy & Surface Science
  • Nonwovens Processing
  • Modeling Performance in Nonwovens
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Image analysis
  • Fiber composites

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