Behnam Pourdeyhimi

Behnam Pourdeyhimi

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

Textile Technology
The Nonwovens Institute

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About Behnam Pourdeyhimi

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 Wilson 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.

Academic Degrees

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


Constitutive modeling of polymers accounting for their hyperelasticity, plasticity, creep and viscoelastic relaxation
Yarin, A. L., Sankaran, A., An, S., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2020), POLYMER TESTING, 85.
High-Throughput Manufacture of 3D Fiber Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine
Shirwaiker, R. A., Fisher, M. B., Anderson, B., Schuchard, K. G., Warren, P. B., Maze, B., … Pourdeyhimi, B. (2020), TISSUE ENGINEERING PART C-METHODS, 26(7), 364–374.
Modeling Polymer Crystallization Kinetics in the Meltblowing Process
Ghosal, A., Chen, K., Ray, S. S., Yarin, A. L., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2020), INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 59(1), 399–412.
Modeling of spunbond formation process of polymer nonwovens
Chen, K., Ghosal, A., Yarin, A. L., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2020), POLYMER, 187.
Mutual Sliding Motion of Wrapped Filaments for Biomedical and Engineering Applications
Pourdeyhimi, B., & Yarin, A. L. (2020), LANGMUIR, 36(16), 4357–4369.
Theoretical and experimental study of dissolution mechanism of cellulose
Dias, Y. J., Kolbasov, A., Sinha-Ray, S., Pourdeyhimi, B., & Yarin, A. L. (2020), JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS, 312.
Characterizing nonwoven materials via realistic microstructural modeling
Moghadam, A., Yousefi, S. H., Tafreshi, H. V., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2019), SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, 211, 602–609.
Cohesion energy of thermally-bonded polyethylene terephthalate nonwovens: Experiments and theory
Zhang, W., Yarin, A. L., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2019), POLYMER TESTING, 78.
Easy-to-use correlations to estimate droplet mobility on hydrophobic fibrous coatings
Empirical model to simulate morphology of electrospun polycaprolactone mats
Yousefi, S. H., Tang, C., Tafreshi, H. V., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2019), JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE.

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


  • - Microscopy & Image Analysis , Fall
  • - Nonwovens Products and Processes , Fall
  • - Fiber Science , Fall

Areas of Expertise