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


Point-bonded polymer nonwovens and their rupture in stretching
Zhang, W. S., Staszel, C., Yarin, A. L., Shim, E., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2018), Polymer, 146, 209-221.
Electrospun mat of poly(vinyl alcohol)/graphene oxide for superior electrolyte performance
Pan, Q., Tong, N. J., He, N. F., Liu, Y. X., Shim, E. Y., Pourdeyhimi, B., & Gao, W. (2018), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(9), 7927-7934.
Polymer adhesion in heat-treated nonwovens
Staszel, C., Yarin, A. L., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2018), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135(15).
The charging and stability of electret filters
Kilic, A., Russell, S., Shim, E., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2017), Textile Institute Book Series, , 95-121.
Creation and evaluation of new porcine model for investigation of treatments of surgical site infection
Mohiti-Asli, M., Risselada, M., Jacob, M., Pourdeyhimi, B., & Loboa, E. G. (2017), Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods, 23(11), 795-803.
Meltblown polymer fabrics as candidate scaffolds for rotator cuff tendon tissue engineering
Jenkins, T. L., Meehan, S., Pourdeyhimi, B., & Little, D. (2017), Tissue Engineering. Part A, 23(17-18), 958-967.
Highly conductive polypropylene-graphene nonwoven composite via interface engineering
Pan, Q., Shim, E., Pourdeyhimi, B., & Gao, W. (2017), Langmuir, 33(30), 7452-7458.
Investigating activation of carbon fiber nonwovens for use as supercapacitor electrodes
Leary, J. D., Maze, B., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2017), Journal of the Textile Institute, 108(9), 1528-1536.
High-throughput fabrication method for producing a silver-nanoparticles-doped nanoclay polymer composite with novel synergistic antibacterial effects at the material interface
Cai, S. B., Pourdeyhimi, B., & Loboa, E. G. (2017), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(25), 21105-21115.
Dynamic adsorption of ammonia: Apparatus, testing conditions, and adsorption capacities
Amid, H., Maze, B., Flickinger, M. C., & Pourdeyhimi, B. (2017), Measurement Science & Technology, 28(5).

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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