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Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Dissertation: Characterization, Long-term Evaluation and Thermo-mechanical Properties of Untreated and Treated Flax Fiber-Reinforced Composites

M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Thesis: Experimental Investigation of Fatigue Behavior of Carbon Fiber Composites Using Fully-Reversed Four-Point Bending Test

B.SC, Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Dr. Ali Amiri

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Associate Professor of Practice

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Current Research Projects

Utilizing Hemp Hurd. Improving Hemp Hurd Performance as Filler in Plastic Manufacturin

Composites for expedient protective systems and deployable force protection applications

Investigating root-cause and reduce fogging behavior of natural fiber-filled thermoplastics

Multi-functional artificial joint polymers

Support for some of the projects are provided  through Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites and worked through multi-disciplinary collaboration with the following sponsors/mentors:


High-Speed and High-Temperature Diagnostics for Supersonic/Hypersonic Flight Research at NASA
This project is funded and sponsored through following agencies:

Areas of Research Interests

  • Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials
  • Structural Materials - Sustainable Composite Materials
  • Mechanical Design for biomedical applications
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology - Polymer Nanocomposites for Structural Applications
  • Innovative Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Materials

The Team

  • Deepika Shrestha, MS, 2022
  • Nidhi Thanki, MS, 2021
  • Abigail Henderson, BS, 2024
  • Damian Mohawk, MS, 2021
  • Joe Fehrenbach, MS, 2020

Jena Marcolina

 MS Mechanical Engineering,2025 

 Are of focuse: Materials Science and Engineering








Nastaran Shahzadeh

 PhD Mechanical Engineering,2023-2023

 Are of focuse: Materials Science and Engineering








Savannah Drey

 MSc Mechanical Engineering, 2023









Abigail Henderson

 BS Mechanical Engineering, 2023 








Nidhi Thanki

MSc Materials and Nanotechnology, 2021












Katie Gerold

 BS Mechanical Engineering

Spring 2022 Undergraduate Reasearch Assistant








Matthew Doll

 BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Summer 2021 Undergraduate Reasearch Assistant








Devin Elliot

 BS Mechanical Engineering

Summer 2021 Undergraduate Reasearch Assistant








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