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Khalid Lafdi, D.Sc., Ph.D 

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Multi-Scale Composites and Polymers Division

Carbon Materials Group


 


Group Leader, Carbon Materials
Professor of Materials Engineering
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

Dr. Lafdi has published more than 140 articles on carbon science and technology in refereed journals.

 

Relevant Experience:

  • Thermal and energy management
  • Carbon foams: modeling, processing and properties
  • Nanocomposites: processing and properties
  • Carbon nanoconstituents: growth and functionalization
  • Design fabrication of thermal property devices for micro- and nanometric measurements
  • Surfaces and interfaces in composites
  • Wear and friction of carbon materials
  • Composite materials for implant applications
  • Carbon scaffold for bone plates and lenses

Education:

  • D.Sc., Physics (France), 1991
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering (France), 1989
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering (France), 1987 

Patents and Disclosures:

  • US Patent: Method of Growing Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers and Whiskers on Carbon Substrates
  • US Patent: Method of Making Nanofilament Based Carbon-Carbon Composites for Use as Brake Materials

Plenary and Thematic Conferences and Seminars, 2007:

  • K. Lafdi (2007): Carbon Nanomaterials in Heat Transfer, April 4, 2007, University of Cincinnati.
  • K. Lafdi (2007): Carbon Science and Technology, SAMPE Tutorial, Cincinnati, OH.
  • K. Lafdi (2007): Nanomaterials In Aeronautics, ACMA 2007, May 22-24, 2007, School of Technology (ESTA), Agadir, Morocco.
  • K. Lafdi (2007): Nanotechnology In the New Era of Aircraft Materials, Chalons en Champagne, France, Nov 25-26, 2007. 

Publications in Refereed Journals, 2007:

  • Debelak, B. and Lafdi, K. “Use of Exfoliated Graphite Filler To Enhance Polymer Physical Properties,” Carbon, Vol. 45, 2007, pp.1727-1734.

  • Lafdi, K., Mesalhy, O. and Elgafy, A. “Merits of Employing Foam Encapsulated Phase Change Materials for Pulsed Power Electronics Cooling Applications,” Journal of Electronic Packaging, February 2007, assigned control # EP-07-1023 (in press).

  • Czarnecki, J., Lafdi, K. and Tsonis, P. “A Novel Approach to Control Growth, Orientation and Shape of Human Osteoblasts,” Tissue Engineering, 2007 (in press).

  • Lafdi, K., Mesalhy, O. and Elgafy, A. “Graphite Foams Infiltrated with Phase Change Materials as Alternative Materials for Space and Terrestrial Thermal Energy Storage Applications,” Carbon, 2007 (in press).

  • Shaikh, S., Lafdi, K. and Silverman, E. “The Effect of a CNT Interface on the Thermal Resistance of Contacting Surfaces,” Carbon, Vol. 45, 2007, pp. 695-703.

  • Shaikh, S., Lafdi, K. and Ponnappan, R. “Thermal Conductivity Improvement in Carbon Nanoparticle Doped PAO-Oil,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 101, Issue 6, March 15, 2007, pp. 064302-064302-7.

  • Lafdi, K., Fox, W., Matzek, M. and Yildiz, E. “Effect of Carbon Nanofibers-Matrix Adhesion on Polymeric Nanocomposite Properties (Part II),”  Journal of Nanomaterials, 2007 (in press; available 12/4/2007 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/raa.310126.html).

  • Lafdi, K., Fox, W., Matzek, M. and Yildiz, E. “Effect of Carbon Nanofiber Heat Treatment on Physical Properties of Polymeric Nanocomposites,” Journal of Nanomaterials, 2007.

  • Almajali, M., Lafdi, K. and Shaikh, S. “Interfacial and Capillary Pressure Effects on the Thermal Performance of Wax/Foam Composites,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 102, Issue 3, August 01, 2007, pp. 033506-033506-8.

  • Shaikh, S., Lafdi, K. and Huie, J. “Thermal Conductivity of an Aligned Carbon Nanotube Array,” Carbon, Vol. 45, 2007, pp. 2608-2613.

  • Lafdi, K., Mesalhy, O. and Shaikh, S. “The Effect of Surface Energy on the Heat Transfer Enhancement of Paraffin Wax/Carbon Foam Composites,” Carbon, Vol. 45, 2007, pp. 2188-2194.

  • Lafdi, K., Mesalhy, O. and Shaikh, S. “Experimental Study on Phase Change Process of Paraffin Wax/Aluminum Foam Composites,” Journal of Applied Physics, 2007 (in press).

  • Grabinski, C., Saber, H. and Lafdi, K., “Effect of Dimension on Biocompatibility of Carbon-based Nanomaterials,” Carbon, 2007 (in press).

  • Elgafy, A. and Lafdi, K. “Engineering Solution in Monitoring Nanoparticle-Fluid Flow During Nanocomposites Processing,” Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2007, pp. 441-454.

  • Shaikh, S., Lafdi, K. and Hallinan, K. “Carbon Nano-Additives to Enhance Latent Energy Storage of Phase Change Materials,” Journal of Applied Physics, 2007 (in review). 

Conference Presentations, 2007:

  • Grabinski, C., Lafdi, K. and Hussain, S. “Biocompatibility of Carbon Nanomaterials,” Intl. Carbon Conference, Seattle, Wash., July 15 - 20, 2007.

  • Grabinski, C., Shaikh, S. and Lafdi, K. “Effect of Carbon Nanomaterials on Respiratory Mucus,” Intl. Carbon Conference, Seattle, Wash., July 15 - 20, 2007.

  • Almajali, M., Shaikh, S. and Lafdi, K. "PCM Encapsulated Carbon Foam Behavior Under Transient Heat Flux,” Intl. Carbon Conference, Seattle, Wash., July 15 - 20, 2007.

  • Debelak, B. and Lafdi, K. “Growth Mechanisms of Graphite Nanoflakes,” Intl. Carbon Conference, Seattle, Wash., July 15 - 20, 2007.

  • Debelak, B. and Lafdi, K. “Use of Exfoliated Graphite Filler to Enhance Polymer Physical Properties,” Intl. Carbon Conference, Seattle, Wash., July 15 - 20, 2007.

  • Shaikh, S. and Lafdi, K. “The Effect of a CNT Interface on the Thermal Resistance of Contacting Surfaces,” Intl. Carbon Conference, Seattle, Wash., July 15 - 20, 2007.

  • Shaikh, S. and Lafdi, K. “Thermal Conductivity Improvement in Carbon Nanoparticle Doped PAO-Oil,” Intl. Carbon Conference, Seattle, Wash., July 15 - 20, 2007.

  • Shaikh, S. and Lafdi, K. “Effect of Carbon Materials on Thermal Wear of Sliding Surfaces,” Intl. Carbon Conference, Seattle, Wash., July 15 - 20, 2007.

  • Czarnecki, J., Lafdi, K. and Tsonis P. “Osteoblast Proliferation on Carbon-Based Materials,” Intl. Carbon Conference, Seattle, Wash., July 15 - 20, 2007.

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