Parisa Abadi


  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 2013
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 2009
  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2006


Dr. Abadi joined the department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics as an Assistant Professor in July 2017. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, she was an NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her research interests are in the areas of mechanical behavior of materials and their applications in tissue engineering and medical devices. She received a postdoctoral research fellowship from the American Association of University Women in 2015 and was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in 2013-2014.

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Stem cell and tissue engineering
  • Nano-biomaterials
  • Mechanical characterization of advanced materials
  • Sensors and actuators in medical device
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)

Recent Publications

  • "Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Forests Grown with Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition: Pristine and Conformally-Coated," P.P.S.S. Abadi, M.R. Maschmann, S.L. Hodson, T.S. Fisher, J.W. Baur, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol. 139, No. 3, Paper No. MATS-15-1149, pp. 034502, 5 pages, March 2017. DOI:10.1115/1.4035622 Read More
  • "Reversible Tailoring of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Forests by Immersing in Solvents," P.P.S.S. Abadi, M.R. Maschmann, S.M. Mortuza, S. Banerjee, J.W. Baur, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola, Carbon, Vol. 69, pp. 178-187, April 2014. DOI:org/10.1016/j.carbon.2013.12.004 Read More
  • "Deformation Response of Conformally-coated Carbon Nanotube Forests," P.P.S.S. Abadi, M.R. Maschmann, J.W. Baur, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola, Nanotechnology, Vol. 24, No. 47, pp. 475707, Nov. 2013. DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/24/47/475707 Read More
  • "Buckling-driven Delamination of Carbon Nanotube Forests,"P.P.S.S. Abadi, S.B. Hutchens, J.R. Greer, B.A. Cola, and S. Graham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 102, No. 22, pp. 223103, June 2013. DOI: Read More
  • "Post-growth Microwave Treatment to Align Carbon Nanotubes, J.J. Nguyen, T.L. Bougher, P.P.S.S. Abadi, A. Sharma, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola, Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 014501, 6 pages, Mar 2013. DOI: 10.1115/1.4023162 Read More
  • "Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interfaces Enhanced with Sprayed on Nanoscale Polymer Coatings," J.H. Taphouse, T.L. Bougher, V. Singh, P.P.S.S. Abadi, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola, Nanotechnology, Vol. 24, No. 10, pp. 105401, Feb. 2013. DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/24/10/105401 Read More
  • "Compressive Response of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Films Gleaned from in Situ Flat-punch Indentations," S. Pathak, N. Mohan, P.P.S.S. Abadi, S. Graham, B.A. Cola, and J.R. Greer, Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 984-997, Apr. 2013. DOI: Read More
  • "Effects of Morphology on the Micro-compression Response of Carbon Nanotube Forests," P.P.S.S. Abadi, S.B. Hutchens, J.R. Greer, B.A. Cola, and S. Graham, Nanoscale, Vol. 4, No. 11, pp. 3373-3380, Mar. 2012. DOI: 10.1039/c2nr30474k Read More

Recent Research Projects

3-D Printed Nano-Bioactuators and their Application in Navigation of Endovascular Catheters

Principal Investigator: Parisa Abadi
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)