Khalid Lafdi

Contact Information

  • Email: Khalid Lafdi
  • Phone: 937-229-2643
  • Location: Kettering Labs Room 542

Khalid Lafdi

Professor; Wright Brothers Endowed Chair in Nanomaterials

  • Full-Time Faculty

Profile

  • Resident scientist and professor, University of Dayton, 2001-present.

Degrees

  • Habilitation, physics (France), 1991
  • Ph.D., chemical engineering (France), 1989
  • M.S., chemical engineering (France), 1987

Research Interests

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

Patents and Disclosures

  • U.S. Patent No. 2011/0144559A1, 2014: Medical drainage devices with carbon based structures for inhibiting growth of fibroblast.
  • U.S. Patent No. US 8,895,105 B2: Receptor-catalyst growth process for carbon nanotubes.
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,676,887, issued January 13, 2004: Oxidation resistant carbon materials via nanocrystalline silicon carbide inclusions.

Books

  • Lafdi, K. (2011). Functionalization of composites. In La vie intime des matériaux composites, Francisco Chinesta interviewé par Christine Evain, Editions Ecole Centrale de Nantes (EECN), (March), http://eecn.publibook.com.
  • Lafdi, K. (2009). Nano and bio-composites, ed. A. Lau, H. Farzana, and K. Lafdi, Francis and Taylor.
  • Lafdi, K., & Wright, M.(1998). Carbon graphite fiber. In Handbook of composites II, ed. S.T. Peters Lubin.
  • Lafdi, K., Bonnamy, S., & Oberlin, A. (1998). Structure of carbon fibers. Ed. J.B. Donnet, New York and Basel: Marcel Dekker, Inc.

Plenary and Thematic Conferences

  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Carbon nanotechnology: University of Budapest, Hungary.
  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Carbon nanotechnology: the new era: University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • Lafdi, K. (2017). Carbon as a multifunctional element: University of Salerno, Italy.
  • Lafdi, K. (2016). Carbon as friction materials University of Sao Paolo, Brazil.
  • Lafdi, K. 2014. Carbon nanotechnologie: Un reve devient realite. University of Mohammadia, Morocco.
  • Lafdi, K. 2014. Paving the way — Nanotechnology. Imperial College, in London, UK.
  • Lafdi, K. 2014. Nano, the key technology for multifunctional composites. Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Lafdi, K. 2014. Nano, the key technology for multifunctional composites. University of Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Lafdi, K. 2014. Nano, the key technology for multifunctional composites. University of Brest, France.
  • Lafdi, K. 2014. Nano, the key technology for multifunctional composites. University of Texas, in Brownsville, Texas.
  • Lafdi, K. 2013. Nanotechnology: Paving the way. The 4th Federation of African Societies of Chemistry, May 7-9, in Marrakech, Morocco.
  • Lafdi, K. 2013. Naon: The interfacial technology for multifunctional composites. 18èmes Journées Nationales sur les Composites, June 12-14, in Nantes, France.
  • Lafdi, K. 2013. Fuzzy fibers as multifunctional reinforcement. Materials Research Society, 2013 Fall MRS Meeting and Exhibits, December 1-6, in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Lafdi, K. 2012. Paving the way - nanotechnology. ACMA2012, Fes, Morocco.
  • Lafdi, K. 2012. Paving the way - nanotechnology. MASCIR, Rabat, Morocco.
  • Lafdi, K. 2012. Nanotechnologies, le monde de demain. University of Mohammadia, Morocco.
  • Lafdi, K. 2012. Nanotechnology in steel industry. SABIC, Saudi Arabia.
  • Lafdi, K. 2012. Nano, the key technology for multifunctional composites. QATAR Foundation meeting, DOHA, Qatar.

Publications in Refereed Journals (2018-2010)

  • Raimondo, M., Guadagno, L., Vertuccio, L., Naddeo, C., Barra, G., Spinelli, G., & Lafdi, K. (2018). Electrical conductivity of carbon nanofiber reinforced resins: potentiality of tunneling atomic force microscopy (TUNA) technique. Composites Part B: Engineering, 143, 148-160.
  • El Moumen, A., Tarfaoui, M., & Lafdi, K. (2018). Computational homogenization of mechanical properties for laminate composites reinforced with thin film made of carbon nanotubes. Applied Composite Materials, 25(3), 569-588.
  • Al-Ajrash, S. M. N., Lafdi, K., Vasquez, E. S., Chinesta, F., & Le Coustumer, P. (2018). Experimental and numerical investigation of the Silicon particle distribution in electro-spun nano-fibers. Langmuir.
  • Liu, C., Sergeichev, I., Akhatov, I., & Lafdi, K. (2018). CNT and polyaniline based sensors for the detection of acid penetration in polymer composite. Composites Science and Technology, 159, 111-118.
  • Raimondo, M., Guadagno, L., Speranza, V., Bonnaud, L., Dubois, P., & Lafdi, K. (2018). Multifunctional graphene/POSS epoxy resin tailored for aircraft lightning strike protection. Composites Part B: Engineering, 140, 44-56.
  • El Moumen, A., Tarfaoui, M., Hassoon, O., Lafdi, K., Benyahia, H., & Nachtane, M. (2018). Experimental study and numerical modelling of low velocity impact on laminated composite reinforced with thin film made of carbon nanotubes. Applied Composite Materials, 25(2), 309-320.
  • Tarfaoui, M., El Moumen, A., Lafdi, K., Hassoon, O. H., & Nachtane, M. (2018). Inter laminar failure behavior in laminate carbon nanotubes-based polymer composites. Journal of Composite Materials, 0021998318767493.
  • Al-Ajrah, S., Lafdi, K., Liu, Y., Le Coustumer, P. (2018). Fabrication of ceramic nanofibers using polydimethylsiloxane and polyacrylonitrile polymer blends. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135(10).
  • El Rhazi, M., Majid, S., Elbasri, M., Salih, F. E., Oularbi, L., Lafdi, K. (2018). Recent progress in nanocomposites based on conducting polymer: application as electrochemical sensors. International Nano Letters, 1-21.
  • Al-Ajrah, S., Lafdi, K., Liu, Y., & Le Coustumer, P. (2018). Fabrication of ceramic nanofibers using polydimethylsiloxane and polyacrylonitrile polymer blends. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135(10).
  •  Liu, C., & Lafdi, K. (2017). Fabrication and characterization of carbon nanofibers from polyacrylonitrile/pitch blends. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134(42).
  • Elbasri, M., Majid, S., Lafdi, K., & El Rhazi, M. (2017). Highly improved electrocatalytic oxidation of methanol on poly (1, 5-diaminonaphthalene)/nickel nanoparticles film modified carbon nanofiber. JMES, 8(8).
  • Giubileo, F., Iemmo, L., Luongo, G., Martucciello, N., Raimondo, M., & Lafdi, K. (2017). Transport and field emission properties of buckypapers obtained from aligned carbon nanotubes. Journal of Materials Science, 52(11), 6459-6468.
  • El Moumen, A., Tarfaoui, M., Lafdi, K., & Benyahia, H. (2017). Dynamic properties of carbon nanotubes reinforced carbon fibers/epoxy textile composites under low velocity impact. Composites Part B: Engineering.
  • El Moumen, A., Tarfaoui, M., & Lafdi, K. (2017). Computational homogenization of mechanical properties for laminate composites reinforced with thin film made of carbon nanotubes. Applied Composite Materials, 1–20.
  • El Moumen, A., Tarfaoui, M., & Lafdi, K. (2017). Experimental study and numerical modelling of low velocity impact on laminated composite reinforced with thin film made of carbon nanotubes. Applied Composite Materials, 1–12.
  • Guadagno, L., Naddeo, C., Raimondo, M., Barra, G., Vertuccio, L., Russo, S., & Lafdi, K. (2017).  Experimental evaluation and modeling of thermal conductivity of tetrafunctional epoxy resin containing different carbon nanostructures. Polymer Engineering and Science, 57(7), 779–786.
  • El Moumen, A., Tarfaoui, M., & Lafdi, K. (2017). Progressive damage modeling in carbon fibers/carbon nanotubes reinforced polymer composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 112, 185–195.
  • El Moumen, A., Tarfaoui, M., & Lafdi, K. (2017). Mechanical characterization of carbon nanotubes based polymer composites using indentation tests. Composites Part B: Engineering, 114.
  • Guadagno, L., Naddeo, C., Raimondo, M., Barra, G., Vertuccio, L., Russo, S., & Lafdi, K. (2017). Influence of carbon nanoparticles/epoxy matrix interaction on mechanical, electrical and transport properties of structural advanced materials. Nanotechnology, 28(9), 094001.
  • Borzacchiello, D., Vermiglio, S., Chinesta, F., Nabat, S., & Lafdi, K. (2016). Numerical simulation of electrified jets: an application to electrospinning. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1769.
  • Tarfaoui, M., Lafdi, K., & El Moumen, A. (2016). Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes-based polymer composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 103, 113–121.
  • Nobile, M. R., Raimondo, M., Lafdi, K., & Guadagno, L. (2016). Rheological and morphological properties of graphene-epoxy nanocomposites. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1736.
  • Romano, V., Naddeo, C., Vertuccio, L., Lafdi, K., & Guadagno, L. (2016). Thermal investigation of tetrafunctional epoxy resin filled with different carbonaceous nanostructures. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1736.
  • Al Habis, N., Liu, C., Dumuids, J.-B., & Lafdi, K. (2016). Intelligent design of conducting network in polymers using numerical and experimental approaches. RSC Advances, 6(97), 95010–95020.
  • Constanda, S., Stan, M. S., Ciobanu, C. S., Motelica-Heino, M., Guégan, R., Lafdi, K. Dinischiotu, A., & Predoi, D. (2016). Carbon nanotubes-hydroxyapatite nanocomposites for an improved osteoblast cell response. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2016.
  • Rodriguez, D. E., Guiza-Arguello, V., Ochoa, O. O., Gharat, T., Sue, H. J., & Lafdi, K. (2016). Development of a hydroxyapatite-poly (d, l-lactide-co-glycolide) infiltrated carbon foam for orthopedic applications. Carbon, 98, 106-114.
  • Boehle, M., Pianca, P., Lafdi, K., & Chinesta, F. (2015). Modeling of an embedded carbon nanotube based composite strain sensor. Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science, 2(3), 263-273.
  • Nobile, M. R., Raimondo, M., Lafdi, K., Fierro, A., Rosolia, S., & Guadagno, L. (2015, June). Relationships between nanofiller morphology and viscoelastic properties in CNF/epoxy resins. Polymer Composites, 36(6), 1152–1160.
  • Nobile, M. R., Fierro, A., Rosolia, S., Raimondo, M., Lafdi, K., & Guadagno, L. (2015). Viscoelastic properties of graphene-based epoxy resins. Polymer Processing Resulting Morphology and Properties: Feet in the Present and Eyes at the Future: Proceedings of the GT70 International Conference, 1695, 020050, Melville, NY: AIP Publishing.
  • Cao, L., Hou, Y., Lafdi, K., & Urmey, K. (2015). Fluorescent composite scaffolds made of nanodiamonds/polycaprolactone. Chemical Physics Letters, 641, 123-128.
  • Ren, X., Burton, J., Seidel, G. D., & Lafdi, K. (2015). Computational multiscale modeling and characterization of piezoresistivity in fuzzy fiber reinforced polymer composites. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 54, 121-134
  • Czarnecki, J. S., Lafdi, K., & Tsonis, P. A. (2015, January). The future of carbon-based scaffolds. Orthobiologics in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, 32(1), 73-91.
  • Guadagno, L., Raimondo, M., Vertuccio, L., Mauro, M., Guerra, G., & Lafdi, K. (2015). Optimization of graphene-based materials outperforming host epoxy matrices. RSC Advances, 5(46), 36969-36978015.
  • Vertuccio, L., Russo, S., Raimondo, M., Lafdi, K., Guadagno, L. (2015). Influence of carbon nanofillers on the curing kinetics of epoxy-amine resin. RSC Advances, 5(110), 90437-90450.
  • Czarnecki, J. S., Lafdi, K., & Tsonis, P. A. (2014, January). The future of carbon-based scaffolds. Orthobiologics in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, 32(1), 73-91.
  • Hikita, M., Cao, L., & Lafdi, K. (2014). Optical properties of carbon microcoils. Appl. Phys. Lett., 104, 041905.
  • Ren, X., Burton, J., Seidel, G. D., & Lafdi, K. (2014, February). Computational multiscale modeling and characterization of piezoresistivity in fuzzy fiber reinforced polymer composites. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 54, 121-134. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2014.10.034
  • Czarnecki, J. S., Jolivet, S., Blackmore, M. E., Lafdi, K., & Tsonis, P. A. (2014, November). Bone growth on reticulated vitreous carbon foam scaffolds and implementation of cellular automata modeling as a predictive tool. Carbon, 79, 135-148.
  • Vietri, U., Guadagno, L., Raimondo, M., Vertuccio, L., & Lafdi, K. (2014). Nanofilled epoxy adhesive for structural aeronautic materials. Composites Part B: Engineering, 61, 73-83.
  • D'Angelo, M. J., Almajali, M., Lafdi, K., Delort, A., & Elmansori, M. (2014). Augmented cooling vest system subassembly: design and analysis. Energy Conversion and Management, 79, 140-145.
  • Sebastian, J., Schehl, N., Bouchard, M., Boehle, M., Li, L., Lagounov, A., & Lafdi, K. (2014, January). Health monitoring of structural composites with embedded carbon nanotube coated glass fiber sensors. Carbon, 66, 191-200.
  • Cao, L., Emami, S., & Lafdi, K. (2014). Large-scale exfoliation of hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets in liquid phase. Material Express, 4(2), 165-171.
  • Czarnecki, J. S., Jolivet, S., Kundrat, M. E., Lafdi, K. & Tsonis, P. A. (2014, May). Fibrous carbon scaffolding for bone tissue repair. Tissue Engineering Part A, 20, 3176-88. ISSN: 1937-335X
  • Guadagno, L., Raimondoa, M., Lafdi, K., Fierro, A., Rosolia, S., & Nobile, M. R. (2014). Influence of nanofiller morphology on the viscoelastic properties of CNF/epoxy resins. AIP Conference Proceedings 1599: 386-389.
  • Hikita, M., Bradford, R. L., & Lafdi, K. (2014). Growth and properties of carbon microcoils and nanocoils. Crystals, 4(4), 466-489.
  • Truong, H. T., Lagoudas, D. C., Ochoa, O. O., & Lafdi, K. (2014). Fracture toughness of fiber metal laminates: carbon nanotube modified Ti–polymer–matrix composite interface. Journal of Composite Materials, 48(22), 2697-2710. doi: 10.1177/0021998313501923
  • Hikita, M., & Lafdi, K. 2014. Synthesis and growth kinetics of carbon nanocoils using Sn-Fe-O xerogel film catalyst. Mater. Res. Express, 1, 035027. doi: 10.1088/2053-1591/1/3/035027 
  • Czarnecki, J. S., Kundrat, M. E., Jolivet, S., Lafdi, K., & Tsonis, P. A. (2013). Carbon-based foam scaffolds for bone tissue repair or reconstruction. Tissue Engineering Part A.
  • Almajali, M., Lafdi, K., & Prodhomme, P. H. 2013. Effect of copper coating on infiltrated PCM/foam. Energy Conversion and Management, 66, 336–342.
  • Guadagno, L., Raimondo, M., Vittoria, V., Vertuccio, L., Lafdi, K., De Vivo, B., Lamberti, Spinelli, G., & Tucci, V. (2013). The role of carbon nanofiber defects on the electrical and mechanical properties of CNF-based resins. Nanotechnology, 24, 305704.
  • Truong, H., Lagoudas, D., Ochoa, O., & Lafdi, K. (2013). Fracture toughness of fiber metal laminates: CNT modified Ti – PMC interface. Journal of Composite Materials.
  • Evora, M. C., Klosterman, D., & Lafdi, K. (2013). Study of an alternative process for oxidizing vapor grown carbon nanofibers using electron beam accelerators. Radiation Physics & Chemistry, 84, 105.
  • Shaikh S., & Lafdi, K. (2012, February). A carbon nanotube based composite for thermal control of heat loads. Carbon, 50(2), 542–550.
  • Boehle, M., Jiang, Q., Li, L., Lagounov, A., & Lafdi, K. (2012). Carbon nanotubes grown on glass fiber as a strain sensor for real time structural health monitoring. International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials. doi: 10.1080/19475411.2011.651509
  • Guadagno, L., Raimondo, M., Naddeo, C., Di Bartolomeo, A., & Lafdi, K. (2012). Influence of multiwall carbon nanotubes on morphological and structural changes during UV irradiation of syndiotactic polypropylene films. Journal of Polymer Sciences, Polymer Physics. doi: 10.1002/polb.23093
  • Memon, M. O., & Lafdi, K. (2012). Use of carbon nanostructures in transient spike power applications. International Journal of Thermal Sciences 53: 1-7.
  • Ciobanu, C., Iconaru, S., Gyorgy, E., Radu, M., Costache, M., Dinischiotu, A., Le Coustumer, P., Lafdi, K., & Predoi, D. (2012). Biomedical properties and preparation of iron oxide-dextran nanostructures by MAPLE technique. Chemistry Central Journal, 6, 17.
  • Czarnecki, J. S., Lafdi, K., Joseph, R. M., & Tsonis, P. A. (2012). Hybrid carbon-based scaffolds for applications in soft tissue reconstruction. Tissue Engineering Part a, 18(9-10), 946-956.
  • Park, W., Choi, K., Lafdi, K., & Yu, C. (2012). Influence of nanomaterials in polymer composites on thermal conductivity. Journal of Heat Transfer-Transactions of the ASME, 134(4), 041302. 
  • Memon, M. O., Haillot, S. & Lafdi, K. (2011). Carbon nanofiber based buckypaper used as a thermal interface material. Carbon, 49(12), 3820-3828.
  • Schunemann, C., Schaffel, F., Bachmatiuk, A., Queitsch, U., Sparing, M., Rellinghaus, B., Lafdi, K., Schultz, L., Buchner, B., & Rummeli, M. H. (2011, November). Catalyst poisoning by amorphous carbon during carbon nanotube growth: fact or fiction? ACS Nano, 5(11), 8928-34.
  • Yoon, Y., Lafdi, K., & Bouchard, M. (2011, October). The effect of carbon-nanotubes on the electrochemical sensing behavior of aluminum alloys. 220th ECS Meeting & Electrochemical Energy Summit, Boston, MA.
  • Li, L., & Lafdi, K. (2011). Composite films prepared by immersion deposition of manganese oxide in carbon nanotubes grown on graphite for supercapacitors. J Mater Sci, 46, 7328–7334.
  • Ochoa, O., Klein, P., Truong, H., & Lafdi, K. (2011). Fracture toughness study of fuzzy fabric. ASME, Denver CO.
  • Ciobanu, C. S., Andronescu, B. E., Stoicu, A., Florea, O., Le Coustumer, P., Galaup, S., Djouadi, A., Mevellec, J. Y., Musa, I., Massuyeau, F., Prodan, A. M., Lafdi, K., Trusca, R., Pasuk, I., & Predoi, D. (2011, April-June). Influence of annealing treatment of nano-hydroxyapatite bioceramics on the vibrational properties digest. Journal of Nanomaterials And Biostructures, 6(2), 609-624.      
  • Czarnecki, J. S., Jolivet, S., Lafdi, K., & Tsonis, P. A. (2011). The effect of BET surface area and surface chemistry on the biological response of carbon materials. Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium 2011, Dayton, OH.
  • Jolivet, S., Czarnecki, J. S., Lafdi, K., & Tsonis, P. A. (2011). Influence of crystallographic and topographic parameters on osteoblast growth. Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium 2011, Dayton, OH.
  • Czarnecki, J. S., Lafdi, K., Joseph, R. M., & Tsonis, P. A. (2011). Hybrid carbon-based scaffolds for applications in soft tissue reconstruction. Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium 2011, Dayton, OH.
  • Joseph, R. M., Czarnecki, J. S., Lafdi, K., & Tsonis, P. A. (2011). Carbon engineered scaffolds may provide an optimum balance of biologic and mechanical properties for use in tendon repair surgery. ACFAS 2011, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Czarnecki, J. S., Lafdi, K., Joseph, R. M., & Tsonis, P. A. (2010). Novel carbon-engineered materials as a tissue scaffold. SAMPE 2010, Dayton, OH.
  • Almajali, M., & Lafdi, K. (2010). Assessment of carbon foam geometry during copper coating. Carbon, 48(15), 4238-4247.
  • Almajali, M., Lafdi, K., Prodhomme, P., & Oochoa, O. (2010, April). Mechanical properties of copper-coated carbon foams. Carbon, 48(5), 1604-1608.
  • Evora, M. C., Klosterman, D., Lafdi, K., Li, L., & Abot, J. L. (2010). Functionalization of carbon nanofibers through electron beam irradiation. Carbon, 48(7), 2037-2046.
  • Shaikh, S., & Lafdi, K. (2010, March). C/C composite, carbon nanotube and paraffin wax hybrid systems for the thermal control of pulsed power in electronics. Carbon, 48(3), 813-824.
  • Sarzynski, M., Lafdi, K., & Ochoa, O. O. (2010). Multifunctional hybrid carbon foams: integrating processing and performance. Journal of Composite Materials, 44(5).