Majdzadeh-Ardakani, Kazem


B.Sc. 2005

Isfahan University of Technology

M.Sc. 2009

Isfahan University of Technology

PhD 2016

University of Toledo

About this team member

Kazem obtained his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology in 2005, his M.Sc. in the same field from the University of Isfahan in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in polymers from the University of Toledo in 2016. As a postdoc in the Banaszak Holl lab, he worked on the enhancement of polymeric materials properties via application of new chemistries and microwave. Kazem is currently an R&D Engineer at DAK Americas, which is one of the largest integrated producers of PET resins in the world.

Selected Publications

Crystallization and melting behavior in polymer blends K. Majdzadeh-Ardakani, E. A. Lofgren, S. A. Jabarin Encyclopedia of Polymer Blends Wiley-VCH 2016 135

Novel preparation method for improving the dispersion of ionic liquid-modified montmorillonite in poly(ethylene terephthalate) K. Majdzadeh-Ardakani, E. A. Lofgren, S. A. Jabarin Polymer Composites 2016 37 1259-1266

The effect of particle size distribution on the dispersion of nanoclays in PET/clay nanocomposites K. Majdzadeh-Ardakani, E. A. Lofgren, S. A. Jabarin Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 2013 33 358

Optimization of mechanical properties of starch/clay nanocomposites K. Majdzadeh-Ardakani, A. H. Navarchian Carbohydrate Polymers 2009 79 547-554.

Processing of transmission electron microscope images for quantification of the layer dispersion degree in polymer-clay nanocomposites A. H. Navarchian, K. Majdzadeh-Ardakani Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2009 114, 531-542



  • Nanostructured Materials for Microwave Receptors Progress in Materials Science 2017 87 221-245