Ph.D: Polymer Engineering and Fiber Science, AmirKabir University of Technology, Emphasis: Polymer Engineering, September 1997- January 2002 Dissertation Title: Effect of Production Conditions on Properties of Fibers from Polypropylene / Polyamide 6 Alloys (completed at North Carolina State University)

M.Sc: Fiber Sciences and Textile Chemistry, AmirKabir University of Technology, September 1994- August 1996

B.Sc: Fiber Sciences and Textile Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, September 1990- August 1994

Professional Experience

January 2006-Present Research Associate

2001-2006 Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Yazd University (Textile Engineering Department)

Recent Publications


Mehdi Afshari, Richard Kotek, Bhupender S. Gupta, Mohammad Haghighat Kish, Hosein Nazock Dast, “Mechanical and Structural Properties of Melt Spun Polypropylene/Nylon 6 Alloy Filaments”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., Vol. 97, Issue 2, 2005, P. 532-544.

Mehdi Afshari, “Effect of polyethylene glycol on physical properties of durable press finished cotton fabric”, Indian Journal of Fiber and Textile Research, Vol. 31, September 2006, P. 470-473.

Mehdi Afshari, “Crystalline and Amorphous Orientaion of Polypropylene/Nylon 6 Blend Filaments”, Iranian Polymer Journal, Vol. 14, No. 12, 2005, P. 1042-1049.

Mehdi Afshari, R. Kotek, B. S. Gupta, M.H. Kish, D. Jung, “Polypropylene Alloy  Filaments  Dyeable With Disperse Dyes”, Coloration Technology, Vol. 120, No.1, 2004, P. 26-29.

Mehdi Afshari, R. Kotek, M. H. Kish, H. Nazok Dast, B. S. Gupta, “Effect of   Blend Ratio on Bulk Properties and Matrix-Fibril Morphology of Polypropylene/Nylon 6 Polyblend Fibers”, Polymer, Vol. 43, No.4, 2002, P. 1331-1341.

Mehdi Afshari, M. H. Kish, H. Nazock Dast, A. Oromiehi, “Effect of Mixing Ratio and Compatibilizer on rheological, Morphological and Thermal Properties of Polypropylene-Nylon 6 Alloy”, Polymer Science and Technology, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2002, P. 201-211.

Mehdi Afshari, “The study effect of UV-absorber in the dyeing of polyester with disperse dyes”, Vlakna a Textile, Fibers and Textiles, No.2, 2005, P. 53.


Mehdi Afshari, A. Gupta, X. Zhang, A. Tonelli, S. Khan, R. Kotek, Salt-induced electrospinning method for producing porous nylon 6 nanofibers, 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, United States, August 19-23, 2007. 

A. Gupta, Mehdi Afshari, R. Kotek, A. Tonelli, “Wet spinning of high molecular weight aliphatic polyamides”, Fiber Scociety Conference, Fall 2006, Knoxville, University of Tennessee, October 10-12, 2006.

Mehdi Afshari, “Effect of Producing Conditions on Stability Jet of Electrospun Nylon 6 Fibers”, Fibrous Materials XXI Century, Russia, Saint Petersburg, May 23-28, 2005.

Mehdi Afshari, M. H. Kish, R. Kotek, B. S. Gupta, H. Nazock Dast, “Effect of Take- Up Speed and Drawing on Physical properties of Polypropylene/ Nylon 6 Alloy Filaments”, Second International Istanbul Textile Congress, 22-24 April 2004.

Mehdi Afshari, M. Haghighat Kish, H. Nazock Dast, R. Kotek, B. S. Gupta, “Relation Between Morphology of Bulk and Polypropylene/ Nylon 6 Polyblend Fibers”, International Conference of TEXSCI 2003, Liberec, Czech Republic, June 16-18, 2003.

Mehdi Afshari, B. S. Gupta, R. Kotek, “Physical properties and Morphology of  Polypropylene/Nylon6 Alloy Filaments”, Annual Technical Conference, October 16-18, 2002,Massachusetts, USA.

Mehdi Afshari, R. Kotek, M. H. Kish, H. Nazok Dast, B. S. Gupta,”Physical   Properties of Fibers From Polypropylene/Nylon 6 Alloy”, Fiber Science Conference, June 2001, Raleigh, North Carolina State University, USA.

Book and chapters

M. H. Kish, Mehdi Afshari, “Theories and Problems in Physical Properties of Textile Fibres”, in Persian, Tehran, AmirKabir Publication, 1998.

Mehdi Afshari, R. Kotek, D. W. Jung, A. E. Tonelli, “Effect of spinning conditions and polymer molecular weight on properties of electrospun polyamide fibers”, Wood-Head Publishing Limited, UK, In Press.

R. Kotek, Mehdi Afshari, “Polyolefin Fibers: Industrial and Medical applications, Chapter 4: Production Methods”, Wood-Head Publishing Limited, UK, In Press.