Dr. Pourdeyhimi receives TAPPI Nonwovens Division Leadership & Service Award
Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Professor of Materials in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, has been named recipient of the Leadership and Service Award and Dow Chemical Company Prize awarded by TAPPI’s Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division. The award recognizes an individual for outstanding leadership and exceptional service that have resulted in significant and demonstrable benefits to the division’s members. The award will be presented at the PaperCon 2014 Conference Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn., U.S.A.
“Dr. Pourdeyhimi has been a tireless and dedicated member whose efforts have provided great benefit to TAPPI and its members over the course of a highly successful career in academia and research,” commented Larry N. Montague, TAPPI president and CEO.
The William A. Klopman Distinguished Chaired Professor of Materials in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, Pourdeyhimi is also Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, as well as the Founding Executive Director of the Nonwovens Institute. Previously he taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology and served on the faculty at the University of Maryland.
His research interests include responsive fibrous systems, filtration, computational modeling, materials, failure mechanisms, software algorithms, optics and image analysis. He has published widely on numerous subjects and holds more than 30 patents. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds.