Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering


Office: Engineering A110
Phone: 970-491-1896

Dr. Mostafa Yourdkhani

Multifunctional Polymers and Composites Laboratory

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

School of Advanced Materials Discovery

Dr. Yourdkhani is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a core faculty member of the School of Advanced Materials Discovery at Colorado State University (CSU). Prior to joining CSU, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and a lecturer in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in the area of polymer nanocomposites and composite materials. His research interests include advanced manufacturing of composites, additive manufacturing of polymers, multifunctional materials, bioinspired material design, and polymer nanocomposites.


  • Ph.D. 2014, McGill University – Mechanical Engineering
  • M.E. 2009, McGill University – Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S. 2007, Sharif University of Technology – Mechanical Engineering


Research Interests

  • Composite Materials
  • Advance Manufacturing
  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Polymer Processing
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Experimental Mechanics

Honors and Awards

  • 1st place in “Science as Art” competition, Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, 2017
  • Cover, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Fonds de Recherche du Quebec-Nature et Technologies (FQRNT), 2012
  • Graduate Excellence Fellowships (GEF), McGill University, 2011
  • McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA), McGill University, 2009