Hassan Mahfuz

Hassan Mahfuz, Ph.D.


Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering:ome

777 Glades Road, EW 179

Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

p: 561.297.3483



  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, 1989
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, 1986
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1975

Research Areas

  • Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Offshore and Ship Structures
  • Composite Materials
  • Nanostructured Materials

Research Site

Nanocomposites and Structures Laboratory

Current Research Funding

  1. Structure-Property Relationship in Organic Matrix Nanocomposites for High Temperature Applications
    • Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
    • H. Mahfuz (PI) with Leif Carlsson and Andrew Terentis
    • 10/01/13 – 09/30/18
    • $225,000
  2. Fatigue Modeling and Life Prediction of Composite Ocean Current Turbine Blades
    • Research Laboratory of IHI Corporation, Yokohama, Japan
    • H. Mahfuz (PI)
    • 10/01/13 – 03/31/18
    • $215,213
  3. In-Situ Micro-Viscosity for Precise Cure Monitoring and Control
    • Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
    • H. Mahfuz (PI)
    • 04/1/17 – 03/31/18
    • $50,500

previous funded projects

Recent Journal Publications

  • Hulsey, S., Absar, S., Nahida, Q., Sabet, S., Mahfuz, H., and Khan, M, “Synthesis and Characterization of UHMWPE Nanocomposite Fibers Containing Carbon Nanotubes Coated With a PVP Surfactant Layer,” Polymer Composites , 2017, DOI 10.1002/pc.24444.
  • Suzuki, T., Mahfuz, H., and Canino, M., “Resource Characterization and Statistical Modeling of Ocean Current at the Gulf Stream,” Marine Technology Society Journal (MTSJ) , Vol. 51, No.1, 2017, pp. 52-63.
  • Sabet, S.M., Mahfuz, H., Hashemi, J., Terentis, A.C., “A Facile Approach to the Synthesis of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Nanohybrids,” Materials Letters 68 (2016) 9-12.
  • Khanal, S.P., Mahfuz, H., Rondinone, A.J., and Leventouri, Th., “Imrovement of the Fracture Toughness of Hydroxyapatite (Hap) by Incorporation of Carboxyl Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon nanotubes (cfsWCNTs) and Nylon,” Materials Science and Engineering C 60 (2016) 204-210.

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