Majid Minary received his B.S. degree from Sharif University in Tehran, Iran (2003), and his M.S. degree from the University of Virginia (2005). He obtained his PhD degree under direction of Prof. Min-Feng Yu in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010). He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT-Dallas after two years postdoc training in Espinosa Lab at Northwestern University.
Majid’s research interests are at the interface of nano and bioscience and technology. He uses and develops various nano-tools to study nanomechanics of materials at small scale. Of particular interest is applications of AFM in nanobiomechanics and characterization of mechanical and electromechanical properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanowires, and biological fibers.
Dr. Minary is the inventor of a new AFM method for high-resolution imaging of soft samples in liquid, “Trolling Mode” and has been active reviewer for several scientific journals including APL, JAP, and JMBBM.
2) Scanning Probe microscopy
3) Bioinspired and biomimetic nanomaterials
4) Nanomechanics of living cells and biological systems
5) nanomanufacturing and microfabrication