Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Hiremath, Nitilaksha, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
ENGC 303
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Voice: (361) 593-2003

Research Interests

  • Low-cost Carbon Fiber Technology for non-aerospace Applications
  • Advanced Composites Science and Technology for Automotive, Wind, and Energy systems
  • Recycling Technologies: Low-cost Composites Recycling for Impact Resistant Applications
  • Multi materials Systems: Carbon Fiber, Glass Fiber and nanomaterials systems for Multifunctional Applications.
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnology


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA, 2016 

M.S., Materials Engineering, Auburn University, USA, 2012

B.Tech., Textile Engineering, Visveswaraya Technological University, India, 2009

Book Chapters

Hiremath, Nitilaksha., Bhat, Gajanan "High performance carbon nanofibers and nanotubes." High performance fibers. Ed. Gajanan Bhat. Elsevier, 2016.

Recent Publications

  • Surbhi Kore, V. S. M. D. M., N. Hiremath, Merlin Theodore, Stephen Young, Dayakar Penumadu, Uday Vaidya (2021). "Textile-Grade Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polycarbonate Composites: Effect of Epoxy Sizing." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
  • Kumar, V., P. S. Yeole, Hiremath, R. Spencer, K. M. M. Billah, U. Vaidya, M. Hasanian, M. Theodore, S. Kim and A. A. Hassen (2021). "Internal arcing and lightning strike damage in short carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites." Composites Science and Technology 201: 108525.
  • N Hiremath, I., Sunay Bhat, Homeira Azari and Gajanan Bhat (2021). "Microstructure and Properties of Polypropylene Graphene Composite Filaments." (in progress)
  • Hiremath, N., S. Young, H. Ghossein, D. Penumadu, U. Vaidya and M. Theodore (2020). "Low cost textile-grade carbon-fiber epoxy composites for automotive and wind energy applications." Composites Part B: Engineering: 108156.
  • Yeole, P., S. Alwekar, N. K. P. Veluswamy, S. Kore, N. Hiremath, U. Vaidya and M. Theodore (2020). "Characterization of textile-grade carbon fiber polypropylene composites." Polymers and Polymer Composites: 0967391120930109.
  • Evora, M., X. Lu, Hiremath, N. Kang, K. Hong, R. Uribe, G. Bhat and J. Mays (2018). "Single-step process to improve the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube yarn." Beilstein journal of nanotechnology 9: 545.
  • Lu, X., Hiremath, K. Hong, M. C. Evora, V. H. Ranson, A. K. Naskar, G. S. Bhat, N.-G. Kang and J. W. Mays (2017). "Improving mechanical properties of carbon nanotube fibers through simultaneous solid-state cycloaddition and crosslinking." Nanotechnology 28(14): 145603.
  • Hiremath, N., B. A. Chin and M.-K. Park (2017). "Effect of Competing Foodborne Pathogens on the Selectivity and Binding Kinetics of a Lytic Phage for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Detection." Journal of The Electrochemical Society 164(4): B142-B146.
  • Hiremath, N., M. C. Evora, A. K. Naskar, J. Mays and G. Bhat (2017). "Polyacrylonitrile nanocomposite fibers from acrylonitrile-grafted carbon nanofibers." Composites Part B: Engineering.
  • Hiremath, N., J. Mays and G. Bhat (2016). "Recent Developments in Carbon Fibers and Carbon Nanotube-Based Fibers: A Review." Polymer Reviews: 1-30.
  • Hiremath, N., et al. (2016). "Effect of solvent/polymer infiltration and irradiation on microstructure and tensile properties of carbon nanotube yarns." Journal of Materials Science 51(22): 10215-10228.
  • Hiremath, N., R. Guntupalli, V. Vodyanoy, B. A. Chin and M.-K. Park (2015). "Detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using novel lytic phage-based magnetoelastic biosensors." Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 210: 129-136.
  • Hiremath, N. and G. Bhat (2015). "Melt blown Polymeric Nanofibers for Medical Applications-An Overview." Nanosci Technol 2(1): 1-9.
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