Maryam E. Grami


      Dr. Maryam E. Grami




Department of

Composite Materials Engineering



Winona State University


Dr. Maryam E. Grami holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Davis (UCD), 1991. Her doctoral research work was on the high temperature synthesis and processing of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites. She was a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UCD for two years before joining Department of Composite Materials Engineering at WSU in September 1993. She received NASA Summer Research Faculty Fellowship in 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2010 to collaborate with the Ceramic Branch and Advanced Metallic Branch of NASA at Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio. She was also a researcher at the Ceramic Branch of Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, at the Wright Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory in summer 2011.


Dr. Grami was granted Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award in 2003 to spend her sabbatical leave at University of Qatar in academic year 2003-2004. She has recently received her second Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to teach and conduct research on composite materials at the United Arab Emirates for her sabbatical leave in academic year 2013-2014.


Dr. Grami has one patent and many publications.  Her research interests include:


         Synthesis and characterization of nanophase ceramic and metallic particles, by solution and high temperature methods.

         Processing and characterization of copper/multiwall carbon nanotubes composites.

         Preparation of porous metal and oxide coatings with high surface coverage on the solid oxide fuel cell scaffolds.

         Repair of corroded stainless-steel structures by fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites.

         Investigation on the effect of coupling agents on the processing and properties of the glass reinforced thermoplastic polymers with elastomeric particles.

         Processing and characterization of thermoplastic matrix clay nanocomposites.

         Processing, characterization, and environmental degradation of polylactic acid reinforced with natural fibers and fabrics; environmental degradation of polyurethane fiberglass polymer matrix composites.

         Fiber extraction, characterization, and evaluation of Minnesota native stinging nettle for application in composite industry.