Mukarram Tahir

  • Program Years: 2014-2018
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Computational Materials Science
  • Academic Advisor: Alfredo Alexander-Katz
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2015)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, 2013

Current Status


Tahir, M. A.; Yang, Y. S.; Bhanji, A. N.; Stellacci, F.; Irvine, D. J.; Alexander-Katz, A. "Amphiphilic nanoparticles can drive biomimetic synaptic vesicle fusion," Manuscript in preparation

Tahir, M. A.; Van Lehn, R. C.; Choi, S. H.; Alexander-Katz, A. "Solvent-exposed lipid tail protrusions depend on lipid membrane composition and curvature," BBA Biomembranes 2016, 1858 (6), 1207-1215

M. A. Tahir and H. Vahedi Tafreshi, “Influence of Fiber Orientation on the Through-plane Permeability of Fibrous Media ”, Physics of Fluids, 21, 1-5 (2009).

A. Ashari, T. M. Bucher, H. V. Tafreshi, M. A. Tahir, and M. S. A. Rahman, “Modeling Fluid Absorption in Thin Fibrous Sheets: Effects of Fiber Orientation”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 1750 (2010).

M. A. Tahir, H. Vahedi Tafreshi, S. A. Hosseini, and B. Pourdeyhimi, “Modeling the Role of Microstructural Parameters in Radiative Heat Transfer through Disordered Fibrous Media”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 4629-4637 (2010).

Q.Wang, M. A. Tahir, L. Zhang, and X. Zhao, “Electro-creasing Instability in Deformed Polymers: Experiment and Theory”, Soft Matter, 7, 6583 (2011).

L. Gao, M. A. Tahir, L. N. Virgin, and B. B. Yellen, “Multiplexing Superparamagnetic Beads Using Phase-Modulated Multi-Frequency Ratchets”, Lab on a Chip, 11, 4214-4220 (2011).

M. A. Tahir, L. Gao, L. N. Virgin, and B. B. Yellen, “Transport of Superparamagnetic Beads through a Two-Dimensional Potential Energy Landscape”, Physical Review E, 84, 011403 (2011).

Q. Wang, M. A. Tahir, J. Zhang, and X. Zhao, “Dynamic Electrostatic Lithography: Multiscale On-Demand Patterning on Large-Area Curved Surfaces”, Advanced Materials, 24, 1947-1951 (2012).

Y. Ouyang, M. A. Tahir, J. Zang, and X. Zhao, “On the origin of multiplexing capabilities of multi-frequency magnetic ratchets”, Physical Review E, 85, 041407 (2012).

K. Khalil, A. Sagastegui, M. A. Tahir. B. J. Wiley, and B. B. Yellen, “Binary colloidal structures assembled through Ising interactions”, Nature Communications, 3, 794, (2012).

M. A. Tahir, F. Nori, and B. B. Yellen, “Dynamically Tunable Colloidal Bandpass and Bandgap Filters”, Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 134902, (2014).


MIT Polymer Day Best Poster Prize
MADMEC Grand Prize
NSF Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention
NSF Travel Grant to ASME IMECE 2012 Conference
Pratt Research Fellowship
Duke University Dean's List, 2011, 2012
Duke University Research Support Grant