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Mataz Alcoutlabi, Ph.D

Associate Professor


Contact Info

Office Location: Eng. 3.262
Office Hours: T 12 Pm-2:00 Pm, TR 12 pm-2:00 Pm
Office Telephone: 956-665-8945

Research Interests

  • Material Behavior at the Nanoscale
  • Rheology and NanoRheology
  • Polymers and polymer nanocomposites
  • Smart polymer hydrogels
  • Confinement effects on thin films
  • Nanofiber reinforced composites as separators and electrodes for Energy Storage
  • Melt Forcespinning for Biomedical Applications

Personal Information

  • Postdoctoral, Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University , 06/ 2000-02/2005
  • Postdoctoral, Chemical Engineering, L'Universite’ Laval, Quebec, Canada, (09/1998-05/2000)
  • Ph.D, Polymeric and Composite Materials, INSA Lyon, France, (1999)
  • M.S., Mechanical engineering, INSA Toulouse, France, (1995)
  • B.S., Mechanical engineering, University of Aleppo, Syria, (1986)


  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 09/2015-present
  • RGV STARS Faculty-Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas Pan American, 11/2013-08/2015
  • Material/Polymer Engineer, FibeRio Technology Corporation, 03/2013-06/2013
  • Research Engineering Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas Pan American, 05/2012-02/2013
  • Research Assistant Professor, Fiber and Polymer Science, NC State University, 12/2009-04/2012
  • Research Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Utah, 04/2005-11/2009