About Me

I am starting my fifth year as a PhD student at Integrated Soft Materials Laboratory and Mechanics, Materials and Computing group at Carnegie Mellon University. My research is on Soft Multifunctional Materials, using liquid metals and low melting point alloys. Specifically, I am leading the research on Liquid Metals Embedded ELastomer (LMEE) in our lab. We have studied several different properties of LMEEs in prestigious journals like Advanced Materials and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.


Thubber is a thermally conductive rubber, that has thermal conductivity approaching stainless steel, with elasticity softer than human skin and stetchability up to 700% strain. We are in the process of mass manufacturing of Thubber to provide it to any business. Contact Navid for more informations.

Latest News

Innovation Fellowship

Navid has received the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship's' Innovation Fellowship. The commercialization efforts toward mass manufacturing of Thubber will be supported by this fellowship in the acdemic year 2017-18. [website]

Paper Accepted in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

I am proud to announce that our paper "High thermal conductivity in soft elastomers with elongated liquid metal inclusions" is now online at PNAS .

Advanced Materials Inside Back Cover

Our latest paper, "Stretchable, high-k dielectric elastomers through liquid metal inclusions", is presenting on the inside back cover of Advanced Materials, Volume 28, issue 19. Click here for the link to the cover photo.

Poster Presentation

I presented a poster at both Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Symposiums, at Carnegie Mellon university, on our latest research on "Soft Materials With high Termal Conductivity". I won second place award of the Civil Engineering poster competition. (05/29/2016)

Paper Accepted in Advanced Materials

Our paper "Stretchable, high-k dielectric elastomers through liquid metal inclusions" got accepted in advanced Materials journal. We are so excited to see the paper online very soon." [ Publications ] (02/18/2016)

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Last Update: 09/2017