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Tayseer Nayfeh

Pioneering Inventor in Engineering

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Revolutionary Contributions to Engineering and Science

Brief bio

Tayseer Nayfeh was a Palestinian-American scientist, inventor, and professor known for his groundbreaking work in ultra-conductive copper wire technology.

Major Milestones


  • Born in Jordan in 1951 to a Palestinian family from Shweika Suburb, Tulkarem...See More

  • Moved to the United States in 1969, completed secondary education in 1970 Obtained US citizenship in 1980

  • Earned a Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech

  • Received the Trailblazer in Copper Technology Award in 2014

  • Development of ultra-conductive copper wire that is more than twice as conductive as pure copper

  • Patent for "Methods for the development of commercial scale Nano-engineered ultra-conductive copper wire"

  • Patent for "Nano-engineered ultra-conductive Nano composite copper wire"

  • Patent for "Laser generated synthetic mega scale aperture for solar energy concentration and harnessing"

  • Led a team to create Nano composite copper wire, enhancing performance of electric machines and reducing losses in electrical power lines

Date of Last Update: 
January 14, 2024

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