• Ph.D., Mechanical engineering (2018) University of Houston - Houston, TX, USA GPA: 3.9/4.0
• Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering (2016) University of Houston - Houston, TX, USA GPA: 3.9/4.0 (Thesis: Rational micro-nano structuring for thin film evaporation)
• Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering (2014) Sharif University of Technology - Tehran, Iran GPA: 3.7/4.0
Areas of Expertise
• Micro/nano-fabrication (AFM,E-Beam writer,
RIE, SEM, E-Beam evaporation, Ion mill)
• Heat exchangers and Cooling systems
• Thermal engineering
• Micro/nano-scale transport phenomena
• Phase change
• Device fabrication
• MATLAB and Simulink
• Heat transfer and Thermodynamics
• Two phase flow
• Image analysis (ImageJ)
Employment and experience
Research Assistant 08/2014 to Current Houston, TX
NanoTherm research group, University of Houston
• 4 years of experience on working in the clean room (UH nanofabrication facility) and device fabrication and lithography.
• Created a thermal solution for high temperature surface to optimize heat flux. In this research, the Leidenfrost phenomenon was suppressed. Used Mathematica for modeling. Fabricated the silicon microstructure surface.
• Modeled and fabricated High aspect ratio microstructure for cooling systems with Dr. Ghasemi. "Brought in $300K for the research"
• Aided in developing a magnetic extreme ice phobic surface. Published in Nature Communication Journal and highlighted in many news agencies.
• Developed Flexible structure material that promises a robust and highly efficient approach for the solar steam generation for ambient/high pressure applications (e.g. solar ponds and desalination, power generation, solar cooling technologies, and hygiene systems).
• Aided in developing a new coating to reduce scaling in pipes for the oil and gas industry, and other surfaces to prevent ice accumulation.
Internship 04/2013 to 09/2013, Tehran, Iran
Control Lab-Sharif University of Technology
• Designed an attitude controller and implementation on a PIC microcontroller. Utilized MATLAB and Simulink. Internship 06/2011 to 08/2011, Tehran, Iran
Sharif University of Technology
• National Aero-Hydrodynamic conference organizer. Utilized AutoCAD and Photoshop to make logos and posters. Utilized Microsoft Office to organize the sessions and review the presentations format. Teaching 08/2014 to 01/2017, Houston, TX
University of Houston
• Teaching Assistant, Thermodynamics.
• Teaching Assistant, Material Labs
Teaching 01/2012 to 05/2013, Tehran, Iran
Sharif University of Technology
• Teaching Assistant, Dynamics.
• Teaching Assistant, Flight Dynamics.
Teaching 04/2009 to 09/2010, Eizeh, Iran
Ghalamchi Educational Complex
• Math & Science Instructor.
• Hadi Ghasemi, Nazanin Farokhnia, Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, and Peyman Irajizad, "Decoupled Hierarchical structures for suppression of Leidenfrost phenomenon", United States, 2015
• Permanent right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship, for any employer Publications and Presentations
• Flexible artificially-networked structure for ambient/high pressure solar steam generation, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4 (13), 4700-4705
• Magnetic slippery extreme icephobic surfaces, Nature communications 7, 13395
• Rational micro/nanostructuring for thin-film evaporation, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 (16), 8742- 8750
• Dispensing nano-pico droplets of ferrofluids, Applied Physics Letters 107 (19), 191601
• Decoupled Hierarchical Structures for Suppression of Leidenfrost Phenomenon, Langmuir 33 (10), 2541-2550
• Surfaces for high heat dissipation with no Leidenfrost limit, Applied Physics Letters 111 (2), 021605
• Anti-scaling magnetic slippery surfaces, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
• Remote Droplet Manipulation on Self-Healing Thermally Activated Magnetic Slippery Surfaces, Advanced Materials Interfaces
• Decoupled hierarchical structures for suppression of Leidenfrost phenomenon, ASME2016, Phoenix-Arizona- USA
• Rational Micro/Nanostructuring for Thin-Film Evaporation, ASME HT/FE/ICNMM2016, Washington- DC- USA
• Flexible blanket for solar steam generation, ASME HT/FE/ICNMM2016, Washington- DC- USA
• Integrated double layer Microstructure for Solar Steam Generation, IEEE ITHERM2016, Las Vegas- NV- USA
• Optimal micro-structure for thin film evaporation, ASME InterPACK 2015, San Francisco- CA- USA
• Flexible blanket for solar steam generation, ASME IMECE2015, Houston-TX- USA Fellowships and Academic achievements
• 2016, Kamel Salama Scholarship, University of Houston-USA
• 2015, Faculty for the future program certificate, University of Houston-USA.
• 2016, ASME journal technical reviewer.
• 2015, Best poster award in Micro-nao forum, ASME, IMECE, Houston, USA.
• 2014, 20k Fellowship, University of Houston-USA, University fellowship awarded to only one highly talented student for 4 years, 20,000$.
• 2014, Presidential Fellowship, University of Houston-USA, University fellowship award for 2 years, 4,000$.
• 2011, Flight Test and Control principle certificate, CEAS, Iran.
• 2006-2010, Young scientific award, Iran, selected as a young scientific for 4 years.
• 2007, Computer skills diploma (Microsoft office, Dose, Web), the National organization of technical education, Iran.
• 2007, Ranked 1st in Student scientific League group competition, Iran.
• 2006, Ranked 1st in Lab-Science competition, Khuzestan-Iran.
• 2006, chair of the Research Department of Mathematics and Physics, Dr. Hesabi's student house Khuzestan, Iran.