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Houston, Texas, United States
February 21, 2018

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Houston, Texas ***** C: 832-***-****


• 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

• Lithography

• Device fabrication

• MATLAB and Simulink

• Mathematica

• Heat transfer and Thermodynamics

• Two phase flow

• Fluent

• AutoCAD


• Image analysis (ImageJ)

• Photoshop

• C++

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.


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