April 2023: Graduation ceremony of two of the group alumni (Drs. Jafari Kang and Pandhare). Saeed returned to MTU for the ceremony after two years since he couldn't be hooded right after his graduation due to the COVID pandemic.
January 2023: Umar Mustafa and Raj Tamakuwala joined our group as Ph.D. students. Welcome, Umar and Raj!
December 2022: Rohit successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Pandhare!
August 2022: Mitch successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Timm!
January 2022: Hassan's paper on Evaporation of multiple droplets has been featured in a Focus on Fluids article entitled Predicting evaporation rates of droplet arrays.
September 2021: Congratulations to Mitch and Saeed for the publication of their paper in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.
April 2021: Saeed and Iman successfully defended their dissertations. Congratulations Drs. Jafari Kang and Dehdashti!
September 2020: Our research on Marangoni surfers is highlighted in Michigan Tech News.
July 2020: Iman received a Finishing Fellowship. Congratulations, Iman!
February 2020: Mitch received the Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Mitch!
October 2019: Mitch received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching. Congratulations, Mitch!
August 2019: Muhammad Usman joined our group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Usman!
August 2018: Congratulations to Iman and Rohit on successfully defending their Ph.D. proposals.
July 2019: Congratulations to Saeed and Iman for the publication of their papers in Journal of Fluid Mechanics and International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.
April 2019: Congratulations to Mitch on passing the Ph.D. qualifying exam.
November 2018: Congratulations to Mitch on successfully defending his M.S. thesis.
November 2018: Saeed received a Finishing Fellowship. Congratulations, Saeed!
October 2018: Mitch received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Congratulations, Mitch!
August 2018: Congratulations to Saeed on successfully defending his Ph.D. proposal.
June 2018: Tech Today runs an amusing piece on our one and only magician, Saeed.
April 2018: Congratulations to Saaed, Iman, and Rohit on passing the PhD qualifying exam! You guys are halfway there, keep it up!
February 2018: Rohit received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching. Congratulations, Rohit!
February 2018: Hassan wins MTU's intramural men's table tennis singles and doubles championships.
January 2018: Hassan joined the External Affairs Committee of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics. It is an honor to serve the APS-DFD community.
December 2017: Mitchel Timm joined our group as a M.S. student. Welcome, Mitch!
October 2017: Congratulations to Vahid on his new position as an Aero-Thermal Engineer at Polaris Industries Inc. We miss you!
October 2017: Rohit Pandhare joined our group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Rohit!
September 2017: We have an opening for a Ph.D. student. If you are interested, email your CV along with a short description of your research interests and background to hmasoud[at]mtu[dot]edu. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
September 2017: End of summer picnic with fellow CFAM'ers.
August 2017: Check out this hilarious video clip about student life at Michigan Tech.
July 2017: CFAM Lab finds a new home in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech. Go Huskies!
June 2017: Check out this cool video clip about the Marangoni effect produced by Kristen Shutt, who was a senior undergraduate student in our Lab. Good luck with life after graduation, Kristen!
April 2017: Congratulations to Saeed on receiving UNR's Outstanding International Graduate Student Scholarship.
January 2017: Our work on the coffee-ring effect is highlighted in Materials Today and Membrane Quarterly.
January 2017: Vahid and Saeed's paper entitled "Reverse Marangoni surfing" is published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics. You guys rock!
December 2016: Saeed and Vahid's paper entitled "Alternative mechanism for coffee-ring deposition based on active role of free surface" is published in Physical Review E. Their work is also featured in Nevada Today, Phys.org, Science Daily, and Nanowerk. Congratulations, guys!
September 2016: Saeed received a Travel Award from the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics. Congratulations, Saeed!
August 2016: Hassan's paper, with Orest Shardt and Howard Stone, entitled "Oscillatory Marangoni flows with inertia" is published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
August 2016: Esmaeil (Iman) Dehdashti joined our group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Iman!
June 2016: Vahid and Saeed's paper entitled "Reciprocal theorem for convective heat and mass transfer from a particle in Stokes and potential flows" is published in Physical Review Fluids as a Rapid Communications. Congratulations to both and thanks for your hard work!
June 2016: Hassan joined Ali Khademhosseini's Lab at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology as a visiting scientist for summer 2016.
May 2016: Saeed received UNR's International Graduate Student Scholarship. Congratulations, Saeed!
April 2016: Hassan received a Travel Fellowship from the U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics to attend the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics to be held in Montréal in August 2016.
April 2016: Vahid received UNR's Postdoctoral Award for Professional Development. Congratulations, Vahid!
April 2016: Hassan gave a presentation on the research activities of the CFAM Lab at the Meet Future Collaborators - Lightning Talks at UNR.
December 2015: We are hiring two Ph.D. students. If you are interested, please email your CV along with a short description of your research interests and background to Dr. Masoud.
October 2015: Hassan's paper, with Mike Shelley, Leif Ristroph, and others, entitled "Hydrodynamic schooling of flapping swimmers" is published in Nature Communications.
September 2015: Hassan's paper, with Howard Stone, entitled "Mobility of membrane-trapped particles" is published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
August 2015: Dr. Vahid Vandadi joined our group as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome, Dr. Vandadi!
August 2015: Saeed Jafari Kang joined our group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Saeed!
July 2015: The Complex Fluids and Active Matter (CFAM) Lab is founded at UNR.
February 2016: Hassan's paper with Howard Stone and their German collaborators, Aaron Dörr and Steffen Hardt from Technische Universität Darmstadt, entitled "Drag and diffusion coefficients of a spherical particle attached to a fluid-fluid interface" is published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
January 2016: Hassan joined the editorial board of the European Journal of Computational Mechanics.
December 2015: Hassan is interviewed by Meg Rosenburg of the Physics Central podcast (an outreach branch of the American Physics Society) in an episode on Fluids and Flocks.