Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Affiliated Faculty

Morteza Gharib

Morteza Gharib

Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Booth-Kresa Leadership Chair, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories; Director, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Teheran University, 1976; M.S., Syracuse University, 1978; Ph.D., Caltech, 1983. Professor of Aeronautics, 1992-2001; Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering, 2001-02; Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering, 2002-06; Professor of Bioengineering, 2006-09; Professor of Bioinspired Engineering, 2009-13; Liepmann Professor, 2006-; Director, Linde Institute, 2014-15; Vice Provost, 2010-16; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, 2015-; Director, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies, 2017-; Booth-Kresa Leadership Chair, 2018-.


Research Group Matters
Martha Salcedo
237 Guggenheim Lab
(626) 395-4450

Carin Young
277 Firestone Laboratory

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Research Overview

Professor Gharib researches conventional fluid dynamics and aeronautics including vortex dynamics, active and passive flow control, nano/micro fluid dynamics, autonomous flight and underwater systems, as well as advanced flow-imaging diagnostics. The Gharib group is further interested in biomechanics and medical engineering via the study of fluid dynamics within the human cardiovascular system and opthamology, as well as the development of medical devices.

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