Maziar S. Hemati

Maziar S. Hemati

Maziar S. Hemati

Assistant Professor,
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics


Akerman Hall
Rm 117C
110 Union Street SE





Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007

Professional Background

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota (2015-Present)

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (2013-2015)

Graduate Researcher, UCLA Simulations of Flow Physics and Acoustics Laboratory, University of California, Lost Angeles (2007-2013)

Advanced Algorithms Engineer, SySense, Inc., El Segundo, CA (2007-2011)

Associate Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA (2007)

Undergraduate Researcher, UCLA Complex Fluids and Interfacial Physics Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles (2005-2007)

Associate Engineer, Northrop Gruman marine Systems, Sunnyvale, CA, (2005)

Undergradate Researcher, UCLA Multiscale Thermosciences Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles (2004-2005)

Research Interests

Professor Hemati's research aims to develop efficient and reliable strategies for the modeling, sensing, and control of fluid flows that arise in various engineering applications. Hemati's research program combines theory, numerics, and experiments to advance the state-of-the-art in flow control technologies. Current projects include (1) turbulent transition delay for drag reduction in shear flows, (2) mutli-race and multi-fidelity sensor fusion for advanced turbulent flow diagnostics, (3) aerodynamic separation control for enhanced flight performance and manueverability, and (4) machine learning for hydrodynamic perception in robotic swimmers.

For more information about Professor Hemati's research visit his research page here

Currently Teaching Courses
EE 5231 -- Linear Systems and Optimal Control
AEM 5321 -- Modern Feedback Control
Honors and Awards

2014-2015: Princeton University, Post-Doctoral  Teaching Fellowship, Writing in Science and Engineering

2012-2013: UCLA Outstanding Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2012-2013: UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship

2007-2008: UCLA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering First Year Departmental Fellowship

2006-2007: UCLA Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Mason Scholar 

Selected Publications

M.S. Hemati, C.W. Rowley, E.A. Deem, and L.N. Cattafesta, 2017, De-Biasing the Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Applied Koopman Spectral Analysis of Noisy Datasets, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, p. 1-20, (Journal Article)

M.S. Hemati, S.T.M. Dawson, and C.W. Rowley, 2017, Parameter-Varying Aerodynamics Models for Aggressive Pitching-Response Prediction, AIAA Journal, Vol. 55, No. 3, (Journal Article) 

M.S. Hemati, M.O. Williams, and C.W. Rowley, 2014, Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Large and Streaming Datasets, Physics of Fluids, vol. 26, 111701, (Journal Article) 

M.S. Hemati, J.D. Eldredge, and J.L. Speyer, 2014, Improving Vortex Models via Optimal Control Theory, Journal of Fluids and Strucutres, vol. 49, pp. 91-111, (Journal Article) 

M.S. Hemati, J.D. Eldredge, and J.L. Speyer, 2014, Wake Sensing for Aircraft Formation Flight, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 513-524, (Journal Article)