Maziar S. Hemati

Maziar 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)

Scientific & Professional Societies
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Physical Society (APS)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Research Interests

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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.

Teaching Subjects

  •  AEM 2011 -- Statics
  • AEM 4303W -- Flight Dynamics and Control
  • EE 5231 -- Linear Systems and Optimal Control
  • AEM 5321 -- Modern Feedback Control
  • AEM 8400 -- Research Seminar in Dynamics and Controls
Currently Teaching Courses
AEM 4303W -- Flight Dynamics and Control
AEM 8495 -- Selected Topics in Dynamical Systems and Controls
Honors and Awards

2020: NSF CAREER Award

2019: AFOSR Young Investigator Award

2017: AIAA Senior Member

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
C.V. Krishna, M. Wang, M.S. Hemati, and M. Luhar, (2020) “Reconstructing the time evolution of wall-bounded turbulent flows from non-time resolved PIV measurements,” Physical Review Fluids, vol 5, no. 5 (Editor’s Suggestion)
D. Bhattacharjee, B Klose, G. Jacobs, and M.S. Hemati, (2020) “Data-driven selection of actuators for optimal control of airfoil separation,” Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics. (Invited)
A. Medina, M.S. Hemati, and M. Rockwood, (2020) “Separated flow response to rapid flap deflection,” AIAA Journal, vol. 58, no. 4.
K. Taira, M.S. Hemati, L.S. Ukeiley, (2020) “Modal analysis of fluid flows: An introduction to the virtual collection,” AIAA Journal, vol. 58, no. 3. (Invited)
K. Taira, M.S. Hemati, S.L. Brunton, Y. Sun, K. Duraisamy, S. Bagheri, S.T.M. Dawson, and C.-A. Yeh, (2020) “Modal analysis of fluid flows: Applications and outlook,” AIAA Journal, vol. 58, no. 3. (Invited)
A. Kalur and M.S. Hemati, (2020) “Control-oriented model reduction for minimizing transient energy growth in shear flows,” AIAA Journal, vol. 58, no. 3. (Invited)
X. An, D.R. Williams, and M.S. Hemati, (2020) “A hybrid model for lift response to dynamic actuation on a stalled airfoil,” Energies, Special Issue on Control of Flow Fields, 13(4), 855. (Invited)
Y. Sun and M.S. Hemati, (2019) “Feedback control for transition suppression in direct numerical simulations of channel flow,” Energies, Special Issue on Control of Flow Fields, 12(21), 4127. (Invited)
M. Wang and M.S. Hemati, (2019) “Detecting exotic wakes with hydrodynamic sensors,” Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, vol. 33, no. 3–4, pp. 235–254.