Maziar S. Hemati

Maziar Hemati

Maziar S. Hemati

Assistant Professor,
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Contact

Akerman Hall
Rm 117C
110 Union Street SE

Minneapolis,

MN

55455

Education

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

Research

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

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
D. Bhattacharjee, M.S. Hemati, B. Klose, G. Jacobs, "Optimal Actuator Selection for Airfoil Separation Control" AIAA Flow Control Conference, Atlanta, GA, 25-29 June 2018 (AIAA Paper 2018-3692)
 
H. Yao and M.S. Hemati, "Revisiting the separation principle for improved transition control" AIAA Flow Control Conference, Atlanta, GA, 25-29 June 2018 (AIAA Paper 2018-3693)
 
M. Wang and M.S. Hemati, "Detecting exotic wakes with hydrodynamic sensors" arXiv:1711.10576 
 
M.S. Hemati and H. Yao, "Performance Limitations of Observer-Based Feedback for Transient Energy Growth Suppression" AIAA Journal, vol. 56, no. 6, 2018
 
M.S. Hemati, C.W Rowley, E.A. Deem, and L.N. Cattafesta, "De-Biasing the Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Applied Koopman Spectral Analysis of Noisy Datasets" Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, vol. 31, no. 4, 2017 
 
M.S. Hemati, S.T.M. Dawson, and C.W. Rowley ,"Parameter-Varying Aerodynamics Models for Aggressive Pitching-Response Prediction" AIAA Journal, vol. 55, no. 3, 2017
 
S.T.M. Dawson, M.S. Hemati, M.O. Williams, and C.W. Rowley, "Characterizing and Correcting for the Effect of Sensor Noise in the Dynamic Mode Decomposition" Experiments in Fluids, vol. 57, no. 42, 2016 
 
M.S. Hemati, M.O. Williams, and C.W. Rowley, "Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Large and Streaming Datasets" Physics of Fluids, vol. 26, 111701, 2014 
 
M.S. Hemati, J.D. Eldredge, and J.L. Speyer, "Improving Vortex Models via Optimal Control Theory" Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 49, pp. 91-111, August 2014 
 
M.S. Hemati, J.D. Eldredge, and J.L. Speyer, "Wake Sensing for Aircraft Formation Flight" Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 513-524, 2014