Professor Maziar Hemati Promoted to Associate Professor

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The Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics is pleased to announce the promotion of Professor Maziar Hemati from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, effective beginning of Fall Semester 2021.

Hemati earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013. Prior to joining the university in 2015, Professor Hemati held many positions including Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, Graduate Researcher in the Simulations of Flow Physics and Acoustics Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles, Advanced Algorithms Engineer at SySense, Inc., Associate Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer at the Aerospace Corporation, and Associate Engineer at Northrop Grumman Marine Systems.

Professor Hemati's research aims to develop efficient and reliable strategies for the modeling, analysis, and control of fluid flows that arise in various engineering applications. Hemati's research program combines theory, computation, 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) multi-fidelity sensor fusion for advanced turbulent flow diagnostics, (3) aerodynamic separation control for enhanced flight performance and maneuverability, and (4) modeling and control of hypersonic flight systems.

Hemati is also an awardee of the NSF CAREER Award (2020) and AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2019). He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).