Morteza Gharib

Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories

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-.

Email: mgharibSymbolatcaltech.edu

Tel: 626-395-4453

205 Guggenheim Lab MC 105-50 Pasadena, CA 91125


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Research Overview

Professor Gharib's current research interests in conventional fluid dynamics and aeronautics include Vortex dynamics, active and passive flow control, nano/micro fluid dynamics, bio-Inspired wind and hydro energy harvesting as well as advanced flow- Imaging diagnostics.

His Bio-mechanics and medical engineering research activities can be categorized in two areas: Fluid dynamics of physiological machines such as human circulatory system, and aquatic breathing/ propulsion; development of medical devices such as heart valves, cardiovascular health monitoring and drug delivery systems.

List of Research Areas

quantitative visualization, bioinspired flow system, flow structure interaction, bubbly flows, wind and hydro energy harvesting

Research Centers

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute

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