Several undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral positions are available. If you are interested, please email your CV along with a cover letter expressing your background and research interests to Professor Ardekani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arezoo Motavalizadeh Ardekani - Assistant Professor
369 Fitzpatrick Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
My research focuses on numerical investigation of the collective behavior of swimming organisms in various flow conditions. This study gives us an insight about the underlying physics of enviromental factors on microorganisms.
My research activity is focused on direct numerical simulation of multiphase flow systems. I’m currently investigating the motion of bubbles and drops in density-stratified fluids.
I’m interested in developing analytical and numerical tools to explore different biologically inspired problems in physics. I’m currently investigating the effects of stratification on swimming of small organisms.
My research is about understanding the physics of complex fluids. I’m currently investigating particle motion in viscoelastic fluids at low Reynolds number regime.
After receiving an undergraduate degree in biology, I followed my passion for math and engineering and started my graduate education in Mechanical Engineering. I am currently using my interdisciplinary skills to study hydrodynamics of bacterial aggregation and biofilm formation.
Experimental exploration is intended to acknowledge the reality. My current research focuses on experimental investigation of settling particles in stratified fluids at low Reynolds number regime.
Shahrzad Yazdi (co-advised)
My research is about understanding the interaction of self-propelled microorganisms (bacteria in particular) with fluid flow. To this end, we utilize microfluidic devices to mimic the environment that bacteria are exposed to in practice.
Ben's research focused on settling of elongated particles in density stratified fluids. Ben graduated in May 2013 and joined Epic (Madison, WI) upon his graduation.
Emily's research focused on swimming microorganisms in viscoelastic background fluids. Emily graduated in May 2012 and joined Parametric Technology Corporation upon her graduation.
Walker's research focused on particle motion in a density stratified fluid. Walker graduated in May 2012 and joined Accenture upon his graduation.