Amir Pahlavan

Amir Pahlavan
Graduate Student
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  • Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2012–present
  • M. S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2008

Research Interests

My research interests span a wide range of phenomena in soft matter physics, from thin film flows and multiphase flows in porous media, to collective dynamics and pattern formation. Inspired by experiments in the lab, I develop models using methods of statistical physics and non-equilibrium thermodynamics to improve our understanding of the underlying physics of different phenomena.

About Me

You can find my personal website here.