Current PostDoctoral Fellows

Name Research Area
MathiasAndersen
Mathias Andersen
Theoretical and numerical electrokinetic phenomena
in micro- and nanoscale structures

Mathias obtained his PhD in Engineering from Technical University of Denmark in the group of Professor Henrik Bruus in 2012. He joined Stanford University and Professor Ali Mani as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the summer of 2012. His current research is focused around theoretical and numerical electrokinetic phenomena in micro- and nanoscale structures. In particular, he studies the effects of surface charge dynamics, pH regulation, and non-equilibrium chemistry on transport phenomena in a wide range of systems including membranes, lab-on-a-chip systems and porous media.

Current Ph.D. Students

Name Research Area
Shima Alizadeh
Shima Alizadeh
Electrokinetics of porous media
Shima received her bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Tehran in 2011. She started her graduate education at Stanford in fall of 2011. Her current research focuses on investigation of the physics and development of reduced order models for electrokinetic phenomena at regimes with high surface to volume ratios.
Clara Druzgalski
Clara Druzgalski
Nonlinear electrokinetics
Clara received her bachelor degrees in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering from the University of California at Irvine in 2010. She joined Stanford University as a graduate student in fall of 2010 to pursue a masters and PhD in mechanical engineering. She received a Graduate Engineering Fellowship from Stanford (2010) followed by a National Science Foundation Fellowship (2011). Her current research involves computational modeling and investigation of the physics of nonlinear electrokinetic phenomena.
Milad Mortazavi
Milad Mortazavi
Two-phase flows

Milad received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2010. He then came to Stanford to pursue his graduate education in mechanical engineering. His current research involves computational investigations of nonlinear breaking waves, and turbulence-interface interactions, with a focus on bubble generation relevant to ocean environments.

Jongmin Seo
Jongmin Seo
Turbulent flow

Jongmin Seo's Ph D research is focused on the turbulent flow over superhydrophobic surfaces through computational fluid dynamics simulation. He develops a direct numerical simulation(DNS) code for the superhydrophobic boundary condition and works on the optimal design of the robust superhydrophobic surface under turbulent flow condition. Jongmin Seo received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering with summa sum laude from Seoul National University in 2010 with the support of Korean National Science and Technology scholarship. Then he joined to Stanford and completed his Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 2012. He was recipient of Jeongsong Scholarship for the Master program at Stanford. Now he pursues a Ph D degree and receives Kwanjeong scholarship for graduate study at Stanford.