Faculty

Professor Morteza Gharib

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

Email: mgharib@caltech.edu
Phone: 626-395-4453

Professor Gharib's research interests cover a range of topics in conventional fluid dynamics and aeronautics. These 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.

In addition, Professor Gharib is heavily involved in the bio-mechanics and medical engineering fields. His research activities in these fields can be categorized into two main areas: the fluid dynamics of physiological machines (such as the human circulatory system and aquatic breathing/ propulsion), and the development of medical devices (such as heart valves, cardiovascular health monitoring devices, and drug delivery systems).

Staff

Martha Salcedo: Assistant to the Gharib Research Group

Postdoctoral Scholars

Azin Fahimi, PhD

Undergraduate Students

Sean Mendoza

Visitors

David Kremers
Abbas Moghaddam, PhD
Francisco Pereira, PhD
Raimondo Pictet
Marianne Razavi, PhD
Steve Vassaux

Previous Members

Postdoctoral Scholars

Idit Avrahami, Ph.D.
Brad Dooley, Ph.D. 
Francisco Huera-Huarte, Ph.D.
Ehsan Jabbarzadeh, Ph.D.
Jian Lu, Ph.D.
Michele Milano, Ph.D.
Flavio Noca, Ph.D.
PenmanTavallali, Ph.D.

Graduate Students

Gabriel Acevedo-Bolton, Ph.D.
Mustfa Akdis, Ph.D.
Indrat Aria, Ph.D.
Paisan Atsavapranee, Ph.D.
Hesham Azizgolshani, Ph.D.
Kumar Bobba, Ph.D.
Julia T. Cosse, Ph.D.
Dana Dabiri, Ph.D.
John Dabiri, Ph.D.
Brad Dooley, Ph.D.
Arian Forouhar, Ph.D
Amir D. Gat, Ph.D. 
Emilio Graff, Ph.D
Anya Grosberg, Ph.D.
Mustapha Hammache, Ph.D.
Anna Iwaniec Hickerson, Ph.D.
David Jeon, Ph.D.
Arash Kheradvar, M.D., PhD
Daegyoum Kim, Ph.D. 
Paul Krueger, Ph.D.
David Kuzo, Ph.D.
Christine Lewis, Ph.D.
Dorian Liepmann, Ph.D.
Taly Lindner, Ph.D. 
Laurence Loumes, Ph.D.
Brad Lyon, Ph.D.
Patrice Maheo, Ph.D.
John Meier, Ph.D
Kamran Mohseni, Ph.D.
Matthew Munson, Ph.D.
Michael Ol, Ph.D.
Niema Pahlevan, Ph.D.
Han Park, Ph.D.
Tait Pottebaum, Ph.D.
Edmond Rambod, Ph.D.
Derek Rinderknecht, Ph.D
Matthew Ringuette, Ph.D.
Elijah Sansom, Ph.D
Siddhartha Valluri, Ph.D.
Amy Ellen Warncke, Ph.D.
Alexander Weigand, Ph.D.
Christian Willert, Ph.D.
Kathie Williams, Ph.D.
Mehrdad Zarandi, Ph.D. 
Jijie Zhou, Ph.D.
Lavi Zuhal, Ph.D.

Undergraduate/ SURF Students

Boyu Fan
Teo Wilkening

Visitors

Gerald Buckberg, M.D.
Shmuel Einav, Ph.D.  
Jay R. Hove, Ph.D.  
Hossein Jadvar, M.D.
In-seop Lee, Ph.D.  
Simha Milo, M.D.  
Nikoo Saber, Ph.D. 
Flavio Suva
Christian Willert, Ph.D.