Hassan Masoud
EMPLOYMENT
    ICAM Post-doctoral Fellow
    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY, September 2012 - present
    Applied Mathematics Laboratory
    Advisor: Michael J. Shelley
    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, September 2012 - present
    Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    Complex Fluids Group
    Advisor: Howard A. Stone
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 2009 - August 2012
    George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
    HVAC Engineer
    Delphi Thermal Systems, Lockport, NY, November 2008 - March 2009
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, Fall 2007, Spring 2008 and 2009
    Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
EDUCATION
    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 2009 - August 2012
    Dissertation Committee: R. F. Salant, P. M. Goldbart, A. Fernandez-Nieves, and D. L. Hu
    Advisor: Alexander Alexeev
    GPA: 4.0/4.0
    M.S. Mechanical Engineering
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, August 2007 - April 2009
    Thesis Committee: G. F. Dargush and C. S. Liu
    Advisor: James D. Felske
    GPA: 4.0/4.0
    B.S. Aerospace Engineering (with Highest Honors)
    Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, September 2002 - July 2006
    GPA: 17.3/20.0; Class Rank: First in class of 52 students
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Theoretical and computational soft matter physics
  • Mechanics of polymers and complex fluids
  • Biological fluid mechanics and biomimetic design
  • Micro/Nano fluid mechanics
  • Fluid structure interactions
  • Electrokinetics
  • Computational drug delivery
  • Energy efficiency and alternative energy
  • Transport through porous media
UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
  • Symposium Co-organizer, 51st Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, West Lafayette, IN, 10/1/2014 - 10/03/2014
  • Minisymposium Co-organizer, U.S. National Congress on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, East Lansing, MI, 05/15/2014 - 05/20/2014
  • Session Chair, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 11/24/2013 - 11/26/2013
  • Co-organizer, Bi-weekly Applied Math Lab Seminar, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 09/2013 - present
  • Session Chair, SES-ASME Annual Technical Meeting, Providence, RI, 07/29/2013 - 07/31/2013
  • Symposium Assistant, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA, 11/28/2011 - 12/2/2011
  • Session Chair, Canadian-American-Mexican Graduate Student Physics Conference, Washington, DC, 09/29/2011 - 10/1/2011
  • Member-at-large, American Physical Society, Forum on Graduate Student Affairs Executive Committee, 01/2011 - 12/2012
  • Graduate Public Relations Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology, Table Tennis Association, 01/2010 - 09/2010
  • President, State University of New York at Buffalo, Table Tennis Club, 05/2008 - 04/2009
  • Member-at-large, Sharif University of Technology, Aerospace Engineering Student Association, 11/2005 - 8/2006
  • Chair of Organizing Committee, Flying Man Student Design Competition, Tehran, Iran, 06/2004 - 03/2005
  • Reviewer for:
    • Advanced Functional Materials
    • Physical Review Letters
    • Soft Matter
    • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
    • Applied Physics Letters
    • Langmuir
    • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
    • Biomicrofluidics
    • Physical Review E
    • Physical Review Applied
    • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Journal of Fluids and Structures
    • Journal of Fluids Engineering
    • Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics
    • Georgia Tech President's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA)
AWARDS AND HONORS
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (2012)
  • Graduate Student Presentation Award, Society of Engineering Science (2012)
  • TechSTAR Award, Georgia Institute of Technology (2012)
  • GTRIC Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology (2012)
  • Graduate Student Silver Award, Materials Research Society (2011)
  • Finalist, Frank J. Padden, Jr. Award for Excellence in Polymer Physics Research, American Physical Society, Division of Polymer Physics (2011)
  • Elected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2011)
  • Elected Full Member, SIGMA XI, The Scientific Research Society (2010)
  • UB Engineering Graduate School Ambassador Award, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
  • Elected Member, Iranian National Elite Foundation, The most prestigious academic honor society in the country (2008)
  • Elected Member, TAU BETA PI, Engineering Honor Society (2008)
  • Elected Member, PI TAU SIGMA, Mechanical Engineering Honor Society (2008)
  • Outstanding Student Award, Sharif University of Technology (2007)
  • Outstanding Student Award, Iranian Aerospace Society (2007)
  • National Iranian Gas Company Scholarship (2004-2006)
  • Travel Awards
    • NSF-CAM Travel Award, Canadian-American-Mexican Graduate Student Physics Conference (2011)
    • Junior Scientist Travel Award, Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM-I2CAM) (2011)
    • Student Participation Grant, National Science Foundation, CMMI Research and Innovation Conference (2011)
    • Anne Robinson Clough Conference Grant, Georgia Institute of Technology (2010)
    • Travel Grant, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) Workshop on Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces (2010)
    • Travel Fellowship, From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology Workshop (CBSB10) (2010)
    • Travel Award, American Physical Society, Opportunities in Energy Research Workshop (2010)
    • Travel Award, American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics (2008)
    • Conference Grant, Sharif University of Technology, Office of Exceptional Talents (2006)
PUBLICATIONS
    Book Chapters:
  1. Efficient flapping flight using flexible wings oscillating at resonance
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, In Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces, Edited by S. Childress, A. E. Hosoi, W. W. Schultz, and Z. J. Wang, pp. 235-245, Springer, New York(2012)

    Refereed Journal Publications:
  1. Collective surfing of chemically active particles
    Hassan Masoud and Michael J. Shelley, Physical Review Letters 112, 128304 (2014)
    (Highlighted as PRL Editors' Suggestion)

  2. A reciprocal theorem for Marangoni propulsion
    Hassan Masoud and Howard A. Stone, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 741, R4 (2014)

  3. On the rotation of porous ellipsoids in simple shear flows
    Hassan Masoud, Howard A. Stone, and Michael J. Shelley, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 733, R6 (2013)

  4. Designing maneuverable micro-swimmers actuated by responsive gel
    Hassan Masoud, Benjamin I. Bingham and Alexander Alexeev, Soft Matter 8, 8944 (2012)
    (Highlighted in Georgia Tech's Homepage, IEEE Computer Society News, ASME Nanotechnology Institute News, Soft Matter World Newsletter, Human Health and Science, Gizmag, Phys.Org, Georgia Tech College of Engineering, Science Daily, MedGadget, Communications of the ACM, and Newswise)

  5. Controlled release of nanoparticles and macromolecules from responsive microgel capsules
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, ACS Nano 6, 212 (2012)

  6. Harnessing synthetic cilia to regulate motion of microparticles
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, Soft Matter 7, 8702 (2011)
    (Invited "Highlight" article)

  7. Selective control of surface properties using hydrodynamic interactions
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, Chemical Communications 47, 472 (2011)
    (Invited article for Emerging Investigators themed issue)
    (Highlighted in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 22, 25, 2010)

  8. Permeability and diffusion through mechanically deformed random polymer networks
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, Macromolecules 43, 10117 (2010)

  9. Resonance of flexible flapping wings at low Reynolds number
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, Physical Review E 81, 056304 (2010)
    (Highlighted in Georgia Tech's Homepage, National Science Foundation News, US News & World Report, The Tech File, Georgia Tech College of Engineering, Innovations Report, ScienceMagNews, Gizmag, and Space Daily)

  10. Modeling magnetic microcapsules that crawl in microchannels
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, Soft Matter 6, 794 (2010)
    (Invited article for Emerging Themes in Soft Matter: Responsive and Active Soft Materials issue)
    (Highlighted in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 21, 9, 2010)

  11. Analytical solution for Stokes flow inside an evaporating sessile drop: Spherical and cylindrical cap shapes
    Hassan Masoud and James D. Felske, Physics of Fluids 21, 042102 (2009)

  12. Analytical solution for inviscid flow inside an evaporating sessile drop
    Hassan Masoud and James D. Felske, Physical Review E 79, 016301 (2009)

    Non-Refereed Online Publications:
  1. Role of the free surface in particle deposition during evaporation of colloidal sessile drops
    Hassan Masoud and James D. Felske, arXiv:0906.3878 (2009)

    Refereed Conference Publications:
  1. Rotational behavior of porous elliptical cylinders in a simple shear flow
    Hassan Masoud, Howard A. Stone, and Michael J. Shelley, 50th Annual Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Science, Providence, RI, July 28-31, 2013

  2. Harnessing responsive gels to design synthetic microswimmers
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, 49th Annual Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Science, Atlanta, Georgia, October 10-12, 2012

  3. Regulating motion of magnetic capsules in microfluidic systems
    Hassan Masoud, Alexander Kilimnik and Alexander Alexeev, ASME First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, Houston, Texas, February 7-10, 2010

  4. Analytical solution for stress field in problem of contact between symmetrical wedge and a half space
    Davood Naderi, Saeed Adibnazari, Ali Abedian and Hassan Masoud, 6th Conference of Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, February 24-26, 2007

  5. Non-symmetrical plane contact
    Davood Naderi, Hassan Masoud, Saeed Adibnazari and Ali Abedian, International Conference of Solid Mechanics, Crakow, Poland, September 4-8, 2006

    Conference and Workshop Abstracts:
  1. Individual and collective surfing of chemically active particles*
    Hassan Masoud, Michael J. Shelley, and Howard A. Stone, Aspen Center for Physics Winter Conference, Aspen, Colorado, January 27-February 1, 2014
    *Also presented at the U.S. National Congress on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, East Lansing, Michigan, June 2014

  2. Rotation of porous ellipsoids in simple shear flows
    Hassan Masoud, Howard A. Stone, and Michael J. Shelley, American Physical Society, 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 24-26, 2013

  3. Marangoni-driven chemotaxis, chemotactic collapse, and the Keller-Segel equation
    Michael J. Shelley and Hassan Masoud, American Physical Society, 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 24-26, 2013

  4. Friction of elastomers on directional surfaces
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, November 25-30, 2012

  5. Swimming micro-robot powered by stimuli-sensitive gel
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, American Physical Society, 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, California, November 18-20, 2012

  6. Harnessing polymer gels to regulate friction between sliding surfaces
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, American Physical Society, APS March Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, February 27-March 2, 2012

  7. Modeling controlled release from responsive microgel capsules
    Alexander Alexeev and Hassan Masoud, American Physical Society, APS March Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, February 27-March 2, 2012

  8. Modeling nanoparticle release from responsive microcapsules
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, November 28-December 2, 2011

  9. Regulating solute transport using nano-structured surfaces
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, November 28-December 2, 2011

  10. A novel release mechanism from responsive microgel capsules
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, American Physical Society, 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Baltimore, Maryland, November 20-22, 2011

  11. Designing self-propelling micro-swimmers using responsive gels
    Benjamin I. Bingham, Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, American Physical Society, 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Baltimore, Maryland, November 20-22, 2011

  12. Polymer networks: modeling and emerging applications
    Hassan Masoud, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 16-21, 2011

  13. Mesoscale modeling of transport through polymer gels
    Hassan Masoud, 5th Canada-America-Mexico Graduate Student Physics Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, September 29-October 1, 2011

  14. Fast release of Nanoparticles from Microgel Capsules
    Hassan Masoud, 5th South-East Workshop on Soft Materials and Interfaces, Atlanta, Georgia, May 25, 2011

  15. Transport properties of mechanically deformed polymer networks
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, American Physical Society, APS March Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 21-25, 2011
    (Presented at the Padden Award Symposium)

  16. Designing self-propelling micro-swimmer that navigates in microfluidic channels
    Benjamin Bingham, Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, American Physical Society, APS March Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 21-25, 2011

  17. Designing patterned microchannels to separate colloid-polymer suspensions
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, American Physical Society, 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Long Beach, California, November 21-23, 2010

  18. Efficient flapping flight using flexible wings oscillating at resonance
    Alexander Alexeev and Hassan Masoud, American Physical Society, 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Long Beach, California, November 21-23, 2010

  19. Transport through random biological networks in tension
    Hassan Masoud, From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology Workshop (CBSB10), Traverse City, Michigan, June 6-8, 2010

  20. Low Reynolds number aerodynamics of flexible flapping wings at resonance
    Hassan Masoud, IMA Workshop on Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 1-5, 2010

  21. Transport through random polymer networks in tension
    Hassan Masoud, 4th South-East Workshop on Soft Materials and Interfaces, Atlanta, Georgia, May 13, 2010

  22. Effective diffusion rate through a random polymer network in tension
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, American Physical Society, APS March Meeting, Portland, Oregon, March 15-19, 2010

  23. Modeling flexible flapping wings oscillating at resonance
    Alexander Alexeev and Hassan Masoud, American Physical Society, APS March Meeting, Portland, Oregon, March 15-19, 2010

  24. Modeling magnetically driven synthetic microcapsules
    Hassan Masoud and Alexander Alexeev, American Physical Society, 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 22-24, 2009

  25. Particle deposition during evaporation of colloidal sessile drops
    James D. Felske and Hassan Masoud, American Physical Society, 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 22-24, 2009

  26. Flow in an evaporating sessile drop
    Hassan Masoud and James D. Felske, American Physical Society, 61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Antonio, Texas, November 23-25, 2008

PRESENTATIONS
    Seminars and Invited Presentations:
  1. 2014 Annual ICAM-I2CAM Conference, Davis, CA, May 2014

  2. Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, City University of New York, New York, NY, March 2014

  3. Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, March, 2014

  4. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, March, 2014

  5. School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, February 2014

  6. The Fourth Collaborative Workshop Initiative, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, January 2014

  7. Fluid Mechanics Seminar, Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, February 2013

  8. Applied Math Lab Seminar, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York, September 2012

  9. Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, January 2012

  10. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, January 2012

  11. Squishy Physics Seminar Series, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 2011

  12. Department of Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, November 2011

  13. GaP Seminar Series, Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2011

  14. Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar on Soft Condensed Matter Physics, New London, New Hampshire, August 2011

  15. Colloid & Soft Matter Seminar Series, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2011

  16. From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology Workshop, Traverse City, Michigan, June 2010

    Oral Conference and Workshop Presentations:
  1. U.S. National Congress on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, East Lansing, Michigan, June 2014

  2. Aspen Center for Physics Winter Conference, Aspen, Colorado, January 2014

  3. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 2013

  4. SES-ASME Annual Technical Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, July 2013

  5. 54th New England Complex Fluids Workgroup, New Haven, Connecticut, March 2013

  6. SES Annual Technical Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2012

  7. APS March Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012

  8. MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2011

  9. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2011

  10. CAM Graduate Student Physics Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, September 2011

  11. South-East Workshop on Soft Materials and Interfaces, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2011

  12. APS March Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 2011

  13. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Long Beach, California, November 2010

  14. South-East Workshop on Soft Materials and Interfaces, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2010

  15. APS March Meeting, Portland, Oregon, March 2010

  16. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2009

  17. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Antonio, Texas, November 2008

    Poster Presentations:
  1. Gordon Research Conference on Nano-Mechanical Interfaces, Hong Kong, China, August 2013

  2. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, California, November 2012

  3. Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2012

  4. MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2011

  5. AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 2011

  6. Gordon Research Conference on Soft Condensed Matter Physics, New London, New Hampshire, August 2011

  7. Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2011

  8. NSF-CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2011

  9. IMA Annual Program Year Workshop on Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2010

  10. Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2010

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Society of Engineering Science (SES)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
EXTRACURRICULUR ACTIVITIES
  • Captain, Georgia Institute of Technology Table Tennis Team, 09/2010 - 09/2011
    • Team Champion, Regional Collegiate Table Tennis Championships, Georgia Division, 2011
  • Member, Georgia Institute of Technology Table Tennis Team, 09/2009 - 09/2010
    • Single Semi-finalist, ACUI Collegiate Table Tennis Championships, Region 6, 2010
    • Team Champion, Regional Collegiate Table Tennis Championships, Georgia Division, 2010
  • Certified Club Umpire, USA Table Tennis, 01/2008 - present
  • Member, State University of New York at Buffalo Table Tennis Team, 10/2007 - 04/2009
    • Team Finalist, Regional Collegiate Table Tennis Championships, NY Upstate Division, 2008
  • Captain, Sharif University of Technology Table Tennis Team, 11/2005 - 12/2006
  • Member, Sharif University of Technology Table Tennis Team, 11/2002 - 12/2005
    • Team Finalist, National Collegiate Table Tennis Championships, Isfahan, Iran, 2004
    • Team Finalist, National Collegiate Table Tennis Championships, Hamedan, Iran, 2003
    • Single Semi-finalist, National Collegiate Table Tennis Championships, Hamedan, Iran, 2003
     
     
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