Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
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Maziar S. Hemati
Assistant Professor

Contact information
Office: 117C Akerman Hall
Phone: 612-625-6857
E-mail: mhemati (at) umn.edu

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Professor Hemati's research aims to develop efficient and reliable strategies for the modeling, sensing, and control of fluid flows that arise in various engineering applications.  Hemati’s research program combines theory, numerics, and experiments to advance the state-of-the-art in flow control technologies.  Current projects include (1) turbulent transition delay for drag reduction in shear flows, (2) multi-rate and multi-fidelity sensor fusion for advanced turbulent flow diagnostics, (3) aerodynamic separation control for enhanced flight performance and maneuverability, and (4) machine learning for hydrodynamic perception in robotic swimmers.

Degrees

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013

Experience

2015 - current: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
2013 - 2015: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
2007 - 2013: Graduate Researcher, UCLA Simulations of Flow Physics and Acoustics Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles
2007 - 2011: Advanced Algorithms Engineer, SySense, Inc., El Segundo, CA
June-Sept 2007: Associate Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA
2005 - 2007: Undergraduate Researcher, UCLA Complex Fluids and Interfacial Physics Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles
June-Sept 2005, June-Sept 2006: Associate Engineer, Northrop Gruman Marine Systems, Sunnyvale, CA
2004 - 2005: Undergraduate Researcher, UCLA Multiscale Thermosciences Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles

Five Recent Publications

  • M.S. Hemati, C.W. Rowley, E.A. Deem, and L.N. Cattafesta, 2017, De-Biasing the Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Applied Koopman Spectral Analysis of Noisy Datasets, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, p. 1-20, (Journal Article) More Details
  • M.S. Hemati, S.T.M. Dawson, and C.W. Rowley, 2017, Parameter-Varying Aerodynamics Models for Aggressive Pitching-Response Prediction, AIAA Journal, Vol. 55, No. 3, (Journal Article) More Details
  • M.S. Hemati, M.O. Williams, and C.W. Rowley, 2014, Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Large and Streaming Datasets, Physics of Fluids, vol. 26, 111701, (Journal Article) More Details
  • M.S. Hemati, J.D. Eldredge, and J.L. Speyer, 2014, Improving Vortex Models via Optimal Control Theory, Journal of Fluids and Strucutres, vol. 49, pp. 91-111, (Journal Article) More Details
  • M.S. Hemati, J.D. Eldredge, and J.L. Speyer, 2014, Wake Sensing for Aircraft Formation Flight, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 513-524, (Journal Article) More Details

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Honors and Fellowships

Princeton University Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, Writing in Science and Engineering, 2014-2015
UCLA Outstanding Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2012-2013
UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2012-2013
UCLA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering First Year Departmental Fellowship, 2007-2008
UCLA Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Mason Scholar, 2006-2007

Current Courses

Graduate
EE 5231 -- Linear Systems and Optimal Control
AEM 5321 -- Modern Feedback Control | Course Home Page

Subjects and Courses Taught

Undergraduate
AEM 2011 -- Statics
AEM 4303W -- Flight Dynamics and Control
Graduate
EE 5231 -- Linear Systems and Optimal Control
AEM 5321 -- Modern Feedback Control
AEM 8400 -- Research Seminar in Dynamics and Controls

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