Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Arezoo Ardekani obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2005 and 2009, respectively, and her B.S. in mechanical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2003. Before joining Purdue, she served on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame and as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT. She has received numerous awards, including the Society of Women Engineers and Amelia Earhart awards in 2007; the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Award in 2009; and the NSF CAREER Award in 2012.
Her core research areas include fluid dynamics, complex fluids, active fluids, biological flows, micro/nanofluids, and particulate flows that are relevant to biomedical devices, energy, and environmental applications.