Arezoo Ardekani

Arezoo Ardekani

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Office: ME 2196

Phone: +1 765-496-0002



  • Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, '10
  • Ph.D., University of California Irvine, '09
  • M.S., University of California Irvine, '05,
  • B.S., Sharif University of Technology, '03

Research Interests

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Biomaterial
  • Multiphase flows
  • Non-Newtonian fluid dynamics
  • Microfluidics
  • Complex fluids
  • Soft matter

Awards and Recognitions

  • Selected as University Faculty Scholar, Purdue, 2020-2025
  • NAE US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Invitee, 2020
  • Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award from the Society of Rheology, 2020
  • Sigma Xi Mid-Career Research Award, 2020
  • Elected as fellow of ASME, 2020
  • College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for Graduate Student Mentorship, 2020
  • Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator medal, 2020
  • College of Engineering Early Career Research Excellence award, 2019
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award, 2016
  • NSF CAREER award, 2012
  • Faculty for the Future grant, Schlumberger Foundation, 2010
  • Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009
  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Award, 2007
  • Society of Women Engineers Fellowship, 2007
  • Technical Innovation Award at 16th AAAI Robotic Competition, 2002

Selected Publications

R. More, A. M. Ardekani, “Effect of roughness on the rheology of concentrated non-Brownian suspensions: A numerical study” Journal of Rheology, 64 (1), 67-80, 2019.

A.H. Raffiee, A.M. Ardekani, S. Dabiri, “Numerical investigation of elasto-inertial particle focusing patterns in viscoelastic microfluidic devices,” Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 104166, 2019.

M. Kumar, A.M. Ardekani , “The effect of external shear flow on the sperm motility,” Soft Matter, 15 (31), 6249-6438, 2019.

Z. Huang, G. Lin, A.M. Ardekani “A Mixed Upwind/Central WENO Scheme for the Conservative Form of Two-Phase Navier-Stokes Equations”, Journal of Computational Physics, 387, 455-480, 2019.

N. Desai, V. Shaik, A.M. Ardekani, “Hydrodynamics enhances colonization of sinking nutrient sources by motile microorganisms” Frontiers of Microbiology, 10, 289, 2019.

G. Li, A.M. Ardekani, "Collective motion of microorganisms in a viscoelastic fluid", Physical Review Letters, 117, 118001, 2016

A. Doostmohammadi, S. Dabiri, A.M. Ardekani "A numerical study of the dynamics of a particle settling at moderate Reynolds numbers in a linearly stratified fluid," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 750, 5-32, 2014.

A. Karimi, A.M. Ardekani "Gyrotactic bioconvection at pycnoclines," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 773, 245-267, 2013.

A. Karimi, S.H. Yazdi, A.M. Ardekani "Hydrodynamic mechanisms of cell and particle trapping in microfluidics," Biomicrofluidics, 7, 021501, 2013.

S.H. Yazdi, A.M. Ardekani "Bacteria aggregation and biofilm formation in a vortical flow," Biomicrofluidics, 6, 044114, 2012.

A. Doostmohammadi, R. Stocker, A.M. Ardekani "Low Reynolds number swimming at pycnoclines," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 10, 3856-3861, 2012.

A.M. Ardekani, V. Sharma, G.H. McKinley, "Dynamics of bead formation, filament thinning, and breakup in weakly viscoelastic jets," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 665, 46-56, 2010.

A.M. Ardekani, R. Stocker, "Stratlets: low Reynolds number point-force solutions in a stratified fluid," Physical Review Letters, Volume 105, 084502, 2010.

A.M. Ardekani, D.D. Joseph, "Instability of stationary liquid sheets," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106, 13, 4992-4996, 2009.

A.M. Ardekani, S. Dabiri, R.H. Rangel, "Collision of multi-particle and general shape objects in a viscous fluid," Journal of Computational Physics, 227, 10094-10107, 2008.

A.M. Ardekani, R.H. Rangel, D.D. Joseph, "Motion of a sphere normal to a wall in second-order fluid," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 587, 163-172, 2007.