Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Biology
Core faculty, Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center (BRIC)
University of Akron

Education  

  • Ph.D. in Physics, The Pennsylvania State University
    Dissertation: Kinematic Matrix theory, chiral diffusion and chromatography of self-propellers
    2014
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    Dissertation: Dynamics of electrocatalytic nanomotors and powered random walkers
    2012
  • M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, Sharif University of Technology
    Thesis: The possibility of quantum non-locality in the absence of entanglement
    2007
  • B.Sc. in Physics of Thin Films, Amirkabir University of Technology
    2007
  • B.Sc. in Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology
    Thesis: Elucidation of fundamental aspects of polymer scratching
    2003
  • Allameh Helli, National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents
    1990-1995

Research  

Designing Self-phoretic Nanomotors

bimettalic

Kinematrix Theory and Stochastic Phenomena

kinematrix

Designing Novel Particle-Particle Interactions

magneticswimmer

Acoustic Actuation of Microswimmers

acoustic

Steering Nanorotors in a Periodic Potential

cc

Geometrically Frustrated Channels

TAIFM

Publications  

  1. F. Soto, M. A. Lopez‐Ramirez, I. Jeerapan, B. E.‐F. de Avila, R. K. Mishra, X. Lu, I. Chai, C. Chen, D. Kupor, A. Nourhani, J. Wang Adv. Func. Mat. , 1900658 (2019)
  2. S. Tang, F. Zhang, J. Zhao, W. Talaat, F. Soto, E. Karshalev, C. Chen, Z. Hu, X. Lu, J. Li, Z. Lin, H. Dong, X. Zhang, A. Nourhani, J. Wang Adv. Func. Mat. , 1809003 (2019)
  3. F. Zhang, R. Mundaca‐Uribe, H. Gong, B. E.‐F. de Ávila, M. Beltrán‐Gastélum, E. Karshalev, A. Nourhani, Y. Tong, B. Nguyen, M. Gallot, Y. Zhang, L. Zhang, J. Wang, Adv. Mat. , 1901828 (2019)
  4. A. Nourhani, P. E. Lammert, submitted to J. Fluid Mech. (Arxiv.org/abs/1801.05547) (2018)
  5. A. Nourhani, V. H. Crespi, P. E. Lammert, submitted (Arxiv.org/abs/1801.05547) (2018)
  6. A. Nourhani, V. H. Crespi, P. E. Lammert, submitted (Arxiv.org/abs/1801.05547) (2018)
  7. A. Nourhani, V. H. Crespi, P. E. Lammert, Phys. Rev. E 98, 032107 (2018)
  8. A. Nourhani, D. Brown, N. Pletzer, J. G. Gibbs, Adv. Mat. 29, 1703910 (2017)
  9. J. N. Johnson, A. Nourhani, R. Peralta, B. Thiesing, C. J. Mann, P. E. Lammert, and J. G. Gibbs, Phys. Rev. E 95, 042609 (2017)
  10. M. Kaynak, A. Ozcelik, A. Nourhani, P. E. Lammert, V. H. Crespi, T. J. Huang, Lab on Chip 17, 395 (2017)
  11. A. Nourhani, P. E. Lammert, Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 178302 (2016)
  12. A. Nourhani, S. J. Ebbens, J. G. Gibbs, P. E. Lammert, Phys. Rev. E 94, 030601(R) (2016)
  13. P. E. Lammert, V. H. Crespi, A. Nourhani, J. Fluid. Mech. 802, 294 (2016)
  14. M. Kaynak, A. Ozcelik, N. Nama, A. Nourhani , P. E. Lammert, V. H. Crespi, and T. J. Huang, Lab on Chip 16, 3532 (2016)
  15. A. Nourhani, V. H. Crespi, P. E. Lammert, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 118101 (2015)
  16. A. Nourhani, V. H. Crespi, P. E. Lammert, Phys. Rev. E 91, 062303 (2015)
  17. A. Nourhani, P. E. Lammert, V. H. Crespi, A. Borhan, Phys. Fluids 27, 012001 (2015)
  18. A. Nourhani, V. H. Crespi, P. E. Lammert, A. Borhan, Phys. Fluids 27, 092002 (2015)
  19. D. Ahmed, M. Lu, A. Nourhani, P. E. Lammert, Z. Stratton, H. S. Muddana, V. H. Crespi, T. J. Huang, Scientific Reports 5, 9744 (2015)
  20. A. Nourhani, P. E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V. H. Crespi, Phys. Rev. E 89, 062304 (2014)
  21. A. Nourhani, V. H. Crespi, P. E. Lammert, Phys. Rev. E. 90, 062304 (2014)
  22. M. Sadati, A. Nourhani, J. J. Fredberg, N. Taheri-Qazvini, WIREs Syst Biol Med DOI: 10.1002/wsbm.1258 (2014)
  23. A. Nourhani, P. E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V. H. Crespi, Phys. Rev. E 87, 050301(R) (2013)
  24. A. Nourhani, Y.-M. Byun, P. E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V. H. Crespi, Phys. Rev. E 88, 062317 (2013)
  25. M. Khorassani, S. Pourmahdian, F. Afshar-Taromi, A. Nourhani, Iranian Polymer Journal 14, 1000 (2005)

Experience  

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron
    7/2019-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Akron
    7/2019-present
  • Core Faculty, Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center (BRIC)
    7/2019-present
  • MRSEC Affiliate, Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science
    1/2017-6/2019
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego
    8/2018-4/2018
  • Research Associate, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University
    4/2017-6/2018
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
    3/2015-10/2015
  • Research Associate, Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science
    1/2015-12/2016
  • Research Assistant, Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University
    8/2012-12/2014
  • Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    1/2008-8/2012

Awards

  • Peter Clay Eklund Graduate Lectureship Award -- Honorable mention, Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University
    2014
  • David H. Rank Memorial Physics Award, Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University
    2013
  • Downsbrough Graduate Fellowship, Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University
    2013
  • David C. Duncan Graduate Fellowship, Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University
    2013
  • The Larry Duda Personal Excellence Awards, Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    2009
  • Best Thesis Proposal Award, Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    2009

Workshops

  • Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions - Gordon Research Conference, Ventura, CA
    Feb 7 - 12, 2016
  • Machine Learning for Materials Research: Boot camp and Workshop, University of Maryland
    June 28 - July 1, 2016
  • Graphene and Beyond: 2015, Materials Research Institute, Penn State University, State College, PA
    May 11 - 12, 2015
  • Nanostructure Fabrication - Gordon Research Conference, University of New England, ME
    July 15 - 20, 2012
  • Nanostructure Fabrication - Gordon Research Conference, Tilton School, Tilton, NH
    July 18 - 23, 2010
  • Polymer physics - Gordon Research Conference, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
    June 29 - July 4, 2008

Service

  • Chair, Session A10: Microswimmers I, 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Denver, Colorado
    November 19–21, 2017
  • Delegate of College of Engineering, Graduate Student Association, The Pennsylvania State University
    2010-2012
  • Contibuting Scientist, MRSEC museum project with the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
    2012
  • President, Society of Physics Students, Amirkabir University of Technology
    2005

Editorial

  • Reviews for: Physics of Fluids, ACS Nano, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Chemistry of Materials.

Patent

  • J. G. Gibbs, T. R. Dillingham, and A. Nourhani, Hybrid Composite Dielectric Metamaterials for Next Generation High Energy Storage, pending 2017

Conferences

  1. J. G. Gibbs, B. Landry, A. Nourhani, Workshop on Emergent dynamics and self-assembly of out-of-equilibrium colloids, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 11-13, 2019.
  2. A. Nourhani, Vincent H. Crespi, Paul E. Lammert, 71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Atlanta, GA, November 18 - 20, 2018.
  3. A. Nourhani, Vincent H. Crespi, Paul E. Lammert, 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Denver, Colorado, November 19–21, 2017.
  4. J. G. Gibbs, R. Peralta, J. Johnson, B. Thiesing, C. J. Mann, A. Nourhani, MNM2016 - International Workshop on Micro- and Nanomachines, Hannover, Germany, 29 June – 1 July, 2016.
  5. A. Nourhani, Paul. E. Lammert, Annual Meeting of the APS Mid-Atlantic Section, Morgantown, WV, October 23-25, 2015.
  6. A. Nourhani, V. H. Crespi, P. E. Lammert, APS March Meeting, San Antonio, TX, March 2-6, 2015.
  7. A. Nourhani, A. Nourhani, P. E. Lammert, V. H. Crespi, A. Borhan, 67th APS DFD Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 23 - 25, 2014.
  8. A. Nourhani, D. Ahmed, M. Lu, P. E. Lammert, V. H. Crespi and T. J. Huang, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 16-21, 2014.
  9. A. Nourhani, P.E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V.H. Crespi, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 16-21, 2014.
  10. A. Nourhani, P.E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V.H. Crespi, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 16-21, 2014.
  11. A. Nourhani, , P.E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V.H. Crespi, APS March Meeting, Denver, CO, March 3-7, 2014.
  12. A. Nourhani, P.E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V.H. Crespi, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 3-8, 2013.
  13. A. Nourhani, P.E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V.H. Crespi, APS March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 18-22, 2013.
  14. A. Nourhani, P.E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V.H. Crespi, 65th APS DFD Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 18-20, 2012.
  15. A. Nourhani, P.E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V.H. Crespi, APS March Meeting, Boston, MA, February 27-March 2, 2012.
  16. A. Nourhani, P.E. Lammert, A. Borhan, V.H. Crespi, 64th APS DFD Meeting, Baltimore, MD, November 20-22, 2011.
  17. M. Khorassani, F. Afshar-Taromi, M. M. Bozorgi, S. Pourmahdian, A. Nourhani, ISPST 2007, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  18. M. Khorassani, S. Pourmahdian, F. Afshar-Taromi, A. Nourhani, MACRO 2004, Paris, France, July 4-9, 2004
  19. A. Nourhani, S. M. Kassiriha, M. A. Mazandarani, paper no. 10, 2nd International Conference for Paint, Coatings, and related Chemicals, Tehran, Iran, Feburary 5, 2003.

Other Talks

  1. Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego, CA, October 11, 2018.
  2. Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, IL, October 12, 2015
  3. Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, September 25, 2015
  4. MRSEC seminar, The Pennsylvania State University, May 4, 2015
  5. Dept. Physics, University of North Texas, Feb 16, 2015.
  6. Dept. Physics and Astronomy, University of Georgia, Feb 13, 2015
  7. Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Feb 11, 2015
  8. Dept. Physics, Georgetown University, Feb 9, 2015.
  9. Sharif University of Technology, October 8 and 15, 2005

Interests  

Photography

hiking

Landscape Painting

hiking

Outdoors

hiking