Hassan Masoud

Hassan Masoud


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  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MS, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BS, Sharif University of Technology


Dr. Masoud joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech in July 2017 after a two-year stint at the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to UNR, he was a lecturer at Princeton University and a post-doctoral fellow working jointly with Michael Shelley at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Howard Stone at Princeton University. Dr. Masoud leads the Complex Fluids and Active Matter Lab, where he and his team employ the tools of applied mathematics and simple experiments to fundamentally understand the interaction of fluid flows with dynamically changing boundaries at a wide range of length and time scales. Their goal is to integrate the acquired fundamental understanding with engineering ideas to address outstanding technological and societal problems. Dr. Masoud currently serves as an associate editor of European Journal of Computational Mechanics.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Scientific Computing

Research Interests

  • Interfacial and Multiphase Flows
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Mechanics of Soft Matter
  • Biological and Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics
  • Flow Through Porous Media
  • Micro and Nano Fluidics

Recent Publications

  • Fluid flows with interactive boundaries, H. Masoud and A. M. Ardekani, European Journal of Computational Mechanics 26, 1-3 (2017)
  • Reverse Marangoni surfing, V. Vandadi, S. Jafari Kang, and H. Masoud, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 811, 612-621 (2017)
  • Alternative mechanism for coffee-ring deposition based on active role of free surface, S. Jafari Kang, V. Vandadi, J. D. Felske, and H. Masoud, Physical Review E 94, 063104 (2016)
  • Oscillatory Marangoni flows with inertia, O. Shardt, H. Masoud, and H. A. Stone, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 803, 94-118 (2016)
  • Reciprocal theorem for convective heat and mass transfer from a particle in Stokes and potential flows, V. Vandadi, S. Jafari Kang, and H. Masoud, Physical Review Fluids (Rapid Communications) 1, 022001(R) (2016)
  • Drag and diffusion coefficients of a spherical particle attached to a fluid-fluid interface, A. Dörr, S. Hardt, H. Masoud, and H. A. Stone, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 790, 607-618 (2016)
  • Hydrodynamic schooling of flapping swimmers, A. Becker*, H. Masoud*, J. Newbolt, M. J. Shelley, and L. Ristroph, Nature Communications 6, 8514 (2015)
  • Mobility of membrane-trapped particles, H. A. Stone and H. Masoud, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 781, 494-505 (2015)

Recent Research Projects

Collaborative Research: Individual and Collective Dynamics of Marangoni Surface Tension Effects Between Particles

Principal Investigator: Hassan Masoud
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)