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  Principal Investigator            
        Nastaran Hashemi 2016    
  Nicole Nastaran Hashemi

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Biomedical Sciences
nastaran@iastate.edu


Education
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech (2008)
B.S.   Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (1999)

Recent Honors and Awards

COE Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award, 2017
University Award for Excellence in Honors Teaching and Mentoring, 2016
Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Award, 2015
NAS Kavli Frontiers of Science, 2013
NRC Research Publication Award, 2012
William March Scholar in Mechanical Engineering, 2011 - 2014
NRC PostDoctoral Fellowship, 2008 - 2011
       
               
  Hashemi Lab Photo 2016            
  Lab Photo, Fall 2016            
               
  Graduate Research Assistants            
               
  Rajeendra Pemathilaka

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University (2016)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University (2014)

2015  ASME NEMB Audience Award

Rajeendra is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate at Iowa State University. His research is in the area of organs-on-chips.

Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
    Rajeendra ISU      
               
  Alex Wrede

B.S. Applied Physics, Bethel University (2015)

2017  First Place at ISU 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Alex is a 2nd year Ph.D. candidate at Iowa State University. His research in the areas of microfluidics and materials with applications to biotechnology.

Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2019, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
    Alex      
               
  Marilyn McNamara

B.S. Mathematics & Applied Physics, St. Catherine University (2016)

Marilyn is a 2nd year Ph.D. candidate at Iowa State University. Her research in the areas of microfluidics and materials with applications to biotechnology.

Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 
     Marilyn Nastaran Hashemi      
               
  Jonathan Vander Wiel

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, LeTourneau University (2015)

2017  NGFP Fellowship

Jonathan is a 3rd year graduate student at Iowa State University. His research is in the area of optofluidics.

Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018, M.S. Mechanical Engineering
    Jonathan Vander      
               
  Deepak George Thomas

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Sir Padampat Singhania University (2015)

Deepak is a 2nd year graduate student at Iowa State University. His research is in the areas of polymer microfibers and graphene.

Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018, M.S. Mechanical Engineering
    deepak       
               
  Jiawei Bao

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University (2017)

Jiawei is a 1st year graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. His research is in the area of graphene.

Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2018, M.S. Mechanical Engineering   
    Jiawei      
               
  Jingshuai Guo

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho (2017)

Jingshuai is a 1st year graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. His research is in the area of graphene.

Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019, M.S. Mechanical Engineering    



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  Undergraduate Research Assistants             
               
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Rebecka Ogle
Mechanical Engineering
  David Reynolds
Mechanical Engineering

 Nathan Robillard
Mechanical Engineering
  Allyson Wolf
Mechanical Engineering
     
                                 
  Former Group Members             
               
  Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars           
        Current Position         
  Dr. Minh Phuong Bui (2017)
Postdoc Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
    Biosensor Scientist @ Trividia Health        
           
  Dr. Farrokh Sharifi (2016 - 2017)
Postdoc Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
    Postdoc @ Cornell      
           
  Emrah Kavak (2016 - 2017)
Visiting Scholar, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
    Ph.D. Student @ Yuzuncu Yıl University       
           
  Dr. Hayriye Altural (2015)
Visiting Faculty Scholar, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
    Assistant Professor @ Kastamonu University
 
     
           
  Dr. Zhenhua Bai (2013 - 2014)
Postdoc Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
    Engineer @ CoAdna Photonics      
           
  Ph.D. Students          
             
  Dr. Yangsu Xie (2013 - 2017)
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
Ph.D. Dissertation: Thermal Transport in Carbon Materials: Effect of Low Temperature and Nanostructures
     Assistant Professor @ ShenZhen University       
             
  Dr. Farrokh Sharifi (2013 - 2016)
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
Ph.D. Dissertation: Microfluidic Fiber Fabrication and its Application in Tissue Engineering
     Postdoc @ Cornell      
             
  Masters Students          
  Mingchang Lu (2015 - 2016)
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
M.S. Thesis: Aligning Carbon Nanofibers in PCL Microfibers using Microfluidic Method: An Approach to Efficiently Improve Electrical Conductivity and Mechanical Strength
     Engineer @ Abroad Intellect Capital      
             
  Rajeendra Pemathilaka (2014 - 2016)
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
M.S. Thesis: Developing a Placenta-on-a-Chip Model and a Trans-Epithelial Electric Resistance (TEER) Measuring System to Study the Drug Testing on Human Placenta
     Ph.D. Student @ Hashemi Lab

  
     
             
  Jeremy Caplin (2014 - 2016)
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
M.S. Thesis: Utilizing Microfluidic Technology to Replicate Placental Functions in a Drug Testing Model
     Research Associate @ MIT
 
 
     
             
  Qing He (2014 - 2015)
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
       
             
  Pouya Asrar (2012 - 2013)
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
M.S. Thesis: Investigation of Microscale Particles Using a
Microfluidic Flow Cytometer Equipped with a Sensitive Photodetector
     Ph.D. Student @ Georgia Tech      
             
  Zahra Poursharifi (2012 - 2013)
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University

 
     
                     
  Undergraduate Students: Lead Authors of Journal Publications      
                   
  Sean Reeves (2016 - 2017)
Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
       
           
  Russell Tan (2016 - 2017)
Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
     M.S. Student @ Iowa State University       
           
  Catherine Meis (2013 - 2016)
DOE SULI & Honors Researcher, Materials Engineering, Iowa State University
     Ph.D. Student @ Stanford      
               
  Avinash Sooriyarachchi (2015 - 2016)
Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
     Ph.D. Student @ U Penn      
               
  Payton Goodrich (2012 - 2015)
DOE SULI & Honors Researcher, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
     Ph.D. Student @ UC Berkeley       
               
Deidre Sechi (2012 - 2014)
NSF REU Researcher, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
 
               
  Luke Wagner (2012 - 2014)
Honors Researcher, Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University
     Engineer @ Rockwell Collins      
               
  Jie Yang (2012 - 2013)
Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
     M.S. Student @ University of Southern California       
               
  Undergraduate Students                
   
  Benjamin Allen (2011 - 2012)       Engineer @ DPR Construction         
Seth Lang (2011 - 2012)
  Birutawit Zeleke (2011 - 2012)       Engineer @ 3M              
  Shayla Carlin (Honors Student, 2012)                
  Robert Real (Honors Student, 2012)                
  Alek Jerauld (2012)                
  Sam Weiers (NSF REU Researcher, 2012)                
  Dao Yan Lim (2011 - 2012)      M.S. Student @ Iowa State University        
  Sam Miller (Honors Student, 2012 - 2013)                
  Kyunghwan Oh (2012 - 2013)                
  Sangwoo Ryu (2012 - 2013)      M.S. Student @ University of Minnesota        
  Robert Nichols (Honors Student, 2013)                
  Angadbir Sabherwal (Honors Student, 2013)                
  Matthew Wilson (Honors Student, 2013)                
* Brady Greer (2013)
* Jesse Johnson (DOE SULI Researcher, 2013)                
* Janet Mendoza Reyes (NSF REU Researcher, 2013)
  Marie Kuhlmann (2012 - 2013)      Engineer @ GE and M.S. student @ Penn State      
* Flavia Cavalcanti (Honors Student, 2013 - 2014)                
  Yi Liu (2013 - 2014)                
  Silu Feng (2013 - 2014)                
  Elizabeth Wilson (Honors Student, 2014)                
* Seth Baetzold (Honors Student, 2014)                
  Alissa Nelson (Honors Student, 2014)                
* Levi Nauman (Honors Student, 2014)                
  Leah Fossum (Honors Student, 2014)                
  Connor Haugen (Honors Student, 2014)                
  Aimee Pierce (Honors Student, 2014)                
  Zachary Kooistra (Honors Student, 2014)                
* Diamant Kurteshi (DOE SULI Researcher, 2014)                
Gabrielle Powell (NSF REU Researcher, 2014)                
  Eric Diaz (NSF REU Researcher, 2014)                
* Norma Granados (NSF REU Researcher, 2014)                
* Myra James (NSF REU Researcher, 2014)                
* Joshua Lackore (2013 - 2015)                
  Elijah Jans (2013 - 2015)      Ph.D. Student @ Ohio State U          
  Megan Winchell (DOE CCI Researcher, 2014 - 2015)                
  Grady Jensen (2014 - 2015)                
  Daniel Nguyen (Honors Student, 2015)                
  Ryan McDonnell (Honors Student, 2015)                
  Erika Grefsheim (Honors Student, 2015)                
  Lindsey Matheney (DOE CCI Researcher, 2015)                
  Erik Zorrilla (NSF REU Researcher, 2015)                
  Jaemin Powell (NSF REU Researcher, 2015)      M.S. Student @ University of Iowa        
  Kelli Johnston (NSF REU Researcher, 2015)                
* Marta Sucur (2014 - 2015)      Engineer @ M+W Group          
* Patrick Kalgren (Honors Student, 2013 - 2016)      Engineer @ Boeing            
Kirk Rudolph (Honors Student, 2015 - 2016)
  Courtney Smyth (Honors Student, 2016)                
  Jacob Feddersen (Honors Student, 2016)                
  Apple Amos (Honors Student, 2016)                
  Nicole Jandick (DOE SULI Researcher, 2016)                
* Jonathan Mikulicz (Honors Students, 2015 - 2016)                
* Michael Boysen (2015 - 2016)      M.S. Student @ University of Minnesota        
  Tyler Carter (2015 - 2016)                
  Peter Meis (Honors Student, 2016)                
  Peter Stoller (Honors Student, 2016)                
  Madeline Mathis (Honors Student, 2016)                
  Ethan Masters (Honors Student, 2017)                
  Hannah Rhoads (Honors Student, 2017)                
  Joshua Schroeder (Honors Student, 2017)                
  Ryan Movall (Honors Student, 2017)                
  Jordan Icenogle (Honors Student, 2017)                
  Martha Hodapp (Honors Student, 2017)                
* Aarthy Shah (DOE SULI Researcher, 2017)                
  Jasmin Okuzono (DOE CCI Researcher, 2017)                
                   
               
  (* Co-Author of Journal Publication)            

 
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