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Behrouz Abedian

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Behrouz Abedian

Behrouz Abedian

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Phone 617-627-3012
Robinson Hall, Room 163
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
fluid mechanics, electrokinetics, thermal-fluid systems

Behrouz Abedian is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. He first joined the department in 1986, after earning his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from MIT.

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 1980
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 1977
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif Institute of Technology, 1975
Professional Experience: 

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University


Director of Graduate Program, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering


Visiting Professor, Applied Sciences, Nova Southeastern University


Visiting Scientist, Panametrics Corporation


Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University


Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

  • 1981-1982: Visiting Assistant Professor
  • 1979-1980: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 1976-1979: Research Assistant

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Behrouz Abedian's research is in the area of fluid mechanics and its applications in fluidic systems. He has expertise in electrohydrodynamics, transport phenomenon and energy systems. Specific topics include low-voltage digital microfluidic devices, flow electrification of dielectric liquids in power systems, viscosity of suspensions, compressible fluid flow, and dental applicators.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2007: Teaching Excellence Award, ASME Tufts Chapter
1985: Research Fellow, Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University
1984: Fellow, Mellon Foundation
1984: Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation
Self-Cleaning Rotating Mirror, US Patent US6338560, 2002
Method of Shaping an Adhesive Material, US Patent US6224379, 2001
Galileo Vacuum System for Removing Ablated Particles, US Patent US6097417, 2000
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters for Veterinary Applications, Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Institute, 1998
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer
Viscous Fluid Flow
Advanced Mathematics for Applications
Advanced Numerical Methods