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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Behrouz Abedian

Associate Professor

Behrouz Abedian

Associate Professor

Phone 617-627-3012
Robinson Hall, Room 163
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

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.

Education: 
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 1980
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 1977
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif Institute of Technology, 1975
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
Patents: 
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
Thermodynamics
Viscous Fluid Flow
Advanced Mathematics for Applications
Advanced Numerical Methods