Position Held:
University of Texas-Pan American (2006-present; Full Professor);
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1980-2005; Full Professor, 1995-2005); University of California in Los Angeles (1978-1980); Winthrop University (1977-1978); Florida State University (1974-1977) (Post Doctoral position)
Academic Degrees: Ph.D., Applied Math. (Fluid Mech.), Florida State Univ., 1974; M.S., Math., Florida State Univ., 1970; B.S., Math., Tehran Univ., 1966

Research Areas:
Applied Math, Applied Mechanics, Engineering Math, Computational Math, Fluid Mechanics, Convective Heat & Mass Transfer, Solidification & Crystal Growth
Include studies in convection, flow instabilities & turbulence, biomechanics, solidification & crystal growth, applied partial differential equations and math modeling & computation with applications to engineering and physical sciences.

Awards & Honors:
Plenary Lecture at the International Conference on Computational & Information Sciences and the 15th American Conf. on Applied Math (Houston, U.S.A., April 30-May 2, 2009); Plenary Lecture at the Sixth International Conf. on Fluid Mechanics & Aerodynamics (Rhodes Island, Greece, August 20-22, 2008); Plenary Lecture at the Fifth International Conf. on Fluid Mech. (Acapulco, Mexico, January 23-25, 2008); UIUC-MechSE &UIUC-TAM Service Appreciation Letters (2006), UIUC Service Recognition Certificate (2006), UIUC Honorific Title Award (2005); UIUC-TAM Recognition Award (2005); Included in UIUC List of Teachers Rank as Excellent by their Students (2005); Fellow of Wessex Institute of Great Britain; Author of Chapters in book on Centrifugal Processing won the Best Basic Science Book-Award by International Academy of Aeronautics (1997); UIUC-COE Research Award (1994); Outstanding UIUC Service Recognition Certificate (1987); Author of over 340 publications mostly published in rigorously refereed journals, including books, invited articles and chapters of books (1975-2009); Chairman of Applied Math at Winthrop Univ. (1977-78); UIUC Engineering Mechanics Coordinator & Chief Advisor (1985-86); University of Cambridge Visiting Scholar (1986); Awarded NSF Grants, supervised NASA Sponsored Res. Projects, several UIUC-RB Research Grants, several NCSA Awards & several UTPA-FRC & UTPA-URI Research Grants (1983-2010); Editor & Editorial Board Member of over 21 Technical Journals and Book Series (2000-2010).

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