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Parisa Mirbod Appointed Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University

Parisa Mirbod has been appointed assistant professor of mechanical & aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University.

Parisa MirbodShe received her bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with distinction from Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, her master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Sistan & Baluchestan in Iran, and her doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the City University of New York-Graduate Center.

Before coming to Clarkson, Mirbod was a postdoctoral research associate at the Benjamin Levich Institute, City University of New York.

Her research interests focus on bio-fluid mechanics, multiphase flow and flow through porous media, as well as developing innovative, economical and sustainable energy.

In her dissertation, she proposed a novel concept to design an airborne jet train that flies a few centimeters above the earth’s surface on a soft porous track that would allow for huge fuel savings and greatly reduced greenhouse emissions. She and some colleagues filed a patent on the concept.

Her honors include being selected to receive a merit-based Outstanding Student Fellowship, being a National Science Foundation Scholar, winning a CUNY science fellowship, and receiving research and travel grants.

Mirbod has co-written articles for professional journals and made academic presentations along with speaking at invited talks.

She is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, American Physical Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Iranian American Society of Architecture and Engineers.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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