Shima Hajimirza

Assistant Professor

006 Hajimirza Shima

Office: MEOB 308
Phone: 979.845.4280

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Research Interests

Thermal fluid sciences, Renewable energy, Energy conversion in nano-scale, Thin film solar energy technologies, Heat transfer, Numerical analysis, Optimization.

Awards & Honors

  • Early Career Summer Support Award, Calpoly Pomona, 2015


  • The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, 2013
  • California Institute of Technology, M.Sc., Bioengineering, 2010
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, 2009

Selected Publications

“Expedited Quasi-Updated Gradient Based Optimization Techniques for Energy Conversion Nano-Material Design", Journal of Nano-electronics and Optoelectronics, 2015.

“A Dimensionality-Reduced First Order Method for Industrial Optimization: A Case Study in Renewable Energy Technologies", Proceedings of the ASME Power and Energy Conference 2015.

“Flexible Nano-Texture Structures for Thin Film PV Cells Using Wavelet Functions", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology 2015.

“Computational and Experimental Study of a Multi-Layer Absorptivity Enhanced Thin Film Silicon Solar Cell", Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 2013.

“Inverse Optimization of Plasmonic and Antireflective Grating in Thin Film PV Cells", Journal of Physics 2012.

“Statistical Analysis of Surface Nano-patterned Thin Film Solar Cells Obtained by Inverse Optimization", Journal of Heat Transfer 2012.