• Associate Professor
Iman Borazjani

Educational Background

  • 2008 — Doctorate of Philosophy, mechanical engineering, University of Minnesota
  • 2005 — Master of Science, mechanical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2002 — Bachelor of Science, mechanical engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Research Interests

  • Fluid-Structure Interaction

    Computational Fluid Dynamics

    High-Performance Computing

    Biofluids, Cardiovascular flows

    Bio-Inspired Propulsion


Awards & Honors

  • Fulbright Scholar (2017–18)
  • UB Exceptional Scholars Young Investigator Award (2015), University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York
  • Early CAREER award (2015), National Science Foundation
  • Doctoral New Investigator award (2013), American Chemical Society
  • Scientific Development award (2013), American Heart Association

Selected Publications

  • Asgharzadeh, H., and Broazjani, I. (2016). A Newton-Krylov method with an approximate analytical Jacobian for implicit solution of Navier-Stokes equations on staggered overset-curvilinear grids with immersed boundaries. Journal of Computational Physics, 331 (15), 227–256 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcp.2016.11.033
  • Bottom, R.G., Borazjani, I., Belevins, E., and Lauder, G.V. (2016). Hydrodynamics of swimming in stingrays: Numerical simulations and the role of the leading edge vortex. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 788, 407-443 DOI:10.1017/jfm.2015.702.
  • Daghooghi, M. and Borazjani, I. (2015). The influence of inertia on the rheology of a periodic suspension of neutrally buoyant rigid ellipsoids. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 781, 506-549.
  • Borazjani, I. (2013). Fluid-Structure Interaction, Immersed Boundary-Finite Element Method Simulations of Bio-prosthetic Heart Valves. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 257, 103-116 DOI:10.1016/j.cma.2013.01.010.
  • Borazjani, I. and Daghooghi, M. (2013). The fish tail motion forms an attached leading edge vortex Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280(175), 20122071.