Dr. Pedram Hassanzadeh

Assistant Professor (2016-present)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
CLEVER Planets Research Program

Email: pedram (at)
Phone: 713-348-5269
Office: MEB 222

MECH webpage: link
EEPS webpage: link

Education & Other Appointments:

  • Visiting Staff (2016-present): Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program, WHOI
  • Faculty Associate (2017-present): Baker College, Rice University
  • Associate (2015): Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2016): Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
  • Ziff Environmental Fellow (2013-2015): Center for the Environment, Harvard University
  • PhD (2013): Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
  • MA (2012): Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley
  • Fellow (2012): Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Programs, WHOI
  • MS (2007): Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • BS (2005): Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran

Honors & Awards:

  • Early-Career Research Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program (2018)
  • Paper in Physical Review Fluids was selected for Editor’s Suggestions (2018)
  • Ziff Environmental Fellowship, Harvard University Center for the Environment (2013–2015)
  • Paper in Geophysical Research Letters was selected for AGU Research Spotlight & Editor’s Highlights (2014)
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2012)
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (2009–2011)
  • Outstanding Preliminary Examination Award, ME Department, UC Berkeley (2009)
  • Jonathan Laitone Memorial Scholarship, ME Department, UC Berkeley (2009)
  • International Graduate Student Award, University of Waterloo (2005–2007)

Undergraduate-level teaching:

  • Fluid Mechanics I (MECH 371): Fall 2017, 2018, 2019

Graduate-level teaching:

  • Introduction to Hydrodynamic Stability (MECH 575): Spring 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Special Topic: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I & II (MECH 611/612): Spring/Fall 2018