Morteza Gharib

Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories; Director, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies
B.S., Teheran University, 1976; M.S., Syracuse University, 1978; Ph.D., Caltech, 1983. Professor of Aeronautics, 1992-2001; Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering, 2001-02; Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering, 2002-06; Professor of Bioengineering, 2006-09; Professor of Bioinspired Engineering, 2009-13; Liepmann Professor, 2006-; Director, Linde Institute, 2014-15; Vice Provost, 2010-16; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, 2015-; Director, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies, 2017-.

Martha Salcedo
Assistant to Dr. Morteza Gharib

Please email vpr@caltech.edu for matters related to the Office of the Vice Provost.

Research Interest

Professor Gharib's current research interests in biological engineering and medical engineering includes:

1.fluid dynamics of physiological machines such as the human cardiovascular system and aquatic-breathing/propulsion

2. development of medical devices such as heart valves, cardiovascular health monitoring and drug delivery systems

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HONORS, AWARDS, AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE),
Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI),
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), Fellow of The International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Fellow of The Institute of Physics (IP).
R&D Magazine’s R&D “100 Award” for the design of a 3D imaging system,
NASA New Technology Recognition for Transport, Nano-pumping, and Fluidic Logic, 2007 NASA New Technology Recognition for Capillary Lithography of Nanofiber Arrays, 2007 NASA New Technology Recognition for Nano-Wicks: for Passive Fluid Transport, 2007
NASA New Technology Recognition for Miniaturized Sensor for Measuring Particle Size, 2000

NASA New Technology Recognition for Miniaturized Wall Shear Stress Sensor, 2000
NASA New Technology Recognition for Development of a New Automated Particle Tracing Technique for Velocity Measurement, 1986
Executive Committee Member, American Physical Society, 1992--1995
Journal of Flow Visualization, 10th Anniversary Best Contribution Award, 2007
Award for Excellence, Visualized Image (Artistic Section), Visualization Society of Japan, 1995
Award for Excellence, Visualized Image (Technical Section), Visualization Society of Japan, 1995 Flow Visualization Award, American Physical Society, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2004

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