Pedram Hassanzadeh, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (MECH) at Rice, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1.
Hassanzadeh earned his Ph.D. in MECH from the University of California at Berkeley in 2013. He was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at the Harvard Center for the Environment and a postdoctoral fellow in earth and planetary science at Harvard before joining the Rice faculty in 2016.
He studies turbulent flows and chaotic dynamical systems in natural phenomena and engineering systems using numerical, mathematical and deep-learning techniques. His work involves theoretical and applied problems related to environment and energy, including extreme weather events, reduced-order modeling, atmospheric turbulence and climate modeling. In 2021 he received an NSF CAREER Award for his work.