Group

Research Group

Principal Investigator
Reza Montazami
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering2094 Black Engineering
(515) 294-8733
reza@iastate.edu
Google Scholar

Education
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
B.S. Physics (Astronomy Minor), Virginia Tech

Selected Honors and Awards
– Award for Excellence in Honors Mentoring (2018)
– Big 12 Faculty Fellowship, Iowa State University (2015)
– Omicron Delta Kappa (ΟΔΚ) Honor Society Award, Virginia Tech (2010)
– Citizen Scholar Award, Graduate School, Virginia Tech (2008)
– Best Poster Award, Biomimetic and Biomaterials Symposium, Lugano-Switzerland (2008)
– Graduate Research and Development Award, Virginia Tech (2008)
– Notable Accomplishment and Presentation of Research Award, American Association of Physics Teachers Conference, North Carolina (2007)
– Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship, National Science Foundation (2006 and 2007)

Graduate Research Assistants
Cindu Annand
Ph.D. Student, ​Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

M.S. ​Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, 2015
B.S. ​Chemical Engineering (Food Science Minor), Iowa State University, 2013

Honors and Awards
– Professional Advancement Grant (2015, 2017, 2018)

– Malaysian Public Service Department Scholarship (2009-2013)

Sheikh Ahamed
Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, 2017
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological 
University, India, 2013
Richard Effler
M.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of North Dakota, 2014
Issac Lun
M.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2017
Undergraduate Assistants
Sarah Kreutner​
Technical Communication
Senior

Haley Hood​
Mechanical Engineering
Senior

Austin Hood​
Mechanical Engineering
Freshman, HONORS

Olivia Bogle​
Mechanical Engineering
Freshman, HONORS

Zachary Rauth
Mechanical Engineering
Freshman, HONORS
Alumni
Prof. Reihaneh Jamshidi
ME
University of Hartford
Prof. Yuanfen Chen
ME
Guangxi University (China)
Prof. Abdallah Almomani
AeroE.
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Dr. Wangyujue Hong
ANSYS Inc.
Prof. Simge Cinar
Mat.E.
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Prof. Handan Acar
Biomedical Engr.
University of Oklahoma
Mitchel Michel
Instructor
ABE
Iowa State University
Peng Li
M.S. 2017
Mingchang Lu
M.S. 2016
Ruisi Zhang
M.S. 2013
Shelby Bicknell
NSF-REU Research Assistant
Pittsburg State University

 

Complete List of Former Group Members

 

Montazami Group (2016)
Montazami Group (2015)
Montazami Group (2014)
Montazami Group (2013)

Prof. Montazami’s interview @ NPR

Research Featured on FOX NEWS

Research Featured on CBS-KCCI

Selected Media