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PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2016
BS Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2010

I joined WPI in Fall 2021, bringing with me a passion for both research and teaching. My research expertise lies in experimental and analytical fluid mechanics, with a strong focus on turbulent transport in non-equilibrium and high Reynolds number boundary layer flows. Within this realm, I specialize in experimental measurements and reduced-order modeling. My contributions to the field are further extended by serving as an invited reviewer for several scientific journals in my areas of expertise.

My teaching philosophy is centered on making STEM education more accessible, less stressful, and intellectually stimulating for students from diverse backgrounds. Throughout my career in STEM education, I have developed practices that strike a harmonious balance between imparting necessary information, cultivating problem-solving skills, and embracing new technologies such as artificial intelligence in education. I firmly believe that this equilibrium is essential for fostering a thriving engineering education that empowers students to excel.

In my spare time, I enjoy working with publicly available data to generate informative graphs. Some examples of my work include predicting climate conditions of over 200 US cities in the coming decades and comparing the performance of NBA superstars in clutch situations.

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SDG 4: Quality Education

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SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

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Scholarly Work

Professor Ebadi’s research is in experimental fluid dynamics, turbulent flows and reduced order modeling.  

Professional Highlights & Honors
Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP),

GPThermo: An In-House GenAI Tutor for Thermodynamics – WPI Teaching Innovation Grant , 2024

Open Educational Resources for Computer-Aided Design – WPI EMPOwER Grant, 2024

Lab on Cart: Developing a Low-Cost Fluid Visualization Setup for Experiential Learning, Class Demonstration and Outreach – WPI Teaching Innovation Grant, 2023