Mehdi Mortazavi is an Associate Teaching Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at WPI. His area of expertise is thermo-fluids systems and he teaches Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Thermofluid Application and Design at WPI. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech University in 2014 and worked in HVAC industry for over a year. In 2016 he started his first academic career as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Western New England University (Springfield, MA), and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (with tenure) in September 2022. He joined the faculty at WPI in January 2023. Dr. Mortazavi's research interests include capillary-scale transport phenomena, droplet dynamics, and liquid-gas two-phase flow.