Amir H. Hirsa

Amir H. Hirsa
Professor
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 2005 - present Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; 1996 - 2005 Associate Professor; 1990 - 1996 Assistant Professor, also, Associate Head for Graduate Studies (2007 – present) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 2003 - 2009 Joint Appointment (by courtesy) Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University of California in Santa Barbara, Department of Chemical Engineering; 1/'07 - present Visiting Professor Cornell University, School of Chemical Engineering 1/'00 - 12/'00 Visiting Associate Professor Naval Surface Warfare Center (Formerly David Taylor Research Center), Hydrodynamics Division, Code 1542, Bethesda, Maryland. 5/'92 - 8/'92 Faculty Research Fellow Editorial board member, Proceedings of The Royal Society (London) A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences (Proc. R. Soc. A)

Education

Ph.D. University of Michigan

Focus Area

Fluid Dynamics at Interfaces, Surface Tension Phenomena, Proteins at Liquid Surfaces

Selected Scholarly Works

Electroosmotic Micro-Pump Array for Local Control of Droplets (2006)

Protein Crystallization on Liquid Surface: Forced versus Natural Crystallization (2005)

Protein Crystallization Induced and Enhanced via Hydrodynamics: Force Crystallization (2006)

Monolayer Phase Coarsening using Oscillatory Flow (2005)

Mighty Morphing Monolayers: How Oscillatory Flow can Influence Phase Morphology (2006)

The Dueling Bubble Experiment (2007)

Capillary Oscillations of a Liquid Sphere Pinned on a Circle-of-Contact (2006)

Effects of Length Scale on Determining Surface Dilatational Viscosity (2007)

Coupling of a Protein-Laden Air/Water Interface to a Shearing Bulk Flow (2007)

Three-Dimensional Modes in a Periodically Driven Elongated Cavity (2005)

Low-Dissipation Capillary Switches at Small Scales (2005)

Influence of Co-Existing Phases on the Surface Dilatational Viscosity of Langmuir Monolayers (2004)

Symmetry Breaking in Free-Surface Cylinder Flows (2004)

Flow Induced Patterning at the Air-Water Interface (2003)|