NanoTherm Research Group
Congratulations to Abdullah Al Bayati for completion of his Honor thesis.
Looking forward for his future accompolishments. (April 2018)
Congratulations to Nazanin Farokhnia for completion of PhD Program.
We are proud of her accompolishments in the group and looking forward for her successuful future career. (April 2018)
Congratulations to Varun! His work on graphite films for solar desalination is accepted in
Materials Chemistry A.
Congratulations to Kevin! He will join University of California, Berkeley for his college education
in computer science.
Congratulations to Bahareh and Shadi! Their work on dispalcement flows is accepted in
Physics of Fluids.
Congratulations to Abdullah! He received internship to attend 2017 Harvard Business School Program.
Congratulations to Tam! She defended her honor thesis. We wish her success in the future career.
Hadi Ghasemi received top three innovator award of
Congratulations to Peyman! His work on remote droplet manipulation is accepted in
Advanced Materials Interfaces.
Congratulations to Abdullah! He received the competetive SURF award. Looking forward
to hear his other success stories.
Congratulations to Peyman! He received the second best poster award in MRS UH-Chapter Symposium. The event is hilighted in
UH Enginnering News. (April 2017)
Our work on icephobic surafecs is highlighted in
UH Unct. (March 2017)
Congratulations to Nazanin!. Her work on suppresion of Leidenfrost Phenomenon is published in
Langmuir. Her work is highlighted in
UH Enginnering News. (March 2017)
Dr. Ghasemi received Larry Witte Fellowship. We are grateful for this honor. (February 2017)
Patnet on Electrochemical systems and methods for harvesting heat energy is publically released.
United states 9559388. (January 2017)
Congratulations to James, Abdullah and Fernando for winning competetive
PURS Scholrship. (January 2017)
Congratulations to Peyman! He received the best poster award in Micro-Nano Poster
Forum of IMECE 2016. (November 2016)
Congratulations to Peyman!. His work on icephobic surafces is published in
Nature Communications. A video on these novel surfaces is posted in
Youtube. (November 2016)
Congratulations to Shadi Shariatnia, Bahareh Eslami, Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, Peyman Irajizad, and Nazanin
Farokhnia for completion of Master of Science. We are proud of these accompolished members and wish the bests in their future careers. (November 2016)
Congratulations to Munib Hasnain for his honor thesis defence.
We wish him the bests for his future studies. (November 2016)
Patnet on localized solar collectors is publically released.
United states 9459024. (October 2016)
Nanotherm welcomes new PhD students Parham Jafari and Mojdeh Nazari. Looking forward to their success.
Nanotherm welcomes new undergraduate lab members James Russ, Abdullah Al-Bayati, and Fernanndo Rodriguez. (September 2016)
Congratulations to Fernando Rodriguez.
He received Houston Scholar Funding scholarship. (August 2016)
Congratulations to James Russ.
He received PURS scholarship. (August 2016)
Hadi Ghasemi recieved Bill D. Cook endowed faculty honor. This honor recongizes the
scholary contribution of Nanotherm Group towrad the research and education.
Hadi Ghasemi recieved Teaching Excellence Award of College of Engineering. This
award recognizes two faculties in each rank across the college of engineering that contribute substantialy toward the students
education and success.
Congratulations to Munib Hasnain. He has been selected for a REU position in Frontiers
in Science at Rice University center of Theoretical Biophysics working under supervision of Dr. Margaret Cheung.
Congratulations to Nazanin! Her work on Rational Micro-Nanostructuring for Thin Film Evaporation
is Published in
Journal of Physical Chemistry C. (February 2016)
Congratulations to Mohammad and Nazanin! Their work on Flexible artificially networked structure for high pressure
solar steam generation is Published in
Journal of Materials Chemistry A. (February 2016)
Nanotherm welcomes a new member, Varun Kashyap. Looking forward for his success.
Nanotherm hosted high school local students from Lemelson-MIT inventeams programs. The students were
educated on the research conducted in the Nanotherm group. (April 2016)
Nanotherm hosted Girls students from Houston schools. The studets and
their parents learned on the education and research in STEM fields and the impact of this field on society and human daily live. (March 2016)
Nanotherm welcomes a new member, Tam Nguyen. Looking forward for their success. (January 2016)
Micro-Nano Poster Forum chaired by Hadi Ghasemi is highlighted in the
ASME news. (December 2015)
Congratulations to Peyman! He was one of the recipients of the best posters award in micro-nano forum in
IMECE 2015. The picture is posted in the NEWS page.(December 2015)
Congratulations to Peyman and Nazanin for passing the PhD Qualification Exam!
They are PhD candidate now. (November 2015)
Peyman and Nazanin work is on the cover page of
Applied Physics Letters. (November 2015)
Congratulations to Peyman and Nazanin! Their work on nano droplets of ferrofluids is Published in
Applied Physics Letters. (November 2015)
Peyman is a finalist for
GRaSP Award. Only two graduate students from the Engineering College are qualified for the final round. (November 2015)
Congratulations to Peyman! Peyman has been awarded Bidani Scholarship. This award
is given to the students with remarkable scholary achievements.(November 2015)
Peyman received the best posters award in micro-nano forum in IMECE 2015.
He received his award by President of ASME, Dr. Julio C. Guerrero. (November 2015)
Congratulations to Munib Hasnain! Munib has been awarded PURS fellowship for fall research in NanoTherm. (August 2015)
Hadi Ghasemi has been awarded the Departmental Citizenship Award. (June 2015)
Congratulations to Munib Hasnain! Munib has been awarded SURF fellowship for summer research in NanoTherm. (June 2015)
Congratulations to Mohammad Ayub! His research is published in
Energy. (February 2015)
NanoTherm is expanding! We are delighted to have a new member, Peyman Irajizad. Welcome Peyman! (January 2015)
Jay Hobstetter (high-school student in Houston) won first place in the Texas State Science Fair after success in Houston Science and Engineering Fair for his science work on "Water for a Thirsty World" inspired by our group research
on solar steam generation. Congratulations Jay! (February 2015)
- NanoTherm group gathering (March 2015)
- NanoTherm Group representing the department of mechanical engineering at Science Engineering Fair of Houston (2015)
- Congratulations to Abhilash as one of the recipients of
American Society of Indian Engineers scholarship. (December 2014)
- The article on "A Charging-free Electrochemical System for Harvesting Low-grade Thermal Energy" is accepted in
- The article on "Membrane-Free Battery for Harvesting Low-Grade Thermal Energy" is in press in
- Hadi Ghasemi interview on
- The article on "Continous fabrication of highly aligned polymers" is published in
- Hadi Ghasemi is one of the finalists for 2014 World Technology Award in
- The solar steam generation by heat localization is highlighted in
- The new approach for solar-steam generation is in the NEWS. The links are posted in the publication page.
- The article on "Solar steam generation by heat localization" is published in Nature Communications.
- The article on "Hybrid solar-geothermal system" is accepted in Applied Energy.
- The work on low-grade heat harvesting is highlighted in
- The article on a "An electrochemical system for highly efficient harvesting of low-grade heat energy" is published in