NanoTherm Research Group


  • 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. (September 2016)

  • 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.

  • Hadi Ghasemi is Awarded AFOSR Young Investigator Award. The story is highlighted in UH News.

  • 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 PNAS.

    • The article on "Membrane-Free Battery for Harvesting Low-Grade Thermal Energy" is in press in Nano Letters.

    • Hadi Ghasemi interview on WTN nomination.

    • The article on "Continous fabrication of highly aligned polymers" is published in
    • TECHNOLOGY.
    • Hadi Ghasemi is one of the finalists for 2014 World Technology Award in Energy Category.

    • The solar steam generation by heat localization is highlighted in Nature and Economist.

    • 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 MIT NEWS.

    • The article on a "An electrochemical system for highly efficient harvesting of low-grade heat energy" is published in Nature Communications.