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Principal Investigator 

Mohammad "Mosi" Heiranian

Dr. Mohammad “Mosi” Heiranian is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University (NC State). He obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining as a faculty member at NC State, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. His expertise is in using the fundamentals of physics in conjunction with large-scale computer calculations to predict physical, chemical, and material properties of systems across different scales from quantum to continuum. His research has focused on developing nanofluidic theories for flow in nanopores by revisiting classical theories of fluid mechanics. His research has led to the discovery of novel materials and design features for water desalination, clean power generation, single-biomolecule detection, and disease diagnosis. Recently, his research has focused on understanding ion-selective transport in nanopores to guide the design and development of highly-selective membrane materials for water and energy applications.

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