Sara M. Hashmi

Assistant Professor,  Chemical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Contact

Office

  • 220 Cullinane
  • 617.373.6985

Lab

  • 226 MU

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Research Focus

Complex fluids, biomaterials & soft materials: manipulation of nanoscale and single-particle properties to control macroscale transport & assembly; microfluidics for biomedical, pharmaceutical & energy applications

Education

  • PhD, Engineering & Applied Science; Yale University, 2008
  • MS, Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University, 2004

Honors & Awards

  • 2023 NSF CAREER Award

Research Overview

Complex fluids, biomaterials & soft materials: manipulation of nanoscale and single-particle properties to control macroscale transport & assembly; microfluidics for biomedical, pharmaceutical & energy applications

Selected Research Projects

Selected Publications

  • S Alborzi, D Abrahamyan, SM Hashmi*. “Mixing particle softness in a two-dimensional hopper: Particle rigidity and friction enable variable arch geometry to cause clogging.” Physical Review E 107, 024901 (2023). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.107.024901
  • OT Majekodunmi, SM Hashmi*. “Flow dynamics through discontinuous clogs of rigid particles in tapered microchannels.” Scientific Reports 12.1 (2022): 1-13. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-25831-w
  • S Marnoto, SM Hashmi*. “Application of Droplet Migration Scaling Behavior to Microchannel Flow Measurements.” Soft Matter 19, 565-573 (2023). DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00980C
  • S Alborzi, BG Clark, SM Hashmi*. “Soft particles facilitate flow of rigid particles in a 2D hopper,” Soft Matter 18, 4127-4135 (2022). DOI: 10.1039/D2SM00318J
  • AE Siemenn, E Shaulsky, M Beveridge, T Buonassisi, SM Hashmi*, I Drori*. “A Machine Learning and Computer Vision Approach to Rapidly Optimize Multiscale Droplet Generation,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 14, 3, 4668–4679 (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c19276

Faculty

Feb 08, 2024

Fall 2023 Spark Fund Awardee

ChE Assistant Professor Sara Hashmi has received a second Spark Fund Award from the Center of Research Innovation. The goal of the award is to advance a technology or suite of technologies from academia towards commercialization.

Faculty

Apr 27, 2023

Announcing Summer 2023 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of Northeastern’s Summer 2023 PEAK Experiences Awards. They will be pursuing a diverse set of projects, including a study of a pathogen that haunts hospitals, an examination of segregationist rhetoric in Boston newspapers, and an analysis of creativity in music. Base Camp Awardees […]

Faculty

Apr 06, 2023

NSF CAREER Award for Examining Flow of Polymer Gels in Confined Spaces

ChE Assistant Professor Sara Hashmi was awarded a $550K NSF CAREER award for “in situ Polymer Gelation in Confined Flows” to examine how polymer gels flow through tight spaces to better predict clogging behavior such as blood flow through a vessel.

Students

Dec 22, 2022

Inaugural AJC Merit Research Scholars

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of the inaugural AJC Merit Research Scholars.

Faculty

Nov 22, 2022

Using Spark Fund Award for High-Throughput Surface Tension Measurements

ChE Assistant Professor Sara Hashmi is using the Spark Funds she received earlier this year to develop a method to enable high-throughput measurements of surface tension or elasticity without requiring the particles or droplets to be transferred from the device. Improving high-throughput surface tension measurements — with Spark Fund Awardee Assistant Professor Sara M. Hashmi […]

Faculty

Sep 20, 2022

Spring 2022 Spark Fund Awardees

Bouve/ChE University Distinguished Professor Mansoor Amiji, ChE Assistant Professor Sara Hashmi, ECE Professor Purnima Ratilal-Makris, and MIE Assistant Professor Mohsen Moghaddam are recipients of the Spring 2022 Spark Fund Awards. The goal of the award is to advance a technology or suite of technologies from academia towards commercialization.

Faculty

Apr 11, 2020

FY21 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 19 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY21 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 13 different projects.

Faculty

Aug 29, 2019

New Faculty Spotlight: Sara Hashmi

Sara Hashmi joins the Chemical Engineering department in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor.

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