Sara M. Hashmi

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

Contact

Office

  • 220 Cullinane
  • 617.373.6985

Lab

  • 104 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

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 Publications

  • Jaramillo, Humberto, Boo, Chanhee, Hashmi, Sara M., Elimelech, Menachem (2021). Zwitterionic coating on thin-film composite membranes to delay gypsum scaling in reverse osmosis. Journal of Membrane Science, 618,118568. 10.1016/J.MEMSCI.2020.118568
  • SM Hashmi*, I Zucker*, J Yang, Y He, LD Pfefferle, M Elimelech, Shape-Dependent Interactions of Manganese Oxide Nanomaterials with Lipid Bilayer Vesicles, Langmuir 35 (43), 13958-13966
  • A.N. Quay, T. Tong, S.M. Hashmi, Y. Zhou, S. Zhao, M. Elimelech, Combined Organic Fouling and Inorganic Scaling in Reverse Osmosis: Role of Protein-Silica Interactions, Environmental Science & Technology, 52, 2018, 9145-9153
  • S.M. Hashmi, A. Firoozabadi, Efficient Removal of Asphaltene Deposition in Pipes, Journal of the Society of Petroleum Engineering, 21, 2016, 1747
  • N. Quennouz, S.M. Hashmi, H.S. Choi, J.W. Kim, C.O. Osuji, Rheology of Cellulose Nanofibrils in the Presence of Surfactants, Soft Matter, 12, 2016, 157-164
  • S.M. Hashmi, S. Senthilnathan, A. Firoozabadi, Thermodiffusion of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Binary Mixtures, Journal of Chemical Physics, 145, 2016, 184503
  • S.M. Hashmi, M. Loewenberg, A. Firoozabadi, Colloidal Asphaltene Deposition in Metal Pipes: Flow Rate and Parametric Effects, Physics of Fluids, 27, 2015, 083302
  • M. Xie, E. Bar-Zeev, S.M. Hashmi, L.D. Nghiem, M. Elimelech, Role of Reverse Divalent Cation Diffusion in Forward Osmosis Biofouling, Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 2015, 13222
  • J.M. Thomsen, S.W. Sheehan, S.M. Hashmi, J. Campos, U. Hintermair, R.H. Crabtree, G.W. Brudvig, Electrochemical Activation of CP*Iridium Complexes for Electrode-Driven Water-Oxidation Catalysis, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136, 2104, 13826
  • S.M. Hashmi, A. Firoozabadi, Self-Assembly of Resins and Asphaltenes Facilitates Asphaltene Dissolution by an Organic Acid, Journal of Colloid & Interface Science, 394, 2013, 115

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

Fall 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 Fall 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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