Carlos H. Hidrovo - Principal Investigator

Dr. Carlos Hidrovo is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at Northeastern University. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. Prior to joining Northeastern, Dr. Hidrovo held professional appointments at MIT, Stanford University, and The University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award from the Fluid Dynamics program, a DARPA Young Faculty Award from the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), and an ASME Robert T. Knapp Award. Dr. Hidrovo research interests lie at the intersection of multiscale and multiphase flow and transport phenomena, surface tension interactions in micro/nanoengineered structures, and electrokinetic ion transport in porous media for applications in energy storage, portable biochemical diagnostics, thermal management, and water treatment systems. He is also actively involved in developing novel imaging and diagnostic tools in these areas.

Research: Friction Reduction

Nastaran Rabiei

PhD Student

Research: Phase Change Materials

Luke Xu

PhD Student

Research: Microfluid Flow

Zihao Meng

Master's Student

Research: Friction Reduction

Grace McDonough

Undergraduate Student


Name Position Current Employment
Pooyan Tirandazi PhD Student -
Yasamin Salamat PhD Student -
Julian Arroyo M.S. Student -
Jack Healy Undergraduate Student -
Dac Duc Ho Undergraduate Student -
Caroline Mueller Undergraduate Student -
A-Andrew D Jones Postdoctoral Researcher -
David C. Bedding M.S. Student -
Julio Huato Undergraduate Student Process Engineer at Pfizer
Gabriel Tomic Undergraduate Student M.S. Student in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich
Khrystyna Shvedova M.S. Student CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals, MA
Carlos A. Rios Perez Postdoctoral Researcher Associate Professor at Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC)
Arjun Venkataramanan M.S. Student -
Tae Jin Kim Ph.D. Student
Postdoctoral Researcher
Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, CA
Myeongsub (Mike) Kim Postdoctoral Researcher Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University
Lauren Grant Undergraduate Student -
Jiaqi Li M.S. Student -
Renee Hale Ph.D. Student -
Tao Yu M.S. Student -
Spencer Dorr Undergraduate Student -
Luis G. Gutierrez Undergraduate Student -
Sungyun Hann Undergraduate Student -
Yu Huang Undergraduate Student -
Arjang Shahriari Ph.D. Student Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, TX
Nirmala Phillip Undergraduate Student -
Ellen Wilkes Undergraduate Student -
Siavash Zamani Undergraduate Student -
Andrew C. King M.S. Student United Space Alliance, TX
Onur Demirer M.S. Student KLA-Tencor, TX
Rebecca Clifton Undergraduate Student Wood Group GTS in Houston, TX
Rachel Naylor Undergraduate Student Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Dallas, TX
Geoff Wehmeyer Undergraduate Student M.S./Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California Berkeley, CA
Brian Carroll Ph.D. Student Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA
Arnav Chhabra Undergraduate Student Ph.D. Student in Medical Engineering & Medical Physics at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences, MA
Ravitej Kanapuram Undergraduate Student Shell Upstream Company in Denver, CO
Collier Miers Undergraduate Student M.S./Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN
Juan Trejo Undergraduate Student Cummins, Inc. in Columbus, IN
Kevin Choi Undergraduate -
Paul Van Noordt M.S. Student Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Marietta, GA
Neil Shah M.S. Student Commodities Trading in Houston, TX
Conan Zhang M.S. Student Mixer Design Group in Austin, TX