Principal Investigator

Samira Shiri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Boston University

Office: 1647 MEK, 1495 E 100 S, U of U, SLC, UT 84112

Email: samira.shiri [at]


  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering at University of Utah, 2022 – present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, 2021 – 2022
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Rowland Institute at Harvard University, 2019 – 2021

Ph.D. Students

Ahmad Dousti

I hold a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tabriz, Iran, and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering specializing in bubble dynamics and fluid dynamics from the University of Tehran, Iran. Expanding my expertise, I pursued a second Master's in Chemical Engineering at Lakehead University/Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada, focusing on polymer and soft materials. My passion lies in fluid mechanics, capillary and transport phenomena, and biophysics. Currently, my research centers on biomaterials and complex fluid drying, exploring their interactions with omni-phobic surfaces.

Naumi Noshin

I have accomplished my B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering at the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) in Bangladesh. My undergraduate research focused on three-tube probe pressure sensors and the flow physics surrounding symmetric and asymmetric airfoils. Building on this foundation, I pursued a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where my research delved into Fluid Structure Interaction, specifically exploring Vortex-Induced Vibration, Galloping, and Wake-Induced Vibration. Currently I am pursuing Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, my research interests are on droplets, interfacial flow, transport phenomena, and high-throughput experimentation and complex fluids. I am committed to advancing my knowledge in Experimental Fluid Dynamics.

Undergraduate Students

Catharine R Ritch

Yang Yang

Amine Ben Aissa

I'm a Mechanical Engineering student with an Emphasis in Sustainable Energies. I'm from North Africa, Tunisia and I speak 4 languages: Arabic, French, English, and German. My passion lies in advancing renewable energies to create a more sustainable world for us and for the future generations. I am committed to furthering my education in this field to contribute to a brighter future.