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Prof. Reza Foudazi

Dr. Reza Foudazi holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in polymer engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran, Iran, where he worked on modeling non-Newtonian fluid flows in mixers. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town, South Africa on the structure and rheology of High Internal Phase Emulsions (HIPEs). He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Flow Process and Rheology Centre at CPUT on replacing surfactants by nanoparticles and controlling the rheology of HIPEs. Then, he joined the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (Ohio, USA) as a research associate, and worked on the polymerization of HIPEs and the production of fibrous porous polymers. Dr. Foudazi joined the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU) as a tenure-track assistant professor in fall 2013. He has established Soft Matter Research & Technology (SMaRT) lab at NMSU. The current research activities in his group are focused on the production of membranes for water treatment and electrochemical processes, mesophases from self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers, and rheology of soft matter, with the goal of making responsive and multifunctional soft materials. He was a visiting faculty in Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in summer 2016 and in Foundation for Research and Technology at the University of Crete in summer 2017. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute. Dr. Foudazi has 36 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 5 intellectual properties. His publications have received about 480 citations with an H-index of 14. He has more than 50 conference papers and served as a reviewer in leading journals in the field such as Macromolecules, Carbon, Soft Matter, Polymer International, Polymer Composites, Rheologica Acta, and Journal of Rheology.