Pirouz Kavehpour Ph.D.

kavehpourpAssociate Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Bioengineering

46-147A Engineering IV
 | UCLA Complex Fluids & Interfacial Physics Laboratory



  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003

Research Interests

  • Microfluidics and biofluidics
  • Biofuel cells
  • Cardiovascular flow
  • Complex Fluids
  • Interfacial Physics
  • Micro-tribology
  • Non-isothermal flows
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Artificial Organs

Recent Papers

  1. Aryafar, H. and Kavehpour, H.P., “Electrocoalescence Fireworks,” Physics of Fluids, 22(9), 2010.
  2. Lei, Y., Huang, S., Sharif-Kashani, P., Chen, Y., Kavehpour, P., and Segura, T., “Incorporation of Active DNA/Cationic Polymer Polyplexes into Hydrogel Scaffolds,” Biomaterials, 31(34), 9106-9116, 2010.
  3. Sharif-Kashani, P., Hubschman, J. P., Sassoon, D. and Kavehpour, H. P., “Rheology of the Vitreous Gel: Effects of Macromolecule Organization on the Viscoelastic Properties,” Journal of Biomechanics, 44(3), 419-23, 2010.
  4. Hoang, A., and Kavehpour, H.P., “Dynamics of Nanoscale Precursor Film near a Moving Contact Line of Spreading Drops,” Physical Review Letters, 106(25), Article Number 254501, 2011.
  5. Nelson, W., Kavehpour, P., and Kim, C.-J., “A Miniature Capillary Breakup Extensional Rheometer by Electrostatically Assisted Generation of Liquid Filaments,” Lab on a Chip, 11(14), 2424-2431, 2011.
  6. Lukyanets, A. S., and Kavehpour, H. P., “Effect of Electric Fields on the Rest Time of Coalescing Drops,” App. Phys. Lett., vol. 93, issue 19, pp. 194101-1-194101-3, November 10, 2008.
  7. H.P. Kavehpour, M. Faghri, and Y. Asako, “Effects of Compressibility and Rarefaction on Gaseous Flows in Microchannels,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, Applications 32(7), 677—696, November 21, 1997.
  8. H.P. Kavehpour, B. Ovryn, and G.H. McKinley, “Evaporatively-driven Marangoni Instabilities of Volatile Liquid Films Spreading on Thermally Conductive Substrates,” Coll. Surf. A206, 409—423 (2002).
  9. H.P. Kavehpour, B. Orvyn, and G.H. McKinley, “The Microscopic and Macroscopic Structure of the Precursor Layer in Spreading Viscous Drops,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(19), DOI 196104 (2003).
  10. H.P. Kavehpour and G.H. McKinley, “Tribo-rheometry: from Gap-Dependent Rheology to Tribology,” Trib. Lett. 17(2), 327—335 (2004).