I am a multi-disciplinary dynamicist and mechanical engineer interested in the understanding, modeling, and control of complex engineering and natural systems. I am a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. I received my Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology and was a post-doctoral fellow at Florida State University where I worked with Christopher Hunter on various problems in complex fluids, kinetic theory and galactic dynamics. I have held faculty and research positions at the Sharif University of Technology, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, and Leiden University in the Netherlands. My research centers on developing the science and technology of robotic systems, super-maneuverable underwater vehicles, integrated microfluidic chips, metamaterials, optimal and nonlinear control of complex systems, dynamics of planetary systems, and galactic dynamics. Our research on swimming micro-robots and their collaborative flocks has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) award.