Mehdi Karzar-Jeddi

Senior Scientist, Aon




Research Interests

Applied Mathematical Modeling, Dynamics of Complex Fluids, Interfacial Science, Transport Phenomena, and Big Data Analysis.


PhD, Mechanical Engineering

University of Connecticut, Aug. 2014

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Sharif University of Technology, Jan. 2004

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Urmia University, Sept. 2001


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[Journal papers]

1. M. Karzar-Jeddi, H. Luo, P.T. Cummings, K.B. Hatzell, Computational modeling of particle hydrodynamics and charging process for the flowable electrodes of carbon slurry, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 166(12), A2643-A2653 (2019).

2. M. Karzar-Jeddi, H. Luo, P.T. Cummings, Mobilities of polydisperse hard spheres near a no-slip wall, Computers & Fluids 176, 40-50 (2018). 

3. M. Karzar-Jeddi, S. Romero-Vargas Castrillón, Effect of surface heterogeneity on the dynamics and structure of confined water monolayers, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 121(41), 9666-9675 (2017).

4. M. Karzar-Jeddi, R. Tuinier, T. Taniguchi, and T.-H. Fan, Stochastic interactions of two Brownian hard spheres in the presence of depletants, Journal of Chemical Physics 140, 214906 (2014).

5. M. Karzar-Jeddi, N. Olgac, and T.-H. Fan, Dynamic response of micropipettes during piezo-assisted intracytoplasmic sperm injection, Physical Review: E 84(4), 041908 (2011).

6. T.-H. Fan, B. Soontornworajit, M. Karzar-Jeddi, Xiaolong Zhang, and Y. Wang, An Aptamer-Functionalized Hydrogel for Controlled Protein Release: A Modeling Study, Soft Matter 7(19), 9326-9334 (2011).

7. J.F. Diaz, N. Olgac, M. Karzar-Jeddi, and T.-H. Fan, Visual feedback automation for ICSI with Rotationally Oscillating Drill (Ros-Drill©), Journal of Medical Devices 4(2), 024502 (2010).

8. J.F. Diaz, M. Karzar-Jeddi, N. Olgac, T.-H. Fan, and A.F. Ergenc, Geometric characterization of cell membrane of mouse oocytes for ICSI, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 132(12), 121002 (2010).

9. S.K.  Hannani, E. Hessari, M. Fardadi, and M. Karzar-Jeddi, Mathematical modeling of cooking-pots’ thermal efficiency using a combined experimental and neural network method, Energy 31, 2633-2649 (2006).

10. M. Karzar-Jeddi, S.K. Hannani, and B. Farhanieh, Study of mixed-convection heat transfer from an impinging jet to a solid wall using a finite-element method, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B 46, 387-397 (2004).



- S.K. Hannani, and M. Karzar-Jeddi, An introduction to engineering thermodynamics, Sharif University Press, Tehran, 2012 [in Farsi language].


[In preparation]

- M. Karzar-Jeddi, S. Romero-Vargas Castrillón, Emergence of anomalous dynamics in water molecules in nanoscopic confinement



Senior Scientist

Aon, Jan. 2019-present


Vanderbilt University, Aug. 2018-Dec. 2018

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Vanderbilt University, Nov. 2016-Dec. 2018


Post-Doctoral Research Associate

University of Minnesota, Jan. 2015-Oct. 2016


Research Assistant

University of Connecticut, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2014

 Design Engineer

Namvaran/Norahan/Neda Consultant Engineers, Feb. 2006-Sept. 2008

 Design Engineer

Ira-Tech, startup company founded by myself and colleagues, Sept. 2005-Feb. 2006

 Research assistant

Sharif University of Technology, Nov. 2001-Feb. 2006

 Teaching Assistant

Sharif University of Technology, Sept. 2004-Feb. 2006

 Teaching Assistant

Urmia University, Feb. 2001-May 2001


Certificates and Awards

Certificate in College Teaching

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, December 2018


Travel Fund, Group on Energy Research and Applications

American Physical Society, Denver, CO, March 2014


Doctoral Student Travel Award

Graduate School, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, March 2014


Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award

Graduate School, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Sept. 2013


Graduate Pre-Doctoral Award (2nd place)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 2012


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