Amir H. Hirsa

Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 2005 - present Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; 1996 - 2005 Associate Professor; 1990 - 1996 Assistant Professor, also, Associate Head for Graduate Studies (2007 – present) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 2003 - 2009 Joint Appointment (by courtesy) Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University of California in Santa Barbara, Department of Chemical Engineering; 1/'07 - present Visiting Professor Cornell University, School of Chemical Engineering 1/'00 - 12/'00 Visiting Associate Professor Naval Surface Warfare Center (Formerly David Taylor Research Center), Hydrodynamics Division, Code 1542, Bethesda, Maryland. 5/'92 - 8/'92 Faculty Research Fellow Editorial board member, Proceedings of The Royal Society (London) A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences (Proc. R. Soc. A)


Ph.D. University of Michigan

Research Focus
  • Fluid Dynamics at Interfaces
  • Surface Tension Phenomena
  • Proteins at Liquid Surfaces
Select Works
  • Electroosmotic Micro-Pump Array for Local Control of Droplets (2006)
  • Protein Crystallization on Liquid Surface: Forced versus Natural Crystallization (2005)
  • Protein Crystallization Induced and Enhanced via Hydrodynamics: Force Crystallization (2006)
  • Monolayer Phase Coarsening using Oscillatory Flow (2005)
  • Mighty Morphing Monolayers: How Oscillatory Flow can Influence Phase Morphology (2006)
  • The Dueling Bubble Experiment (2007)
  • Capillary Oscillations of a Liquid Sphere Pinned on a Circle-of-Contact (2006)
  • Effects of Length Scale on Determining Surface Dilatational Viscosity (2007)