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Milad Abolhasani

Associate Professor, University Faculty Scholar & Director of Graduate Programs

Engineering Building I (EB1) 2014


Milad Abolhasani is an Associate Professor and a University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2014. Prior to joining NC State University, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT (2014-2016).

At NC State University, Dr. Abolhasani leads a diverse research group that studies self-driving labs tailored toward accelerated development and manufacturing of advanced functional materials and molecules using fluidic micro-processors. Dr. Abolhasani has received numerous awards and fellowships, including NSF CAREER Award, AIChE 35 Under 35, Dreyfus Award for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences & Engineering, AIChE NSEF Young Investigator Award, ALCOA Research Achievement Award, I &EC Research 2021 Class of Influential Researchers, AIChE Futures Scholar, The John C. Chen Young Professional Leadership Scholarship (AIChE), ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award, and Emerging Investigator recognition from Lab on a Chip, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering and Journal of Flow Chemistry.

The Abolhasani lab is primarily focused on studies of self-driving fluidic labs to accelerate the development of advanced functional materials and molecules for next-generation energy and chemical technologies. We envision such fully autonomous labs can accelerate our efforts towards addressing the most pervasive challenge of the modern world: Meeting a rapidly growing global energy demand while preserving the environment. To meet these goals, we study the fundamentals of process intensification using microreaction engineering concepts and principles of “smart” manufacturing.

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Research interests: flow chemistry, microfluidics, microscope technologies for energy and environment, continuous nano-manufacturing, microscope transport phenomena


B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2008)
M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia (2010)
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto (2014)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, MIT (2016)