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Ali Borhan

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Chemical Engineering

308 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

axb20@psu.edu

814-865-7847

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Interfaces and Surfaces; Separations and Transport

Interest Areas:

Fluid dynamics and hydrodynamic stability of multi-phase systems, interfacial transport phenomena, complex fluids.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982
  • BS, Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982
  • MSCEP, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 1984
  • Ph D, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 1988

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Minyoung Kim, Negin Nejatishahidein, Andrew L. Zydney, Ehsan Espah Borujeni, David Roush and Ali Borhan, 2020, "Flow and residence time distribution in small-scale dual-layer depth filter capsules", J. Membrane Sci., 617, pp. 7
  • M. Bell and A. Borhan, 2020, "A Volume-Corrected Wenzel Model", ACS Omega, pp. 10
  • S. Borhan, P. Motevalian, J. Ultman, R. Bascom and A. Borhan, 2020, "A patient-specific model of reactive air pollutant uptake in proximal airways of the lung: effect of tracheal deviation", Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Maria Sanchez-Farran, Ali Borhan, Ayusman Sen and Vincent Crespi, 2019, "Coupling Between Colloidal Assemblies Can Drive a Bistable-to-Oscillatory Transition", ChemSystemsChem, pp. 7
  • M. N. Richards, M. Bell, R. Srinivasan, A. Borhan and R. Nagarajan, 2019, "An approximate analytical approach to estimate the diffusivity of toxic chemicals in polymer barrier materials from the time evolution of sessile drop profiles", 76, pp. 25
  • S. P. Motevalian, S. Aro, H. Cheng, T. Day, A. van Duin, J. Badding and A. Borhan, 2018, "Kinetics of silane decomposition in high-pressure confined chemical vapor deposition of hydrogenated amorphous silicon", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 56, (51), pp. 14995-15000
  • S. Yazdi and A. Borhan, 2017, "Effect of a planar interface on time-averaged locomotion of a spherical squirmer in a viscoelastic fluid", Phys. Fluids, 29, (9), pp. 93104-93115
  • Alecia Altemose, Maria Sanchez-Farran, Wentao Duan, Steve Shulz, Ali Borhan, Vincent Crespi and Ayusman Sen, 2017, "Chemically controlled spatiotemporal oscillations of colloidal assemblies", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, pp. 7817-7821
  • M. Khorrami, M. Antensteiner, F. Fallahianbijan, A. Borhan and M. Abidian, 2017, "Conducting polymer microcontainers for biomedical applications", Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 1869-1872
  • M. Antensteiner, M. Khorrami, F. Fallahianbijan, A. Borhan and M. Abidian, 2017, "Conducting polymer microcups for organic bioelectronics and drug delivery applications (Cover Article)", Advanced Materials, 29, (1702576), pp. 1-11
  • M. Bell, K. A. Fitchorn and A. Borhan, 2016, "Effect of Gravity on the Configuration of Droplets on Two-Dimensional Physically Patterned Surfaces", Langmuir, 32, (16), pp. 3858-3866
  • S. P. Motevalian, A. Borhan, H. Zhou and A. L. Zydney, 2016, "Twisted Hollow Fiber Membranes for Enhanced Mass Transfer", J. Membrane Sci., 514, pp. 886-594
  • A. Nourhani, P. E. Lammert, V. Crespi and A. Borhan, 2015, "A general flux-based analysis for spherical electrocatalytic nanomotors", Phys. Fluids, 27, (1), pp. 012001
  • A. Nourhani, V. Crespi, P. E. Lammert and A. Borhan, 2015, "Self-electrophoresis of spheroidal electrocatalytic swimmers", Phys. Fluids, 27, (9), pp. 092002
  • S. Yazdi, A. Ardekani and A. Borhan, 2015, "Swimming dynamics near a wall in a weakly elastic fluid", J. Nonlinear Sci., 25, (5), pp. 1153-1167
  • M. Bell, A. Shahraz, K. A. Fitchorn and A. Borhan, 2015, "Effects of hierarchical surface roughness on droplet contact angle", Langmuir, 31, (24), pp. 6752-6762
  • A Shahraz, Ali Borhan and Kristen A Fichthorn, 2014, "Kinetics of droplet wetting mode transitions on grooved surfaces: forward flux sampling.", Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 30, (51), pp. 15442-50
  • S Yazdi, A M Ardekani and Ali Borhan, 2014, "Locomotion of microorganisms near a no-slip boundary in a viscoelastic fluid.", Phys. Rev. E, 90, (4), pp. 043002
  • A Nourhani, Paul E Lammert, Ali Borhan and Vincent H Crespi, 2014, "Kinematic matrix theory and universalities in self-propellers and active swimmers.", Phys. Rev. E, 89, (6), pp. 062304
  • E. Almatroushi and Ali Borhan, 2014, "Coalescence of viscous drops translating through a capillary tube", Heat & Mass Trans., 50, pp. 341-350
  • A Nourhani, Y M Byun, Paul E Lammert, Ali Borhan and Vincent H Crespi, 2013, "Nanomotor mechanisms and motive force distributions from nanorotor trajectories.", Phys. Rev. E, 88, (6), pp. 062317
  • A Shahraz, Ali Borhan and Kristen A Fichthorn, 2013, "Wetting on physically patterned solid surfaces: the relevance of molecular dynamics simulations to macroscopic systems.", Langmuir, 29, (37), pp. 11632-9
  • P Fattahi, Ali Borhan and Mohammad Abidian, 2013, "Microencapsulation of chemotherapeutics into monodisperse and tunable biodegradable polymers via electrified liquid jets: control of size, shape, and drug release (Cover Article)", Advanced Materials, 25, (33), pp. 4555-60
  • A Nourhani, Paul E Lammert, Ali Borhan and Vincent H Crespi, 2013, "Chiral diffusion of rotary nanomotors.", Phys. Rev. E, 87, (5), pp. 050301
  • P. Fattahi, Ali Borhan and M. R. Abidian, 2013, "Characterization of the size, shape, and drug encapsulation efficiency of PLGA microcapsules produced via electrojetting for drug delivery to brain tumors", Proceedings of IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering (NER), pp. 953-956
  • A Shahraz, Ali Borhan and Kristen A Fichthorn, 2012, "A theory for the morphological dependence of wetting on a physically patterned solid surface.", Langmuir, 28, (40), pp. 14227-37
  • N F Baril, R He, T D Day, J R Sparks, B Keshavarzi, M Krishnamurthi, Ali Borhan, Venkatraman Gopalan, A C Peacock, N Healy, P J Sazio and John V Badding, 2012, "Confined high-pressure chemical deposition of hydrogenated amorphous silicon.", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, (1), pp. 19-22
  • H. F. Wu*, H. Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 2012, "Stability of the shape of a translating viscoelastic drop at low Reynolds number", Phys. Fluids, 24, pp. 15
  • N. F. Baril, R. He, T. D. Day, J. R. Sparks, B. Keshavarzi, M. Krishnamurthy, Ali Borhan, V. Gopalan, P. J. A. Sazio and J. V. Badding, 2012, "High pressure deposition of amorphous hydrogenated silicon in confined geometries", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, pp. 19-22
  • N. R. Gupta, H. Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, , "Effect of free surface heat transfer on thermocapillary flow in double-layer fluid structures", Heat & Mass Transfer, 50, pp. 333-339
  • H. F. Wu, K. A. Fitchorn and Ali Borhan, , "An atomistic-continuum hybrid scheme for numerical simulation of droplet spreading on solid surfaces", Heat & Mass Transfer, 50, pp. 351-361
  • S. Mahesri, H. Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, , "Effect of interface deformability on thermocapillary motion of a drop in a tube", Heat & Mass Trans., 50, pp. 363-372

Conference Proceedings

Other

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Lawrence J. Perez Student Advocate Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 2014
  • Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, Penn State university, 2012
  • Premier Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 2007
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 1995

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