Curriculum vitae


Name & Affiliation

Professor Emeritus Daniel N. Riahi

Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005-present)

Urbana, Illinois 61801

Also at School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (2021-present)

Brownsville, Texas 78520

Degrees Held

Ph.D., Florida State University, Mathematics (Fluid Mechanics), 1974

M.Sc., Florida State University, Mathematics, 1970

B.Sc., Tehran University, Mathematics, 1966

Positions Held

2021-present, Professor Emeritus, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

2015-2019, Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences

2006-August 2015, Professor, University of Texas-Pan American, Mathematics

2005-present, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Science & Engineering

1995-2005, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics

1985-1995, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics

1982-1985, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics

1980-1982, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

1978-1980, Senior Research Faculty, University of California, Los Angeles, Earth & Space Sciences, Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics

1977-1978, Teaching Faculty, Withrop University, Mathematics

1974-1977, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Florida State University, Oceanography & Institute of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

 Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Associate Fellow); American Physical Society; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; Society of Engineering Science (Fellow); American Associations for the Advancement of Science; American Academy of Mechanics; Wessex Institute of Technology of Great Britain (Fellow); Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics; The World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society 

Selected Funding Received

UTPA-FRC: Two-phase blood flow in catheterized artery, 2011-2012

UTPA-URI: Flow of chyme & diagnosis of infected disease, 2010-…

UIUC-RB: Rotating flow during crystallization, 2002-2003

NCSA: Flow computation over wavy wall, 1997-1998

UIUC-RB: Solidification in high gravity, 1994-1996

NASA-LRC: Asymptotic models for swept wing flow, 1993-…

NASA-LRC: RNG for stratified turbulence, 1993-…

NCSA: Computational compressible B. L., 1992-1993

NCSA: Free shear flow transition, 1990-1991

McGraw-Hill Co.: Laboratory Notes in Fluid Mech., 1990-1994

CTR: Low order modeling in mixing layers, 1990-…

NASA-LRC: Wave packets in rotating disk flows, 1989-1990

NSF: Melt motion in float zone process, 1986-1989

UIUC-RB: Flow during liquid freezing, 1986-1987

UIUC-RB: Shear flow instabilities, 1984-1985

NSF: Flow in MHD electrical power generation, 1983-…

Major Honors and Awards

2023 Keynote Lecture at The Smart Materials Conference, Barcelona, Spain. July 22-24, 2023

2022 Keynote Lecture at The World Congress on Smart Materials, Spain, 2022

Designated as Honorary Rank of Professor Emeritus, UTRGV (2021-present)

2021 AIAA Appreciation Letter to Advance Aerospace

2021 Keynote Lecture at the 6th World Congress on Smart Materials, Barcelona, Spain, March 10-12, 2021

2020 FSU Emeritus Alumni Society (2020-present)

2020 Plenary Lecture at the 11th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Heat and Mass Transfer, Lisbon, Portugal, April 11-13, 2020

2020 Who’s Who in Engineering Higher Education

2019 Marquis Who’s Who 73rd Edition

2019 Recognized & Included in 2018 UTRGV Faculty Who Had Major Faculty Achievements, May 2019.

2018 Keynote Speaker at the 6th International Conference & Exhibition on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, November 7-8, 2018

SES Fellow Recognition Certificate as Distinguished in Engineering Science, October 2018 

2017 Fellow, Society of Engineering Science (SES) (2017-present)

2017 Delivered Plenary Lecture at the 5th International Conference on Medical Physiology, Heraklion, Greece, July 14-17, 2017

2015 Keynote Speaker at the 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Science, October 26-28, 2015, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA

2015, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Letter of Appreciation for Significant Impact

2015, Mentorship to Students Recognition Certificate, Interim Dean of College of Science & Math, University of Texas-Pan American, March 2015

2013, Delivered Plenary Lecture, The 14th International Conference on Mathematics & Computers in Biology and Chemistry, Baltimore, MD, USA, September 17-19, 2013

2013, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Letter of Appreciation for Achievements

2013, AIAA Certificate for Sustained Contributions to the Advancement of the Arts, Science and Technology of Aeronautics and Astronautics

2012, Delivered Plenary Lecture, The 10th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Istanbul, Turkey, August 21-23, 2012

2011, Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (2011-present)

2011, Served as Honorary General Chair, The World Congress on Engineering and Technology (composed of fifteen International Conferences), Shanghai, China, October 28-30, 2011

2011, Delivered Plenary Lecture, The 9th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Florence, italy, August 21-23, 2011

2011, Letter of Appreciation, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2009, Delivered Plenary Lectures, The International Conference on Computational and Information Sciences & The 15th American Conference on Applied Mathematics, Houston, Texas, April 30-May 2, 2009

2008, Delivered Plenary Lecture, The Sixth International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Rhodes Island, Greece, Auggust 20-22, 2008

2008, Delivered Plenary Lecture, The Fifth International Conference on Fluid Mechanics, acapulco, Mexico, January 25-27, 2008

2006, Service Recognition Certificate, UIUC, University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2005, Designated as Honorary Rank of Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-Present.

2005, Recognition Award, UIUC, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2005, Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas-Pan American, November 2005

2005, Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker, College of Science, Mathematics and Technology, University of Texas at Brownsville, March 2005 

2005, Honorific Title Award, UIUC, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2004, Fellow, Wessex Institute of Technology of Great Britain, England

2004, Included in the UIUC-List of Teachers Rank as Excellent by their students

2000-2021, Editor or Editorial Board Member of over 26 Technical Research Journals and Book Series

1997, Author of Chapters in the book Won the Best Basic Science Book Award, International Academy of Aeronautics

1994, Research Award, UIUC-College of Engineering, University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1987, Outstanding Recognition Certificate, UIUC Continuing Education, University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1986, Visiting Scholar, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

1975-2021, Author or Co-Author of over 400 Research publications mostly published in rigorously refereed journals