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Ali Borhan

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Chemical Engineering

8A Thomas 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

Parts of Book

  • N. R. Gupta and Ali Borhan, 2003, Capsule motion and deformation in tube and channel flow, CRC Press LLC, pp. 263-326

Journal Articles

  • 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)
  • S. P. Motevalian, A. Borhan, H. Zhou and A. L. Zydney, 2016, "Twisted Hollow Fiber Membranes for Enhanced Mass Transfer", J. Membrane Sci., 514
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.", Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 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.", Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 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.", Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 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 : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 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.", Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 25, (33), pp. 4555-60
  • A Nourhani, Paul E Lammert, Ali Borhan and Vincent H Crespi, 2013, "Chiral diffusion of rotary nanomotors.", Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 87, (5), pp. 050301
  • O, 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", pp. 953-956
  • H Jamshidian, Ali Borhan, S Kooraki and Ali Borhan, 2012, "Evaluation of the efficacy of once-daily use of tadalafil vs. on-demand use. Is there a cumulative effect?", JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 62, (11), pp. 1195-8
  • A Shahraz, Ali Borhan and Kristen A Fichthorn, 2012, "A theory for the morphological dependence of wetting on a physically patterned solid surface.", Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 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.", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 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
  • E. Almatroushi, S. Werber and Ali Borhan, 2011, "Breakup of surfactant-laden drops in pressure-driven flow through square channels", Int. J. Trans. Phen., 12, (3/4), pp. 211-216
  • A. D. Fick, H. Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 2011, "Numerical simulation of buoyancy-driven motion of drops in a tube using a hybrid VOF-level set method", Int. J. Trans. Phen., 12, (3/4), pp. 177-187
  • B. Keshavarzi, J. S. Ultman and Ali Borhan, 2011, "Numerical simulation of ozone uptake in the respiratory tract during steady inspiratory flow", Int. J. Trans. Phen., 12, (1/2), pp. 13-24
  • N F Baril, B Keshavarzi, J R Sparks, M Krishnamurthi, I Temnykh, P J Sazio, A C Peacock, Ali Borhan, Venkatraman Gopalan and John V Badding, 2010, "High-pressure chemical deposition for void-free filling of extreme aspect ratio templates.", Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 22, (41), pp. 4605-11
  • H Wu, Ali Borhan and Kristen A Fichthorn, 2010, "Interaction of fluids with physically patterned solid surfaces.", The Journal of chemical physics, 133, (5), pp. 054704
  • H. Wu, Ali Borhan and K. A. Fichthorn, 2010, "Coarse-grained interaction of a fluid with a physically-patterned solid surface: Application to nanodroplet wetting", J. Low Temp. Phys., 157, (3), pp. 277-295
  • N. F. Baril, B. Keshavarzi, J. Sparks, M. Krishnamurthy, I. Temnykh, P. J. A. Sazio, A. C. Peacock, Ali Borhan, V. Gopalan and J. V. Badding, 2010, "High pressure Chemical Deposition for Void-Free Filling of Extreme Aspect Ratio Templates", Adv. Materials, 22, (41), pp. 4605-4611
  • A Padaki, J S Ultman and Ali Borhan, 2009, "Ozone Uptake During Inspiratory Flow in a Model of the Larynx, Trachea and Primary Bronchial Bifurcation.", Chemical engineering science, 64, (22), pp. 4640-4648
  • E Al-Matroushi and Ali Borhan, 2009, "Coalescence of drops and bubbles rising through a non-Newtonian fluid in a tube.", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1161, pp. 225-33
  • R. You, H. Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 2009, "Confined drop motion in viscoelastic two-phase systems", Phys. Fluids, 21
  • R. You, H. Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 2009, "Stability analysis of cusped bubbles in viscoelastic flows", J. Fluid Mech., 621, pp. 131-154
  • S Madasu, J S Ultman and Ali Borhan, 2008, "Comparison of axisymmetric and three-dimensional models for gas uptake in a single bifurcation during steady expiration.", Journal of biomechanical engineering, 130, (1), pp. 011013
  • R. You, Ali Borhan and H. Haj-Hariri, 2008, "A finite volume formulation for simulating drop motion in a viscoelastic two-phase system", J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 153, (2/3), pp. 109-129
  • N R Gupta, H Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 2007, "Thermocapillary convection in double-layer fluid structures within a two-dimensional open cavity.", Journal of colloid and interface science, 315, (1), pp. 237-47
  • S Madasu, Ali Borhan and J Ultman, 2007, "Gas uptake in a three-generation model geometry with a flat inlet velocity during steady inspiration: comparison of axisymmetric and three-dimensional models.", Inhalation toxicology, 19, (6-7), pp. 495-503
  • S Madasu, Ali Borhan and J Ultman, 2007, "Gas uptake in a three-generation model geometry during steady expiration: comparison of axisymmetric and three-dimensional models.", Inhalation toxicology, 19, (3), pp. 199-210; discussion 211-2
  • A B Taylor, Ali Borhan and J S Ultman, 2007, "Three-dimensional simulations of reactive gas uptake in single airway bifurcations.", Annals of biomedical engineering, 35, (2), pp. 235-49
  • K Y Chan and Ali Borhan, 2006, "Spontaneous spreading of surfactant-bearing drops in the sorption-controlled limit.", Journal of colloid and interface science, 302, (1), pp. 374-7
  • E Almatroushi and Ali Borhan, 2006, "Coalescence of bubbles translating through a tube.", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1077, pp. 508-26
  • N R Gupta, H Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 2006, "Double-layer thermocapillary convection in a differentially heated cavity.", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1077, pp. 395-414
  • A D Fick and Ali Borhan, 2006, "Numerical simulation of the spontaneous penetration of liquids into cylindrical capillaries.", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1077, pp. 426-42
  • S Madasu, Ali Borhan and J S Ultman, 2006, "An axisymmetric single-path model for gas transport in the conducting airways.", Journal of biomechanical engineering, 128, (1), pp. 69-75
  • N R Gupta, H Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 2006, "Thermocapillary flow in double-layer fluid structures: an effective single-layer model.", Journal of colloid and interface science, 293, (1), pp. 158-71
  • A. Nadim and Ali Borhan, 2006, "Confined motion of a long bubble through a power-law fluid", Applied Mathematics Research eXpress, 2006, pp. 1-11
  • E. Almatroushi and Ali Borhan, 2006, "Interaction and coalescence of drops and bubbles rising through a tube", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 45, (1), pp. 398-406
  • K Y Chan and Ali Borhan, 2005, "Surfactant-assisted spreading of a liquid drop on a smooth solid surface.", Journal of colloid and interface science, 287, (1), pp. 233-48
  • E Almatroushi and Ali Borhan, 2004, "Surfactant effect on the buoyancy-driven motion of bubbles and drops in a tube.", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1027, pp. 330-41
  • Ali Borhan, J E Reeder, M J O'Connell, K O Wright, L L Wheeless, P A di Sant'Agnese, M L McNally and E M Messing, 2003, "Grade progression and regression in recurrent urothelial cancer.", The Journal of urology, 169, (6), pp. 2106-9
  • Ronald Johnson and Ali Borhan, 2003, "Pressure-driven motion of surfactant-laden drops through cylindrical capillaries: effect of surfactant solubility.", Journal of colloid and interface science, 261, (2), pp. 529-41
  • N R Gupta, A Nadim, H Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 2002, "A numerical study of the effect of insoluble surfactants on the stability of a viscous drop translating in a Hele-Shaw cell.", Journal of colloid and interface science, 252, (1), pp. 236-48
  • N R Gupta, A Nadim, H Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 2000, "Stability of the Shape of a Viscous Drop under Buoyancy-Driven Translation in a Hele-Shaw Cell.", Journal of colloid and interface science, 222, (1), pp. 107-116
  • R. A. Johnson and Ali Borhan, 2000, "The effect of surfactants on the stability of the shape of translating drops at low Reynolds number", Phys. Fluids, 12, (4), pp. 773-784
  • N. R. Gupta, A. Nadim, H. Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 2000, "The stability of the shape of viscous drops translating through a Hele-Shaw cell", J. Colloid Interface Sci., 222, pp. 107-116
  • Ronald Johnson and Ali Borhan, 1999, "Effect of Insoluble Surfactants on the Pressure-Driven Motion of a Drop in a Tube in the Limit of High Surface Coverage.", Journal of colloid and interface science, 218, (1), pp. 184-200
  • N R Gupta, A Nadim, H Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 1999, "On the Linear Stability of a Circular Drop Translating in a Hele-Shaw Cell.", Journal of colloid and interface science, 218, (1), pp. 338-340
  • Ali Borhan, B A Kogan and J Mandell, 1999, "Upper ureteral reconstructive surgery.", The Urologic clinics of North America, 26, (1), pp. 175-81, x
  • Ali Borhan and J. Pallinti, 1999, "Breakup of drops and bubbles translating through cylindrical capillaries", Phys. Fluids, 11, (10), pp. 2846-2855
  • Ali Borhan and J. Pallinti, 1998, "Pressure-driven motion of drops and bubbles through cylindrical capillaries: effect of buoyancy", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 37, (9), pp. 3748-3759
  • Q. Shi, H. Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 1997, "Thermocapillary motion of deformable drops at finite Reynolds and Marangoni numbers", Phys. Fluids, 9, (4), pp. 845-855
  • S H el-Maasarany, E Sharaf, F Moustafa, Ali Borhan, A Abdel-Fattah and A Hamza, 1989, "Anatomical basis of latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap: clinical applications.", Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA, 11, (3), pp. 197-203
  • M F Moustafa, Ali Borhan, Abdel-Fattah and Abdel-Fattah, 1978, "Burn contractures of the neck.", Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 62, (1), pp. 66-73
  • E. Almatroushi and Ali Borhan, , "Interaction and coalescence of drops and bubbles in pressure-driven flow through a tube", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.
  • 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

  • E. Almatroushi and Ali Borhan, 2011, "Interaction and coalescence of viscous drops translating through a capillary tube", Proceedings of Interdisciplinary Transport Phenomena VII: Fluid, Thermal, Biological, Materials and Space Sciences
  • B. Keshavarzi, J. S. Ultman and Ali Borhan, 2009, "Numerical prediction of the focal sites of ozone-induced tissue injury in the respiratory tract", WIT Press, pp. 123-132
  • S. Madasu and Ali Borhan, 2008, "Spreading of a surfactant-bearing drop on a rigid solid: a two-dimensional finite element model", Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada
  • S. Madasu and Ali Borhan, 2007, "Spreading of a clean drop on a rigid solid: a two-dimensional finite element model", Proc. 15th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada
  • S. Madasu, Ali Borhan and J. S. Ultman, 2006, "Gas absorption is single airway bifurcations during expiration", Proc. 14th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada
  • J. V. Badding, P. J. A. Sazio, A. Amezcua Correa, T. J. Scheidemantel, C. E. Finlayson, N. F. Baril, D.-J. Won, H. Fang, B. Jackson, Ali Borhan and V. Gopalan, 2005, "Fabrication of extreme aspect ratio wires within photonic crystal fibers", Proc. SPIE 6005, 60050I

Other

  • M Zaharia, Ali Borhan, D Gherca, A Pui, R Gradinaru, G Zbancioc and G Drochioiu, 2014, "Study on the mechanism of ferrite-induced dinitrophenol photodegradation.", European journal of mass spectrometry (Chichester, England), 20, (2), pp. 193-7
  • H. Haj-Hariri and Ali Borhan, 1998, "Thermally-driven interfacial flow in multi-layered fluid structures", pp. 284-289
  • M. Hemmat and Ali Borhan, 1997, "Deformation of viscous drops in flow through sinusoidally constricted capillaries", pp. 275-284

Research Projects

  • September 2014 - August 2019, "MRSEC: Center for Nanoscale Science - IRG2: Powered motion at the nanoscale," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2014 - August 2019, "MRSEC: Center for Nanoscale Science - IRG3: High-pressure enabled electronic metalattices," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  •  2016 -  2018, "Patient-Specific Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Disease: Expanding the Engineering Toolbox," (Sponsor: Grace Woodward Grant).
  • June 2013 - May 2015, "Diffusion and sorption of liquid contaminants in solid substrates," (Sponsor: Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)).
  • September 2008 - August 2014, "MRSEC: Center for Nanoscale Science," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).

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

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Graduate Studies and Research Committee, 2015 - 2017
  • Member, Graduate Council, 2015 - 2017
  • , Faculty Search Committee, 2016 - 2016
  • , Schreyer Scholar Faculty Selection Committee, 2015 - 2015
  • Committee Member, Fellowship and Awards Committee, 2015
  • Advisor, August 2015 - December 2015
  • Committee Member, Lawrence J. Perez Award Selection Committee, 2015 - 2015
  • Committee Member, Promotion & Tenure Committee, September 2016
  • , Committee on Graduate Research, 2015
  • , Graduate Admissions Committee, 1989
  • Committee Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2015
  • Faculty Advisor, Iranian Student Association, 1996

Service to External Organizations:

  • , 2016 - 2016
  • , 2016 - 2016
  • , 2015 - 2015
  • , 2015 - 2015
 


 

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