Faculty & Research

Mohammad Malakooti

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Mohammad Malakooti

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2015
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2013
  • M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2010
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2008

Mohammad Malakooti joins mechanical engineering this fall as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the UW, he was a research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, where he explored stretchable electronics and flexible devices for wearable computing and human-computer interactions. He also held a two-year postdoctoral appointment in aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan, where he received the 2017 Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award for his demonstration of excellence in all areas of research, teaching, mentoring, service, and leadership.

At the UW, he plans to develop materials that match the extraordinary adaptability, rich multi-functionality and embodied intelligence of natural materials by bridging the gap between nanoscale engineering and system-level functionality. The interdisciplinary nature of his research has led to more than 60 publications consisting of 30 peer-reviewed articles published in high impact journals, including Nature Nanotechnology, Energy & Environmental Science, and Advanced Materials and was awarded the ASME’s 2016 Best Paper Award in Energy Harvesting.