Dr. Jeff Darabi joined ME Faculty as an Associate Professor in July 2012. Dr. Darabi received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Maryland in 2000. He has over 12 years of academic , industrial, and management experience conducting cutting-edge research in the areas of BioMEMS and microfluidic systems, energy and thermal systems, and multiphysics modeling. His research in these areas has resulted in four issued and pending US patents. He has published over 45 refereed articles and 2 book chapters, and received 10 awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Scholarship.