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Omid Askari

Adjunct Associate Professor - Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering

Omid Askari received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Energy and Combustion Research Laboratory. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University and founding director of the Plasma and Combustion Research Laboratory from 2016 to 2021. He has five years of industrial experience in the automotive and renewable energy sectors.

Askari's research focuses on the development of advanced technologies for the next generation of less-emission combustion devices and a secure and sustainable energy future, with emphasis on complex reacting flows at extreme conditions, non-equilibrium plasma, propulsion, jet flame, thermal and non-thermal ignition, high-pressure spray, chemical kinetic and advanced laser-based diagnostics. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and has received several awards from universities and organizations worldwide including the SEC Faculty Travel Award, NSBE “Teacher of the Year” Award, MSU Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award and NEU Alfred Ferretti Award for Excellence in Mechanical Engineering. He has been involved as principal investigator co-principal investigator and collaborator in different externally funded multidisciplinary research projects from the National Science Foundation, NASA, Department of Energy, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and Qatar National Research Fund.


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, 2016

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Karaj, 2005