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Scholarly Interest Report
Pedram Hassanzadeh
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (2013) University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • M.A. Mathematics (2012) University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • MASc. Mechanical Engineering (2007) University of Waterloo, Canada
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (2005) University of Tehran, Iran
Primary Department
   Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department Affiliations
  • Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Research Areas
     Fluid dynamics, heat transfer, environmental sciences, atmospheric and climate sciences, and numerical and mathematical modeling
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles

    Anderson B. T., P. Hassanzadeh & R. Caballero "Persistent anomalies of the extratropical Northern Hemisphere wintertime circulation as an initiator of El Nino/Southern Oscillation events." Scientific Reports (2017) : 9.


    Jeevanjee N., P. Hassanzadeh, S. Hill & A. Sheshdari "A perspective on climate model hierarchies." J. Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (2017) : 7.


    Ma D., P. Hassanzadeh & Z. Kuang "Quantifying the eddy-jet feedback strength of the annular mode in an idealized GCM and reanalysis data." J. Atmospheric Sciences (2017) : 74.


    Mahdinia M., P. Hassanzadeh, P. S. Marcus & C.-H. Jiang "Stability of 3D Gaussian vortices in rotating stratified Boussinesq flows: Linear analysis." J. Fluid Mechanics: 824.


    Hassanzadeh P. & Z. Kuang "The linear response function of an idealized atmosphere. Part II: Implications for the practical use of the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem and the role of operatorís nonnormality." J. Atmospheric Sciences (2016) : 79.

     Invited Talks

    "Jet stream variabilities and extreme weather events: A linear response function perspective." SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth, Mini-symposium on Recent Theoretical and Computational Advances in Prediction of Rare and Extreme Events, Philadelphia, PA.


    "A linear response function to midlatitude jet variability,." AMS Annual Meeting 2018, (2018)


    "Reduced-Order Modeling of 3D Rayleigh-Benard Turbulent Convection." APS-DFD Meeting 2017, (2017)


    "Annular Mode Dynamics: Eddy Feedbacks and the Underlying Mechanisms." AGU Annual Meeting, (2017)


    "Data-driven reduced-order modeling of turbulent flows." OGHPC, Rice University, (2017)


    "Quantifying annular mode dynamics." AMS-AOFD Meeting 2017, (2017)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Ziff Environmental Fellowship, Harvard University Center for the Environment

     Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

     Outstanding Preliminary Examination Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

     Jonathan Laitone Memorial Scholarship, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

     NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

    Positions Held
     Reviewer. (2017 - 2017)

     Organizer, Harvard University. (2015 - 2016)

     Organizer, American Geophysical Union. (2017 - 2017)