Welcome! Fundamental and applied thermofluid research is performed in Thermofluid Research and Design Lab at California State University, Northridge, utilizing Computational, experimental and analytical techniques. Design and development of advanced heat management devices with applications in electronic cooling, biomedical devices, and renewable energy systems are also established in the lab. Research area include, but not limited to, investigation of thermal transport through porous media, multiphase flow and phase change, bioheat transfer, electronics cooling, renewable energy and energy recovery systems, highly efficient heat exchangers, gas turbine cooling techniques, fan design, rotor aerodynamics, wind and gas turbines, jet mixing and film cooling.


Principal Investigator

Shadi Mahjoob, PhD

Associate Professor


Mechanical Engineering Department

California State University, Northridge

Jacaranda Hall, Room 3343

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

Email: shadi.mahjoob@csun.edu

CSUN Profile: https://academics.csun.edu/faculty/shadi.mahjoob

Google Scholar Page: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4FKmhMIAAAAJ&hl=en\



PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of California Riverside, CA, US, 2008

MSc, Aerospace Engineering-Aerodynamics, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, 2000

BSc, Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, 1998


The laboratory director, Dr. Shadi Mahjoob, was invited by previous CSUN Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mary Beth Walker, for an interview about her research, teaching, and work at California State University Northridge (CSUN) in March 2022. Here is the link for the interview in case you would like to watch the video:


Provost Walker Interviews Dr. Shadi Mahjoob.mp4

Dr. Mahjoob has been a session chair for IEEE Itherm Conference for multiple years and is currently a part of the conference organizing committee as a Co-Track Chair:


A summary of the teaching and research activities of Dr. Mahjoob can be found in the following link:

Shadi Mahjoob-Research and Senior Design Projects.pdf