Amir Haji-Akbari

Assistant Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Office Address:
9 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208286
New Haven, CT 06520
Email: amir.hajiakbaribalou@yale.edu
Degrees:
  • B.Sc., University of Tehran
  • M.Sc., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests:

Prof. Haji-Akbari is broadly interested in the application of the modern theoretical and computational tools rooted in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to study the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transitions in soft matter system. His particular focus is on crystallization and aggregation in colloidal, aqueous and biological systems. Examples include the ice formation in the atmosphere, colloidal self-assembly and protein folding and aggregation.

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • MSRT Fellowship for Exceptional Talents, Tehran, Iran (2002)
  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan (2010)
  • Distinguished Young Scholars' Seminar Series, University of Washington (2014)

Selected Publications:

  • "Rating Antifreeze Proteins: Not A Breeze", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 113: 3714 (2016)
  • "Direct Calculation of Ice Homogeneous Nucleation Rate for a Molecular Model of Water", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 112, 10582 (2015)
  • "The Effect of Substrate on Thermodynamic and Kinetic Anisotropies in Atomic Thin Films", J. Chem. Phys., 141, 024506 (2014)
  • "Degenerate Quasicrystal of Hard Triangular Bipyramids", Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 215702 (2011)
  • "Disordered, Quasicrystalline and Crystalline Phases of Densely Packed Tetrahedral", Nature, 462, 773 (2009)