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
  • B.Sc., University of Tehran
  • M.Sc., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


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:

  • Yale Ackerman Award (2023)
  • AIChE COMSEF Young Investigator Award (2019)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2018)
  • Distinguished Young Scholars' Seminar Series, University of Washington (2014)
  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan (2010)
  • MSRT Fellowship for Exceptional Talents, Tehran, Iran (2002)

Selected Publications: