Dr. Sara Moghtadernejad joined the CSULB Department of Chemical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2018. In Fall 2023, Moghatdernejad got her early-tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

Moghtadernejad holds a PhD and a MS in mechanical engineering from Concordia University (Canada) and University of Queensland (Australia), respectively. She earned her BS in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Subsequently and before joining CSULB, she researched as a postdoctoral fellow and a lecturer at McGill University’s Biomimetic Surface Engineering Lab and the NSF Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (CSOPS) of Rutgers University. Moghtadernejad has numerous publications in prestigious journals such as Physics of Fluids, Atomization and Sprays, and AAPS PharmSciTech. Her collaborations range from major governmental agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to industrial companies such as Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), 3M, and Bombardier Aviation.

Moghtadernejad’s Multiphase Flow Lab (MFL) pursues various interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research directions in Chemical Engineering. She studies processes and phenomena involving fluid and powders that depict phase changes and have multiple states. All of her research arises from practical applications, with the aim of solving challenging and contemporary industrial issues. MFL is a result-oriented laboratory and is equipped with state-of-the-art tools to closely reproduce real-life conditions and to design various interesting experiments. Those are followed by distinct numerical and statistical analyses to verify experimental observations and to provide solutions, enhancements, and corrections. Read more