Our Research


Our lab is dedicated to revolutionizing engineering systems by developing innovative ways to control the movement and heat transfer of fluids. 


What we do.

We contribute scientifically rooted innovations that enable high-efficiency, low-emission, and robust thermal management and energy conversion technologies.


How we do it.

Using non-invasive diagnostics, multi-fidelity computational models, and topology optimization, our research group pursues a synergetic experimental and computational paradigm to:


Why we do it.

We aim to develop solutions to the global energy crisis and towards reducing carbon emissions, particularly in combustion, electrochemistry, and other complex flow systems.

Targeted applications include novel energy conversion and thermal management systems:

Spacecraft thermal management

Atmospheric re-entry, thermal control 

Electrochemical cells

Gas diffusion electrodes for CO2 reduction

Advanced combustion technologies

Low-emission, utilization of bio-derived fuels

Our lab is located at 182 Grumman Hall on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY 

Consisting of approximately 850 sq. ft. of laboratory space, the Sobhani Lab currently focuses on: ceramic additive manufacturing, experimentation and computation of combustion and other thermofluid flows,  non-intrusive diagnostic methods including X-ray radiography and tomography.

Sobhani Lab virtual lab tour:

SobhaniLabWalkthrough.mp4

Summer REU (3D printing for CO2 Reduction Reactors):