Khosro A. Shirvani

Khosro A. Shirvani

Khosro A. Shirvani, Ph.D.


Rowan Hall 226

Phone: 202-746-9766; Email:



  • Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Howard University, Washington D.C, 2015
  • M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, IUST, Iran, 2008
  • B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, MU, Iran, 2005


  • Instructor, Mechanical Engineering, Rowan University, 2017-Present
  • Researcher, Biomedical Engineering, Rowan University, 2017
  • Senior Research Scientist, Howard University, Summer 2018
  • Research Associate & Instructor, Mechanical Engineering, Howard University, 2016-2017
  • Research Associate, STC the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials (CIQM), 2015-2017
  • Research Assistant, Surface Engineering & Nanofluids Laboratory (SENL), Washington DC, 2011-2015
  • Consultant, MAPNA Turbine Engineering & Manufacturing Company (TUGA), Iran, 2009-2011

Research Areas:

  • Surface Engineering, Nano-Manufacturing, Nano-Fabrication and Nano-Characterization, Tribology, Quantum Materials, Additive Manufacturing.

Principal Research Sponsors:

  • NSF, Boeing, Keck Foundation.

Professional Activities / Membership:

  • ECLIPSE, the Board of Governors, ASME 2018-19.

Select Publications:

  • T. E. Huber, S.D. Johnson, J. H. Belk, J. H. Hunt, and K. Shirvani, Charge transfer and photocurrent in interfacial junctions between bismuth and graphene. Physical Review Applied (2018).
  • K.A. Shirvani and M. Mosleh, Nanopolishing by Colloidal Nanodiamond in Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication (EHL). Journal of Nanoparticle Research 18.8 (2016) 248.
  • M. Mosleh and K.A. Shirvani, Performance of cutting nanofluids in tribological testing and conventional drilling. Journal of Manufacturing Processes 25 (2017) 70-76.
  • M. Mohsen and K.A. Shirvani, In-situ nanopolishing by nanolubricants for enhanced elastohydrodynamic lubrication. Wear 301.1 (2013) 137-143.
  • M. Mosleh and K.A. Shirvani, Design, Build, and Test Projects in an Engineering Materials Laboratory. ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Fall Conference (2017).
  • D. Brennan, V. Beachley and K.A. Shirvani, Improving the Macromolecular Alignment and Electrical Output of Electrospun PVDF-HFP Nanofibers through Post-Drawing. 44th Northeast Bioengineering Conference (2018).
  • D. Brennan, V. Beachley and K.A. Shirvani, Mechanical Characterization of Drawn Electrospun Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Carbon Nanofiber Precursors. MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Boston (2017).
  • K.A. Shirvani et al., Role of Particle Size to Channel Thickness Ratio on Performance of Nanofluids in Micro-Channels ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix (2016).
  • T. E. Huber, K.A. Shirvani et al., Fabrication of Bismuth Telluride Wire Thermoelectric Devices. Third International Conference on Nanotechnologies and Biomedical Engineering, Springer Singapore (2016) 97-100.