Dr. Jamal Yagoobi received a BS in mechanical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran and received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in mechanical engineering in 1984. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked for Westvaco Corporation as a research engineer before joining Texas A&M University in 1987, where he established the “Drying Research Center (DRC)” and developed an exclusive “Electrohydrodynamics Laboratory”. In 2002, Dr. Yagoobi joined the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) as the Chair of the Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department.
Dr. Yagoobi’s research specialties are enhancement of heat and mass transfer in single-phase and two-phase flows in macro and micro scales with electrohydrodynamics (in the presence and absence of the gravity), heat and mass transfer in porous media (drying), and innovative impinging jets (with and without chemical reactions). He has received numerous teaching and research awards and has secured several patents.
Yagoobi is the author of more than 90 peer-reviewed journal papers and more than 150 peer-reviewed conference publications. He has delivered nearly 70 invited lectures and keynote presentations at conferences and academic, government, and industry meetings globally, and he is named on eight patents. He has received over $9 million in external awards for his research, from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and other government agencies, corporations, and industry groups.