Prof. Sina Alavi, Adjunct Professor

PhD, Mechanical Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas: Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), Plasma Diagnostics, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Digital Microfluidics, Thermal Spray


Sina Alavi obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, under supervision of Prof. Mohammad Passandideh-Fard. His M.Sc. thesis along with his research on the electrowetting phenomenon, digital microfluidics, thermal spray processes, and micro-mixers, earned him the title of “Researcher of the Year” at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in 2011. He is also a co-founder of the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory (MNL) at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Dr. Alavi joined CACT in 2013 as a research assistant and Ph.D. student under supervision of Prof. Mostaghimi. During his Ph.D. studies, he developed and patented a new generation of plasma torch for atomic spectrometry as well as  an argon recycling system for ICP-MS. The new plasma torch has appeared twice on the cover of prestigous journals Analytical Chemistry and the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS). After obtaining his Ph.D. in 2018, he collaborated with CACT as a post-doctoral fellow for 4 years.

Dr. Alavi is also the co-founder and CEO of Kimia Analytics, a startup company incorporated in 2020 which is currently developing and commercializing the first-ever air-cooled, compact, transportable triple-quad ICP-MS technology. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. He has coauthored over 20 scientific articles and patented several innovative technologies in the fields of themofluids, plasma sciences, atomic spectroscopy, computational fluid dynamics & heat transfer, and digital microfluidics.