I am an ICAM post-doctoral fellow and assistant research scientist at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. I also hold a visiting research collaborator position in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. I received my B.S. degree with Highest Honors in Aerospace Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2006. Subsequently, I joined the State University of New York at Buffalo where I earned my M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. I then moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology and obtained my Ph.D. also in Mechanical Engineering in 2012. I employ theory and computer simulations to find solutions to challenging problems at the intersection of engineering, physics, and biology. My research interests include mechanics of soft and active materials, fluid-structure interactions, small scale fluid mechanics, and biomimetic design.