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Ali Beskok

  • Ali Beskok
  • Adjunct Instructional Faculty
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • 1323 Engr and Comp Sci Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6818
  • abeskok@odu.edu
  • Education

    Princeton University, 1996
    Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Princeton University, 1994
    Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis, 1991
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Middle East Technical University, 1988
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • 2010: ODU Shining Star Award
  • 2005: Advisor of the Year Award, • Texas A&M University Recognized Student Organization
  • 2004: BP Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2004: Honorary Faculty Member, Sigma Delta Chapter of Pi Tau Sigma
  • 2003: Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • 2002: Nat'l Research Council, Faculty Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2000: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
  • 1999: David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Engineering and Science, Texas A&M University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    A learning community for engineers and biologists at the bio-micro/nano interface
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF, Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program (CCLI): Phase I
    Date: 2010 - 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Qian, S.; Beskok, A.; Gauthier, D.; Hao, J. Z.
    MRI: Acquisition of a four-probe MultiView4000 AFM/NSOM/SPM system
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation
    Date: 2009 - 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Qian, S.; Beskok, A.; Cooper, R. A.; Gauthier, D.; Hao, J. Z.
    0807983, A Unified Modeling Approach for Micro- and Nano-Scale Gas Flows
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF, Division of Mathematical Sciences
    Date: July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2011
    Investigators:Luo, L.; Beskok, A.
    A Microfluidic Approach for Separation and Concentration of Bacterial Spores from Milk and Juices
    Sponsoring Organization: National Center for Food Protection and Defense
    Date: May, 2008 - May, 2009
    Investigators:Beskok, A.
    Disease-Specific Trapping of Human Cancer Cells
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Office of Research
    Date: January, 2008 - June, 2008
    Investigators:Beskok, A.; Kolb, J.; Beebe, S.; Joshi, R.
    Proposal CBETS-0733134, Collaborative proposal to support US participation in ICMMES
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF, NIA
    Date: July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Luo, L.; Abraham, J.; Beskok, A.; Ladd, A.; Mavriplis, D.
    A Microfluidic Approach for Separation and Concentration of Bacterial Spores from Milk and Juices
    Sponsoring Organization: National Center for Food Protection and Defense
    Date: October, 2007 - May, 2008
    Investigators:Pillai, S.; Beskok, A.
    Concentrating Bacterial Spores from Milk and Juices using Dielectrophoresis based Microfluidic Capture Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: National Center for Food Protection and Defense
    Date: October, 2006 - September, 2007
    Investigators:Pillai , S.; Beskok, A.
    Institute for Intelligent Bio-Nano Materials and Structures for Aerospace Vehicles
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA URETI proposal
    Date: August, 2002 - August, 2007
    Investigators:Lagoudas, D.; Beskok, A.
    Microfluidic Systems for Reconfigurable RF Surfaces and Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: DARPA, Toyon Research Corp. (TAMU sub-contract)
    Date: October, 2006 - July, 2007
    Investigators:Beskok, A.; Lagoudas, D.; Bevan, M.; Ounaies, Z.
    Microfluidic System for Capture and Concentration of Microbial Contaminants in Drinking Water
    Sponsoring Organization: Texas ATP
    Date: January, 2004 - December, 2005
    Investigators:Pillai , S.; Beskok, A.
    A Nonconforming Spectral Element Method for Electroosmotically Induced Microfluidic Mixing
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Applied Mathematics
    Date: September, 2003 - September, 2005
    Investigators:Beskok, A.
    Modeling of protein composite bio-fluids for encapsulation process design
    Sponsoring Organization: TAMU Life Sciences Task Force
    Date: September, 2003 - September, 2004
    Investigators:Ficht, A.; Beskok, A.
    Demonstration of Nano-Pinning for Terascale Information Storage
    Sponsoring Organization: TAMU Telecommunications and Informatics Task Force (TITF)
    Date: September, 2001 - September, 2003
    Investigators:Andrews, M.; Beskok, A.
    Development of Microfluidic Nozzle Concepts for Biomedical Applications
    Sponsoring Organization: TAMU Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Program
    Date: April, 2000 - May, 2003
    Investigators:Kihm, K.; Beskok, A.; McIntyre, P.
    Designing New Experimental and Computational Methods in Microfluidics
    Sponsoring Organization: TAMU Center for Integrated Micro-Chemical Systems (CIMS)
    Date: May, 2001 - December, 2002
    Investigators:Cremer, P.; Beskok, A.
    Development of Forced Convection Micro Heat Spreaders
    Sponsoring Organization: State of Texas Advanced Research Program
    Date: January, 2000 - July, 2002
    Investigators:Beskok, A.; Lucht, R.
    TAMU Faculty Startup Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Texas A&M University Mechanical Engineering Department and Texas Engineering Experiment Station
    Date: August, 1998
    Investigators:Beskok, A.
  • Intellectual Property

    Process for Fabrication of a two Terminal Passive Zeta-Potential (ζ) Controlled” Electroosmotic Pump in Nano-Porous Membranes using Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) to coat the inside of the pores with suitable ALD metal oxides
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Baumgart, H.
    Beskok, A.
    Gu, D.
    Park, S.
    Abdel-Fattah, T.
    Process for Fabrication of a two Terminal Passive Zeta-Potential (ζ) Controlled” Electroosmotic Pump in Nano-Porous Membranes using Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) to coat the inside of the pores with suitable ALD metal oxides
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Baumgart, H.
    Beskok, A.
    Gu, D.
    Park, S.
    Abdel-Fattah, T.
    Method and System for Storing Information Using Nano-Pinned Dipole Magnetic Vortices in Superconducting Materials
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Andrews, M.
    Ross, J. J.
    Slattery, J.
    Yavuz, M.
    Beskok, A.
    Hartwig, K. J.