Ali Beskok, Ph.D.

Ali Beskok, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research Innovation and Industry Partnerships
George R. Brown Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Office Location: Embrey 101B

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  • Ph.D. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1996, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • M.S.E. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1994, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • M.S.M.E., Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1991, Mechanical Engineering

  • B.S.M.E., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Türkiye, 1988, Mechanical Engineering


Ali Beskok received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Türkiye in 1988. He received an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis in 1991, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1994 and 1996, respectively. Beskok was a Visiting Scholar at Brown University, Center for Fluid Mechanics from 1994 to 1996, and a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory of Electronics from 1996-1998. He joined Texas A&M University Mechanical Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor in 1998 and became an Associate Professor in 2004. In 2007, he moved to Old Dominion University as the Batten Endowed Chair Professor of Computational Engineering. In 2013, he moved to Southern Methodist University as the chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department and served at this capacity until June 2019. 

Beskok’s research focuses on theory, numerical simulations, and experiments on biophysics, micro- and nano-scale transport phenomena, multiphase flow heat and mass transfer, electrokinetic transport, and dielectric spectroscopy-based detection and characterization techniques. He is the co-author of the first book on simulations of micro- and nano-flows entitled Microflows and Nanoflows: Fundamentals and Simulation, Springer, New York, 2005.

Honors and Awards

  • Ranked among the top 1% of scientists in Nanotechnology in the world (Ioannidis, J.P.A., et al., PLOS Biology, 17.8, 2019). 

  • ASME EES Segment Prominent Researcher Award, 2018. 

  • SMU Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowships, 2016. 

  • ASME ICNMM2015 Outstanding Leadership Award, 2015.

  • ASME ICNMM2012 Outstanding Researcher Award, 2012.

  • ASME Fellow, 2010. 


  • Micro- and nano-scale transport
  • Multiphase flow heat and mass transfer 
  • AC Electrokinetic transport 
  • Bio-Microfluidics and Lab on a Chip Technologies

Recent Publications

  • Bakhtiari, S. Manshadi, M.K.D. Mansoorifar, A. Beskok, A., “A Microfluidic Dielectric Spectroscopy System for Characterization of Biological Cells in Physiological Media,” Sensors, 22, 463., 2022.
  • Manshadi, M.K.D. Mansoorifar, A., Chiao, J.C., Beskok, A., “Impedance-Based Neutralizing Antibody Detection Biosensor with Application in SARS-CoV-2 Infection,” Analytical Chemistry, 95, 2, 836–84,, 2023.
  • Bakhtiari S, Manshadi M.K.D., Candas M., Beskok A., “Changes in Electrical Capacitance of Cell Membrane Reflect Drug Partitioning-Induced Alterations in Lipid Bilayer.” Micromachines. 2023; 14(2):316., 2023.
  • Manshadi M.K.D., Beskok, A., “Competing effects of buoyancy-driven and electrothermal flows for Joule heating-induced transport in microchannels.” Flow, Vol 3, E23, 2023., 2023.

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