Prof. Ardekani is currently an Associate professor at the Purdue University. Prior to joining Purdue, she was an O’Hara, C.S.C., Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame and a Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In summer 2015, she was a visiting professor at the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse. She graduated from University of California Irvine with her Ph.D. in 2009. She received the Society of Women Engineers and Amelia Earhart awards in 2007, Schlumberger Foundation faculty for the future grant in 2009, and NSF CAREER award in 2012. Prof. Ardekani was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2016. She has published 42 articles in premiere refereed archival journals including Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, Physical Review Letters, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Biomicrofluidics, and Langmuir. Professor Ardekani has presented 50 invited lectures in many conferences, universities, and industries worldwide. She has organized ten different symposia/minisymposia in her field and is a member of the board of editors of the European Journal of Computational Mechanics and Scientific Reports. Her expertise is in fluid mechanics, biological and environmental flows.