Dr. Ardekani is currently the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. She is also director of the Complex Fluids and Multiphase Flows Laboratory and currently advising five PhD students and two postdoctoral researchers and co-advising an exchange PhD student. Prior to joining Notre Dame, She was a Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under supervision of Gareth McKinley. She is graduated from University of California Irvine with an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering under supervision of Roger Rangel and Daniel Joseph. 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. The results of her research have been presented in seventy journal articles, conferences, book chapters, and invited talks.