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E-mail: sshakerin@pacific.edu
Phone: 209.946.2377

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Mechanical Engineering
Khoury Hall 103
Stacey Nunes
Administrative Assistant
School of Engineering & Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Said Shakerin (On Medical Leave)

Registered Mechanical Engineer in California

Academic Background

Ph.D., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1986

M.S., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1981

B.S., Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 1979

Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering, Sharif (formerly Arya-Mehr) University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1974 - 1978.

Research Interests

  • Fluid Motion Inspired Art
  • Informal Science Education

Selected Exhibitions

"Fluid Motion," beauty and complexity of fluid flows via still images by artists and scientists.  Library, University of the Pacific, July-October 2013.

Four posters - "Water Flowers," and "Splatter Patterns," with Melissa Sweet; "Rotating Water Sheet," with Jonathan Sweet and Adrian Avila; and "Bubbles, Drops, and Streams: A Flow Visualization Device for Informal Science Education," Gallery of fluid Motion, San Diego, CA, 2012.

"Bubbles, Drops, and Streams:  A Flow Viaualization Chamber,: interactive display demonstrating interaction between two immiscible fluids, olive oil and air.  Library, University of the Pacific, March 2012-present.

Two posters - "Fluid Dynamics Art Exploration," with Robyn Narioshi and "Fluid Dynamics Novelty Toys," with Camilla Saviz, Gallery of Fluid Motion, Long Beach, CA, 2010.

Five composite images - "Fluids Toys Series" posted on efluids.com, images along with short descriptions of several novelty toys that exhibit fluid mechanics phenomena such as drop and bubble dynamics, Rayleigh-Taylor instability, and super-hydrophobic surface, images #524, 525, 526, 530, and 554, April 2009.

Four video clips - "Wet Wall Fountain," with Matt Samuel and Jermiah Henley; "Spelling Fountain," "Free Vortex Demonstrations," and "Self-Induced Vibration in Whirlpool," with Jonathan Sweet, Gallery of Fluid Motion, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007

Gallery of Fluid Motion is an annual exhibition sporsored by the American Physical Society-Division of Fluid Dynamics.

Selected Publications

"Helicopter Toy and Lift Estimation," The Physics Teacher, Vol. 51 (5), p. 310, 2013

"Photogenic Fluids," Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 135 (3), p. 84, 2013

"Lotus Effect Toy," The Physics Teacher, Vol. 49 (6), pp. 346-347, 2011 (cover article)

"Vortex Apparatus and Demonstrations," The Physics Teacher, Vol. 48 (5), pp. 316-318, 2010

"Rube and His Impact," Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 132 (2), p. 64, 2010

"The Art of Estimation," International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 22 (2), pp. 273-278, 2006

"Water on Fire," Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 128 (1), pp. 34-36, 2006

"Water Fountains with Special Effects," American Scientist, Vol. 93 (5), pp. 444-451, 2005

"Micro-controlled Water Fountain: A Multidisciplinary Project," International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 20 (4), pp. 654-659, 2004