# Ahmad Zareei

Postdoc @Harvard SEAS, Ph.D. @UC Berkeley

Email: first_name at g dot harvard dot edu

I am currently postdoctoral fellow in Applied Mathematics in School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University working jointly with Professors Katia Bertoldi and Ariel Amir.

I got my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. I was advised by Professor M. Reza Alam in TAF Lab at UC Berkeley. My Ph.D. research was mainly focused on nonlinear wave dynamics and it was funded in part by National Science Foundation. I was PI for Berkeley Fluids Seminar from 2015-2018. I got my M.A. in Applied Mathematics at UC Berkeley under supervision of Prof. Jon Wilkening. In my master thesis, I found a transformation that maps hydrodynamics Euler’s equations to the Schr"odinger equation. This transformation helps understanding the recent quantum hydrodynamic analog experiments. Prior to my graduate studies, I got my B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and in Physics from Sharif University of Technology in 2013. During my undergrad, I worked with Prof. Mir A. Jalali on Simulation of perturbed stellar systems using CUDA programming. You can find my mathematical genealogy in here.

## highlights

Jan 28, 2021 | Our manuscript was selected as Editorial Suggestion in Physical Review Letters. |
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Jan 25, 2021 | Our manuscript on “Harnessing mechanical deformation to reduce spherical aberration in soft lenses” was accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. |

Dec 12, 2020 | The new webpage is launched. |

## selected publications

- PRLHarnessing mechanical deformation to reduce spherical aberration in soft lenses
*Physical Review Letters*2021 - PNASHarnessing transition waves to realize deployable structures
*Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences*2020 - JFMCloaking in shallow-water waves via nonlinear medium transformation
*Journal of Fluid Mechanics*2015 - PRE
- PRLExperimental demonstration of an ultrabroadband nonlinear cloak for flexural waves
*Physical review letters*2018