Parisa Bazazi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Parisa Bazazi received B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tehran in 2015 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary respectively in 2017 and 2021. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Princeton University before joining the Petroleum Engineering department at Mines in January 2023.

Dr. Bazazi’s research interests are in interfacial sciences, materials, and fluid dynamics. She leads experimental and theoretical research related to transport phenomena in porous media, generation of novel interfacial materials, and soft matter. Her research goal is to develop an integrated platform to formulate engineered interfacial materials and tailor interfaces toward energy, environment, and health applications.



  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada, 2021
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada 2018
  • B.S. Petroleum Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2015


  • Remote Teaching, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2021
  • Eyes High International Doctoral Scholarship, University of Calgary, 2018-2021
  • Alberta Innovates, 2019-2021
  • Transformative Talent Internship Program Award, 2018
  • Teaching Assistance Excellence Award, 2017
  • Ursula and Herbert Zandmer Graduate Recruitment Scholarship, University of Calgary, 2016


  • Emulsions/Foams
  • Wetting dynamics
  • 3D Printing/Coating
  • Interfacial Flow
  • Interfacial Rheology
  • Hydrogen Storage and Transport


  • Heat Transfer, University of Calgary, 2021
  • Petroleum Production Engineering, University of Calgary, 2021


  • Bazazi, Parisa, Howard A. Stone, and S. Hossein Hejazi. “Spongy all-in-liquid materials by in-situ formation of emulsions at oil-water interfaces.” Nature communications 13, no. 1 (2022): 1-10. (Featured Article in Materials Science and Chemistry, Nature Publishing Group)
  • Bazazi, Parisa, and Seyed Hossein Hejazi. “Wetting Dynamics of Nanoparticle Dispersions: From Fully Spreading to Non-sticking and the Deposition of Nanoparticle-Laden Surface Droplets.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 14, no. 17 (2022): 20280-20290.
  • Bazazi, Parisa, and S. Hossein Hejazi. “Spontaneous Formation of Double Emulsions at Particle-Laden Interfaces.” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 587 (2021): 510-521.
  • Bazazi, Parisa, and S. Hossein Hejazi. “Retarding spreading f surfactant drops on solid surfaces: Interplay between the Marangoni effect and capillary flows.” Physical Review Fluids5, no. 8 (2020): 084006.
  • Bazazi, Parisa, Amir Sanati-Nezhad, and Seyed Hossein Hejazi. “Wetting phase disintegration and detachment: Three-dimensional confocal imaging of two-phase distributions.” Physical Review Applied 11, no. 1 (2019): 014042
  • Bazazi, P., A. Sanati-Nezhad, and S. H. Hejazi. “Wetting dynamics in two-liquid systems: Effect of the surrounding phase viscosity.” Physical Review E 97, no. 6 (2018): 063104


Two Ph.D. positions are available on experimental studies related to Interfacial Flows and Soft Matter. Candidates with a background in engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum) or related disciplines with a strong interest in laboratory work, experimental fluid dynamics, and hands-on assembly of pieces to build a setup are encouraged to apply. A good understanding of chemistry is required. Previous experience in Microscopy and Image Analysis is highly desirable. In addition, relevant background in experimental and theoretical oil recovery research is an asset. Interested undergraduate students are also welcome to apply to conduct research in the areas mentioned above. 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a CV, transcripts, descriptions of relevant experience and research interests, and contact information of references to: