Bahman  Zohuri


Phone: 505 277-4011

Physical Address

Room 229A
Building # 46 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Associate Research Professor

Curriculum Vitae


PhD Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico

MS Mechnical Engineering, University of New Mexico

MS Physics, University of Illinois

BS Physics, University of Illinois


Dr. Bahman Zohuri is currently at the University of New Mexico as Associate Research Professor and Consultant at Sandia National Lab as well as Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc. a consulting company that he stared himself in 1991 when he left both semiconductor and defense industries after many years working as a chief scientist. After graduating from University of Illinois in field of Physics and Applied Mathematics, he joined Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he performed thermal hydraulic analysis and natural circulation for Inherent Shutdown Heat Removal System (ISHRS) in the core of a Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) as a secondary fully inherent shut system for secondary loop heat exchange. All these designs were, used for Nuclear Safety and Reliability Engineering for Self-Actuated Shutdown System. He designed the Mercury Heat Pipe and Electromagnetic Pumps for Large Pool Concepts of LMFBR for heat rejection purpose for this reactor around 1978 where he received a patent for it. He then was, transferred to defense division of Westinghouse later, where he was responsible for the dynamic analysis and method of launch and handling of MX missile out of the canister. He has, later on, joined Lockheed and Rockwell International working on a Satellite system for SDI as well as working and developing sensor system on board for remote sensing as well GIS. He, later on, was a consultant at Sandia National Laboratory after leaving United States Navy. Dr. Zohuri earned his first  Bachelor's in Applied Mathematics and his second one in Physics along with his Master’s degrees in Physics from the University of Illinois and his second Master degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as his Doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico. He has been, awarded three patents, and has published 32 textbooks and numerous other journal publications.