Cal Poly Pomona

Engineering Technology Faculty

Fazal B. Kauser

Fazal B. Kauser, P.E.
Bldg 9-165

Professor Kauser's website

Professor Kauser has 37 years of combined teaching, research and engieeirng experience. He is an active memebr of AIAA (Ametican Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics). He has organized, chaired numerious technical conferences/ sessions and presented numerous papres in Air Breathing Porpulsion. Prof. Kauser has conduted research at NASA Dryden as Summer Faculty Fellow a number of times.Prof. Kauser has served as reviewer in Fluid Mechnaics and Rocket Propulsion.In addition to teaching in the ET Department, Prof Kauser has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Air Breathing Proplusion courses in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.


  • M.Eng. - Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University
  • MSc. - Aeronautical Engineering USAF Institute of Technology
  • DIS - Loughborough University, UK
  • BSc. - Honors Aeronautical Engineering Loughborogh University, UK
  • B.Sc. - Mathematics & Physics Emerson College, Panjab University
Reza Baghaei Lakeh

Reza Baghaei Lakeh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Expertise: Energy Systems, Thermal Energy Storage, Heat Transfer, Electrohydrodynamics, Computational Fluids Dynamic, Automotive Engineering

Reza Baghaei Lakeh, Ph.D.
Dr. Reza Baghaei-Lakeh is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Technology Department at California State Polytechnic University Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). He served as a postdoctoral scholar in Energy Innovation Laboratory at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for two and a half years before joining Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Lakeh received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University in 2012 with his doctoral dissertation focusing on electrically-induced jet flows for heat transfer enhancement. During his doctoral studies, he was the instructor of Thermal Science Laboratory for three years. He received a Master’s degree in Automotive Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology. Dr. Lakeh worked as a mechanical engineer in automotive industry for 5 years before starting his academic career. Dr. Lakeh is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and American Physical Society (APS). His research interests fall mainly in the field of Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Heat Transfer Enhancement, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Automotive Engineering. Dr. Lakeh has published his scholarly activities in more than 20 articles in technical journals and conference proceedings. In his free time, he enjoys biking, swimming, and reading.

Shima Hajimirza
Assistant Professor
Telephone: 909-869-3091


Dr. Shima Hajmirza obtained her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in August 2013. Since then, she has been a post-doctoral research scientist with the Institute for Computational Engineering and Science (ICES) at UT Austin, and an Adjunct Professor with the Tennessee State University. Prior to that, she obtained a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Southern Illinois University and a Masters degree in Bioengineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Her research interests and expertise are in the general areas of thermal fluid sciences, radiation heat transfer, renewable energy technologies, nano-fabrication and measurement techniques, statistical analysis of dynamic systems, numerical optimization and mathematical modeling, specifically with application to nano-materials, nano-technology and bioengineering. The main focus of Dr. Hajimirza's research in the past has been the application of computational and numerical optimization techniques in the design of efficient nano-scale thin film structures for robustly improving the performance of silicon based thin film photovoltaic cells. 

Ladan Amouzegar
Assistant Professor


Mario Alvarez

Anan Hamdan
Technician and instructor

Yeh, Dr. His-Jen