Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Dr. Reza Nazemi


Office: Engineering Building, A103X and Powerhouse Energy Campus, 225


Phone: (970) 491-5362


Dr. Reza Nazemi

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Nazemi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU). Prior to this appointment, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University (2021-2022). Before this, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) (2020-2021). He earned his Ph.D. from the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2020. Dr. Nazemi’s academic research experiences have been cross-disciplinary and span materials chemistry, photoelectrochemistry, and advanced spectroscopic techniques. 

Notable recognition Dr. Nazemi received includes the 2021 American Chemical Society Physical Chemistry Division Young Investigator Award and the 2018 Amazon Catalyst at ECS award. At Georgia Tech in 2020, he was the Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results Class of 2020 Fellow and received the Georgia Research Alliance Award and Georgia Tech-Oak Ridge National Lab Seed Grant Award. In 2022, he received the Electrochemical Society’s prestigious 2022 ECS Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship.   
His research at CSU focuses on challenges associated with renewable energy utilization, storage, and transport. His group aims to contribute to future electrification, decarbonization, and sustainability of various modern industries, including transportation, chemical, and wastewater treatment, with positive social and economic outcomes.


  • Ph.D. 2020, Georgia Institute of Technology– Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. 2015, Michigan Technological University– Mechanical Engineering 
  • B.S. 2013, Sharif University of Technology– Aerospace Engineering