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Farshid Jafarpour

Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1110 West Green Street
Urbana IL 61801

Research Interests

Statistical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics with applications in population dynamics, pattern formation, homochirality and origin of life.


2010 - present
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. in Physics (Expected 2016)
Thesis Adviser: Nigel Goldenfeld
M.S. in Mathematics (May 2014)

2008 - 2010
North Carolina State University
B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Class Valedictorian)
B.S. in Physics


  1. F. Jafarpour, T. Biancalani, N. Goldenfeld. Noise-induced mechanism for biological homochiralinnty of early life self-replicators. Phys. Rev. Lett. 115.15 (2015)
  2. F. Jafarpour, L. Angheluta, N. Goldenfeld. Velocity statistics for interacting edge dislocations in one dimension from Dyson's coulomb gas model. Phys. Rev. E. 88.4 (2013)
  3. G. Karimi, F. Jafarpour, X. Li. Characterization of flooding and two-phase flow in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell stacks. J. Power Sources, Vol 187, Issue 1, 156-164 (2009)

Seminars/Invited Talks


Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Instructor, Spring 2014, University of Illinois
  • University Fellowship, Fall 2013, University of Illinois
  • University Fellowship, Spring 2012, University of Illinois
  • Excellence in Teaching, University of Illinois (6 semesters)

Computing Skills

  • Languages: C, C++, C#, Matlab, Mathematica, SML.
  • Other: LaTeX, HTML/CSS, Bash.