Pirooz "Paul" Mohazzabi, Ph.D

  • Professor - Physics
  • Mathematics And Physics Department
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1975
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2529
  • EMAIL: mohazzab@uwp.edu
Pirooz Mohazzabi


  • Expertise
  • PhD Degree
  • Physics
  • Parkside
  • Research
Paul (Pirooz) Mohazzabi received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry in 1969 from overseas, and MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1972 and 1975, respectively. After receiving his PhD degree, Paul realized that his true passion was in theoretical physics and mathematics, and remained as a physicist ever since.
After working at other institutions for 10 years, Paul joined the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in January of 1986 as an Assistant Professor of Physics. In 1988, he received tenure and in 1994 he was promoted to the rank of Full Professor.
Paul’s area of expertise is theoretical and computational physics. Nevertheless, he has published over100 research articles in refereed international journals in a wide variety of disciplines including physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, materials science, engineering, and medicine. His articles range from bicycle stability to cancer theory. Paul’s current research interests are (a) theoretical and computational thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of small and nanosystems, particularly through Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations, (b) Theoretical and computational studies of thermal and mechanical properties of solids and liquids, (c) Pedagogical aspects of physics and mathematics.
At the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Paul has received three Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Awards, Two awards for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity, and a Faculty Distinguished Service Award.
Some of Paul’s former students have gone on to become educators themselves, as high-school teachers or professors at major universities.

Teaching Interests

Mathematics and physics at all levels, but especially introductory courses.

Research Interests

All areas of physics, especially thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, as well as physical chemistry.

Consulting Interests

All areas of physics and chemistry.

Selected Publications

2024: Breakdown of a Commonly Practiced Technique in Quantum Mechanics, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (1919-1929 pp.)

2023: A Model for Droplet Evaporation, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (1837-1845 pp.)

: Dynamics of an Airplane Wheel at Touchdown, Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering (JATE)

2022: Confusion over Cold Fusion: A Possible Explanation, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (3524-3529 pp.)

2022: Eectiveness of Various Prevention Measures in a Pandemic, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (1240-1246 pp.)

2022: Extraterrestrial Impacts and Geomagnetic Reversals, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (952-959 pp.)

2022: Models and Monte Carlo Simulations of the Mean Sinuosity of Major Meandering Rivers, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (2368-2380 pp.)

2022: Thermodynamics of Hurricanes Revisited, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (2508- 2515 pp.)

Teaching Awards

2022: I was nominated for the award but did not win., Stella Gray Teaching Excelence Award, UW-Parkside
CSCI 368 - Mathematical Modeling
ENVS 335 - Energy
MATH 221 - Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
MATH 221 - Calculus/Analytic Geometry I
MATH 222 - Calculus/Analytic Geometry II
MATH 368 - Mathematical Modeling
PHYS 105 - College Physics I
PHYS 201 - General Physics I
PHYS 202 - General Physics II
PHYS 205 - Modern Physics
PHYS 303 - Computational Physics
PHYS 441 - Quantum Physics
PHYS 499 - Independent Study:
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