Haris Moazam Sheikh

A third year PhD student at the Mech-E CFD Lab. My current research focuses on Shape Morphing, RANS CFD, Bayesian Optimization and Machine Learning. I did my BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

I started Masters at UC Berkeley on Fulbright Scholarship and later switched to PhD. The research topics I am currently working on are:

  • Optimization of vertical axis wind turbines using Design-by-Morphing and Bayesian Optimization.
  • Discrete variable Bayesian Optimization for combinatorial meta-material structures.
  • Progressive time stepping for transient simulations using Machine Learning.

A die-hard Arsenal FC fan, if you see the above expression on my face during the week Arsenal probably lost a game that day. Can be cheered up by pizza.

Email: harissheikh@berkeley.edu 


  • Haris Moazam Sheikh, Philip S Marcus, ‘Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Design Using Design-by-Morphing and Bayesian Optimization’, 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2019

  • Haris Moazam Sheikh, Zeeshan Shabbir, Hassan Ahmed, Muhammad Hamza Waseem and Muhammad Zubair Sheikh, ‘Computational fluid dynamics analysis of a modified Savonius rotor and optimization using response surface methodology’, Wind Engineering, Volume: 41 issue: 5, page(s): 285-296, 2017