FAVORITES AND HOBBIES


FAVORITE QUOTES

“Design is a physics – not an opinion.”  Adrian Bejan

“The designs we see in nature are not the result of chance. They rise naturally, spontaneously, because they enhance access to flow” Adrian Bejan

“Flow systems have two basic features (properties). There is the current that is flowing (for example, fluid, heat, mass, or information) and the design through which it flows.”  Adrian Bejan

“The similarities among animals that are on the surface very different are no coincidence. In fact, animal locomotion is no different than other flows, animate and inanimate they all develop in space and in time such that they optimize the flow of material.”  Adrian Bejan

“We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”  Albert Einstein

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein

“Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.”   Saadi Shirazi

HOBBIES

Prof. Mardanpour balances professional life with his life long passion for Persian literature, horse riding, and swimming.

He enjoys reading and interpreting modern poetry by Sohrab Sepehri as well as traditional poetry by Hafez, and Saadi Shirazi.

He obtained his swimming pool lifeguard certificate at the age of twenty, and is active member and supporter of several animal protection societies.

His passion for equestrian riding, which started at age 6, flourished in South Florida. He trains and prepares his horse on discipline of jumping for national competitions.