Mohammad J. Kermani

Associate Professor of Thermo-Fluid

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Amirkabir University of Technology -AUT- (Tehran Polytechnic)

424 Hafez Ave., Tehran, Iran, P. Code 15875-4413

Office Phone (Direct Line): ++ 98 (21) 6454 3421

Fax (Dept. Office):  ++ 98 (21) 6641 9736

Forwarding Fax (Located at North America):  ++1 (501) 646 2139

 

E-mail:        mkermani@aut.ac.ir or m.kermani@unb.ca

 

URL:            http://me.aut.ac.ir/mkermani.htm

Educational Records

·         1994-2001: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Canada

·         1992-1993: M.Sc., Applied Mathematics & Fluid Mechanics, University of Manchester, UK, Top Student of Academic Year 1993

·         1986-1990: B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Thermo-Fluid, Shiraz University, Iran, 2nd Rank Student of Academic Year 1990

 

Current Term or Previous Terms Courses

 

Research Interests

  1. Compressible Flows,
  2. Condensing Transonic Flows in Nozzles and Steam Turbines,
  3. Polymer Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells.

 

Students Projects Honored

            1.    ابولفضل اسنقی، پروژه کارشناسی خاتمه يافته (تاريخ خاتمه: /1385/7)، عنوان پروژه: طراحی، شبيه سازی و ساخت صفحات دوقطبی برای يک پيل سوختی پروتونی دو واتی، پروژه منتخب کارشناسی در سال 1385 در دانشگاه صنعتی امير کبير

Abolfazl Asnaghi,  B.Sc. Project Completed (Defended 2006/10) Title of the Project: Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulation, Design, and Manufacturing of Bipolar Plates for a Two-Watt PEM Fuel Cell, The Best Senior Project of the Year 2006 - Recognized by the University

 

       2.    محسن زايرنوری، پروژه کارشناسی ارشد خاتمه يافته (تاريخ دفاع: 1385/8/24) مطالعه تحليلی و عددی پديده چگالش در جريان حدود صوت بخار در نازل های همگرا-واگرا، پروژه برتر کشوردرمقطع کارشناسی ارشد در سال 1386 و برنده جايزه عالی نسب، پروژه منتخب توسط انجمن مهندسان مکانيک ايران

Mohsen Zayernouri, M.Sc. Thesis Completed (Defended on  2006/11/15), Analytical and Numerical Study of Condensation Phenomena in Transonic Steam Flow through Converging Diverging Nozzles, Recipient of the Best National Masters Project of the Year 2007, Recognized by Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers

 

Publications

A)     Journal Papers from 2010 - present…

 

1.      H. Heidary, M.J. Kermani, B. Dabir, A.J. Prasad, S. Advani (2017) Numerical Modeling of In-line and Staggered Blockages in Parallel Flowfield Channels of PEM Fuel Cells, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 42, 2265–2277.

 

2.      H. Heidary, M.J. Kermani, N.K.H. Dalasm (2016) Performance Analysis of PEM Fuel Cells Cathode Catalyst Layer at Various Operating Conditions, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 41, 22274–22284.

 

3.      H. Heidary, M.J. Kermani, B. Dabir (2016) Influences of bipolar plate channel blockages on PEM fuel cell performances, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 124, 51-60.

 

4.      H. Heidary, M.J. Kermani, S. Advani, A.J. Prasad (2016) Experimental Investigation of In-line and Staggered Blockages in Parallel Flowfield Channels of PEM Fuel Cells, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 41, 6885-6893.

 

5.      A. Ghanbarian, M. J. Kermani (2016) Enhancement of PEM Fuel Cell Performance by Flow Channel Indentation, Accepted in Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 110, 356–366

 

6.      H. Heidary, M. J. Kermani, M. Pirmohammadi (2016) Partition Effect on Thermo Magnetic Natural Convection and Entropy Generation in Inclined Porous Cavity, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 9, 119-130.

 

7.      S. Hamidi, M. J. Kermani (2016) Numerical Study of Water Production from Compressible Moist-Air Flow, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 9 (1) pp. 333-341.

 

8.      H. Bagheri-Esfe, M. J. Kermani, M. Saffar-Avval (2016) Effects of non-equilibrium condensation on deviation angle and efficiency in a steam turbine stage, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology- Springer, Vol. 30 (3) 1351–1361.

 

9.      H. Bagheri-Esfe, M. J. Kermani, M. Saffar-Avval (2016) Numerical simulation of compressible two-phase condensing flows, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics (JAFM) Vol. 9 (2) 867-876.

 

10.  M. Moein-Jahromi, S. Movahhed, M. J. Kermani (2015) Numerical Study of the Cathode Electrode in the Microfluidic Fuel Cell Using Agglomerate Model, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 277, 180-192.

 

11.  S. Hamidi, M. J. Kermani (2015) Numerical study of non-equilibrium condensation and shock waves in transonic moist-air and steam flows, Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 46, 188-196.

 

12.  H. Heidary, R. Hosseini, M. Pirmohammadi,  M. J. Kermani (2015) Numerical study of magnetic field effect on nano-fluid forced convection in a channel, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 374, 11-17.

 

13.  H. Beheshti-Amiri, M. J. Kermani (2015) The effect of inlet stagnation supercooling degree on the aerodynamics of the steam flow field around a rotor tip section, Heat and Mass Transfer (Springer), Vol. 51 (1) 117-128.

 

14.  A. Madadi A, M. J. Kermani, H. Khazaei (2015) Improvement of a solution of inviscid compressible flows using a mixed wall boundary condition, Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 9 (1) 126-138.

 

15.  H. Beheshti-Amiri, M. J. Kermani, A.A. Piroozi (2015) Parametric studies influencing condensation evolution in compressible steam flow, Heat and Mass Transfer- Springer, Vol. 51 (8), 1075–1084.

 

16.  A. Madadi A, M. J. Kermani, M. Nili-Ahmadabadi (2015) Three-Dimensional Design of Axial Flow Compressor Blades Using the Ball-Spine Algorithm, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 8(4) 683-691.

 

17.  H. Bagheri-Esfe, M. J. Kermani, M. Saffar-Avval (2015) Effects of surface roughness on deviation angle and performance losses in wet steam turbines, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 90, 158-173.

 

18.  A. Ghanbarian, M. J. Kermani (2014) Performance improvement of PEM fuel cells using air channel indentation; Part I: Mechanisms to enrich oxygen concentration in catalyst layer, Iranian Journal of Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Vol. 3, 1-8.

 

19.  M. Dehsara, M. J. Kermani (2014) Proton exchange membrane fuel cells performance enhancement using bipolar channel indentation, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (Springer) Vol. 28 (1) 365-376.

 

20.  A. Madadi A, M. J. Kermani, M. Nili-Ahmadabadi (2014) Aerodynamic Design of S-Shaped Diffusers Using Ball Spine Inverse Design Method, ASME J. of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 136 (12) 1-8.

21.  A. Madadi A, M. J. Kermani, M. Nili-Ahmadabadi (2014) Applying the ball-spine algorithm to the design of blunt leading edge airfoils for axial flow compressors, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (Springer) Vol. 28 (11) 4517-4526.

 

22.  A. Madadi A, M. J. Kermani, M. Nili-Ahmadabadi (2014) Application of the Ball-Spine Algorithm to Design Axial-Flow Compressor Blade, Scientia Iranica,  Transaction B, Mechanical Engineering Vol. 21 (6) 1-41.

 

23.  S. A. Moshizi, M. H. Nakhaei, M. J. Kermani, A. Madadi (2014) Development of a Numerical Based Correlation for Performance Losses Due to Surface Roughness in Axial Turbines, Journal of Mechanics, Vol. 30 (06) 631-642.

 

24.  S. A. Moshizi, A. Madadi, M. J. Kermani (2014) Comparison of inviscid and viscous transonic flow field in VKI gas turbine blade cascade, Elsevier Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 53 (2), 275-280.

 

25.  M. Dehsara, M. J. Kermani (2013) The effects of operating parameters on the performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Scientific journal Mechanika, Vol. 19 (6) 649-656.

 

26.  H. Heidary, A. Abbassi, M. J. Kermani (2013) Enhanced heat transfer with corrugated flow channel in anode side of direct methanol fuel cells, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 75, 748-760.

 

27.  H. Heidary, M. J. Kermani (2013) Performance Enhancement of Fuel Cells Using Bipolar Plate Duct Indentations, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 38 (13) 5485-5496.

28.  S. Hamidi, M. J. Kermani (2013) Numerical Solution of Compressible Two-Phase Moist-Air Flow with Shocks, European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, Vol. 42, 20-29.

 

29.  S. Hamidi, M. J. Kermani (2013) High resolution computation of compressible condensing evaporating moist-air flow for external and internal flows, The Aeronautical Journal, Vol. 117, 427-444.

 

30.  A. Nouri-Boroujerdi, R. Rabani, M. J. Kermani (2012) Effect of porosity variation in determination of stagnant and dispersion thermal conductivities in the resin transfer molding process, Heat Transfer Research, Vol. 43 (7) 651-667.

 

31.  H. Heidary, M. J. Kermani (2012) Heat transfer enhancement in a channel with block(s) effect and utilizing Nano-fluid, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 57 (1) 163-171.

 

32.  H. Heidary, M. J. Kermani (2012) Enhancement of heat exchange in a wavy channel linked to a porous domain; a possible duct geometry for fuel cells, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 39, 112-120.

 

33.  M. Moein-Jahromi, M. J. Kermani (2012) Performance Prediction of PEM Fuel Cell Cathode Catalyst Layer Using Agglomerate Model, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 37, 17954-17966.

34.  M. J. Kermani, J. M. Stockie (2011) The effect of slip velocity on saturation for multiphase condensing mixtures in a PEM fuel cell, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 36, 13235-13240.

 

35.  N. Khajeh-Hosseini-Dalasm, M. J. Kermani, D. G. Moghaddam, J. M. Stockie (2010) A parametric study of cathode catalyst layer structural parameters on the performance of a PEM fuel cell, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 35 (6) 2417-2427.

 

36.  N. Khajeh-Hosseini-Dalasm, H. R. Shabgard, M. J. Kermani (2011) Water management in the cathode side of a PEM fuel cell, Amirkabir Journal, MISC, Vol. 43 (1) 47-54.

37.  H. Heidary, M. J. Kermani (2010) Effect of nano-particles on forced convection in sinusoidal-wall channel, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 37, 1520-1527.


B)      Conference Papers

 

B.1) Conference Papers in Fuel Cell Applications

 

31.  M. J. Kermani, J. Scholta, Influences of a More Satisfactory Catalyst Layer Boundary Conditions in the Design of PEM Fuel Cell Flow Fields, 14th Ulm Electrochemical Talks, Ulm, Germany, June 24-26, 2014.

32.  M. J. Kermani, J. Scholta, Cathode Side Flow Field Design of a Multi-Kilowatt PEM Fuel Cell Using ANSYS® FLUENT®, ANSYS CONFERENCE & 32. CADFEM USERS' MEETING, Nuremberg, Germany, June 4-6, 2014.

33.  M. J. Kermani, J. Scholta, F. Häußler, Ch. Bergbreiter (2014) Regulation of flow through the anode side channels of a PEMFC, Fuel Cells 2014 Sciences & Technology (A Grove Fuel Cell Event) NH Grand Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, The Netherland, 3-4 April, 2014.

34.  M. J. Kermani, Ch. Bergbreiter, J. Scholta (2013) Computations of Compact PEM Fuel Cells for Vehicle Application, Poster Presented in the 6th International Conference on Polymer Batteries and Fuel Cells PBFC 2013, Ulm, Germany, June 3-7, 2013.

35.  M. J. Kermani, B. Amani, J. Scholta (2013) Performance Enhancement of PEM Fuel Cells Using Flow-Field Indentation of Bipolar-Plates, Poster Presented in the 6th International Conference on Polymer Batteries and Fuel Cells PBFC 2013, Ulm, Germany, June 3-7, 2013.

36.  M. Moein-Jahromi, M. J. Kermani (2013) Modelling of Catalyst Layer; Homogenous and Agglomerate Approaches - Agreements and Contradictions, Invited talk the 6th International Conference on Polymer Batteries and Fuel Cells PBFC 2013, Ulm, Germany, June 3-7, 2013.

37.  M. Dehsara, M.J. Kermani (2012) Three-dimensional CFD computations considering the influence of gas flow channels indentation (partial interdigitation) on the performance of PEM fuel cells, Paper # 0179, Fuel Cells 2012: Science & Technology, 10-12 April 2012, Maritim Hotel Berlin, Stauffenbergstraße, Berlin, Germany.

38.  M. Moein-Jahromi, M.J. Kermani (2012) Mass transport and water management in polymer exchange membrane fuel cell, Paper # 0198, Fuel Cells 2012: Science & Technology, 10-12 April 2012, Maritim Hotel Berlin, Stauffenbergstraße, Berlin, Germany.

39.  M. Moein-Jahromi, M.J. Kermani (2012) Development of homogeneous to agglomerate model for the computation of cathode catalyst layer of PEM fuel cells The 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA’12, Al-Ain, March 4 -7, 2012, UAE.

40.  M. Dehsara, M.J. Kermani (2012) Three-dimensional two-phase computation of PEM fuel cells with wavy gas flow channels, The 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA’12, Al-Ain, March 4 -7, 2012, UAE.

41.  M. Dehsara, M.J. Kermani (2012) Performance Enhancement of PEM Fuel Cells Using Semicircular-Bed Gas Flow Field Channels, 20th Annual Conference of CFD Society of Canada, Canmore, AB, Canada, May 9–12, 2012.

42.  V. Ahmadi-Sarbast, M.J. Kermani (2012) Numerical and analytical solution of flow in an open channel linked to a porous media, Paper # ISME2012-2696, 20th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME2012, 16-18 May, 2012, School of Mechanical Eng., Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran (in Persian).

43.  M. Moein-Jahromi, M.J. Kermani (2012) Modeling of Nafion 115 membrane and GDL in anode and cathode sides of a polymer exchange membrane fuel cell, Paper # ISME2012-2494, 20th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME2012, 16-18 May, 2012, School of Mechanical Eng., Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

44.  M. Dehsara, M.J. Kermani (2012) Performance improvement of PEM fuel cells using wavy gas flow channels of bipolar plates, Paper # ISME2012-2438, 20th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME2012, 16-18 May, 2012, School of Mechanical Eng., Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

45.  M. Dehsara, M.J. Kermani, The Effect of Semicircular Indents Gas Flow Channels on the Performance of PEM Fuel Cells, 5th Iranian Fuel Cell Seminar, February 2012, Tarbiat Modares University.

46.  H. R. Choghadi, M. J. Kermani (2011) 15% efficiency enhancement using a novel partially interdigitated serpentine flow field for PEM fuel cells, SET2011, 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, İstanbul, TÜRKİYE, 4-7 Sep. 2011.

47.  D. Ghadiri-Moghaddam, H. Dashtaki, M. J. Kermani (2010) One-dimensional computational analysis of proton exchange membrane fuel cell; a parametric study, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Eight International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, FUELCELL2010-33010, June 14-16, 2010, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

48.  H. Dashtaki, D. Ghadiri-Moghaddam, M. J. Kermani, R. Hoseini-Abardeh, M. B. Menhaj (2010) Design and simulation of the dynamic behavior of a H-infinity PEM fuel cell pressure control, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Eight International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, FUELCELL2010-33010, June 14-16, 2010, Brooklyn, New York, USA.  

49.  D. Ghadiri-Moghaddam, H. Dashtaki, M. J. Kermani (2010) Numerical modeling and parametric study of a cathode catalyst layer in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (Paper # ISME2010-3007), 18th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME2010, 11-13 May, 2010, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

50.  H. Dashtaki, D. Ghadiri-Moghaddam, M. J. Kermani, R. Hosseini-Abardeh, M. B. Menhaj, (2010) Multi-variable robust control of proton exchange membrane fuel cell pressure using nonlinear model (Paper # ISME2010-3016), 18th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME2010, 11-13 May, 2010, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

51.  K. Ashraf, M. J. Kermani, M. Fayz (2009) Numerical solution of nonisothermal three species flow in the cathode side electrode of PEM fuel cell, The 5th Iranian Electrochemistry Seminar, 17-18 Ordibehesht, 1388, Tarbiat Modarress University (TMU), Tehran, Iran (In Persian).

52.  H. Heidary, M. Davoudi, M. J. Kermani (2009) Effect of buoyancy driven stream loop numbers on heat transfer and entropy generation (ASME Paper # IMECE2009-12805), 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

53.  H. Heidary, M. Davoudi, M. J. Kermani (2009) Numerical solution of free convection in a rectangular cavity filled with porous medium and non-uniform boundary conditions (Paper # 40), The 4th International Conference on Applications of Porous Media, Proceedings of the 4th ICAPM, August 10–12, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

54.  M. Davoudi, H. Heidary, M. J. Kermani (2009) Transient natural convection in a rectangular cavity filled with a porous medium effects of various thermal boundary conditions (Paper # 41), The 4th International Conference on Applications of Porous Media, Proceedings of the 4th ICAPM, August 10–12, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

55.  N. Tofighi, M. J. Kermani (2009) On the investigation of gas delivery channel geometries in bipolar plates on the performance of PEM fuel cells (2009) 1st National Conference on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, January 21-22, 2009, Iran Science and Technology University, Tehran, Iran (In Persian).

56.  D. Ghadiri-Moghaddam, M. J. Kermani (2008) Investigation of the effect of cathode side structural parameters on performance of PEM fuel cells using numerical simulations, The Third Iranian Fuel Cell Seminar, 6-7 Aban 1388, Shahid Rajaee University, Tehran, Iran (In Persian).

57.  N. Tofighi, M. J. Kermani (2008) Geometric study on the influence of bipolar plates on the performance of PEM fuel cells, 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, June 9-11, 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

58.  D. Ghadiri-Moghaddam, N. Khajeh-Hosseini, M. J. Kermani (2008) Numerical modeling and parametric study of cathode catalyst layer of PEM fuel cells (2008) 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, June 9-11, 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

59.  H. R. Shabgard, N. Khajeh-Hosseini, M. J. Kermani (2007) Two dimensional and non-isothermal analysis of the cathode gas diffusion layer of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, ASAT-2 Conference, Twelfth International Conference on Aerospace Sciences & Aviation Technology, ASAT - 12, May 29-31, 2007, Cairo, Egypt.

60.  A. H. Sadoughi, A. Asnaghi, M. J. Kermani (2007) Performance analysis of a two phase non-isothermal PEM fuel cell, 15th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, May 27-31, 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

61.  M. Khakbaz Baboli, M. J. Kermani (2007) A non-isothermal two-phase model for the air-side electrode of PEM fuel cells, 15th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, May 27-31, 2007, Canada.

62.  M. Radiom, M. Khakbaz Baboli, M. J. Kermani (2007) numerical and analytical calculation of air flow through an open channel linked to a porous media, 15th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, May 27-31, 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

63.  H. R. Shabgard, M. J. Kermani (2007) Application of an enhanced numerical method to the cathode of PEM fuel cells, 15th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Toronto, May 27-31, 2007, Ontario, Canada.

64.  N. Khajeh-Hosseini, M. J. Kermani (2007) a general model and solution algorithm for the cathode catalyst layer of PEM fuel cells, 15th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, May 27-31, 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

65.  A. Asnaghi, N. Sarikhani, A. H. Sadoughi, M. J. Kermani (2007) numerical simulation, design, three-dimensional simulation and manufacturing of a two-watt PEM fuel cell, 15th Annual (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference, May 15-17, 2007, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran (in Persian).

66.  M. Khakbaz Baboli, M. J. Kermani (2007) Numerical computation of  multi-component two-phase flow in the cathode of PEM fuel cells, 15th Annual (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference, May 15-17, 2007, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran.

67.  H. R. Shabgard, M. J. Kermani (2006) Numerical computation of multi-component flow within the cathode electrode of a PEM fuel cell using finite difference and gdq approaches, 14th Annual (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference - May 2006, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran (in Persian).

68.  M. J. Kermani, J. M. Stockie (2005) The effect of slip velocity on the saturation in a multi-component-condensing-mixture system in PEM fuel cells, 1st European Fuel Cell Technology & Application Conference (Joint with ASME), Paper # EFC2005-86270, Rome, Italy, December 14 – 16, 2005.

69.  H. R. Shabgard, M. M. Nazari-Hanzaei, M. J. Kermani (2005) Evaluation of the effect of water overflow on the overpotential (voltage losses) in PEM FC, 13th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, St. John’s, Canada, July 31 to Aug. 3, 2005

70.  M. J. Kermani, J. M. Stockie, A. G. Gerber (2003) Condensation in the cathode of a PEM fuel cell, The 11th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 28-30, 2003.

71.  M. J. Kermani, J. M. Stockie (2002) Temperature-dependent simulations of dry gas in the electrodes of proton exchange membrane fuel cells, 10th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Windsor, Canada, June 9-11, 2002.

 

B.2) Conference Papers in Propulsion and Power

 

72.  A. Madadi, M. Nili-Ahmadabadi, M. J. Kermani (2014) Aerodynamic design of s-shaped diffusers using ball spine inverse design method, ASME Turbo Expo2014 Conference, Düsseldorf, Germany, June 16-20, 2014.

73.  A. Madadi, M. J. Kermani, M. Nili-Ahmadabadi (2011) Application of an Inverse Design Method to Meet a Target Pressure in Axial-Flow Compressors, Vancouver, Canada, ASME TurboExpo2011 Conference, GT2011-46091, June 6-10, 2011.

74.  H. Khazaei, A. Madadi, M. J. Kermani (2011) Assessment of various inviscid-wall boundary conditions: applications to NACA65 compressor blade, ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference 2011, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, AJK2011-FED, July 24-29, 2011.

75.  H. Nakhaei, A. Madadi, M. J. Kermani (2011) Numerical Prediction of Deviation Angles of NACA65 at On-and Off  Design Conditions, ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference 2011, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, AJK2011-FED, July 24-29, 2011.

76.  A. Madadi, M. J. Kermani, M. Nili-Ahmadabadi (2011) Application of an inverse design method to meet a target pressure in axial-flow compressors, ASME Turbo-Expo Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 6-10, 2011.

77.  H. Beheshti-Amiri, A. A. Piroozi, M. J. Kermani, M. H. Shojaee-Fard (2011) Investigation and analysis of geometrical variations and upstream conditions in two-phase liquid-vapor flows, The 10th Conference of Iranian Aerospace Society, AERO2011-7296, 10-12 Esfand 1389, Tarbiat Modarress University (TMU), Tehran, Iran (in Persian).

78.  M. H. Shojaee-Fard, M. J. Kermani, A. A. Piroozi, H. Beheshti-Amiri (2011) Investigation and analysis of expansion fan and shock waves in two-phase liquid-vapor flows, The 10th Conference of Iranian Aerospace Society, AERO2011-7545, 10-12 Esfand 1389, Tarbiat Modarress University (TMU), Tehran, Iran  (in Persian).

79.  H. Beheshti-Amiri, M. H. Shojaee-Fard, M. J. Kermani, A. A. Piroozi (2011) Analysis of equilibrium and non-equlibrium in one-dimesipnal two-phase liquid-vapor flows, The First Iranian Thermal Conference of Iran, 19-20 Bahman, 1389, Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Iran  (in Persian).

80.  H. Beheshti-Amiri, M. H. Shojaee-Fard, M. J. Kermani, A. A. Piroozi (2011) Investigation and comparison of two-phase liquid-vapor flows containing shock waves using equilibrium and non-equilibrium methods, The First Iranian Thermal Conference of Iran, 19-20 Bahman, 1389, Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Iran  (in Persian).

81.  H. Khazaei, M. J. Kermani (2008) Design and numerical simulation of convergent divergent minimum length nozzle at high temperatures (2008) 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, June 9-11, 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

82.  Akbarzadeh, M., and M. J. Kermani (2008) Numerical computation of the flow field in inlet-diffuser of ramjet, 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, June 9-11, 2008, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

83.  M. Mottahedi, A. Ghareghani, M. J. Kermani, A. A. Mottahedi (2008) Analysis and investigation of exerted forces to the ‘air intake’ of gas turbine v94.2 (fabricated in ‘tuga’ company), 2nd International Conference on recent Advances in Experimental Fluid Mechanics, March 3-6, 2008, Andhra, India.

84.  A. Ghareghani, M. Mottahedi, M. J. Kermani, A. A. Mottahedi (2008) Investigation and analysis of exerted forces to the exhaust ‘diffuser’ of gas turbine v94.2 (fabricated in ‘tuga’ company), 2nd International Conference on recent Advances in Experimental Fluid Mechanics, March 3-6, 2008, Andhra, India.

85.  M. Akbarzadeh, M. J. Kermani (2008) Numerical simulations of the flow in ramjet inlet, 7th Conference of Iranian Aero Space Society, Sharif University of Technology, February 18-20, 2008, Tehran, Iran (in Persian).

86.  M. Akbarzadeh, M. J. Kermani (2007) Numerical computation of  supersonic-subsonic ramjet inlets; a design procedure, 15th Annual (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference, May 15-17, 2007, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran.

87.  A. Mousavi, A. G. Gerber, M. J. Kermani (2006) Representing polydispersed droplet behavior in nucleating steam flow using the quadrature - method - of - moments, ASME Paper # FEDSM2006-98459, 2nd Joint U.S.- European Fluid Engineering Summer Meeting, July 17-20, 2006, Miami, Fl., USA.

88.  M. J. Kermani, M. Zayernouri, M. Saffar-Aval (2006) Development of a new thermodynamic chart for isentropic expansion of condensing steam flow, 14th Annual (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference - May 2006, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.

89.  M. J. Kermani, B. Rad Nasab, M. Saffar Avval (2006) The effect of ambient conditions on the performance of supplementary fired gas-steam combined cycle, ASME Power Conference, Paper # PWR2006-88195, May 2 – 6, 2006, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

90.  M. J. Kermani, A. G. Gerber, J. M. Stockie (2003) Thermodynamically based moisture prediction using roe's scheme, 4th Conference of Iranian Aero Space Society, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, January 27-29, 2003.

91.  M. J. Kermani, A. G. Gerber (2002) Thermodynamic and aerodynamic loss evaluation of supersonic nucleating steam flow with shocks, ASME Paper # FEDSM2002-31087, ASME Fluids Engineering Division, Montreal, Canada, July 14-18, 2002.

92.  M. J. Kermani, E. G. Plett (2001) Modified entropy correction formula for the roe scheme, AIAA Paper # 2001-0083, 2001.

93.  M. J. Kermani, E. G.Plett (2001) Roe scheme in generalized coordinates: Part I- formulations, AIAA Paper # 2001-0086, 2001.

94.  M. J. Kermani, E. G. Plett (2001) Roe scheme in generalized coordinates: Part II- application to inviscid and viscous flows, AIAA Paper # 2001-0087, 2001.

95.  M. J. Kermani, E. G.Plett (1998) Application of a combined second- and third-order scheme into axisymmetric supersonic euler flow", 6th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Quebec City, Canada, June 7-9, 1998.

96.  M. J. Kermani, E. G. Plett (1998) Development of a second order upwind scheme with application to supersonic euler flow, AIAA Paper # 98-0930, 1998.

97.  M. J. Kermani (1996) Boundary layer transition and suction power prediction for the flow over a flat plate, ISME conference, Shiraz University, Iran, May 13-15, 1996.

98.  M. J. Kermani, D. I. A. Poll (1996) Transition in the boundary layer of flat plate with suction, 1996 CSME Forum, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, May 7-9, 1996.

99.  M. J. Kermani, E. G. Plett (1996) Laminar supersonic flow between parallel plates; analysis by MacCormack scheme, 4th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, June 2-6, 1996.

 

  

Employment and Teaching History

·         June 2011 – Present, Associate Professor of Thermo-Fluid, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology -AUT- (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

·         Sept. 2004 – May 2011, Assistant Professor of Thermo-Fluid, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology -AUT- (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

·         Aug. 2005 – Sept. 2005, Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada

·         Jan. 2005 – Jan. 2006, Head of Computer Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

·         Sept. 2003 – Aug 2004, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran

·         Oct. 2001- Aug. 2003: Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF), Departments of Mechanical Engineering, and Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada

·         Summer 2001: University Lecturer, Thermodynamics II, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada

·         Spring 2002: University Lecturer, Thermodynamics II, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada

·         Fall 2000: University Lecturer, Engineering Dynamics, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

·         1995-2000: Teaching Assistant, Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Dynamics, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

·         1993-94: Research Assistant Engineer, Study in proper turbulent model predictions for heat exchanger (Funded by British Gas), South Bank University, London, UK

 

Scientific Societies Membership

·         AIAA, ASME, CFD Society of Canada, CSME

 

Reviewed Paper for:

·         Heat and Mass Transfer Journal

·         Applied Energy

·         Amirkabir Journal of Science and Technology

·         International Journal of Numerical Methods in Heat and Fluid Flow

 

Awards and Honors

·         Listed in Who's Who (2007) http://engineering.academickeys.com/

·         Supervised the Best Undergraduate Senior Project of the Year 1385 (2006) Distinguished by Amirkabir U. of Technology, by Asnaghi, A. entitled "Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulation, Design,  and Manufacturing of Bipolar Plates for a Two-Watt PEM Fuel Cell".

·         Post Doctoral Fellowship Award, Departments of Mechanical Engineering, and Mathematics and Statistics, the University of New Brunswick, Oct. 2001 to August 2003

·         Winner of the first poster prize, MITACS Atlantic Int., Halifax, NS, March 24th, 2003
Rank               
http://www.mitacs.math.ca/interchange/index.php?section=toplist
Picture            
http://www.mitacs.ca/gallery/album04/Mohammad_Kermani_1st_Place_001

·         Scholarship of MCHE of Iran for Masters and PhD

·         Teaching Assistantship of Carleton University

·         M.Sc., Top student of acad. year 1993 (Appl. Math. & Fluid Mech.), U. of Manchester, UK

·         B.Sc., 2nd rank student of the academic year 1990 (Thermo-Fluid), Mechanical Eng., Shiraz University, Iran

·         Fifth rank in the nationwide academic competition among Mechanical Engineering students of the year 1988, Iran

 

Invited Seminars, Posters, Talks …

·         Invited Seminars: “Dry/Wet Flow Computation in the Cathode of a PEM Fuel Cell”, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (OCIMAE), May 9, 2003

·         Invited Seminars: “Condensation in the Cathode of a PEM Fuel Cell”, NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, Vancouver, BC, May 30, 2003

·         Invited poster: “MITACS Ottawa Int.”, Ottawa, May 8th 2003

·         First Place Award: Poster Presentation titled “A model for multiphase transport in a PEM fuel cell” in "MITACS Atlantic Int.", Halifax, March 24, 2003

·         Invited Seminars: “Gas Dynamics of Rapidly Expanding Steam Flow with Shocks”, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Canada, July 19, 2002

 

Workshops Offered / Conference Sessions Chaired

·         Workshop Offered: Fuel Cell Systems, The Third International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines, 17-19 February, 2004, Olympic Hotel, Tehran, Iran

·         Conference Session Chaired: The Sixth Conference of Iranian Aerospace Society 24-26 February, 2007, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran Iran

·         Workshop Offered: Fuel Cell Systems, The Fifteenth Annual Conference (International) on Mechanical Engineering, 15-17 May, 2007, Amirkabir University of Technology -AUT- (Tehran Polytechnic) Tehran, Iran

·         Conference Session Chaired: The Fifteenth Annual Conference (International) on Mechanical Engineering, 15-17 May, 2007, Amirkabir University of Technology -AUT- (Tehran Polytechnic) Tehran, Iran

 

Courses and Workshops Attended

 

 

  • Computational Fuel Cell Dynamics-II, Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Banff, AB, Canada, April 19 - 24, 2003,

                        Participants: http://www.pims.math.ca/birs/workshops/2003/03w5039/participants.html  

                        Photo of the Group: http://www.birs.ca/workshops/2003/03w5039/index.html

 

  • Turbulence Modeling for Industrial Applications, ASME, Montreal, July 14-18, 2002

 

  • Parallel Computing, University of New Brunswick, September 20-22, 2002

 

  • Mini-courses and workshop in Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics, University of Montreal, Nov. 13-22, 1995

 

 

 

 

Present or Past Students

 

·         PhD. Students:

 

No.

Names

Degree

Thesis Status

Thesis Title

At Present

 

1

Pouria Foroughi (with Professor Saffar Avval)

PhD.

In Progress

Condensation in Steam Turbines

Amirkabir University of Technology

 

2

A. Khaleghi (with Dr. Lessani)

PhD.

In Progress

Turbulence Modeling of Combusting Flows

Amirkabir University of Technology

 

3

Ali Madadi

PhD.

In Progress

Gas Turbine

Amirkabir University of Technology

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Masters Students:

 

No.

Names

Degree

Thesis Status

Thesis Title

At Present

 

1

Mohsen Zayernouri

M.Sc.

Completed on 2006/11/15

Analytical and Numerical Study of Condensation Phenomena in Transonic Steam Flow through Converging Diverging Nozzles

PhD Student at Utah University, Salt Lake City, US

 

2

Navvab Khajeh-Hosseini-Dalasm

M.Sc.

Completed on 2006/12/6

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Modeling

PhD Student in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

 

3

Hamid Reza Shabgard

M.Sc.

Completed on 2007/2/5

Study of Condensation Phenomena in the Electrode of PEM Fuel Cells

PhD Student at the University of Connecticut, NY, US

 

4

Mobin Khakbaz Baboli

M.Sc.

Completed on 2007/3/2

Numerical Solution of Two-Phase Flow within the Porous Electrode of PEM Fuel Cells

PhD Student at the Queens University, ON, Canada

 

5

Mohsen Akbarzadeh

M.Sc.

Completed on 2009/12/15

Numerical Computation of Air Flow through the Inlet Diffuser of Ramjet

PhD Student in University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

6

Habib A. Khazaei

M.Sc.

Completed on 2009/12/31

Numerical Simulation of Flow Field in and around Ramjet

Performing his Military Service

 

7

Kazem Ashraf

M.Sc.

Completed on 2010/1/20

Numerical Computation of a Through-Channel Gas Diffusion Layer in the Air-Side Electrode of PEM Fuel Cell

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8

Mehdi Feiz

M.Sc.

Completed on 2010/1/20

Numerical Computation of a Through-Channel Gas Diffusion Layer in the Air-Side Electrode of PEM Fuel Cell

Performing his Military Service

 

9

Farshad Abbassi (Advisor)

M.Sc.

Completed on 20 1385/7/19

HYDRODYNAMIC SIMULATION OF TWE-PHASE FLUID FLOW CONTAINING CHLOR-ALKALI IN MEMBRAIN CELLS

 

10

Amir Shayan Azadeh

M.Sc.

Completed on 2010 (1389/5/3)

Performance Modeling of PEM Fuel Cells

Amirkabir University of Technology

 

11

Davood Ghadiri Moghadam

M.Sc.

Completed on 2010 (1389/3/17)

One Dimensional Modeling of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Amirkabir University of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Hamed Dashtaki (Advisor)

M.Sc.

Completed on 2011 (1389/12/3)

Control of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell at Optimal Operating Condition

Amirkabir University of Technology

12

Hossein Amiri Beheshti

M.Sc.

Completed on 2011 (1389/12/5)

Simulation of two phase liquid-vapor flow around steam turbine

Amirkabir University of Technology

13

Rayan Nikoo

M.Sc.

In Progress

Modeling of Secondary Flow Losses in Axial Flow Turbomachines

Amirkabir University of Technology

 

14

Alireza Shahrabi Farahani

M.Sc.

In Progress

Modeling of Tip Leakage Losses in Axial Gas Turbines

Amirkabir University of Technology

 

15

A. Simiari

M.Sc.

In Progress

Modeling of Fuel Cell Catalyst Layer Using Agglommerate Model

Amirkabir University of Technology

 

16

A. Dehsara

M.Sc.

In Progress

Numerical Computation of a Wavy Channel + GDL in the Air-Side Electrode of PEM Fuel Cell

Amirkabir University of Technology

 

17

A. Abolpour Moshizi

M.Sc.

In Progress

Performance Degradations in Gas Turbines due to Faults

Amirkabir University of Technology

 

18

 

M.Sc.

In Progress

 

 

 

19

 

M.Sc.

In Progress

 

 

 

20

 

M.Sc.

In Progress

 

 

 

21

 

M.Sc.

In Progress

 

 

 

22

 

M.Sc.

In Progress

 

 

 

23

 

M.Sc.

In Progress

 

 

 

24

 

M.Sc.

In Progress

 

 

 

·         Undergraduate Students:

No.

Names

Degree

Thesis Status

Thesis Title

 

1

Behrooz Rad Nasab

B.Sc.

Completed 2003

Thermodynamic Design of a 5 Watt Fuel Cell and Performing Some Experiments to Evaluate the Cell Efficiency

 

2

Hamed Kazemi

B.Sc.

Completed 2006

Accuracy Assessment of an Analytical Solution for the Steam Flow Solver through Nozzles

 

3

Habibollah Khazaei

B.Sc.

Completed 2006

Numerical Computation of Flow Field in Ramjets

 

4

Abolfazl Asnaghi

B.Sc.

Completed 2006

Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulation, Design, and Manufacturing of Bipolar Plates for a Two-Watt PEM Fuel Cell

 

5

Navid Sarikhani & Amir Homayoon Sadoghi

B.Sc.

Completed 2006

Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulation, Design, and Manufacturing of a Two-Watt PEM Fuel Cell

 

6

Mohammad Ali Ehteram

B.Sc.

Completed 2006

NACA 0012 Modeling Using XFOIL & Fluent Software Packages

 

7

Milad Nik-Khah

B.Sc.

Completed 2006

Accuracy Assessment of Several turbulent Models Using the Fluent Software Package

 

8

Shahram Ghadami

B.Sc.

Completed 2006

Numerical Modeling of Flow through Converging-Diverging Nozzle with Fluent SP

 

9

Hamed Alavi

B.Sc.

Completed 2007

Numerical Modeling of Flow through Converging-Diverging Nozzle with Fluent SP

 

10

 Dehghani

B.Sc.

Completed 2007

Joint with another student (Hamed Alavi)

 

11

Shervin Karim Kashi Arani

B.Sc.

Completed 2007

Computation of Pressure Drop Around a SF Burner Using the Fluent SP

 

12

Nima Tofighi

B.Sc.

Completed 2007

Investigation of the Effect of Gas Delivery Channels in Bipolar Plates of PEMs

 

13

Milad Radiom

B.Sc.

Completed 2007

Analytical Soln. for the Condensing Moist Air Flow through Conv.-Diverging Nozzle

 

14

Pooneh Roozbeh Javan (with Professor Saffar)

B.Sc.

Completed 2007

Thermodynamic Modeling of Hybrid Gas Turbine + Fuel Cells Cycle

 

15

Hadi Heidary

B.Sc.

Completed 2007

Analysis of the Effect of Gas Delivery Channels Grooved in Bipolar Plates of PEMs

 

16

Alireza Shahabi

B.Sc.

Completed 2007

Numerical Comp. of Flow within Ramjet at Various Altitudes Using the Fluent SP

 

17

Hamed Dashtaki

B.Sc.

Completed 2006

Design and Manufacturing a Moisturizer for PEM Fuel Cell

 

18

Ali Bahrami

B.Sc.

Completed 2008

Simulations on PEM Fuel Cells Using the Fluent SP

 

19

Amirreza Riazi

B.Sc.

Completed 2008

Design and Manufacturing a hydrogen Side Moisturizer for PEM Fuel Cell

 

20

Najmoldin Yazdi

B.Sc.

Completed 2009

Numerical Solution of Flow within a Diffuser Using the Fluent SP

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Vahid Hemmatti Agha Bagher

B.Sc.

Completed 2011(1389/11/25)

Parametric study of the incidence angle on the performance of NACA 65 compressor blade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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