Curriculum Vitae                          




Name:                   REZA HOSSEINI-ABARDEH (Professor)

Phone:                   98-21-6454 3433

Fax:                     98-21-66419736

Mailing Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 424 Hafez Ave, P. O. Box 15875-4413 Tehran-Iran





PhD                       1981   Brunel University, England (UK)

MSc                       1977   Brunel University, England (UK)

BSc                        1971   Ferdowsi University, Mashed Iran



2011- Present         Head of Thermo-Fluid group (Mechanical Eng. Dept.)

2007-2009            Associate Dean of Research (Mechanical Eng Dept)

2006-2007            Head of Thermo-Fluid group (Mechanical Eng. Dept.)

1998-2004            Director of Power Generation Research Centre of NRI (Niroo Research Institute)

1991-1998            Higher Education Advisor (Ministry of Culture and Higher Education) Ottawa Canada

1988-1991            Member of Board of Directors and Head of Design and Engineering Dept of Azarab


1984-1986            Deputy of Ministry of Energy (Education)

1983-1984            Chancellor of Amirkabir University of Technology

1981 -                     Academic member of Mechanical Eng. Dept., Amirkabir University of Technology




Heat Transfer (General)

Direct Energy Conversion

Radiation heat transfer (Theory and Application), solar energy conversion (to heat and electricity)

Application of Selective Surfaces in Solar Collectors




1. Heat Transfer (Undergraduate) I, II

2. Direct Energy Conversion (Graduate)

3. Radiation Heat Transfer (Graduate)

4. Application of Solar Energy (undergraduate)

5. Energy storage (Graduate)

6. Renewable Energy (Graduate)



1- Use of PCM materials in cooling of photovoltaic solar collectors

2. Heat transfer in rotating disk (vertical, inclined and horizontal)

3. Heat transfer in eccentric vertical annulus, natural and forced convection

4. Modelling and Calculation of a Media Evaporative Cooler

5. Solar water heater equipped with reflectors and concentrators

6. Non-grey non-isothermal gas radiation in two and three-dimensional conduit

7. Heat transfer from stationary and rotating cylinder (inclined, horizontal and vertical)

8- Combine photovoltaic and thermoelectric effect.

9-Combined PVT solar collectors.




Journal Publications:


Reza Hosseini, Sadegh Poozesh, and Saeed Dinarvand “MHD Flow of an Incompressible Viscous Fluid through Convergent Channels in Presence of a High Magnetic Field”. Journal of Applied Mathematics Volume 2012, Article ID 157067, 12 pages, Hindawi Publishing Corporation.


R. Hosseini, A. Rezania, M. Alipour, L.A. Rosendahl “Natural convection heat transfer

from a long heated vertical cylinder to an adjacent air gap of concentric and eccentric

 conditions” Heat Mass Transfer 48 : 55-60, 2012.


Reza Hosseini & Maysam Saidi “Experimental study of air pressure effects on natural

convection from a horizontal cylinder” Heat Transfer Engineering 33(10);878-884,2012.


A.Yarahmadi, M.R.H. Nobari, R.Hosseini “A numerical Investigation of laminar and turbulent premixed flames in porous media Combust.Sci. And Technology, 183: 1164-1183, 2011.


R. Hosseini, A. Gholaminejad, H. Jahandar “Roughness effects on nucleate pool boiling of R-113 on

horizontal circular copper surfaces” World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 79: 679-684,



Reza Hosseini; Amir Gholaminejad; Mahdi Nabila “Concerning the effect of surface material on nucleate boiling heat transfer of R-113” Journal of electronic Cooling and Thermal Control, 1, 22-27, 2011.


Saeed Dinarvand, Reza Hosseini “Optimal homotopy asymptotic method for convective–radiative cooling of

a lumped system, and convective straight fin with temperature-dependent thermal conductivity”  Afrika

Matematika Springer-Verlag 2011 in Press.


M. Fakoor Pakdaman, A. Lashkari, H. Basirat Tabrizi , R. Hosseini “Performance evaluation of a natural-convection solar air-heater with a rectangular-finned absorber plate. Energy Conversion and Management 52: 1215–1225, 2011.


Ehsan Tavakoli, Reza Hosseini “Numerical analysis of 3D cross flow between corrugated plates in evaporative cooler” Energy Conversion and Management 52: 884–892, 2011. 


Ehsan Tavakoli, Reza Hosseini “Pressure losses and Flow Patterns in 3D Axial Flow Between Corrugated Plates  Energy Conversion and Management 51: 2442–2448, 2010.


R. Hosseini, H.Taherian, A. Compo “Measurment of Natural Convection and Surface Radiation from a Heated Vertical Plate Immersed in Quiescent Air at Sub-Atmospheric Pressures” Experimental Heat Transfer 23:117-129, 2010.


 I. Khazaee, R. Hosseini, S.H. Noei “Experimental investigation of effective parameters and correlation of Geyser boiling in a two-phase Closed Thermosyphon”, Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering 30:406-412, 2010.


I. Khazee, R. Hosseini, A. Kianifar, S.H. Noei “Experimental consideration and correlation of heat transfer

of a two- phase closed thermosyphon due to the inclination angle, filling ratio and the aspect ratio” Journal of

 Enhanced Heat transfer, 18(1):31-40, 2011.


A. Yarahmadi, R. Hosseini and M. R. Heyrani Nobari, “A Numerical Inspection of Turbulent/Laminar Non-

reactive and Laminar Combustive Reactive Flames in Porous Media” journal of

porous media, 13(6):511-528,2010.


A. R. Doodman, M. Fesanghary and R. Hosseini, “A Robust Stochastic Approach for Design Optimization of

Air Cooled Heat Exchangers”, Applied Energy, 86: 1240-1245, 2009.


R. Hosseini, M. Rahaei Fard, “Experimental Investigation and Theoretical Modelling of Ice-melting

Processes”, Experimental Heat Transfer 22: 144-162, 2009.


R. Hosseini, M. Ramezani and M. R. Mazaheri, “Experimental Study of Turbulent Forced Convection in

 Vertical Eccentric Annulus”, Energy Conversion and Management 50: 2266-2274, 2009.


R. Hosseini, H. Taherian, M. R. Bayani, “Experimental Determination of Total Hemispherical Emittance by

 Use of Data at Atmospheric and Near Atmospheric Pressure”, Iranian Journal of Mechanical Engineering

 9(1): 5-14, Sep 2008.


M. Bidi, R. Hosseini and M. R. H. Nobari, “Numerical Analysis of Methane-air Combustion Considering

Radiation Effect” Journal of Energy Conversion and Management 49:3634-3647, 2008. 


R. Hosseini, G. B. Ghraehptian and M. Nourolahi, “Determination of OD Cooling System Parameters Based

 on Thermal Modeling of Power Transformer Winding”, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 16:

 585-596, 2008.


R. Hosseini, “Thermal Radiation Properties of Thin Molybdenum Oxide Films”, Iranian Journal of Surface

 Science and Engineering 2: 77-87, 2007.


R. Hosseini, A. Beshkani and M. Soltani, “Performance Improvement of Gas Turbines of Fars (Iran)

Combined Cycle Power Plant by Intake Air Cooling Using a Media Evaporative Cooler”, Journal of Energy

Conversion and Management 48: 1055-1064, 2007.


 R. Hosseini, A. HosseiniGhaffar and M. Soltani, “Experimental Determination of Shell Side Heat Transfer

 Coefficient and Pressure Drop for an Oil Cooler Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger with Three Different Tube

 Bundles”, Applied Thermal Engineering 27: 1001-1008, 2007.


 A. Beshkani and R. Hosseini, “Numerical Modelling of Rigid Media Evaporative Cooler”, Applied Thermal

 Engineering 25(5-6): 636-643, 2006.


 R. Hosseini, M. R. Heyrani-Nobari and M. Hatam, “An Experimental Study of Heat Transfer in an Open–

ended Vertical Eccentric Annulus with Insulated and Constant Heat Flux Boundaries”, Applied Thermal

Engineering 25(8-9): 1247-1257, 2005.


 R. Hosseini, M. Soltani and G. Valizadeh, “Technical and Economic Assessment of the Integrated Solar

Combined Cycle Power Plants in Iran”, Renewable Energy 30: 1541-1555, 2005.


 H. Taherian and R. Hosseini, “Electroplating Technique as a Method for Manufacturing Copper Constantan

Thermocouples”, Amirkabir Journal of Science and Technology 15( 57-B): 11-15, winter 2004.


 R. Hosseini and H. Taherian, “Natural Convection Heat Transfer from a Vertical Plate to Air at Very Low

 Pressure”, Transactions of the CSME 28(2B): 309-319, 2004.


 R. Hosseini, B. E. Smith and J. K. Kritchley, “Investigations of Molybdenum Black Coatings for Use as Solar

 Selective Absorbers”, Surface Technology 20: 321-330, 1983.








Ayat Ghareghani, Reza Hosseini Abardeh, Seyyed Mostafa Agha Mirsalim, Seyyed Ali

 Jazayeri “Developing a new CFD model to simulate the combustion of dual fuel engine” 7th

International Conference on Internal Combustion Engine, Italy 7-9 Nov.2011.


Reza Hosseini, Amir Gholaminejad, Mahdi Alipour  EFFECT OF INNER PIPE ROTATION ON NATURAL CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER OF CONCENTRIC PIPES” Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011) Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

 March 13-17, 2011.


Reza Hosseini; Amir Gholaminejad; Mahdi Nabil; Mohammad Hossein Samadinia “CONCERNING THE EFFECT OF SURFACE MATERIAL ON NUCLEATE BOILING HEAT TRANSFER OF R-113  Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011) Honolulu, Hawaii, USA March 13-17, 2011.


R. Hosseini, M.Alipour, Amir Gholaminejad  “NATURAL CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER OF CONCENTRIC/ECCENTRIC ANNULUS SUBJECTED TO INNER TUBE OF CONSTANT HEAT FLUX” Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011) Honolulu, Hawaii, USA March 13-17, 2011.


R. Hosseini, N. Hosseini, H. Khorasanizadeh  An experimental study of combining a photovoltaic system with a heating system” World Renewable Energy Congress , Linköping, Sweden 8-11 May 2011.

Ayat.Ghareghani, Reza Hosseini Abardeh, Mohammad Mahdi SalahiExperimental  Investigation of

Natural Convective Heat Transfer from Horizontal, Inclined and Vertical  Cylinder with Constant Heat

Flux” Proceeding of the ASME2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition,

Vancouver Canada 11-17 Nov.2010.


Ehsan Tavakoli, Reza Hosseini “THERMALLY DEVELOPING 3D CROSS FLOW BETWEEN CROSS CORRUGATED PARALLEL PLATES IN EVAPORATIVE COOLERS” Proceedings of the ASME 2010 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis ESDA2010 Istanbul, Turkey.

12-14 July, 2010.


Maysam Saidi, Reza Hosseini Abardeh “Air Pressure Dependence of Natural-Convection Heat Transfer” . Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering (WCE 2010) London, U.K. Vol. II: 1444-1447, 30 June - 2July, 2010.


Reza Hosseini, Amir GholaminejadAstudy of water freezing” Proceedings of the 9th Asian thermophysical properties conference,Beijing,China, Oct.19-22,2010.


Hamed Dashtaki,Davood Ghadiri Moghaddam,Mohammad Jafar Kermani,Reza Hosseini Abardeh,Mohammad Bagher Menhaj “Multi- variable robust control of proton exchange memberane fuel cell pressure using nonlinear model” 18th Annual international conference on mechanical engineering(ISME 2010) Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran ,11-13 May 2010.


Hamed Dashtaki,Davood Ghadiri Moghaddam,Mohammad Jafar Kermani,Reza Hosseini Abardeh,Mohammad Bagher Menhaj “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 (Fuel Cell 2010) Brooklyn, New York, USA June 14-16,2010.



Hassan Rahimzadeh, Reza Hosseini, Mojtaba Dyanati “Water extraction from air conditioning devices in humid air near shore area” 2nd international conference on Water, Eco-systems and sustainable development in arid and semi-arid zones, Iran (Tehran-Yazd) 6-8 May  2009.

E. Tavakoli and R.Hosseini, “Numerical Analysis of the 3D Cross Flow between Corrugated Parallel

 Plates”, 12th Fluid Dynamics Conference, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran, 28-30 April 2009.


E. Tavakoli and R.Hosseini, “Numerical Analysis of the 3D Flow between Two Sinusoidal Corrugated

Parallel Plates with Perpendicular Direction of Corrugation: Friction factor”, 11th Fluid Dynamics

 Conference, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran-Iran, May 2008.


M. H. Hekmat Shoar, R. Hosseini-Abardeh and Gholam Reza Moridi, “The Infrared Spectroscopy of MoO3-

P2O5 Glasses", Proceeding of International Congress on Glass, New Delhi-India, March 2-7, 1986.


B. E. Smith, R. Hosseini, C. Farmakis and J. K. Crithchely, “Are Molybdenum Coatings Potential Solar

Materials”, Proceeding Solar World Forum, Brighton U.K. August 1981.





Journal Publications:


J. Ghazanfarian and R. Hosseini, “A Glance at Application of the Cryogenic in Space and

 Medical”, Mechanical Engineering Magazine 16(55): 62- 68, 2007.


S. GhadamiBadrloo and R. Hosseini, “Applications of Ultrasonic Transducers”, Ofough16: 3-9,



A. Beshkani and R. Hosseini, “Micro Turbine, a Cogeneration Gas Turbine”, Mechanical Engineering Magazine 15(48): pp 28-37, Sept. 2006.


R. Hosseini, M.Vaziri and M.Bidi, “Temperature Distribution of a Non Gray Gas between Two Parallel Planes Using Exponential Wide Band Model”, Esteghlal, Journal of Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology 24(1) Part 2: 299-313, Summer 2005.


R. Hosseini, Y. Porasad and H.Nabati, “Experimental Determination of Heat Transfer Coefficient for Stationary and Rotating Horizontal Cylinder”, Journal of Engineering of the University of Mazandaran,  l2(34)  autumn 2003 -Winter 2004.


R. Hosseini-Abrdeh and A. R. Ahrablou, “Correction, Completion and Evaluation of a Method for Measurement of Emissivity”, Amirkabir Journal of Science and Technology 8: 260-264, 1987.


M. H. Hekmat-Shoar and R. Hosseini-Abardeh, “Optical Communication and Fibre Optics Manufacturing Technology”, Iranian Journal of physics 4: 25-35, 1986.




R. Hosseini, G. Ghareheptian and M. Norollahi, “Effective Parameters on Cooling of Power Transformers, Based on Thermal Modelling”, 14th Annual and 10th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan-Iran, April 2006.


M. S. Aghighi and R. Hosseini, “Numerical Solution of Temperature and Flux Distribution in a Gray Media with Heat Sources”, 13th Annual and 9th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan-Iran, April 2005.


Masoud Soltani-Hosseini, Reza Hosseini and Ahmad Beshkani, “Modelling and Performance Analysis of the Evaporative Coolers for Power Augmentation of GE-F9 Gas Turbines of Fars Combined Cycle Power Plant”, 20th International power system conference (PSC), Tehran-Iran, November 2005.


H. Nabati, M. Soltani-Hosseini, R.Hosseini and M.Ameri, “Technical and Economic Assessment of the Inlet Air Cooling System Application for Power Augmentation in the Hot Seasons for Ray Power Plant Fiat Gas Turbine Unit”, Proceeding of 18th PSC conference, Tehran-Iran, Vol. 2, pp 203-213, Oct. 20-22, 2003.


E. Sadeghian, R. Hosseini and G. Gharehepetian, “Review of Current Method of Flow Control in Fans and Electrical Pumps in Power Plants and Recommendation of Use of Adjustable Electronic Speed Drives for Energy Saving”, 3rd Conference on Quality and Productivity in Electric Industry, Tehran-Iran, 18-19 June 2002.


R. Hosseini, M. S. Aghighi and H. Taherian, “Calculation of Maximum Efficiency of Thermoelectric Generators”, Proceedings of 3rd S.C. ISME (Iranian Society for Mechanical Engineers) Conference, pp 225-232, 29-31 October 2002.

F. Fanaei, R. Hosseini and H. Nabati, “Application of Multi Dimensional Analysis of Power Plant Boilers”, Proceedings of 3rd S.C.ISME (Iranian Society for Mechanical Engineers) Conference, pp 365-371, 29-31 October 2002.


M. Rajabali, R. Hosseini and M. Rastegar, “Analysis of Fire Resisting Insulators and Test of One Such Material”, Proceedings of 3rd S.C.ISME (Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers) Conference, pp 284-396, 29-31 October 2002.


M. Soltani-Hosseini, H. Nabatii and R. Hosseini-Abardeh, “Modelling of Tous Power Plant Furnace, by Zone Method”, Proceeding of 16th International Power Generation Conference (PSC), pp. 83-95, 2001.


 R. Hosseini-Abardeh, A. Abbasi and M. R. Shahnazari, “Analysis of Mass Transfer of Evaporation of Elements in a Drop with Internal Circulation”, Proceeding of 8th Mechanical Engineering Conference of Iran, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran-Iran, pp 772-765, 2000.


On Education and Technology (In Farsi): 


R. Hosseini “One of the Important New Technologies: Electromagnetic Spectrum”, Foresight, Technology

 and Development Vision Conference, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran-Iran, May 2006.


R. Hosseini, “Technology: Regrets and Hope”, Foresight, Technology and Development Vision

 Conference, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran-Iran, May 2006.


R. Hosseini-Abardeh and K. Eslamlouian, “Study of Average Time of Completion of a Graduate Degree in

 Science and Engineering at Canadian Universities”, Iranian Journal" of Engineering Education, No. 1, Vol.

 3, pp 119-133, 2001.


R. Hosseini-Abardeh and N. Montazerin, “Technology Transfer, from Talk to Practice”, Scientific-Technical

 Monthly Magazine of Electric Power Industry, pp 46-51, April and May 2000.


N. Montazerin and R. Hosseini-Abardeh, “University, Mechanical Engineering and Industry”, Mechanical

Engineering Journal, No. I, pp 50-54, 2000.


R. Hosseini-Abardeh and R. Haghiighi-Khoshkhoo, “Problems in Design and Manufacturing of Power

Generations Equipment in Iran”, Proceeding of Second Conference on Domestic Problems of Manufacturing

 Power Generations Equipment, Zanjan-Iran, 1999.


R. Hosseini-Abardeh, “Analysis of System of Education at Graduate Level”, Iranian Journal of Engineering

 Education, No. 3, pp 13-29, 1999.


R. Hosseini-Abardeh, “Education, Technology and Industry”, Amirkabir Journal of Science and

 Technology, No. 19, pp 206-216, 1991.




M. T. Ebtekar, R. Hosseini-Abardeh, M. Ziaei, Persian Translation of “Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics”, by G. J. Van. Wylen, R. E. Sonntag, Center for University Publication, 1994.


R. Hosseini, Technical Supervision and Editor of Persian translation of “How New Technology Works”, published by Atena and Pardis Park 2003.


R. Hosseini and H. Taherian, Persian Translation of “Creative design”, Amirkabir Jahad Danshgahi Publication, 2008.




Best MSc project supervision (Ali Nasab Award), ISME Conference, Isfahan-Iran, 2004.

Best presented paper at Foresight, Technology and Development Vision Conference 2006, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran-Iran, 2006.

Best BSc project supervision, ISME conference, Kerman-Iran, 2008.

Best B.Sc project supervision in Thermal Fluid, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2008.

Best B.Sc project supervision in thermal fluid, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2009.