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Faculty

Mehdi Mortazavi

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Education:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Tech University, 2014
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Tech University, 2011
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, K.N. Toosi University, 2007
Office: S 209
413-782-1490

Multiscale Thermal Fluids Laboratory



INTERESTS

Research Interests

Capillary scale transport phenomena
Energy-thermo-fluid systems
Fuel cells
Microfluidics
Flow boiling in microchannels
Renewable and sustainable energy systems
Building energy systems

COURSES TAUGHT

ME-303, Thermodynamics I

ME-304, Thermodynamics II

ME-417, Heat Transfer

ME-437, Design Projects

ME-440, Senior Design Projects

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Mahbod Heidari, Mehdi Mortazavi, Alfred Rufer, Design, modeling and experimental validation of a novel finned reciprocating compressor for Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage applications, Energy, 140 (2017), 1252-1266

Mehdi Mortazavi, Kazuya Tajiri, Two-phase flow pressure drop in flow channels of proton exchange membrane fuel cells: Review of experimental approaches, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, 45 (2015) 296-317

Mehdi Mortazavi, Kazuya Tajiri, Liquid water breakthrough pressure through gas diffusion layer of proton exchange membrane fuel cell, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39 (2014) 9409-9419

Mehdi Mortazavi, Kazuya Tajiri, In-plane microstructure of gas diffusion layers with different properties for PEFC, Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology 11 (2) (2014) 021002-1021002-9

Mehdi Mortazavi, Kazuya Tajiri, Effect of PTFE content in the gas diffusion layer on water transport in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC), Journal of Power Sources, 245 (2014) 236-244

Conference Proceedings

Mehdi Mortazavi, Kazuya Tajiri, Two-phase flow pressure drop measurement in PEM fuel cell flow channels, ASME 2014 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Proceeding, Boston, MA

Mehdi Mortazavi, Kazuya Tajiri, Impact of gas diffusion layer properties on liquid water breakthrough pressure in polymer electrolyte fuel cell, ASME 2013 11th Fuel Cell Science Proceeding, Minneapolis, MN

Mehdi Mortazavi, Kazuya Tajiri, In-plane microstructure of gas diffusion layers with different properties for PEFC, ASME 2013 11th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Proceeding, Minneapolis, MN