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Faculty

Mehdi Mortazavi

Assistant Professor 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
Multiphase flow
Microfluidics
Fuel cells
Renewable and sustainable 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

ME 491/591 - Design of Heat Exchangers

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Mehdi Mortazavi, Mahbod Heidari, and Seyed A. Niknam, A Discussion About Two-Phase Flow Pressure Drop in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Heat Transfer Engineering, 2019, DOI 10.1080/01457632.2019.1670460

Mehdi Mortazavi, Anthony D. Santamaria, Jingru Z. Benner, and Vedang Chauhan, Enhanced Water Removal from PEM Fuel Cells Using Acoustic Pressure Waves, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2019, 166 (7), F3143-F3153

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

William Yameen, Nathan Piascik, Andrew Miller, Riccardo Clemente, Anthony D. Santamaria, Jingru Benner, Seyed A. Niknam, Mehdi Mortazavi, Modifi ed Manifold-Microchannel Heat Exchangers Fabricated Based on Additive Manufacturing: Experimental Characterization, ASME 2019 Summer Heat Transfer Conference (SHTC), ASME 2019 SHTC

Mehdi Mortazavi, Anthony D. Santamaria, Jingru Benner, Vedang Chauhan, Enhanced Liquid Water Removal from PEM Fuel Cell Flow Channels by Superimposing Acoustic Pressure Wave on Air Flow, ASME 2019 17th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM 2019

William Yameen, Nathan Piascik, Riccardo Clemente, Andrew Miller, Seyed A. Niknam, Jingru Benner, Anthony D. Santamaria, Mehdi Mortazavi, Experimental Characterization of a Manifold-Microchannel Heat Exchanger Fabricated Based on Additive Manufacturing, 17th InterSociety Conference on Thermal and Thermo-mechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems, ITherm 2019

Mehdi Mortazavi, Jingru Benner, Anthony Santamaria, Evaluation of liquid-gas two-phase flow pressure drop signatures in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell flow channels, Proceedings of the ASME 2018 16th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, (ICNMM2018), Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 2018

Mehdi Mortazavi, Seyed A. Niknam, Analysis of liquid-gas two-phase flow pressure drop signature in minichannels, Proceedings of the 3rd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC), Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2018

Jingru Benner, Mehdi Mortazavi, Anthony Santamaria, Numerical simulation of droplet emergence and growth from gas diffusion layers (GDLs) in polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) flow channels , Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition, IMECE2018, November 2018

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