Curriculum Vitae




University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

SimCenter, the National Center for Computational Engineering
Computational Engineering

Advisors: Professor William K. Anderson and Professor James C. Newman III

Dissertation: An hp-Adaptive Petrov-Galerkin Method for Steady-State and Unsteady Flow Problems



Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Professor Mohammad-Reza Heyrani Nobari

Thesis: Numerical Investigation of Incompressible Flows in Centrifugal Turbomachines



Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

Mechanical Engineering



Boeing Research & Technology
Aerodynamics Engineer 

  • Developing state-of-art finite-element based flow solver technologies for turbulent compressible flows over aircraft configurations for the entire flight envelope.

  • Performing CFD analysis and developing database and best practices for high-lift configurations.


University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Research Scientist, Advisor: Professor Dimitri J. Mavriplis

  • Major contribution in preparation of a successful proposal for a NASA research grant; title: "Efficient and Robust CFD Solvers for Exascale Architectures"; total research fund: $596,107.

  • Developed robust and scalable linear and nonlinear solution strategies for emerging HPC architectures.

  • Developed a finite-element flow solver, called HOMA (High-Order Multilevel Adaptive), for the solution of compressible RANS equations on 3D unstructured grids using stabilized finite-element methods (SUPG/GLS).

  • Developed a stable and efficient adaptive block ILU smoother for preconditioning of Krylov solvers.

  • Developed general deflation schemes for stabilization and acceleration of linear smoothers.

  • Performed comparison studies among dominant discretizations including SUPG, DG, and FV methods.

  • Contributed in development of time-spectral methods for parallelization in time.

  • Generated structured and unstructured grids for 3D aircraft and turbomachinery configurations.


University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Advisor: Professor Dimitri J. Mavriplis

  • Developed the initial version of the aforementioned HOMA solver.

  • Developed a robust nonlinear p-multigrid for the solution of high-order RANS discretizations on unstructured grids.

  • Developed a strongly-scalable matrix-based implicit line preconditioning technique for the SUPG discretization.

  • Assisted lecturing graduate-level fluid mechanics and high-performance computing (HPC) courses.


SimCenter, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Research Assistant

  • Developed adjoint-based hp-adaptation capabilities within a continuous finite-element framework known as FUNSAFE .

  • Participated in 1st and 2nd AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop which was focused on assessing the numerical prediction capability (mesh, numerics, turbulence modeling, high-performance computing requirements, and modeling techniques) of current-generation CFD technology/codes for air breathing propulsion related aerodynamic flows, jet performance, and flow structures.


Iran Industrial Pumps (IIP), Tehran, Iran

Head of Research and Development Department


Achievements: Established and led a research and development team aiming at the multidisciplinary and integrated design of special centrifugal pumps using computational simulation. Accomplished two major projects:

  1. Design and Manufacturing of a High-Capacity Seawater Intake Double-Volute Pump (Capacity: 8000 m3/hr).

  2.  Redesign and Optimization of a Four-Stage High-Pressure Centrifugal Pump (Head: 475 m)


Technical responsibilities: Computational simulation, co-operation for hydraulic and mechanical design, interactive relation with manufacturing shop for measurements, modifications, drafting and documentation.


Managerial achievements: Established a nourishing and motivating environment and created strong team spirit.

Computer Skills

Programming: C++, FORTRAN

Parallel Processing: MPI, OpenMP, POSIX Threads

Math: MATLAB, Mathematica

Computer Aided Design (CAD): AutoCad, Solidworks, ANSYS BladeModeler, CFTurbo

Mesh Generation: Pointwise, Gridgen, Gambit, ANSYS TurboGrid

Commercial CFD Solver: ANSYS CFX, FLUENT

Visualization: FieldView, Tecplot, ParaView, Visit

Operating Systems: Linux, OS X, Windows

Professional Organizations

AIAA: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Senior member

SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 



Professor Dimitri J. Mavriplis
Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071

Professor William K. Anderson
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23666


Professor James C. Newman III
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN 37403


Professor Timothy Swafford
SimCenter, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN 37403