Curriculum Vitae

Education

2011-2015

PhD

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

2005-2008

MSc

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

2001-2005

BSc

Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

Mechanical Engineering

Employment

2019-present

2017-2019

Boeing Research & Technology

Aerodynamics Engineer 

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.

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

  • Developing 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).

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

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

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

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

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

2015-2017

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.

2011-2015

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.

2008-2011

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.

2009-2010

Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, Energy Dept., Tehran, Iran

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, 

Member

References

Professor Dimitri J. Mavriplis
Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071
Email: mavripl@uwyo.edu


Professor William K. Anderson
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23666
Email: william.k.anderson@nasa.gov

 

Professor James C. Newman III
SimCenter, 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Email: james-newman@utc.edu

 

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

Email: Tim-Swafford@utc.edu

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