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Asghar Esmaeeli
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Dr. Asghar Esmaeeli is an expert in large scale computations of multiphase flows. He is one of the key contributors of the immersed boundary technique that was developed in the University of Michigan in early nineties and gained international reputation for its accuracy and robustness in solving complex multiphase flow problems. Dr. Esmaeeli’s research covers a wide range of problems including boiling phenomena, bubbly flows, and electrohydrodynamics. He is a fellow of ASME, an associate fellow of AIAA, and a member of editorial boards of several thermal/fluids journals.

EDUCATION

Ph.D.   Mechanical Engineering and Scientific Computing (1995), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

M.Sc.  Mechanical Engineering (1988), Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, IRAN

B.Sc.   Mechanical Engineering (1986), Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, IRAN

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Electrohydrodynamics of Suspension of Drops in DC/AC Electric Fields
  • Explosive Boiling
  • Nucleate Boiling
  • EHD-Driven Instability of Superimposed Fluids
  • Equilibrium Shapes and Stability of Liquid-Liquid Interfaces in Superimposed Flows Due to Thermocapillarity-Driven Convection

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND INTEREST

  • Computations of Boiling (Film, Nucleate, and Explosive)
  • Electric Field Effects on Boiling and Condensation Phenomena
  • Manipulation of Red and White Blood Cells by Electric Field

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • A. Esmaeeli. Dielectrophoretic- and Electrohydrodynamic-Driven Translational Motion of a Liquid Column in Transverse Electric Fields. Physics of Fluids, 2016, 28, 073306.
  • A. Behjatian and A. Esmaeeli. Equilibrium Shape and Hysteresis Behavior of Liquid Jets in Transvers Electric Fields. Journal of Electrostatics, 2015, 75, 5-13.
  • A. Behjatian and A. Esmaeeli. Transient Electrohydrodynamics of Compound Drops. Acta Mechanica, 2015, 226, 2581-2606.
  • A. Behjatian and A. Esmaeeli. Confinement Effects on Electrohydrodynamics of Two-Dimensional Miscible Liquid Drops. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2014, 441, 116-126.
  • P. Sharifi and A. Esmaeeli. Comparison of EHD-Driven Instability of Thick and Thin Liquid Films by a Transverse Electric Field. Fluid Dynamics and Materials Processing, 2013, 9, 389-418.
  • A. Behjatian and A. Esmaeeli. Electrohydrodynamics of a Compound Drop. Physical Review E, 2013, 88, 033012.
  • A. Behjatian and A. Esmaeeli. Flow Patterns and Deformation Modes of Coaxial Liquid Columns in Transverse Electric Fields. European Physical Journal E, 2013, 36, 114.
  • M. Abdul Halim and A. Esmaeeli. Computational Studies on the Transient Electrohydrodynamics of a Liquid Drop. Fluid Dynamics and Materials Processing, 2013, 9, 435-460.
  • A. Behjatian and A. Esmaeeli. Electrohydrodynamics of a Liquid Column under a Transverse Electric Field in Confined Domains. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2013, 48, 71-81.
  • A. Esmaeeli and A. Behjatian. Electrohydrodynamics of a Liquid Drop in Confined Domains. Physical Review E, 2012, 86, 036310.
  • A. Esmaeeli and P. Sharifi. The Transient Dynamics of a Liquid Column in a Uniform Transvers Electric Field of Small Strength. Journal of Electrostatics, 2011, 69, 504-511.
  • A. Esmaeeli and P. Sharifi. Transient Dynamics of a Liquid Drop. Physical Review E, 2011, 84, 036308.
  • A. Esmaeeli and M. N. Reddy. The Electrohydrodynamics of Superimposed Fluids Subjected to a Nonuniform Transverse Electric Fields. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2011, 37, 1331-1347.
  • B. Pendse and A. Esmaeeli. An Analytical Solution for Thermocapillary-Driven Convection of Superimposed Fluids at Zero Reynolds and Marangoni Numbers. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2010, 49, 1147-1155.
  • S. Thomas, A. Esmaeeli, and G. Tryggvason. Multiscale Computations of Thin Films in Multiphase Flows. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2010, 36, 71-77.

RELATED NEWS

  • AIAA Bulletin, January 2013, AIAA announces Associate Fellows, Page B6.
  • ASME Magazine, November 2012, Featured ASME Fellows.
  • The Southern Illinoisan, “Engineering society honors Asghar Esmaeeli”, November 10, 2011.