Mahmood Razavi, MSc Student, 2019-2021

Mahmood is an E.I.T with a BSc degree in Agricultural Machinery Engineering from Iran in 2007 and MEng in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2014. He Conducted a research project on “Application of Mckibben Air Muscle and Control by Omron, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)”. He developed a Pneumatic Artificial Muscle in order to use in Reciprocation Gait Orthosis (RGO) for Paraplegics. He has more than 10 years of international experience in Education, R&D and Start up. He joined ACμTE in January 2019 as a M.Sc. student. He is currently working on developing new biosensors capable of measuring the bulk properties of microflows using sensory microbridges.

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Sajad Yazdanparast, PhD Student, 2019-2023

Sajad earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shiraz University. He was ranked 363rd among 127,000 students in the Iranian University Entrance Exam. Then, he entered Tarbiat Modares University to continue his studies in Mechanical Engineering for a master’s degree. In his master’s thesis entitled “study of premixed and non-premixed combustion in diesel spray”, he developed a new hybrid diesel spray combustion model that would help engineers to resolve challenging emission limitations. He completed his master’s degree with excellent scores and ranked 1st among mechanical engineering master students. Sajad joined ACμTE in May 2019 and his research is focused on the microfluidic-based generation of compound microdroplets. He is co-supervised by Professor Alidad Amirfazli form York University.

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Arezoo Khalili, PhD Student, 2017-2021

Arezoo obtained her Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Amir Kabir University of Technology (AUT), respectively. She ranked 2nd among Mechanical Engineering MSc students of AUT in 2008. Her MSc thesis in the leading area of energy efficiency and emission reduction led to the development and testing of a pilot scale two-phase direct-contact heat exchanger which could effectively reduce gas emission and energy consumption. During her post-graduate studies and working as a lecturer at Islamic Azad University (IAU), she was involved in designing and teaching courses and research activities in various focus areas of mechanical engineering, including Energy Conversion and Heat Transfer Enhancement, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. She is a co-author of the books “Introduction to Heating & refrigeration equipment and HVAC controls” and “Sample Problems in Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer” (published in Persian) and 4 conferences and 8 journal papers in Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer Enhancement techniques. She joined ACμTE in September 2017 as a PhD student and received the Carswell Scholarship and the Roderick Guthrie Graduate Scholarship.

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Arsalan Nikdoost, PhD Student, 2017-2021

Arsalan received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2014. He was ranked 82nd in Nationwide University Entrance Exam (Konkoor) among more than 300.000 participants and won Membership of National Elite Foundation in 2009. He won the full tuition waiver and research fellowship for his M.Sc. studies in Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He was a Teaching Assistant for Thermo-Fluids Engineering and Measurement and Instrumentation between 2014-2017. As a graduate student at Bilkent University, his research was focused on nanoparticle synthesis and post-processing in microfluidic devices. Arsalan joined ACμTE in September 2017 as a PhD student and is currently working on microfluidic-based point-of-use and point-of-care diagnostic systems.

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Alireza Zabihi, PhD Student, 2017-2021

Alireza received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, in 2014. Afterwards, he continued his education and obtained his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2017. As his B.Sc. final project, he performed numerical and experimental Investigation of mixing efficiency of micro-mixers using water-based ferrofluid and permanent magnets. He was a Research Assistant at Noise, Vibration, and Acoustics (NVA) Research Center at the University of Tehran between 2014-2017. During his M.Sc. program, his research was focused on fault detection of centrifugal pumps, utilizing both casing vibration signature analyses and numerical simulation of pressure pulsations. Alireza joined ACμTE in September 2017 as a Ph.D. student and is currently developing in-vitro and in-vivo microfluidic platforms for cardioprotective drug testing/screening purposes.

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Khaled Youssef, PhD Student, 2016-2020

Khaled obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering, both from Ain Shams University (ASU), one of the top-ranked and most prestigious technological universities in Egypt. He ranked 4th among all B.Sc. students of ASU in 2012. During his post-graduate studies, he was involved in research activities in the fields of fluid dynamics and renewable energy systems. His past research experience was in multi-objective optimization with numerical simulation (ANSYS-Fluent) to optimize and enhance the aerodynamic performance of wind turbines.
Khaled received the prestigious Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) and joined ACUTE in September 2016 as a PhD student. He is developing novel in-vitro neuron-on-a-chip and in-vivo organism-on-a-chip microfluidic platforms to facilitate discovery of neuroprotective drugs for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease.

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