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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Sina Maram, Part-Time PhD Student, 2016-2020

Sina Khosravi is a Professional Engineer with B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran and Master of Applied Science from Queen’s University of Kingston in Material Science with a research focus in Polymer Processing. His research on degradation modeling in Laser Transmission Welding of thermoplastics won the best paper award by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Special Interest Group on Joining of Plastics and Composites at ANTEC 2011 in Boston. His aptitude for Application of Advanced Materials in Biomedical Industry led to his part-time engagement with ACμTE research team as a Guest Researcher in September 2016. He is currently working on developing new micro-fabrication methods to develop biosensors using conductive polymers capable of sensing microfluidic bulk properties.

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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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Sina Dibaji, MSc Student, 2016-2018

Sina obtained his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran in 2015. As his bachelor’s final project, he investigated LDL mass transfer in the human vascular system using computational fluid mechanics. Sina joined ACUTE in September 2016 as a M.Sc. student. His current field of research is focused on developing microfluidic cell and bacteria sorting devices based on an inertio-magnetic method.

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