Expert in leading multidisciplinary projects,
engineering solutions for fluid mechanics and thermodynamics challenging
problems, through computational modeling, simulation, and validating the numerical results with experimental measurements. Proficiencies include, multiphase turbulent flows, condensation/evaporation, aerosols and particles trajectory and energy conservation.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Expert in CFD software packages, ANSYS-Fluent, COMSOL, CFX
Code development skills, C/C++, FORTRAN, Python, MATLAB, LabView
Complex problem solver
Works well in diverse team environment
Technical direction and product strategies
Stress analysis training
CAD, 2D/3D modeling and design,
SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer, AutoCAD and CATIA
Ph.D.: Mechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringCurrentClarkson University-
simulation of a two phase (gas-solid) turbulent flow-interaction of turbulent velocity
fluctuations on particle distribution”.
Master of Science: Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering2008Shiraz University-
simulation of turbulent flow and micro/nano particles deposition in realistic
geometry of human upper- respiratory tract”.
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering2005University of Tehran -
Thesis: “Exergy optimization for indirect heaters of the natural gas
Thermal and CFD Analyst 08/2010 to Current Turbulence & Multiphase Fluid Flow Laboratory (TMFL), Clarkson University – Potsdam, NY
Multi-phase flow in ducts/pipes- Predicted the
micro/nano size particle deposition/distribution in the turbulent and
anisotropic flow using Lagrangian method.
Modeling complex fluid- Provided
numerical simulation of particulate matter transport in a complex geometry. Evaluated the accuracy of RSTM and LES turbulent
models in prediction of the flow over a bluff body.
Multicomponent flow – Modeled the condensation/evaporation of water droplets and predicted the rate of
heat transfer in a dehumidifier.
HVAC systems - Investigated
the air quality and thermal comfort of an office room, comparing two ventilation
CFD and Air Quality Analyst08/2008 to 07/2010 Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES) Computational Lab, Clarkson University – Potsdam, NY
Particle Nucleation and Coagulation - Developed a state-of-the-art code predicting
the nucleation, coagulation and
surface growth of Secondary Organic Aerosols (SOA) over time in a mixing
Air quality - Modeled building removal of particulate pollutant plume during
outdoor resuspension event. Linked the
CFD solver, ANSYS FLUENT, to CONTAM which is the multi-zone indoor air quality
and ventilation analysis program.
Design and development intenship09/2011 to 11/2011 Kent Displays, Inc. – Kent, OH
Designed and optimized the
cleanroom enclosure, in which two screens merge
to cover the liquid crystals in production process of Kent Displays boogie
boards (LCD writing tablets) using FLUENT software.
Reduced 98% of the particle
penetration from the cleanroom to the enclosure through the new design.
Recommendations are implemented
in fabrication of the enclosure in Kent Displays, Inc.
Prototype Development Internship05/2011 to 09/2011 Haledyne Inc. (Startup Company) – Akron, OH
Developed the conceptual design of the ceiling mounted
UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) fixture in order to follow the safety aspects of the UV
radiation and meanwhile deactivate %95 of the pathogens and airborne bacteria
suspended in an operating room. Applied ASHRAE standard code in the design.
Thermal Analysis of Heat Exchangers & Boilers06/2005 to 09/2005 International Natural Gas Company – Tehran, IR
Analyzed the thermodynamic efficiency
of water-bath-gas-heaters (indirect heaters) used in gas pressure-reducing
stations to prevent the hydrate
formation of natural gas in pipelines. Applied ASME standard code
in the analysis.
Optimized the flame temperature with respect to the air-fuel ratio and the fuel flow rate.
Computed the temperature
distribution when shell and tube heaters (inline heaters) and water-bath-gas-heaters are applied.
Analyzed the economic efficiency of indirect and inline heaters by developing an Energy Flow Optimization Model (EFOM).
Instructor08/2012 to 05/2014 Clarkson University – Potsdam, NY
Fluid Mechanics, (Summer 2014)
Vector Mechanics and Statics, (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014)
1. J. Qian, B. Tavakoli, G. Ahmadi, A. R. Ferro, “Building Removal of
Particulate Pollutant Plume during Outdoor Resuspension Event”, Journal of Building and Environment , V. 75, P
161–169, May 2014. 2. B. Tavakoli, O. Abouali, M. H. Bagheri, M. Yazdi, G. Ahmadi,
“Micro-particles Transport and Deposition in Realistic Geometry of Human Upper
Airways”, International Journal of
Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 4, 315-322, 2012.
3. B. Tavakoli, G. Ahmadi, “The Study of the Particle Deposition Rate
in a Duct Flow Using 3D RSTM”, 4th
US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Chicago IL, August 2014.
4. B. Tavakoli, G. Ahmadi, “Modeling Wind Flow and Particulate
Pollutant Dispersion around a Realistic Model of a Building Using Large-Eddy
Simulation”, ASME Fluids Engineering
Division Summer Meeting¸ Puerto Rico, July 2012. 5. B. Tavakoli, G. Ahmadi, “Effect
of Indoor Air Ventilation on Particulate Pollutant Concentration Distribution,
including Nucleation, Coagulation and Surface Growth”, ASME International
Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Denver, CO, 2011.
6. S. Kaligotla, B. Tavakoli, M. Glauser, G. Ahmadi, “Computational and
Experimental Study of Airflow around a Fan-Powered UVGI Lamp”, APS 64th
Annual DFD meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2011.
7. B. Tavakoli,
G. Ahmadi, “Numerical Simulation of Brownian Collision and Coagulation of
Nanoparticles in a Tank”, AAAR conference, Portland, OR, 2010.
8. B. Tavakoli,
G. Ahmadi, “Computer Simulations of Airflow Field around a Cube–Comparisons of
LES and RANS Models”, ASME 3rd joint US-European fluid engineering summer
meeting, Montreal, Canada, 2010.
9. H. Moghadas, O. Abouali, A. Faramarzi,
B. Tavakoli, G. Ahmadi, "A Numerical Investigation
for Nano-Particles Deposition in Realistic Geometry of Deviant Human Nasal
Airways", The ASME 8th International Conference on Nanochannels,
Microchannels and Minichannels, ICNMM, Montreal, Canada, 2010.
Shokouhmand, M. Rezaei Barmi and B. Tavakoli, “Gas Heater Availability Analysis
and Consideration of Replacement Gas Heaters by Inline Heaters in the Pressure
Reducing Stations of Natural Gas”, ASME
Heat Transfer, Fluid Flows, and Thermal Systems, Seattle WA, 2007.
Increased the thermal comfort of a work place model by optimizing the air handling system.
Project Development Collaborated with team of PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) experiment in the development of UVGI fixtures.
Creative Problem Solving: Resolved product issue through consumer testing.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) American Physical Society (APS)
Vice President of the AAAR
student chapter at Clarkson University