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Ohadi, Michael

Michael Ohadi
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
4164C Glenn L. Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Email: 
Phone: 
301-405-5263
Fax: 
301-314-9477

Research Interests 

  • Heat and mass transfer at the meso, micro and nano-scales with applications to thermal/fluid system miniaturization
  • Smart heat exchangers
  • Electronic cooling
  • Innovative energy systems

Education 

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986

Honors and Awards 

  • Accredited member, The European Process Intensification Center, in recognition of contributions in Enhanced Heat ad Mass Transfer Augmentation research impact, April 2013
  • Contributing Author, the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) policy document, Nov. 2012.  The GEA document was authored by selected experts from around the world. It examines major global challenges and their linkage to energy; existing and emerging technologies for affordable and clean energy; and policies/measures for sustainable future energy resources.
  • Nominated for the 2013 ASHRAE Campbell Award, in recognition of contributions in Research, Educational, and Professional Outreach activities in the sciences and applications of HVAC and refrigeration systems. 
  • ITherm 2012 Award (the 13th Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Theermomechncial Phenomenon in Electronic Systems), in recognition of contributions to Panel Discussions and service as Track Co-Chair , June 2012
  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers)  Exceptional Service Award, June 2011
  • SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) distinguished contributions award, May 2010
  • Regional Editor, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer (2001-Present)
  • Member, ASME Global Communities District J Operating Board (2009-Present).
  • Listed in Who's Who in Engineering Academia; Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who, and several other distinguished citations.
  • Member of the Advisory Board and past Chairman, ASME Executive Committee for Process Industries (2004-Present)
  • ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, June 2002
  • Elected ASHRAE Fellow Member Grade,  June 2002
  • Elected ASME Fellow, May 1999
  • Elected to the ASME Society-Level Nominating Committee, June 2000-June 2002
  • Elected to ASME Potter Medal Awards Committee, February 2001-2005
  • Chairman of ASHRAE TC 8.4 Technical Committee on Air-to-Liquid Heat Exchangers, June 2001-June 2004
  • Faculty Advisor Award for “Most Active ASHRAE Student Chapter in the Eastern United States,” 2001
  • ASME/JSME Distinguished Service Award, June 1999
  • Japan STA Fellowship Award, 1998-1999
  • Finalist for “Invention of the Year Award,” University of Maryland, 1996
  • ASME ECO World 92 Distinguished Contribution Award, 1992
  • SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 1989
  • Michigan Tech. Distinguished Teaching Award, University Level, 1989
  • Michigan Tech. Distinguished Teaching Award, Mechanical Engr. Departmental Level, 1988
  • State of Michigan MAGB Distinguished Faculty Award, 1988

Professional Memberships and Service 

  • Member, ASME Nominating committee
  • Member and past Chairman, ASME Process Industry Division Executive Committee
  • Chairman, ASHRAE TC 8.4 Committee, Refrigerant-to-Air Heat Exchangers
  • Technical Associate Editor, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer
  • Technical Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Manufacturing and Science Engineering
  • Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Scientia, International Journal of Science and Technology

Selected Publications 

2013

  • Dai, J., Ohadi, M.M., and Pecht, M., “Energy Efficiency and Reliability Risk Mitigation of Data Centers through Prognostics and Health Management,” Invited chapter, Festschrift book in honor of Prof. Bar-Cohen (2013 in press).
  • Covilion, R., Ohadi, M.M., and Shah, M., “Heat Transfer,” Chapter 4, ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Atlanta, GA (2013 edition).
  • Covilion, R. and Ohadi, M.M.,  “Mass Transfer,” Chapter 3, ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Atlanta, GA (2013 edition).
  • Covilion, R., Shah, M., Ohadi, M.M., and Choo, K., “Two-Phase Flow,” Chapter 5, ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Atlanta, GA (2013 edition).
  • Jaccard, M., Agbemabiese, L., Azar, C., Fischer, C., Fisher, B., Hughes, A., Ohadi, M.M., de Oliveira, A., Zhang, X., and Yamaji, K. 2012: Policies for Energy System Transformations. In Global Energy Assessment: Towards a Sustainable Future. L. Gomez-Echeverri, T.B. Johansson, N. Nakicenovic, A. Patwardhan, (eds.), IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria and Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.
  • Shooshtari, A., Mandel, R., and Ohadi, M., “Cooling of Next Generation Electronics for Diverse Applications,” Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, S. Anwar, Ed., Taylor and Francis, New York, 2012.  DOI: 10.1081/E-EEE-120048075
  • Ganapathy, H., Al-Hajri, E., and Ohadi, M.M., “Phase field modeling of Taylor flow in mini/micro channels, Part I: Bubble formation mechanisms and phase field parameters”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 94, 2013, pp. 138-149.
  • Dai. J., Das, D., Ohadi, M.M., and Pecht, M., “Reliability Risk Mitigation of Free Air Cooling through Prognostics and Health Management,” Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering (2013, Accepted for publication).

2012

  • Ohadi, M.M., Choo, K., Dessiatoun, S., and Centegen, E., “Next Generation Micro Channel Heat Exchangers,” Springer Publishing Co., (2012).
  • Al-Hajri, E., Shooshtari, A. H., Dessiatoun, S., and Ohadi, M. M., “Performance Characterization of R134a and R245fa in a High Aspect Ratio Microchannel,” Int’l. Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 36, (2012) 588-600.
  • Ganapathy, H., Al-Hajri, E. and Ohadi, M.M., “Phase field modeling of Taylor flow in mini/micro channels, Part II: hydrodynamics of Taylor flow”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 94, 2012, pp. 156-165.

2011

  • Jha, V., Dessiatoun, S., Ohadi, M., and Al Hajri, E., "Experimental Characterization of Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Inside a Tubular Evaporator Utilizing Advanced Microgrooved Surfaces," ASME Journal of Thermal Sciences and Engineering Applications, Vol. 4, 2011, pp. 41009-1 to 41009-7.

2010

  • Islam, M.D., Ohadi, M.M., and Kubo, I., “Measurement of Solar-Energy (Direct Beam   Radiation) in Abu Dhabi, UAE,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 35, 2010, 515–519.
  • Alshehhi, M., Shooshtari, A., Dessiatoun, S., Ohadi, M.M., and Goharzadeh, A., “Parametric Performance Analysis of an Electrostatic Wire-Cylinder Aerosol Separator in Laminar Flow Using a Numerical Modeling Approach,” Separation Science and Technology, Vol. 45, 2010, pp. 299-309.
  • Islam, M.D., Ohadi, M.M., and Kubo, I., “Measurement of Solar-Energy (Direct Beam   Radiation) in Abu Dhabi, UAE,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 35, 2010, 515–519.
  • Jha, V., Dessiatoun, S., Ohadi, M., and Al Hajri, E., “Experimental Characterization of Heat Transfer And Pressure Drop Inside a Tubular Evaporator Utilizing Advanced Microgrooved Surfaces,” ASME Journal of Thermal Sciences and Engineering Applications, Vol. 4, 2010, pp. 41009-1 to 41009-7.

2009

  • Islam, M.D., Kubo, I., Ohadi, M.M., and Alalili, A., ‘’Measurement of solar energy radiation in Abu Dhabi, UAE,’’ Applied Energy, Vol. 86, 2009, 511–515.
  • M.D. Islam, M. Al-Shehi, M. Ohadi, (2009), “Emerging applications in Cryogenics- Nitrogen injection for Reservoir Enhanced Oil Recovery”, 2009, ASHRAE Transaction paper, also presented at the ASHRAE Annual meeting in Louisville, KY, June 20-24, 2009.
  • Foroughi, P., Shooshtari, A., Dessiatoun, S., and Ohadi, M., “Experimental Characterization of an Electrohydrodynamic Micropump for Cryogenic Spot Cooling Applications,” Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 31, 2009, 2.

2008

  • Baummer T., Cetegen E., Ohadi M., and Dessiatoun S., “Force-fed Evaporation and Condensation Utilizing Advanced Micro-structured Surfaces and Micro-channels,” Journal of Microelectronics, Vol. 39, 2008, pp. 975-980.
  • Rada, M., Shooshtari, A., and Ohadi, M. M., Experimental and Numeral Simulation of Meso-Pumping of Liquid Nitrogen - Application to Cryogenic Spot Cooling of Sensors and Detectors. Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, Vol. 148, 2008, 271-279.

2001

  • Ohadi, M.M., and A.E. Bergles, “Heat Transfer,” Chapter 3, ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA, pp. 3.1-3.27, 2001.
  • Darabi, J., M.M. Ohadi, and D. DeVoe, “An Electrohydrodynamic Polarization Micropump for Electronic Cooling,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 98-106, 2001.

2000

  • Ohadi, M.M., J. Darabi, and B. Roget, “Electrode Design, Materials, and Fabrication Fundamentals for EHD—Enhanced Transport Phenomena,” in Advanced in Heat Transfer, Edited by C.L. Tien, Vol. 11, pp. 563-623, Begell House Publishers, Inc., New York, 2000.
  • Zhao, Y., M. Molki, M.M. Ohadi, and S.V. Dessiatoun, “Flow Boiling Heat Transfer of CO2 in Micro Channels,” ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 437-445, 2000.
  • Darabi, J., M.M. Ohadi, S.V. and Dessiatoun, “Augmentation of Thin Falling-Film Evaporation on Horizontal Tubes Using an Applied Electric Field,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 122, No. 2, pp. 391-398, 2000.

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