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John O | April 2019

Clarkson professor named a fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers

By Josh Perry, Editor


Dr. Goodarz Ahmadi, a professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University (Potsdam, N.Y.) has been elected as a fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) and will be presented his fellowship at the fourth annual Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference in Las Vegas.


Dr. Goodarz Ahmadi has been elected a fellow of the ASTFE.
(Clarkson University)


According to a report from the university, Ahmadi is also a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME) and the Iranian Society of Civil Engineers (ISCE). He received the 2016 ASME Freeman Scholar Award and the ASME Fluid Engineering 90th Anniversary Medal.


Among his other recognitions are the Clarkson Lifetime Research Achievement Award (2015), The Phalanx Commendable Leadership Award (2015), Clarkson University Outstanding Advisor Award (1986, 1988, 2002), University Distinguished Teaching Award (1988) and Pi Tau Sigma Distinguished Teaching Award (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990).


Dr. Ahmadi has authored three books and more than 680 journal publications, while serving as editor or on the editorial board of 12 international journals.


“His research interests include multiphase flows, particle transport and deposition, turbulence, flow control, granular flows, air pollution, flow through porous and fractured media, random vibrations and structural mechanics,” the article explained. “Ahmadi has been involved in developing computational schemes for particle fibers deposition in human respiratory airways, as well as particle pollutant resuspension, transport and dispersion in buildings and outdoors. Earlier he worked on active and passive vibration control of space structures during the lift-off and in orbit, in addition to separation control of flapped airfoils, active control of turbulence flows, as well as subsurface flows.”


The ASTFE website said that fellows need to be nominated by colleagues. The nomination process includes three letters of recommendations from individuals of standing within the thermal or fluids engineering community.


“ASTFE aims at providing opportunities to promote the dissemination of information and knowledge regarding thermal and fluids engineering, both nationally and internationally,” the website noted. “It aligns itself with globally collaborative activities in the traditional areas of heat transfer and fluids engineering, as well as, in emerging areas such as those related to energy, environmental sustainability, manufacturing, thermal management, and micro- and nano-scale transport phenomena.”

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