Omid Askari

Assistant Professor
Office: 213 Carpenter
Email: askari@me.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-1535
Google Scholar Citation

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, 2016.
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Karaj, 2005.

Experience Record

Aug. 2016 – Present, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS.

Jun. 2016 – Aug. 2016, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Jan. 2013 – Jun. 2016, Manager of Energy and Combustion Research Laboratory, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Jun. 2013 – Jun. 2016, Young Scholar Program (YSP) Mentor, Center for STEM Education, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Sep. 2012 – Jun. 2016, Doctoral Research Assistant, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

May. 2010 – Jul. 2012, Research Engineer of Fuel and Combustion Department, Engine Research and Development Center (IPCO), Tehran, Iran.

Sep. 2008 – May. 2010, CAE Research Engineer, Engine Research and Development Center (IPCO), Tehran, Iran.

Aug. 2008 – Jun. 2012, Instructor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, University of Karaj, Alborz, Iran.

Jan. 2007 – Sep. 2008, CAE Research Engineer, Renewable Energy Organization (SUNA), Tehran, Iran.

Sep. 2005 – Jul. 2007, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

May 2005 – Sep. 2005, Engineering Internship, Tehran Oil Refining Company (TORC), Tehran, Iran.

Specialty Areas

  • Combustion, Auto-Ignition and Kinetic Analysis
  • High-pressure Spray and Combustion Characteristics at Engine-Relevant Conditions
  • Plasma-Assisted Combustion (non-thermal plasma)
  • Alternative and Low Greenhouse Gas Fuels
  • Flame Speed, Flame Structure and Flame Instability Studies
  • Spark Ignition, Flame Kernel and Plasma Formation
  • Laser Diagnostics and Optical Imaging Techniques

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding and Recognized Reviewer Award, Journal of Fuel, Elsevier, 2016.
  • Alfred Ferretti Award for Excellence in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, 2015.
  • Best Student Paper Award, ASME Solar Energy Division, 2015.
  • Outstanding M.Sc. graduate in Mechanical engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007.
  • Distinguished Student Award in Mechanical Engineering, University of Karaj, 2005.
  • Introduced as a Scientific Elite by the National Elite Institute, Tehran, Iran, 2005.

Publications:

Book Chapters

  • Askari, O., Saidi, M.H., and Hemmati, H., “Microchannel simulation”, in the book of “Heat Exchangers – Basics Design Applications” Edited by Jovan Mitrovic, InTech, ISBN 978-953-51-0278-6, DOI: 10.5772/1997, March 09, 2012.
  • Porkhial, S., Askari, O., and Shirzadi, M.R., “Transient analysis of a geothermal snow-melting system on a typical bridge”, in the book of “Numerical Modelling of Coupled Phenomena in Science and Engineering: Practical Use and Examples” edited by Mario César, ISBN 978-041-54-7628-7, CRC. Taylor and Francis, December 1, 2008.

Journals

Conference Papers

  • Elia, M., Ferrari, M., Askari, O., and Metghalchi, H., “Mass burning rate of syngas/air mixtures and gas-to-liquid fuel auto-ignition at high temperatures and pressures” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2016, Phoenix, Arizona, November 11-17, 2016.
  • Yu, G., Askari, O., Hadi, F., Wang, Z., Metghalchi, H., Kannaiyan, K., and Sadr, R., “Theoretical prediction of laminar burning speed and ignition delay of gas to liquid fuel” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2016, Phoenix, Arizona, November 11-17, 2016.
  • Askari, O., Vien, K., Wang, Z., and Metghalchi, H., “Laminar burning speed and flame structure of syngas/oxygen/helium and syngas/air/EDG premixed flame” 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, HEFAT2016, Costa del sol, Spain, July 11-13, 2016.
  • Askari, O., Vien, K., Wang, Z., and Metghalchi, H., “The effect of diluent on flame structure and laminar burning speeds of Hydrogen/CO/oxidizer/diluent” Spring Technical Meeting, Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, Hosted by Princeton University, March 13-16, 2016.
  • Vien, K., Askari, O., Wang, Z., Wang, X., and Metghalchi, H., “Laminar burning speed measurement, auto-ignition, and flame structure study of spherically expanding flames (SEFs)”, 7th ISEES International Workshop on Sustainable Energy, Environment & Safety with Railway Centric Theme, Lucknow, India, December 21-23, 2015.
  • Pedros, P.B., Askari, O., and Metghalchi, H., “Reduction of nitrous oxide emissions from biological nutrient removal processes by thermal decomposition,” Water and Energy: Opportunities for Energy and Resource Recovery in the Changing World, Washington, DC, June 8-10, 2015.
  • Askari, O., Moghaddas, A., Alholm, A., Alhazmi, B., Aljanabi, A., and Metghalchi, H.,Laminar burning speed and burning rate measurement of Hydrogen/CO/air mixtures at high temperatures and pressures using a new multi-shell model,” 9th National Combustion Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 17-20, 2015.
  • Forghan, F., Askari, O., Narusawa, U., and Metghalchi, H., “Cooling of turbine blade surface with extended exit holes: parametric study”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 14-20, 2014.
  • Rokni, E., Moghaddas, A., Askari, O., and Metghalchi, H.,, “Measurement of laminar burning speeds and investigation of flame stability of acetylene/air mixtures,“ ASME 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability & 12th Fuel Cell Science, Boston, Massachusetts, June 29 – July 2, 2014.
  • Forghan, F., Askari, O., Narusawa, U., and Metghalchi, H., “Film cooling of turbine blade surface with extended exit holes”, ASME 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability & 12th Fuel Cell Science, Boston, Massachusetts, June 29 – July 2, 2014.
  • Askari, O., Metghalchi, H., Kazemzadeh Hannani, S., Hemmati, H., and Ebrahimi, R., “Lean partially premixed combustion investigation of methane direct-injection under different characteristic parameters,” Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF2013, ASME, Dearborn, Michigan, October 13-16, 2013.
  • Moghaddas, A., Askari, O., Rokni, E., Metghalchi, H., “Measurement of laminar burning speeds and investigation of flame stability of mixtures of Hydrogen/CO with air over a wide range of mixing ratios at high temperatures and pressures,“ 8th U.S. National Combustion Meeting Organized by the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, Salt lake city, Utah, May 19-22, 2013.
  • Askari, O., Metghalchi, H., Moghaddas, A., Kazemzadeh Hannani, S. and Ebrahimi, R., “Fundamental study of spray and partially premixed combustion of methane/air mixture,” Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF2012, ASME, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 23-26, 2012.
  • Askari, O., Hannani, S.K., Rezaei, F.,  and Ebrahimi, R., “Spray characteristics and control of fuel injection of methane using the optical and polynomial curve fitting methods,” International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 16-18, 2012.
  • Askari, O., Hannani, S.K., and Ebrahimi, R., “The effect of division of the burned gas region for realistic in-cylinder no prediction – an experimental and thermodynamic study,” 23rd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 5-9, 2011.
  • Askari, O., and Saidi, M.H., “Asymptotic and exact analysis for constructal optimization of microchannel heat sink,” ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer International Conference, Tainan, Taiwan, January 6-9, 2008.
  • Askari, O., and Saidi, M.H., “Three-dimensional analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer in the microchannel heat sink using additive-correction multigrid technique,” ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer International Conference, Tainan, Taiwan, January 6-9, 2008.