Mehdi Mortazavi is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Western New England University, where he conducts research in the area of energy-thermo-fluids systems. Currently, he is the director of Multiscale Thermal Fluids Laboratory.
Mortazavi received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech University in 2014 and worked in HVAC industry for two years (2014-2016) prior to joining the faculty at WNE in August 2016. He earned his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech University in 2011 and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at KN Toosi University in 2007.
As an ASME and ASHRAE member, Mortazavi has been doing research in the area of energy-thermo-fluids systems. He has focused on solving fundamental problems of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer in energy systems. He has published multiple peer-reviewed journal and conference articles in this field. He also serves as a reviewer for Journal of Power Sources, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Applied Thermal Engineering, ASME Conferences, and etc.
Mortazavi is an instructor for courses in thermo-fluids area. He instructs ME 303-Thermodynamics I, ME 304-Thermodynamics II, ME 417- Heat Transfer, ME 437-Design Projects, and ME 440-Senior Design Projects at WNE. He also developed ME 491/591 Design of Heat Exchangers and ME 492/592 Multiphase Flow which were offered in AY 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, respectively. Prior to joining WNE, he instructed MEEM 3220-Energy Lab at MTU (2011-2014).
Mortazavi's research interests include multiphase flow, transport phenomena in porous media, droplet dynamics, and evaluation of thermal and hydrodynamic performance of additively manufactured components (such as heat exchangers and flow channels). Mortazavi's research approach is analytical which is backed by experiments.