
Mehrdad T. Manzari Professor of Mechanical Engineering FIMechE, CEng, FIHEA Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 111559567, Iran +98 216 616 5689 (office) 
Education: 


PhD in Engineering, (1996) University of Wales Swansea, UK. An Unstructured Grid Finite Element Algorithm for Compressible Turbulent Flow Computations 

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, (1988) Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Finite Element Analysis of the NonFourier Heat Conduction 

BSc in Mechanical Engineering, (1986) Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Modelling of Heat and Fluid Flow in Multiphase Powerplant Heat Exchangers 
Professional Experience: 

20152019 
Director of Reservoir Engineering Programme, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland 
2010present 
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 
20072009 
Director of Thermofluid Group, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 
20072009 
Director of Center of Excellence in Energy Conversion, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 
20052007 
Director of Graduate Studies, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 
20052010 
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 
20002005 
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 
19962000 
Postdoctoral Research Officer, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK 
19941996 
Research Officer, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK 
19911993 
Parttime Lecturer, Sharif University of Technology and University of Tehran 
Honors and Awards: 


Fellow of Institute of Mechanical Engineering, 2017 

Chartered Engineer, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, 2017 

Fellow of Higher Education Academy, 2017 

Winner of the Most Commended Paper prize of MCB Publishers, 2007 

Winner of the Most Commended Paper prize of MCB Publishers, 1999 

Finalist of the 9^{th} R.J. Melosh Medal Competition, USA, 1997 

NSERC Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship, Canada, 1997 and 1998 
Research Interests: 


Multiphase flows in Porous Media with applications in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs 

Landslides and Flow of Granular Materials 

Simulation of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Manufacturing Processes 

NonNewtonian Fluid Flows 

Computational Methods in Engineering 

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics with Engineering Applications 

High Performance and Parallel Computing 
Courses Taught: 


Thermodynamics (UG) 

Fluid Mechanics I (UG) 

Heat Transfer I and II (UG) 

Design of Heat Exchangers (UG) 

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (UG) 

Introduction to Oil and Gas Engineering (UG) 



Computational Fluid Dynamics I and II (G) 

Finite Element Method (G) 

Advanced Numerical Methods (G) 

Advanced Engineering Mathematics (G) 

Convective Heat Transfer (G) 

Boundary Layer Theory (G) 

MSc Seminars (G) 

Biofluid Mechanics (G) 

Multiphase flows in Porous Media (G) 

Reservoir Engineering (G) 

Parallel Computing for CFD Applications (G) 
Translated Book: 
Doctoral Theses Supervised: 


Hamid Naderan: Advanced Recovery Methods for Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Sharif University of Technology, 2007. 

Rouholah Fatehi: Multiphase Porescale Modelling Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Sharif University of Technology, 2010. 

Mehdi Mosharaf Dehkordi: Multiresolution Multiscale Finite Volume Method for Reservoir Simulation, 2013. 

Somayeh Farnoush: Prediction of Suspensions Bulk Viscosity Using Immersed Boundary Approach in the Framework of the Lattice Boltzmann Method, 2015. 

Mohamad Reza Hashemi: Simulation of Magnetorheological Fluid Flows at Particle Scale, 2017. 

Mojtaba Moshiri: Simulation of flow in anisotropic heterogeneous oil reservoirs using compositional model and cellbased unstructured grid, 2019. 
Research Grants: 


Pars Oil and Gas Company, "Development of a Parallel Three Dimensional Blackoil Reservoir Simulator", 20072008. 

Razi Petrochemical Complex, "Design of a Filter Room for Gas Turbine Power Plant", 20042005. 

Ministry of Energy, "Comparative Study on the use of two different Runners for a Francis Turbine in a Hydroelectric Power Plant, 20032004. 