Research

Research Statement

My research is primarily concerned on analytical and computational modeling of various problems arising in the dynamics of different fluids (Newtonian, non-Newtonian, Nanofluids and particulate suspensions) with heat and/or mass transfer with a particular focus on multiphase flows, flow and transport in porous media in the presence of various effects such as MHD, heat generation or absorption and phase change.  One of the most interesting issues in understanding the transport properties of particulate suspensions is capturing the interactions between the suspended particles and the fluid. I employ and modify numerical methods to solve complex systems of partial differential equations and favor finding analytical solutions to simplified problems whenever possible. I entertain collaborations with researchers from different countries working in mechanical and chemical engineering and applied mathematics departments and I greatly benefit from these interactions, both as a source of interesting problems and as a way to keep in touch with different applications and solution methods. I believe that the inter-disciplinary bridging of mathematical tools holds the key to improve our understanding of transport processes

Research Areas

    • Optimization
    • Nanofluids Flow Modelling
    • Transport in Porous Media
    • Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Phase change modeling
  • Fluid Structure Interaction

Honors and Awards

    • Winner of the best Ph.D. researcher award by Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran. 2012
    • Winner of the best faculty member researcher award by Islamic Azad University, Dezful, Iran. 2012
    • Winner of award for teaching excellence by Islamic Azad University, Dezful, Iran. 2014
    • Winner of award for teaching excellence by Islamic Azad University, Dezful, Iran. 2012
  • Winner of award for teaching excellence by Islamic Azad University, Dezful, Iran. 2011

International Collaborative Works

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Selected Journal Publications

۵۷- Mehryan, S. A. M., Izadpanahi, E., Ghalambaz, M., Chamkha, A. J., Mixed convection flow caused by an oscillating cylinder in a square cavity filled with Cu–Al2O3/water hybrid nanofluid, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, (2019), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-019-08012-2 (Publisher: Springer). Download as pdf

۵۶- Zargartalebi, H., Ghalambaz, M., Chamkha, A., Pop, I. & Nezhad, A.S., 2018. Fluid-structure interaction analysis of buoyancy-driven fluid and heat transfer through an enclosure with a flexible thin partition. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, 28(9), 2072-2088. (Publisher: Emerald) Download as pdf

۵۵- Alsabery, A.I., Sheremet, M.A., Ghalambaz, M., Chamkha, A.J., & Hashim, I., (2018). Fluid-structure interaction in natural convection heat transfer in an oblique cavity with a flexible oscillating fin and partial heating. Applied Thermal Engineering, 145, (25), 80-97.(Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۵۴- Mehryan, S.A.M., Ghalambaz, M. and Izadi, M., (2018). Conjugate natural convection of nanofluids inside an enclosure filled by three layers of solid, porous medium and free nanofluid using Buongiorno’s and local thermal non-equilibrium models. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, pp.1-21. (Publisher: Springer). Download as pdf

۵۳- Tahmasebi, A., Mahdavi, M., & Ghalambaz, M. (2018). Local thermal nonequilibrium conjugate natural convection heat transfer of nanofluids in a cavity partially filled with porous media using Buongiorno’s model. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 73(4), 254-276. (Publisher: Taylor and Francis). Download as pdf

۵۲- Zargartalebi, H., Ghalambaz, M., Sheremet, M. A., & Pop, I. (2017). Unsteady free convection in a square porous cavity saturated with nanofluid: the case of local thermal nonequilibrium and Buongiorno’s mathematical models. Journal of Porous Media, 20(11).(Publisher: Begellhouse USA). Download as pdf

۵۱- Ghalambaz, M., Doostani, A., Chamkha, A. J., & Ismael, M. A. (2017). Melting of Nanoparticles-Enhanced Phase-Change Materials in an Enclosure: Effect of Hybrid Nanoparticles. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 134, 85-97. (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۵۰- Sabour, M., Ghalambaz, M., & Chamkha, A. (2017). Natural convection of nanofluids in a cavity: criteria for enhancement of nanofluids. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, 27(7), 1504-1534. (Publisher: Emerald). Download as pdf

۴۹- Chamkha, A. J., Rashad, A. M., Mansour, M. A., Armaghani, T., & Ghalambaz, M. (2017). Effects of heat sink and source and entropy generation on MHD mixed convection of a Cu-water nanofluid in a lid-driven square porous enclosure with partial slip. Physics of Fluids, 29(5), 052001. (Publisher: AIP). Download as pdf

۴۸- Mehryan, S. A. M., Kashkooli, F. M., Ghalambaz, M., & Chamkha, A. J. (2017). Free convection of hybrid Al2O3-Cu water nanofluid in a differentially heated porous cavity. Advanced Powder Technology, 28(9), 2295-2305. (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۴۷- Noghrehabadi, A., Mirzaei, R., Ghalambaz, M., Chamkha, A., & Ghanbarzadeh, A. (2017). Boundary layer flow heat and mass transfer study of Sakiadis Flow of Viscoelastic Nanofluids Using Hybrid Neural Network-Particle Swarm Optimization (HNNPSO). Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 4, 150-159. (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۴۶- Mehryan, S. A. M., Chamkha, A. J., Ismael, M. A., & Ghalambaz, M. Fluid–structure interaction analysis of free convection in an inclined square cavity partitioned by a flexible impermeable membrane with sinusoidal temperature heating. Meccanica, 52, 2685-2703. (Publisher: Springer). Download as pdf

۴۵- Doostani, A., Ghalambaz, M., & Chamkha, A. J. (2017). MHD natural convection phase-change heat transfer in a cavity: analysis of the magnetic field effect. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 39, 2831–۲۸۴۶. (Publisher: Springer). Download as pdf

۴۴- Zargartalebi, H., Ghalambaz, M., Khanafer, K., & Pop, I. (2017). Unsteady conjugate natural convection in a porous cavity boarded by two vertical finite thickness walls. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 81, 218-228. (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۴۳- Ghalambaz, M., Doostani, A., Izadpanahi, E., & Chamkha, A. J. (2017). Phase-change heat transfer in a cavity heated from below: The effect of utilizing single or hybrid nanoparticles as additives. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 72, 104–۱۱۵ (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۴۲- Ghalambaz, M., Doostanidezfuli, A., Zargartalebi, H., & Chamkha, A.J. (2017). MHD phase change heat transfer in an inclined enclosure: Effect of a magnetic field and cavity inclination. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 71(1), 91–۱۰۹ (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۴۱- Ghalambaz, M., Hendizadeh, H., Zargartalebi, H., & Pop, I. (2016). Free convection in a square cavity filled with a tridisperse porous medium. Transport in Porous Media,  ۱۱۶:۳۷۹–۳۹۲٫ (Publisher: Springer). Download as pdf

۴۰- Chamkha, A.J., Doostanidezfuli, A., Izadpanahi, E., & Ghalambaz, M. (2016). Phase-change heat transfer of single/hybrid nanoparticles-enhanced phase-change materials over a heated horizontal cylinder confined in a square cavity. Advanced Powder Technology, 28, 385–۳۹۷٫ (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۳۹- Ghalambaz, M., Ghalambaz, M., & Edalatifar, M. (2015). Buckling analysis of cantilever nanoactuators immersed in an electrolyte: A close form solution using Duan-Rach modified Adomian decomposition method . Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics,  ۱(۴), ۲۰۷-۲۱۹ (Publisher: Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz). Download as pdf

۳۸- Ghalambaz, M., Chamkha, A.J., Ghalambaz, M., & Edalatifar, M. (2016). Dynamic pull-in instability of nano-actuators in the presence of a dielectric layer. The Quarterly Journal of Optoelectronical Nanostructures 1(2) 9-30 (ISC). Download as pdf

۳۷- Ghalambaz, M., Jamesahar, E., Ismael, M. A., & Chamkha, A. J. (2017). Fluid-structure interaction study of natural convection heat transfer over a flexible oscillating fin in a square cavity. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 111, 256-273 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۳۶- Mehryan, S.A.M, Ghalambaz, M., Ismael, M. A., & Chamkha, A. J. (2017). Analysis of fluid-solid interaction in MHD natural convection in a square cavity equally partitioned by a vertical flexible membrane. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 424, 161–۱۷۳ (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۳۵- Zargartalebi, H., Ghalambaz, M., Noghrehabadi, A., & Chamkha, A. J. (2016). Natural convection of a nanofluid in an enclosure with an inclined local thermal non-equilibrium porous fin considering Buongiorno’s model. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 70(4), 432-445 (Publisher: Taylor & Francis). Download as pdf

۳۴- Pop, I., Ghalambaz, M., & Sheremet, M. (2016). Free convection in a square porous cavity filled with a nanofluid using thermal non equilibrium and buongiorno models. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, 26(3/4), 671-693 (Publisher: Emerald). Download as pdf

۳۳- Jamesahar, E., Ghalambaz, M., & Chamkha, A. J. (2016). Fluid–solid interaction in natural convection heat transfer in a square cavity with a perfectly thermal-conductive flexible diagonal partition. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 100, 303-319 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۳۲- Ghalambaz, M., Sabour, M., & Pop, I. (2016). Free convection in a square cavity filled by a porous medium saturated by a nanofluid: Viscous dissipation and radiation effects. Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal,  doi:10.1016/j.jestch.2016.02.006 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۳۱- Sabour, M., & Ghalambaz, M. (2016). Natural convection in a triangular cavity filled with a nanofluid-saturated porous medium using three heat equation model. Canadian Journal of Physics, 94(6) , 604-615 (Publisher: NRC Research Press). Download as pdf

۳۰- Ghalambaz, M., Ghalambaz, M., & Edalatifar, M. (2016). A new analytic solution for buckling of doubly clamped nano-actuators with integro differential governing equation using Duan–Rach Adomian decomposition method. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 40(15), 7293-7302 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۲۹- Ghalambaz, M., Ghalambaz, M., & Edalatifar, M. Nonlinear oscillation of nanoelectro-mechanical resonators using energy balance method: considering the size effect and the van der Waals force. Applied Nanoscience, 6(3) (2016) 309-317 (Publisher: Springer). Download as pdf

۲۸- Yazdanpanahi, E., Noghrehabadi, A., & Ghalambaz, M. (2014). Effect of Dielectric-Layer on the Stress Field of Micro Cantilever Beams at the Onset of Pull-In Instability. Journal of Mechanics, 30(1), 49 (Publisher: Cambridge). Download as pdf

۲۷- Zargartalebi, H., Noghrehabadi, A., Ghalambaz, M., & Pop, I. (2015). Natural Convection Boundary Layer Flow over a Horizontal Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid: Case of Variable Thermophysical Properties. Transport in Porous Media, 107(1), 153-170 (Publisher: Springer).Download as pdf

۲۶- Noghrehabadi, A., Salamat, P., & Ghalambaz, M. (2015). Integral treatment for forced convection heat and mass transfer of nanofluids over linear stretching sheet. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 36(3), 337-352 (Publisher: Springer). Download as pdf

۲۵- Ghalambaz, M., Sheremet, M. A., & Pop, I. (2015). Free Convection in a Parallelogrammic Porous Cavity Filled with a Nanofluid Using Tiwari and Das’ Nanofluid Model PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126486 (Publisher: PLOSONE). Download as pdf

۲۴- Zaraki, A., Ghalambaz, M., Chamkha, A. J., Ghalambaz, M., & De Rossi, D. (2015). Theoretical analysis of natural convection boundary layer heat and mass transfer of nanofluids: Effects of size, shape and type of nanoparticles, type of base fluid and working temperature. Advanced Powder Technology 26 (2015) 935–۹۴۶(Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۲۳- Ghalambaz, M., Izadpanahi, E., Noghrehabadi, A., & Chamkha, A. (2014). Study of the boundary layer heat transfer of nanofluids over a stretching sheet: Passive control of nanoparticles at the surface. Canadian Journal of Physics, 93(999), 1-9 (Publisher: CRC Press). Download as pdf

۲۲- Ghalambaz, M., Behseresht, A., Behseresht, J., & Chamkha, A. (2015). Effects of nanoparticles diameter and concentration on natural convection of the Al 2O3–water nanofluids considering variable thermal conductivity around a vertical cone in porous media. Advanced Powder Technology, 26(1), 224-235 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۲۱- Ghalambaz, M., Noghrehabadi, A., Abadyan, M., Beni, Y. T., Abadi, A. R. N., & Abadi, M. N. (2011). A deflection of nano-cantilevers using monotone solution. Procedia Engineering, 10, 3717-3724.(Publisher: Elsevier) Download as pdf

۲۰- Ghalambaz, M., Noghrehabadi, A., Abadyan, M., Beni, Y. T., Abadi, A. R. N., & Abadi, M. N. (2011). A new power series solution on the electrostatic pull-in instability of nano cantilever actuators. Procedia Engineering, 10, 3708-3716 (Publisher: Elsevier).Download as pdf

۱۹- Zargartalebi, H., Ghalambaz, M., Noghrehabadi, A., & Chamkha, A. (2015). Stagnation-point heat transfer of nanofluids toward stretching sheets with variable thermo-physical properties. Advanced Powder Technology 26 (2015) 819–۸۲۹ (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۱۸- Noghrehabadi, A., Izadpanahi, E., & Ghalambaz, M. (2014). Analyze of fluid flow and heat transfer of nanofluids over a stretching sheet near the extrusion slit. Computers & Fluids, 100, 227-236 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۱۷- Noghrehabadi, A., Ghalambaz, M., Bern, Y. T., Abadyan, M., Abadi, M. N., & Abadi, M. N. (2011). A new solution on the buckling and stable length of multi wall carbon nanotube probes near graphite sheets. Procedia Engineering, 10, 3725-3733 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۱۶- Ghalambaz, M., Noghrehabadi, A., Ghalambaz, M., Abadyan, M., Beni, Y. T., Abadi, M. N., & Abadi, M. N. (2011). A new solution for natural convection about a vertical cone embedded in porous media prescribed wall temperature using, power series-Pade. Procedia Engineering, 10, 3741-3749 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۱۵- Noghrehabadia, A., Ghalambaza, M., Ghalambazb, M., & Ghanbarzadeha, A. (2012). Comparing thermal enhancement of Ag-water and SiO2-water nanofluids over an isothermal stretching sheet with suction or injection. Parameters, 1, e2 (Publisher: ISC-Tarbiat Dabir University). Download as pdf

۱۴- Noghrehabadadi, A., Ghalambaz, M., & Ghanbarzadeh, A. (2012). Heat transfer of magnetohydrodynamic viscous nanofluids over an isothermal stretching sheet. Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 26(4), 686-689 (Publisher: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). Download as pdf

۱۳- Noghrehabadi, A., Ghalambaz, M., & Ghanbarzadeh, A. (2012). Buckling of multi wall carbon nanotube cantilevers in the vicinity of graphite sheets using monotone positive method. Journal of Computational and Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering, 1(2), 89-98 (Publisher: ISC-Tarbiat Dabir University). Download as pdf

۱۲- Ghalambaz, M., Noghrehabadi, A., & Ghanbarzadeh, A. (2014). Natural convection of nanofluids over a convectively heated vertical plate embedded in a porous medium. Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 31(2), 413-427 (Printed in Brazil). Download as pdf

۱۱- Noghrehabadi, A., Ghalambaz, M., & Ghanbarzadeh, A. (2012). A new approach to the electrostatic pull-in instability of nanocantilever actuators using the ADM–Padé technique. Computers & Mathematics with Applications, 64(9), 2806-2815 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۱۰- Ghalambaz, M., & Noghrehabadi, A. (2014). Effects of heat generation/absorption on natural convection of nanofluids over the vertical plate embedded in a porous medium using drift-flux model. Journal of Computational and Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering, 3(2), 113-123 (Publisher: ISC-Tarbiat Dabir University). Download as pdf

۹- Noghrehabadi, A., Ghalambaz, M., Izadpanahi, E., & Pourrajab, R. (2014). Effect of magnetic field on the boundary layer flow, heat, and mass transfer of nanofluids over a stretching cylinder. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer Research (JHMTR), 1(1), 9-16 (Publisher: ISC-Semnan University). Download as pdf

۸- Noghrehabadi, A., Ghalambaz, M., & Samimi, A. (2013). Approximate solution of laminar thermal boundary layer over a thin plate heated from below by convection. Journal of Computational and Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering, 2(2), 45-57 (Publisher: ISC-Tarbiat Dabir University). Download as pdf

۷- Yazdanpanahi, E., Noghrehabadi, A., & Ghalambaz, M. (2014). Pull-in instability of electrostatic doubly clamped nano actuators: Introduction of a balanced liquid layer (BLL). International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 58, 128-138 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۶- Yazdanpanahi, E., Noghrehabadi, A., & Ghalambaz, M. (2013). Balance dielectric layer for micro electrostatic switches in the presence of capillary effect. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 74, 83-90 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۵- Noghrehabadi, A., Saffarian, M. R., Pourrajab, R., & Ghalambaz, M. (2013). Entropy analysis for nanofluid flow over a stretching sheet in the presence of heat generation/absorption and partial slip. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 27(3), 927-937 (Publisher: Springer). Download as pdf

۴- Noghrehabadi, A., Eslami, M., & Ghalambaz, M. (2013). Influence of size effect and elastic boundary condition on the pull-in instability of nano-scale cantilever beams immersed in liquid electrolytes. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 52, 73-84 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf

۳- Noghrehabadi, A., Pourrajab, R., & Ghalambaz, M. (2013). Flow and heat transfer of nanofluids over stretching sheet taking into account partial slip and thermal convective boundary conditions. Heat and Mass Transfer, 49(9), 1357-1366 (Publisher: Springer). Download as pdf

۲- Noghrehabadi, A., Behseresht, A., Ghalambaz, M., & Behseresht, J. (2013). Natural-convection flow of nanofluids over vertical cone embedded in non-Darcy porous media. Journal of thermophysics and heat transfer, 27(2), 334-341 (Publisher: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). Download as pdf

۱- Noghrehabadi, A., Pourrajab, R., & Ghalambaz, M. (2012). Effect of partial slip boundary condition on the flow and heat transfer of nanofluids past stretching sheet prescribed constant wall temperature. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 54, 253-261 (Publisher: Elsevier). Download as pdf