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Mr Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz

Telephone +61 8 8313 4713
Position Postgraduate Student
Email mohammadmohsen.sarafraz@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4367
Building Engineering South
Floor/Room 3 24c
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Mechanical Engineering

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Biography/ Background

Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz is a researcher working for The University of Adelaide. He has a background on transport phenomena, two-phase flows and passive cooling. He has several publications on the thermodynamics of cooling cycles, boiling heat transfer, heat exchangers and microfluidics. Now, he has been looking into chemical looping gasification and chemical looping combustion for syngas and energy production, respectively. Hydrogen production and Thermal energy storage are another research interest that Mohsen has been involved in. He has supervised several projects as follows:

 

  • Developing a solar desalinator for water purification. (ongoing)
  • Pressure drop and fluid flow characteristics in microfluid injection system for medical applications. (Ongoing- patent pending)
  • A tubular boiler for particulate flows and emulsions. (ongoing)
  • A novel high heat flux discoid heater for local vaporisation. (finished)
  • Noiseless CPU cooling cycle. (ongoing)
  • Synthesis of zirconia nanoparticles for heat transfer applications. (finished)
  • Synthesis of Silver nanoparticles for antibacterial applications. (ongoing)
  • CHF and wettability study in flow and pool boiling regimes. (ongoing)
  • Designing a novel heatsink for cooling the high heat flux chipsets. (ongoing)
  • Fouling studies in microchannels and miniature heat exchangers. (ongoing)
  • Single-phase and two-phase convective flows in an annuli cooler. (finished)
  • Fabrication of a gravity-assisted thermosyphon heat pipe for cooling applications. (finished)
  • Experimental investigation on the fouling formation of microfluidics and nanofluids in wick structures. (ongoing)
  • Developing a numerical model for fluid flow in a micro-mixer. (Ongoing- patent pending)

 

Qualifications

  • Oct 2015-Present, Ph. D. School of Mechanical Engineering, The Universiy of Adelaide, Australia.
  • May 2011, Oct 2015, Nanotechnology and Heat Transfer division, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.
  • Sep 2008-May 2011, IAU Science and Research, M.Sc (Chemical Engineering-Transport Phenomena).
  • Sep 2003-Feb 2008, IAU Science and Research, B.Sc (Chemical Engineering-Process Engineering).
  • Sep 1993-Sep 2003, Iran Bright Spark (Sampad), Diploma (Mathematics).

 

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Awards & Achievements

  • Hot downloaded papers from Applied Thermal Engineering, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer.
  • Tehran-Iran nanotechnology Institute: Best achievement of research, (2016). 
  • Adelaide International Scholarships, (2015).
  • International Full Fee Covered Fund, University of Newcastle, UK, (2015). 
  • Best Iranian Researcher, (2014) Awarded by IAU.
  • Iran Nano Institute Fund, (INIRF), (2014-2015).
  • Best Iranian Researcher, (2014).
  • NSP Iranian National Project Fund, Silicon Production ( the University of Tehran and Petroleum University of Technology), (2013).
  • Western Asia Ingenuity Festival-Panel of the best young researcher, awarded by Iran-Naja, (2012).
  • Best Postgraduate student awarded by Iran Ministry of Science and research, (2011).

Research Interests

 

  • Process Engineering and Plant Design.
  • Solar Energy, Chemical Looping Technology, Concentrated Solar Plant, Thermochemical cycle.
  • Renewable energy, green fuels and biomass. 
  • Microfluidics and conventional particulate flows.
  • Heat and mass transfer (Transport phenomena).
  • Passive two-phase devices and boiling sub-phenomena.
  • Process Intensification in porous media.
  • nanoparticles, deposition, fouling and attrition of particles in heat transfer media.
  • Synthesis of nanomaterials, Carbon nanotubes and metal oxides.
  • Coatings, surface characteristics.
  • CFD, Computer-aided numerical modelling (Ansys, Comsol and Thermal desktop).
  • Process intensification in heat exchangers and micro heat sinks.
  • Diffusion in liquid and gases. 
  • Power cycles and cooling cycles. 

 

Publications

 

  • Under-review:
  • 21 papers are under review in Elsevier, Springer and Wiley.

 

  •  Published journal articles
  •  Citation: 401 (H-index: 12, i10-index: 16) until March 2017:

 

  1.  M. M. Sarafraz, M. Jafarian, M. Arjomandi, G. J. Nathan, Potential Use of Liquid Metal Oxides for Chemical Looping Gasification, Applied Energy, (2017)- In press.
  2. M.M. Sarafraz, Amir Arya, F. Hormozi, V. Nikkhah, On the convective thermal performance of a CPU cooler working with liquid gallium and CuO/water nanofluid: A Comparative study, Applied Thermal Engineering, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 1 November 2016.
  3. M. M. Sarafraz, Amir Arya, F. Hormozi, V. Nikkhah, Lubrication Performance and Heat Transfer Enhancement Using Biological Nano‑coolant, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 30 (4), 2016.
  4.  M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, Pool boiling heat transfer to water-based alumina nano-fluids on plain and concentric circular micro-structured (CCM) surfaces, Experimental and Thermal Fluid Science, 2015, Accepted, In-press
  5. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, V. Nikkhah, Thermal performance analysis of a Counter-Current Double Pipe Heat Exchanger Working with CNT/water Nano-suspension coolant, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2016, In-press.
  6. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, Heat transfer, pressure drop and fouling studies of multi-walled carbon nanotube nano-fluids inside a plate heat exchanger, Experimental and Thermal Fluid Science, 2015, Accepted, In-press
  7. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, Comparatively experimental study on the boiling thermal performance of metal oxides and multi-walled carbon nanotubenano-fluids, Powder Technology, (Accepted), 2015, In-press
  8. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, M. Silakhori, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, n the fouling formation of functionalized and non-functionalized carbon nanotube nano-fluids under pool boiling condition, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2015, In-press.
  9. M. M. Sarafraz, T. Kiani, F. Hormozi, Critical Heat Flux and Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Analysis of Synthesized Zirconia Aqueous Nano-Fluids, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Accepted, (2015), In-press
  10. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, Experimental investigation on the pool boiling heat transfer to aqueous multi-walled carbon nanotube nano-fluids on the micro-finned surfaces, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Accepted, 2015, In-press
  11. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi and S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, Role of nanofluid fouling on thermal performance of a thermosyphon: are nanofluids reliable working fluid, Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 82, 5 May 2015, Pages 212-224
  12. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, Pool boiling heat transfer to dilute aqueous cooperoxide nanofluid, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 90, 2015, Pages 224-237.
  13. M.M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, S.M. Peyghambarzadeh, Thermal performance and efficiency of a thermosyphon heat pipe working with a biologically ecofriendly nanofluid, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 57, 2014, Pages 297-303.
  14. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer characteristics of dilute Al2O3–ethyleneglycol nanofluids, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 58, November 2014, Pages 96-104.
  15. M.M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, Experimental Study on the Thermal Performance and Efficiency of a Copper made Thermosyphon Heat Pipe Charged with Alumina-Glycol based Nanofluids, Powder Technology, 266, 2014, 378-387
  16. M.M. Sarafraz and S.M. Peyghambarzadeh, Influence of thermodynamic models on the prediction of pool boiling heat transfer coefficient of dilute binary mixtures, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 39, 2012, Pages 1303-1310
  17. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, convective boiling and particulate fouling of stabilized CuO/water nanofluids inside the heat exchanger, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 2014, Pages 116-123
  18. M.M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, Scale formation and subcooled flow boiling heat transfer of CuO–water nanofluid inside the vertical annulus, ExperimentalThermal and Fluid Science, 52, 2014, 205-214
  19. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, Intensification of forced convective heat transfer using the biological nanofluid in a double-pipe heat exchanger, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2015, in press
  20. M.M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, Application of thermodynamic models to estimating the convective flow boiling heat transfer coefficient of mixtures, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 53, 2014, Pages 70-85
  21. M. M. Sarafraz, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, Experimental study on subcooled flow boiling heat transfer to water–diethylene glycol mixtures as a coolant inside a vertical annulus, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 50, 2013, 154-162
  22. V. Nikkhah, M.M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, S.M. Peyghambarzadeh, Particulate Fouling of CuO-water Nanofluid at Isothermal Diffusive Condition inside the Conventional Heat Exchanger-Experimental and Modeling, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 60, 2015, Pages 83-95
  23. S.A. Alavi Fazel, A. Arabi Shamsabadi, M.M. Sarafraz, S.M. Peyghambarzadeh, Artificial boiling heat transfer in the free convection to carbonic acid solution, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 35, 4, 2011, 645-652
  24. S.M. Peyghambarzadeh, M.M. Sarafraz, M. Jamialahmadi, A. Vatani, Flow boiling heat transfer inside the vertical heat exchangers, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Volume 53, March 2013, Pages 401-410.
  25. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, M. Kamalgharibi, Sedimentation and forced convective heat transfer to CuO/ethyleneglycol nanofluids, Heat and Mass Transfer 50 (9), 1237-1249
  26. M. M. Sarafraz, Nucleate pool boiling of aqueous solution of citric acid on a smoothed horizontal cylinder, Heat and Mass Transfer, 48, (2012), 611-619.
  27. M.M. Sarafraz, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, S. A. Alavi Fazel, Enhancement of nucleate pool boiling heat transfer to dilute binary mixtures using endothermic chemical reactions around the smoothed horizontal cylinder, Heat and Mass Transfer 48 (10), 1755-1765.
  28. M.M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, E. Salari, experimental studies of the influence of SO2 gas injection on pool boiling heat transfer coefficient to pure liquids, Heat and Mass Transfer 50 (6), (2013), 747-757
  29. M.M. Sarafraz and S.M. Peyghambarzadeh, Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer to Al2O3-water and TiO2-water nanofluids on the horizontal Smooth tubes with dissimilar Homogenous materials, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly 26 (3), 199-206.
  30. V. Nikkhah, M.M. Sarafraz and F. Hormozi, Flow boiling heat transfer to CuO nanofluid: Experimental assessment and correlation modelling, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 2015 (In press, First online)
  31. M.M. Sarafraz, S. A. Alavi fazel, Y. Hasanzadeh, A. Arabshamsabadi, S. Bahram, development of a new correlation for estimating pool boiling heat transfer coefficient of MEG/DEG/water ternary mixture, Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly 18, (2012), 11−18.
  32. M. M. Sarafraz, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, N. Vaeli, Sub-cooled flow boiling heat transfer of ethanol aqueous solutions in vertical annulus space, Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly 18 (2), 315-327.
  33. M.M. Sarafraz, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, S. A. Alavi Fazel, Experimental study on nucleate boiling heat transfer to Ethanol/MEG/DEG ternary mixture as a new coolant, Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly, (2012), Volume 18, Issue 4-1, Pages: 577-586),
  34. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, on the heat transfer to water/Glycerol basednanofluids, Bulgarian chemical communications, Bulgarian Chemical Communications, 645 , (2014)
  35. M.M. Sarafraz, S.M. Peyghambarzadeh, A. Marahel, Mathematical modeling of air duct heater using the finite difference method, Polish Journal of Chemical Technology, 13, 4, (2011), 47-52, 2011, Meta press.
  36. M.M. Sarafraz, S.M. Peyghambarzadeh, A. Alavi Fazel, Enhancement of the pool boiling heat transfer coefficient using the gas injection into the water, Polish Journal of Chemical Technology, 14(4), (2012), Degruyte.
  37. M.M. Sarafraz, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, S. A. Alavi Fazel, N. Vaeli, Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer of binary nano mixtures under atmospheric pressure around a smooth horizontal cylinder, Periodica Polytechnica, Chemical Engineering 56, (2012) 1–7
  38. E. Salari, M. M. Sarafraz, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, F. Hormozi, Boiling heat transfer of alumina nano-fluids: role of nano-particle deposition on the boiling heat transfer coefficient, Priodica Polytechnica-Chemical Engineering, Accepted: In-press
  39. M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, Force convective and nucleate boiling heat transfer to alumina nanofluids, Periodica Polytechnica, Chemical engineering, 58 (1), 37-46
  40. M. M. Sarafraz, Experimental investigation on Pool boiling Heat transfer of Formic acid, Propanol and 2- Butanol pure liquids under atmospheric pressure, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, (Accepted on 15 July 2011, will be published on Volume 6, Number 1, Issue 2 of the JAFM in January 2013),
  41. M. M. Sarafraz, M. Jamshidnejad, A.A. Shamsabadi, S. Laki and H. Ajami, Accurate improvement of a mathematical correlation for estimating diffusion coefficient in gaseous hydrocarbons, European Journal of Chemistry, 2 (4) (2011) 485-488
  42. S.M. Peyghambarzadeh, A. Marahel, M.M. Sarafraz, modeling of an air duct heater, Iranian journal of chemical engineering, Farsi section, Vol.8, No.45, 2010, non-ISI journal, peer reviewed confirmed by Iran MSRT.
  43. E. Salari, M. M. Sarafraz, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, F. Hormozi, V. Nikkhah, Thermal behavior of aqueous iron oxide nano fluid as a coolant on a flat disc heater under the pool boiling condition, Heat and Mass Transfer Journal, 2016, Accepted-In press.Conference articles:
  44. M.M. Sarafraz, M. jamshidnejad, Y. Hasanzadeh, Development a new correlation for estimating the diffusion in hydrocarbon gaseous systems, 61th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Oral Presentation, Ontario London, Canada, 2011, a peer reviewed international conference
  45. M. Sinaei, T. Darbandi, B. Honarvar, M. M. Sarafraz, Supercritical fluid extraction and hydro-distillation of Celosia Argentea essential oil, IICBE, 2014, Oral Presentation,
  46. M. Kamalgharibi, M. M. Sarafraz, F. Hormozi, S. A. H. Zamzamian, Theoretical, and Experimental Studies on Stability of Dilute Water and Glycol based nanofluids, Conference: 2th International Conference on Oil, Gas and Petrochemical, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
  47. M.M. Sarafraz, A. Arabishamsabadi, S. A. Alavi Fazel, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, Experimental studies on nucleate pool boiling heat transfer of glycerol solutions, First National conference on innovations in fields of gas and oil, March 2010, Oral presentation, Omidieh, Khuzestan, Iran.
  48. M. M. Sarafraz, S. A. Alavi Fazel, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, A. Akbari, M.Fardinpour, M. Nouraki, A rough comparison between heat transfer mechanism in dilute mixtures, 3rd National conference on innovations of chemistry and chemical engineering, Dec 2011, Mahshahr, Khuzestan, Iran.
  49. M.M. Sarafraz, S. A. Alavi Fazel, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, M. Fardinpour, A. Akbari, N. Vaeli, Bubble behavior in nucleate pool boiling heat transfer of glycerol solutions, 3rd National conference on innovations of chemistry and chemical engineering, Dec 2011, Mahshahr, Khuzestan, Iran.
  50. M.M. Sarafraz, N. Vaeli, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, theoretical studies on nucleate pool boiling of glycerol/water nano-mixture, National conference on Nanotechnology, May 2012, Ahwaz, Khuzestan, Iran.
  51. E. Ameri, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, N. Vaeli, M.M. Sarafraz, Experimental results of flow boiling heat transfer of pure water in the vertical annulus, International conference of chemical innovations, May 2012, Tehran, Iran.
  52. E.Ameri, M. Jamshidnejad, M. M. Sarafraz, N. Vaeli, Re-development of a correlation for estimating the molecular diffusion in liquids, International conference of chemical innovations, May 2012, Tehran, Iran.
  53. M. Moradi dasht, M.M. Sarafraz, S. A. Alavi Fazel, A. Fardinpour, A. Akbari, E. Ghanem. Experimental investigation on free convection heat transfer around the horizontal cylinder, 3rd National conferences on innovations of chemistry and chemical engineering, Dec 2011, Mahshahr, Khuzestan, Iran. 

Professional Associations

Member of Sampad Elite Organization.

Member of Young Researcher Club, Tehran.

Member of Iranian chemical engineering society.

Member of Iranian mechanical engineering society.

Member of Semnan University nanofluid Lab - Heat Transfer Division.

Entry last updated: Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017

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