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Higgins Laboratories, 130
Phone: +1-508-831-5759
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
jyagoobi@wpi.edu

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Jamal S. Yagoobi

I enjoy teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching is very rewarding, and it allows me to interact with the students. My teaching portfolio includes undergraduate and graduate level courses in the areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, liquid/vapor phase change, thermodynamics, and design of thermal systems.

I am very active in research. My research has been actively supported by NSF, NASA, AFOSR, SBA, ASHRAE and various companies. My research laboratory is entitled, "Enhancement of Heat Transfer and Phase-Change in Large and Small Scales." My theoretical, numerical, and experimental research activities are in the following areas:

  • Enhancement of Heat Transfer and Mass Transport with Electrohydrodynamics in Macro, Micro-, and Nano- Scales (Single-Phase and Two-Phase) in the presence and absence of gravity,
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media,
  • Transport Characteristics of Fluids with Micro-Encapsulated Phase Change Materials,
  • Augmentation of Heat and Mass Transfer with Innovative Impinging Jets (with and without chemical reaction).

Research Interests

  • Enhancement of Heat Transfer and Mass Transport with Electrohydrodynamics in Macro, Micro-, and Nano- Scales (Single-Phase and Two-Phase) in the presence and absence of gravity
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media
  • Transport Characteristics of Fluids with Micro-Encapsulated Phase Change Materials
  • Augmentation of Heat and Mass Transfer with Innovative Impinging Jets (with and without chemical reaction)

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, September 1984
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, May 1981
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, May 1978

Featured Publications

  • Sabbah, R., Seyed-Yagoobi, J., and Al-Hallaj, S., “Heat Transfer Characteristics of a Liquid Flow with Micro-Encapsulated Phase Change Material- Part 1, Theoretical and Numerical Study”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 133, pp. 121702- 1 to 10, December 2011.
  • Pearson, M. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., “Experimental Study of EHD Conduction Pumping at the Micro-Scale”, Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 69, pp. 479-485, 2011.
  • Yazdani, M. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., “Heat Transfer Augmentation of Parallel Flows by Means of Electric Conduction Phenomenon in Macro- and Micro-Scales”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 132, pp. 062402-1 to 9, June 2010.
  • Yazdani, M. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., “EHD Conduction Pumping of Liquid Film in the Presence of Phase Change”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 131, pp. 11602-1 to 8, January 2009.
  • Feng, Y. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., “Electrical Charge Transport and Energy Conversion with Fluid Flow During Electrohydrodynamic Conduction Pumping”, Journal of Physics of Fluids, Vol. 19, pp. 1-11, May 2007.

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Professional Highlights

  • James Melcher Prize Paper Award, IEEE-IAS Electrostatics Process Committee, "An Electrically Driven Impinging Liquid Jet for Direct Cooling Heated Surfaces", Seyed-Yagoobi, J., June 2012
  • Member of Advisory Board, Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis Directorate, Argonne National Laboratory, 2010 - present
  • Member of Alumni Board, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2013
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (2008-present).
  • ASME, Heat Transfer Division, Certificate of Appreciation for Journal of Heat Transfer Associate Editorship, November 2009
  • Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 2006-2009
  • French Ministry of Education Fellowship, “Research Collaboration in the Field of Electrohydrodynamics,” Host: University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France, June-July 2009
  • James Melcher Prize Paper Award, IEEE-IAS Electrostatics Processes Committee, “Control of Liquid Flow Distribution Utilizing EHD Conduction Pumping Mechanism”, Feng, Y. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., October 2007
 
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