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PhD Mechanical Engineering University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1984
MS Mechanical Engineering University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1981
BS Mechanical Engineering Sharif University of Technology, Tehran 1978

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).

Scholarly Work

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., “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.

Professional Highlights & Honors






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WPI Contributions to Space Travel

Jamal Yagoobi, head of the Mechanical Engineering department, is featured in a segment discussing research on a cooling system that will be placed on the International Space Station.
WPI Prof's Cooling Technology Could Aid Space Travel

The Telegram & Gazette profiled research by Jamal Yagoobi, department head and professor of mechanical engineering. “When you try to do something in space, the design aspect is so critical,” Yagoobi said. This new method to cool spacecraft on long missions may one day play a crucial role in NASA’s quest to send astronauts to Mars and other deep-space destinations.