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    Jamal S. Yagoobi, PhD - Professor of Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering

    Jamal S. Yagoobi, PhD

    Professor of Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering

    Office: E1-205

    Phone: 312.567.3239
    Fax: 312.567.7230
    Email: yagoobi@iit.edu
    Web: Current Resume

    Expertise

    • Experimental & Theoretical studies in the following areas:
    • • Enhancement of Heat Transfer and Mass Transport with Electrohydrodynamics in Macro and Micro Scales (Single-Phase and Two-Phase) in the presence and absence of gravity
    • • Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media - Drying
    • • Augmentation of Heat and Mass Transfer with Innovative Impinging Jets (with and without chemical reaction)

    Education

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

    Research

    • Experimental and Theoretical Studies in Enhancement of Heat Transfer and Mass Transport in Macro and Micro Scales in Single-Phase and Two-Phase Flows with Electrohydrodynamics - Financial Support from NASA Headquarters, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, ASHRAE, and Wieland-Wereke AG Company (Germany)

    • Oscillating Flow Radiant Emitters - Financial Support from Gas Technology Institute

    • Contaminant Dispersion in Atmosphere - Financial Support from Office of Naval Research

    Current Projects

    Awards/Honors

    • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, November 1991.
    • General Dynamics Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, October 1992.
    • Award of Appreciation, Student Section of the ASME, Texas A&M University, May 1993.
    • NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship, "Enhancement of Heat Transfer with Electrohydrodynamics," NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, June - August 1993 (Received the same fellowship for June-August 1994, but was unable to accept it).
    • Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industries' (TAPPI) 1992 Best Research Paper Award, "Theoretical Drying Study of Single-Tier Versus Conventional Two-Tiered Dryer Configurations," Asensio, M.C. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., September 1993.
    • Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Fellow Award, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, September 1994.
    • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, "Enhancement of Heat Transfer with Electrohydrodynamics," Host: University of Tsukuba and Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Tsukuba, Japan, May-July 1995
    • Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Fellow Award, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, September 1995
    • Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Senior Fellow Award, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, September 1996
    • Recognition of Faculty Mentors, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, September 1999, 1998, 1997, and 1996
    • Space Act Award - Certificate of Recognition, NASA Johnson Space Center Inventions and Contributions Board, November 1997
    • Paul John Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1998-1999
    • Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, Pi Tau Sigma and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, November 1998 (for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten to twenty years following graduation from an engineering curriculum)
    • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, June 1999
    • French Ministry of Education Fellowship, "Research Collaboration in the Field of Electrohydrodynamics," Host: University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France, June-July 2001
    • Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University, October 2001
    • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, February 2002
    • Space Act Award - Certificate of Recognition, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center Inventions and Contributions Board, April 2002.
    • Innovation and Creativity Prize Paper Award, IEEE-IAS Electrostatics Processes Committee, "Theoretical/Numerical Study of Electrohydrodynamic Pumping Through Conduction Phenomenon", Jeong, S., Seyed-Yagoobi, J., and Atten, P., October 2004.
    • 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.

    Patents

    Books

    Selected Publications

    Pearson, M. R. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., "Numerical Study of Bubble Behavior of Dielectric Fluids within Diverging External Electrical Fields", ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 130, No. 3, pp. 032901-1 to 032901-10, March 2008.

    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.

    Feng, Y. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., "Control of Liquid Flow Distribution Utilizing EHD Conduction Pumping Mechanism", IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 42, No. 2,  pp. 369-377, March 2006.

    Feng, Y. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., "Control of Adiabatic Two-Phase Dielectric Fluid Flow Distribution with EHD Conduction Pumping", Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 64, pp. 621-627, November 2005.

    Aldini, S. A. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., "Stability of Electrohydrodynamic Induction Pumping of Liquid Film in vertical Annular Configuration", IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 1522-1530, November 2005.

    Seyed-Yagoobi, J., "Electrohydrodynamic Pumping of Dielectric Liquids", Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 63, pp. 861-869, March 2005.

    Jeong, S.I. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., "Fluid Circulation in an Enclosure Generated by     Electrohydrodynamic Conduction Phenomenon," IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol.11, No.5, pp. 899-910, October 2004.

    Feng, Y. and Seyed-Yagoobi, J., "Understanding of Electrohydrodynamic Conduction Pumping Phenomenon", Journal of Physics of Fluids, Vol.16, No.7, pp. 2432-2441, 2004.

    Narayanan, V., Seyed-Yagoobi, J., and Page, R.H., "Transient Thermal Structure, Turbulence, and Heat Transfer in a Reattaching Slot Jet Flow", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 47, pp. 5219-5234, 2004.

    Narayanan, V., Seyed-Yagoobi, J., and Page, R.H., "An Experimental Study of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer in an Impinging Slot Jet Flow", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 47, pp. 1827-1845, 2004.

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