Goodarz Ahmadi, Ph.D., Robert R. Hill Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, was elected a fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineering (ASTFE) in March. He will be formally presented his fellow certificate during the 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference April 14-17, 2019 in Las Vegas.
Ahmadi is also a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME) and the Iranian Society of Civil Engineers (ISCE). He was the recipient of the 2016 ASME Freeman Scholar Award and ASME Fluid Engineering 90th Anniversary Medal. He was inducted into Phalanx in 2015 and was the recipient of Clarkson Lifetime Research Achievement Award in 2015. Earlier he received The Phalanx Commendable Leadership Award (2015), Clarkson University Outstanding Advisor Award (1986, 1988, 2002), University Distinguished Teaching Award (1988) and Pi Tau Sigma Distinguished Teaching Award (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990). He is also a member of University Five Million Dollar Club since 2006.
Ahmadi has authored three books and more than 680 publications in archival journals while serving as the editor and/or on the editorial board and editorial advisor board of 12 international journals. He has also given more than 1,200 presentations, including 160 plenary and keynote lectures and invited talks at international conferences worldwide. He holds five patents.
Ahmadi was pleased to hear the news, “It is nice to be recognized by your peers in your field.”
His research interests include multiphase flows, particle transport and deposition, turbulence, flow control, granular flows, air pollution, flow through porous and fractured media, random vibrations and structural mechanics. Ahmadi has been involved in developing computational schemes for particle fibers deposition in human respiratory airways, as well as particle pollutant resuspension, transport and dispersion in buildings and outdoors. Earlier he worked on active and passive vibration control of space structures during the lift-off and in orbit, in addition to separation control of flapped airfoils, active control of turbulence flows, as well as subsurface flows. A related earlier project was the base isolation of buildings in seismic regions for protection against earthquakes. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, NASA, AFOSR, DTRA, NYSTAR, General Electric, Corning, IBM, Xerox, Kodak and Dura Pharmaceutical.
The ASTFE was established in 2014 to promote the science and applications of thermal and fluids engineering and related disciplines. The organization works provide opportunities to promote the dissemination of information and knowledge regarding thermal and fluids engineering, both nationally and internationally. It encourages the personal and professional development of young scientists and engineers It promotes cooperation with other engineering and technical societies to enhance interactions with industry, government agencies and the public at large. The Society organizes conferences and workshops that bring together diverse groups in these fields.