Mahyar Silakhori

Dr Mahyar Silakhori

Postdoctoral Research Associate

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Direct Radiation to Reduce Energy of Comminution and Separation process of ores (Limestone, Nickle, copper, Iron ores)

Calcination/Carbonation of Calcium Carbonate for different process

Application of Metal Oxides for High-Temperature Thermal Energy Storage (TES)

Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for Thermal Energy Storage (TES)

Bladed Solar Receiver with Active Flow Control

Bi-facial Solar Farm with Different Configurations: Modeling, Design, Manufacturing and testing

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 - ongoing Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2015 Research Assistant University of Malaya
    2007 - 2008 Mechanical Design Engineer Asal Beton Ltd
    2006 - 2007 Mechanical Design Engineer Behro Elevator and Esclator
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Scholarship Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI). The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Malay Can write, speak and understand spoken
    Persian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Mechanical Engineering
    2009 - 2012 University of Malaya Malaysia Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
    2003 - 2008 University of Gilan Iran Bachelor of Science ( Mechanical Engineering, Mechanic in Heat and Fluid)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Nanocoatings for Enhanced Thermal Engineering American Society of Mechanical Engineers United States
    Nanocomposite Technology & Its Impact on Engineering American Society of Mechanical Engineers United States
    The Effective Use of Research Tools and Resource University of Malaya Malaysia
    Computational Fluid Dynamic University of Malaya Malaysia
    Thermal Energy Storage Schneider Electric (Australia) Australia
    Demonstrator for material engineering lab University of Malaya Malaysia
    Computer Aided Design (CAD): Solidworks University of Malaya Malaysia
    Setsys Evolution TGA-DTA / DSC & TMA Setaram Instrumentation (France) France
    Energy audits Schneider Electric (Australia) Australia
  • Research Interests

Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage  (2012-2015)

Thermodynamics and Heat transfer

Renewable Energy


Advanced Mechanics of Material

Material Characterization

Engine Performance

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Other Bladed solar receiver with active flow controller University of Adelaide Master Full Time Cong Truong Dao
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative Australia
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Phone: 83131120
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 3
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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