Maziar Arjomandi

Dr Maziar Arjomandi

Associate Professor

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Associate Professor Maziar Arjomandi received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 1999 from Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia. He joined the University of Adelaide in 2006 and served as the Aerospace Coordinator from 2007-2017 and as the Postgraduate Coordinator from 2014-2017. He is currently the Research Director of the School of Mechanical Engineering and a member of School of Mechanical Engineering Executive. Associate Professor Maziar Arjomandi is a leading researcher in experimental and numerical aerodynamics and fluid mechanics with the application in energy systems and aerospace engineering.

-Renewable energy (concentrated solar thermal systems, wind turbines, wave and tidal energy, hybrid energy systems, bio-fuels and hydrogen production)

-Aerodynamics (active and passive flow control, bluff body aerodynamics, vortex flow, atmospheric boundary layer, airfoil circulation control, flapping wing aerodynamics, plasma aerodynamics, WIG aerodynamics)

-Fluid mechanics (flow induced vibration FIV and vortex induced vibration VIV, vortex flow, multi-phase flow, hemodynamics, micro- and nano-fluids)

-Heat transfer and thermodynamics (natural convection, boiling and bubble study, radiation, chemical reactions and combustion)

Various projects leading to a research degree (Master or PhD) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat transfer, Solar thermal, Wave and Wind Energy are available. 

Selected research funding

CI - Micro-perforation for passive drag reduction (CIs: Arjomandi, Cazzolato, Ghanadi, McKeon, Ganapathisubramani), Australian Research Council Discovery Project (ARC-DP), $540,000.

CI – Adaptive electrical capacitance volume tomography for multiphase flows (CIs: Moghtaderi, Nathan, Nguyen, Evan, Rudolph, Jones, Wheeler, Ashman, Arjomandi, Doroodchi, Zhao, Firouzi, Wang, Lau, Sergiienko), Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (ARC-LIEF), $772,000

CI - Revealing the basis for head-loss in barley (CI: Tucker, Porker, Arjomandi, Bulone), The South Australian Grain Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT), $133,270.

CI – Generation 3 Particle Pilot Plant (G3P3): Integrated high-temperature particle receiver system for CSP, (CIs: Hu, Gauche, Nathan, Arjomandi, Lau, Sun, Saw, Alwahabi), US Department of Energy, $397,000.

CI – Future Fuel CRC, (CIs: Nathan, Ashman, Young, Metha, Dally, Qiao, Medwell, Cazzolato, Alwahabi, Arjomandi, Saw, Lewis, Van Eyk, Sumby, Doonan, Sumida, Smith, Jafarian, Zander), Australian Government, $6,748,641.

CI – Converting Sunlight Innovation Challenge, Building Australia’s international partnerships in solar fuels research and innovation, (CIs: Nathan, Stein, Dally, Ashman, Stechel, Lipinski, Wu, Sattler, Steinfeld, Andersson, Kodama, Rainey, McDaniel, Brear, Amal, Sumby, Metha, Arjomandi, Jafarian, Saw, Alwahabi, Catchpole, Pye, McNaughton, Yu, Bellan, Hagino, Ambrosini, Brown, Speight, Yang, Gordon, Talei, Lacey, Hawkes, Aguey-Zinsou), Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) International Engagement Program, $494,000.

CI – The control of the turbulent boundary layer on a flat plate using micro-cavities (CIs: Arjomandi, Silvestri, Chin, Ghanadi, Cazzolato, Zander), Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $319,542.

CI - Understanding particle-laden flows for high temperature thermal processing (CIs: Nathan, Alwahabi, Arjomandi, Steinfeld, Soldati), Australian Research Council Discovery Project (ARC-DP), $414,035.

CI – Nonlinear modelling of fully submerged wave energy converters for high fidelity yet computationally efficient numerical analysis and prototype design, (CIs: Derakhshandeh, Arjomandi, Dally, Al Sarawi, Cazzolato, Ghayesh, Hussain), ECMS Interdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme, $12,000.

CI – Low noise small scale wind based power generation using non-linear vortices interaction, (CIs: Ding, Arjomandi, Cazzolato, Wagner), ECMS Interdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme, $18,000.

CI – On-sun demonstration of a novel particle receiver for application as an alumina flash calciner, (CIs: Nathan, Dally, Arjomandi, Tian, Ashman, Alwahabi, Steinfeld, Haywood, Stein), Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), $4,367,000

CI – New experimental facility for temperature, defect and stress imaging, (CIs: Kotousov, Cazzolato, Xie, Gamboa, Arjomandi, Sheikh, Ng, Karakus, Nguyen), Research Equipment and Infrastructure Fund, the University of Adelaide, $49,000

CI - Modelling and optimisation of submerged buoys for improved ocean wave energy production, (CIs: Wagner, Ding, Cazzolato, Arjomandi), Interdisciplinary Research Fund, the University of Adelaide, $27,000

CI - New understanding and models for two-phase solar thermal particle receivers, (CIs: Nathan, Alwahabi, Arjomandi, Tian, Abraham, Steinfeld), Australian Research Council Discovery Project (ARC-DP), $611,800

CI – Bladed receivers with active flow control, (CIs: Pye, Arjomandi, Coventry, Dally, Ho, Burgess, Hughes, Kim, Lipinski), Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), $3,550,548

CI – Oscillating water Column efficiency improvement through impedance matching and active latching control techniques, (CIs: Cazzolato, Arjomandi, Rafiee, Fievez), Australian Research Council Linkage Project, $259,000

CI - Australian Solar Thermal Research Innitiative, (CIs: Nathan, Dally, Arjomandi, Ashman, Alwahabi), $4,500,000

CI - Establishment of a Flight Simulator Laboratory, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, (CIs: Arjomandi, Cazzolato) $57,634

CI – South Australian collaboration satellite (SUSat), Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, (CIs: Tetlow, Russell, Cowley, Hamilton, Arjomandi, Cazzolato) $60,000

CI - Thermodynamic modelling of the Adelaide Airport Terminal 1, Adelaide Airport Limited, (CIs: Nathan, Dally, Arjomandi) $126,000

SI - Economic feasibility of small scale renewable energy systems, Adelaide Airport Limited, $27,000

SI - Investigation of the effect of amplitude modulation on the wind farm noise pollution, Adelaide Airport Limited, $48,000

SI - Feasibility study of the application of small scale hybrid solar and wind energy systems, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, the University of Adelaide, $47,500

SI - Development of wave energy research capability, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, the University of Adelaide, $35,000

SI - Design and build a nano-satellite based on the cubesat concept, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $10,000

SI - Design and build a nano-satellite based on the cubesat concept, Engineers Australia National Committee for Space Engineering, $4,000

SI - Design and build a nano-satellite based on the cubesat concept, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, the University of Adelaide, $5,000

SI - Design and build a smart vertical axis wind turbine, AGL, $10,000

SI - Design and build a smart vertical axis wind turbine, Parsons Brinckerhoff, $2,000

SI - Hybrid solar and wind energy systems for urban environment, City of Victor Harbour, $30,000

SI - Design and build an autonomous hovercraft for landmine detection, Defence Science and technology Organisation, $10,000

SI - Design and build an autonomous hovercraft for landmine detection, AMCOR, $2,000

SI - Design and build a UAV with morphing configuration, Aeronautical Engineers Australia, $4,000

SI - Establishment of Plasma Flow Control Research Capability at the University of Adelaide: Stage II, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $10,000

CI - Application for the acquisition of an Educational Control Products Model 750 Control Moment Gyroscope, (CIs: Cazzolato, Arjomandi, Bridges, Chen, Dally, hansen) Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $34,000

SI - The design and build of three different types of wind turbines to explore the optimum configuration for a small scale wind turbine in an urban environment, System Solutions, $5,000

SI - The design and build of three different types of wind turbines to explore the optimum configuration for a small scale wind turbine in an urban environment, Suzlon Energy, $2,000

SI - Development of a Wing Structure Laboratory Facility for Undergraduate Education, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $25,000

SI - Design, Development and Manufacture of a Fuel Cell Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Surveillance Applications, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $12,000

SI - Design, Development and Manufacture of a Fuel Cell Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Surveillance Applications, Aeronautical Engineers Australia, $5,000

SI - Energy harvesting eel, One Steel, $2,000

SI - Design and Manufacture of a Coaxial Counter-rotating Platform, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $12,000

SI - Design, Development and Manufacture of a Valveless Pulsejet Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $12,000

SI - Design, Development and Manufacture of a Valveless Pulsejet Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Australian Submarine Corporation, $2,000

CI - Establishment of a Large Scale Wind Tunnel Facility at the University of Adelaide, (CIs: Nathan, Dally, Doolan, Arjomandi, Kelso), Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $330,000

SI - Establishment of a Jet Propulsion Teaching Capability at the University of Adelaide, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $80,000

SI - Design, Development and Manufacture of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Civil Surveillance Purposes, Thales Australia, $20,000

SI - Design, Development and Manufacture of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Civil Surveillance Purposes, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $10,000

SI - Design and build a small autonomous airship, BAE Systems, $3,500

SI - Establishment of plasma flow control research capability at the University of Adelaide with application to the aircraft and propulsion design, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, $20,000

CI - The Establishment of a Large Scale, World Class Wind Tunnel Facility to support SA’s Defence, Aerospace and Wind Turbine Sectors, Premier’s Science and Research Fund, $800,000

Aeronautical Engineering

Aircraft Design

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor chemical looping for hydrogen production Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bo Yang
    2019 Principal Supervisor Drag Reduction of a Flat Plate Using Micro-Cavities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gianni Federico Severino
    2017 Principal Supervisor Effect of Elasticity Parameters of the Arteries on the Blood Vessel Flow Field Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Navid Freidoonimehr
    2017 Principal Supervisor Investigation of dynamic wind loads on heliostats Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Azadeh Jafari
    2017 Co-Supervisor Vibration Based Wave Energy Harvesters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ngan Bich Dinh Tran
    2017 Principal Supervisor Understanding the flow behaviour in human maxillary sinuses for drug delivery applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Oveis Pourmehran
    2017 Principal Supervisor Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) Analysis of Aortic Valve Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Araz Rezaei Kivi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Liquid Chemical Looping Gasification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Application of Chemical Looping for Solar Thermal Energy Storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mahyar Silakhori
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The attenuation of sweep events within the turbulent boundary layer over a flat plate using a micro-cavity array Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Anton Silvestri
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Investigation of the Wind Load on Heliostats in Stow Position Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Matthew John Emes
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Three-Tether Wave Energy Converter: Hydrodynamic Modelling, Performance Assessment and Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nataliia Sergiienko
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Harnessing Hydro-kinetic Energy from Wake-Induced Vibration (WIV) of Bluff bodies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Eshodarar Manickam Sureshkumar
    2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Unsteady Loads and Associated Flow Fields on Wings Exposed to High Rotation-Rate Dynamic Stall Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Ryan Ross Leknys
    2013 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Mitigating Particle Deposition on the Glass Window of a Fluidised Bed Solar Receiver Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Md Shahabuddin Ahmmad
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Effects of Tubercles on Swept Wing Performances at Pre-Stall Angles of Attack Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Michael Donald Peter Bolzon
    2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Application of Rotating Fluidized Bed to Solar Gasification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Zhao Joe Lu
    2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The effect of unsteady flow on wind turbine wake development and noise generation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nima Sedaghatizadeh
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Self-noise of Airfoils Under Stalled Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Alex James Laratro
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Unsteady Separation Control on Wind Turbine Blades Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amanullah Choudhry
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Harnessing hydrokenetic energy from Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Javad Farrokhi Derakhshandeh
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Effect of Solid Particle Recirculation on the Efficiency of Cavity-type Solar Receiver Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md. Rabiul Islam Sarker
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Application of Concentrated Solar Radiation to Chemical Looping Combustion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mehdi Jafarian
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Application of a Helmholtz resonator excited by grazing flow for manipulation of a turbulent boundary layer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Farzin Ghanadi
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor The working principle of a Ranque-Hilsch Vortex Tube Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yunpeng Xue
    2008 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Laminar Flow Control of a Flat Plate Boundary Layer Using Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brad Gibson
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83138128
  • Email: maziar.arjomandi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4367
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 2
  • Room: 2 32
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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