Mr Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz

Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz
Postgraduate Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

HDR, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide

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Mr Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz

HDR, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide

  • Thermal analysis of molten metals (ongoing).
  • Hydrogen Production using high-temperature liquid metals (ongoing). 
  • Developing a solar desalinator for water purification. (ongoing)
  • Supercritical water syngas production. (ongoing)
  • Pressure drop and fluid flow characteristics in microfluid injection system for medical applications. (Ongoing- patent pending)
  • Thermal analysis of a flat heat pipe working with nanofluid for high heat flux removal capacity. (ongoing)
  • A tubular boiler for particulate flows and emulsions. (ongoing)
  • Pool boiling heat transfer to nanofluids. (ongoing)
  • Flow boiling heat transfer of nano-suspensions. (ongoing)
  • A novel high heat flux discoid heater for local vaporisation. (finished)
  • Noiseless CPU cooling cycle. (ongoing)
  • Synthesis of Zirconia nanoparticles for heat transfer applications. (finished)
  • Synthesis of Silver nanoparticles for antibacterial applications. (ongoing)
  • CHF and wettability study in flow and pool boiling regimes. (ongoing)
  • Designing a novel heatsink for cooling the high heat flux chipsets. (ongoing)
  • Fouling Studies in microchannels and miniature heat exchangers. (ongoing)
  • Single-phase and two-phase convective flows in an annuli cooler. (finished)
  • Fabrication of a gravity-assisted thermosyphon heat pipe for cooling applications. (finished)
  • Experimental investigation on the fouling formation of microfluidics and nanofluids in wick structures. (ongoing)
  • Developing a numerical model for fluid flow in a micro-mixer. (Ongoing- patent pending)
  • Low vibration fouling mitigation in energy systems. (ongoing)
  • Stability analysis of nanofluids using pre and post treatments. (finished)

 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 - 2015 Research Assistant Semnan University, Semnān
2011 - 2013 R&D scientific supporter Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Tehran

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2015 - 2018 Scholarship Adelaide International Scholarship The University of Adelaide
2014 Research Award Incentive scheme, Iran nanotechnology organization Iran Nanotechnology organization

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Arabic Can read and understand spoken
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Persian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2015 - 2018 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Ph. D.

Research Interests

Chemical Characterisation of Materials, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics, Computational Heat Transfer, Functional Materials, Heat and Mass Transfer Operations, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells, Synthesis of Materials

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Sarafraz, M., Nikkhah, V., Madani, S., Jafarian, M. & Hormozi, F. (2017). Low-frequency vibration for fouling mitigation and intensification of thermal performance of a plate heat exchanger working with CuO/water nanofluid. Applied Thermal Engineering, 121, 388-399.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.04.083
2017 Nakhjavani, M., Nikkhah, V., Sarafraz, M., Shoja, S. & Sarafraz, M. (2017). Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using green tea leaves: Experimental study on the morphological, rheological and antibacterial behaviour. Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung, 53, 10, 3201-3209.
10.1007/s00231-017-2065-9
2017 Sarafraz, M., Arya, A., Hormozi, F. & Nikkhah, V. (2017). On the convective thermal performance of a CPU cooler working with liquid gallium and CuO/water nanofluid: a comparative study. Applied Thermal Engineering, 112, 1373-1381.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.10.196
2017 Salari, E., Peyghambarzadeh, S., Sarafraz, M., Hormozi, F. & Nikkhah, V. (2017). Thermal behavior of aqueous iron oxide nano-fluid as a coolant on a flat disc heater under the pool boiling condition. Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 1, 265-275.
10.1007/s00231-016-1823-4
2017 Sarafraz, M., Jafarian, M., Arjomandi, M. & Nathan, G. (2017). Potential use of liquid metal oxides for chemical looping gasification: a thermodynamic assessment. Applied Energy, 195, 702-712.
10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.03.106
2017 Sarafraz, M., Nikkhah, V., Nakhjavani, M. & Arya, A. (2017). Fouling formation and thermal performance of aqueous carbon nanotube nanofluid in a heat sink with rectangular parallel microchannel. Applied Thermal Engineering, 123, 29-39.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.05.056
2017 Arya, A., Sarafraz, M., Shahmiri, S., Madani, S., Nikkhah, V. & Nakhjavani, S. (2017). Thermal performance analysis of a flat heat pipe working with carbon nanotube-water nanofluid for cooling of a high heat flux heater. Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung, 1-13.
10.1007/s00231-017-2201-6
2017 Sarafraz, M., Jafarian, M., Arjomandi, M. & Nathan, G. (2017). The relative performance of alternative oxygen carriers for liquid chemical looping combustion and gasification. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42, 26, 16396-16407.
10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.05.116
2016 Sarafraz, M., Kiani, T. & Hormozi, F. (2016). Critical heat flux and pool boiling heat transfer analysis of synthesized zirconia aqueous nano-fluids. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 70, 75-83.
10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2015.12.008
2016 Kamalgharibi, M., Hormozi, F., Zamzamian, S. & Sarafraz, M. (2016). Experimental studies on the stability of CuO nanoparticles dispersed in different base fluids: influence of stirring, sonication and surface active agents. Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung, 52, 1, 55-62.
10.1007/s00231-015-1618-z
2016 Sarafraz, M., Hormozi, F. & Nikkhah, V. (2016). Thermal performance of a counter-current double pipe heat exchanger working with COOH-CNT/water nanofluids. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 78, 41-49.
10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.05.014
2016 Sarafraz, M., Hormozi, F. & Peyghambarzadeh, S. (2016). Pool boiling heat transfer to aqueous alumina nano-fluids on the plain and concentric circular micro-structured (CCM) surfaces. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 72, 125-139.
10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2015.11.001
2016 Sarafraz, M., Arya, A., Nikkhah, V. & Hormozi, F. (2016). Thermal performance and viscosity of biologically produced silver/coconut oil nanofluids. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 30, 4, 489-500.
10.15255/CABEQ.2015.2203
2016 Salari, E., Peyghambarzadeh, M., Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2016). Boiling heat transfer of alumina nano-fluids: Role of nanoparticle deposition on the boiling heat transfer coefficient. Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering, 60, 4, 252-258.
10.3311/PPch.9324
2016 Sarafraz, M. M. & Hormozi, F. (2016). Comparatively experimental study on the boiling thermal performance of metal oxide and multi-walled carbon nanotube nanofluids. Powder Technology, 287, 412-430.
10.1016/j.powtec.2015.10.022
2016 Salari, E., Peyghambarzadeh, S., Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2016). Boiling thermal performance of TiO2 aqueous nanofluids as a coolant on a disc copper block. Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering, 60, 2, 106-122.
2016 Sarafraz, M., Hormozi, F., Silakhori, M. & Peyghambarzadeh, S. (2016). On the fouling formation of functionalized and non-functionalized carbon nanotube nano-fluids under pool boiling condition. Applied Thermal Engineering, 95, 433-444.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.11.071
2016 Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2016). Experimental investigation on the pool boiling heat transfer to aqueous multi-walled carbon nanotube nanofluids on the micro-finned surfaces. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 100, 255-266.
10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2015.10.006
2016 Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2016). Heat transfer, pressure drop and fouling studies of multi-walled carbon nanotube nano-fluids inside a plate heat exchanger. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 72, 1-11.
10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2015.11.004
2015 Nikkhah, V., Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2015). Application of spherical copper oxide (II) water nano-fluid as a potential coolant in a boiling annular heat exchanger. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 29, 3, 405-415.
10.15255/CABEQ.2014.2069
2015 Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2015). Intensification of forced convection heat transfer using biological nanofluid in a double-pipe heat exchanger. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 66, 279-289.
10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2015.03.028
2015 Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2015). Pool boiling heat transfer to dilute copper oxide aqueous nanofluids. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 90, 224-237.
10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2014.12.014
2015 Sarafraz, M., Hormozi, F. & Peyghambarzadeh, S. (2015). Role of nanofluid fouling on thermal performance of a thermosyphon: Are nanofluids reliable working fluid?. Applied Thermal Engineering, 82, 212-224.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.02.070
2015 Sarafraz, M., Hormozi, F., Peyghambarzadeh, S. & Vaeli, N. (2015). Upward flow boiling to DI-water and Cuo nanofluids inside the concentric annuli. Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, 8, 4, 651-659.
10.18869/acadpub.jafm.67.223.19404
2015 Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2015). Eratum: Experimental studies on the effect of water contaminants in convective boiling heat transfer (Ain Shams Engineering Journal (2014) 5:2 (553-568)). Ain Shams Engineering Journal, 6, 2, 723-.
10.1016/j.asej.2015.05.001
2014 Nikkhah, V., Sarafraz, M., Hormozi, F. & Peyghambarzadeh, S. (2014). Particulate fouling of CuO-water nanofluid at isothermal diffusive condition inside the conventional heat exchanger-experimental and modeling. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 60, 83-95.
10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2014.08.009
2014 Sarafraz, M., Hormozi, F., Peyghambarzadeh, S. & Salari, E. (2014). Experimental study on the influence of SO₂ gas injection to pure liquids on pool boiling heat transfer coefficients. Heat and Mass Transfer, 50, 6, 747-757.
10.1007/s00231-013-1278-9
2014 Sarafraz, M. M. & Hormozi, F. (2014). Experimental study on the thermal performance and efficiency of a copper made thermosyphon heat pipe charged with alumina-glycol based nanofluids. Powder Technology, 266, 378-387.
10.1016/j.powtec.2014.06.053
2014 Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2014). Forced convective and nucleate flow boiling heat transfer to alumina nanofluids. Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering, 58, 1, 37-46.
10.3311/PPch.2206
2014 Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2014). Convective boiling and particulate fouling of stabilized CuO-ethylene glycol nanofluids inside the annular heat exchanger. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 116-123.
10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2014.02.019
2014 Sarafraz, M. M. & Hormozi, F. (2014). Experimental studies on the effect of water contaminants in convective boiling heat transfer. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, 5, 2, 553-568.
10.1016/j.asej.2013.11.006
2014 Sarafraz, M., Hormozi, F. & Peyghambarzadeh, S. (2014). Thermal performance and efficiency of a thermosyphon heat pipe working with a biologically ecofriendly nanofluid. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 57, 297-303.
10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2014.08.020
2014 Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2014). Qualitative investigation of the convective boiling heat transfer of dilute Al2O3-water/glycerol solution inside the vertical annuli. BULGARIAN CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 46, 3, 645-651.
2014 Sarafraz, M. M. & Hormozi, F. (2014). Scale formation and subcooled flow boiling heat transfer of CuO-water nanofluid inside the vertical annulus. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 52, 205-214.
10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2013.09.012
2014 Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2014). Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer characteristics of dilute Al₂O₃-ethyleneglycol nanofluids. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 58, 96-104.
10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2014.08.028
2014 Sarafraz, M., Hormozi, F. & Kamalgharibi, M. (2014). Sedimentation and convective boiling heat transfer of CuO-water/ethylene glycol nanofluids. Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung, 50, 9, 1237-1249.
10.1007/s00231-014-1336-y
2014 Sarafraz, M. & Hormozi, F. (2014). Application of thermodynamic models to estimating the convective flow boiling heat transfer coefficient of mixtures. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 53, 70-85.
10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2013.11.004
2013 Sarafraz, M. M. & Peyghambarzadeh, S. M. (2013). Experimental study on subcooled flow boiling heat transfer to water-diethylene glycol mixtures as a coolant inside a vertical annulus. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 50, 154-162.
10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2013.06.003
2013 Sarafraz, M. (2013). Experimental investigation on pool boiling heat transfer to formic acid, propanol and 2-butanol pure liquids under the atmospheric pressure. Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, 6, 1, 73-79.
2013 Peyghambarzadeh, S. M., Sarafraz, M. M., Vaeli, N., Ameri, E., Vatani, A. & Jamialahmadi, M. (2013). Forced convective and subcooled flow boiling heat transfer to pure water and n-heptane in an annular heat exchanger. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 53, 401-410.
10.1016/j.anucene.2012.07.037
2013 Fazel, S., Sarafraz, M., Shamsabadi, A. & Peyghambarzadeh, S. (2013). Pool boiling heat transfer in diluted water/glycerol binary solutions. Heat Transfer Engineering, 34, 10, 828-837.
10.1080/01457632.2012.746157
2013 Sarafraz, M., Peyghambarzadeh, S., Alavi Fazel, S. & Vaeli, N. (2013). Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer of binary nano mixtures under atmospheric pressure around a smooth horizontal cylinder. Periodica Polytechnica: Chemical Engineering, 57, 1-2, 71-77.
10.3311/PPch.2173
2012 Sarafraz, M. (2012). Nucleate pool boiling of aqueous solution of citric acid on a smoothed horizontal cylinder. Heat and Mass Transfer: Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung, 48, 4, 611-619.
10.1007/s00231-011-0910-9
2012 Sarafraz, M. M. & Peyghambarzadeh, S. M. (2012). Influence of thermodynamic models on the prediction of pool boiling heat transfer coefficient of dilute binary mixtures. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 39, 8, 1303-1310.
10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2012.06.020
2012 Sarafraz, M., Peyghambarzadeh, S. & Alavifazel, S. (2012). Enhancement of nucleate pool boiling heat transfer to dilute binary mixtures using endothermic chemical reactions around the smoothed horizontal cylinder. Heat and Mass Transfer, 48, 10, 1755-1765.
10.1007/s00231-012-1019-5
2012 Sarafraz, M. M., Peyghambarzadeh, S. M. & Vaeli, N. (2012). Subcooled flow boiling heat transfer of ethanol aqueous solutions in vertical annulus space. Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 18, 2, 315-327.
10.2298/CICEQ111020008S
2012 Sarafraz, M. M., Peyghambarzadeh, S. M. & Alavi Fazel, S. A. (2012). Experimental studies on nucleate pool boiling heat transfer to ethanol/MEG/DEG ternary mixture as a new coolant. Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 18, 4, 577-586.
10.2298/CICEQ111116033S
2012 Sarafraz, M. M., Alavi Fazel, S. A., Hasanzadeh, Y., Arabshamsabadi, A. & Bahram, S. (2012). Development of a new correlation for estimating pool boiling heat transfer coefficient of MEG/DEG/water ternary mixture. Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 18, 1, 11-18.
10.2298/CICEQ110625041S
2012 Sarafraz, M. M., Peyghambarzadeh, S. M. & Alavi Fazel, S. A. (2012). Enhancement of the pool boiling heat transfer coefficient using the gas injection into the water. Polish Journal of Chemical Technology, 14, 4, 100-109.
10.2478/v10026-012-0110-5
2012 Sarafraz, M. & Peyghambarzadeh, S. (2012). Nucleate pool boilingheat transfer to Al2O3-water and TiO2-water nanofluids on horizontal smooth tubes with dissimilar homogeneous materials. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 26, 3, 199-206.
2011 Alavi Fazel, S., Arabi Shamsabadi, A., Sarafraz, M. & Peyghambarzadeh, S. (2011). Artificial boiling heat transfer in the free convection to carbonic acid solution. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 35, 4, 645-652.
10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2010.12.014
2011 Sarafraz, M., Peyghambarzadeh, S. & Marahel, A. (2011). Mathematical modeling of air duct heater using the finite difference method. Polish Journal of Chemical Technology, 13, 4, 47-52.
10.2478/v10026-011-0048-z

Iran Nano Organization Fund, supported by Ministry of Science and Technology.

Semnan University Research Support.

Adelaide Scholarship International Research Fund.

 

 

Thermodynamics I and II.

Unit operation.

Advanced Heat Transfer.

Mass transfer.

Analytical mathematics. 

Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering.. 

1. Project 2255: Development of Solar desalination system

Amirul Aiman Rosli, Wan Abdul Rahim Putera Abdul Malak , Muhammad Nabil MD Yasin , Nur Syarina Natasya Hassan , Siti Sarah Ahmad 

2. Project ID 199207: Thermal performance and boiling heat transfer to alumina nanofluids

Elham Salari, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh

3. Project ID#1221 Flow boiling heat transfer of aqueous n-heptane mixtures.

N. Vaeli, E. Ameri, S. M. Peyghambarzadeh, A. Vatani

4. Project ID# 017 Low-frequency vibration for fouling mitigation

V. Nikkhah, F. Hormozi

5. Project ID#043 Antibacterial and rheology behaviour of synthesised silver-water nanofluid  

M. Nakhjavani, S. Shoja, Marzieh Sarafraz

6. Project ID#8 Solar supercritical syngas production

7. Project ID#13950311 Fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics of a flat plate heat exchanger

V. Nikkhah, A. Arya, M. Jafarian, A. Madani

8. Project ID#13950322 Liquid Gallium for microelectronics cooling

V. Nikkhah, A. Arya

9. Project ID#341 Thermal analysis of a gravity-assisted heat pipe

V. Nikkhah, A. Donyari, T. Kiani

10. Project ID#0000 Pool boiling heat transfer to ZrO2 aqueous nanofluid

T. Kiani

11. Project ID#1490 Stability analysis of micro and nano-suspensions

M. Kamalgharibi

 

 

 

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2016 - ongoing Member Engineer Australia Australia

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2017 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Under-grades (Honors) Supervisory University of Adelaide Australia

Consulting/Advisories

Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
2013 - 2015 University of Semnan School of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering Scientific research Iran, Islamic Republic of
2013 - 2015 National Silicon production project University of Tehran, University of Tarbiat Modarres, University of Semnan Business and professional Iran, Islamic Republic of
2011 - 2013 Vaspart Company Isfahan University of Technology Scientific research Indonesia
Position
Postgraduate Student
Phone
83134713
Fax
8313 4367
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering South
Room Number
3 24c
Org Unit
School of Mechanical Engineering

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