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Mehdi Vahab
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[[http://mehdivahab.com][mehdivahab.com]], [[mailto:mvahab@fsu.edu][mvahab@fsu.edu]], (530) 204-8724
Research Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
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* Education and Post-Degree Training
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| 2014--2016 | Post Doctoral Research Associate in Computational Science & Engineering |
| | Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL |
| | Mentors: [[http://www.cespr.fsu.edu/people/myh/myh.html][M. Yousuff Hussaini]] and [[http://www.math.fsu.edu/~sussman/][Mark Sussman]] |
| 2008--2014 | PhD, University of California, Davis, CA |
| | Major: Applied Science, Computational Science and Engineering |
| | Supervisor: [[http://chms.ucdavis.edu/research/miller][Greg Miller]] |
| 2006--2008 | MSc, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden |
| | Major: Complex Adaptive Systems |
| | Supervisor: [[http://physics.gu.se/~frtbm][Bernhard Mehlig]] |
| 2001--2005 | BSc, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran |
| | Major: Electrical Engineering and Control Systems |
| | Supervisor: [[http://saba.kntu.ac.ir/eecd/fatehi/][Alireza Fatehi]] |
* Work Experience
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| 2017-- | Research Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL |
| 2016--2017 | Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL |
| 2014--2016 | Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL |
| 2008--2014 | Teaching/research assistant, University of California, Davis, CA |
| 2005--2006 | System developer, Advance Control System Lab. KNTU, Tehran, Iran |
| 2003--2005 | Control system internship, Ijad Niroo, Tehran, Iran |
* Research Interests
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| Multimaterial systems | Phase change dynamics | Systems of conservation laws |
| Finite volume methods | Hybrid high order methods | Front tracking methods |
| Shock capturing methods | Embedded boundary methods | LS-VOF/MOF coupled algorithms |
| Time dependent domains | Fractional differential equation | Chaotic systems analysis |
| Dynamical systems | Artificial neural networks | Information theory |
| Evolutionary algorithms | Agent based modeling | |
* Reports and Publications
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- M. Vahab, M.Y. Hussaini and M. Sussman, "A continuous moment-of-fluid
method for modeling multimaterial systems", (2017). in prep.
- M. Vahab, M. Sussman, M.Y. Hussaini, "An adaptive moment-of-fluid
method for simulating solidification process in multimaterial
systems", (2017). in prep.
- Y. Lian, D. Liao, H. Qiu, M. Sussman, M. Vahab, Y. Hussaini,
"Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Icing Process of a
Liquid Droplet", /9th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments
Conference AIAA AVIATION Forum/, AIAA 2017-4481, (2017), [[https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2017-4481][(Link)]]
- M. Vahab, C. Pei, M. Y. Hussaini, M Sussman and Y. Lian, "An
adaptive coupled level set and moment-of-fluid method for simulating
droplet impact and solidification on solid surfaces with application
to aircraft icing", /54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting/, p. 1340,
(2016) [[http://www.mehdivahab.com/files/VahabETAL_2016_Droplet_Freezing.pdf][(Link)]]
- M. Vahab, G. Miller, "A front-tracking shock-capturing method for
two gases", /Communication in Applied Mathematics and Computational
Science/, 11-1, (2015): 1-35, [[http://msp.org/camcos/2016/11-1/p01.xhtml][(Link)]]
- M. Vahab, "A front-tracking shock-capturing method for two fluids",
/PhD Dissertation/, UC Davis, (2014) [[http://www.mehdivahab.com/files/PhD_Dissertation_Mehdi_Vahab_2014_A_front_tracking_shock_capturing_method_for_two_fluids.pdf][(Link)]]
- M. Vahab, Design of a high-order front tracking method in 2D, /Master
Thesis/, UC Davis, (2010) [[http://www.mehdivahab.com/files/Master_Thesis_Mehdi_Vahab_2010_Design_of_a_high_order_front_tracking_method_in_2D.pdf][(Link)]]
- M. Vahab, "Relative velocities of particles suspended in stochastic
Kolmogorov turbulence", /Master Thesis/, Chalmers University, (2008)
[[http://www.mehdivahab.com/files/Master_Thesis_Mehdi_Vahab_2008_Relative_Velocities_of_Particles_Suspended_in_Stochastic_Kolmogorov_Turbulence.pdf][(Link)]]
* Presentations
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- A Coupled Level-set and Moment-of-Fluid Method for Multiphase Systems
with Solidification, /International Conference on Numerical Methods for
Multi-Material Fluid Flows/, 2017
- An Adaptive Coupled Level Set and Moment-of-Fluid Method for
Simulating the Solidification Process in Multimaterial Systems,
/SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering/, 2017
- An adaptive coupled level set and moment-of-fluid method for
simulating the solidification process in multimaterial systems,
/School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology/, 2016
- An adaptive coupled level set and moment-of-fluid method for
simulating droplet impact and solidification on solid surfaces with
application to aircraft icing, /AIAA 54th Aerospace Sciences
Meeting/, 2016
- An adaptive coupled level set and moment-of-fluid method for
simulating droplet impact and solidification on solid surfaces with
application to aircraft icing, /Florida State University, Department
of Scientific Computing/, 2015
- Numerical methods for fractional order systems, /39th SIAM
Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference SIAM-SEAS/, 2015
- High-order interface tracking methods for compressible and
incompressible two-phase flow, /SIAM Conference on Computational
Science and Engineering/, 2013
- A front-tracking method for moving fronts and hyperbolic
conservation laws, /SIAM Annual Meeting/, 2012
- A front-tracking method for systems of hyperbolic conservation laws,
/Davis SIAM Student Research Conference/, 2012
* Selected Projects
** Continuous moment-of-fluid method for multimaterial systems
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- Formulated the continuous moment-of-fluid for multimaterial systems
- Applied CMOF approach for the systems where the surface tension
forces are dominant
- Revised the algorithm to resolve accurate contact angle on solid
surfaces
- Compared with MOF and CLSVOF method for analytical and
experimental solutions
- Implemented in FORTRAN, C++ using BoxLib
** Modeling and simulation of droplet impact and solidification on solid surfaces
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- Considered the impact and solidification of supercooled water droplets
- Applied a coupled moment of fluid and level set method to capture the sharp freezing front
- Employed an adaptive mesh refinement approach
- Comparison made with analytical and experimental results
- Implemented in FORTRAN, C++ using BoxLib
** High order method for free boundary two phase flow systems
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- Designed a hybrid method for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws
- Adapted a finite volume method on Cartesian grid for irregular moving geometries
- Devised a high order level set method for performing geometrical calculation
- Tested for front tracking and shock capturing in gas dynamics
- Successfully applied for study of Richtmyerâ€“Meshkov instability
- Implemented in C++ using Chombo
** Stochastic modeling of Kolmogorov turbulence and suspended particles
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- Implemented a multiscale stochastic model of turbulence with energy spectrum characterization
- Developed spatial and temporal correlation verification methods
- Created verification methods based on analysis of topological properties of the velocity field
- Performed simulation and analysis for suspended particles coalescence
- Implemented in C
** Traffic modeling
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- Developed an agent based modeling for driver/road interaction
- Performed phase space verification of traffic flow based on empirical data
- Facilitated an interface to create user defined maps
- Implemented in Java
* Teaching Experience
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| 2016-7 | College Algebra, Instructor, Florida A&M University |
| 2016-7 | Statistics, Instructor, Florida A&M University |
| 2014 | Computational Methods for Chemical Engineers, Teaching Assistant, UC Davis |
| 2014 | Introduction to Engineering Methods, The Design of Coffee, Teaching Assistant, UC Davis |
| 2013 | Mathematical Methods in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, Teaching Assistant, UC Davis |
| 2012 | The Science Behind the Technology in Our Lives, Teaching Assistant, UC Davis |
| 2009 | Numerical Solution of Engineering and Scientific Problems, Teaching Assistant, UC Davis |
| 2005 | Logical/PLC Programming, Instructor, Novin Andishe Alborz, Tehran, Iran |
| 2004 | C programming, Teaching assistant, KNTU, Tehran, Iran |
* Professional Skills
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- Programming Languages: C++, C, FORTRAN, MATLAB, Assembly, Java
- Modeling environments: Simulink, StateFlow
- Computational libraries: LAPACK, BLAS, Chombo, BoxLib
- System administration: Linux, Windows