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Hamidreza Shabgard

Hamidreza Shabgard

Hamidreza Shabgard

Associate Professor

Phone: (405) 325-5753
Office: Felgar Hall 206
Office Hours:  Fridays 11:00am-12:00pm
Full CV:pdf Dr. Shabgard's CV (pdf)

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (2014)

University of Connecticut
M.S., Mechanical Engineering (2007)
Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (2003)
Azad University of Mashhad, Iran


Research Focus

  • Multiphase flow and heat transfer
  • Particulate flow
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Heat pipes

Experience and Awards

  • 2nd place in the annual graduate research competition, University of Connecticut, 2014
  • Doctoral dissertation fellowship, University of Connecticut, 2013
  • Paper appeared among top 25 hottest articles in “International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer”


The University of Oklahoma

  • Thermodynamics

Gannon University

  • Convection Heat Transfer
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Thermal Environmental Engineering

Drexel University

  • Conduction Heat Transfer
  • H. Shabgard, H. Hu, P.A. Boettcher, M. McCarthy, Y. Sun, Heat Transfer Analysis of PCM Slurry Flow between Parallel Plates, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 99, 895-903, 2016.
  • M. Rahman, H. Hu, H. Shabgard, Y. Sun, M. McCarthy, Experimental Characterization of Inward Freezing and Melting of Additive-Enhanced PCM within Millimeter-scale Cylindrical Enclosures, Journal of Heat Transfer 138(7), 072301, 2016.
  • H. Shabgard, M.J. Allen, N. Sharifi, S.P. Benn, A. Faghri, T.L. Bergman, Heat Pipe Heat Exchangers and Heat Sinks: Opportunities, Challenges, Applications, Analysis, and State of the Art, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 89, 138-158, 2015.
  • M.M. Rahman, H. Hu, H. Shabgard, P. Boettcher, Y. Sun, M. McCarthy, Dendrite Growth during Freezing of Millimeter-Scale Eicosane Droplets, Journal of Heat Transfer 137(8), 080905, 2015.
  • H. Shabgard, A. Faghri, T.L. Bergman, C.E. Andraka, Numerical Simulation of Heat Pipe-Assisted Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Unit for Dish-Stirling Systems, ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 136(2), 021025, 2014.
  • H. Shabgard, B. Xiao, A. Faghri, R. Gupta, W. Weissman, Thermal Characteristics of a Closed Thermosyphon under Various Filling Conditions, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 70, 91-102, 2014.
  • H. Shabgard, T.L. Bergman, A. Faghri, Exergy Analysis of Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage for Solar Power Generation Accounting for Constraints Imposed by Long-Term Operation and the Solar Day, Energy 60, 474-484, 2013.
  • H. Shabgard, C.W. Robak, T.L. Bergman, A. Faghri, Heat Transfer and Exergy Analysis of Cascaded Latent Heat Storage with Gravity-Assisted Heat Pipes for Concentrating Solar Power Applications, Solar Energy 86, 816-830, 2012.
  • H. Shabgard, A. Faghri, Performance Characteristics of Cylindrical Heat Pipes with Multiple Heat Sources, Applied Thermal Engineering 31(16), 3410-3419, 2011.
  • N. Khajeh-Hosseini D., H. Shabgard, M.J. Kermani, Water Management in the Cathode Side of a PEM Fuel Cell, Amirkabir Journal 43, 47-54, 2011.
  • H. Shabgard, T.L. Bergman, N. Sharifi, A. Faghri, High Temperature Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage using Heat Pipes, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 53(15), 2979-2988, 2010.