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Hamidreza Shabgard

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Hamidreza Shabgard - Associate Professor


  • 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 Interests

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

Honors 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”

Courses Taught

The University of Oklahoma

  • Thermodynamics

Gannon University

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

Drexel University

  • Conduction Heat Transfer

Journal Publications

  • 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.
Hamidreza Shabgard

Contact Information
(405) 325-5753
Felgar Hall 206

Office Hours 
Friday 10:30a-12:00p
or by appointment