Researcher

Dr Maryam Ghodrat

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Biography

Dr Ghodrat is a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at UNSW Canberra. She was a lecturer and prior to that research fellow at Western Sydney University since 2016. Maryam was also a postdoctoral research associate at School of Mechanical Engineering and Product Design, Swinburne University of Technology in 2015 . She completed her P.h.D. in Materials Sciences and Engineering at the Laboratory for Simulation and Modelling for Particulate...view more

Dr Ghodrat is a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at UNSW Canberra. She was a lecturer and prior to that research fellow at Western Sydney University since 2016. Maryam was also a postdoctoral research associate at School of Mechanical Engineering and Product Design, Swinburne University of Technology in 2015 . She completed her P.h.D. in Materials Sciences and Engineering at the Laboratory for Simulation and Modelling for Particulate Systems (SIMPAS), UNSW and received her master of engineering from UNSW .

Maryam is an expert in the field of energy efficiency technologies. Her research focuses on the application of numerical modelling and thermodynamic analysis in developing new processes. She has proven research experience in the field of particle-fluid flow, thermodynamic modelling and aerodynamics analysis of fire-wind interaction. She has developed models mainly include two-fluid model, kinetic theory and VOF. The specific research topics thermodynamic modelling of waste to energy systems, aerodynamic modeling of the interaction of wind and fire in bushfire prone areas.  She has developed CFD models mainly on fire-propagation pattern in complex environments. Maryam is also working on the impact of bushfire smoke pollution on firefighter’s safety. 


My Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South  Wale (2014)
  • Master of Engineering ,University of New South Wale (2010)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics)

My Research Activities

  • Slope and wind effects on fire propagation 
  • Numerical Simulation of wind-fire interaction behavior using fireFoam 
  • Combustion dynamics of small-scale fire whirl
  • Renewable energy
  • Waste To Energy through thermal and catalytic pyrolysis 
  • Application of CFD modelling and thermodynamic analysis in the design and optimization of energy-efficient technologies

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • Wind effect, unsteady behaviors and regimes of wildfire propagation 
  • 3D wildfire flow field analysis 
  • Numerical Simulation of inclined firewhirls 
  • Burning dynamics of porous fuel beds
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pyrolysis in fluidized bed reactor
  • Waste To Energy 

 


Currently supervising

Accepting PhD students.  

PhD Scholarship of $35,000 (AUD) is available for PhD students with H1 /High Distinction (undergraduate) or have Masters by Research degree. For more information please contact me at m.ghodrat@adfa.edu.au

 

 


My Teaching

Involved in :

ZEIT1504 Introduction to Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering 

ZEIT2501 Mechanical and Electronic Design 

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Location

Building 17, Room 130

Contact

+61 2 5114 5153