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Saeed Tiari

  • Associate Professor
    Bio-Medical Engineering

Dr. Saeed Tiari is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Systems Engineering at Gannon University. Prior to joining Gannon University in 2016, Dr. Tiari obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University. His main research interests include bioheat transfer, biofluid mechanics, multiphase flow and heat transfer and thermal energy storage systems. Dr. Tiari received his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2012. He also received his Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree from the University of Tehran in Iran. 

Courses Taught

• ENG100 First-Year Seminar in Engineering
• BME310 Biomaterials
• BME420 Biomechanics
• BME308 Research Projects in Clinical Biomechanics
• BME440 Bioengineering Laboratory
• BME454 Tribology
• BME465 Biomedical Heat and Mass Transfer
• BME466 Energy Storage Systems
• ME204 Dynamics
• ME206 Digital Computer Laboratory
• ME214 Strength of Materials
• ME215 Strength of Materials Laboratory
• ME336 Fluid Mechanics
• ME338 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
• ME403 Engineering Analysis
• GME565 Thermal Environmental Engineering Design
• GME625 Convection Heat Transfer

Educational History

• Temple University, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2016
• Amirkabir University of Technology, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 2012
• University of Tehran, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2009

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Physical Society (APS)

Publications

Journal Articles

• S. Tiari, M. Mahdavi. (2020) Computational Study of a Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System Enhanced by Highly Conductive Metal Foams and Heat Pipes. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 141, 1741–1751.

• M. Mahdavi, S. Tiari, V. Pawar. (2020) A Numerical Study on The Combined Effect of Dispersed Nanoparticles and Embedded Heat Pipes on Melting and Solidification of a Shell and Tube Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System. Journal of Energy Storage. 27:101086.

• M. Mahdavi, S. Tiari, S. De Schampheleire, S. Qiu. (2018) Experimental Study of the Thermal Characteristics of a Heat Pipe. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. 93: 292-304.

• S. Tiari, M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu. (2017) Experimental study of a latent heat thermal energy storage system assisted by a heat pipe network. Energy Conversion and Management. 153: 362-373.

• S. Tiari, S. Qiu, M. Mahdavi. (2016) Discharging process of a finned heat pipe-assisted thermal energy storage system with high temperature phase change material. Energy Conversion and Management. 118: 426-437.

• M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, S. Tiari. (2016) Improvement of a novel heat pipe network designed for latent heat thermal energy storage systems, Applied Thermal Engineering. 108: 878–892.

• S. Tiari, S. Qiu, M. Mahdavi. (2015) Numerical study of finned heat pipe-assisted thermal energy storage system with high temperature phase change material. Energy Conversion and Management. 89: 833-42.

• S. Tiari, S. Qiu. (2015) Three-dimensional Simulation of High Temperature Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System Assisted by Finned Heat Pipes. Energy Conversion and Management, 105: 260-271.

• M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, S. Tiari. (2015) Numerical investigation of hydrodynamics and thermal performance of a specially configured heat pipe for high-temperature thermal energy storage systems. Applied Thermal Engineering. 81: 325-37.

• M. Mahdavi, M. Saffar-Avval, S. Tiari, Z. Mansoori. (2014) Entropy generation and heat transfer numerical analysis in pipes partially filled with porous medium. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 79: 496–506.

 

Conference Papers

• Hockins, A., Moretti, S., Mahdavi, M. & Tiari, S. (2020) Experimental and Numerical Study of a Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Unit Enhanced by Fins, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Portland, OR.

• Vernaza, K., Steinbrink, S., Tiari, S. & Zhao, L. (2020) A study of the effects of peer tutoring in relation to student GPA. 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Montreal, Canada.

• Kasaraneni, V., Tiari, S., Gee, D. & Ramakrishnan, R. (2020) First-Year Service Learning Project: Engineering Education with a Broader Social Purpose, 2020 ASEE North Central Section conference, Morgantown, WV.

• Tiari, S. & Mahdavi, M. (2020) Heat Transfer Analysis of a High-Temperature Heat Pipe-Assisted Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System Enhanced by Metal Foam. 5th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, New Orleans, LA.

• Mahdavi, M. & Tiari, S. (2020) Effect of container aspect ratio on the melting process of a nanoenhanced phase change material in latent heat thermal energy storage systems. 5th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, New Orleans, LA.

• Vernaza, K., Steinbrink, S., Tiari, S. & Zhao, L. (2019) Effect of Evolving Design Requirements on Students Motivation. 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Tampa, FL.

• Lee, W., Gee, D. & Tiari, S. (2019) Assessment of Self-Regulated Learning in Service Learning Project in a First-Year Seminar in Engineering Course. 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Cincinnati, OH.

• Grubbs R., Yough M., Rose O., Lee A., Sicree T., Tiari S. & Piovesan D. (2019) Temperature Regulated Sleeve for Leg Prosthesis, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Salt Lake City, UT.

• Mahdavi, M., Tiari, S. & Sawyer, C. (2019) Numerical Analysis of Charging Process of a Shell and Tube Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System with PCM Embedded in Highly Conductive Porous Material. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Salt Lake City, UT.

• Tiari, S., Rose, O. & Mahdavi, M.  (2019) Discharging Process of a High-Temperature Heat Pipe-Assisted Thermal Energy Storage System with Nano-Enhanced Phase Change Material. 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

• Grubbs R., Yough M., Rose O., Lee A., Sicree T., Tiari S. & Piovesan D. (2019) Thermal Regulating Prosthetic Sleeve. 2019 American Society of Biomechanics East Coast Meeting, Reading, PA.

• Tiari S., Mahdavi M., Thakore V. & Joseph S. (2018) Thermal Analysis of a High-Temperature Heat Pipe-Assisted Thermal Energy Storage System with Nano-Enhanced Phase Change Material. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Pittsburgh, PA.

• Tiari S., Mahdavi M., Chauhan K. & Piovesan D. (2018) Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer in Tissues during Therapeutic Hyperthermia. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Pittsburgh, PA.

• Mahdavi M., Tiari S., Solanki A. & Pawar V. (2018) Numerical Study on The Performance Characteristics of Cylindrical Heat Pipes with Differing Wick Type. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Pittsburgh, PA.

• Mahdavi M., Tiari S. & Pawar V. (2018) Heat Transfer Analysis of a Low-Temperature Heat Pipe-Assisted Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System with Nano-Enhanced PCM. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). Pittsburgh, PA.

• Gee D., Tiari S. & Zhao L. (2018) Design of Solar-Powered Food Dehydrators to Meet Food Availability Needs in Emerging Markets. 2018 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose, CA.

• K. Chauhan, Tiari, S., M. Mahdavi. (2018) Numerical Study of Heat Transfer in Living Tissues during Hyperthermia Treatment of Cancer, 3rd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC), Fort Lauderdale, FL.

• M. Mahdavi, Tiari, S., A. Heidari, M. Saffar Avval (2018) Experimental and Numerical Study of Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Pipe Partially or Totally Filled with a Porous Material, 3rd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC), Fort Lauderdale, FL.

• S. Tiari, S. Qiu, M. Mahdavi (2015) Analysis of a heat pipe assisted high temperature latent heat energy storage system using a three-dimensional model, the First Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, New York City, NY.

• M. Dehkordi, H. Zeidabadi nejad, S. Tiari, F. Foorouzandeh (2013) Numerical investigation of stent implantation in a coronary artery using CFD, National Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Tehran, Iran.

• S. Tiari, N. Fatouraee, F. Forouzandeh, M. Mahdavi (2012) Numerical Simulation of Intraluminal Thrombus Compliance Effects in an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm using FSI Method, ICBME 2012, IEEE Iran Section, Tehran, Iran.

• S. Tiari, M. Mahdavi, F. Forouzandeh, M. Ashjaee (2012) A numerical study of convection heat transfer from a cylinder impinged by a low Reynolds numbers slot air jet, 6th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, Istanbul, Turkey.

• S. Tiari, M. Ahmadpour-B, M. Tafazzoli-Shadpour, M. R. Sadeghi (2011) An Experimental Study of Blood Flow in a Model of Coronary Artery with Single and Double Stenoses, 18th Iranian Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME 2011, IEEE Iran Section, Tehran, Iran.

• M. Samaee, S. Tiari, M. Tafazzoli, M. Mahdavi (2011) A Novel Experimental Approach to Investigation of Blood Hemodynamincs due to Different Stenosis Severity, 19th Annual Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ISME 2011, Birjand, Iran.

 

Conference Abstracts & Presentations

Tiari, S., Hockins, A. & Moretti, S. (2020) Experimental and Numerical Study of a Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System Enhanced with Fins, 7th International Conference of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer, Niagara Falls, Canada.

• Kosnik, S., Ingerick, S., Schweitzer, E., & Tiari, S. (2019). Experimental Study of 3D Printed Meshes for Inguinal Hernia Repair. BMES 2019, Philadelphia, PA.

• Mihalko, A., Smith, J., Felmlee, R., Tiari, S., Crowe, M. & Piovesan D. (2019). Mechanical Properties of a Composite Material Mimicking Diseased Bone. BMES 2019, Philadelphia, PA.

• Carnell, M., Rose, O. & Tiari, S. (2019) A Numerical Bioheat Transfer Analysis of Varying Body Types in Determination of Time of Death. 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

• Tiari S., Carnell M., Red Horse R. & Rose O. (2018) A Numerical Bioheat Transfer Model to Estimate Time of Death with Application in Forensic Science. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Pittsburgh, PA.

• Carnell M., McGrath G., Rose O., Sutton G., Tiari, S. (2018) Determination of Time of Death Using a Two-Dimensional Bioheat Transfer Model. BMES 2018, Atlanta, GA.

• Tiari, S., M. Mahdavi., K. Chauhan, S. Patel, R. Patel, (2017) Analysis of Thermal Characteristics of Normal and Tumoral Tissues During Hyperthermia Treatment. BMES 2017, Phoenix, AZ.

• Tiari, S., M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu (2016) Experimental Investigation of A Heat Pipe-Assisted Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System, 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Portland, OR.

• M. Mahdavi, Tiari, S., S. Qiu (2016) Experimental Analysis of the Effects of Inclination Angle and Working Fluid Amount on the Performance of a Heat Pipe, 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Portland, OR.

• S. Tiari, M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu (2015) Influence of mushy zone constant on the solid-liquid phase change process modeled by enthalpy-porosity technique, 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, MA.

• M. Mahdavi, S. Tiari, S. Qiu (2015) Numerical Investigation of the effect of adiabatic section location on thermal performance of a heat pipe network with the application in thermal energy storage systems, 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, MA.

• S. Tiari, S. Qiu, M. Mahdavi (2015) Charging and Discharging Process of a High Temperature Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System Assisted by Heat Pipe, ASME 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, San Diego, CA.

• M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, S. Tiari (2015) Heat Transfer and Hydrodynamics Modeling of a Heat Pipe Network Designed for Thermal Energy Storage Systems, ASME 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, San Diego, CA.

• S. Tiari, S. Qiu, M. Mahdavi (2014) Numerical study of finned heat pipe-assisted latent heat thermal energy storage system, 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Francisco, CA.

• M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, S. Tiari (2014) Numerical investigation of high temperature heat pipe incorporated in thermal energy storage systems, 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Francisco, CA.

Service

University Service

  • Member of the Faculty Senate (2019-Present)
  • Member of University Faculty Development Grant Committee (2018-Present)
  • Member of Barker Institute Global Engagement Grant Committee (2018-Present)
  • Member of College of Engineering and Business Strategic Planning Committee (2018)
  • Chair of faculty search committee for Biomedical Engineering (2018)
  • Chair of faculty search committee for Industrial Engineering (2019)
  • Member of faculty search committee for Electrical and Computer Engineering (2019)
  • Member of Experimental Methods course development committee (2018)
  • Member of Industrial Engineering Recruitment Strategy committee (2017)

 

Professional Society Service

  • Vice-chair of ASME Erie Section (2016-Present)
  • Topic organizer for ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2019)
  • Member of Equipment Design and Processes Committee of American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) (2018-present)

Editorial Board Member

  • Journal of Biomedical Instrumentation and Applications
     

Reviewer for

Journals:

  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Energy Conversion Management
  • Applied Thermal Engineering
  • Journal of Energy Storage
  • Energy Reports
  • Advances and Applications in Fluid Mechanics
  • International Journal of Thermal Sciences
  • International Journal of Energy Research
  • Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
  • Sustainability
  • Energies
  • Applied Sciences
  • International Journal of Photoenergy
  • PLOS ONE
  • Solar Energy
  • Journal of Building Engineering

Conferences:

  • BMES Annual Meetings
  • ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE
  • ASTFE Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conferences
  • International Conference of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer (FFHMT)
  • International Conference of Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Transfer (EHST)
  • ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition