People

CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS

Principle Investigator


Seth Dworkin

Seth Dworkin, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Canada Research Chair in High Performance Computing for Sustainable Energy
Associate Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Ryerson University
seth.dworkin@ryerson.ca

 

Education:
B.Eng. – McMaster University, 2003
M.Sc. – Yale University, 2004
M.Phil. – Yale University, 2005
Ph.D. – Yale University, 2009

Selected Awards:
2015 – Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Engineering Medal – Young Engineer, for exceptional achievements in career, community and professional participation before the age of 35.
2014 – Ryerson University Early Research Career Excellence Award, for research achievements within five years of becoming a faculty member.
2013 – Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) “I. W. Smith Award,” for outstanding achievement in creative mechanical engineering within ten years of undergraduate graduation.
2008 – Bernard Lewis Fellowship, The International Combustion Institute, recognizing research achievements and potential.

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Post-Doctoral Fellows


Leonardo Zimmer

Dr. Leonardo Zimmer
leonardo.zimmer@ryerson.ca

Dr. Zimmer completed his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Brazil, followed by his master’s and PhD at the same university. His master’s work focused on modeling coal combustion and on his PhD on modeling soot formation on laminar ethylene diffusion flames. He is now a Post-Doctoral fellow in the Dworkin group at Ryerson University, continuing his research on combustion phenomena and soot formation.


Leonardo Zimmer

Dr. Ayman Bayomy
ayman.bayomy@ryerson.ca

Dr. Bayomy completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Cairo University. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University. His expertise is in experimental and numerical heat transfer and characteristics of porous media heat sinks and nanofluids. He is now a Post-Doctoral fellow in the Dworkin group at Ryerson University. His research focus on modeling and analysis a new sustainable energy storage technology with geothermal applications.


PhD Students


Meysam Sahafzadeh

Meysam Sahafzadeh
meysam.sahafzadeh@ryerson.ca

Meysam completed his Bachelor degree in chemical engineering at Arak University (2008) and his Masters degree in chemical engineering in the field of Energy and the Environment at the University of Tehran (2011). The focus of his research has been on process integration using combined pinch and exergy analysis. He is now a PhD candidate in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University with a focus on numerical simulation of combustion.


Jamie Fine

Jamie Fine
jamie.fine@ryerson.ca

Jamie completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Ryerson University in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a Masters of Applied Science in the area of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto. Now, he is working on a PhD at Ryerson and is focusing on the topic of thermodynamic desalination of water. The goals of his PhD work are to investigate and find more effective methods to desalinate water using alternative energy sources in hopes of decreasing the cost and environmental impacts of the process.


Hiep Nguyen

Hiep Nguyen
hiep.nguyen@ryerson.ca

Hiep completed his Bachelors and MASc. in Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Hiep’s research focuses on geothermal technology and other renewable alternatives. During his masters, Hiep consulted for HydroOne and received a MITACS internship. As Hiep pursues his PhD, he is also employed as a mechanical engineering software developer at HGS (www.hgeosoft.com).


Amin Mansouri

Amin Mansouri
amin.mansouri@ryerson.ca

Amin completed his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Isfahan University of Technology (2011) and his Masters degree in mechanical engineering in the field of Energy Conversion at Tabriz University (2015). He joined the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University in 2016 to pursue his PhD. His research focus is on modelling soot emissions in combustion processes.


Reza Daneshazarian

Reza Daneshazarian
reza.daneshazarian@ryerson.ca

Reza completed his Bachelor degree in chemical engineering at Sharif University of Technology (2012) and his Masters degree in energy engineering in the field of Energy Technology at the University of Tehran (2016). The focus of his research has been on heat transfer enhancement in a parabolic trough collector by use of solar direct absorption and nanofluids. He joined the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University in 2017 to pursue his PhD. Reza’s research focus is on thermal storage in buildings and alternative energy.


Masters Students


Alisha Hunter

Nemanja Ceranic
nemanja.ceranic@ryerson.ca

Nemanja completed his undergraduate degree at Ryerson University in Mechanical Engineering as of Winter 2016. Dedication and hard work help him achieve that, which also placed him on the Dean’s List in his last 2 years of study. With a strong passion and desire to learn, he now pursues a Masters of Applied Science involving research in combustion.


Undergraduate Students


Pedram Hatefraad

Pedram Hatefraad
pedram.hatefraad@ryerson.ca


Talha Ansari

Talha Ansari
talha.irfan.ansari@ryerson.ca


Former Group Members

Former Postdoctoral Fellows


Dr. Ali Khosousi


Dr. Armin Veshkini


Former PhD Students


Nick Eaves

Thesis: “The Effect of Reversibility and High Pressure on Soot Formation” (2016)


Ali Khosousi

Thesis: “Detailed Numerical Study of Soot Surface Growth and Oxidation in Laminar Diffusion Flames” (2015)


Armin Veshkini

Thesis: “Understanding Soot Particle Growth Chemistry and Particle Sizing Using a Novel Soot Growth and Formation Model” (2015)


Sanaz Arabzadeh Esfarjani

Thesis: “A Modeling Framework for the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes by RF Plasma Technology” (2013)


Former Masters Students


Adam Alaica

Thesis: “The Development of an Off-peak Ground Pre-cool Control Strategy for Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump Systems” (2016)


Emily Law

Thesis: “Characterization of the Effects of Borehole Layouts in Geo-exchange” (2016)


Bijan Shahriari

Thesis: “Development and Validation of a Partially Coupled Soot Model for Turbulent Kerosene Combustion in Industrial Applications” (2014)


Hiep Nguyen

Thesis: “Analyses of the factors affecting hybrid ground-source heat pump installation potential” (2014)


Sepehr Bozorgzadeh

Thesis: “Development of a Soot Concentration Estimator for Industrial Combustion Applications” (2014)


Michael Di Paolo

Thesis: “Design of a smart manifold for geothermal HVAC installations” (2014)


Levon Larson

Thesis: “Numerical Simulation of Liquid Prechamber Fuel Ignition” (2013)


Kaveh Khalilian

Thesis: “Development and Validation of a Partially Coupled, Two-Equation Soot Model for Industrial Applications” (2013)


Masih Alavy

Thesis: “Optimization of Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump Systems Design” (2013)


Zannatul Moiet Hasib

Thesis: “Residential Micro Tri-Generation System Based on a Gas Fired Stirling Engine CHP and Thermo Chemical Accumulator (TCA)”(2013)


Navid Ekrami

Thesis: “Feasibility of Residential Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power Generation System in Canadian Cities”(2013)


Nick Eaves

Thesis: “The Effect of Pressure and Conjugate Heat Transfer on Soot Formation Modelling” (2012)


Former Undergraduate Research Assistants


Rozhan Ghoreishi (2017)


Bobby Anand (2016/2017)


Talha Ansari (2016)


Akshay Chaudhari (2015)


Mihai Duica (2015)


Sana Askari (2015)


Raymond Alexander (2014/2015)


Nikola Kuzmic (2014/2015)


Vivian Truong (2014)


Emily Law (2013/2014)


Brian Reghelini (2013)


Adam Alaica (2013)


Chloe Zhou (2013)


Pushan Lele (2012)

GROUP PHOTOS

 

Bobby Anand receives a Toronto Hydro Corporation Student Assistantship Award at the Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson
Bobby Anand receives a Toronto Hydro Corporation Student Assistantship Award at the Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerso
Hiep Nguyen receives an Enwave Student Assistantship Award at the Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson
Hiep Nguyen receives an Enwave Student Assistantship Award at the Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson
The Dworkin group at the 2015 PEO awards gala, from left to right: Emily Law, Hiep Nguyen, Prof. Seth Dworkin, Ali Khosousi, Meysam Sahafzadeh
The Dworkin group at the 2015 PEO awards gala, from left to right: Emily Law, Hiep Nguyen, Prof. Seth Dworkin, Ali Khosousi, Meysam Sahafzadeh
Left: Brian Reghelini and Right: Adam Alaica with their research poster at the 2013 MIE awards night
Left: Brian Reghelini and Right: Adam Alaica with their research poster at the 2013 MIE awards night
From Left: Zannatul Moiet Hasib, Professor Seth Dworkin, Masih Alavy, Navid Ekrami
Convocation 2013, From Left: Zannatul Moiet Hasib, Professor Seth Dworkin, Masih Alavy, Navid Ekrami
From Left: Hiep Nguyen, Professor Seth Dworkin, Sepehr Bozorgzadeh
Convocation 2014, From Left: Hiep Nguyen, Professor Seth Dworkin, Sepehr Bozorgzadeh
From Left: Dr. Ali Khosousi, Professor Seth Dworkin
Convocation 2016, From Left: Dr. Ali Khosousi, Professor Seth Dworkin

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