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Mechanical/CFD/CAE Engineer

New York, United States
August 30, 2018

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Jafar Ghorbanian (No Sponsorship Required)

**** * ********* **, ***#2D, Peoria, IL, 61615 469-***-****

Professional Summary

Working as a Performance/Simulation Engineer supporting 1D and 3D simulations for Caterpillar’s engine performance center in IPSD, Bore lead for C9-C18 HRC Engines

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Fluid Sciences)

10+ years of experience in industrial R&D in Automotive and HVAC industries

6+ years of experience: (1) Using computational and engineering skills (CAE) in modeling, design, and manufacturing (2) Developing computer programs 3) Analyzing and visualizing data

Expert in various energy-related areas and engineering fields

Experienced in research and engineering projects planning, execution, and management

Excellent communication skills and proficient in technical writing and presentation

Hands-on experience with Lab Experimentation, CFD and FEA Packages, Theory and Numerical Modeling, Transport Phenomena, Internal Combustion Engines, and Optimization


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX, 2013-2017

Dissertation: Thermal-Fluids transport in nano-scale liquid flows

M.S. in Automotive Engineering, Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology, 2004-2007

Thesis: Simulation of Combustion and Emissions of DME Fueled Direct Injection Diesel Engines

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), 1999-2004

Thesis: Designing and of an ice rink refrigeration system

Work and Research Experience

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL, Performance/Simulation/CFD Engineer, August 2017- Present

Simulations - Setup & running of 1D and 3D CFD simulations (Pre/Post processing, Mesh Generation, Gas Exchange, Combustion, Heat Transfer, and Emissions) on CAT in-house systems and Cloud computing

Analyze the test data and optimize engine platforms including piston bowl geometry, required spray characteristics, etc. in order to meet emissions requirements and develop combustion system designs

Liaison with the wider design team and other internal organizations to resolve NPI issues

Reporting - Interpretation & analysis of results, summarizing for the technical and non-technical audiences, and guide experimental work for engine development projects

Automation - Development of scripts and macros to manage and improve the automated CFD tasks.

Development - Generation of novel techniques to tackle new problems in fluid dynamic analyses.

Preparation of detailed technical presentations for project engineering review

Irankhodro Powertrain Co., R&D and Validation Engineer in CAE Dept., 2008-2013

Performed 2D and 3D CFD simulation

Performed structural and thermal analysis

Managed the engine test cell to perform functional and performance tests for different types of engines

Worked as a project engineer in different projects such as XUG, Z24, EF4, OVHG, …

Analyzed the friction losses of individual engine components, write the report, and participate in technical negotiation with suppliers

Familiar with engine cooling and lubrication systems

Worked closely with different technicians to go through the test process, prepare the test cell, install the required sensors, and perform data acquisition

Participated in providing technical documents such as DFMEA, DVP&R, and PIR

Worked closely with Instrumentation Laboratory before and after each test

Worked as a project engineer in OHV engine and collaborated with department of materials science to design, manufacture new elements, and modify the lubrication system

Developed a rapid design predictive tool for optimization of Journal Bearings

Microfluidics Lab, SMU, Dallas, TX, January 2014- August 2017

Developed a unique methodology to investigate the scale effects in nano-scale liquid flows

Developed a reliable continuum model in nano-scale liquid flows relevant for engineering applications

Developed fluid-structure (FSI) numerical models of the microfluidic device for detecting distributed loads in Electrolyte-Enabled Distributed Transducers (EEDT) devices

Laser Micromachining Lab, SMU, Dallas, TX, January 2013- January 2014

Performed computer simulation using ANSYS FLUENT to model the whole process of laser induced forward transfer (LIFT) utilizing in fabrication of photonic devices

Produced PDMS micro-channels utilizing laser and soft lithography

National Energy Conservation Research Institute, HVAC Test Engineer, 2006-2007

Designed and constructed a CFM box for testing water coolers

Selected the right sensors such as pressure and temperature sensors and installed them

Performed the test and reported the energy star label for each product to manufacturer

Courses and Skills

Relevant Coursework

Thermodynamics, Gas Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Viscous Flow, Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermal Power Plants, CFD, Advanced Numerical Analysis, Advanced Combustion, Advanced Internal Combustion Engines, HVAC, Microfluidics, and Electrokinetic Transport Phenomena

Software and Programming

Programming/Optimization: Visual Fortran, MATLAB, ModeFrontier

FVM, FEM, and multi-physics modeling: ANSYS Fluent, COMSOL, Converge CFD, Ansys CFX, and Abaqus

Design and preprocessing: Solid Works, CATIA, AutoCAD, Altair Hypermesh, ICEM CFD, AVL-Excite, Flowmaster, and Dynasty (GT-Power)

Visualization: OriginPro, Tecplot, MATLAB, and Ensight

Molecular dynamics simulation: BIOVIA Material Studio, LAMMPS, and VMD

Other: Linux shell scripting


Automotive engine performance and functional test facilities

Laser micromachining, clean room, and microfluidic lab facilities

Heat and Mass Transfer Lab

Attended workshops

• Data Analysis and Visualization, TACC Supercomputing Inst., Austin, TX, August 2016

• LAMMPS Users' Workshop and Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 2015

• HPC Summer Workshop, SMU Center for Scientific Computation, Dallas, Texas, 2014

• COMSOL Multiphysics Intensive Training, Houston, TX, June 2014

• Pump Design, Calculation, Selection, and Sizing, Novin Parsian Institute, April 2012

Honors and awards

•Frederick E. Terman Award, Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, SMU, 2017

•Outstanding Poster Award, Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, SMU, 2016

•Certificate of Merit, First Ranking among Graduate Students in Automotive Powertrain Division, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, 2007

Journal papers

• J. Ghorbanian, Ali Beskok, "Temperature Profiles and Heat Fluxes Observed in Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Force-Driven Liquid Flows", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 103**-*****.

• J. Ghorbanian, AT. Celebi, and Ali Beskok, "A phenomenological continuum model for force-driven nano-channel liquid flows", J. Chem. Phys. 145, 184109 (2016).

• J. Ghorbanian, Ali Beskok, "Scale effects in nano channel liquid flows", Microfluid. Nanofluid. 20, 121 (2016).

• J. Ghorbanian, M. Ahmadi, R. Soltani, " A Design predictive tool and optimization of journal bearing using neural network model and multi-objective genetic algorithm", International Journal of the Scientia Iranica, Volume 18, Issue 5, October 2011, Pages 1095-1105.

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