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Mechanical Engineering, Heat transfer, Thermodynamics, HVAC

Gainesville, Florida, United States
October 18, 2016

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Mehdi Mortazavi, Ph.D. 414-***-****

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Residency status: Permanent resident (Green card holder)



•Thermal Science:

Ultra-High Vacuum Systems, Theoretical and experimental heat and mass transfer analysis, Pressure temperature and flow control systems, Falling film heat and mass exchangers


Mask design, Laser Writer, Photolithography, Wet and dry etching, Thin film deposition etc.


Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Optical microscopy, Profilometer


CNC machining, Wet etching and diffusion bonding of metals, Laser welding, Soldering and brazing, Adhesive and thermal bonding, Polymer processing


High frequency data acquisition systems, LabVIEW


•Computer Languages:


•Analysis and simulation:



SolidWorks, AutoCAD


Graduate Research Assistant (Nanostructured Energy Systems labs) Jan 2012 – Present

University of Florida, Gainesville

• Studied highly compact and efficient plate and frame absorption chillers for small-scale applications.

•Designed, fabricated, and tested ultra high vacuum heat and mass exchangers.

•Investigated the heat and mass transport in micro-textured falling films experimentally and theoretically.

•Studied Ionic liquids as alternative desiccant for absorption refrigeration systems.

•Designed, manufactureed and tested low-cost plastic heat and mass exchangers for liquid desicunt combined dehumidification, water heating and air conditioning applications.

•Fabricated a microscale heat sink for extreme heat rejection.

Graduate Research Assistant Aug 2010-Jan 2012

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

•Investigated surface treatment techniques for enhanced heat and mass transport.

•Studied microfabrication processes used for making superhydrophobic surfaces.

Laboratory Technical Manager Aug 2007-Aug 2010

Polymer Research Institute, Tehran

•Established and maintained a quality control program according to ISO17025.

•Installed and trained operators on new thermal analysis and mechanical properties instruments.

•Studied thermal and mechanical properties of wide range of materials including polymers, metals and composites.


Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Florida

•Heat transfer (1 semester)

•Fluid mechanics ( 1 semester)

•Engineering Materials lab (1 semester)


•Convection and Conduction Heat transfer, Advanced Refrigeration, Advanced Air Conditioning

•Fluid mechanics, Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFD), Flow & Transport in Porous Media

Mehdi Mortazavi, Ph.D. 414-***-****

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Residency status: Green card holder under the National Interest Waiver (NIW)


Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department October 2016

University of Florida, Gainesville

Thesis: Micro and nano-textured surfaces for enhanced heat and mass transport

GPA: 3.95/4.00

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, GPA: 3.91/4.00 December 2011

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering August 2010

University of Tehran

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering August 2007

Tehran Polytechnic



•M. Mortazavi, S. Moghaddam, D. Chugh, R. Nasr Isfahani, S. Bigham, A. Fazeli, D. Yu,, O. Abdelaziz, Open Absorption Cycle for Combined Dehumidification, Water Heating, and Evaporating Cooling, Patent Application UF-14820, 2013.

•M. Mortazavi, S. Moghaddam, S. Bigham, Compact and Efficient Plate and Frame Absorber, Patent Application UF-1240P, 2015.

Journal Publications

•M Mortazavi, RN Isfahani, S Bigham, S Moghaddam, “Absorption characteristics of falling film LiBr (lithium bromide) solution over a finned structure”, Energy 2015, Link

•M Mortazavi, S Moghaddam, "Laplace transform solution of conjugate heat and mass transfer in falling film absorption process", International Journal of Refrigeration 2016, Link

•A. Fazeli, M. Mortazavi, and S. Moghaddam, "Hierarchical biphilic micro/nanostructures for a new generation phase-change heat sink", Applied Thermal Engineering, 2015, Link


•M Mortazavi, RN Isfahani, S Bigham, S Moghaddam, “Absorption Characteristics of Multilayered Thin Lithium Bromide (LiBr) Solution Film”, ASME 2015 13th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, San Francisco, 2015, Link

•M Mortazavi and S Moghaddam. "Scalable bonding of polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) nanofibrous membranes on microstructures." Enabling nanofabrication rapid innov, Napa, 2013, Link

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