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State University Chemical Engineering

Location:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Posted:
October 02, 2016

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Masoud Ghods

Cleveland State University, **** E *4th St, Room 471, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Phone: 216-***-**** Emails: acwvjp@r.postjobfree.com, acwvjp@r.postjobfree.com

Education

Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH

Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering Expected Dec. 2016

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graduate Research Funded

Sharif University of Technology Tehran, Iran

M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Modeling, Simulation and Control) May 2012

Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran, Iran

B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering August 2009

Skills and Techniques

Process Modeling, Design and Simulation

Adv. Process Dynamics and Control

Process Optimization

Adv. Separation Systems & Unit Operations

Adv. Kinetics & Chemical Reactions

Adv. Mass and Heat Transfer

Adv. Chemical Thermodynamics

Statistical Data Analysis

Adv. Numerical Methods and Analysis

Fluid Dynamics and Flow Theories

Chemical Process Safety

Artificial Intelligence Application in Chem. Eng.

Design of Experiments

Proficient in Lab Work & Experimental Research

Data Mining

Materials Science & Processing

Crystallization & Solidification Theories

Microstructural and Chemical Characterization of Materials

Optics, Image Processing and Analysis

ImageJ & ImageJ Macro-Coding

HySys & Aspen (full package)

Proficient in MATLAB and SIMULINK

COMSOL Multiphysics

C-programming, Java, Visual Basic

Familiar with AutoCAD

Proficient in Technical and Proposal Writings

Research Experience

Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH

Research Assistant Aug. 2012- Present

Experimentally and numerically investigated the effect of convection on macrosegregation and dendritic morphology of binary alloys

Experimentally and numerically investigated the effect of geometry change on convection and on consequent properties of materials

Designed and conducted directional solidification experiments on binary alloys

Established metallography procedures and microstructural characterization methods using image processing and image analysis techniques

Investigated and studied effects of processing conditions on microstructural properties of materials using microscopy, imaging and image analysis techniques

Sharif University of Technology Tehran, Iran

Researcher Assistant Jan. 2010 July 2012

Studied the dynamic system of HIV phase-I and proposed a discrete control scenario to suppress it.

Designed a nonlinear adaptive controller for coal-fired utility boiler-turbine unit.

Modeled a nonlinear CSRT reactor by neural networks and designed a fuzzy-based controller for it.

Investigated convective heat transfer for power-law fluids in packed and fluidized bed of spheres using numerical methods.

Sharif Engineering Process Development Company (SEPDCO) Tehran, Iran

Researcher/Engineer June 2011 July 2012

Design and development of an object-oriented simulator software for gas pipe networks.

Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran, Iran

Undergraduate Thesis Research Jan. 2008 Aug. 2009

Modeling and simulation of chemical removal of CO2 from natural gas in membrane contactors.

Leadership Experience

Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH

Mentoring Aug. 2012- Present

Mentored and trained five graduate students, two undergraduate student research interns and an undergraduate international exchange visitor for literature review, specimen preparation and metallography, polishing, imaging, image analysis and experimental data analysis and report writing.

Mentored and supervised students in final projects, graded exams and weekly homeworks in MATLAB and c-programming classes of size 60+ students.

Led weekly laboratory and/or problem-solving and discussion sections for groups of 5-10 students.

Teaching Fellow

Prepared and presented 4 lectures in Materials Science and Engineering class.

Sharif University of Technology Tehran, Iran

Teaching Assistant Aug. 2011 May 2012

Prepared course materials, supervised student and conducted recitation sessions for Unit Operation classes of size 80+ students.

Presentations and Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

M. Ghods, L. Johnson, M. Lauer, R.N. Grugel, R.G. Erdmann, S.N. Tewari, and D.R. Poirier, “Radial Macrosegregation and Dendrite Clustering in Directionally Solidified Al-7Si and Al-19Cu Alloys,” Journal of Crystal Growth, 2016, Vol. 441, pp. 107-116.

M. Ghods, L. Johnson, M. Lauer, R.N. Grugel, R.G. Erdmann, S.N. Tewari, and D.R. Poirier, “Macrosegregation in Al-7Si Alloy Caused by Abrupt Cross-Section Change During Directional Solidification,” Journal of Crystal Growth, 2016, Vol. 449, pp. 134-147.

M. Ghods, M. Lauer, R.N. Grugel, S.N. Tewari, and D.R. Poirier, “Convection and Macrosegregation in Al-19Cu Alloy Directionally Solidified through an Abrupt Contraction in Cross-section: A Comparison with Al-7Si,” Journal of Crystal Growth (under review)

Presentations

“Evaluation of the MICAST#2-12 Al-7wt%Si Sample Directionally Solidified Aboard the International Space Station,” Surendra Tewari, Masoud Ghods, Samuel Angart, Mark Lauer, Richard Grugel and David Poirier, 145th Annual Meeting, TMS2016, February 14-18, 2016, Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee. (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20160003186)

“Macrosegregation Caused by Convection Associated with Directional Solidification through Cross-Section Change,” Masoud Ghods, Mark Lauer, Surendra Tewari, David Poirier and Richard Grugel, Materials Science & Technology 2015 (MS&T15), October 4-8, 2015, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH, USA. (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20150021423)

“Representation of a Novel Method to Control HIV-Phase I Considering Operable Limitations,” 2nd International Conference on Control, Instrumentation, and Automation, IEEE Section (ICCIA 2011), December 27- 29, 2011, Shiraz, Iran.

Poster Presentation

“Macrosegregation and Grain Formation Caused by Convection Associated with Directional Solidification through Cross-Section Increase”, Masoud Ghods, Mark Lauer, Surendra Tewari, David Poirier and Richard Grugel, 145th Annual Meeting, TMS2016, February 14-18, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee. (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20160003187)



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