Mahdi Ramezani Vitae

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PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering (Major) and Chemical Engineering (Minor), Iowa State University, 2011-present

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2006-2009

BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), 2002-2006

Allameh Helli high school (Tehran Exceptional Talents), 1998-2002


M. Ramezani, B. Kong, X. Gao, M. G. Olsen, R. D. Vigil, Experimental measurement of oxygen mass transfer and bubble size distribution in an air-water multiphase Taylor-Couette vortex bioreactor, Chemical Engineering Journal, Submitted.

Z. Liu, M. Ramezani, R. O. Fox, J. C. Hill, M. G. Olsen, Flow Characteristics in a Scaled-up Multi-inlet Vortex Nanoprecipitation Reactor, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2015.

X. Gao, B. Kong, M. Ramezani, M. G. Olsen, R. D. Vigil, An adaptive model for gas-liquid mass transfer in a Taylor vortex reactor, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Submitted.

A. Salavati-Zadeh, V. Esfahanian, A. Afshari, M. Ramezani, A Multi Zone Spray and Combustion Model for Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Soot in Diesel Engines, Proceedings of the FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering Volume 190, 2013, pp 1069-1077.

R. Hosseini, M. Ramezani, M. R. Mazaheri, Experimental Study of Turbulent Forced Convection in Vertical Eccentric Annulus, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 50, Issue 9, September 2009, Pages 2266-2274.

V. Esfahanian, M. Ramezani, A. Salavatizadeh, A. Kahrobaian, K. Alizad, Diesel Engine Cycle Simulation Using Multi-Zone Spray Model and Stoichiometric Combustion, International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines, Tehran, Iran, November 2009.

V. Esfahanian, K. Alizad, A. Salavatizadeh, M. Ramezani, M. Mohammadzadeh, Numerical 1-D Simulation of Internal Combustion Engines Considering Entropy Level Changes, International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines, Tehran, Iran, November 2009.

Proceedings and Presentations

X. Gao, B. Kong, M. Ramezani, R. D. Vigil, M. G. Olsen, Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in Taylor-Couette Flow: Experiment and Simulation, Engineering Sciences and Fundamentals 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, November 2014.

M. Ramezani, S. Subramaniam, M. G. Olsen, Investigation of Pseudo Turbulent Scalar Transport in Two Phase Fluid Flow and Passive Scalar Mixing using Simultaneous SPIV/PLIF, Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, August 2014.

M. Ramezani, S. Subramaniam, M. G. Olsen, Investigation of Two Phase Fluid Flow and Passive Scalar Mixing around a Periodic Array of Spheres, American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 2013.


Investigation of flow and temperature field in a fluidized bed reactor using index of refraction matched simultaneous Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF), PhD Project

Measuring mass transfer in a Taylor Couette bioreactor

Investigation of two phase liquid-liquid flow in a bubble column using index of refraction matched Tomographic PIV

Investigation of reactive flow in a Multi Inlet Vortex Mixer (MIVM) using PIV and reactive Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF)

Direct injection Diesel engine combustion and cycle simulation, MSc project

Experimental study of free and forced convection in eccentric annuli with constant heat flux on the outer wall, BSc Project

Honours and Awards

Best BSc thesis from ISME 2008, Kerman, Iran

Ranked 3rd and won special award of the First National Robotic Contest, 1999, Tehran, Iran

Extracurricular Activities

2014-2015: President of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students Organization (MEGSO)

2013-2014: Representative of the Mechanical Engineering department and member of the finance committee in the Graduate and Professional Students Senate (GPSS)

2013-2014: University Relations and Legislative Affairs (URLA) officer of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students Organization (MEGSO)

2013-2015: Mentoring New graduate students of the ME department.

2012-2014: Treasurer of the Iranian Students and Scholars Association of the Iowa State University

2012-2013: Mentoring Engineering Freshman students under ISU College of Engineering's E-Mentors Program

2011-2013: Member of Iowa State University Mountaineering and Climbing Club

2010-2011: Member of Sarzamine Sabz Mountaineering Club

2007-2010: Member of the Vehicle, Fuel, and Environment Research Institute (VFERI) of the University of Tehran

2003-2005: Member of the Amirkabir's Students Scientific Association of Mechanical Engineering (ASSAME)

Workshops Attended

Engine Design Trends and Design of HSDI Diesel Engine, the 6th International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines, November 2009, Tehran, Iran

Turbulence and its Modeling, the 17th Annual (International) Conference on Mechanical Engineering, May 2009, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


2009: VFERI, DESA, IFCO, management consultant for designing dual fuel heavy duty diesel engine

2009: DESA Co., cooperation on preparation of the national heavy diesel engine act

2009: Cooperation in holding ISME 2009 conference in the University of Tehran

2008: VFERI, feasibility study for development of light duty Diesel engines in Iran

2006: DESA (heavy diesel engine manufacturer), noise production of internal combustion engines

2005: Civil Aviation Technology College, jet engines, systems and structures of passenger aircrafts


  • Native in Farsi
  • Fluent in English
  • Learning Deutsch (German)
  • Capable of Arabic