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07-23-2013

Clarkson University Engineering Dean Goodarz Ahmadi Gives Plenary Lecture in Korea

The dean of Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering recently presented his research on an international stage.

The dean of Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, Goodarz Ahmadi, recently delivered a plenary lecture at the International Conference on Multiphase Flow in Jeju, Korea. Above, Ahmadi (right) receives a plaque in recognition of his presentation from Professor Massoud Kaviany of the University of Michigan, who chaired the session.Goodarz Ahmadi delivered a plenary lecture at the International Conference on Multiphase Flow in Jeju, Korea in June. Ahmadi expanded on his research on particle transport, deposition and removal in environmental and biological applications. The presentation was related to the book he recently co-authored, Computational Fluid and Particle Dynamics in the Human Respiratory System.

Ahmadi’s lecture explained the science behind tracking particles in environmental and biological flows with applications particulate pollutant transport in street canyons, near highway bridges, through a room and into the respiratory tract. It featured recent advances in high-quality computer models and simulations, as well as an introduction to the physics of particle transport, deposition and resuspension.

The conference drew more than 1,000 attendees from over 40 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and Australia, Ahmadi said. He was the one of only five professors to give the plenary presentations.

“Giving a plenary talk at an international conference like that puts Clarkson on the map in this field,” Ahmadi said.

Following that conference Ahmadi then was with a group of five international multiphase flow experts, who were invited to the International Symposium on Turbulent Particle-Laden Flow and Coal Combustion in Wuhan, China, where he gave a keynote lecture.
 
Ahmadi has authored more than 525 papers in archival journals, in addition to three books.  He has given more than 1,000 presentations at national and international conferences, in addition to more than 150 invited lectures and seminars worldwide.

He is on the editorial advisory board of 11 technical journals and is a fellow of ASME, ISME and ISCE. He was also a senior research associate at National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). More information can be found on his research Web site at http://clarkson.edu/projects/fluidflow.

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Photo caption: The dean of Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, Goodarz Ahmadi, recently delivered a plenary lecture at the International Conference on Multiphase Flow in Jeju, Korea. Above, Ahmadi (right) receives a plaque in recognition of his presentation from Professor Massoud Kaviany of the University of Michigan, who chaired the session.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/ahmadi-korea-2013.jpg .]

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