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SAMANEH FAROKHIRAD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

School of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Pennsylvania

Email
: samaneh@seas.upenn.edu

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   EDUCATION

     PhD, Mechanical Engineering, City College of City University of New York (2009-2015)
     M.Phil., Mechanical Engineering, City College of City University of New York (2009-2012)  
     M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (2009)
     B.Sc., Mechanical
Engineering, Sharif University of Technology  (2006)


   RESEARCH INTEREST
  • Mesoscopic simulation of environmental, biological and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Computational fluid dynamic
  • Multiphase and multicomponent flows
  • Computational multiphase fluid dynamics
  • Parallel high-performance scientific computing with MPI, GPU, and CAF
  • Complex liquid-gas-solid particle interaction
  • Complex liquid-solid boundary conditions (complete, partial, and non-wetting)

   HONORS & AWARDS

  • Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS) Symposium Poster Award
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (Jun 2016 - present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, City College of New York (Jan- May 2016) 
  • PhD Fellowship Award, City College of New York (September 2009 - 2015)

   PUBLICATIONS

  • S. Farokhirad, R. P. Bradley, A. Sarkar, A. Shih, S. Telesco, Y. Liu, R. Venkatramni, D. Eckmann, P. S. Ayyaswamy, R. Radhakrishnan, "Computational Methods Related to Molecular Structure and Reaction Chemistry of Biomaterials: Comprehensive Biomaterials II ," 2nd edition, Elsevier (2017).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • S. Farokhirad, T. Lee, “Computational study of microparticle effect on self-propelled jumping of droplets from superhydrophobic substrates,”             In press, International Journal of Multiphase Flow (2017) (doi: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2017.05.008).

  • S. Farokhirad, M.M. Shad, T. Lee, “Coalescence-induced jumping of immersed and suspended droplets on microstructured substrates,” In press, European Journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids (2017) (doi: 10.1080/17797179.2017.1306830).

  • S. Farokhirad, J.F. Morris, T. Lee, "Coalescence-Induced Jumping of Droplet: Inertia and Viscosity Effects ," Phys. Fluids 27, 102102 (2015) (doi:10.1063/1.4932085).
  • R. Zhang, S. Farokhirad, T. Lee, and J. Koplik, "Multiscale Liquid Drop Impact on Wettable and Textured Surfaces," Phys. Fluids 26, 082003 (2014) ( doi: 10.1063/1.4892083).
  • S. Farokhirad, T. Lee, and J.F. Morris, "Effects of Inertia and Viscosity on Single Droplet Deformation in Confined Shear Flows," Communications in Computational Physics 13: 706–724 (2013) (doi: 10.4208/cicp.431011.260112s). 

   CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

  • "Computational study on the binding of deformable, functionalized nanocarrier to the cell surface," 7th Northeast Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Workshop, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA; May 26, 2017.
  • "Computational models of deformable functionalized nanocarriers and effect of crosslinking," Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS) Symposium: Emerging Paradigms in Scientific Discovery, Philadelphia, PA, USA; October 6, 2016. (Poster)

  • "Self-propelled jumping of particle-laden droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces," 5th Northeast Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Workshop, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, New York, USA; January 16, 2016.
  • "Lattice Boltzmann Method for Liquid-Gas-Particle Systems with Compact Discretization," 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; November 22-24, 2015.
  • "Coalescence-Induced Jumping of droplet," 4th Northeast Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Workshop, Stony Brook, New York, USA, June 12, 2015.
  • "Continuum and Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Drop Impact on Wettable and Textured Surfaces," The Eleventh International Conference for Mesoscopic Methods in Engineering and Science, New York City, New York, USA, July 14-18, 2014.
  • "Multiscale liquid drop impact on wettable and textured surfaces," 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 11/2013.
  • "Effect of Non-unit Viscosity Ratio on The Droplet Deformation in Microconfined Shear Flow," 20th DSFD Conference, Fargo, ND, USA; August 8-12, 2011.
  • M. Raisee, M. Mohammadi Shad, S. M. Hosseinalipoor, S. Farokhirad, "Two-Dimensional Unstructured Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method for Micro/Nanochannel Gas Flows,"  ASME 2009 7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM2009) June 22–24, 2009 , Pohang, South Korea. 
  • M. Mohammadi Shad, M. Raisee, S. M. Hosseinalipour, S. Farokhirad,"DSMC Simulation of Gas Flow in 2D Nanoscale Channels," 2nd International Conference on Nano Science and Technology, ICNN 2008.
  • S. Farokhirad, S. M. Hosseinalipour, Y. Saboohi, M. Mohammadi Shad,"Combined Cycle Power Plant Design Using the Method of Pinch and Exergy Analysis," (in Farsi) ISME 2008, 17th Annual Conference on Mechanical Engineering.

   RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI (07/04/2010 – 07/31/2010)
Three weeks visit to Simulation Based Engineering Laboratory (SBEL) at university of Wisconsin-Madison, WI. The purpose of this visit was to obtain a deeper insight about GPU computing while working with Professor Dan Negrut and Arman Pazouki (PhD Candidate).

   TEACHING EXPERIENCE

     City College of New York :  ME32200-4PR - Computer Methods in Engineering


   PROJECTS

  Effect of nanocarier rheological properties on the efficacy of its binding with the endothelium
 

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  3D LBM Simulation of Coalescence-Induced Jumping of Droplet on a Non-wetting Homogeneous Surface



    3D LBM Simulation of Coalescence-Induced Jumping of Droplet on Non-wetting Periodic Pillar Arrays

 Multiscale Liquid Droplet Impact on Wettable and Textured Surfaces