Mazyar Amin

Assistant Professor & Coordinator of MET Program

Dr. Mazyar Amin

Office Location: 205F Thesken Hall, Middletown Campus
Postal Address: 4200 N University Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042
aminm@MiamiOH.edu
513-217-4025
513-727-3367 (Fax)

Education

PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Washington, Washington. 2010
MS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Washington, Washington. 2006
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. 2002
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. 1999

Academic & Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Miami University. 2012-Present
Adjunct Faculty, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, Saint Louis University. 2011-2012
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering Department, Saint Louis University. 2010-2012
Adjunct Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Department, Kettering University. 2009
Mechanical Engineer, Hyundai Construction and Engineering Co., Seoul, South Korea. 2002-2003
Mechanical Engineer, IranKhodro Co., Tehran, Iran. 2000-2002
Mechanical Engineer, Fanniroo Co., Tehran, Iran. 1999-2000

Research Interests

Infectious disease control in healthcare facilities by air curtains
Human airbags in preventing fall injuries
Guidewires in interventional cardiology
Air curtain optimization in open refrigerated display cases
Optimization of walk-in coolers and freezers
Efficiency improvement of energy systems
Biomechanics of arteries

Publications

Book Chapters

Mazyar Amin, Dana Dabiri, Homayun Navaz, “Aerodynamic isolation of open refrigerated vertical display cases using air curtains”. Handbook of Research on Advances and Applications in Refrigeration Systems and Technologies. (in publication, 2015). IGI Publications.

Homayun Navaz, Mazyar Amin, Ramin Faramarzi, Nasser Kehtarnavaz, Kristina Kamensky & Albert Nowakowski (2015) “Air flow optimization in retail cabinets and the use of CFD modeling to design cabinet”, chapter 4 of Sustainable Retail Refrigeration, Wiley-Blackwell Publications.

Homayun Navaz, Ramin Faramarzi & Mazyar Amin (2007) “CFD design of air curtains for open refrigerated display cases", chapter 5 of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Food Processing, CRC Publications.

Journals & Conference Proceedings

Homayun K. Navaz, Kristina Kamensky, Anthony Dang, Mazyar Amin, Ramin Faramarzi (2013) “Experimental and analytical study of the transient process of infiltration/exfiltration in walk-in coolers”, ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 119, Part 2.

Mazyar Amin, Dana Dabiri & Homayun Navaz (2012) “Effects of secondary variables on infiltration rate of open refrigerated display cases with single-band air curtains”. Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 35, p. 120-126.

Mazyar Amin, Victoria Le & Jessica Wagenseil (2012) “Mechanical Testing of Mouse Carotid Arteries: from Newborn to Adult”, Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2012. e3733, DOI:10.3791/3733

Mazyar Amin, Amber Kunkel, Victoria Le & Jessica Wagenseil (2011) “Effect of storage duration on the mechanical behavior and morphology of mouse carotid artery”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Vol. 133, Issue 7, doi:10.1115/1.4004415.

James L. Regens, James T. Gunter, Mazyar Amin, Albert Nowakowski, and Homayun Navaz (2011) “Parameterizing Potential Exposure to HD Using Mixed Model Regression”, Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment.

Mazyar Amin, Homayun Navaz & Dana Dabiri (2011) “Comprehensive study on the fluid dynamics of air curtain and geometry of open refrigerated cavities on infiltration rate.” Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 31, p. 3055-3065.

Mazyar Amin, Homayun Navaz, Dana Dabiri & Ramin Faramarzi (2010) “A systematic approach for solving a large-scale problem”, Journal of Food and Bioprocess Technology. Vol. 3, 276-287.

Mazyar Amin, Amber Kunkel, Victoria Le & Jessica Wagenseil (2010) “Effect of vessel storage on the mechanical properties of mice blood vessels”. BMES conference, October 6th-9th, Austin, TX.

Connor Mulcahy, Mazyar Amin & Jessica E. Wagenseil (2010) “Finite element model to examine stress distributions in mechanical tests on mouse arteries”. BMES conference, October 6th-9th, Austin, TX.

Mazyar Amin, Homayun Navaz, Dana Dabiri & Ramin Faramarzi (2010) “Air curtain performance studies in open vertical refrigerated display cases”, 7th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. July 19-21, Turkey.

Mazyar Amin, Dana Dabiri & Homayun Navaz, (2009) “Tracer gas technique, a new approach for steady state infiltration rate measurement of open refrigerated display cases”, Journal of Food Engineering. Vol. 92, 172-181.

Mazyar Amin, Homayun Navaz & Dana Dabiri (2009) “Experimental investigation of the effect of various parameters on the infiltration rate of single band open vertical refrigerated display cases with zero back panel flow”, ASHRAE transactions. Vol. 115, No. 2, 255-265.

James Regens, Jim Gunter, Mazyar Amin & Albert Nowakowski (2009) “Parameterizing potential exposure to HD from secondary evaporative modeling with GIS”, Chemical & Biological Defense Science & Technology Conference, Dallas, TX, 16-20 November.

Mazyar Amin, Homayun Navaz & Dana Dabiri (2008) “Air curtain performance studies in open vertical refrigerated display cases”, Proceeding of Heat Transfer 2008 Conference, 9-11 July, Slovenia.

Homayun Navaz, Mazyar Amin, S.C. Rasipuram & Ramin Faramarzi (2006) “Jet entrainment minimization in an air curtain of open refrigerated display case”. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow. Vol. 16, No. 4, 417-430.

Mazyar Amin, Dana Dabiri & Homayun Navaz (2006) “Effect of various parameters on evolution of 2D free jets and their associated entrainment rates”, Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Tampa, FL.

Homayun Navaz, Mazyar Amin, Dana Dabiri & Ramin Faramarzi (2005) “Past, present, and future research towards air curtain performance optimization”, ASHRAE transaction: Symposia. Vol. 111, No.1, 1083-1088.

Mazyar Amin & Hossein Shokouhmand (2002) “The effect of various transverse accelerations and their induced body forces on the cooling performance of a helically grooved heat pipe (HGHP)”, Proceeding of 12th International Heat Pipe Conference. Moscow, Russia.