Faculty Directory

Ohadi, Michael

Ohadi, Michael

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Office of Advanced Engineering Education
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
4164C Glenn L. Martin Hall
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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Accredited member, The European Process Intensification Center, in recognition of contributions in Enhanced Heat ad Mass Transfer Augmentation research impact, April 2013
  • Contributing Author, the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) policy document, Nov. 2012.  The GEA document was authored by selected experts from around the world. It examines major global challenges and their linkage to energy; existing and emerging technologies for affordable and clean energy; and policies/measures for sustainable future energy resources.
  • Nominated for the 2013 ASHRAE Campbell Award, in recognition of contributions in Research, Educational, and Professional Outreach activities in the sciences and applications of HVAC and refrigeration systems. 
  • ITherm 2012 Award (the 13th Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Theermomechncial Phenomenon in Electronic Systems), in recognition of contributions to Panel Discussions and service as Track Co-Chair , June 2012
  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers)  Exceptional Service Award, June 2011
  • SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) distinguished contributions award, May 2010
  • Regional Editor, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer (2001-Present)
  • Member, ASME Global Communities District J Operating Board (2009-Present).
  • Listed in Who's Who in Engineering Academia; Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who, and several other distinguished citations.
  • Member of the Advisory Board and past Chairman, ASME Executive Committee for Process Industries (2004-Present)
  • ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, June 2002
  • Elected ASHRAE Fellow Member Grade,  June 2002
  • Elected ASME Fellow, May 1999
  • Elected to the ASME Society-Level Nominating Committee, June 2000-June 2002
  • Elected to ASME Potter Medal Awards Committee, February 2001-2005
  • Chairman of ASHRAE TC 8.4 Technical Committee on Air-to-Liquid Heat Exchangers, June 2001-June 2004
  • Faculty Advisor Award for “Most Active ASHRAE Student Chapter in the Eastern United States,” 2001
  • ASME/JSME Distinguished Service Award, June 1999
  • Japan STA Fellowship Award, 1998-1999
  • Finalist for “Invention of the Year Award,” University of Maryland, 1996
  • ASME ECO World 92 Distinguished Contribution Award, 1992
  • SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 1989
  • Michigan Tech. Distinguished Teaching Award, University Level, 1989
  • Michigan Tech. Distinguished Teaching Award, Mechanical Engr. Departmental Level, 1988
  • State of Michigan MAGB Distinguished Faculty Award, 1988

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, ASME Nominating committee
  • Member and past Chairman, ASME Process Industry Division Executive Committee
  • Chairman, ASHRAE TC 8.4 Committee, Refrigerant-to-Air Heat Exchangers
  • Technical Associate Editor, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer
  • Technical Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Manufacturing and Science Engineering
  • Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Scientia, International Journal of Science and Technology

Heat and mass transfer at the meso, micro and nano-scales with applications to thermal/fluid system miniaturization Smart heat exchangers Electronic cooling Innovative energy systems

2013

  • Dai, J., Ohadi, M.M., and Pecht, M., “Energy Efficiency and Reliability Risk Mitigation of Data Centers through Prognostics and Health Management,” Invited chapter, Festschrift book in honor of Prof. Bar-Cohen (2013 in press).
  • Covilion, R., Ohadi, M.M., and Shah, M., “Heat Transfer,” Chapter 4, ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Atlanta, GA (2013 edition).
  • Covilion, R. and Ohadi, M.M.,  “Mass Transfer,” Chapter 3, ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Atlanta, GA (2013 edition).
  • Covilion, R., Shah, M., Ohadi, M.M., and Choo, K., “Two-Phase Flow,” Chapter 5, ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Atlanta, GA (2013 edition).
  • Jaccard, M., Agbemabiese, L., Azar, C., Fischer, C., Fisher, B., Hughes, A., Ohadi, M.M., de Oliveira, A., Zhang, X., and Yamaji, K. 2012: Policies for Energy System Transformations. In Global Energy Assessment: Towards a Sustainable Future. L. Gomez-Echeverri, T.B. Johansson, N. Nakicenovic, A. Patwardhan, (eds.), IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria and Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.
  • Shooshtari, A., Mandel, R., and Ohadi, M., “Cooling of Next Generation Electronics for Diverse Applications,” Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, S. Anwar, Ed., Taylor and Francis, New York, 2012.  DOI: 10.1081/E-EEE-120048075
  • Ganapathy, H., Al-Hajri, E., and Ohadi, M.M., “Phase field modeling of Taylor flow in mini/micro channels, Part I: Bubble formation mechanisms and phase field parameters”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 94, 2013, pp. 138-149.
  • Dai. J., Das, D., Ohadi, M.M., and Pecht, M., “Reliability Risk Mitigation of Free Air Cooling through Prognostics and Health Management,” Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering (2013, Accepted for publication).

2012

  • Ohadi, M.M., Choo, K., Dessiatoun, S., and Centegen, E., “Next Generation Micro Channel Heat Exchangers,” Springer Publishing Co., (2012).
  • Al-Hajri, E., Shooshtari, A. H., Dessiatoun, S., and Ohadi, M. M., “Performance Characterization of R134a and R245fa in a High Aspect Ratio Microchannel,” Int’l. Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 36, (2012) 588-600.
  • Ganapathy, H., Al-Hajri, E. and Ohadi, M.M., “Phase field modeling of Taylor flow in mini/micro channels, Part II: hydrodynamics of Taylor flow”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 94, 2012, pp. 156-165.

2011

  • Jha, V., Dessiatoun, S., Ohadi, M., and Al Hajri, E., "Experimental Characterization of Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Inside a Tubular Evaporator Utilizing Advanced Microgrooved Surfaces," ASME Journal of Thermal Sciences and Engineering Applications, Vol. 4, 2011, pp. 41009-1 to 41009-7.

2010

  • Islam, M.D., Ohadi, M.M., and Kubo, I., “Measurement of Solar-Energy (Direct Beam   Radiation) in Abu Dhabi, UAE,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 35, 2010, 515–519.
  • Alshehhi, M., Shooshtari, A., Dessiatoun, S., Ohadi, M.M., and Goharzadeh, A., “Parametric Performance Analysis of an Electrostatic Wire-Cylinder Aerosol Separator in Laminar Flow Using a Numerical Modeling Approach,” Separation Science and Technology, Vol. 45, 2010, pp. 299-309.
  • Islam, M.D., Ohadi, M.M., and Kubo, I., “Measurement of Solar-Energy (Direct Beam   Radiation) in Abu Dhabi, UAE,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 35, 2010, 515–519.
  • Jha, V., Dessiatoun, S., Ohadi, M., and Al Hajri, E., “Experimental Characterization of Heat Transfer And Pressure Drop Inside a Tubular Evaporator Utilizing Advanced Microgrooved Surfaces,” ASME Journal of Thermal Sciences and Engineering Applications, Vol. 4, 2010, pp. 41009-1 to 41009-7.

2009

  • Islam, M.D., Kubo, I., Ohadi, M.M., and Alalili, A., ‘’Measurement of solar energy radiation in Abu Dhabi, UAE,’’ Applied Energy, Vol. 86, 2009, 511–515.
  • M.D. Islam, M. Al-Shehi, M. Ohadi, (2009), “Emerging applications in Cryogenics- Nitrogen injection for Reservoir Enhanced Oil Recovery”, 2009, ASHRAE Transaction paper, also presented at the ASHRAE Annual meeting in Louisville, KY, June 20-24, 2009.
  • Foroughi, P., Shooshtari, A., Dessiatoun, S., and Ohadi, M., “Experimental Characterization of an Electrohydrodynamic Micropump for Cryogenic Spot Cooling Applications,” Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 31, 2009, 2.

2008

  • Baummer T., Cetegen E., Ohadi M., and Dessiatoun S., “Force-fed Evaporation and Condensation Utilizing Advanced Micro-structured Surfaces and Micro-channels,” Journal of Microelectronics, Vol. 39, 2008, pp. 975-980.
  • Rada, M., Shooshtari, A., and Ohadi, M. M., Experimental and Numeral Simulation of Meso-Pumping of Liquid Nitrogen - Application to Cryogenic Spot Cooling of Sensors and Detectors. Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, Vol. 148, 2008, 271-279.

2001

  • Ohadi, M.M., and A.E. Bergles, “Heat Transfer,” Chapter 3, ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, Published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA, pp. 3.1-3.27, 2001.
  • Darabi, J., M.M. Ohadi, and D. DeVoe, “An Electrohydrodynamic Polarization Micropump for Electronic Cooling,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 98-106, 2001.

2000

  • Ohadi, M.M., J. Darabi, and B. Roget, “Electrode Design, Materials, and Fabrication Fundamentals for EHD—Enhanced Transport Phenomena,” in Advanced in Heat Transfer, Edited by C.L. Tien, Vol. 11, pp. 563-623, Begell House Publishers, Inc., New York, 2000.
  • Zhao, Y., M. Molki, M.M. Ohadi, and S.V. Dessiatoun, “Flow Boiling Heat Transfer of CO2 in Micro Channels,” ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 437-445, 2000.
  • Darabi, J., M.M. Ohadi, S.V. and Dessiatoun, “Augmentation of Thin Falling-Film Evaporation on Horizontal Tubes Using an Applied Electric Field,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 122, No. 2, pp. 391-398, 2000.

Walking the Line

Finding Balance in Military and Academic Life

AHX-PI Lab Develops Novel Polymer Composite Heat Exchanger

Heat exchanger utilizes high thermal conductivity of metal and the low weight and cost of polymer.

2018 ARPA-E Summit to Showcase UMD Innovations

UMD Energy Innovation Technologies dominate

Bar-Cohen Named President of IEEE Electronic Packaging Society

Professor Bar-Cohen began serving in this role January 1.

University of Maryland Sponsors ITHERM 2017 Conference

Professor Michael Ohadi is serving as General Chair of the conference organizing committee.

David Hymas wins CEEE best student consortium presentation award

'Novel Polymer Composite Heat Exchanger for Dry Cooling of Power Plants'

Kim Receives USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

University System of Maryland award recognizes Kim for his contributions to teaching.

Ohadi Receives ASHRAE E.K. Campbell Award of Merit

Mechanical Engineering Professor Michael Ohadi recently received the ASHRAE E.K. Campbell Award of Merit.

UMD Teams Awarded Over $5 Million to Improve Power Plant Cooling Technologies

The U.S. Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) funds two UMD teams to improve power plant cooling efficiency.

Dasgupta Receives 2015 USM Regents' Faculty Award

University System of Maryland recognizes mechanical engineering faculty for excellence in scholarship.

UMD Team Receives ASME AESD 2013 Best Paper Award

Pioneering work in mass transfer application of micro surfaces and fluidics.

CEEE Kicks Off ARPA-e Advanced Heat Exchangers Project.

Impact of additive manufacturing on design of advanced heat exchangers for enhanced air-side heat transfer

UMD Team Receives ASME AESD 2013 Best Paper Award

Department of Mechanical Engineering Team led by Professor Michael Ohadi wins 2013 ASME AESD Best Paper Award.

Ohadi Awarded USM Regents’ Faculty Award

Mechanical Engineering Professor Michael Ohadi recognized for Excellence in Innovation.

Ohadi Recognized as Leading Expert in Heat Exchangers

Professor recognized as a world leading expert in the field of heat exchangers by EUROPIC.

Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded NSF Travel Grant

Graduate student Harish Ganapathy receives grant to participate in the NSF 2013 Student Poster Symposium.

"Embedded Cooling" of Next-Generation Power Electronics

UMD Research Team wins $2.1 million contract from DARPA to develop "embedded cooling" technology

ASHRAE National Capital Chapter Establishes Scholarship Fund in Mechanical Engineering

 Fund will support one undergraduate and one graduate student.

Harish Ganapathy Wins ASHRAE’s Graduate Grant-in-Aid

Ph.D. student wins $10,000 to fund research in HVAC and refrigeration. 

Two Department of Mechanical Engineering Students Win ASHRAE Scholarships

Daniel Ettehadieh and J. Daniel Spencer were awarded $1,000 by the National Capital Chapter.

2012 Energy Research Fellows Announced

Awards will fund diverse sustainable energy research projects

Ohadi Honored with ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award

Professor Michael Ohadi receives American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning 2011 Exceptional Service Award.

ME Welcomes the Return of Mike Ohadi

Professor returns to campus after serving as the Provost and Acting President of the Petroleum Institute.

PI Holds 1st Annual Research Workshop

ME delegation travels to Abu Dhabi to promote research collaborations.

ME Graduate Students Awarded ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Funds

Al-Hajri and Alshehhi both participating in Energy Education and Research Collaboration (EERC) projects.

Professors A.K. Gupta, Ohadi Chair Intl. Energy Conference

Conference held in Abu Dhabi during November 1-2, 2006.

Agreement Established with Abu Dhabi Petroleum Institute

Cooperation seeks to enhance collaborative educational and research activities in energy sciences.

ME Graduate Students Awarded ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Funds

Awards to Fund HVAC Research for Parisa Fouroughi & Gohua Kuang

ASHRAE Bestows Exceptional Service Award to Radermacher

The Department extends a heartfelt congratulations to Professor Radermacher.

ME Graduate Students Awarded ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Funds

Awards to Fund HVAC Research for Vytenis Benetis & Sourav Chowdhury.

Professor Michael Ohadi elevated to grade of ASHRAE Fellow

ASHRAE has elevated Professor Michael Ohadi to the grade of Fellow.

Prof. Michael Ohadi to receive ASHRAE's Distinguished Service Award

Award to be given on June 28, 2003 at the Society's 2003 Annual Meeting in Kansas City.

ME Lab Presents Workshop on Thermal Packaging of High Flux Military and Commercial Electronics

This highly successful workshop's main charge was to identify the next round of emerging technologies in thermal management of high flux electronics.

Small Business, Big Experience

A handful of University of Maryland MBA students turn to local firms for internships innovations.

Incubator of the Year: Heat is on at Advanced Thermal

This Best New Incubator Company joined the University of Maryland College Park’s Technology Advancement Program, TAP, in 2001.

Advanced Heat Exchangers/EHD Laboratory Research Featured

Professor Michael Ohadi and the Advanced Heat Exchangers/EHD Laboratory are featured on November/December 2000 issue of the Journal of Heat Transfer Engineering.

Other professional society fellows

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)