Dr. Maryam Ghodrat is a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW. Maryam's expertise is in the application of fluid mechanics theories to solve problems related to the dynamic behaviour of turbulent multi-phase flows. Her research is mainly focused on developing effective numerical tools for practical applications to support mitigating the impact of natural disasters.
Maryam's specific interest is in the fundamental aspects of ignition and combustion in solving environmental fluid mechanics problems. She works with researchers around the world to understand the behaviour of wind-driven wildfire spread in a complex environment, wildfire response to fuel moisture, and the performance of materials under fire exposure. She is currently working on uncovering mechanisms of home ignitability in the Wildland-Urban Interface and the effect of burning dynamics of porous fuel beds in flame propagation.
Her research also involves the development of accurate physical and CFD modeling to advance new energy technologies for renewable fuels such as hydrogen and biomass.
She has been working in the field of energy efficiency technologies with a focus on the application of numerical modeling and thermodynamic analysis in the development of new processes in her previous research roles at Western Sydney University and Swinburne University of Technology.
My Research Supervision
Accepting PhD students.
PhD positions are available for highly motivated candidate in mechanical engineering (CFD and Computational heat transfer background). Knowledge and experience in working with OpenFOAM (FireFOAM, FDS, WFDS) is highly desirable. (Candidates with fluid mechanics background only).
Ideal candidates should have:
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Advanced waste management (WSU)
Sustainability and Risk Engineering (WSU)
Advanced thermodynamics (SWIN)
Introduction to design and innovation (UNSW)
Problem Solving for Engineers (UNSW)
Mechanical Design (UNSW)