Dr. Afshin Goharzadeh
Dr. Afshin Goharzadeh Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Afshin Goharzadeh is an expert in experimental fluid mechanics. He graduated from the University of Le Havre in France (2001). His Ph.D. subject was focused on the experimental characterization of Laminar-Turbulent transition in rotating fluids. After his Ph.D., he joined the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen (Germany) as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. 

His research interests are focused on experimental characterization of complex fluid flow such as multiphase flows, fluid-porous interactions and recently in asphaltene deposition in microfluidic models. He is actively involved in the development of modern Fluid Mechanics Laboratories within the Mechanical Engineering Department at KU laboratories based on both (i) micro-fabrication of transparent micro-models and (ii) state-of-the-art flow visualization techniques such as Particle Image Velocimetry (Standard and Micro-PIV), Laser Doppler Velocimmetry (LDV), High Speed Photography, and Infrared Thermography.

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Le Havre (France), 2001
  • M.Sc. (D.E.A.), Aero-Thermo Chemistry, CORIA, University of Rouen (France), 1998
  • B.Sc. Licence et Maitrise), Applied Physics, University of Le Havre (France), 1997
Teaching Areas
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Turbomachinery
  • Senior Design Projects I/II
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Multiphase Flow Engineering
  • Measurements and Instrumentation
Research Interests
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermal sciences
  • Energy and the environment
  • Laser-based flow diagnostics
  • Multiphase flow
  •  Flow in porous media
  •  Microfluidics
  •  Fluid instabilities