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Yasser Ashraf Gandomi

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Prof. Matthew Mench in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

As a member of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Lab (EESCL), I have collaborated with peers on multiple projects funded by Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Volkswagen, and several other government and third-party companies (i.e. W. L. Gore and Associates). In addition, I have gained invaluable experiences in writing grants and mentoring younger students.

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The central theme of my research has been focused on the investigation of mass and heat transport processes in electrochemical systems including polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEFCs), all-vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs), and electrochemical sensors (ESs).

My experimental and modeling experiences in various electrochemical systems have developed my expertise in phenomena related to electrochemistry, fluid mass and heat transport and transport in membranes.

My interests are in the high-performance Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices (EESCDs), Thermal Storage Devices (TSDs), Solar Thermophotovoltaics (STPVs) and Water Desalination (WD).

I also contribute to the Internatinal Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) e-newsletter as a "writer". The IAHE e-newsletter is being sent for more than 8000 people world-wide.


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Recent Publications

JPS
2017

D. Aaron, S. Yeom, K. D. Kihm, Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, T. Ertugrul, M. M. Mench, “Kinetic Enhancement via Passive Deposition of Carbon-based Nanomaterials in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries”, Journal of Power Sources 366, 241-248 (2017).

Acknowledgments: This work was mainly supported by the Volkswagen USA Corp.(Grant R011370023) and partially supported by the University of Tennessee equipment funding for the Raman spectroscopy system (Grant R011371077).

membranes_Journal
(Invited)
2017
Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, D. S. Aaron, M. M. Mench, “Influence of Membrane Equivalent Weight and Reinforcement on Ionic  Species Crossover in All-Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries”, Journal of Membranes 7 (2), 29 (2017).

Acknowledgments: We thank W. L. Gore for providing the ion exchange membranes for this project and fruitful discussions.

IET_PowerElectronics
2017
S. Saeidabadi, A. A. Gandomi, S. H. Hosseini, E. Babaei, Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, “A New Improved Three-Phase Hybrid Multilevel Inverter with Reduced Number of Components”, IET Power Electronics, 10 (12), 1403-1412 (2017).





J_ElecActa
2016
Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, D. S. Aaron, M. M. Mench, “Coupled Membrane Transport Parameters for Ionic Species in All-Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries”, Electrochimica Acta, 218, 174-190 (2016).

Acknowledgments: Yasser Ashraf Gandomi would like to acknowledge University of Tennessee for providing Chancellors Graduate Fellowship support.


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2016
Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, M. D. Edmundson, F. C. Busby, M. M. Mench, “Water Management in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells through Asymmetric Thermal and Mass Transport Engineering of the Micro-Porous Layers”, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 163(8), F933-F944 (2016).

Acknowledgments: We thank for the financial support for this work from the Department of Energy (DOE), project number: DE-FC36-086018052 "Manufacturing of Low-cost, Durable Membrane Electrode Assemblies Engineered for Rapid Conditions".

We also thank W. L. Gore for providing the materials.


JES_main
2016

Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, D. S. Aaron, T. A. Zawodzinski, M. M. Mench, “In-situ Potential Distribution Measurement and Validated Model for All-Vanadium Redox Flow Battery”, Journal of Electrochemical Society, Focus issue on Redox Flow Batteries - Reversible Fuel Cells, 163(1), A5188-A5201 (2016).

Acknowledgments: Partial Funding for this project was provided by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) work under Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) #N00014-12-1-0887.

A portion of this work (GMV-XPS) was supported by U. S. Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Science (DOE-BES), Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, under contract with UT-Battelle, LLC.

We also thank Dr. Kivanc Ekici and Dr. E. L. Redmond for froutful discussions.



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Recent News

 

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Oct. 2017
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Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering newsletter at University of Tennessee has featured Yasser Ashraf Gandomi's recent "Extraordinary Professional Promise Award" and "Excellence in Research Award" in the Fall 2017 edition of the newsletter accessible in this link.

Sep. 2017
JPS

A new paper ("Kinetic enhancement via passive deposition of carbon-based nanomaterials in vanadium redox flow batteries) accepted for publication in the Journal of Power Sources.

Acknowledgments: This work was mainly supported by the Volkswagen USA Corp.(Grant R011370023) and partially supported by the University of Tennessee equipment funding for the Raman spectroscopy system (Grant R011371077).

 

Aug. 2017
IAHE_enewsletter

"IAHE e-newsletter Volume 9 Issue 4" published.
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. M. M. Mench
Editor: K. Williams
Writers: Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, C. Daugherty


Jul. 2017

Three papers accepted for presentation at "232th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting and Electrochemical Energy Summit" at National Harber, MD (Oct. 1-5, 2017).

I. Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, T. Y. Ertugrul, J. T. Clement, D. S. Aaron, M. M. Mench, “Direct Observation of Crossover and Current Distribution in All-Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries

II. M. C. Daugherty, Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, A. Pezeshki, D. S. Aaron, M. M. Mench, “Delineating Contributions from Vanadium Crossover and Electrode Degradation to Capacity Decay in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries

III. D. Aaron, S. Yeom, Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, T. Ertugrul, K. Kihm, M. M. Mench, “Passive Deposition of Carbon Nanoparticles for Robust Kinetic Enhancement in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries

Jun. 2017
Our recent work on the effect of "Ion exchange membrane's equivalent weight and reinforcement on the vanadium ion crossover and capacity fade in all-vanadium redox flow batteries" got accepted for publication in the Journal of Membranes.

Jun. 2017
Yasser Ashraf Gandomi will be teaching AE341 (Fluid Mechanics) as "Sole Course Instructor" for the summer semester in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at University of Tennessee.

Jun. 2017
IAHE_enewsletter
"IAHE e-newsletter Volume 9 Issue 3" published.
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. M. M. Mench
Editor: K. Williams
Writers: Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, C. Daugherty


May 2017
Yasser Ashraf Gandomi gave a talk entitled "Passive Mitigation of Capacity Decay in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries through Asymmetric Cell Configuration" at the "231th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting and Electrochemical Energy Summit" at New Orleans, Louisiana on May 29. (US patent filed for the novel cell design presented in this work).

May 2017
Yasser Ashraf Gandomi presented a poster entitled "Detection of DMMP Gas by Laser Direct Written Interdigitated Electrochemical Sensor" at "2017 Mini-symposium on Bio-chips and Sensors" held at University of Tennessee.

Apr. 2017
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Yasser Ashraf Gandomi won the "Excellence in Research Award" administrated by Graduate Student Senate at University of Tennessee.
This news is featured in the TICKLE College of Engineering website.



Apr. 2017
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Yasser Ashraf Gandomi received the "Extraordinary Professional Promise Award" administrated by Chancellor's Honors Program at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
More information is available in the Chancellor's Honors Program website.



Apr. 2017
Our recent work on the design of a novel three-phase hybrid multilevel inverter accepted for publication in IET Power Electronics (S. Saeidabadi, A. A. Gandomi, S. H. Hosseini, E. Babaei, Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, “A New Improved Three-Phase Hybrid Multilevel Inverter with Reduced Number of Components”)


Apr. 2017
"IAHE e-newsletter Volume 9 Issue 2" published.
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. M. M. Mench
Editor: K. Williams
Writers: Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, C. Daugherty


Mar. 2017

Yasser Ashraf Gandomi gave an invited lecture in Prof. T. A. Zawodzinski's course (Advanced Batteries) on the "Theory of Electrochemical Kinetics based on Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics".


Jan. 2017

Our recent work on the mitigation of crossover in all-vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) has been accepted for presentation in ECS spring meeting. (Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, , J. Houser, D. S. Aaron, M. M. Mench, “Passive Mitigation of Capacity Decay in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries through Asymmetric Cell Configuration”, Accepted for oral presentation at 231th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting & Electrochemical Energy Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 28 - June 1, 2017).


Jan. 2017

Yasser Ashraf Gandomi received the full membership of the "Sigma Xi, The International Scientific Research and Honor Society".

 

Dec. 2016

Yasser Ashraf Gandomi won the "Best Presentation Award" in the "Secondary Batteries and Environmental Materials" section at the Fifth International Education Forum on Environment and Energy Science in San Diego, California.

 

Nov. 2016
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Yasser Ashraf Gandomi received the full membership of the "Gamma Beta Phi Engineering Honor Society".
This news is featured in the Department of Mechancial, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering newsletter.

 

Apr. 2016
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Yasser Ashraf Gandomi received the "Outstanding Graduate Student Award" among all the graduate students of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
This news is featured in the Tickle College of Engineering website and also in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering newsletter.

 

Apr. 2016

Yasser Ashraf Gandomi won the "Runner-up Award" at the "Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)" among all the graduate students at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 

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