2012 - Present

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2014

2007 - 2010

2003 - 2007

Yasser Ashraf Gandomi

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate and a member of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Lab (EESCL) being directed by Prof. Matthew Mench in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at University of Tennessee (Located at Knoxville, Tennessee).

Prior to enrolling in the PhD program, I received a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering (with a concentration in Thermal-Fluid Sciences) along with a minor in computational sciences from University of Tennessee.

I also hold a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (Solid Mechanics concentration with a focus on the design and structural analysis (elasticity, plasticity and buckling)) from University of Tabriz.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
    - GPA: 4.0/4.0
    - Concentration: Energy Science and Engineering
    - Advisor: Prof. Matthew M. Mench
    - Thesis: Experimental and analytical delineation of driving forces influencing ion and water transport in all-vanadium redox flow batteries

  • Graduate Minor in Computational Sciences
    - GPA: 4.0/4.0

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    - GPA: 4.0/4.0
    - Concentration: Thermal-Fluid Mechanics
    - Advisor: Prof. Matthew M. Mench
    - Thesis: Engineering net water drag in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells for passive water management across the ion-exchange membrane


University of Tabriz, Tabriz
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    - Concentration: Solid Mechanics (Stress analysis, design of mechanical components and system)
    - Advisor: Prof. M. Zehsaz and Prof. F. V. Tahami
    - Thesis: Mathematical modeling of buckling and plastic deformation in pressure vessels using finite element approach

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    Concentration: Solid Mechanics

Research Area & Interests

My main area of research has been focused on the electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices (EESCDs). I design, prototype, and engineer (via developing mathematical models and experimental diagnostics) various EESCDs including redox flow batteries (RFBs), polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEFCs) and electrochemical sensors (ESs).

I am interested to continue my research in the high-performance Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices (EESCDs), Thermal Storage Devices (TSDs), Solar Thermophotovoltaics (STPVs) and Water Desalination (WD).

Further details regarding my technical experience and skillset is available in TECH. EXP. page and about my research experience and interests are avaialble in RESEARCH page.

Projects' Funding
At 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. The results of my research have been published in several peer-reviewed journal and proceeding papers. Comprehensive list of my publications is available in PUBLICATIONS page. In addition, my research has resulted in several invention disclosures (More details are available in PATENTS page. )

Teaching Experience
In addition to my research experiences, I have also developed a solid teaching experience. I have served as a sole course instructor for several courses (i.e. Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Mechanics) at University of Tennessee (please see more at TEACHING EXP. page)


Editorial Experience
I am also actively contributing to the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) e-newsletter as co-editor and writer. IAHE e-newsletter is published 6 times per year and sent to over 8,000 scientists and engineers worldwide. In addition, I have been fortunate to serve as a reviewer for a number of journals. Further information is available in EDITORIAL EXP. page.


Leadership Experience & Membership
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has a local chapter at University of Tennessee. I have served as the President at ASME student chapter for three consecutive years and lead a robotic design team at this chapter. In addition, I am a member of 4 different honor societies and several other professional societies. Please read more about my leadership skillset at this page (PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES and MEMBERSHIPS).

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