Mehdi Raessi, PhD

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering




2008University of TorontoPhD in Mechanical Engineering
2003University of TorontoMS in Mechanical Engineering
1998University of TehranBS in Mechanical Engineering


Research interests

  • Interfacial flows
  • Two-phase flows with phase change
  • Microscale transport phenomena
  • Energy systems (renewable/conventional)
  • Materials processing

Select publications

M. Raessi, J. Mostaghimi, and M. Bussmann (2010).
A volume-of-fluid interfacial flow solver with advected normals
Computers and Fluids, 39, 1401-1410.

K. Shinoda, M. Raessi, J. Mostaghimi, T. Yoshida, and H. Murakami (2009).
Effect of substrate concave pattern on splat formation of Yttria-stabilized Zirconia in atmospheric plasma spraying
Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 18, 609-618.

M. Raessi, M. Bussmann, and J. Mostaghimi (2009).
A semi-implicit finite volume implementation of the CSF method for treating surface tension in interfacial flows
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 59, 1093-1110.

Mehdi Raessi joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2010 following a postdoctoral study at NASA-Stanford University's Center for Turbulence Research (CTR). He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2008. During his graduate studies, he worked in the Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT).

Dr. Raessi's research is primarily focused on numerical simulations of interfacial flows and two-phase flows with phase change. Using numerical simulations, he has been studying the fluid flow and heat transfer in various applications including energy systems (renewable and conventional), materials processing, and environmentally friendly refrigeration systems. In addition to academic research and teaching, Dr. Raessi has industrial experience as a research and development (R&D) specialist and applied engineer.

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