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Principle Investigator
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Professor Sina Kheirkhah
Education:
Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Toronto

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 
Doctorate Students
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Morteza Nahvi

Subject area/thesis: Sustainable Aviation Fuels combustion
M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran
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Ali Rostami

Subject area/thesis: Development of laser diagnostics for characterizing cluster formation in reacting and non-reacting sprays*
*Ali is co-supervised by Dr. Sunny Li (UBC).
M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Iran
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Iran
Master's Students
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Vahid Ahmadi

Subject area/thesis: Noise emission measurements from premixed flames
Education:
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology
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Amirhossein Ghorbani

Subject area/thesis: Sustainable Aviation Fuels combustion
Education:
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering  from the University of Tehran.
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Adam Atoom

Subject area/thesis: Machine learnt algorithms for reacting flows prediction*.
*Adam is co-supervised by Dr. Anas Chaaban (UBC)
Education:
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Jordan, Jordan.
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Hamoun Nabilou

Subject area/thesis: Carbonaceous nanomaterials combustion*.
*Hamoun is co-supervised by Dr. Patrick Kirchen (UBC)
Education:
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering  from Tehran University.
Undergraduate Students
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Liam Krebbers (B.A.Sc., 2024)

Project 1: Development and testing of a device for mitigation of thermoacoustics.
Project 2: Doped liquid fuel spray combustion.
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Vishal Jangra (B.A.Sc., 2025)

Project: Active control of thermoacoustics using swirler vane actuation.
Alumni graduate students and postdocs
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Sajjad Mohammadnejad Daryani (P.D.F. 2024 and Ph.D., 2022)

P.D.F. project: Spray combustion of doped liquid fuels
Ph.D. Thesis: Hydrogen-enriched methane-air combustion at intense turbulence

https://open.library.ubc.ca/soa/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0407445
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Sepehr Mosadegh (Ph.D., 2024)

Subject area/thesis: Graphene doped droplet combustion.


https://open.library.ubc.ca/soa/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0442103
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Jesse Morales (M.A.Sc., 2022)

Thesis: Experimental characterization of mixing chamber stall in vacuum ejectors

https://open.library.ubc.ca/soa/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0413781
Leslie Saca (M.A.Sc., 2022)

Thesis: A new framework for analysis of fully-premixed and stratified turbulent flames generated by an industrial injector

https://open.library.ubc.ca/soa/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0413673?o=3
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Deepanshi Sisodiya (M.A.Sc., 2021)

Thesis: Entrainment ratio and entropy generation of vacuum-objective supersonic ejectors

https://open.library.ubc.ca/soa/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0401094
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Zahra Mollahoseini (M.A.Sc., 2021)

Thesis: Flame development characteristics inside a reverse-flow model combustor from early stages of combustion to steady operation
https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0396347
Ramin Heydarlaki (M.A.Sc., 2020)
Thesis: Experimental study of thermoacoustic oscillations inside a small-scale power generator combustor
https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0394723
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Dr. Qiang An (PDF, 2020)
Project title: Hydrogen-enriched methane-air turbulent combustion*
*Qiang was co-supervised by Drs. Yun and Vena from NRC.
Alumni undergraduate students and visiting scholars/students
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Wei Jin (Visiting Ph.D. student, held the CSC scholarship from Southeast University of China)

Subject area/thesis: Combustion optimization and emissions control in coal-fired power generation
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Devon Hawley (B.A.Sc., 2024)

Project: Design of an apparatus for development of hydrogen safety sta.
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Adiyar Yelyubayev (B.A.Sc., 2025)

Project: Development of an apparatus for robust solid particle combustion.
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Vladimir Shevliakov (B.A.Sc., 2022)

Subject area: Re-design and manufacturing of a liquid-fuel combustor.
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Evan Isenor (B.A.Sc., 2022)

Subject area: Development of a flow control technique for thermoacoustics mitigation.
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Andre Terrein (B.A.Sc., 2021)

Subject area: Development of machine learning algorithms for analysis of graphene oxide SEM images.
Leslie Saca (B.A.Sc., 2020)

Subject area: Development and manufacturing of an active turbulence generator for reacting flows.
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Carl Laarakker (B.A.Sc., 2019)
Subject area: Manufacturing of a small-scale tunnel for fundamental droplet combustion studies.
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