Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 2031 ERF

Lab Location: 2022 ERF

Lab Website: Computational Multiphase Transport Laboratory

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994

M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 1988

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 1986

Two-phase turbulent reactive flow

Direct numerical simulation

Probability density function (pdf) modeling

Statistical and stochastic modeling

Free-surface flow and interface modeling

Nanoparticle dynamics in dusty plasma

Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), 2006

Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2001

Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research, 1999

CAREER award, National Science Foundation, 1999

Books Edited:

  1. Roy, G.D. and Mashayek, F., editors, Proceedings of the Fourteenth ONR Propulsion Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 8-10, 2001.

Book Chapters: 

  1. Mashayek, F. and Minkowycz, W.J., “Eulerian-Lagrangian Simulations of Particle/droplet-Laden Turbulent Flows,” in Minkowycz, W.J., Sparrow, E.M., and Murthy, J.Y., editors, Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, 2nd ed., Chapter 22, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006.
  2. Jacobs, G.B., Gao, Z., Pandya, R.V.R., Shotorban, B., and Mashayek, F., “Numerical Simulation of Two-Phase Flows for Prediction/Control of Combustion in Liquid-Fueled Combustors,” in Roy, G.D., editor, Advances in Combustion and Noise Control, Cranfield University Press, 2005.

Review Papers: 

  1. Mashayek, F., “Terrestrial Energy Systems,” Aerospace America, 47(11), 45-45, 2009.
  2. Mashayek, F., “Combustion,” in Crowe, C.T., editor, Multiphase Flow Handbook, Chapter 12: Multiphase Interactions, Section 7, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2006.

Journal Papers: 

  1. Nie, A., Gan, L., Cheng, Y., Li, Q., Yuan, Y., Mashayek, F., Wang, H., Schwingenschlogl, U., Klie, R. and Shahbazian-Yassar, R., “Twin Boundary-Assisted Lithium Ion Transport,” Nano Letters, 15(1), 610-615, 2015.
  2. Nie, A., Cheng, Y., Zhu, Y., Asayesh-Ardakani, H., Tao, R., Mashayek, F., Han, Y., Schwingenschlög, U., Klie, R., Vaddiraju, S. and Shahbazian-Yassar, R., “Lithiation-induced Shuffling of Atomic Stacks,” Nano Letters, 14(9), 5301-5307, 2014.

Conference Papers: 

  1. Komperda, J., Ghiasi, Z., Mashayek, F., Irannejad, A. and Jaberi, F. “Simulation of a Cavity Flameholder Using a DSEM-LES/FMDF Hybrid Scheme,” submitted to AIAA Scitech, 2015.
  2. Ghiasi, Z., Abbassi, H., Li, D., Komperda, J. and Mashayek, F., “Supersonic Flow Simulation in Ramped-Cavity Combustors with Discontinuous Spectral Element Method,” submitted to AIAA Scitech, 2015.


  1. Chaudhuri, A., Abbassi, H., Jabos, B.J. and Mashayek, F., “On the Use of Entropy Based High Order Discontinuous Spectral Element Method for Capturing Shocks,” Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 59(20), 67th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, November 2014.