Zahra Sadeghizadeh

Assistant Professor

Office Location

Innovation, Science, and Technology Building, Room 2031, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805

 

Education

Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2018

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2011

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008

 

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About

Dr. Zahra Sadeghizadeh joined Florida Polytechnic University in 2019 after spending one year as a lecturer in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology, where she was responsible for teaching dynamics, applied thermodynamics, and experimental methods in aerospace engineering. Sadeghizadeh’s research interests include thermo-fluids, propulsion, and engineering education. Her research has been focused on shear driven film motion and breakup, which has application in the design of demisters, port-fuel injectors, and airblast atomizers. She is passionate to inspire high school students to choose STEM fields. In 2016, she was the summer camp coordinator and departmental representative at Missouri University of Science and Technology for introducing aerospace engineering to more than 200 high school students nationwide.

 

Expertise

  • Thermo-Fluid Science
  • Spray and Liquid Film Diagnostics
  • Turbomachinery
  • Propulsion
  • Internal Combustion Engines

 

Professional Activities

  • Journal Reviewer, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME),
  • Session Chair, Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

 

Awards and Honors

  • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Fellowship, Missouri University of Science and Technology (2012-2018)
  • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Teaching Fellowship, Missouri University of Science and Technology (2013-2018)
  • UM Certificate in Leadership Development Program, 2016

 

Selected Publications

  • Sadeghizadeh, Z., & Drallmeier, J. A. (2019). Effect of liquid viscosity and surface tension on mass separation of shear-Driven liquid Film at a sharp corner. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 111, 188-199.
  • Sadeghizadeh, Z., & Drallmeier, J. A. (2018). Effect of Large Amplitude Waves and Film Inertia on Mass Separation at a Sharp Corner. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 140(8), 081301.
  • Sadeghizadeh, Z., & Drallmeier, J. A. (2018). Influence of Liquid Film Properties on Shear-Driven Film Separation at a Sharp Corner due to Wave Formation. ICLASS 2018: 14th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems.

 

 

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