Hamid is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is working in the Atomistic Simulation and Energy (ASE) Lab under the supervision of Professor Asegun Henry. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Karaj Azad University, a M.S degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a second M.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech with a central focus on optoelectronics and microsystems. Hamid’s primary research background is in heat transfer, with a specific emphasis on understanding energy transport and conversion at the atomic level. His Ph.D. research focused on understanding phonon transport in random semiconductor alloys and amorphous solids. He has also worked on analyzing a concentrated solar power system with high-temperature thermal storage that utilizes thermophotovoltaic as a power cycle. His past research experience has been in computational fluid dynamics, electronic cooling, porous media, heat pipes, nanofluids, nanoencapsulated phase change materials, resin transfer molding processes, and turbulent flow. Prior to attending the University of Missouri-Columbia, Hamid also worked as an R&D engineer in the Automotive Industry Research & Innovation Center of SAIPA and MAPNA Boiler Group developing CFD models for various projects.
Hamid’s current research interests include: optoelectronics devices and systems, microelectronics packaging, solid-state solar and thermal energy conversion technology development, concentrated solar thermal energy conversion, thermal management of high heat flux electronics, phonon transport in bulk materials and thin films, atomistic level modeling to study nanoscale energy and transport, and micro/nanofabrication.