Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick
Prior to joining ACENET in 2020, Farhad was a Post-Doctoral Fellow and an instructor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). During this time, his research focused on the simulations of tidal flows and in-situ operations of tidal turbines using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). In 2018, Farhad received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UNB. His thesis was on CFD simulations of ducted and non-ducted tidal turbines. As part of this project, he implemented the actuator line method on a highly parallelized solver which used GPUs and CPUs concurrently. Farhad strongly believes that the field of Mechanical Engineering and especially Thermofluid Mechanics is strategically connected to many branches of science and can contribute significantly to many interesting interdisciplinary research topics. Therefore, using High-Performance Computing (HPC) and CFD, as his major areas of expertise, he takes an interest in different topics, including but not limited to environmental flows, fluid-structure interactions, energy, and heat transfer.