Arash Naseri completed his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Shiraz University in Iran. During his undergraduate studies, Arash gained fundamental knowledge in both aerosol science and the impacts of particles on the human respiratory system. He also applied these research areas and concepts to simulate the real situation in this field by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approach.
Arash continued his research in aerosol science and the impact of air pollution, into his master degree, which in turn produced several publications in well-known journals. His thesis investigated the transient transport and deposition of inhaled micro-particles under unsteady inspiratory flow in human upper airways. In addition, the research included a mathematical model to precisely simulate a heat and moisture transfer phenomenon in the human airway system and finally, the research investigated the effects of different environmental conditions on inhalation of airborne particles suspended in atmosphere, which were broadly representatives of pollutants and allergens such as dust mites, pollen, mould etc., to broaden the understanding in allergy and asthma conditions.
Before attending the University of Alberta as a Ph.D. student, Arash worked at an Oil and Gas refinery in Iran as a design engineer. However, his fondness and curiosity in research brought him back to academia, initially as a research assistant in the Civil and Environment department of Carleton University and then on to a PhD program under the supervision of Professor Jason Olfert in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, researching black carbon mixing state using various aerosol instrumentation techniques.
Email Contact: Arash@ualberta.ca
Thesis Topic: Black carbon mixing state using various aerosol instrumentation techniques
Supervisor: Professor Jason Olfert, the University of Alberta
Naseri, A., Shaghaghian, S., Abouali, O., & Ahmadi, G. (2017). Numerical investigation of transient transport and deposition of microparticles under unsteady inspiratory flow in human upper airways. Respiratory physiology & neurobiology, 244, 56-72.
Naseri, A., Abouali, O., & Ahmadi, G. (2017). Effect of turbulent thermal plume on aspiration efficiency of micro-particles. Building and Environment, 118, 159-172.
Shaghaghian, S., Naseri, A., Abouali, O., & Ahmadi, G. (2015, July). Numerical Simulation of the Virtual Maxillary Sinus Surgery Effects on the Heat Transfer in Human Nasal Airway. In ASME/JSME/KSME 2015 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference (pp. V002T26A005-V002T26A005). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Naseri, A., Abouali, O., Ghalati, P. F., & Ahmadi, G. (2014). Numerical investigation of regional particle deposition in the upper airway of a standing male mannequin in calm air surroundings. Computers in biology and medicine, 52, 73-81.