Arman Hemmati, E.I.T., PhD
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
Dr. Arman Hemmati, E.I.T., completed his B.Sc. in mechanical engineering at the University of Calgary with an emphasis on fluid mechanics in 2011. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Hemmati started working on his doctoral thesis at University of Calgary on alternative energy. His doctoral research focused on simulating the wake of sharp-edge flat bodies representing photovoltaic (PV) modules and wind turbine blades. Upon completion of his PhD in 2016, Dr. Hemmati joined Princeton University as a post-doctoral fellow to work as part of a multi-university interdisciplinary research initiative. Dr. Hemmati joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta in January 2018 and established the Computational Fluid Engineering Laboratory. One of the focuses of his research is on using computational fluid dynamics to develop innovative and clean energy extraction, harvesting, and transportation technologies. Dr. Hemmati was one of the 29 recipients of the Alberta Innovates: Climate Change Innovation and Technology Framework research grant to develop a new technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with transport of energy products using pipelines. The other research topics of interest in his group are geothermal power, wind energy, riverbed energy harvesting, and solar panel installation facilities. In 2015, Dr. Hemmati served as an Official Observer for the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In this capacity, Dr. Hemmati served in high-level meetings of the United Nation Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice and the United Nation Subsidiary Body for Implementation in Bonn and Paris, as well as the 21st UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Paris.
Clean Energy Extraction and Transport – Thursday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m.