Mohammed Faghri

  • Professor
  • Office: Pastore 319
  • Phone: 401.874.5180
  • Fax: 401.874.2355
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  • Mailing Address: 230 Pastore Hall
    51 Lower College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881


Dr. Faghri is internationally known for his work in Computational Fluid Dynamics and for his experimental research on fluid flow and heat transfer in micro scale devices. He has published over 200 articles in the journals of thermal sciences, including the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Numerical Heat Transfer and International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.

He is the author or editor of six books on a wide range of topics: heat exchangers, modeling of thermal processes, heat and fluid flow in microscale and nanoscale structures, heat transfer in gas turbine, modeling and simulation of turbulent heat transfer and transport phenomena in fuel cells.  He has been on the editorial boards of four journals (Journal of Heat Transfer Research, International Journal of Heat Exchangers, Int. J. of Dynamics of Fluids, International Journal of Science and Technology and the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer).
Dr. Faghri is the recipient of 2004 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (the most prestigious national award in the field of heat transfer), a Fellow of ASME and was selected as the Jubilee (150th Anniversary) Professor at the Chalmers University and Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow at Lund Institute of Technology, both in Sweden. His sponsored research has been under the auspices of NSF, NASA, the US Army, IBM and Ford Motor Company. His research interests include microfluidics experiments and Direct Simulation Monte Carlo in micro-channels and solidification and melting in low gravity. He is currently the principal investigator of a NASA research grant for 460K on Phase Change in Low and Jittering Gravity Environment and the principal investigator and the project director of 2.37 million dollars NSF research grant for five years starting 2005 on Micro-fluidic Technology and Applications.


  • Experiments and Modeling of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Characteristics in Micro Channels and development of research and technology for lab-on-a-chip devices for various microfluidic applications.
  • Heat and fluid flow in microscale and nanoscale structures.
  • Transport phenomena in fuel cells.
  • Modeling and simulation of turbulent heat transfer.
  • Heat transfer in gas turbines.
  • Computer simulations in compact heat exchangers.
  • Experiments and Modeling of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Characteristics in Electronics Cooling.
  • Heat Transfer in Melting and Solidification with Applications to Thermal Storage in Low Gravity.
  • Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Non-Newtonian Fluids With Applications in Material Processing.
  • Concept Development and Advance Engine Air Cleaner Design
  • Research on Engine Air Intake Filter Media Design
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media with Applications in Underground Buildings
  • Viscous Heating of High Prandtl Number Fluids with Applications in Material Processing


  • Postdoctoral- University of Minnesota, 1978-79, 1981-82
  • Ph.D. – Oregon State University, 1973
  • M.S. – University of California Berkeley, 1970
  • B.S. – University of California Berkeley. 1969


Yamada, H., Hamian, S., Sunden, B., Park, K., & Faghri, M. (2013). Diffusive ballistic heat transport in thin films using energy conserving dissipative particle dynamics. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 61, 287-292.

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