Dr. Siamak Farhad

Dr. Siamak Farhad

Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Mechanical Engineering
Office: ASEC 116
Phone: 330-972-7469
Email: sfarhad@uakron.edu
Website: http://advancedenergy.uakron.edu


Dr. Siamak Farhad is currently an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Akron. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo (Canada) in 2012 in Mechanical Engineering. During his Ph.D. program, he worked two years as a visitor researcher at the National Research Council (NRC) Canada, Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology. After graduation in 2012, he worked one year as a Post-doctoral Fellow in the “Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems” at Ryerson University; and then one year in both “Applied Nano-material & Clean Energy Lab” and “Electrochemical Power Sources Lab” at the University of Waterloo. He has published over 40 research articles in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and major international conferences. He was also the recipient of multiple awards, including the Industrial Fellowship, NSERC (Canada, 2013); Strategic Post-doctoral Fellowship, Mitacs Elevate (Canada, 2012); Toyota Motor Manufacturing (TMMC) Award (Canada, 2010); awarded Poster, Fuel Cell Research and Development Network, UOIT (Canada, 2011); MSc. Thesis Award in mechanical engineering, Ali-Nasab Foundation, Country-wide Competition (Iran, 2002).

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The Farhad group conducts multidisciplinary research on applying micro- and nano-technologies and material science to develop novel energy systems. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Clean Energy Conversion and Storage Systems
  • Multi-physics & multi-scale modeling and computer simulation
  • Prototype design & manufacturing
  • Standard performance testing
  • Degradation, reliability and safety analysis
  • Optimization
  • Electrochemical Systems (Fuel cells, Batteries, and Supercapacitors)
  • Energy Materials
  • Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
  • Fuel Reforming & Production


Peer-Reviewed Journals published in the last three years (2014 – April 2016)

  • G. Kashkooli, G. Lui, S. Farhad, D.U. Lee, K. Feng, A. Yu, Z. Chen. Nano-particle size effect on the performance of Li4Ti5O12 spinel, Electrochimica Acta. 196: 33-40, 2016.
  • A.G. Kashkooli, Farhad, D.U Lee, K. Feng, S. Litster, S.K. Babu, L. Zhu, Z. Chen. Multiscale modeling of lithium-ion battery electrodes based on nano-scale X-ray computed tomography, Journal of Power Sources. 307: 496-509, 2016.
  • Mastali, E. Samadani, S. Farhad, R. Fraser, M. Fowler. Three-dimensional Multi-Particle Electrochemical Model of LiFePO4 Cells based on a Resistor Network Methodology. Electrochimica Acta. 190, 574-587.
  • Samadani, M. Mastali, S. Farhad, R.A. Fraser, M. Fowler. Li-ion Battery Performance and Degradation in Electric Vehicles under Different Usage Scenarios, International Journal of Energy Research. 40:379-392, 2016.
  • S. Herdem, S. Farhad, F. Hamdullahpur. Modeling and Parametric Study of a Methanol Reformate Gas-fueled HT-PEMFC System for Portable Power Generation Applications, Journal of Energy Conversion and Management. 101:19-29, 2015.
  • Samadani, S. Farhad, W. Scott, M. Mastali, L.E. Gimenez, M. Fowler, R.A. Fraser. Empirical Modeling of Lithium-ion Batteries Based on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Tests. Electrochimica Acta. 160: 169-177, 2015.
  • Majdabadi, S. Farhad, M. Farkhondeh, R. Fraser, M. Fowler. Simplified Electrochemical Multi-particle Model for LiFePO4 Cathodes in Lithium-ion Batteries. Journal of Power Sources. 275: 633-643, 2015.
  • Ghorbani Kashkooli, S. Farhad, V. Chabot, A. Yu, Z. Chen. Effects of Structural Design on the Performance of Electrical Double Layer Capacitors. Applied Energy. 138: 631-639, 2015.
  • Zarrin, S. Farhad, F. Hamdullahpur, V. Chabot, A. Yu, M. Fowler, Z. Chen. Effects of Diffusive Charge Transfer and Salt Concentration Gradient in Electrolyte on Li-ion Battery Energy and Power Densities. Electrochimica Acta. 125: 117-123, 2014.
  • S. Herdem, S. Farhad, I. Dincer, F. Hamdullahpur. Thermodynamic Modeling and Assessment of a Combined Coal Gasification and Alkaline Water Electrolysis System for Hydrogen Production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 39: 3061-3071, 2014.



4600–315 - Heat Transfer, spring 2014, fall 2014, fall 2015.

4600–483 - Measurements Lab, spring 2014, fall 2014, spring 2015, spring 2016.

4600–400 - Thermal Systems Components, spring 2015.

4600–486–009 - Multiphysics Modeling of Engineering Systems, spring 2015.


4600–696–003 - Multiphysics Modeling of Engineering Systems, spring 2015.

4600–696–602 - Energy Storage Systems, spring 2016.

4600–696–402- Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Design, summer 2016.