Mehdi obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from James Cook University in 2018. His Ph.D. was mainly focused on the numerical investigation of conjugate natural convection boundary layers. The main application of his research is heat transfer in the buildings and ventilation, heating/cooling systems, solar systems and so on. Upon completion of his Ph.D. studies, he joined James Cook University as a Mechanical Engineering Lecturer.

Dr. Khatamifar’s research interests encompass computational fluid dynamics, buoyancy-driven flows, turbulent flows, natural convection, heating/cooling systems, heat sinks, heat exchangers, additive manufacturing, innovative heat-dissipating materials, solar thermal energy, building heating and ventilation, building facade design, etc.

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I am looking for bright and motivated local graduate students interested in pursuing master or Ph.D. at James Cook University.

Please reach out if you are excited about research in heat and mass transfer.

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships and James Cook University Postgraduate Scholarships are competitive scholarships open to domestic and international research applicants. More information on these scholarships and the application deadlines/requirements are outlined at Postgraduate Research Scholarships. Application deadlines for JCU scholarships are usually Late September

  • CS3008: Fluid Mechanics (Level 3; TSV)
  • EG3001: Finite Element Analysis (Level 3; TSV)
  • ME2512: Thermofluid Mechanics (Level 2; TSV)
  • ME3512: Heat and Mass Transfer (Level 3; TSV)
  • Thermal design
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Fluid mechanics
  • 2018 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2013 to 2018 - PhD, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
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  • 2022 - JCU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 17+ research outputs authored by Dr Mehdi Khatamifar from 2014 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • To obtain Experimental Results of the Cyclic Plastic Behaviour for 3 Strain Ratios (e.g. R=-1; R=0; R=0.5) and study Mean Stress Relaxation Effects (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Development and Design Optimization of High Capacity Gravitational Vortex Hydro Power Plant (GVHPP) for High and Constant Flowing River conditions employing Computational Fluid Dynamics and modelling (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The development of sustainable and innovative techniques to enhance thermal management in a temperature sensitive system. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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