dr.ir. A. Mahmoudi (Amir)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am assistant professor at the thermal engineering group. My work over the past several years has built on diverse expertise and broad knowledge within the Sustainable Energy Applications and thermal enhancement technology. I finished my PhD in 2015 at University of Luxembourg. During my PhD, I have studied the thermodynamic behavior of biomass conversion. For this reason, I have developed a multi-physics and multi-scale model, able to give detailed information about the phenomena occurring in biomass conversion. In 2016, I started my research at University of Twent. My research is focused on solar thermal energy, transport phenomena and multi-scale modelings


Engineering & Materials Science
Heat Transfer
Hot Temperature
Natural Convection
Packed Beds
Heat Transfer
Nusselt Number
Rayleigh Number
Physics & Astronomy
Free Convection


 My research interests are:


Mahdavi, A., Farhadi, M., Gorji-Bandpy, M. , & Mahmoudi, A. (2022). A review of passive cooling of photovoltaic devices. Cleaner Engineering and Technology, 11, Article 100579. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clet.2022.100579
Mahdavi, A., Erfani Moghaddam, M. A. , & Mahmoudi, A. (2021). Simultaneous charging and discharging of multi-tube heat storage systems using copper fins and Cu nanoparticles. Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 27, Article 101343. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csite.2021.101343
Mahmoudi, A., Donkers, P. A. J., Walayat, K., Peters, B. , & Shahi, M. (2021). A thorough investigation of thermochemical heat storage system from particle to bed scale. Chemical engineering science, 246, Article 116877. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2021.116877
Farsani, R. , Mahmoudi, A., & Jahangiri, M. (2020). How a conductive baffle improves melting characteristic and heat transfer in a rectangular cavity filled with gallium. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 16, Article 100453. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2019.100453
Yadollahi Farsani, R., Raisi, A. , & Mahmoudi, A. (2019). Successive melting and solidification of paraffin–alumina nanomaterial in a cavity as a latent heat thermal energy storage. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 41(9), Article 368. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40430-019-1859-8
Tahan Latibari, S., Cuypers, R., Salari, J. , Mahmoudi, A. , & Shahi, M. (2018). Preparation and Characterization of Heat Transfer Fluid Including Solar-thermal and Latent Heat Storage materials for Application in Direct Absorption Solar Collectors. Paper presented at 13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems 2018, Palermo, Italy.
Other Contributions

Full list of my publications can be found in: 



ORCID ID:   https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8265-677X

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Current Projects

Finished Projects

  • NEM0


Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N244
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N244
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands