dr. M. Mehrali (Mohammad)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am currently an assistant professor in the thermal engineering group at the University of Twente.I was a postdoctoral researcher from 2018 to 2019 at the same department working on advanced energy materials for thermal storage applications .From 2016 to 2018, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in Process & Energy department . There, I was involved in multidisciplinary projects dealing with nanomaterials for solar energy harvesting as well as microfabrication. Before that, as a post-doc at the University of Malaya, I have developed a new graphene based composite materials for thermal energy storage applications. I have pursued my Ph.D. (2012-2015) under the supervision of Prof. Metselaar in the advanced materials group at the University of Malaya. There, I have contributed to fundamental studies on  graphene materials for energy storage  as well as applications such as thermal energy storage and thermal-fluids.


Engineering & Materials Science
Graphene Nanoplatelets
Palmitic Acid
Phase Change Materials
Thermal Conductivity
Phase Change Material


My research interests are :

-       Thermal energy conversion and  storage

-         2D materials for energy storage

-          Renewable energy

-          Thermal-Fluid

-          Heat transfer 

My google scholar page shows my full publication record. 


Genasan, K. , Mehrali, M., Veerappan, T., Talebian, S., Raman, M. M., Singh, S., Swamiappan, S., Mehrali, M., Kamarul, T., & Raghavendran, H. R. B. (2021). Calcium-silicate-incorporated gellan-chitosan induced osteogenic differentiation in mesenchymal stromal cells. Polymers, 13(19), [3211]. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13193211
Hasany, M., Talebian, S., Sadat, S., Ranjbar, N. , Mehrali, M., Wallace, G. G., & Mehrali, M. (2021). Synthesis, properties, and biomedical applications of alginate methacrylate (ALMA)-based hydrogels: Current advances and challenges. Applied Materials Today, 24, [101150]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmt.2021.101150
Hussien, A. A., Abdullah, M. Z., Yusop, N. M., Al-Kouz, W., Mahmoudi, E. , & Mehrali, M. (2019). Heat transfer and entropy generation abilities of MWCNTs/GNPs hybrid nanofluids in microtubes. Entropy, 21(5), [480]. https://doi.org/10.3390/e21050480
Mehrali, M., Thakur, A., Kadumudi, F. B., Pierchala, M. K., Cordova, J. A. V., Shahbazi, M-A. , Mehrali, M., Pennisi, C. P., Orive, G., Gaharwar, A. K., & Dolatshahi-Pirouz, A. (2019). Pectin Methacrylate (PEMA) and Gelatin-Based Hydrogels for Cell Delivery: Converting Waste Materials into Biomaterials. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(13), 12283-12297. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b00154
Mehrali, M., Bagherifard, S., Akbari, M., Thakur, A., Mirani, B. , Mehrali, M., Hasany, M., Orive, G., Das, P., Emneus, J., Andresen, T. L., & Dolatshahi-Pirouz, A. (2018). Blending Electronics with the Human Body: A Pathway toward a Cybernetic Future. Advanced science, 5(10), [1700931]. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201700931
Mohan, S., Raghavendran, H. B., Karunanithi, P., Murali, M. R., Naveen, S. V., Talebian, S. , Mehrali, M., Mehrali, M., Natarajan, E., Chan, C. K., & Kamarul, T. (2017). Incorporation of Human-Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-BB Encapsulated Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) Microspheres into 3D CORAGRAF Enhances Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(11), 9291-9303. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b13422
Ranjbar, N. , Mehrali, M., Maheri, M. R., & Mehrali, M. (2017). Hot-pressed geopolymer. Cement and concrete research, 100, 14-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2017.05.010
Iranmanesh, S., Ong, H. C., Ang, B. C., Sadeghinezhad, E., Esmaeilzadeh, A. , & Mehrali, M. (2017). Thermal performance enhancement of an evacuated tube solar collector using graphene nanoplatelets nanofluid. Journal of cleaner production, 162, 121-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.05.175
Hussien, A. A., Abdullah, M. Z., Yusop, N. M., Al-Nimr, M. A., Atieh, M. A. , & Mehrali, M. (2017). Experiment on forced convective heat transfer enhancement using MWCNTs/GNPs hybrid nanofluid and mini-tube. International journal of heat and mass transfer, 115(Part B), 1121-1131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.08.120

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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