dr. M. Shahi (Mina)

Associate Professor

About Me

I am leading the research line of heat conversion and storage at the TFE department. My research is focused on model-based analysis, design, and improvement of heat conversion and storage concepts and devices through the fundamental understanding of transport phenomena. Together with my team of PhD and postdoc students, we are striving to achieve 100% sustainable heating and cooling in buildings. Focus areas include magnetocaloric heat pumps/ refrigerators and heat storage based on PCMs/TCMs. Our approach is grounded on rigorous multiscale modeling and experimentation. My target applications are domestic heating and cooling and industrial waste heat recovery.


The overview of current research activities can be found in my group page: 

Heat conversion & storage



Engineering & Materials Science
Heat Transfer
Hot Temperature
Natural Convection
Physics & Astronomy
Free Convection
Heat Sources
Heat Transfer
Rayleigh Number


My research activities are focused on: 


- Thermal conversion

- Thermal Storage (PCM and TCM based storage)

- Transport phenomena




Rajamani, K., Juffermans, E., Granelli, L., De Cuadra Rabaneda, A. , Rohlfs, W. , ter Brake, M. , van der Meer, T. , & Shahi, M. (2024). A low-frequency ferrohydrodynamic pump for a magneto-caloric refrigerator. Applied energy, 355, Article 122253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2023.122253
Dalvi, S. (2023). Towards a MagnetoCaloric Cooling System: Using Interactions of Magnetic Fields & Magnetic Fluids. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036557849
Yousefi, S. H., Groenenberg, R., Koornneef, J., Juez-Larré, J. , & Shahi, M. (2023). Techno-economic analysis of developing an underground hydrogen storage facility in depleted gas field: A Dutch case study. International journal of hydrogen energy, 48(74), 28824-28842. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2023.04.090
Rajamani, K. (2022). A magnetocaloric mixture based refrigerator: From material to system level analysis. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554954
Dalvi, S. , van der Meer, T. H. , & Shahi, M. (2022). Hydro - thermal interactions of a ferrofluid in a non - uniform magnetic field. Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00231-022-03278-z
Yousefi, S. H., Juez-Larré, J. , Shahi, M., & Groenenberg, R. (2021). Underground Hydrogen Storage in depleted gas fields for seasonal and short-term storage: A case study. In 2nd Geoscience and Engineering in Energy Transition Conference, GET 2021 (pp. 1-5). European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.202121017
Yousefi, H. (2021). Design considerations for developing an underground hydrogen storage facility in porous reservoirs. [EngD Thesis, University of Twente]. University of Twente.
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
Dalvi, S., Karaliolios, E. C. J. , van der Meer, T. H. , & Shahi, M. (2020). Thermo-magnetic convection in a circular annulus filled with magnetocaloric nanofluid. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 116, Article 104654. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2020.104654
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.
Karaliolios, E. C. J. , De La Cuesta De Cal, D. , & Shahi, M. (2018). Numerical Exploration of Ferrofluid Magnetic Refrigeration based on Convection Principles. In Thermag 2018 - 8th International Conference on Caloric Cooling (pp. 132-136). Article 21 International Institute of Refrigeration. https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.thermag.2018.0021
Other Contributions

Full list of my publications can be found in the following link:



UT Research Information System

Google Scholar Link


I am involved in the following educational programmes:

- Bachelor  Industrial Design

- MSc    Mechanical Engineering

- MSc    Sustainable Energy Technology

Affiliated Study Programmes



Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N215
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N215
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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