Sarvenaz Sobhansarbandi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Director of UMKC Renewable Energy Research Laboratory-325 Robert H Flarsheim Hall

Office: 350H Robert H Flarsheim Hall

Phone: (816) 235-1284
Email

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA, 2017
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, 2013
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Kashan, Iran, 2009

Research Focus/Expertise

  • Renewable energy
  • Solar energy
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Fuel cell technology

RESEARCH POSITION OPENINGS

There are new research openings in Renewable Energy Research Lab for enthusiastic Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., Masters, and Undergraduate students. Interested students in pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at UMKC visit the Admission Webpage and Mechanical Engineering Program. Please contact us via Email and forward your CV along with a short description of your related background and research works.

If you are an undergraduate or masters student at UMKC and would like to pursue research in this lab, feel free to email and/or come by the office to discuss potential projects.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Publications

Sobhansarbandi, Sarvenaz, Lizon Maharjan, Babak Fahimi, and Fatemeh Hassanipour. “Thermal Fluid Analysis of Cold Plasma Methane Reformer.” Fluids 3, no. 2 (2018): 31

Sobhansarbandi, S., Martinez, P. M., Papadimitratos, A., Zakhidov, A., & Hassanipour, F. (2017). Evacuated tube solar collector with multifunctional absorber layers. Solar Energy, 146, 342-350.

Sobhansarbandi, S., Martinez, P. M., Papadimitratos, A., Zakhidov, A., & Hassanipour, F. (2017, June). Solar Thermal Collector With Multifunctional Absorber Layers. In ASME 2017 Power Conference Joint With ICOPE-17 collocated with the ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, the ASME 2017 15th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2017 Nuclear Forum (pp. V002T12A005-V002T12A005). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Papadimitratos, A., Sobhansarbandi, S., Pozdin, V., Zakhidov, A., & Hassanipour, F. (2016). Evacuated tube solar collectors integrated with phase change materials. Solar Energy, 129, 10-19.

Papadimitratos, A., Sobhansarbandi, S., Pozdin, V., Zakhidov, A., & Hassanipour, F. (2017, June). Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors Integrated With Phase Change Materials and Silicone Oil. In ASME 2017 Power Conference Joint With ICOPE-17 collocated with the ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, the ASME 2017 15th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2017 Nuclear Forum (pp. V002T09A014-V002T09A014). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Papadimitratos, A., Pozdin, V., Sobhansarbandi, S., Hassanipour, F., Katsumi, Y., Kenichi, F., & Zakhidov, A. (2015). Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors with CNT coatings Integrated with Phase Change Materials. 6th International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Material Engineering, Vol.24, No.1.

Sobhansarbandi, S., & Atikol, U. (2015). Performance of flat-plate and compound parabolic concentrating solar collectors in underfloor heating systems. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 137(3), 034501.

Research

Dr. Sobhansarbandi’s research interests include renewable energy, solar energy and computational fluid dynamics focusing on thermal and energy analysis. She is also interested in Hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology with application in stationary and portable power generation systems.

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses
MEC-ENGR 360 Thermal System Design-Credits: 3
Gas and vapor mixtures, cycles, availability, imperfect gases, thermodynamic relations, combustion, chemical equilibrium, power systems and design projects. Effects of design choices on the earth and living systems.
Prerequisites: MEC-ENGR 270, MEC-ENGR 299.
Co-requisites: CIV-ENGR 351.

Graduate and Senior Electives
MEC-ENGR 440/5501 Heating and Air Conditioning-Credits: 3
General principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics are used to calculate heating and cooling building loads, size equipment and ducts and evaluate system performance in maximizing human com-fort. Consideration of human health requirement, thermal dynamics of buildings and introduction to various active HVAC systems for residential and commercial buildings.
Prerequisites: MEC-ENGR 360, MEC-ENGR 399.