Sarvenaz Sobhansarbandi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Director of UMKC Renewable Energy Research Laboratory

Lab: 325 Robert H Flarsheim Hall

Office: 350H Robert H Flarsheim Hall

Phone: (816) 235-1284

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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

AWARDS AND GRANTS

  • Good Teaching Award, UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, 2020
  • Best Paper Award, the ASME Power Conference, 2019
  • Funding For Excellence (FFE) grant, UMKC Research Advisory Council, 2018
  • Best Paper Award, the ASME Power & Energy Conference, 2017
  • ASHRAE Dallas Chapter Award, 2016

RESEARCH

Featured Publications

  • Pawar, V. R., & Sobhansarbandi, S. (2020). CFD modeling of a thermal energy storage based heat pipe evacuated tube solar collector. Journal of Energy Storage30, 101528. DOI
  • Nokhosteen, A., & Sobhansarbandi, S. (2020). Novel method of thermal behavior prediction of evacuated tube solar collector. Solar Energy, 204, 761-768. DOI
  • Lim, C. S., Weaver, R., & Sobhansarbandi, S. (2019, July). Heat Transfer Enhancement of Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage Systems. In ASME Power Conference (Vol. 59100, p. V001T12A005). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. DOI
  • Sobhansarbandi, S., Maharjan, L., Fahimi, B., & Hassanipour, F. (2018). Thermal Fluid Analysis of Cold Plasma Methane Reformer. Fluids, 3(2), 31. DOI
  • 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. DOI
  • 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. DOI
  • 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. DOI

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 299

MEC-ENGR 353 Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Lab-Credits: 2

The course emphasis is on experiments related to thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Proper experimental methods, data and uncertainty analysis related to thermal and fluids measurements are discussed.

Prerequisites: MEC-ENGR 299, MEC-ENGR 351
Pre/co-requisite: MEC-ENGR 399

Graduate and Senior Electives

MEC-ENGR 440 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

PEOPLE

NEWS

  • June 2020: One Undergraduate student (Chris) has joined the research group for summer. Welcome to the group!
  • May 2020: Jordan and Tyler successfully graduated with BS degree and started their MS degree at UMKC. Congratulations Jordan and Tyler!
  • April 2020: Dr. Sobhansarbandi is selected as 2020 Good Teaching Award recipient at UMKC School of Computing and Engineering.
  • April 2020: Arman received the 2020 UMKC School of Graduate Studies Research Grant. Congratulations Arman!
  • March 2020: Celine is selected as 2020 Outstanding Master Student of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations Celine!
  • January 2020: Celine received the 2020 UMKC Graduate Assistance Fund (GAF) fellowship. Congratulations Celine!
  • January 2020: Ryan received the 2019 UMKC Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. Congratulations Ryan!
  • October 2019: Tyler awarded the SEARCH grant by UMKC’s Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship. Congratulations Tyler!
  • October 2019: Jordan awarded the SEARCH grant by UMKC’s Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship. Congratulations Jordan!
  • September 2019: One Undergraduate student (Tyler) has joined the research group. Welcome to the group!
  • July 2019: Ryan successfully defended his master thesis, graduated with MS degree and started working as a technical analyst at EriseIP, a patent firm located in the Kansas City area. Congratulations Ryan!
  • July 2019: Celine received the 2019 best student paper award, ,1st place, from the ASME 2019 Power Conference. Congratulations Celine!
  • June 2019: One Undergraduate student (Jordan) has joined the research group. Welcome to the group!
  • May 2019: Celine successfully graduated with BS degree and started her MS degree at UMKC. Congratulations Celine!
  • April 2019: Dr. Sobhansarbandi’s research work was highlighted in research at the forefront from the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering VANGUARD magazine!
  • April 2019: Celine won SEARCH Symposium Presentation at UMKC’s Undergraduate Research & Creative Symposium. Congratulations Celine! Link
  • January 2019: One PhD student (Arman) has joined the research group. Welcome to the group!
  • January 2019: Celine selected as UMKC Undergraduate Researcher for presenting her work at Undergrad Research Day at the Capitol. Congratulations Celine!
  • December 2018: Dr. Sobhansarbandi awarded a Funding For Excellence (FFE) grant by UMKC Research Advisory Council.
  • October 2018: Celine awarded the SEARCH grant by UMKC’s Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship. Congratulations Celine!
  • August 2018: One PhD student (Vivek) has joined the research group. Welcome to the group!
  • July 2018: One Master student (Ryan) and one Undergraduate student (Celine) have joined the research group. Welcome to the group!