Hamid Montazeri is a part-time Assistant Professor in the Department of the Built Environment at TU/e and a research fellow of the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO) in the Department of Civil Engineering at KU Leuven in Belgium. His research activities include both fundamental and applied topics. The fundamental research is focused on low-Reynolds number aerodynamics, convective heat transfer in thermal turbulent boundary layer, and multi-phase flows. The applied research includes renewable energy with a focus on wind energy and photovoltaic (PV) panels, and water spray systems for cooling purposes. He employs a combination of wind-tunnel testing and numerical modeling with computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Hamid Montazeri received his MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion) from Shiraz University in Iran. He obtained his PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands with the thesis "Computational modelling of evaporative cooling using water spray systems”. He has published 28 peer-reviewed ISI journal papers, and 45 peer-reviewed papers in the proceedings of international conferences. He has been an active reviewer for more than 40 different ISI journals. He is currently co-supervising 10 PhD students, 2 postdoc and 3 MSc students. In 2015, he was selected as the best researcher of the Department of the Built Environment at TU/e. He also received the Best PhD Supervision Team Award (together with Prof. Bert Blocken) from the PhD Student Network of the same department at TU/e in 2016.
Active flow control for power enhancement of vertical axis wind turbinesEnergy (2019)
CFD simulation of urban microclimate: validation using high-resolution field measurementsScience of the Total Environment (2019)
Scale-adaptive simulation (SAS) of dynamic stall on a wind turbineProgress in Hybrid RANS-LES Modelling (HRLM 2018) (2019)
CFD simulations of spoked wheel aerodynamics in cyclingJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics (2019)
CFD evaluation of building geometry modifications to reduce pedestrian-level wind speedBuilding and Environment (2019)