Dr. Tafreshi received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from KNT
University of Technology in Tehran (1990-1995), and University of Tehran
(1995-1997), respectively. He then moved to Europe to obtain his PhD from
Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland (1997-2000). He served as a
Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the University of Milan, Italy (2000-2002)
and the Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center at North Carolina State University
(2002-2004). He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Textiles in
North Carolina State University (2004-2007) prior to his appointment with
Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Tafreshi’s research is in the areas of
computational and experimental multiphase flows. His main focus is on
single/multiphase fluid, heat, and particle transport through fibrous and
He is also active in modeling interfacial phenomena and
superhydrophobicity. He has
more than 90 journal publications in the above and other areas of thermo-fluid
sciences, including liquid jets and nozzle flows.