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Hameed Metghalchi

Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Contact

Office

  • 617.373.2973

Research Focus

Fundamentals of combustion such as burning speed and onset of autoignition measurement and flame stability analysis; development of chemistry reduction such as rate-controlled constrained-equilibrium method; non-equilibrium thermodynamics

Education

  • PhD (1980), Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS (1977), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS (1975), Oklahoma University

Honors & Awards

  • 2019 ASME George Westinghouse Gold Medal
  • 2014 ASME Edward F. Obert award
  • Editor-in-Chief, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Energy Resources Technology
  • Fellow of ASME
  • 2011 ASME Harry Potter Award
  • 2011 ASME Dedicated Service Award
  • Member of Board of Editors of International Journal of Thermodynamics

Teaching Interests

  • Undergraduate and graduate thermodynamics
  • Combustion Fundamentals

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society Engineering Educators
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
  • Combustion Institute
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Research Focus

Fundamentals of combustion such as burning speed and onset of autoignition measurement and flame stability analysis; development of chemistry reduction such as rate-controlled constrained-equilibrium method; non-equilibrium thermodynamics

Department Research Areas

Energy Systems

Selected Publications

  • E. Rokni, A. Mossadagh, O. Askari, H. Metghalchi, Measurement of Laminar Burning Speed and Investigation of Flame Stability of Acetylene (C2H2)/air Mixtures, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 137, 2015, e012204
  • O. Askari, M. Janbozorgi, R. Greig, A. Moghaddas, H. Metghalchi, Developing Alternative Approaches to Predicting the Laminar Burning Speed of Refrigerants Using the Minimum Ignition Energy, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 21(2), 2015, 220-227
  • G. Nicolas, H. Metghalchi, Comparison Between RCCE and Shock Tube Ignition Delay Time at Low Temperatures, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 137, 2015, e062203
  • G. Nicolas, M. Janbozorgi, H. Metghalchi, Constrained-Equilibrium Modeling of Methane Oxidation in Air, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 136(3), 2014, 1-7
  • A. Moghaddas, C. Bennett, E. Rokni, H. Metghalchi, Laminar Burning Speeds and Flame Structures of Mixtures of Difluoromethane (HFC-32) and 1,1-Difluoroethane (HCF-152a) with Air at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures, HVAC&R Research, 20, 2014, 42-50
  • O. Askari, H. Metghalchi, S.K. Hannani, H. Hemmati, R. Ebrahimi, Lean Partially Premixed Combustion Investigation of Methane Direct-Injection under Different Characteristic Parameters, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 136, 2014, 1-7

Faculty

May 23, 2019

Metghalchi Awarded ASME George Westinghouse Medal

MIE Professor Hameed Metghalchi was awarded the 2019 ASME George Westinghouse Gold Medal “for 40 years of scientific research and educational efforts in the field of power generation, which have contributed to improved plant operation and efficiency, and reduced pollutants; and for successfully promoting the dissemination of research as editor of ASME’s Journal of Energy Resources Technology.”

Faculty

Mar 14, 2018

Northeastern to Host LSAMP’s Bridge to the Doctorate Program under $1M NSF Grant

Provost and MIE Professor James Bean (PI) and co-PI Professors Barbara Guthrie (Bouvé), Carla Mattos (COS), Hameed Metghalchi (MIE), and Benjamin Hescott (CCIS), along with collaborators Richard Harris, COE Assistant Dean and Director of the Northeastern University Program in Multicultural Engineering, and Sara Wadia-Fascetti, Vice Provost of the PhD Network and CEE Professor, were awarded a $1M NSF grant for the “Strategic Advancement of Rising Scholars (STARS) Nominated by the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NE-LSAMP).”

Faculty

Sep 13, 2017

LSAMP Scholars Participate in International Research in China

As part of a $3.5M NSF grant led by Assistant Dean Richard Harris and MIE Professor Hameed Metghalchi, in collaboration with five other universities, a group of LSAMP Scholars participated for the first time in international research at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

Graduate

Aug 17, 2017

Energy Systems Students are ‘Go Green in the City’ Finalists

Energy Systems master’s students, Keyur Jigyasu and Emilda Totozani, were selected as one of only twelve finalist teams globally in the Go Green in the City competition by Schneider Electric focusing on the innovative energy solutions for smart cities.

May 07, 2014

Outstanding Thermodynamics

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor Hameed Metghalchi was selected to receive the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Edward F. Obert award for outstanding paper on thermodynamics.  Professor Metghalchi's research interests include fundamentals of combustion and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. At Northeastern, he currently leads two courses, Thermodynamics and General Thermodynamics. Professor Metghalchi is also affiliated with the Americal Society […]

Feb 10, 2012

Metghalchi Receives ASME Dedicated Service Award

MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi is the recipient of an ASME 2011 Dedicated Service Award for his years of loyal service to ASME.

Dec 19, 2011

Metghalchi Takes the Lead

MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi will become the Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology on January 1, 2012.

Nov 14, 2011

MIE Receives Best Paper

MIE Professor and Chair Hameed Metghalchi, Assistant Professor Reza Sheikhi, and PhD student Mehdi Safari received the 2010 ASME Systems Analysis Best Paper Award for their "Analysis of local entropy generation via large eddy simulation of turbulent flows".

May 04, 2011

Metghalchi Awarded Medal

MIE Professor & Chair Hameed Metghalchi is the recipient of the ASME James H. Potter Gold Medal that recognizes eminent achievement or distinguished service in the field of thermodynamics.

Nov 11, 2008

Metghalchi named to Executive Committee

Hameed Metghalchi has been selected as a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Executive Committee.  ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in […]

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