Fatemeh Salehi


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Dr Fatemeh Salehi is a Chief Investigator at Blue Economy Cooperative Research Center (CRC) and the Co-Deputy for Macquarie Sustainable Energy Centre. She received her PhD from the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering in the University of New South Wales in 2015. She then worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sydney before joining Macquarie University in 2018. She is an expert in the field of computational modelling of multi-phase flows with emphasis on particle and droplet flows. "Multi-phase flows are common in a wide range of engineering applications from drug inhalers to fuel injectors in diesel engines and gas turbines. Despite this, significant gaps remain in our ability to predict such flows. The recent advance in high performance computational (HPC) capacities significantly increase the potential of the computational approaches to resolve the complex physics of such flows. Her research aims to develop predictive computational tools that form the basis for improving efficiency and creating new technologies which are better for our environment.”

Her research also involves developing novel combustion models. “Fossil fuels have the highest share in the worldwide used energy however combustion results in emissions of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates which are harmful to human health and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) which are associated with anthropogenic climate change. This research focuses on using mathematical/computational modelling to advance clean efficient energy technologies.” Dr Salehi has extensive experience in these fields and has worked with leading research laboratories in the USA, Germany, Italy, South Korea, China and Australia.

Research interests

- Particle dynamic in turbulent flows

- Renewable clean energy technologies

- H2 technology and safety

- Turbulent combustion modelling

- Formation and characterisation of nanoparticles

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sydney


Sessional Academic, The University of New South Wales



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