Research Projects

Mohammadreza Kadivar

Current PhD Student

Additive Manufacture of Enhanced Heat Transfer Surfaces (ADMEHTS)

Mohammadreza Kadivar started his PhD at IT Sligo in April 2019. He is conducting research on the utilisation additive (or 3D printing) technology to design enhanced heat transfer devices.  He is also a member of I-Form advanced manufacturing research centre working on an industrial based project with the collaboration of AbbVie Sligo. He received his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shiraz University, Iran. After graduation, he has gained more than five years industrial experience in MAPNA Turbine Engineering and Manufacturing Company. Since 2015 he has been participated in several research collaborations with different research institutes worldwide, including Institute for Precision Machining KSF (Germany), Clean Energy Research Group in Pretoria University (South Africa), and Clean Energy Processes Laboratory in Imperial College London, (UK). In that target, he has conducted research and published journal papers employing experimental and computational methods to perform research that targets enhanced heat transfer and improved energy efficiency.

Heat transfer devices play a significant role in high-tech industries and technologies such as manufacturing, electronic cooling, energy storage, aerospace, etc. Heat transfer, especially two-phase, can face performance limitations imposed by physical processes, which occur at the fluid/surface interface. Additive Manufacturing has shown promise in the fabrication of featured surfaces such as artificial roughness and complex 3D structures that can enhance heat transfer. It also facilitates the production of the entire heat transfer device, eliminating several production steps and resulting in simpler device manufacture, easy customisation, yet retaining high thermal performance.

Mohammadreza Kadivar is currently researching to address the issue in the way of passive heat transfer enhancement by applying the superior flexibility of additive manufacturing. He is applying experimental and computation approaches incorporated with optimisation methods to design, optimise, and fabricate the next generation of high-performance cooling systems fabricated by additive manufacturing. His research can contribute to several sectors including conformal cooling channels of injection moulds and electronic cooling.




Simulation results of heat transfer in a mini-channel with rough surfaces


Profile links:


  • I-Form advance manufacturing research centre, Ireland
  • AbbVie, Sligo, Ireland