Mohammad Rahimi

Researcher III-Computational Science


Dr. Mohammad Rahimi joined NREL in 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher and is now a scientist in the Computational Science Center. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics modeling of reacting flows, multiphase flows, and complex geometries with moving boundaries. He also has extensive experience with chemical kinetic modeling including sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis, mechanism reduction, and reaction pathway analysis. His current projects include high-performance computing using open-source and commercial computational fluid dynamics packages.

Research Interests

Chemical kinetics (experiment and modeling)

High-performance computing

Computational fluid dynamics (combustion, multiphase)

Supersonic reacting flow simulation

Euler-Lagrangian modeling of gas-liquid bioreactor using LBM


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran

Featured Work

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Advanced Fuel Ignition Delay Analyzer (AFIDA) Constant-Volume Combustion Chamber as a Research Platform for Fuel Chemical Kinetic Mechanism Validation, Fuel (2020)

Towards Quantitative Prediction of Ignition-Delay-Time Sensitivity on Fuel-to-Air Equivalence RatioCombustion and Flame (2020)

Elucidating the Chemical Pathways Responsible for the Sooting Tendency of 1 and 2-Phenylethanol, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2020)

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