Saleh Nabi

Saleh Nabi
  • Phone: 617-621-7589
  • Email: nabi[at]merl[dot]com
  • Biography

    Saleh's research interests are analytical, numerical and similitude experimental modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer in complex systems. In particular, his ambition is to derive physically reduced order models for turbulent buoyancy-driven flows in confined regions to reduce the simulation run time by several orders of magnitude.  Prior to joining MERL, Saleh worked on the influence of nanoparticles and the induced micro-convection on heat transfer properties of the base fluid. His doctoral research mainly focused on environmental and architectural fluid mechanics applied to airflow modeling within the built environment with applications of novel and advanced HVAC systems.

  • Internships with Saleh

    • ME1059: Atmospheric fluid dynamics modeling and estimation

      The Mechatronics Group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified individual to join our internship program in the summer of 2017. The ideal candidate will be a senior Ph.D. student specializing in fluid dynamics, with experience in atmospheric science, turbulence modeling, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Research experience in model reduction and data-driven methods is very desirable. Familiarity with computational programming languages like MATLAB, Fortran or C++ is expected. Publication of results obtained during the internship is expected. The starting date is flexible between April-June 2017, and the internship will last 3-4 months.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Farahmand, A.-M., Nabi, S., Grover, P., Nikovski, D.N., "Learning to Control Partial Differential Equations: Regularized Fitted Q-Iteration Approach", IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2016.
    •  Laughman, C.R.; Nabi, S.; Grover, P., "A Numerical Study of Refrigerant Dispersion in Single and Multiple Connected Spaces", ASHRAE Winter Conference, January 2016.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2016-018
      • @inproceedings{Laughman2016jan,
      • author = {Laughman, C.R. and Nabi, S. and Grover, P.},
      • title = {A Numerical Study of Refrigerant Dispersion in Single and Multiple Connected Spaces},
      • booktitle = {ASHRAE Winter Conference},
      • year = 2016,
      • month = jan,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2016-018}
      • }
    •  Laughman, C.R.; Grover, P.; Nabi, S., "A Study of Refrigerant Dispersion in Occupied Spaces Under Parametric Variation", ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 2015, vol. 121.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2015-081
      • @inproceedings{Laughman2015jun2,
      • author = {Laughman, C.R. and Grover, P. and Nabi, S.},
      • title = {A Study of Refrigerant Dispersion in Occupied Spaces Under Parametric Variation},
      • booktitle = {ASHRAE Annual Conference},
      • year = 2015,
      • volume = 121,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2015-081}
      • }
  • Other Publications

    •  Nabi, S.; Flynn, MR., "Buoyancy-driven exchange flow between two adjacent building zones connected with top and bottom vents", Building and Environment , Vol. 92, pp. 278-291, 2015.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{N1,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {Buoyancy-driven exchange flow between two adjacent building zones connected with top and bottom vents},
      • journal = {Building and Environment},
      • year = 2015,
      • volume = 92,
      • pages = {278--291}
      • }
    •  Nabi, S.; Flynn, MR., "Mixing and displacement buoyancy-driven exchange flow between adjacent zones", 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2015, vol. 60.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N2,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {Mixing and displacement buoyancy-driven exchange flow between adjacent zones},
      • booktitle = {68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics},
      • year = 2015,
      • volume = 60,
      • number = 21,
      • address = {Boston, MA},
      • month = nov
      • }
    •  Nabi, S.; Flynn, MR., "Influence of geometric parameters on the eventual buoyancy stratification that develops due to architectural exchange flow", Building and Environment , Vol. 71, pp. 33-46, 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{N3,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {Influence of geometric parameters on the eventual buoyancy stratification that develops due to architectural exchange flow},
      • journal = {Building and Environment},
      • year = 2014,
      • volume = 71,
      • pages = {33--46}
      • }
    •  Nabi, S.; Flynn, MR., "The Hydraulics of exchange flow between adjacent confined building zones", Building and Environment , Vol. 59, pp. 76-90, 2013.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{N3,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {The Hydraulics of exchange flow between adjacent confined building zones},
      • journal = {Building and Environment},
      • year = 2013,
      • volume = 59,
      • pages = {76--90}
      • }
    •  Nabi, S.; Flynn, MR., "Architectural exchange flows and their influence on interior temperature stratification and building ventilation", Clima 2013 and 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on IAQVEC, June 2013.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N4,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {Architectural exchange flows and their influence on interior temperature stratification and building ventilation},
      • booktitle = {Clima 2013 and 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on IAQVEC},
      • year = 2013,
      • address = {Prague, Czech Republic},
      • month = jun
      • }
    •  Nabi, S.; Shirani, E., "Simultaneous effects of Brownian motion and clustering of nanoparticles on thermal conductivity of Nanofluids", IJST, Transactions of Mechanical Engineering , Vol. 36, No. M1, pp. 53-68, 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{N5,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Shirani, E.},
      • title = {Simultaneous effects of Brownian motion and clustering of nanoparticles on thermal conductivity of Nanofluids},
      • journal = {IJST, Transactions of Mechanical Engineering},
      • year = 2012,
      • volume = 36,
      • number = {M1},
      • pages = {53--68}
      • }
    •  Nabi, S.; Flynn, MR., "The hydraulics of exchange flow between adjacent confined zones", 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N6,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {The hydraulics of exchange flow between adjacent confined zones},
      • booktitle = {65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics},
      • year = 2012,
      • address = {San Diego, CA},
      • month = nov
      • }
    •  Nabi, S.; Flynn, MR., "The Fluid Mechanics of exchange flow between two adjacent confined basins", Institute for Geophysical Research seminar, October 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N7,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {The Fluid Mechanics of exchange flow between two adjacent confined basins},
      • booktitle = {Institute for Geophysical Research seminar},
      • year = 2012,
      • address = {Edmonton, Alberta},
      • month = oct
      • }
    •  Nabi, S.; Flynn, MR., "Architectural fluid mechanics and its applications on natural ventilation", 1st Smart Net-Zero Energy Building Research Network (SNEBRN) Annual General Meeting & workshops , May 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N8,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {Architectural fluid mechanics and its applications on natural ventilation},
      • booktitle = {1st Smart Net-Zero Energy Building Research Network (SNEBRN) Annual General Meeting & workshops},
      • year = 2012,
      • address = {Halifax, Nova Scotia},
      • month = may
      • }
    •  Nabi, S.; Shirani, E., "A novel model for heat conductivity of nanofluids", Proceedings of the 12th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, August 2008.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N9,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Shirani, E.},
      • title = {A novel model for heat conductivity of nanofluids},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics},
      • year = 2008,
      • address = {Daejeon, Korea},
      • month = aug
      • }
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