Majid Molki, PhD

Distinguished Research Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1805

Voice: (618) 650-2372
Fax: (618) 650-2555
Email: mmolki@siue.edu


Education
Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota (1982)
M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1979)
B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (1975)
 
Research
Electrohydrodynamics (EHD)
Heat transfer enhancement
CFD modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer
Watch CFD animations: overflowing tank; water jet-dripping; water dripping; deforming membrane.
 
Teaching
Heat Transfer
Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Professional Services
Executive Editor, Heat Transfer Engineering (An International Journal)
Regional Editor, Scientia Iranica
Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Member of American Physical Society (APS)
Member of Pi Tau Sigma
Pi Tau Sigma Faculty Adviser, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
 
Publications
For detailed list of my publications, please see Google Scholar. Recent publications are listed below:

Recent Archival Journals
Molki M., and Fasig, D., 2009, "Thermal Response of Supersonic Airflow to a Fin Protrusion Situated on a Curved Surface," ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 131, pp. 111704-1 to 111704-5.
Molki, M., and Abbasi, B., 2010, "Effect of temperature on the vorticity field of an evolving water droplet," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer Vol. 53, pp. 18–28.
Molki, M., and Breuer, K., 2010, "Oscillatory Motion of a Prestrained Compliant Membrane Caused by Fluid-Membrane Interaction," Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 339–358.
Baghaei Lakeh, R., and Molki, M., 2010, "Patterns of airflow in circular tubes caused by a corona jet with concentric and eccentric wire electrodes," ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 8, DOI: 10.1115/1.4002008.
Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., 2012, “Targeted heat transfer augmentation in circular tubes using a corona jet,” Journal of Electrostatics Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 31-42.
Molki, M., and Sattari, N., 2013, "Vortex Generation in Low-Speed Flow Over an Oscillating and Deforming Arc Airfoil," ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 135, 011102 (10 pages).
Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., 2013, “Enhancement of convective heat transfer by electrically-induced swirling effect in laminar and fully-developed internal flows,” Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 71, No. 6, pp. 1086-1099.

Recent Conference Papers
Molki, M., and Abbasi, B., 2007, “Experimental and Computational Study of Droplet Growth and Detachment Near the Inception Point,” IMECE2007-41433, 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 11-15, 2007, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Molki, M., and Abbasi, B., 2007, “Thermal Wake of a Single Rising Air Bubble in a Large Body of Stagnant Liquid,” IMECE2007-43406, 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 11-15, 2007, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Baghaei Lakeh, R., and Molki, M., 2009, "Patterns of Secondary Flow Field in a Circular Tube Caused by Corona Wind Using the Method of Characteristics," IMECE2009-12611, Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2009, November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.
Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., 2010, “Targeted Enhanced Heat Transfer in Circular Tubes using a Corona Jet,” 47th Annual Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Science, Ames, IA.
Baghaei Lakeh, R., and Molki, M., 2011, “Heat Transfer Enhancement in Rectangular Channels using a Corona Jet caused by Longitudinal Flat Electrodes,” IMECE2011-62591, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 11-17, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Baghaei Lakeh, R., and Molki, M., 2012, “Heat Transfer Enhancement of Laminar Internal Flows using Electrically-induced Swirling Effect,” IMECE2012-86473, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 9-15, Houston, Texas, USA.

Recent Presentations
Molki, M., and Baghaei Lakeh, R., 2010, "A low-speed corona jet for internal spot cooling of tubes," 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, The American Physical Society, DFD10-2010-000014, Long Beach, California.
Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., 2010, Targeted Enhanced Heat Transfer in Circular Tubes using a Corona Jet, 47th Annual Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Science, Ames, IA.
Molki, M., and Sattari, N., 2011, “Oscillatory Behavior of an Arc Airfoil in Low-Speed Airflow,” 64th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, The American Physical Society, DFD11-2011-000006, Baltimore, Maryland.
Molki, M., and Sattari, N., 2012, “Vorticity Flux of Low-Speed Flow Over a Deforming Arc Airfoil,” 65th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, The American Physical Society, DFD12-2012-00061, San Diego, California.
Molki, M., 2013, “Vortex Generation by a Low-Camber Rotating Arc Wing,” 66 th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, The American Physical Society, DFD13-2013-000304, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Editorials
Molki, M., 2005, “Thermal Management of Computer Hard Drives,” Heat Transfer Engineering (an International Journal), Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 1-2.
Molki, M., 2008, “Fluid-Solid Interaction—a New Trend,” Heat Transfer Engineering (an International Journal), Vol. 29, No. 12, pp. 975-976.
Molki, M., 2010, "Selected Papers on Improving Heat Transfer via Electrohydrodynamic Technique," Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 99–100.

Book Reviews
Review of new books in thermal-fluid sciences for Heat Transfer Engineering:
Molki, M., 2012, book review corner, Heat Transfer Engineering, 33(1), 6364
Molki, M., 2012, book review corner, Heat Transfer Engineering, 33(13), 11381139
Molki, M., 2013, book review corner, Heat Transfer Engineering, 34(5-6), 541-542
Molki, M., 2013, book review corner, Heat Transfer Engineering, 34(11-12), 1008-1009
Molki, M., 2014, book review corner, Heat Transfer Engineering, 35(4), 412-413