Mohammad-Reza Alam
 

Assistant Professor at University of California, Berkeley
 

 

 

 

 

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Room 5-326B, MIT
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139


E-mail: alam@mit.edu
Phone: 617-459-
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Fax:    617-258-9389
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

This is my old webpage
I have moved to UC Berkeley

 


Education & Academic Experiences
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2011-Present
Lecturer, MIT, 2009-2011
Postdoctoral Associate, MIT, 2008-2009
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, MIT,2008
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, MIT,2005
MSc in Applied Mechanics, Sharif University of Technology, 2003
BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2001



Research Interest
Theoretical Fluid Dynamics
Renewable Energy (Ocean Energy, Off-shore R.E.)
Ocean and coastal waves phenomena
Dynamical systems, Nonlinear dynamics
Flow Control

Recent Publications

- Alam, M.R., "Dromions of flexural-gravity waves", J. Fluid Mechanics, (2012- In Press) .

- Alam, M.R., "Nonlinear analysis of an actuated seafloor-mounted carpet for a high-performance wave energy extraction" , Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, 468, 3153-3171, (2012)  [Abstract] , [PDF].

- Alam, M.R
., "Broadband Cloaking in Stratified Seas", Physical Review Letters, 108, 084502 (2012). [PDF]
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- Alam, M.R., " A new triad resonance between co-propagating surface and interfacial waves", J. Fluid Mechanics, Volume 691, (2012), pages 267-278. [PDF]

- Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue, D.K.P., " Attenuation of short surface waves by the sea floor via nonlinear sub-harmonic interaction", J. Fluid Mechanics, Volume 689, (2011), pages 529-540. [PDF]

- Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue, D.K.P., "
Resonant wave signature of an oscillating and translating disturbance in a two-layer density stratified fluid", J. Fluid Mechanics, Volume 675 (2011), pages 477-494. [PDF]

- Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue, D.K.P., "Oblique sub- and super-harmonic Bragg resonance of surface waves by bottom ripples.", J. Fluid Mechanics, Volume 643 (2010), pages 437-447.[PDF]

- Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue, D.K.P., "Bragg resonance of waves in a two-layer fluid propagating over bottom ripples. Part I. Perturbation analysis.", J. Fluid Mechanics, Volume 624 (2009), pages 191-224. [PDF]

- Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue, D.K.P., "Bragg resonance of waves in a two-layer fluid propagating over bottom ripples. Part II. Numerical simulation.", J. Fluid Mechanics, Volume 624 (2009), pages 225-253. [PDF]

- Alam, M.-R. and Mei, C.C., "Ships advancing near the critical speed in a shallow channel with a randomly uneven bed", J. Fluid Mechanics, Volume 616 (2008), pages 397-417. [PDF]

- Alam, M.-R. and Mei, C.C., "Attenuation of long interfacial waves over a randomly rough seabed", J. Fluid Mechanics,  Volume 587 (2007), pages 73-96. [PDF]

- Alam, M.R., Liu, Y. and Yue, D.K.P., "Waves due to an oscillating and translating disturbance in a two-layer density stratified fluid", J. Engineering Mathematics, Volume 65 (2009), Issue 2 Pages 179–201. [PDF]

- Alam, M.-R., Liu, W and Haller, G. "Closed Loop Separation Control: An Analytic Approach",  Physics of Fluids, 18 (4): Art. No. 043601 APR 2006. [PDF]

- Alam, M.R., ``Wave Energy", IRIS Magazine, Technology Avenue, Issue 1, Summer 2008, Pages 12-13. [PDF]


Books:

- Alam
, M.-R.  ``Dynamical Systems Simulation with ADAMS", ISBN:964-93340-2-5,
210 Pages, Young Scholars Club Publisher, 2001.(in Persian)

- Alam, M.-R., “Nonlinear interaction of waves in a two-layer density stratified fluid: Selected
problems in nonlinear wave-wave and wave-bottom interactions in a two-layer fluid”, (Paperback), ISBN: 978-3838309651, 256 Pages, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing,
2009. (Amazon.com link)
 


Teaching
- Instructor, "A first course on Renewable Energy'',
      Mech. E., MIT, IAP 2009.
      Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-12:30, Room 1-390.
      TA: Alec Marshall
      
http://web.mit.edu/renewable-iap09/www/

- Guest Lecturer on Ocean Renewable Energy for ``PowerPlant Technology'',
      Mech. E., Northeastern University, Fall 2008.

- Guest Lecturer ``Marine Hydrodynamics",
      Mech. E., MIT Fall 2008.

- Teaching Assistant for ``Marine Hydrodynamics", Mech. E., MIT Fall 2005


Editorials

Reviews for:
 - Journal of Fluid Mechanics
 - Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
 - Mechatronics - Elsevier
 - Scientia Iranica
 - OMAE

Memberships

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
APS (American Physical Society)
SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathemetics)
AGU (American Geophysical Union)
Sigma-Xi, The Scientific Research Society.