Setareh Shahsavari


PhD Student, Department  of Mechanical Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology      
email: setareh[at]mit[dot]edu

Advisor: Prof. Gareth McKinley
Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics Research Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Rheology, transport phenomena in porous media, micro/nanofluidics, numerical modeling

Journal Papers:


S. Shahsavari, G.H. McKinley, Mobility and pore-scale fluid dynamics of rate-dependent yield-stress fluids through fibrous porous media, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 235(2016)


The most read paper of MechE in August 2016 according to researchgate.net


S. Shahsavari, G.H. McKinley, Mobility of power-law and Carreau fluids through fibrous media, Physical Review E, 92, 063012 (2015)


Yost, A.L., Shahsavari, S., Bradwell, G.M., Polak, R., Fachin, F., Cohen, R.E., McKinley, G.H., Toner, M., Rubner, M.F., Wardle, B.L., Layer-by-Layer Functionalized Nanotube Arrays: A versatile Microfluidic Platform for Biodetection, Microsystems & Nanoengineering, 1, 15037 (2015)

Highlighted in MIT news: http://news.mit.edu/2015/carbon-nanotubes-detect-rare-proteins-viruses-1221



S. Shahsavari, B.L. Wardle, G.H. McKinley, Interception efficiency in two-dimensional flow past confined porous cylinders, Journal of Chemical Engineering Science, 116, 752-762 (2014)

S. Shahsavari, A. Desouza, M. Bahrami, E. Kjeang, Thermal Analysis of Air-Cooled PEM Fuel Cells, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 18261-18271 (2012).

S. Shahsavari, A. Tamayol, E. Kjeang, and M. Bahrami, Convective heat transfer in microchannels of non-circular cross-sections: An analytical approach, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 104, 091701-10 (2012).



Selected Conference Papers:

S. Shahsavari, M. Caggioni, W.H. Hartt, G.H. McKinley, Characterization of gelling suspensions by differential dynamic microscopy, The Society of Rheology 88th Annual Meeting, 2017 Tampa

S. Shahsavari, G.H. McKinley, Transverse mobility of yield stress fluids in fibrous media, American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2015 Boston

S. Shahsavari, G.H. McKinley, Interception efficiency in flow of power-law fluids past confined porous bodies, American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2014 San Francisco

S. Shahsavari, M. Bahrami, E. Kjeang, Computational Analysis of Heat Transfer in Air-
cooled Fuel Cells, 9th International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference 2011, Washington DC

S. Shahsavari, M. Bahrami, Analytical Velocity and Temperature Distributions for Flow
in Microchannels of Various Cross-sections, 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 2010, Montreal, Canada

S. Shahsavari, M.B. Shafii, M.H. Saidi, Numerical Analysis of a Thermopneumatic Micropump, 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 2010, Montreal, Canada



Please contact me for CV