Dr. Mohammad Jafar Kermani
Dr. Mohammad Jafar Kermani
Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran
Title: Enhancement of PEM fuel cell performance by flow channel indentation
definition of over-rib-convection (ORC) between flow channels in fuel cell,
importance of ORC and relations to fuel cells performance enhancements,
review of literature on the topic of indentation of flow channels in fuel cells,
sample of computed cases for indented bipolar plates flow channels of fuel cells of Zentrum fuer Sonnenenergie-und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW), Ulm, Germany, 
experimental supports/observations,
mathematical definition of a multi-variable optimizing problem for the dent geometries,
optimizations of the dent geometries,
recommendations for industry, 
Mohammad Jafar Kermani is Associate Professor in Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) and Adjust Research Fellow for Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, Zentrum fuer Sonnenenergie-und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW) Ulm, Germany. He completed his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal-Fluid) from Shiraz University, Iran (2nd Rank), his M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Manchester University, UK (1st Rank), and his PhD. from Carleton University, Canada. Then he pursued a two-year Post-Doctoral-Fellowship in University of New Brunswick, Canada, with Mechanical Engineering Department and Mathematics & Statistics, where he was working on steam turbines and PEM fuel cells. He has 130+ publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and supervised 45+ graduate students, and one Iranian and one European patent on the subject of fuel cells. He is the recipient of MITACS first prize in 2003, Halifax, Canada. He has also been recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers hosted by Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Ulm, Germany (December 2012 to September 2014).