• Associate Professor
Reza Sadr

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, 2002
  • Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Canada, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Thermo Fluids), Iran University of Science, 1992

Research Interests

  • Research interests include experimental techniques in thermo/fluid science with focus on nano/micro-fluids, turbulent multiphase flows, and optical diagnostic techniques development.

    Micro and nanoscale fluid mechanics and heat transfer

    Brownian Dynamics and particle-fluid interaction

    Atmospheric turbulence studies

    Sprays and Particle-laden flows

    Electro-Osmotic Fluid mechanics at micro and nanoscale and related surface chemistry

    Experimental measurement techniques for fluid mechanics and heat transfer, Particle-Image Velocimetry (PIV), and Molecular Tagging Velocimetry (MTV)?, Phase Doppler Particle Analyser (PDPA) 

Selected Publications

  • A Singha and R Sadr, “An in-situ calibration technique of a four-wire hot-wire anemometer suitable for atmospheric measurement in conjunction with sonic anemometer”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Sciences, 44, 82-89, 2013.
  • K Anoop, and R Sadr, “nPIV Velocity Measurement of Nanofluids in the Near-Wall Region of a Microchannel”, Nanoscale Research Letters, 7:284, 2012.
  • R Sadr, K Anoop, and R Khader, “Effects of surface forces and non-uniform out-of-plane illumination on the accuracy of nPIV velocimetry”, Measurement Science and Technology, 23, 055303, 2012.
  • A Singha and R Sadr, “Characteristics of surface layer turbulence in coastal area of Qatar”, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 12, 515-531, 2012.
  • M Mittal , R Sadr , H J Schock, A Fedewa, A Naqwi, “In-Cylinder Engine Flow Measurement using Stereoscopic Molecular Tagging Velocimetry (SMTV),” Experiments in Fluids, 46(2), 277-284, 2009.
  • "In-Cylinder Engine Flow Measurement using Stereoscopic Molecular Tagging Velocimetry (SMTV),"M. Mittal , R. Sadr , H. J. Schock, A. Fedewa, A. Naqwi, Experiments in Fluids, Under review, 2008.
  • "Diffusion-Induced Bias in Near-Wall Velocimetry," Reza Sadr, Christel Hohenegger, Haifeng Li, Peter J. Mucha and, Minami Yoda, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 577, 443-456, 2007.
  • "On the accuracy of nPIV Velocity Measurements in Poiseuille Flow: Effect of non uniform out-of-plane illumination," R. Sadr, 60th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.
  • "Velocity Measurements Inside the Diffuse Electric Double Layer in Electroosmotic Flow," R. Sadr, M. Yoda, P Gnanaprakasam, and A T Conlisk, Applied Physics Letters, 89, 44103, 2006.
  • "Flow Field Characteristics in the Near Field of Particle-Laden Coaxial Jets," R Sadr and J C Klewicki, Experiments in Fluids 39(5), 885-894, 2005.
  • "Impact of Hindered Brownian Diffusion on the Accuracy of Particle-Image Velocimetry Using Evanescent-Wave Illumination," R Sadr, H Li and M Yoda, Experiments in Fluids 38(1), 90-98, 2005.
  • "An Experimental Study of Electroosmotic Flow in Rectangular Microchannels", R. Sadr, M. Yoda, Z. Zheng, and A. T. Conlisk, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 506, 357-367, 2004.
  • "Spline-based Techniques for Estimating Flow Velocities Using Two Camera MTV", R. Sadr and J. C. Klewicki”, Experiments in Fluids, vol. 35/3, 257-261, 2003.
  • "An Experimental Investigation of the Near Field Flow Development in Coaxial Jets", R. Sadr and J. C. Klewicki, Physics of fluids, 15(5), 1233-1246, 2003.