Senior Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering

Personal statement

I joined The Dyson Institute as Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, before which, I was Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Manchester, and Senior Teaching Fellow at WMG, the University of Warwick.

Throughout my engineering life, I have gained a solid background in the area of thermofluids and materials sciences combined with usage of computational tools, to design, optimise and increase the efficiency of manufacturing processes and engineering parts. Doing my PhD in the field of fluid dynamics made me more interested in this subject, and ever since, I have chosen to stay in that route for my academic career, both in teaching and research.

My teaching experience includes delivering core thermofluids subjects such as heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics as well as computational approaches in thermofluids such as modelling and simulations, numerical methods in heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and computer aided modelling and design. I have taught high quality and research-led teaching for students with different educational and cultural backgrounds; full-time and part-time; and with different cohort sizes (from 10 to 300 students). I have successfully supervised seven PhD students, 12 MSc projects, and 16 BEng students, in the subject of complex flow with engineering applications.

As an engineer who teaches, I am always a true believer in the concept of “teach-by-example”, where I try to bring a practical context in the subject (mostly aligned with my research projects) to grab the attention of students and to link theory to the real-life applications. This also serves in clarifying certain questions which would otherwise remain unanswered. I also like to bring activities in lessons that challenge students to develop, to think and apply ideas, and to make them active participants in the learning process.


Why you chose to come to The Dyson Institute?

Working closely with Dyson engineers is a fantastic opportunity to bring the element of real-life examples into teaching curriculum and, whilst delivering fundamental theories, to show where and how we apply that knowledge. This also allows our students to apply their learning when they are in their workplace rotations which was one of the areas that got me excited to join the Dyson Institute.

Joining The Dyson Institute as the first generation of academics, I found it very interesting to be involved in setting up the modules/programme to educate future engineers. Since I arrived, The Dyson Institute has also given me the chance to be part of different committees around the policies and procedures that support developing our academic programmes, which I believe is an opportunity young academics will rarely get in other higher education institutes.


Academic qualifications & professional memberships

PhD, MSc, BSc, CEng, MIMechE


Research & academic papers

It has been my ever increasing curiosity to tackle engineering problems that are highly cross-disciplinary and characterised by multiphysics modelling involving areas like CFD, computational heat & mass transfer, and computational materials science with applications in multifunctional materials, polymer processing, batteries, additive manufacturing, and microfluidics.

Book chapters

  • M. Sandberg, O. Yuksel, R.B. Comminal, M. Sonne, M. Jabbari, M. Larsen, F.S. Rasmussen, I. Baran, J. Spangenberg, J.H. Hattel, “Numerical Modelling of the Mechanics of Pultrusion, Mechanics of Materials in Modern Manufacturing Methods and Processing Techniques”, V. V. Silberschmidt (Ed.), Elsevier (2020).
  • M. Jabbari, J. Hattel, “Modelling of Fluid Flow in Tape Casting of Thin Ceramics: Analytical Approaches and Numerical Investigations”, Developments in Strategic Ceramic Materials, Volume 36 (2015), Ed. W.M. Kriven, J. Wang, D. Zhu, T. Fischer, John Wiley & Sons.

Selected Peer-reviewed Journals

  • F. Shahbazi, M. Jabbari, M.N. Esfahani, A. Keshmiri, “A Computational Simulation Platform for Designing Real-Time Monitoring Systems with Application to COVID-19”, Biosensors & Bioelectronics 171 (2021) 112716.
  • M. Jabbari, R. Wang, Z. Liang, M.N. Esfahani, E. Hosseinzadeh, “Numerical Modelling of Nanocomposite Conductive Plate for Battery Thermal Management Using a Novel Multi-domain Approach”, Applied Thermal Engineering 182 (2021) 116067.
  • M.N. Esfahani, M. Jabbari, “Impact of the surface stress on the size-dependent elastic behaviour of silicon nanowires”, Journal of Applied Physics 127 (2020) 195106.
  • R. Asiaban, H. Khajehsaeid, E. Ghobadi, M. Jabbari, “New Magneto-Rheological Fluids with Improved Stability: Experimental Study and Constitutive Modelling”, Polymer Testing 87 (2020) 1065512.
  • M. Jabbari, M.N. Esfahani, “The Role of Rheological Parameters on Drying Behaviour of a Tape Cast Ceramic Layer”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design 152 (2019) 269—277.
  • M. Jabbari, J. McDonough, E. Mitsoulis, J.H. Hattel, “Application of a projection method for simulating flow of a shear-thinning fluid”, Fluids 4 (2019) 124.
  • M. Jabbari, I. Baran, S. Mohanty, R. Comminal, M.R. Sonne, M.W. Nielsen, J. Spangenberg, J.H. Hattel, “Multiphysics Modelling of Manufacturing Processes: A Review”, Advances in Mechanical Engineering 10 (2018) 1—31.
  • Z. Staliulionis, S. Mohanty, M. Jabbari, J.H. Hattel, “Mathematical Modelling of Moisture Transport into an Electronic Enclosure Under Non-isothermal Conditions”, Microelectronics Reliability, 79 (2017) 526—532.
  • P.S. Nasirabadi, M. Jabbari, J. Hattel, “CFD Simulation and Statistical Analysis of Moisture Transfer into an Electronic Enclosure”, Applied Mathematical Modelling 44 (2017) 246—260.
  • M. Jabbari, P.S. Nasirabadi, V.A. Jambhekar, J. Hattel, R. Helmig, “Drying of a Tape-Cast Layer: Numerical Investigation of Influencing Parameters”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 108 (2017) 2229—2238.
  • M. Jabbari, V.A. Jambhekar, J. Hattel, R. Helmig, “Drying of a tape-cast layer: Numerical modelling of the evaporation process in a graded/layered material”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 103 (2016) 1144—1154.