Hamid Hefazi / 하미드 히파지
Office: Academic Building B619-1
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1985
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, 1979
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tehran University, Iran, 1976
- SUNY Korea, MEC Dept. Chair, 2019-present
- Florida Institute of Technology, Professor and MAE Dept. Head, 2013 – 2019
- Cal. State Univ., Long Beach, Professor and MAE Department Head, 2003 – 2012
- Cal. State Univ., Long Beach, Professor and AE Department Head, 1990 – 2003
- Cal. State Univ., Long Beach, Associate Professor AE Department, 1988 – 1990
- Cal. State Univ., Long Beach, Assistant Professor AE Department, 1985 – 1988
- Director, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Research Laboratory, 2000 – 2013
- Director, Center for Advance Technology Support for Aerospace Industry (Boeing Technology Center), 2000 – 2013
- Director, Composite Research Laboratory, 2000 – 2013
- Director, Certificate Program in Aerospace Manufacturing, 1999 – 2007
- Co-Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Research and Services (CEERS), 2004- 2013
Program Development& Assessment:
- Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) degree, 1991.
- Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (BSAE), 1995.
- Certificate Program in Aerospace Manufacturing, in collaboration with the Boeing, 1999.
- On-line training programs for Safety Certification courses, 2014 at Florida Tech.
- ABET accreditation of a new BSAE program, 2000
- ABET accreditation of BSME, BSAE and BSET programs, 2006.
- ABET accreditation of BSME, BSAE and BSET programs. 2012
- ABET accreditation of BSME and BSAE programs. Nov 2014 (at Florida Tech)
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Ship Design
- Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization (MDO) Methods
Major Research Achievements:
Dr. Hefazi has made many contributions in a broad range of research in fluid mechanics, including geophysical fluid mechanics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), with emphasis on the computation of transonic flows over complex geometries. His more recent research works have been on the application of CFD in turbomachinery, aerodynamic design optimization, aeroacoustics, hydrodynamics, ship design and advanced multidisciplinary design and optimization (MDO) methods. Dr. Hefazi has been the principal investigator for more than one-hundred externally funded research projects totaling over $10.6 million, including projects sponsored by the US Office of Naval Research, NASA, US National Science Foundation, and the Boeing Company among others. A multiyear ONR sponsored research led to the development of a unique high-speed ship (Technology Demonstrator) for US navy, built and operated by Navatek Ltd. The composite research lab directed by Dr. Hefazi, in collaboration with the Boeing company, developed the first comprehensive data for carbon composites under variable environmental conditions as part of NASA’s High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) program. Dr. Hefazi has extensively worked as a consultant for wind-energy companies and the Prada 2000 and 2003 America's Cup Challenges in the areas of keel hull and sail performance for race boats. His work on wind turbine design has led to a US patent for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. He has written five book chapters and is currently co-editing the Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Inventors and an Associate Fellow of AIAA
Representative Research Grants.
Total research funding awarded: $10.6 M. Some selective grants are:
- PI, "Ice Accretion in a Radial Inflow Expansion Turbine, Phase I and II”, Allied Signal, AiResearch Los Angeles Division, 1991.
- PI, "Aerodynamic Design Optimization of a Supersonic Impulse Turbine Blade." National Science Foundation, Co-sponsored by Allied Signal Aerospace, 1994.
- PI, “CFD Design Tool Development and Validation”, US Maritime Administration. 2001
- PI, “US Department of Defense(DoD) Mentor Protégé Program - KW Microwaves, Northrop Grumman Space Technology”, 2003 & 2004
- PI, “Automated Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Method for Multihull Vessels”, Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies / Office of the Naval Research (ONR), 2005
- PI, “CFD Evaluation of a Large Multihull Vessel”, Joint with Computer Science Corporation (CSC) advanced Marine Division, Washington DC, Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies / Office of the Naval Research (ONR), 2008
- PI, “Ship Structure Optimization of Multihulls in the Framework of “IMPROVE” – Application to Trimaran., Joint with ANAST – Naval Architecture, University of Liege, Belgium, Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies / Office of the Naval Research (ONR), 2011 – 2012.
- PI, “Computational Assessment of the Seatrain Concept”, Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies / Office of the Naval Research (ONR), 2011
- PI, “Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) of Regolith During Lunar or Martian Landing”, Florida Space Grant, 2014
- Co-PI, “Reducing Diesel Emissions of Ocean Going Vessels”, Port of Los Angeles”, 2011 –January 2013, in collaboration with Rolls-Royce Naval Marine and CMA-CGM Shipping Lines Marseille, France
- PI, “Experimental Investigation of Polyimide Wire Repair System in Microgravity”, Florida Space Grant, 2018
Representative Major Publications (out of 105 publications)
- Hefazi, H., Cheng, H.K., and Brown, S., "Topographically Generated Cyclonic Disturbance and Lee Waves in a Stratified Rotating Fluid." Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 141, 1985, p. 431, 453.
- Hefazi, H., Cheng, H.K., and Brown, S., "The Evolution of Cyclonic Disturbance and Lee Waves over Topography in a Rapidly Rotating, Stratified Flow.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 1988, Volume 195, 1988, p. 642, 667.
- Cebeci, T., Hefazi, H., Roknaldin, F., and Carr, L.W., "Prediction of Stall and Post-Stall Behavior of Airfoils at Low Mach Numbers." AIAA Journal, Vol. 33, No. 5, 1995.
- Hefazi, H. Kaups, K. and Murry, R., "Ice Accretion on a Radial Inflow Turbine Blade." Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 118, July 1996.
- Besnard, E., Schmitz, A., Hefazi, H., and Shinde, R., “Constructive Neural Networks and Their Application to Ship Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization.” Journal of Ship Research, Volume 51, Number 4, December 2007, pp 297-312(16)
- Hefazi, H., Schmitz, A (CSULB) Mizine, I., and Klomparens, (Computer Science Corporation (CSC) advanced Marine) “Multidisciplinary Synthesis Optimization Process in Multihull ship design”, Journal of Naval Engineering, Vol. 122, No 3 , December 2010.
- Du, L, Oliviera Pinto, G, Hefazi, H. and Sahoo, P “Trimaran Structural Optimization Based on Classification Rules”, SNAME Journal of Ship Production and Design, January 2018, DOI 10.5957/JSPD.170033
- Du, L., Hefazi, H. and Sahoo, P. “Rapid Resistance Estimation Method of Non-Wigley Trimarans”, Journal of Ships and Offshore Structures, February 2019, DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2019.1588499
- Du, L., Hefazi, H. and Sahoo, P “Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Life Cycle Benefit of Trimarans Using Monte Carlo Method” Naval Engineers Journal, Volume 131, Number 3, 1 September 2019, pp. 79-90(12)
- US DoD mentor protégé program award, 2003 & 2004
- Consultant on CFD analysis of vertical wind turbine bales, Mariah Power Inc., Ellsworth, Kansas, 2006.
- Consultant on design and analysis of a small water driven turbine, Competitive Access Systems Inc., Loveland, Colorado, 2007.
- Short Course on Turbomachinery Icing Technology, Honeywell Aerospace Systems, Torrance, California, 2008.
- Short Course on Impulse Turbine Design and Applications, Honeywell Aerospace Systems, Torrance, California, 2008.
- Consultant on Neural Networks Based RSM methods, The Band Lavis Division of CDI Marine, Glen Burnie, Maryland, 2010.
- Hefazi, H., “Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Optimized Blade Profile,” U.S. Patent #7393177. Licensed for production by Via Verde Inc., New York.
- NASA Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP). A microgravity experiment, flew on a sounding rocket by NASA Wallops Island, March 27, 2018
- Grote, K. and Hefazi, H. Co-editors, International Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, Publisher Springer-Verlag (2020 in print)