Mohammad Mehdi-Rashidi PhD

Mohammad Mehdi-Rashidi

Department of Civil Engineering
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Senior Research Fellow

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr M.M. Rashidi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering (from Bu-Ali University, 2014). He works at the University of Birmingham as a Senior Researcher.

Dr Rashidi has published over 300 journal papers and 45 conference papers. He is the Editor of ten peer reviewed international journals. He has 6453 citations in Scopus (h-index=47) and 9102 citations in Google Scholar (h-index=57).

International Rankings (, Wind Tunnel: 1stComputational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): 2ndMultiphase Flows: 3rdHeat and Mass Transfer: 8thNonlinear Analysis 13thResearcherID: P-2692-2014Scopus Author ID: 57189276752, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6309-8688, Publons ID: 336837;


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University (2002) Thesis under Prof. Ghassem Heidarinejad entitled: “Numerical Simulation of Three-Dimensional Supersonic Flow Using Total Variation Diminishing Method with Multizone Approach

M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University (1997) Thesis under Dr. Behzad Ghadiri Dehkordi entitled: “Simulation of Jet Formation in a Shaped Charge

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Bu-Ali Sina University (1995) Thesis under Dr. Masoud Abbasi



  1. O. Mahian, M.M. Rashidi, G. Lorenzini, S. Wongwises, Is there Fame Bias in Editorial Choice?, Nature 519 (414) (26 March 2015), doi:10.1038/519414d. 519414d (IF= 40.137, SCI-Q1) (all authors are in Supplementary information).
  2. M.S. Shadloo, R.Poultangari, M.Y.A. Jamalabadi, M.M. Rashidi, A New and Efficient Mechanism for Spark Ignition Engines,  Energy Conversion and Management 96 (2015) 418-429 (IF=5.589, SCI-Q1-EI).
  3. A. Habibzadeh, M.M. Rashidi, N. Galanis, Analysis of a Combined Power and Ejector-Refrigeration Cycle Using Low Temperature Heat, Energy Conversion and Management 65 (2013) 381–391 (IF=5.589 , SCI-Q1-EI).
  4. M.M. Rashidi, A. Aghagoli, R. Raoofi, Thermodynamic Analysis of the Ejector Refrigeration Cycle Using the Artificial Neural Network, Energy 19 (15) (2017) 201–215 (IF= 4.520, SCI-Q1-EI).
  5. F. GaroosiF. Hoseininejad, M.M. Rashidi, Numerical Study of Natural Convection Heat Transfer in a Heat Exchanger Filled with Nanofluids, Energy 109 (2016) 664–678 (IF= 4.520, SCI-Q1-EI).
  6. A. Mousapour, A. Hajipour, M.M. Rashidi, N. Freidoonimehr, Performance Evaluation of an Irreversible Miller Cycle Comparing FTT (Finite-Time Thermodynamics) Analysis and ANN (Artificial Neural Network) Prediction, Energy 94 (2016) 100-109 (IF= 4.520, SCI-Q1-EI).
  7. M.M. Rashidi, M. Ali, N. Freidoonimehr, F. Nazari, Parametric Analysis and Optimization of Entropy Generation in Unsteady MHD Flow over a Stretching Rotating Disk Using Artificial Neural Network and Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm, Energy 55 (2013) 497–510 (IF= 4.520, SCI-Q1-EI).
  8. M.M. Rashidi, N. Galanis, F. Nazari, A. Basiri Parsa, L. Shamekhi, Parametric Analysis and Optimization of Regenerative Clausius and Organic Rankine Cycles with Two Feedwater Heaters Using Artificial Bees Colony and Artificial Neural Network, Energy 36 (9) (2011) 5728-5740 (IF= 4.520, SCI-Q1-EI).
  9. R. Mohebbi, M.M. Rashidi, Numerical Simulation of Natural Convection Heat Transfer of a Nanofluid in an L-Shaped Enclosure with a Heating Obstacle, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 72 (2017) 70-84 (IF= 4.217, SCI-Q1-EI).
  10. M. Sheikholeslami, M.M. Rashidi, Effect of Space Dependent Magnetic Field on Free Convection of Fe3O4-Water Nanofluid, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 56 (2015) 6–15 (IF= 4.217, SCI-Q1-EI).
  11. M. Sheikholeslami, D.D. Ganji, M.M. Rashidi, Ferrofluid Flow and Heat Transfer in a Semi Annulus Enclosure in the Presence of Magnetic Source Considering Thermal Radiation, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 47 (2015) 6-17 (IF= 4.217, SCI-Q1-EI).
  12. M. Sheikholeslami, M.M. Rashidi, D.D. Ganji, Effect of Non-uniform Magnetic Field on Forced Convection Heat Transfer of Fe3O4-Water Nanofluid, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 294 (2015) 299–312 (IF= 3.949, SCI-Q1-EI).
  13. S. Kumar, M.M. Rashidi, New Analytical Method for Gas Dynamics Equation Arising in Shock Fronts, Computer Physics Communications 185 (7) (2014) 1947-1954 (IF= 3.936, SCI-Q1-EI).
  14. M.M. Rashidi, E. Erfani, New Analytical Method for Solving Burgers' and Nonlinear Heat Transfer Equations and Comparison with HAM, Computer Physics Communications 180 (9) (2009) 1539–1544 (IF=3. 936, SCI-Q1-EI).
  15. M.M. Rashidi, The Modified Differential Transform Method for Solving MHD Boundary-Layer Equations, Computer Physics Communications 180 (11) (2009) 2210–2217 (IF=3. 936, SCI-Q1-EI).
  16. M.M. Bhatti, M.M. Rashidi, Effects of Thermo-Diffusion and Thermal Radiation on Williamson Nanofluid over a Porous Shrinking/Stretching Sheet, Journal of Molecular Liquids 221 (2016) 567-573 (IF= 3.648, SCI-Q2-EI).
  17. M. Sheikholeslami, M.M. Rashidi, T. Hayat, D.D. Ganji, Free Convection of Magnetic Nanofluid Considering MFD Viscosity Effect, Journal of Molecular Liquids 218 (2016) 393–399 (IF= 3.648, SCI-Q2-EI).
  18. M. Sheikholeslami, M.M. Rashidi, D.D. Ganji, Numerical Investigation of Magnetic Nanofluid Forced Convective Heat Transfer in Existence of Variable Magnetic Field Using Two Phase Model, Journal of Molecular Liquids 212 (2015) 117–126 (IF= 3.648, SCI-Q2-EI).
  19. M.M. Rashidi, N.V. Ganesh, A.K.A. Hakeem, B. Ganga, Buoyancy Effect on MHD Flow of Nanofluid over a Stretching Sheet in the Presence of Thermal Radiation, Journal of Molecular Liquids 198 (2014) 234-238 (IF= 3.648, SCI-Q2-EI).
  20. N. Freidoonimehr, M.M. Rashidi, S. Mahmud, Unsteady MHD Free Convective Flow past a Permeable Stretching Vertical Surface in a Nano-fluid, International Journal of Thermal Sciences 87 (2015) 136-145 (IF= 3.615, SCI-Q1-EI).
  21. M.M. Rashidi, N. Laraqi, S.M. Sadri, A Novel Analytical Solution of Mixed Convection about an Inclined Flat Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Using the DTM-Padé, International Journal of Thermal Sciences 49 (12) (2010) 2405-2412 (IF= 3.615, SCI-Q1-EI).
  22.  M.M. Rashidi, N.V. Ganesh, A.K.A. Hakeem, B. Gangad, G. Lorenzini,  Influences of an Effective Prandtl Number Model on Nano Boundary Layer Flow of γ Al2O3-H2O and γ Al2O3- C2H6O2 over a Vertical Stretching Sheet, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 98 (2016) 616–623 (IF= 3.458, SCI-Q1-EI).
  23. F. Mabood, S.M. Ibrahim, M.M. Rashidi, M.S. Shadloo, G. Lorenzini, Non-Uniform Heat Source/Sink and Soret Effects on MHD Non-Darcian Convective Flow past a Stretching Sheet in a Micropolar Fluid with Radiation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 93 (2016) 674–682 (IF= 3.458, SCI-Q1-EI).
  24. M. Sheikholeslami, K. Vajravelu, M.M. Rashidi, Forced Convection Heat Transfer in a Semi Annulus under the Influence of a Variable Magnetic Field, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 92 (2016) 339–348 (IF= 3.458, SCI-Q1-EI).
  25. A.M. Rashad, M.M. Rashidi, Lorenzini, S.E. Ahmed, A.M. Aly, Magnetic Field and Internal Heat Generation Effects on the Free Convection in a Rectangular Cavity Filled with a Porous Medium Saturated with Cu–Water Nanofluid, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 104 (2017) 878-889 (IF= 3.458, SCI-Q1-EI).
  26. M.M. Rashidi, N. Kaviani, S. Abelman, Investigation of Entropy Generation in MHD and Slip Flow over a Rotating Porous Disk with Variable Properties, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 70 (2014) 892–917 (IF= 3.458, SCI-Q1-EI).
  27. M.M. Rashidi, S. Abelman, N. Freidoonimehr, Entropy Generation in Steady MHD Flow Due to a Rotating Porous Disk in a Nanofluid, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 62 (2013) 515–525 (IF= 3.458, SCI-Q1-EI).
  28. F. Garoosi, F. Hoseininejad, M.M. Rashidi, Numerical Study of Heat Transfer Performance of Nanofluids in a Heat Exchanger, Applied Thermal Engineering 105 (25) (2016) 436-455 (IF= 3.356, SCI-Q1-EI).
  29. M.M. Rashidi, M. Reza, S. Gupta, MHD Stagnation Point Flow of Micropolar Nanofluid between Parallel Porous Plates with Uniform Blowing, Powder Technology 301 (2016) 876–885 (IF= 2.942, SCI-Q1-EI).
  30. F. Garoosi, B. Rohani, M.M. Rashidi, Two-Phase Mixture Modeling of Mixed Convection of Nanofluids in a Square Cavity with Internal and External Heating, Powder Technology 275 (2015) 304–321 (IF= 2.942, SCI-Q1-EI).
  31. F. Garoosi, G. Bagheri, M.M. Rashidi, Two Phase Simulation of Natural Convection and Mixed Convection of the Nanofluid in a Square Cavity, Powder Technology 275 (2015) 239–256 (IF= 2.942, SCI-Q1-EI).
  32. N. Laraqi, M.M. Rashidi, J.M.G. de Maria, A. Baïri, Analytical Model for the Thermo-Hydrodynamic Behavior of a Thin Lubricant Film, Tribology International 44 (9) (2011) 1083–1086 (IF= 2.903, SCI-Q1-EI).
  33. H. Shahmohamadi, M.M. Rashidi, Experimental Investigation and a Novel Analytical Solution of Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow over a Flat Plate in a Wind Tunnel, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 133 (2017) 121-128  (IF= 2.884, SCI-Q1-EI).
  34. F. Garoosi, M.M. Rashidi, Conjugate-Mixed Convection Heat Transfer in a Two-Sided Lid-Driven Cavity Filled with Nanofluid Using Manninen's Two Phase Model, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 131–132 (2017) 1026-1048  (IF= 2.884, SCI-Q1-EI).
  35. F. Garoosi, M.M. Rashidi, Two Phase Flow Simulation of Conjugate Natural Convection of the Nanofluid in a Partitioned Heat Exchanger Containing Several Conducting Obstacles, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 130 (2017) 282-306  (IF= 2.884, SCI-Q1-EI).
  36. M.M. Rashidi, A. Shooshtari, O. Anwar Bég, Homotopy Perturbation Study of Nonlinear Vibration of Von Karman Rectangular Plates, Computers and Structures 106–107 (2012) 46–55 (IF= 2.847, SCI-Q1-EI).
  37. M.M. Rashidi, N. Freidoonimehr, E. Momoniat, B. Rostami, Study of Nonlinear MHD Tribological Squeeze Film at Generalized Magnetic Reynolds Numbers Using DTM, PLOS ONE, 12 (2015) (IF= 2.806, SCI-Q1).
  38. M.M. Rashidi, N. Kavyani, S. Abelman, M.J. Uddin, N. Freidoonimehr, Double Diffusive MHD Mixed Convective Slip Flow along a Radiating Moving Vertical Flat Plate with Convective Boundary Condition, PLOS ONE 9 (10) (2014), e109404 (IF= 2.806, SCI-Q1).
  39. M.M. Rashidi, S.A. Mohimanian pour, S. Abbasbandy, Analytic Approximate Solutions for Heat Transfer of a Micropolar Fluid through a Porous Medium with Radiation, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations 16 (4) (2011) 1874–1889 (IF=2.784, Q1-EI).
  40. M.M. Rashidi, T. Hayat, E. Erfani, S.A. Mohimanian Pour, A. A-Hendi, Simultaneous Effects of Partial Slip and Thermal-Diffusion and Diffusion-Thermo on Steady MHD Convective Flow due to a Rotating Disk, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations 16 (11) (2011) 4303–4317 (IF=2. 784, Q1-EI).
  41. M.M. Rashidi, H. Shahmohamadi, Analytical Solution of Three-Dimensional Navier–Stokes Equations for the Flow Near an Infinite Rotating Disk, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 14 (7) (2009) 2999–3006 (IF=2.784, Q1-EI).
  42. H. Shahmohamadi, M.M. Rashidi, VIM Solution of Squeezing MHD Nanofluid Flow in a Rotating Channel with Lower Stretching Porous Surface, Advanced Powder Technology 27 (2016) 171–178 (IF= 2.659, SCI-Q2-EI).
  43. M.M. Rashidi, M. Nasiri, M. Khezerloo, N. Laraqi, Numerical Investigation of Magnetic Field Effect on Mixed Convection Heat Transfer of Nanofluid in a Channel with Sinusoidal Walls, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 93 (2016) 674–682 (IF= 2.630, SCI-Q1-EI).
  44. M.M. Rashidi, S. Johnson, Z. Yang, Theoretical Study of Moving Magnetic Beads on an Inclined Plane and its Application in the Ratchet Separation Technique, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 398 (2016) 13–19 (IF= 2.630, SCI-Q1-EI).
  45. M.M. Rashidi, O. Anwar Bég, A. Habibzadeh, First and Second Law Analysis of an Ejector Expansion Joule-Thomson Cryogenic Refrigeration Cycle, International Journal of Energy Research 36 (2) (2012) 231–240 (IF= 2.598, SCI-Q1-EI).
  46. M.M. Rashidi, S.A. Mohimanian Pour, T. Hayat, S. Obaidat, Analytic Approximate Solutions for Steady Flow over a Rotating Disk in Porous Medium with Heat Transfer by Homotopy Analysis Method, Computers and Fluids 54 (2012) 1–9 (IF=2.313, SCI-Q1-EI).
  47.   M.M. Rashidi, N. Freidoonimehr, A. Hosseini, O. Anwar Bég, T.K. Hung, Homotopy Simulation of Nanofluid Dynamics from a Non-Linearly Stretching Isothermal Permeable Sheet with Transpiration, Meccanica 49 (2) (2014) 469-482 (IF=2.196, SCI-Q1-EI).
  48. M.M. Rashidi, M. Keimanesh, O. Anwar Bég, T.K. Hung, Magnetohydrodynamic BioRheological Transport Phenomena in a Porous Medium: a Simulation of Magnetic Blood Flow Control and Filtration, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering 27 (6) (2011) 805–821 (IF=2.192, SCI-Q1-EI).
  49. M.M. Rashidi, E. Erfani, The Modified Differential Transform Method for Investigating Nano Boundary-Layers over Stretching Surfaces, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow 21 (7) (2011) 864-883 (IF=1. 713, SCI-Q2-EI).
  50. M.M. Rashidi, S. Dinarvand, Purely Analytic Approximate Solutions for Steady Three-Dimensional Problem of Condensation Film on Inclined Rotating Disk by Homotopy Analysis Method, Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications 10 (4) (2009) 2346–2356 (IF=1.659, SCI-Q1-EI).