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Ali Keshavarz
PhD

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 4026
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 5504

ali.keshavarz@uoit.ca


Education

  • PhD in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering University of Toronto, Ontario 2003
  • Master of Applied Science in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering University of Toronto, Ontario 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Iran 1989

Courses taught

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Statics
  • Strength of Material
  • Manufacturing and Production Processes
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra and Statistics
  • Fuel Cell Design
  • Hydrogen Energy Systems
  • Risk Analysis Methods
  • Engineering Operation and Production Management
  • Shielding Design
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
  • Statistical Thermodynamics

Research and expertise

  • Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection at Nuclear Power Plants
  • Nuclear plant system/component reliability and engineering programs
  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Systems
  • Strength of material and Solid Mechanics
  • Engineering Operation and Production Management
  • Nuclear Professional Development Seminar Achievement (2012)
  • Ontario Power Generation, Leadership Academy III Mentorship (2010)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2001 to 2002)
  • University of Toronto Open Scholarship, (2000 to 2001)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (1999 to 2000)
  • University of Toronto Open Scholarship, (1996 to 1999) 

Involvement

  • Selected publications
    • Keshavarz, A. Ali and R. Lall, Analytical investigation of deaerator steam inlet nozzle corrosion allowance in a CANDU station, ICON17 - 75617, 17th International Conference in Nuclear Engineering, ASME, July 2009, Brussels, Belgium
    • G. Staniewski, A. Keshavarz and W. J. Ferguson, Operating Experience with mechanical seals in reactor shutdown cooling pumps", ICON17 - 75371, 17th International Conference in Nuclear Engineering, ASME, July 2009, Brussels, Belgium
    • Keshavarz , J. Haroon, M. Qureshi, A. Ali, R. Lall and H. Deol, Analytical Stress and Fatigue Investigation of Deaerator Heater Tank Waterbox weld at CANDU Nuclear Generating Stations, TRK 3-13, ICON16 - 48950, 16th International Conference in Nuclear Engineering, ASME, May 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA
    • Ward, J. Wu and A. Keshavarz; (2008) Measurement of the Adsorption at Solid-Liquid Interfaces from the Pressure Dependence of Contact Angles; J. Phys. Chem. B, 112, 71-80
    • Amirfazli, A. Keshavarz, L. Zhoung, and A. W. Neumann, (2003) An Experimental Study of Low Contact Angles: Drop Size Dependence and Line Tension, J. Colloid Interface Science, 265, 152-160
    • Keshavarz , C. A. Ward, Effect of Adsorption on the Contact Angle: Water-Glass System, Session A31 - Chemical Physics of Complex Systems, March Meeting 2002, American Physical Society, 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    • Ward, P. Rahimi, A. Keshavarz, Contact Angle Hysteresis by the Acceleration of the Space Shuttle, Proceedings of the Space Bound 2000, 15 pages, Canadian Space Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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