• Name and Family
    • a.nikbakht
  • Degree
    • PHD
  • Academic Degree
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Department of Mechanical Biosystems
  • E-mail:
 Short Bioghraphy           

 

Positions:

Professor: Department of Mechanical Eng. of Biosystems (Agricultural Machinery Mechanics), Urmia University.

Chancellor of Science and Technology Park, Urmia, Iran. (WASTP.ir)

 

 

Address: Science and Technology Park, West Azerbaijan, Iran (WASTP)

Tel:    +98 443 2752741-3 (office)    Fax: +98 443 2776142     +98 912 638 9682 (mobile)

Email:                        a.nikbakht@urmia.ac.ir         nikbakht.ali@gmail.com

Google Scholar:       https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=eKuuUPkAAAAJ&hl=en

Researchgate:          https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ali_Mnikbakht

LinkedIn:                 https://www.linkedin.com/in/ali-nikbakht-urmia/

 

Research Area: 

 

Techno-Economical analysis of energy and renewables in Biosystems

Thermal Operations in Food Processing

Energy and Exergy Analysis of Biosystems

Fluid Dynamics in Food Processing

Drying Technology

 

 

 

Honors and Awards:

 

Distinguished Researcher, Selected by State Research Council, November 2017.

Ranked 1st, Ph.D exam, 2004.

Selected for National Symposium of Iranian Young Elites, Iran, Sep. 2006.

&ldquoYoung Researcher Award&rdquo, Tarbiat Modares University, 2005.

Ranked 1st, Graduates of Tarbiat Modares University, M.Sc students, 2004.

Ranked 6th in Iran, National Periodical Exam for Employment, 2003.

Ranked 1st, Graduates of Urmia University, 2002.

Ranked 6th, the national exam of M.Sc in Iran, 2002

INPEX® Gold Medal for &ldquo Diesel 5+ Fuel Additive&rdquo

BRT Inventors:

&ldquoAli. M. Nikbakht, Meisam Tabatabaei, Khalil Farhadi, Mehdi Khatamifar, Pouya Mohammadi, Hiva Mahram Asrar, Shahab Maroofi&rdquo

INPEX® Gold Medal for &ldquoPro Spinning Tube in Tube (Pro-STT) Reactor for the Production of Biodiesel and Glycerin&rdquo

BRT Inventors:

&ldquoMehdi Khatamifar, Meisam Tabatabaei, Mohammad R. Ghahremani, Hiva Mahram Asrar, Ali M. Nikbakht&rdquo

 

INPEX, the Invention & New Product Exposition, is the largest invention trade show and contest in America and perhaps the world. INPEX 2012 was held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Book:

 

Tabatabaei, M, Sulaiman, A., Nikbakht, A.M., Yusof, N and Najafpour, G. (2011). Influential Parameters on Biomethane Generation in Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment Plants. Alternative Fuel, Edited by Maximino Manzanera, Ch 10, pages 227-262. Published by InTech.

Nikbakht, A.M., Rezvani, A., and Golpor, I. (2017). Computaional Fluid Dynamuics in Food Processing. (Translated in Farsi).

Nikbakht, A.M. and Piri, A. (2017). Energy and Exergy Analysis of Food Processing Systems. Under Edition.

Hazervazifeh, A. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2019). Active Pachaging for Food Applications. (Translated in Farsi).

 

Grants and Funds:

 

Reduction of Energy in Evaporation and Crystalisation line, Sugar Factory of Urmia, Iran. 2017-2018.

Testing anti hail system. Project Funded by Development and Mechanization Center, Iran. 2014.

Energy Analysis and Quantization in Steam Generation, Distribution and Consumption of Fruit Juice line, Pakdis Company, Iran. 2017-2019.

Design and Evaluation of Wood Conversion system to produce biochar, Small Scale Project, Urmia University. 2014.

Hybrid air-convection-Microwave Dryer for agricultural Products, Iran Foundation of Elites (www.BMN.ir ). 2012.

Design, Analysis and feasibility study of oil extraction system for oilseeds, Small Scale Project, Urmia University. 2013.

Collaborator in:

Production of Biodiesel as a Replacement for Fossil Fuels. 2010&ndash2014. Fund approved and awarded by AREEO.

Feasibility of production of transportation fuel from plastic wastes. 2010-2013. Fund approved and awarded by AREEO.

Design, fabrication and comparison of PRO-STT, STT and CSTR equipped with high-voltage system and Pro-STT equipped with centrifuge system for the production of biodiesel. 2011-2013. Fund approved and awarded by AREEO.

 

PUBLICATIONS in Journals:

 

Ahmand, M., Sharifian, F., Nikbakht, A.M., Rostampor, V. and Rahmati, A. (2019). Thermodynamic analysis of flat plate solar collector simulator and optimization of process variables. Iran Journal of Biosystems. DOI: 10.22059/IJBSE.2019.287200.665210.

Golpor,I., AhmadiMogadam, P. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2019). Exergetic Analysis of Steam Generation to Evaluate Energy Optimization Potential. Journal of Agricultural Machinery, in corporation with Association of Iranian Mechanical Engineers, 12(2): 2020. DOI: 10.22067/jam.v12i2.81106.

Hazervazifeh, A., Nikbakht, A.M. and Nazari, Sh. (2019). Industrial Microwave Dryer: An Effective design to reduce non-uniform heating. Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eaef.2019.12.001.

Piri, A., Nikbakht, A.M., Sarnavi, H.J. (2019). Energy and Exergy loss monitoring in evaporation line: Case study in Urmia Sugar factory. Iran Journal of Research in Agricultural Mechanics. 8(1).

Rezvani Van, A., Nikbakht, A.M., Hasanpor, A. (2019). Study of the vapor thermos-compressor to reduce energy consumption in the sugar production line using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Journal of Agricultural Machinery, in corporation with Association of Iranian Mechanical Engineers, 10(2): 241-253.

Sarnavi, H.J., Nikbakht, A.M., Hasanpor, A., Shahbazi, F., Aste, N. Leonforte, F. (2017). A Novel Stochastic Energy Analysis of a Solar Air Heater:  Case Study in Solar Radiation Uncertainty. Energy Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s12667-017-0263-7.

Rahmati, H., Nikbakht, A.M. (2017). Intelligent Modeling of Thermohydraulic Behavior in Solar Air Heaters with Artificial Neural Networks. Neural Computing and Applications, DOI: 10.1007/s00521-017-3269-0.

Hazervazifeh A., Nikbakht A.M., Moghaddam P.A., Sharifian F. (2017). Energy economy and kinetic investigation of sugar cube dehydration using microwave supplemented with thermal imaging. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13504.

Sarnavi, H.J., Nikbakht, A.M., Hasanpor, A., Shahbazi, F. (2017). A Pragmatic Methodology to Estimate Hourly Electrical Demand Profile for Renewable Energy Source Deployment Targets: A case study dairy farm. Agricultural Engineering Journal, 52(2): 47-54.

Kaveh, M., Amiri Chayjan, R., Nikbakht, A.M., Sharifian, F. (2016). Mass transfer characteristics of eggplant slices during length of continuous band dryer, Heat and Mass Transfer, DOI: 10.1007/s00231-016-1961-8.

Hazervazife, A., Ahmadi Mogadam, P., Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Microwave dehydration of apple fruit: Investigation of drying efficiency and energy costs. Journal of Food Process Engineering, DOI 10.1111/jfpe.12463.

Hazervazifeh A., Nikbakht A.M., Moghaddam P.A., Sharifian F. (2017). Energy economy and kinetic investigation of sugar cube dehydration using microwave supplemented with thermal imaging. Journal of Food Processing and preservation, DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13504.

Golpour, I., Zarrinnejad, M., Amiri Chaijan, R., Nikbakht, A.M., Guine, R.P.F., Dowlati, M. (2016). Investigating shrinkage and moisture diffusivity of melon seed in a microwave assisted thin layer fluidized bed dryer. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, DOI 10.1007/s11694-016-9365-5.

Hazervazifeh A., Nikbakht A.M., Moghaddam P.A., Sharifian F. (2017). Microwave Dehydration of Sugar Cube: Thermophysical Investigation and Finite Element Solution. Agricultural Engineering Journal, 53: 3.

Janis Sarnavi, H., Nikbakht., A.M., Hasanpor, A. and Shahbazi, F. (2015). A Novel Steady State Algorithm for Modeling Annual Thermal Performance of a Solar Air Heater in Urmia Climate Condition. Journal of Energy Iran, 18(2).

Rahmati, H., and Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Heat Flux- thermohydraulic investigation of solar air heaters used in agro-industrial applications. Heat and Mass Transfer, DOI 10.1007/s00231-016-1864-8.

Pourvosoughi, N., Mohammadi, P., Goli, S.A.H., Nikbakht, A.M., Jafarmadar, S., Pakzad, M. and Tabatabaei, M. (2016). Polysel: An environmental-friendly CI engine fuel. Energy, 111: 691-700.

Bet-Moushoul, E., Mansourpanah, Y., Farhadi, Kh., Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Investigation the performance and solvent resistant properties of NH2-modified MWCNTs/PES based mixed matrix membranes for biodiesel separation. Energy & Fuels (American Society of Chemistry), 30: 4085-4095.

Sahafi, S.M., Goli, A.H., Tabatabaei, M., Nikbakht, A.M. and Pourvosoghi, N. (2016). The reuse of waste cooking oil and spent bleaching earth to produce biodiesel. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, VOL. 38, NO. 7, 942&ndash950.

Hazervazife, A., Nikbakht, A.M., Ahmadi Mogadam, P. (2016). Novel hybridized drying methods for processing of apple fruit: energy conservation approach, Energy, 103: 679-687.

Nezhadi, J., Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Numerical simulation of corn drying in a hybrid fluidized bed - infrared dryer. Journal of Food Process Engineering.

Bet-Moushoul, E., Farhadi, Kh., Mansourpanah, Y., Molaei, R. and Forough, M., Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Development of novel Ag/bauxite nanocomposite as a heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel production. Renewable Energy, 92: 12-21.

Bet-Moushoul, E., Farhadi, Kh., Mansourpanah, Y., Nikbakht, A.M., Molaei, R. and Forough, M. (2016). Application of CaO-based/Au nanoparticles as heterogeneous nanocatalysts in biodiesel production. Fuel, 164: 119&ndash127.

Mohammadi, P., Tabatabaei, M., Nikbakht, A.M., Esmaeili, Z. (2014). Improvement of the cold flow characteristics of biodiesel containing dissolved polymer wastes using acetone. Biofuel Research Journal, 1: 26-29.

Rahmati Aydenlo, H. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2015). Evaluation of Simulating System for Solar Flat Collector using Thermohydraulic Factor, Journal of Agr Machunery (In Farsi), University of Mashhad, 7(1): 13-25.

Aghbashlo, M., Tabatabaei, Mohammadi, P., Pourvosoughi, N., Nikbakht, A.M., Goli, A.H. (2015). Improving exergetic and sustainability parameters of a DI diesel engine using polymer waste dissolved in biodiesel as a novel diesel additive. Energy Conversion and Management, 105, 328-337.

Sharifian, F., Nikbakht, A.M., Arefi, A. and Modarres Motlagh, A. (2015). Experimental assessment of energy and mass transfer in microwave drying of fig fruit. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 17, 1695-1705.

Rezvanivand Fanayi, A. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2015). A CFD study of the effects of feed diameter on the pressure drop in a cyclone separator. International Journal of Food Engineering, 11(1): 71-77.

Asgarzade, H., Mohtasebi, A. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2014). SAWCal: A user-friendly program for calculating soil available water quantities and physical quality indices. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 109: 86-93.

Porvosogi, N., Nikbakht, A.M. and Jafarmadar, S. (2013). An optimized process for biodiesel production from high FFA spent bleaching earth. International Journal of Engineering, TRANSACTIONS C: ASPECTS, Vol. 26, No. 12, (December 2013): 1545-1550.

 Mohammadi, P., Tabatabaei, M., Nikbakht, A.M., Farhadi, Kh., Khatamifar, M. and Castaldi, M.J. (2013). Simultaneous Energy Recovery from Waste Polymers in Biodiesel and Improving Fuel Properties. Waste and Biomass Valorization (A Springer Journal), 4: 105&ndash116.

Nikbakht, A.M., Motevali, A. and Minaei, S. (2013). Energy and Exergy Investigation of Microwave Assisted Thin-Layer Drying of Pomegranate Arils Using Artificial Neural Networks and Response Surface Methodology. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences. 13:81-91.

Sharifian, F., Modarres-Motlagh, A. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2013). Colour Change Analysis of Fig Fruit during Microwave Drying. International Journal of Food Engineering, 9(1): 107-114.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Farhadi, Kh., Mohebbi, A. and Khatami far, M. (2012). Experimental Investigation of Performance and Emission Characteristics of DI Diesel Engine Fueled with Polymer Waste Dissolved in Biodiesel-Blended Diesel Fuel. Energy, 4(1): 596-605.

Hazervazifeh, A, Nikbakht, A.M, Moghaddam, P.A. (2012). Evaluation of energy consumption and time spent in three different ways, microwave, hot air flow and combined method for drying apple slices. Archives Des Sciences, 65 (6): 218-225.

Sharifian, F., Modarres Motlagh, A., and Nikbakht, A.M. (2012). Pulsed microwave drying kinetics of fig fruit (Ficus carica L.). Australian Journal of Crop Science, 6(10): 1441-1447.

Mohammadi, P, Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M and Farhadi, Kh. (2012). A Novel Diesel Fuel Additive to Improve Fuel Properties and Reduce Emissions. International Journal of Automotive Engineering, 2(3). 156-162.

Adabi, M.E., Motevali, A., Nikbakht, A.M. and Khoshtaghaza, M.H. (2013). Investigation of Some Pretreatments on Energy and Specific Energy Consumption Drying of Black Mulberry. Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly. 19 (1): 89&minus105.

Adabi, M.E., Nikbakht, A.M., Motevali, A. and Mousavi Seyedi, S.R. (2013). Investigation of black mulberry drying kinetics applying different pretreatments. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Vol. 15: 23-34.

Hosseini,M., Nikbakht, A.M. and Tabatabaei, M. (2012). Biodiesel Production in Batch Tank Reactor Equipped to Helical Ribbon-like Agitator. Modern Applied Science, Vol. 6 (3) 40-45.

Najafi, Gh., Ghobadian, B., Nikbakht, A.M. and Rahimi, H. (2006). Analysis of CI Engine Performance Using Biodiesel-Diesel Blend with Artificial Neural Network. Journal of Engine Research, No: 10-11. 6-15.

Motevali, A., Minaei, S., Khoshtaghaza, M.H., Kazemi, M. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2010). Drying of Pomegranate Arils: Comparison of Predictions from Mathematical Models and Neural Networks. International Journal of Food Engineering, 6(3).

Gorjian, Sh., Tavakoli Hashjin, T., Khoshtagaza, M.H., and Nikbakht, A.M. (2011). Drying kinetics and quality of Beyberry in a thin-layer dryer. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Vol. 13: 303-314.

Kiani Deh Kiani, M., Ghobadian, B., Tavakoli, T., Nikbakht, A.M. and Najafi, G. (2010). Application of artificial neural networks for the prediction of performance and exhaust emissions in SI engine using ethanol- gasoline blends. Energy, 35:65-69.

Tahmasebi, M., Tavakoli, T. Nikbakht, A.M. and Khoshtaghaza, M. H. (2011). Evaluation of Thin-Layer Drying Models for Simulation of Drying Kinetics of Quercus (Persica and Libani Variate). Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Vol. 13: 155-163.

Ghobadian, B., Rahimi, H., Nikbakht, A.M., Najafi, G. and T.F. Yusaf. (2009). Diesel engine performance and exhaust emission analysis using waste cooking biodiesel fuel with an artificial neural network. Journal of Renewable Energy, 34 (4):&zwnj 976&ndash982.

Hazervazife, A, Ahmadi Moghadam, P, Nikbakht, A.M. (2013). Energy optimization of energy in microwave drying of apple. Journal of mechanical science in agricultural machinery (In Farsi), 1(1): 7-18.

Abaspor, Y., Nikbakht, A.M., and Rahnema, M. (2013). Modeling thin-layer drying of grape. Ahvaz Journal of Agriculture (In Farsi), 36 (1).

Porvosogi, N., Nikbakht, A.M., Jafarmadar, S., Tabatabaei, M., Goli, A.H., Pakzad, M. (2012). Effect of using SBE sources biodiesel on operation and emission of diesel engine. Fuel and Combustion (In Farsi), 5(2): 35-47.

 

Selected Conference Proceedings

 

Nikbakht, A.M., Aste, N., Sarnavi, H.J. and Leonforte, F. (2017). Techno-economical analysis of Rooftop Grid-connected PV dairy farms Case study of Urmia university dairy farm. 2nd International Conference on Green Energy Technology (ICGET 2017), Rome, Italy: 18-20 July.

Javidi, H., Nikbakht, A.M. (2015). Biochar from Municipal Wood: A Key Strategy to Produce Added Value Products from Wastes. Sixth International Scientific Agricultural Symposium &ldquoAgrosym 2015&rdquo, Jahorina, October 15 &ndash 18. http://www.agrosym.rs.ba.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Porvosogi, N, Esmaeili, Z. (2012). Adding polymer wastes to biodiesel: a way to manage wastes and pollution. Proceedings of the 6th National Conference on World Environment Day, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 13-15 June.

Porvosogi, N., Nikbakht, A.M., Jafarmadar, S., Tabatabaei, M., Goli, A.H. (2012). Reduction of Diesel engine pollution with blended diesel-biodiesel produced from bleaching oil and polymer wastes. Proceedings of the 6th National Conference on World Environment Day, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 13-15 June.

Abaspor Kalan, Y., Nikbakht, A.M., Rahnema, M. (2012). Application of solar energy for drying of agricultural products: an alternative approach in reducing environmental pollution and energy optimization. Proceedings of the 6th National Conference on World Environment Day, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 13-15 June.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Ghorbani, H. and Hosseini, M. (2012). Improving Diesel Fuel Quality with an additive of Biodiesel-Plastic. 20th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME2012, 17-19 May, School of Mechanical Eng., Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Hoseini, M., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., (2012). Biodiesel production in a batch reactor equipped with a quasi-ribbon helical agitator. 20th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME2012, 17-19 May, School of Mechanical Eng., Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Farhadi, Kh., Ghorbani, H, and Hosseini, M. (2011). Improving biodiesel produced from agricultural wastes through adding plastic wastes. Proceedings of the 5th National Symposium on agricultural wastes, Tehran, Iran, 27 November.

Ghorbani, H, Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Hosseini, M. and Mohammadi, P. (2011). Feasibilty study on economical production of biodiesel and bio-ethanol from agricultural crops and wastes as alternative fuels in Iran. Proceedings of the 5th National Symposium on agricultural wastes, Tehran, Iran, 27 November.

Ghorbani, H, Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Hosseini, M. and Mohammadi, P. (2011). Novel Modeling Techniques for Monitoring Biodiesel Production Processes. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Trends in Energy Conservation &ndash ETEC Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 20-21 November 2011.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Farhadi, Kh., Ghorbani, H, and Hosseini, M. (2011). Evaluation of Diesel Engine Performance and Emission Using Blends of Diesel-Biodiesel-Polymer. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines, Tehran, Iran, December, 2011.

Ghorbani, H, Nikbakht, A.M, Tabatabaei, M, Hosseini, M and Mohammadi, P. (2011). Application of modeling techniques for prediction and optimization of biodiesel production processes. International Conference on Biotechnology and Environment Management, IPCBEE vol.18 (2011) © (2011) IACSIT Press, Singapore, 16-18 September.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M. and Farhadi, Kh. (2011). Assessing Dissolution of Expanded Polystyrene in Biodiesel through UV Spectrophotometry Technique: A Kinetic Study. 18th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, 18-20 May.

Motevali, A., Minaei, S., Khostagaza, M.H., Kazemi, M., and M.Nikbakht, A. (2010). Comparison of mathematical models and artificial neural networks in drying of pomegranate arils. 6th national congress on Agricultural Mahcienry and mechanization. University of Tehran, 16 September.

Sulaiman, A., Nikbakht, A.M., Khatamifar, M., Tabatabaei, M. and Ali Hassan, M, (2010). Modeling anaerobic process for wastewater treatment: new trends and methodologies. International Conference on Biology, Environment and Chemistry: ICBEC. Hong Kong, 28-30, December. Indexed in ISI and IEEE Xplore.

Nikbakht, A.M., Ghobadian, B., Khatamifar, M. and Salehian, E. (2007). Feasibility of using Biodiesel fuel as a clean fuel for development of sustainable environment. On the Proceeding of 1st National Conference on World Environmetal Day, June, Tehran, Iran.

Nikbakht, A.M., Ghobadian, B. and Khatamifar, M. (2007). Analysis of potential for using biodiesel in Iran in comparison with international trend. On the Proceeding of 3th Student Conference in Ag Machinery Engineering, 18-19 April, Shiraz, Iran.

Ghobadian, B., Najafi, G., Rahimi, H, Nikbakht, A.M and Kiani Dehkiani, M. (2008). Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Combustion Process and Its Phases in a Diesel Engine. The Second Combustion Conference of Iran. Islamic Azad University, Mashhad. 12-13 February, 2008. Mashhad, Iran.

Najafi, G., Ghobadian, B., Rahimi,H, Nikbakht, A.M.and Kiani Dehkiani, M. (2008). Simulation of Laminar Burning Velocities for Alternative Fuels in SI Engines. The Second Combustion Conference of Iran. Islamic Azad University, Mashhad. 12-13 February, 2008. Mashhad, Iran.

Ghobadian, B., Karbalaireza, H., Najafi, G., Manteghi, A. and Nikbakht, A. M. (2007). Design and Installation of a Diesel Engine on Nissan Z24. The 5th Conference on Internal Combustion Engines. November 20- 22, 2007. Tehran, Iran.

 

Patents

 

Nikbakht, A.M., Hazervazifeh, A. (2019). Dehumidification of sugar cube using micro-frequency electromagnetic radiation. Patent No: 99057. Iran.

Posrvosoghi, N., Nikbakht, A.M., (2016). Biodiesel from waste cooking oil using activated carbon catalyst. Patent No: 91555. Iran.

Gorji, A., Sefidkon, F., Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Machine olfaction system for herbal plant grading. Patent No: 82249. Iran.

Nikbakht, A.M., Rahmati Aydenlo, H., and Javidi, H. (2015). Test System for Flat Plate Solar Collector and Thermal Fins. Patent No: 86658. Iran.

Nikbakht, A.M. and Javidi, H. (2015). Pyrolysis of Rural Wood Wastes to Produce Activated Carbon. Patent No: 86678. Iran. International Index: C08BC07C 29/152.

Hazervazifeh, A., FojLali, M., Nikbakht, A.M. (2012). Hybrid hot-air and microwave dryer. Patent No: 73603. Iran. Approved by Elite Foundation, Vive Presidency of Iran in Science and Technology.

Boghlan Dashti, B., Khatamifar, M., Tabatabaei, M., Goldost Solot, A. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2010). A modern system for production of biogas and anaerobic digestion of biomass. Patent No: 657070. Iran.

Tabatabaei, M., Nikbakht, A.M., Farhadi, Kh., Khatamifar, M., Mohammadi, P., Khayam Nekooyi, M. (2011). Diesel5+ additive (Biodiesel and Waste Polymer). Patent No: 73336. Iran.

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2009-up to now

Staff member, Department of Mechanical Eng. of Biosystems, Urmia University

Courses: Numerical Methods, Differential Equations, Eng Statistics, Programming (C#), Advanced Eng Mathematics (MSc and PhD), Postharvest Technology, Unit Operations, Advanced Fluid Mechanics in Food Industry (MSc), Drying Technology (PhD), HVAC, Refrigeration and Cold Storage.

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

 

Engineering & R&D sections of ITM Co. (Iran Tractor Manufacturing). 2001.

Director of Research and Technology, Urmia University, March 2012-September 2014.

Director of Scientific and Technological Services, Vice Chancellor of Research and Technology, Urmia University, September 2014-June 2016.

Member of Iran Association of Waste Management, from 2013.

Director of Technology Transfer Office, Urmia University, June 2017-September 2018.

Director of International Collaboration Office, September 2018-September 2019.

Chancellor of Science and Technology Park (STP), Urmia, Iran. From September 2019.

 

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

 

English: High Proficiency in Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Farsi: National Official Language.

Turkish: Mother Tongue Language.

         
     Research and Education Resume
رزومه فارسی
Journal Articles (17)
Conference Papers/Abstracts/Posters (12)
Books (1)
Courses Taught (5)
Awards / Honours (2)
   
  • Name and Family
  • a.nikbakht
  • Degree
  • PHD
  • Academic Degree
  • Professor
  • Department
  • Department of Mechanical Biosystems
  • E-mail:
  • a.nikbakht@urmia.ac.ir
 
        Short Bioghraphy

 

Positions:

Professor: Department of Mechanical Eng. of Biosystems (Agricultural Machinery Mechanics), Urmia University.

Chancellor of Science and Technology Park, Urmia, Iran. (WASTP.ir)

 

 

Address: Science and Technology Park, West Azerbaijan, Iran (WASTP)

Tel:    +98 443 2752741-3 (office)    Fax: +98 443 2776142     +98 912 638 9682 (mobile)

Email:                        a.nikbakht@urmia.ac.ir         nikbakht.ali@gmail.com

Google Scholar:       https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=eKuuUPkAAAAJ&hl=en

Researchgate:          https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ali_Mnikbakht

LinkedIn:                 https://www.linkedin.com/in/ali-nikbakht-urmia/

 

Research Area: 

 

Techno-Economical analysis of energy and renewables in Biosystems

Thermal Operations in Food Processing

Energy and Exergy Analysis of Biosystems

Fluid Dynamics in Food Processing

Drying Technology

 

 

 

Honors and Awards:

 

Distinguished Researcher, Selected by State Research Council, November 2017.

Ranked 1st, Ph.D exam, 2004.

Selected for National Symposium of Iranian Young Elites, Iran, Sep. 2006.

&ldquoYoung Researcher Award&rdquo, Tarbiat Modares University, 2005.

Ranked 1st, Graduates of Tarbiat Modares University, M.Sc students, 2004.

Ranked 6th in Iran, National Periodical Exam for Employment, 2003.

Ranked 1st, Graduates of Urmia University, 2002.

Ranked 6th, the national exam of M.Sc in Iran, 2002

INPEX® Gold Medal for &ldquo Diesel 5+ Fuel Additive&rdquo

BRT Inventors:

&ldquoAli. M. Nikbakht, Meisam Tabatabaei, Khalil Farhadi, Mehdi Khatamifar, Pouya Mohammadi, Hiva Mahram Asrar, Shahab Maroofi&rdquo

INPEX® Gold Medal for &ldquoPro Spinning Tube in Tube (Pro-STT) Reactor for the Production of Biodiesel and Glycerin&rdquo

BRT Inventors:

&ldquoMehdi Khatamifar, Meisam Tabatabaei, Mohammad R. Ghahremani, Hiva Mahram Asrar, Ali M. Nikbakht&rdquo

 

INPEX, the Invention & New Product Exposition, is the largest invention trade show and contest in America and perhaps the world. INPEX 2012 was held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Book:

 

Tabatabaei, M, Sulaiman, A., Nikbakht, A.M., Yusof, N and Najafpour, G. (2011). Influential Parameters on Biomethane Generation in Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment Plants. Alternative Fuel, Edited by Maximino Manzanera, Ch 10, pages 227-262. Published by InTech.

Nikbakht, A.M., Rezvani, A., and Golpor, I. (2017). Computaional Fluid Dynamuics in Food Processing. (Translated in Farsi).

Nikbakht, A.M. and Piri, A. (2017). Energy and Exergy Analysis of Food Processing Systems. Under Edition.

Hazervazifeh, A. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2019). Active Pachaging for Food Applications. (Translated in Farsi).

 

Grants and Funds:

 

Reduction of Energy in Evaporation and Crystalisation line, Sugar Factory of Urmia, Iran. 2017-2018.

Testing anti hail system. Project Funded by Development and Mechanization Center, Iran. 2014.

Energy Analysis and Quantization in Steam Generation, Distribution and Consumption of Fruit Juice line, Pakdis Company, Iran. 2017-2019.

Design and Evaluation of Wood Conversion system to produce biochar, Small Scale Project, Urmia University. 2014.

Hybrid air-convection-Microwave Dryer for agricultural Products, Iran Foundation of Elites (www.BMN.ir ). 2012.

Design, Analysis and feasibility study of oil extraction system for oilseeds, Small Scale Project, Urmia University. 2013.

Collaborator in:

Production of Biodiesel as a Replacement for Fossil Fuels. 2010&ndash2014. Fund approved and awarded by AREEO.

Feasibility of production of transportation fuel from plastic wastes. 2010-2013. Fund approved and awarded by AREEO.

Design, fabrication and comparison of PRO-STT, STT and CSTR equipped with high-voltage system and Pro-STT equipped with centrifuge system for the production of biodiesel. 2011-2013. Fund approved and awarded by AREEO.

 

PUBLICATIONS in Journals:

 

Ahmand, M., Sharifian, F., Nikbakht, A.M., Rostampor, V. and Rahmati, A. (2019). Thermodynamic analysis of flat plate solar collector simulator and optimization of process variables. Iran Journal of Biosystems. DOI: 10.22059/IJBSE.2019.287200.665210.

Golpor,I., AhmadiMogadam, P. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2019). Exergetic Analysis of Steam Generation to Evaluate Energy Optimization Potential. Journal of Agricultural Machinery, in corporation with Association of Iranian Mechanical Engineers, 12(2): 2020. DOI: 10.22067/jam.v12i2.81106.

Hazervazifeh, A., Nikbakht, A.M. and Nazari, Sh. (2019). Industrial Microwave Dryer: An Effective design to reduce non-uniform heating. Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eaef.2019.12.001.

Piri, A., Nikbakht, A.M., Sarnavi, H.J. (2019). Energy and Exergy loss monitoring in evaporation line: Case study in Urmia Sugar factory. Iran Journal of Research in Agricultural Mechanics. 8(1).

Rezvani Van, A., Nikbakht, A.M., Hasanpor, A. (2019). Study of the vapor thermos-compressor to reduce energy consumption in the sugar production line using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Journal of Agricultural Machinery, in corporation with Association of Iranian Mechanical Engineers, 10(2): 241-253.

Sarnavi, H.J., Nikbakht, A.M., Hasanpor, A., Shahbazi, F., Aste, N. Leonforte, F. (2017). A Novel Stochastic Energy Analysis of a Solar Air Heater:  Case Study in Solar Radiation Uncertainty. Energy Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s12667-017-0263-7.

Rahmati, H., Nikbakht, A.M. (2017). Intelligent Modeling of Thermohydraulic Behavior in Solar Air Heaters with Artificial Neural Networks. Neural Computing and Applications, DOI: 10.1007/s00521-017-3269-0.

Hazervazifeh A., Nikbakht A.M., Moghaddam P.A., Sharifian F. (2017). Energy economy and kinetic investigation of sugar cube dehydration using microwave supplemented with thermal imaging. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13504.

Sarnavi, H.J., Nikbakht, A.M., Hasanpor, A., Shahbazi, F. (2017). A Pragmatic Methodology to Estimate Hourly Electrical Demand Profile for Renewable Energy Source Deployment Targets: A case study dairy farm. Agricultural Engineering Journal, 52(2): 47-54.

Kaveh, M., Amiri Chayjan, R., Nikbakht, A.M., Sharifian, F. (2016). Mass transfer characteristics of eggplant slices during length of continuous band dryer, Heat and Mass Transfer, DOI: 10.1007/s00231-016-1961-8.

Hazervazife, A., Ahmadi Mogadam, P., Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Microwave dehydration of apple fruit: Investigation of drying efficiency and energy costs. Journal of Food Process Engineering, DOI 10.1111/jfpe.12463.

Hazervazifeh A., Nikbakht A.M., Moghaddam P.A., Sharifian F. (2017). Energy economy and kinetic investigation of sugar cube dehydration using microwave supplemented with thermal imaging. Journal of Food Processing and preservation, DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13504.

Golpour, I., Zarrinnejad, M., Amiri Chaijan, R., Nikbakht, A.M., Guine, R.P.F., Dowlati, M. (2016). Investigating shrinkage and moisture diffusivity of melon seed in a microwave assisted thin layer fluidized bed dryer. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, DOI 10.1007/s11694-016-9365-5.

Hazervazifeh A., Nikbakht A.M., Moghaddam P.A., Sharifian F. (2017). Microwave Dehydration of Sugar Cube: Thermophysical Investigation and Finite Element Solution. Agricultural Engineering Journal, 53: 3.

Janis Sarnavi, H., Nikbakht., A.M., Hasanpor, A. and Shahbazi, F. (2015). A Novel Steady State Algorithm for Modeling Annual Thermal Performance of a Solar Air Heater in Urmia Climate Condition. Journal of Energy Iran, 18(2).

Rahmati, H., and Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Heat Flux- thermohydraulic investigation of solar air heaters used in agro-industrial applications. Heat and Mass Transfer, DOI 10.1007/s00231-016-1864-8.

Pourvosoughi, N., Mohammadi, P., Goli, S.A.H., Nikbakht, A.M., Jafarmadar, S., Pakzad, M. and Tabatabaei, M. (2016). Polysel: An environmental-friendly CI engine fuel. Energy, 111: 691-700.

Bet-Moushoul, E., Mansourpanah, Y., Farhadi, Kh., Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Investigation the performance and solvent resistant properties of NH2-modified MWCNTs/PES based mixed matrix membranes for biodiesel separation. Energy & Fuels (American Society of Chemistry), 30: 4085-4095.

Sahafi, S.M., Goli, A.H., Tabatabaei, M., Nikbakht, A.M. and Pourvosoghi, N. (2016). The reuse of waste cooking oil and spent bleaching earth to produce biodiesel. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, VOL. 38, NO. 7, 942&ndash950.

Hazervazife, A., Nikbakht, A.M., Ahmadi Mogadam, P. (2016). Novel hybridized drying methods for processing of apple fruit: energy conservation approach, Energy, 103: 679-687.

Nezhadi, J., Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Numerical simulation of corn drying in a hybrid fluidized bed - infrared dryer. Journal of Food Process Engineering.

Bet-Moushoul, E., Farhadi, Kh., Mansourpanah, Y., Molaei, R. and Forough, M., Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Development of novel Ag/bauxite nanocomposite as a heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel production. Renewable Energy, 92: 12-21.

Bet-Moushoul, E., Farhadi, Kh., Mansourpanah, Y., Nikbakht, A.M., Molaei, R. and Forough, M. (2016). Application of CaO-based/Au nanoparticles as heterogeneous nanocatalysts in biodiesel production. Fuel, 164: 119&ndash127.

Mohammadi, P., Tabatabaei, M., Nikbakht, A.M., Esmaeili, Z. (2014). Improvement of the cold flow characteristics of biodiesel containing dissolved polymer wastes using acetone. Biofuel Research Journal, 1: 26-29.

Rahmati Aydenlo, H. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2015). Evaluation of Simulating System for Solar Flat Collector using Thermohydraulic Factor, Journal of Agr Machunery (In Farsi), University of Mashhad, 7(1): 13-25.

Aghbashlo, M., Tabatabaei, Mohammadi, P., Pourvosoughi, N., Nikbakht, A.M., Goli, A.H. (2015). Improving exergetic and sustainability parameters of a DI diesel engine using polymer waste dissolved in biodiesel as a novel diesel additive. Energy Conversion and Management, 105, 328-337.

Sharifian, F., Nikbakht, A.M., Arefi, A. and Modarres Motlagh, A. (2015). Experimental assessment of energy and mass transfer in microwave drying of fig fruit. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 17, 1695-1705.

Rezvanivand Fanayi, A. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2015). A CFD study of the effects of feed diameter on the pressure drop in a cyclone separator. International Journal of Food Engineering, 11(1): 71-77.

Asgarzade, H., Mohtasebi, A. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2014). SAWCal: A user-friendly program for calculating soil available water quantities and physical quality indices. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 109: 86-93.

Porvosogi, N., Nikbakht, A.M. and Jafarmadar, S. (2013). An optimized process for biodiesel production from high FFA spent bleaching earth. International Journal of Engineering, TRANSACTIONS C: ASPECTS, Vol. 26, No. 12, (December 2013): 1545-1550.

 Mohammadi, P., Tabatabaei, M., Nikbakht, A.M., Farhadi, Kh., Khatamifar, M. and Castaldi, M.J. (2013). Simultaneous Energy Recovery from Waste Polymers in Biodiesel and Improving Fuel Properties. Waste and Biomass Valorization (A Springer Journal), 4: 105&ndash116.

Nikbakht, A.M., Motevali, A. and Minaei, S. (2013). Energy and Exergy Investigation of Microwave Assisted Thin-Layer Drying of Pomegranate Arils Using Artificial Neural Networks and Response Surface Methodology. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences. 13:81-91.

Sharifian, F., Modarres-Motlagh, A. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2013). Colour Change Analysis of Fig Fruit during Microwave Drying. International Journal of Food Engineering, 9(1): 107-114.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Farhadi, Kh., Mohebbi, A. and Khatami far, M. (2012). Experimental Investigation of Performance and Emission Characteristics of DI Diesel Engine Fueled with Polymer Waste Dissolved in Biodiesel-Blended Diesel Fuel. Energy, 4(1): 596-605.

Hazervazifeh, A, Nikbakht, A.M, Moghaddam, P.A. (2012). Evaluation of energy consumption and time spent in three different ways, microwave, hot air flow and combined method for drying apple slices. Archives Des Sciences, 65 (6): 218-225.

Sharifian, F., Modarres Motlagh, A., and Nikbakht, A.M. (2012). Pulsed microwave drying kinetics of fig fruit (Ficus carica L.). Australian Journal of Crop Science, 6(10): 1441-1447.

Mohammadi, P, Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M and Farhadi, Kh. (2012). A Novel Diesel Fuel Additive to Improve Fuel Properties and Reduce Emissions. International Journal of Automotive Engineering, 2(3). 156-162.

Adabi, M.E., Motevali, A., Nikbakht, A.M. and Khoshtaghaza, M.H. (2013). Investigation of Some Pretreatments on Energy and Specific Energy Consumption Drying of Black Mulberry. Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly. 19 (1): 89&minus105.

Adabi, M.E., Nikbakht, A.M., Motevali, A. and Mousavi Seyedi, S.R. (2013). Investigation of black mulberry drying kinetics applying different pretreatments. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Vol. 15: 23-34.

Hosseini,M., Nikbakht, A.M. and Tabatabaei, M. (2012). Biodiesel Production in Batch Tank Reactor Equipped to Helical Ribbon-like Agitator. Modern Applied Science, Vol. 6 (3) 40-45.

Najafi, Gh., Ghobadian, B., Nikbakht, A.M. and Rahimi, H. (2006). Analysis of CI Engine Performance Using Biodiesel-Diesel Blend with Artificial Neural Network. Journal of Engine Research, No: 10-11. 6-15.

Motevali, A., Minaei, S., Khoshtaghaza, M.H., Kazemi, M. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2010). Drying of Pomegranate Arils: Comparison of Predictions from Mathematical Models and Neural Networks. International Journal of Food Engineering, 6(3).

Gorjian, Sh., Tavakoli Hashjin, T., Khoshtagaza, M.H., and Nikbakht, A.M. (2011). Drying kinetics and quality of Beyberry in a thin-layer dryer. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Vol. 13: 303-314.

Kiani Deh Kiani, M., Ghobadian, B., Tavakoli, T., Nikbakht, A.M. and Najafi, G. (2010). Application of artificial neural networks for the prediction of performance and exhaust emissions in SI engine using ethanol- gasoline blends. Energy, 35:65-69.

Tahmasebi, M., Tavakoli, T. Nikbakht, A.M. and Khoshtaghaza, M. H. (2011). Evaluation of Thin-Layer Drying Models for Simulation of Drying Kinetics of Quercus (Persica and Libani Variate). Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Vol. 13: 155-163.

Ghobadian, B., Rahimi, H., Nikbakht, A.M., Najafi, G. and T.F. Yusaf. (2009). Diesel engine performance and exhaust emission analysis using waste cooking biodiesel fuel with an artificial neural network. Journal of Renewable Energy, 34 (4):&zwnj 976&ndash982.

Hazervazife, A, Ahmadi Moghadam, P, Nikbakht, A.M. (2013). Energy optimization of energy in microwave drying of apple. Journal of mechanical science in agricultural machinery (In Farsi), 1(1): 7-18.

Abaspor, Y., Nikbakht, A.M., and Rahnema, M. (2013). Modeling thin-layer drying of grape. Ahvaz Journal of Agriculture (In Farsi), 36 (1).

Porvosogi, N., Nikbakht, A.M., Jafarmadar, S., Tabatabaei, M., Goli, A.H., Pakzad, M. (2012). Effect of using SBE sources biodiesel on operation and emission of diesel engine. Fuel and Combustion (In Farsi), 5(2): 35-47.

 

Selected Conference Proceedings

 

Nikbakht, A.M., Aste, N., Sarnavi, H.J. and Leonforte, F. (2017). Techno-economical analysis of Rooftop Grid-connected PV dairy farms Case study of Urmia university dairy farm. 2nd International Conference on Green Energy Technology (ICGET 2017), Rome, Italy: 18-20 July.

Javidi, H., Nikbakht, A.M. (2015). Biochar from Municipal Wood: A Key Strategy to Produce Added Value Products from Wastes. Sixth International Scientific Agricultural Symposium &ldquoAgrosym 2015&rdquo, Jahorina, October 15 &ndash 18. http://www.agrosym.rs.ba.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Porvosogi, N, Esmaeili, Z. (2012). Adding polymer wastes to biodiesel: a way to manage wastes and pollution. Proceedings of the 6th National Conference on World Environment Day, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 13-15 June.

Porvosogi, N., Nikbakht, A.M., Jafarmadar, S., Tabatabaei, M., Goli, A.H. (2012). Reduction of Diesel engine pollution with blended diesel-biodiesel produced from bleaching oil and polymer wastes. Proceedings of the 6th National Conference on World Environment Day, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 13-15 June.

Abaspor Kalan, Y., Nikbakht, A.M., Rahnema, M. (2012). Application of solar energy for drying of agricultural products: an alternative approach in reducing environmental pollution and energy optimization. Proceedings of the 6th National Conference on World Environment Day, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 13-15 June.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Ghorbani, H. and Hosseini, M. (2012). Improving Diesel Fuel Quality with an additive of Biodiesel-Plastic. 20th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME2012, 17-19 May, School of Mechanical Eng., Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Hoseini, M., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., (2012). Biodiesel production in a batch reactor equipped with a quasi-ribbon helical agitator. 20th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME2012, 17-19 May, School of Mechanical Eng., Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Farhadi, Kh., Ghorbani, H, and Hosseini, M. (2011). Improving biodiesel produced from agricultural wastes through adding plastic wastes. Proceedings of the 5th National Symposium on agricultural wastes, Tehran, Iran, 27 November.

Ghorbani, H, Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Hosseini, M. and Mohammadi, P. (2011). Feasibilty study on economical production of biodiesel and bio-ethanol from agricultural crops and wastes as alternative fuels in Iran. Proceedings of the 5th National Symposium on agricultural wastes, Tehran, Iran, 27 November.

Ghorbani, H, Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Hosseini, M. and Mohammadi, P. (2011). Novel Modeling Techniques for Monitoring Biodiesel Production Processes. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Trends in Energy Conservation &ndash ETEC Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 20-21 November 2011.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M., Farhadi, Kh., Ghorbani, H, and Hosseini, M. (2011). Evaluation of Diesel Engine Performance and Emission Using Blends of Diesel-Biodiesel-Polymer. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines, Tehran, Iran, December, 2011.

Ghorbani, H, Nikbakht, A.M, Tabatabaei, M, Hosseini, M and Mohammadi, P. (2011). Application of modeling techniques for prediction and optimization of biodiesel production processes. International Conference on Biotechnology and Environment Management, IPCBEE vol.18 (2011) © (2011) IACSIT Press, Singapore, 16-18 September.

Mohammadi, P., Nikbakht, A.M., Tabatabaei, M. and Farhadi, Kh. (2011). Assessing Dissolution of Expanded Polystyrene in Biodiesel through UV Spectrophotometry Technique: A Kinetic Study. 18th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, 18-20 May.

Motevali, A., Minaei, S., Khostagaza, M.H., Kazemi, M., and M.Nikbakht, A. (2010). Comparison of mathematical models and artificial neural networks in drying of pomegranate arils. 6th national congress on Agricultural Mahcienry and mechanization. University of Tehran, 16 September.

Sulaiman, A., Nikbakht, A.M., Khatamifar, M., Tabatabaei, M. and Ali Hassan, M, (2010). Modeling anaerobic process for wastewater treatment: new trends and methodologies. International Conference on Biology, Environment and Chemistry: ICBEC. Hong Kong, 28-30, December. Indexed in ISI and IEEE Xplore.

Nikbakht, A.M., Ghobadian, B., Khatamifar, M. and Salehian, E. (2007). Feasibility of using Biodiesel fuel as a clean fuel for development of sustainable environment. On the Proceeding of 1st National Conference on World Environmetal Day, June, Tehran, Iran.

Nikbakht, A.M., Ghobadian, B. and Khatamifar, M. (2007). Analysis of potential for using biodiesel in Iran in comparison with international trend. On the Proceeding of 3th Student Conference in Ag Machinery Engineering, 18-19 April, Shiraz, Iran.

Ghobadian, B., Najafi, G., Rahimi, H, Nikbakht, A.M and Kiani Dehkiani, M. (2008). Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Combustion Process and Its Phases in a Diesel Engine. The Second Combustion Conference of Iran. Islamic Azad University, Mashhad. 12-13 February, 2008. Mashhad, Iran.

Najafi, G., Ghobadian, B., Rahimi,H, Nikbakht, A.M.and Kiani Dehkiani, M. (2008). Simulation of Laminar Burning Velocities for Alternative Fuels in SI Engines. The Second Combustion Conference of Iran. Islamic Azad University, Mashhad. 12-13 February, 2008. Mashhad, Iran.

Ghobadian, B., Karbalaireza, H., Najafi, G., Manteghi, A. and Nikbakht, A. M. (2007). Design and Installation of a Diesel Engine on Nissan Z24. The 5th Conference on Internal Combustion Engines. November 20- 22, 2007. Tehran, Iran.

 

Patents

 

Nikbakht, A.M., Hazervazifeh, A. (2019). Dehumidification of sugar cube using micro-frequency electromagnetic radiation. Patent No: 99057. Iran.

Posrvosoghi, N., Nikbakht, A.M., (2016). Biodiesel from waste cooking oil using activated carbon catalyst. Patent No: 91555. Iran.

Gorji, A., Sefidkon, F., Nikbakht, A.M. (2016). Machine olfaction system for herbal plant grading. Patent No: 82249. Iran.

Nikbakht, A.M., Rahmati Aydenlo, H., and Javidi, H. (2015). Test System for Flat Plate Solar Collector and Thermal Fins. Patent No: 86658. Iran.

Nikbakht, A.M. and Javidi, H. (2015). Pyrolysis of Rural Wood Wastes to Produce Activated Carbon. Patent No: 86678. Iran. International Index: C08BC07C 29/152.

Hazervazifeh, A., FojLali, M., Nikbakht, A.M. (2012). Hybrid hot-air and microwave dryer. Patent No: 73603. Iran. Approved by Elite Foundation, Vive Presidency of Iran in Science and Technology.

Boghlan Dashti, B., Khatamifar, M., Tabatabaei, M., Goldost Solot, A. and Nikbakht, A.M. (2010). A modern system for production of biogas and anaerobic digestion of biomass. Patent No: 657070. Iran.

Tabatabaei, M., Nikbakht, A.M., Farhadi, Kh., Khatamifar, M., Mohammadi, P., Khayam Nekooyi, M. (2011). Diesel5+ additive (Biodiesel and Waste Polymer). Patent No: 73336. Iran.

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2009-up to now

Staff member, Department of Mechanical Eng. of Biosystems, Urmia University

Courses: Numerical Methods, Differential Equations, Eng Statistics, Programming (C#), Advanced Eng Mathematics (MSc and PhD), Postharvest Technology, Unit Operations, Advanced Fluid Mechanics in Food Industry (MSc), Drying Technology (PhD), HVAC, Refrigeration and Cold Storage.

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

 

Engineering & R&D sections of ITM Co. (Iran Tractor Manufacturing). 2001.

Director of Research and Technology, Urmia University, March 2012-September 2014.

Director of Scientific and Technological Services, Vice Chancellor of Research and Technology, Urmia University, September 2014-June 2016.

Member of Iran Association of Waste Management, from 2013.

Director of Technology Transfer Office, Urmia University, June 2017-September 2018.

Director of International Collaboration Office, September 2018-September 2019.

Chancellor of Science and Technology Park (STP), Urmia, Iran. From September 2019.

 

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

 

English: High Proficiency in Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Farsi: National Official Language.

Turkish: Mother Tongue Language.

 
 
         
     Research and Education Resume

Journal Articles (17)

1-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2016, Development of novel Ag/bauxite nanocomp osite as a heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel production,Renewable Energy.

2-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2016, Novel hybridized drying method s for proce ssing of apple fruit: Energy conservation approach,Energy.

3-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2016, NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF CORN DRYING IN A HYBRID FLUIDIZED BED-INFRARED DRYER,Journal of Food Process Engineering.

4-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2015, Improving exergetic and sustainability parameters of a DI diesel engine using polymer waste dissolved in biodiesel as a novel diesel additive,Energy Conversion and Management.

5-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2015, A CFD Study of the Effects of Feed Diameter on the Pressure Drop in Acyclone Separator,International Journal of Food Engineering.

6-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2014, Effect of irrigation and nutrient on physical properties of safflower,International Agrophysics.

7-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2014, Energy and exergy investigation of microwave assisted thin-layer drying of pomegranate arils using artificial neural networks and response surface methodology,Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences.

8-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2014, SAWCal: A user-friendly program for calculating soil available water quantities and physical quality indices,Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.

9-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2013, Investigation of Black Mulberry Drying Kinetics Applying Different Pretreatments,Journal of Agricultureal Science and Technology.

10-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2013, An optimized process for biodiesel production from high FFA spent bleaching earth,International Journal of Engineering.

11-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2012, A Novel Diesel Fuel Additive to Improve Fuel Properties and to Reduce Emissions,International Journal of Automotive Engineering.

12-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2012, Investigation of Some Pretreatments on Energy and Specific Energy Consumption Drying of Black Mulberry,Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly.

13-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2012, Biodiesel Production in Batch Tank Reactor Equipped to Helical Ribbon-like Agitator,Modern Applied Science.

14-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2012, Pulsed microwave drying kinetics of fig fruit (Ficus carica L.),Australian Journal of Crop Science.

15- 2011, Evaluation of Thin-Layer Drying Models for Simulation of Drying Kinetics of Quercus (Quercus persica and Quercus libani),Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (JAST).

16- 2011, Nondestructive Determination of Tomato Fruit Quality Parameters Using Raman Spectroscopy,Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (JAST).

17-علی محمدنیک بخت, 2010, Drying of Pomegranate Arils: Comparison of Predictions from Mathematical Models and Neural Networks,International Journal of Food Engineering.
Conference Papers/Abstracts/Posters (12)

1- 2011, Application of modeling techniques for prediction and optimization of biodiesel production processes,2011 International Conference on Biotechnology and Environment Management, Singapore,Singapore.

2- 1390, Assessing Dissolution of Expanded Polystyrene in Biodiesel through UV Spectrophotometry Technique: A Kinetic Study,18th Iraninan Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, زاهدان,ايران.

3- 1394, BIOCHAR FROM MUNICIPAL WOOD: A KEY STRATEGY TO PRODUCE ADDED VALUE,Sixth International Scientific Agricultural Symposium, Jahorina,بوسني و هرزگوييين.

4- 2014, Design and Fabrication of a Reactor for Producing Bio-Char from Agricultural Wood Residue,International Conference on Food, Agriculture and Biology, كوآلالامپور,مالزي.

5- 1390, Evaluation of Diesel Engine Performance and Emission Using Blends of Diesel-Biodiesel-Polymer,هفتمين همايش بين المللي موتورهاي درونسوز, تهران,ايران.

6- 1391, Improving Diesel Fuel Quality with an additive of Biodiesel-Plastic,20th Annual International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, شيراز,ايران.

7- 2010, Modeling anaerobic process for wastewater treatment: new trends and methodologies,2010 International Conference on Biology, Environment and Chemistry (ICBEC 2010), هنك كنگ,هنك كنگ.

8- 2011, Novel Modeling Techniques for Monitoring Biodiesel Production Processes,اولين كنفرانس بين المللي رويكردهاي نوين در نگهداشت انرژي, تهران,ايران.

9- 1394, Raman spectroscopy combined with linear discriminant analysis for detection of pistachio Aflatoxins,نهمين كنگره ملي مهندسي ماشينهاي كشاورزي )مكانيك بيوسيستم( و مكانيزاسيون, تهران,ايران.

10- 2012, SIMULTANEOUS HIGH QUALITY POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE PRODUCTION AND GLYCEROL PURIFICATION DERIVED FROM WASTE COOKING OIL THROUGH STEP-BY-STEP ACIDIFICATION PROCESS,4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation, پورتو,پرتغال.

11- 2014, Thermal Performance Evaluation of A Flat Plate Solar Air Heater in Urmia Climate,IRAN and GERMANY CONFERENCE ON RENEWABLE ENERGY, تهران,ايران.

12- 2012, WASTE PLASTIC-WVO BIODIESEL AS AN ADDITIVE TO BOOST DIESEL FUEL PROPERTIES,4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation, پورتو,پرتغال.
Books (1)

1- 2011, A book chapter (Ch 10) in ALTERNATIVE FUEL, ناشر معتبر خارجی,تالیف.
Courses Taught (5)

1-عملیات واحد , کارشناسی.

2-سیستم های تبرید و سردخانه, کارشناسی.

3-ریاضیات مهندسی پیشرفته, دکتری تخصصی.

4-تکنولوژی خشک کردن, دکتری تخصصی.

5-مکانیک سیالات کاربردی در صنایع غذایی, کارشناسی ارشد.
Awards / Honours (2)

1-.

2- ۱۳۹۶, پژوهشگر برتر استان.