Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MOHAMMAD KASSEMI

Research Professor 
 

Contact Information:

MS110-3 NASA Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44135

Phone Number: 216-433-5031
Email: mxk89@case.edu

Education:

BS, MS, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron

Research Interests:

Dr. Mohammad Kassemi is the director of the NASA GRC’s Advanced Research and Technology Service (ARTS) Contract at CWRU and serves as the Chief Scientist at the National Center for Space Exploration Research (NCSER) at Case and NASA GRC supporting fluids and combustion research aboard the International Space Station (ISS). During his 28 years at NASA GRC and 18 years at CWRU he has applied his expertise to a diverse set of multidisciplinary research problems in multiphase flow and transport, materials processing, microgravity fluid and thermal management, radiation heat transfer in semitransparent materials, capillary and interfacial phenomena, and microfluidics and physiological flows in biomedicine.

Dr. Kassemi is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Zero-Boil-Off Tank (ZBOT) Experiments aboard ISS, a series of fundamental fluid physics investigations of phase change and multiphase transport in microgravity. He has also been PI on 8 other Fluids and Materials NASA research awards and several computational biomedical investigations involving formation of renal stones and performance of human cardiovascular and vestibular systems in weightlessness.

He is the recipient of the 2015 NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Award for his contributions on the effects of long-term microgravity on human health and on performance of cryogenic propellant systems and materials processing in Space. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space.

Selected Publications:

  • M. Kassemi & D. Thompson, Prediction of Renal Crystalline Size Distributions in Space Using a PBE Analytical Model:  1. Effect of Microgravity-Induced Biochemical Alterations” American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, Vol. 311 no. 3, F520-F530, Sept 2016.
  • M. Kassemi & D. Thompson, Prediction of Renal Crystalline Size Distributions in Space Using a PBE Analytical Model:  2. Effect of Dietary Countermeasures” American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, Vol. 311 no. 3, F531-F538, Sept 2016.
  • M. Kassemi & Olga Kartuzova, Effect of Interfacial Turbulence and Accommodation Coefficient On CFD Predictions of Pressurization and Pressure Control in Cryogenic Storage Tank, Cryogenics, Vol. 74, pp.138-153, 2016. 
  • I. Iskovitz, M. Kassemi, J. Thomas, Impact of Weightlessness on Cardiac Shape and Stress and Strain Distributions, ASME J. Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 135, No 12, pp. 121008:1-11, December 2013.
  • Barsi S. and Kassemi, M. “Investigation of Tank Pressurization and Pressure Control-Part I: Experimental Study”, ASME Journal of Thermal Science & Engineering Applications, Vol. 5, No 2, pp- 041005: 1-20, December 2013.
  • Barsi S. and Kassemi, M. “Investigation of Tank Pressurization and Pressure Control-Part II: Numerical Modelling”, ASME Journal of Thermal Science & Engineering Applications, Vol. 5, No 2, pp- 041006: 1-9, December 2013.