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Journal papers

25. Performance Analysis and Limiting Parameters of Cross-flow Membrane-based Liquid-desiccant Air Dehumidifiers”, Behnam Ahmadi, Masoud Ahmadi, Kashif Nawaz, Ayyoub M. Momen, Sajjad Bigham, International Journal of Refrigeration, Sept. 2021.   PDF


24. Multiple-effect Desiccant-based Zero Liquid Discharge Desalination Systems”, Sunil Pinnu, Sajjad Bigham, Desalination, Vol. 502, 2021.   PDF

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23. Energy-efficient Sorption-based Gas Clothes Dryer Systems​”, Masoud Ahmadi, Kyle Gluesenkamp, Sajjad Bigham,

Energy Conversion and Management,  Vol. 230, 2021.   PDF

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22. Gradient Wick Channels for Enhanced Flow Boiling HTC and Delayed CHF​”, Masoud Ahmadi, Sajjad Bigham, Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 167, 2021.   PDF

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21. Physics of the Microchannel Flow Boiling Process and Comparison With the Existing Theories”, S. Bigham, S. Moghaddam, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 139, 2017

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20. Enhanced second and third harmonic generations of vertical and planar spiral MoS2 nanosheets”, Jinlin Zhang, Mingxiao Ye, Shiva Bhandari, Aeshah Khudaysh M Muqri, Fei Long, Sajjad Bigham, Yoke Khin Yap, Jae Yong Suh, Nanotechnology, Issue 28, 2017

19. Physics of microstructures enhancement of thin film evaporation heat transfer in microchannel flow boiling”, S. Bigham, A. Fazeli, S. Moghaddam, Scientific Reports,  Published online on March 17, 2017.   PDF

18. Role of bubble growth dynamics on microscale heat transfer events in microchannel flow boiling process”, S. Bigham, S. Moghaddam, Applied Physics Letter, Vol. 107, Issue 24, 244103-9.   PDF

17. Microscale Layering of Liquid and Vapor Phases within Microstructures for a New Generation Two-Phase Heat Sink”, A. Fazeli, S. Bigham, S. Moghaddam, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 95 (2016) 368-378.   PDF

16. Microscale study of mechanisms of heat transfer during flow boiling in a microchannel”, S. Bigham, S. Moghaddam, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 88 (2015) 111-121.   PDF

15. Impact of micromixing on performance of a membrane-based absorber”, R. N. Isfahani, S. Bigham, M. Mortazavi, S. Moghaddam,  Energy, (2015) 1-8.   PDF

14. Absorption characteristics of falling film LiBr (lithium bromide) solution over a finned structureM. Mortazavi, R. N. Isfahani, S. Bigham, S. Moghaddam, Energy, VOl 87 (2015) 270-278.   PDF

13. Moving beyond the limits of mass transport in liquid absorbent microfilms through the implementation of surface-induced vortices”, S. Bigham, D. Yu, D. Chugh, S. Moghaddam, Energy, Vol. 65 (2014) 621-630.   PDF

12. “Direct Molecular Diffusion and Micro-mixing for Rapid Dewatering of LiBr Solution”, S. Bigham, R. N. Isfahani, S. Moghaddam, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 64 (2014) Issues 1–2, 371–375.   PDF

11. Physics of lithium bromide (LiBr) solution dewatering through vapor venting membranes”, R. N. Isfahani, A. Fazeli, S. Bigham, S. Moghaddam, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 58 (2014) 27-38.   PDF

10. A general guide to design of falling film evaporators utilized in multi effect desalination units operating at high vapor qualities under a sub-atmospheric condition”, S. Bigham, R. Kouhikamali, M. P. Zadeh, Energy, Vol. 84 (2014) 279-288

9• “A numerical study on natural convection heat transfer from a horizontal isothermal cylinder located underneath an adiabatic ceiling”, M. Ashjaee, S. Bigham, S. Yazdani,​ Heat Transfer Engineerig, Vol 35 (2014) Issue 10. 

8• Two-phase flow numerical simulation and experimental verification of falling film evaporation on a horizontal tube bundle”, S. Bigham, R. Kouhikamali, S. M. A. Noori Rahim Abadi, Desalination and Water Treatment, published online July 2014. 

7• “Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Simulation in a Constricted Microchannel: Effects of Rarefaction and Viscous Dissipation”, S. Bigham, H. Shokouhmand, R. N. Isfahani, S. Yazdani, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A Applications, Vol. 59 (2012) Issue 3, 209-230.  

6• “Experimental and numerical investigation on free convection from a horizontal cylinder located above an adiabatic surface”M. Ashjaee, S. Yazdani, S. Bigham, T. Yousefi,​ Heat Transfer Engineerig, Vol 33 (2012) Issue 3.  

5• “Effects of Knudsen number and Geometry on gaseous flow and heat transfer in a constricted microchannel”H. Shokouhmand, S. Bigham, R. N. Isfahani, Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 47 (2011) Issue 2, 119-130.  

4• “Numerical solution and statistical analysis for estimation of the heat flux in thermal scanning process using conjugate gradient method”, S. Yazdani, S. Bigham, J. Yazdani, J. Comput .Theor .Nanosci ,Vol. 8 (2011) Issue 4, 707-712. 

3. ​“Effects of lateral contact stiffness and geometrical parameters on torsional sensitivity of vibration modes of rectangular AFM cantilevers with sidewall”, S. Bigham, S. Yazdani, J. Yazdani, J. Comput .Theor .Nanosci, Vol. 8 (2011) Issue 7.   

2• “A theoretical model for unsteady coupled heat and mass transfer phenomena in industrial dryers”, H. Shokouhmand, S. Bigham, S. Yazdani, Heat Transfer Research, Vol. 42 (2011) Issue 5, 415-432

1• “Slip-flow and heat transfer of gaseous flows in the entrance of a wavy microchannel”H. Shokouhmand, S. Bigham, Int. Comm. in Heat and Mass Transfer, 37 (2010) 695-702.  

Book Chapters

1• Invited Book Chapter: Chapter 19: ​“Fluid flow and heat transfer analyses in curvilinear microchannels”, Sajjad Bigham and Maryam Pourhasanzadeh, Book title: “Evaporation, Condensation and Heat transfer”, ISBN: 978-953-307-0, InTech publisher, Link to the CHAPTER,  


3• 3D Microchannel Structures for Membrane Absorption/Desorption”, S. Moghaddam, S. Bigham, D. Chugh, Patent Application: WO/2015/103199.

2• “Open Absorption Cycle for Combined Dehumidification, Water Heating, and Evaporating Cooling”, S. Moghaddam, S. Bigham, D. Chugh, R. Nasr Isfahani, A. Fazeli, D. Yu, M. Mortazavi, O. Abdelaziz,​ Patent Application WO/2015/116362.    PDF 

1• Highly Compact and Efficient Plate and Frame Absorber Design”, S. Moghaddam, S. Bigham, M. Mortazavi,Patent Application UF-15794.  PENDING

Conference Papers/Technical Presentations

23• Masoud Ahmadi, Behnam Ahmadi, “Role of Surface Structures in Liquid-Desiccant-Based Air Dehumidifiers”, Presentation, Paper number: SHTC2021-63988, ASME SHTC 2021, Online, Virtual. Link to presentation

22• Masoud Ahmadi, Sajjad Bigham, “Flow Boiling on Homogenous and Gradient Wick Surfaces”, Presentation, Paper number: SHTC2021-63370, ASME SHTC 2021, Online, Virtual. Link to presentation

21• Behnam Ahmadi, Masoud Ahmadi, Sajjad Bigham, “Experimental Evaluation of a Membrane-Based Liquid-Desiccant Regenerator”, Presentation, Paper number: SHTC2021-64006, ASME SHTC 2021, Online, Virtual. Link to presentation

20• Behnam Ahmadi, Masoud Ahmadi, Sajjad Bigham, “Two-Phase Multispecies CFD Modeling of a Liquid Desiccant Dehumidifier”, Presentation, Paper number: SHTC2021-63994, ASME SHTC 2021, Online, Virtual. Link to presentation

19• Behzad Ahmadi, Sajjad Bigham, “Experimental Evaluation of Ceramic 3D-Printed Heat Exchangers at High-Temperatures”, Presentation, Paper number: SHTC2021-64028, ASME SHTC 2021, Online, Virtual. Link to presentation

18• Rasoul Bayaniahangar, Sajjad Bigham, “Toward Extreme High-Temperature/high-Pressure Energy Systems: Leakage Characterization of Ceramic 3D-Printed Structures”, Presentation, Paper number: SHTC2021-64034, ASME SHTC 2021, Online, Virtual. Link to presentation

17• Gnana Vishnu Durgam, Sajjad Bigham, “Enhanced Condensation Heat Transfer of Low Surface Tension Liquids”, Presentation, Paper number: ICNMM2020-13226, ASME ICNMM 2020, Online, Virtual.

16• Masoud Ahamdi, Sajjad Bigham, “Suppressed Critical Heat Flux during Forced Convection Boiling by 3D Wick Structures”, Presentation, Paper number: ICNMM2020-13190, ASME ICNMM 2020, Online, Virtual.

15• Behnam Ahmadi, Masoud Ahmadi, Sajjad Bigham, “Two-Phase Multispecies Modeling of a Liquid Desiccant Dehumidifier”, Presentation, Paper number: ICNMM2020-13210, ASME ICNMM 2020, Online, Virtual.

14• Masoud Ahmadi, Sajjad Bigham, “Thermodynamic Modeling of a Novel Gas-Driven Dryer System”, Presentation, Paper number: ICNMM2020-26434, ASME ICNMM 2020, Online, Virtual.

13• Gnana Vishnu Durgam, Sajjad Bigham, “Engineered Surfaces for Enhanced Condensation Heat Transfer of Completely Wetting Liquids”, Presentation, Paper number: SHTC2019-3627, ASME SHTC 2019, Bellevue, WA, US.

12• Masoud Ahmadi, Sajjad Bigham, “Wick Channels for Enhanced Flow Boiling HTC and Delayed CHF”, Presentation, Paper number: SHTC2019-3625, ASME SHTC 2019, Bellevue, WA, US.

11• Mojtaba Hosseinnia, Sajjad Bigham, “Membranes for Microscale Phase Separation of Completely Wetting Liquids”, IMECE2018-88296, ASME-IMECE2018, Pittsburg, USA

10• Mojtaba Hosseinnia, Sajjad Bigham, A Novel Multiscale Wick Structure for Delayed Critical Heat Flux in Microchannel Flow Boiling Process, IMECE2018-88292, ASME-IMECE2018, Pittsburg, USA

9• Sajjad Bigham, Saeed Moghaddam, Microscale Analysis of Mechanisms of Heat Transfer in Microchannel Flow Boiling Process​, InterPACKICNMM2017-5624, ASME InterPACK-ICNMM 2017, Cambridge, MA, USA

8• Sajjad Bigham, Saeed Moghaddam, Fundamentals of Microchannel Flow Boiling Sub-processes and Similarities and Differences with Pool Boiling​, InterPACKICNMM2017-5640, ASME InterPACK-ICNMM 2017, Cambridge, MA, USA

7• Sajjad Bigham, Saeed Moghaddam, Physics of Interfacial Heat Transfer Events in Flow Boiling of FC-72 Liquid in Microchannels​, InterPACKICNMM2015-48581, ASME InterPACK-ICNMM 2015, San Francisco, USA.   PDF

6• ​Abdy Fazeli, Sajjad Bigham, Saeed Moghaddam, Microscale Layering of Liquid and Vapor Phases Within Microstructures for Self-Regulated Flow Delivery to Local Hot Spots​, InterPACKICNMM2015-48632, ASME InterPACK-ICNMM 2015, San Francisco, USA.    PDF

5• Mehdi Mortezavi, Rasoul Nasr Isfahani, Sajjad Bigham, Saeed Moghaddam, Absorption Characteristics of Multilayered Thin Lithium Bromide (LiBr) Solution Film”, InterPACKICNMM2015-48225, ASME InterPACK-ICNMM 2015, San Francisco, USA.    PDF

4• Rasoul Nasr Isfahani, Sajjad Bigham, W. Xing, Saeed Moghaddam, 3D Surface Microstructures for Micro-mixing of Lithium Bromide (LiBr) Desiccant, IMECE2014-40425, ASME 2014, Montreal, Canada.

3• Sajjad Bigham, Saeed Moghaddam, Moving Beyond the Limits of Mass Transport in Liquid Absorbent Microfilms through the Implementation of Surface-Induced Vortices”,​ 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM2014), Paper No.: FEDSM2014-21759.

2• Maryam Pourhasanzadeh, Sajjad Bigham, “Optimization of a micro gas turbine using genetic algorithm”, ASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, Pages 929-937.

1• Hossein Shokouhmand, Sajjad Bigham, Effects Of Entrance Region Transport Processes on Slip Flow Regime in a Wavy Wall Microchannel with Isothermally Heated Walls”, World Congress on Engineering (WCE), ICME 2010, June 30 - July 2, 2010, London, U.K. (ISBN: 978-988-17012-9-9)

26. A novel lung-inspired 3D-printed desiccant-coated heat exchanger for high-performance humidity management in buildings”, Umamaheswar Puttur, Masoud Ahmadi, Behzad Ahmadi, Sajjad BighamEnergy Conversion and Management,  Vol. ?, 2022.   PDF

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