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ME Winter Seminar - 2/1914

You are cordially invited to the Mechanical Department Seminar Series

Speaker: Yasdani P. Razi

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Location: Bannan Hall 142 (Law Building)

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.




An Introduction to Smart Home



A Smart home is defined as a 'building' where various devices, equipment, and products can be monitored and controlled through the application of smart mobile devices. This includes the control of lighting, heating, cooling, consumer electronics, safety, smoke and hazardous gases.

In this talk, an introduction to Smart Home will be given. Different aspects of Smart Home will be explored. Then some of the experiments conducted on it will be discussed. These experiments were conducted during summer of 2013 and temperature variations were measured. Natural and forced convection aspects will be explored. Also material radiative properties are examined. Different design aspects will be presented. In the end, other experimental equipment in this context will be introduced  




Dr Yazdan P. Razi is an Associate Professor in Silicon Valley University, San Jose USA. Previously he was Assistant Professor at Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France. He is the author of more than 30 research papers and book chapters on heat transfer. He is one of the pioneers of thermo-vibrational convection in fluid and porous media.

He was Sr. Thermal engineering manager at Flextronics International where he was responsible for thermal simulations and testing of power supplies ranging from 4W to 1400W. He was also is thermo-mechanical engineering manager in camera modules division in Tessera Company focusing on the thermo-deformation aspects of lens design.

He also specializes in geometric optimization method, constructal theory, heat transfer enhancement in natural and forced convection, thermal stability analysis in fluid and porous media with industrial applications, TIM (thermal interface materials) selection and testing. He is currently Thermal Engineering Consultant at Xicato Company focusing on thermal management of LED modules.