Ghamari to Receive UI Teaching Assistant Award

The University of Iowa Council on Teaching has selected Mohsen Ghamari, PhD candidate in mechanical engineering, as a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2016.

The council noted that Ghamari's philosophy of teaching and learning, classroom evaluations, and strong support garnered from students and faculty, made his nomination stand out from among the many candidates, and clearly demonstrated his excellence in teaching.

Ghamari is currently a research assistant conducting experimental studies of combustion behavior of isolated droplets with polymeric and nano-particle additives; handling the design, fabrication and testing of a pressurized spray system to study injection pattern of modified fuel at low temperatures; working on numerical simulation of co-firing coal and biomass, and numerical simulation of urea injection into a utility boiler to control NOx emission and meet EPA regulations.

Ghamari will receive his certificate May 6 at the Council on Teaching Awards Reception.