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Hameed Metghalchi

334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD (1980), Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS (1977), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS (1975), Oklahoma University

Research & Scholarship Interests

Fundamentals of combustion such as burning speed and onset of autoignition measurement and flame stability analysis; development of chemistry reduction such as rate-controlled constrained-equilibrium method; non-equilibrium thermodynamics
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • 2019 ASME George Westinghouse Gold Medal
  • 2014 ASME Edward F. Obert award
  • Editor-in-Chief, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Energy Resources Technology
  • Fellow of ASME
  • 2011 ASME Harry Potter Award
  • 2011 ASME Dedicated Service Award
  • Member of Board of Editors of International Journal of Thermodynamics

Teaching Interests

  • Undergraduate and graduate thermodynamics
  • Combustion Fundamentals

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society Engineering Educators
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
  • Combustion Institute
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Selected Publications

  • E. Rokni, A. Mossadagh, O. Askari, H. Metghalchi, Measurement of Laminar Burning Speed and Investigation of Flame Stability of Acetylene (C2H2)/air Mixtures, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 137, 2015, e012204
  • O. Askari, M. Janbozorgi, R. Greig, A. Moghaddas, H. Metghalchi, Developing Alternative Approaches to Predicting the Laminar Burning Speed of Refrigerants Using the Minimum Ignition Energy, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 21(2), 2015, 220-227
  • G. Nicolas, H. Metghalchi, Comparison Between RCCE and Shock Tube Ignition Delay Time at Low Temperatures, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 137, 2015, e062203
  • G. Nicolas, M. Janbozorgi, H. Metghalchi, Constrained-Equilibrium Modeling of Methane Oxidation in Air, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 136(3), 2014, 1-7
  • A. Moghaddas, C. Bennett, E. Rokni, H. Metghalchi, Laminar Burning Speeds and Flame Structures of Mixtures of Difluoromethane (HFC-32) and 1,1-Difluoroethane (HCF-152a) with Air at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures, HVAC&R Research, 20, 2014, 42-50
  • O. Askari, H. Metghalchi, S.K. Hannani, H. Hemmati, R. Ebrahimi, Lean Partially Premixed Combustion Investigation of Methane Direct-Injection under Different Characteristic Parameters, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 136, 2014, 1-7

Related News

May 23, 2019

MIE Professor Hameed Metghalchi was awarded the 2019 ASME George Westinghouse Gold Medal "for 40 years of scientific research and educational efforts in the field of power generation, which have contributed to improved plant operation and efficiency, and reduced pollutants; and for successfully promoting the dissemination of research as editor of ASME's Journal of Energy Resources Technology."

March 14, 2018

Provost and MIE Professor James Bean (PI) and co-PI Professors Barbara Guthrie (Bouvé), Carla Mattos (COS), Hameed Metghalchi (MIE), and Benjamin Hescott (CCIS), along with collaborators Richard Harris, COE Assistant Dean and Director of the Northeastern University Program in Multicultural Engineering, and Sara Wadia-Fascetti, Vice Provost of the PhD Network and CEE Professor, were awarded a $1M NSF grant for the "Strategic Advancement of Rising Scholars (STARS) Nominated by the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NE-LSAMP)."

September 13, 2017

As part of a $3.5M NSF grant led by Assistant Dean Richard Harris and MIE Professor Hameed Metghalchi, in collaboration with five other universities, a group of LSAMP Scholars participated for the first time in international research at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.