Bahareh Estejab

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Tech
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University
  • Graduate Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) certificate, University of Kentucky
  • Future Professoriate Graduate Certificate (Graduate certificate in College Instruction), Virginia Tech

Courses Taught

  • ENGS 205: Introductory Thermodynamics
  • MECH 318: Fluid Mechanics I
  • MECH 319: Fluid Mechanics II
  • MECG 702: Compressible Flow
  • MECH 332: Finite Element Analysis and Computer Aided Engineering
  • MECH 312: Introduction to Mechatronics
  • MECG 746: Research Project in Mechanical Engineering
  • MECH 401: Mechanical Engineering Design I
  • MECH 402: Mechanical Engineering Design II
  • Research
    • Computational fluid dynamics
    • Renewable/alternative energy
    • Multiphase and reacting flows
    • Turbulent flows
    • Wall-Bounded Flows
    • Unsteady Vortex Flows
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    Selected Publications:
    • Bailey, S., Pentelow, S., Ghimire, H.C., Estejab, B., Green, M.A., & Tavoularis, S., “Experimental Investigation of the Scaling of Vortex Wandering in Turbulent Surroundings,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 843, 722-747, 2018. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.180
    • Estejab, B., Nyendu, GC., Agblevor, F., Battaglia, F., “Coal–biomass mixing characteristics in a bubbling fluidized bed of Geldart A particles” Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 120, 1-14, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.cherd.2017.01.025
    • Kanholy, S.K., Estejab, B., Battaglia, F., “Modeling Multiple Jet Interactions through Distributor Plates,” Chemical Engineering Journal, 328, 1009-1021, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2017.07.116
    • Estejab, B., Battaglia, F., “Assessment of Drag Models for Geldart A Particles in Bubbling Fluidized Beds,” ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 138(3), 031105 (12pp), 2016. doi:10.1115/1.4031490
    • Miller, M.A., Estejab, B., Bailey, S.C.C, “Evaluation of Hot-Wire Spatial Filtering Corrections and Near-Wall Peak Reynolds Number Dependence in Turbulent Channel Flow”, Experiments in Fluids, 55(5), 1735 (13pp), 2014. doi: 10.1007/s00348-014-1735-3
    • Estejab, B. and Battaglia, F., “A CFD Study of Drag Models for Geldart A Particles in Bubbling Fluidized Beds”, Proceedings of the Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, 2014 Symposium, FEDSM2013-21134, Chicago, IL, August 3-7, 2014. doi:10.1115/FEDSM2014-21134
    • Estejab, B. and Battaglia, F., 2015, “Effects of biomass on mixing behavior in coal fluidized beds”, 31st annual Graduate Research Symposium, Virginia Tech, March 2015
    • Estejab, B. and Battaglia, F., 2014, “Assessing the effects of biomass ratio on the fluidization behavior of coal-biomass mixtures ”, 2014 Fall Fluid Mechanics Symposium, Virginia Tech, November 2014
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Marquis Who's Who in the world, 2018
    • Recipient of the Pratt fellowship, Virginia Tech, 2016
    • Recipient of the Fluids Engineering Division Graduate Student Scholarship, 2014
    • Winner of the Graduate Student Paper Competition at the Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, 2014
    • Recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Willis F. Thompson Memorial Scholarship, 2014
    • Recipient of two travel awards from Graduate Student Assembly (GSA), Virginia Tech, 2014
    • Citizen Scholar Award, Virginia Tech, 2013-14
    • Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2014
    • Recipient of the Pratt fellowship, Virginia Tech, 2014
    • Recipient of the Mary V. Jones Graduate Fellowship, Virginia Tech, 2012