My passion in engineering is applications of thermo-fluids in buildings and the environment. An understanding of fluid flow, heat, and mass transfer finds many great applications in green building design, ventilation systems, renewable energy technologies, co-generation, indoor and outdoor air quality, climate change, and much more.

I am currently a research associate with the Building Technology Program, Department of Architecture, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but my home institution is the University of Guelph, ON, Canada, where I am an assistant professor in the environmental engineering program.


Google Scholars Citation:


  • Renewable and sustainable power systems
  • Biofuels
  • Combined heat and power systems
  • Thermodynamic analysis of large power systems
  • Heat engine emissions characterization
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations,
  • Aerosol mechanics
  • Airborne infection modelling
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Aliabadi, A. A., Lim, K. W. J., Rogak, S. N. and Green, S. I. (2012), `Steady and Transient Droplet Dispersion in an Air-assist Internally Mixing Cone Atomizer’,Atomization and Sprays 21 (12), 1009-1031.
  • Aliabadi, A. A., Rogak, S. N., Bartlett, K. H. and Green, S. I. (2011), `Preventing Airborne Disease Transmission: Review of Methods for Ventilation Design in Health Care Facilities’, Advances in Preventive Medicine 2011, Article ID 124064, 21 pages, doi:10.4061/2011/1240064.
  • Aliabadi, A. A., Thomson, M. J. and Wallace, J. S. (2010), `Efficiency Analysis of Natural Gas Residential Micro-cogeneration Systems’, Energy and Fuels 24, 1704-1710.
  • Aliabadi, A. A., Thomson, M. J., Wallace, J. S., Tzanetakis, T., Lamont, W. and Di Carlo, J. (2009), `Efficiency and Emissions Measurement of a Stirling Engine-based Residential Micro-cogeneration System Run on Diesel and Biodiesel’, Energy and Fuels 23, 1032-1039.
  • Aliabadi, A. A. and Wallace, J. S. (2009), `Cost-effective and Reliable Design of a Solar Thermal Power Plant’, Trans. Can. Soc. Mech. Eng. 33, 25-37.