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Siavash Sohrab

Associate Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech B121
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-3572Email Siavash Sohrab

Departments

Mechanical Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Engineering Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1981

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 1975

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, 1973



Significant Recognition

  • The Best Paper Award 1998, Central States Section Meeting of The Combustion Institute. For the paper entitled: "Laminar Flame Theory Revisited-Stationary Coordinates for Systems Under Rigid-Body Versus Brownian Motions"

Significant Professional Service

  • Past editor, WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics
  • Past editor, WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer

Selected Publications

    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “On a Scale-Invariant Model of Statistical Mechanics and the Laws of Thermodynamics”, Journal of Energy Resources and Technology (2016)
    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “Scale Invariant Model of Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Nature of Space, Time, and Dimension”, Chaotic Modeling and Simulation (2016)
    • Kevin A. Krout, Siavash H. Sohrab, “On the Speed of Sound”, International Journal of Thermodynamics (2016)
    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “Invariant Forms of Conservation Equations for Reactive Fields and Hydro-Thermo-Diffusive Theory of Laminar Flames”, Journal Energy Resources and Technology (2015)
    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “On a Scale Invariant Model of Statistical Mechanics, Kinetic Theory of Ideal Gas, and Riemann Hypothesis”, International Journal of Modern Communication Research and Technology (2015)
    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “Invariant Forms of Conservation Equations and Some Examples of Their Exact Solutions”, Journal of Energy Resources and Technology (2014)
    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “Some Implications of a Scale Invariant Model of Statistical Mechanics to Classical and Relativistic Thermodynamics”, International Journal Thermodynamics (2014)
    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “Boltzmann Entropy of Thermodynamics Versus Shannon Entropy of Information Theory”, International Journal Mechanics (2014)
    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “On a Scale Invariant Model of Statistical Mechanics and Invariant Forms of Conservation Equations”, WSEAS Transaction on Heat and Mass Transfer (2014)
    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “Quantum Theory of Fields From Planck to Cosmic Scales”, WSEAS Transactions on Mathematics (2010)
    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “Implication of a Scale Invariant Model of Statistical Mechanics to Nonstandard Analysis and the Wave Equation”, WSEAS Transactions on Mathematics (2008)
    • Siavash H. Sohrab, “A Modified Hydro-Thermo-Diffusive Theory of Shock Waves”, WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer (2007)

In the Classroom

Professor Sohrab has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses on combustion as well as courses on thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. His teaching philosophy places great emphasis on deep intuitive understanding of physical concepts from their most primitive and conceptually accessible roots from direct empirical human experience and perception. Also, care is taken to clearly reveal the connections between the observed concrete physical phenomena and abstract mathematical symbolism and description used to model such physical phenomena.  

In addition, historical facts and perspectives are provided for appreciation of the evolution of the subject matter from it inception thus allowing the students to recognize the broader human and social aspects of scientific discoveries and the important roles of both successes as well as failures in the ultimate development of scientific laws and the inter connections between various scientific disciplines such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, statistical mechanics, heat and mass transfer, combustion, electrodynamics and radiation.