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Prof. Dr. Hossein Zare-Behtash

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering

Telephone: +971 4 6050195

Email:  Hossein.behtash@eau.ac.ae

Prof. Hossein Zare-Behtash began his academic career at the University of Manchester – UK, where he graduated in Aerospace Engineering. It was through his final year project on compressible vortical flows where he discovered his passion for research and aerodynamics. Hence, he continued onto a PhD at the University of Manchester on compressible flows. Following his PhD, he took up the post of Knowledge Transfer Fellow at the University of Manchester, responsible for undertaking industry-led research projects covering: boundary layers, boundary layer transition, wind tunnel testing with active (DBD plasmas) and passive (vortex generators) flow control, and advanced flow diagnostics. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Senior Member of the AIAA, and Member of the AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee (APATC), Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS), and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. His research is focused on novel flow diagnostics, ML-assisted flow measurements, plume surface interaction during landing on planetary bodies, ISRU, and space exploration technologies.

  1. Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering August 2009
  2. BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering June 2005
  • Experimental fluid mechanics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Compressible flows
  • High-speed propulsion
  • Flow control
  • Fluid-thermal-structure interaction
  • Advanced flow diagnostics
  • Shock-boundary layer interactions
  • High-speed intakes
  • Molecular sensors
  • Shock physics
  • Shock-vortex interactions
  • Unsteady aerodynamics
  • Plume-regolith interactions
  • ISRU
  • Wind tunnel testing
  • Plasma and laser energy deposition systems
  • Bio-inspired engineering
  • Aerosol propagation
  • Engineering optimisation

Journal Publications

  1. Syuhri, S. N.H., Pickles, D., Zare-Behtash, H., Cammarano, A. (2023), “Influence of travelling waves on the fluid dynamics of a beam submerged in water,” Journal of Fluids and Structures 121, 103947.
  2. Budzyń, D., Zare-Behtash, H., Cowley, A., Cammarano, A. (2023), “Implicit lunar dust mitigation technology: Compliant mechanisms,” Acta Astronautica 203, pp. 146-156.
  3. Heydari, E., Yari, F., Zare-Behtash, H. (2023), “Vacuum packaging sensor based on time-resolved phosphorescence spectroscopy,” Photonic Sensors, In Press.
  4. Seale, M., Zhdanov, O., Soons, M.B., Cummins, C., Kroll, E., Blatt, M.R., Zare-Behtash, H., Busse, A., Mastropaolo, E., Bullock, J.M., Viola, I.M., Nakayama, N. (2022), “Environmental morphing enables informed dispersal of the dandelion diaspore,” eLife 11 e81962.
  5. Hanifi, S., Lotfian, S., Zare-Behtash, H., Cammarano, A. (2022), “Offshore wind power forecasting – A new hyperparameter optimisation algorithm for deep learning models,” Energies 15, pp. 1-21.
  6. Heydari, E., AmirAhmadi, J., Ghazyani, N., Bai, G., Zare-Behtash, H., MajlesAra, H. (2022), “A nanophotonic upconversion oxygen sensor,” Nanoscale 22, pp. 13362-13372..
  7. Heydari, E., Zare-Behtash, H., Bagheri, P. (2022), “Photonic-based time-resolved multipulse oxygen sensor,” IEEE Sensors 22, pp. 12746-12753.
  8. Zhdanov, O., Blatt, M.R., Zare-Behtash, H., Busse, A. (2021), “Unidirectional vs bidirectional brushing: simulating wind influence on Arabidopsis thaliana,” Quantitative Plant Biology 3, pp. 1-10.
  9. Chegeni, N.F., Maghsoodi, P.I., Habibi, M., Zare-Behtash, H., Majles Ara, M., Heydari, E. (2021), “Hybrid dissolved-oxygen and temperature sensing: a nanophotonic probe for real-time monitoring of chlorella algae,” MDPI Sensors 21, pp. 1-9.
  10. Al Haddabi, N. H. H., Kontis, K., Zare-Behtash, H. (2021), “The impact of steady blowing from the leading edge of an open cavity flow,” Aerospace 8, pp. 1-22.
  11. Habibi, M., Bagheri, P., Ghazyani, N., Zare-Behtash, H., Heydari, E. (2021) “3D printed optofluidic biosensor: NaYF4: Yb3+, Er3+ upconversion nano-emitters for temperature sensing,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 326, pp. 112734.
  12. Shameem, A.J., Valyrakis, M., Zare-Behtash, H. (2021), “A Fluid Dynamics Approach for Assessing the Intelligent Geomorphic Design of the Japanese Pufferfish Nest,” Geosciences 11, pp. 22.
  13. Zhdanov, O., Blatt, M.R., Zare-Behtash, H., Busse, A. (2021), “Wind-evoked anemotropism affects the morphology and mechanical properties of Arabidopsis,” Journal of Experimental Botany 72, pp. 1906-1918.
  14. Syuhri, S.N., H., Zare-Behtash, H., Cammarano, A. (2020), “Investigating the influence of fluid-structure interactions on nonlinear system identification,” Vibration 3, pp. 521-544.
  15. Skinner, S.N., Green, R., Zare-Behtash, H. (2020), “Wingtip vortex structure in the near-field of swept-tapered wings,” Physics of Fluids 39, pp. 095102.
  16. Zhdanov, O., Blatt, M.R., Cammarano, A., Zare-Behtash, H., Busse, A. (2020), “A new perspective on mechanical characterisation of Arabidopsis stems through vibration tests,” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 112, pp. 104041.
  17. Russell, A., Myokan, M., Bottini, H., Sasoh, A., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2020), “Application of laser energy deposition to improve performance for high-speed intakes,” Propulsion and Power Research 9, pp. 15-25.
  18. Kaboli, F., Ghazyani, N., Riahi, M., Zare-Behtash, H., Majles Ara, M. H., Heydari, E. (2019), “Upconverting nano-engineered surfaces: Maskless photolithography for security applications,” ACS Applied Nano Materials 2, pp. 3590-3596.
  19. Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H., White, C., Kontis, K. (2018), “Numerical investigation on three-dimensional shock train structures in rectangular isolators,” European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids 72, pp. 586-593.
  20. Ukai, T., Russell, A., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2018), “Temporal variation of the spatial density distribution above a nanosecond pulsed dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator in quiescent air,” Physics of Fluids 30, pp. 116106.
  21. Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2018), “Effect of back-pressure forcing on shock train structures in rectangular channels,” Acta Astronautica 145, pp. 471-481.
  22. Skinner, S.N., Zare-Behtash, H. (2018), “Study of a C-wing configuration for passive drag and load alleviation,” Journal of Fluids and Structures 78, pp. 175-196.
  23. Skinner, S.N., Zare-Behtash, H. (2018), “State-of-the-art in aerodynamic shape optimisation methods,” Applied Soft Computing 62, pp. 933-962.
  24. Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2017), “Suspended liquid particle disturbance on laser-induced blast wave and low density distribution,” Physics of Fluids 29, pp. 126104.
  25. Skinner, S.N., Zare-Behtash, H. (2017), “Semi-span wind tunnel testing without conventional peniche,” Experiments in Fluids 58, pp. 163.
  26. Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., Yang, L., Erdem, E. (2017), “Experimental investigation of surface flow pattern on truncated cones in Mach 5 flow: influence of truncation ratio,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 81, pp. 396-405.
  27. Ferrier, L., Vezza, M., Zare-Behtash, H. (2017), “Improving the aerodynamic performance of a cycloidal rotor through active compliant morphing,” Aeronautical Journal 121, pp. 901-915.
  28. Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., Obayashi, S. (2016), “Three-dimensional shock wave distortion in shock-square vortex loop interaction,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 79, pp. 85-90.
  29. Ruisi, R., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., Erfani, R. (2016), “Active flow control over a backward-facing step using plasma actuation,” Acta Astronautica 126, pp. 354-363.
  30. Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2016) “Control of flow separation on a contour bump by jets in a Mach 1.9 free-stream: an experimental study,” Acta Astronautica 126, pp. 229-242.
  31. Gnani, F., Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2016), “Shock wave diffraction in the presence of a supersonic co-flow jet,” Shock Waves 26, 253-262.
  32. Gnani, F., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2016), “Pseudo-shock waves and their interactions in high-speed intakes,” Progress in Aerospace Sciences 82, pp. 36-56.
  33. Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Yang, L., Kontis, K. (2016), “Pressure sensitive paint measurements at high Mach numbers,” Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 52, pp. 10-16.
  34. Russell, A., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2016), “Joule heating flow control methods for high-speed flows,” Journal of Electrostatics 80, pp. 34-68.
  35. Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Kontis, K., Ukai, T., Obayashi, S. (2015), “Transverse jet-cavity interactions with the influence of an impinging shock,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 53, pp. 146-155.
  36. Erfani, R., Zare-Behtash, H., Hale, C., Kontis, K. (2015), “Development of DBD plasma actuators: the double encapsulated electrode,” Acta Astronautica 109, pp. 132-143.
  37. Gnani, F., Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2015), “Shock wave diffraction phenomena around slotted splitters,” Aerospace 2, pp. 1-16.
  38. Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Ukai, T., Kontis, K., Obayashi, S., (2014), “Experimental investigation of impinging shock cavity interactions with upstream transverse jet injection,” Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences 12 pp. 57-62.
  39. Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Kontis, K., Obayashi, S. (2014), “Effects of dual jets distance on mixing characteristics and flow path within a cavity in supersonic crossflow,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 50, pp. 254-262.
  40. Gnani, F., Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2014), “Experimental investigation on shock wave diffraction over sharp and curved splitters,” Acta Astronautica 99, pp. 143.152.
  41. Che Idris, A., Saad, M.R., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2014), “Luminescent measurement systems for the investigation of a scramjet inlet-isolator,” Sensors 14, pp. 6606-6632.
  42. Ukai, T., Obayashi, S., Zare-Behtash, H., Erdem, E., Lo, K.H., Kontis, K. (2014), “Effectiveness of jet location on mixing characteristics inside a cavity in supersonic flow,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 52, pp. 59-67.
  43. Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K., Jagadeesh, G. (2014), “Detonation driven shock wave interactions with perforated plates,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering 228, pp. 671-678.
  44. Yang, L., Erdem, E., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2012), “Pressure-sensitive paint on a truncated cone in hypersonic flow at incidences,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 37, pp. 9-21.
  45. Erfani, R., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2012), “Plasma actuator: influence of dielectric surface temperature,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 42, pp. 258-264.
  46. Erfani, R., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2012), “Influence of shock wave propagation on dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator performance,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 45, pp. 225201.
  47. Zare-Behtash, H., Yang, L, Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K., Jones, A. (2012), “Anodized aluminium pressure sensitive paint: effect of paint application technique,” Measurement 45, pp. 1902-1905.
  48. Yang, L., Zare-Behtash, H., Erdem, E., Kontis, K. (2012), “Investigation of the double ramp in hypersonic flow using luminescent measurement systems,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 40, pp. 50-56.
  49. Saad, M.R., Zare-Behtash, H., Che Idris, A., Kontis, K. (2012), “Micro-ramps for hypersonic flow control,” Micromachines 3, pp. 364-378.
  50. Yang, L., Zare-Behtash, H., Erdem, E., Kontis, K. (2012), “Application of AA-PSP to hypersonic flows: the double ramp model,” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 161, pp. 100-107.
  51. Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K. (2011), “Effect of primary jet geometry on ejector performance: A cold-flow investigation,” (Invited Paper) International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 32, pp. 596-607.
  52. Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K., Jagadeesh, G. (2010), “Study of detonation interactions inside a 2-D ejector using detonation transmission tubing,” Journal of Propulsion and Power 26, pp. 878-882.
  53. Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K. (2010), “Shock wave induced vortex loops emanating from nozzles with singular corners,” Experiments in Fluids 49, pp. 1005-1019.
  54. Khalid, A.H., Kontis, K., Zare-Behtash, H. (2010), “Phosphor thermometry in gas turbines: consideration factors,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering 224, pp. 745-755.
  55. Gongora-Orozco, N., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2010), “Global unsteady pressure sensitive paint measurements of a moving shock wave using thin-layer chromatography,” Measurement 43, pp. 152-155.
  56. Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K., Holder, S.J. (2009), “Application of novel pressure-sensitive paint formulations for the surface flow mapping of high speed jets,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 33, pp. 852-864.
  57. Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., Gongora-Orozco, N., Takayama, K. (2009), “Compressible vortex loops: Effect of nozzle geometry,” (Invited Paper) International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 30, pp. 561-576.
  58. Gongora-Orozco, N., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2009), “Effects of filters on pressure-sensitive paints performance and characteristics,” Measurement Science and Technology 20, pp. 077004.
  59. Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K. (2009), “Compressible flow structures interaction with a two-dimensional ejector: A cold-flow study,” Journal of Propulsion and Power 25, pp. 707-716.
  60. Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K. (2009), “Global visualization and quantification of compressible vortex loops,” Journal of Visualization 12, pp. 233-240.
  61. Zare-Behtash, H., Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K. (2009), “PSP visualization studies on a convergent nozzle with an ejector system,” Journal of Visualization 12, pp. 157-163.
  62. Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., Gongora-Orozco, N. (2008), “Experimental investigation of compressible vortex loops,” Physics of Fluids 20, pp. 126105.
  63. Kontis, K., An, R., Kounadis, D., Zare-Behtash, H. (2008), “Head-on collision of shock wave induced vortices with a cylinder and a sphere,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 29, pp. 1380-1392.
  64. Kontis, K., Lada, C., Zare-Behtash, H. (2008), “Effect of dimples on glancing shock wave turbulent boundary layer interactions,” Shock Waves 17, pp. 323-335.
  65. Kontis, K., An, R., Zare-Behtash, H., Kounadis, D. (2008), “Head-on collision of shock wave induced vortices with solid and perforated walls,” Physics of Fluids 20, pp. 1-17.