Mohammad Al-Rawi

Dec 2017

 

Senior Academic Staff Member in Wintec’s Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design

Mohammad joined Wintec in January 2018 after five years working with Manukau Institute of Technology as a Senior Lecturer and Program Manager for the Schools of Professional Engineering and Maritime International. Mohammad completed his PhD in 2012 with AUT University under the Institute of Biomedical Technologies (IBTec). His thesis title was “Computational Fluid Dynamic Modelling for Arterial Disease Assessment”. He is currently a Research Fellow with IBTec. 
 
Mohammad is an expert in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element (FE) modelling. He used CFD and FE modelling to create a non-invasive tool for detecting cardiovascular diseases, using experimental data from animal models. Using computational fluid mechanics and strengths of materials theories, he was able to track changes in the specimens’ pulse waves as their arterial blockages worsened. This approach also allowed him to predict the development of the disease by tracking arterial compliance as measured by the blood’s pulse waves.
  
Mohammad has been a PhD examiner for Deakin University in the area of FE modelling. He is currently involved in a project to co-supervise PhD students with IBTec.
 
Mohammad’s current research is on improving air quality in residential environments. He is working a project that will design and build a residential air quality improvement system in order to prevent the negative health consequences associated with living in damp, overcrowded and low quality housing. This project will address the reduction of airborne mould spores and pathogens linked to respiratory problems.


Mohammad Al-Rawi