Dr Mohammad AL-Rawi

Mohammad AL-Rawi

Senior Academic Staff Member
(Mechanical Engineering)

Contact Info

Phone
+64 7 834 8800 extension 3108
Email
mohammad.al-rawi@wintec.ac.nz
Location
Rotokauri Campus
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About

Mohammad AL-Rawi is a Senior Academic Staff Member in Wintec’s Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design. He 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”. 

Awards

Manukau Institute of Technology Excellence Award 2014.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering – AUT 2012   
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering -  Fluid Dynamics  
  • B.Sc. (7th in a class of 75) in Mechanical Engineering – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 

Areas of Expertise

Mohammad is an expert in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element (FE) modelling. He used CFD and FE modelling to develop a non-invasive method 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’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. 

Industry Experience, Affiliations and Achievements

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 
  • Engineering New Zealand 
  • Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
  • Mobius Institute - Vibration Analysis 

Research Activity

1. Al-Rawi, M.A., and Lazonby, A. (2017), “A new strategy for active learning to maximise performance in intensive courses” Proceedings of the 28th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, AAEE 2017, Manly Pacific, Australia.

2. Al-Rawi, M.A., and Lazonby, A. (2016), “Integrating Learning Outcomes of Student Final-Year Projects with Objectives of a Research Project: Designing an All-In-One System for Climate Control and Air Purification.”, Proceedings of the 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, AAEE 2016, Coffs Harbour, Australia.

3. Al-Rawi, M. A., and Al-Jumaily, A. M. (2015),”Assessing Abdominal Aorta Narrowing Using Computational Fluid Dynamics”, Med Biol Eng Comput. 2015 Aug 29.

4. Al-Rawi, M. A., and Al-Jumaily, A. M. (2015), “Assessing Arterial Blockages Using Animal Model and Computational Fluid Dynamics”, ICCBBE, Sydney, 2015. 

5. Al-Rawi, M. A., and Al-Jumaily, A. M., (2014) “A Feasibility Study of Assessing Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm using Computational Fluid Dynamics” The Metro Group, Wellington, New Zealand.

6. Al-Rawi, M. A. and Al-Jumaily, A. M. (2013) “Acoustics and Computational Models for Diagnosing Arterial Blockages” Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2012, November 15 -21, 2013 San Diego, CA, USA.

7. Al-Rawi, M. A., Al-Jumaily, A. M., Lowe, A., Lu, J. (2012) “A Fluid-Structure Interaction Model of Atherosclerosis at the abdominal Aorta” Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2012, November 9 -15, 2012 Houston, Texas, USA.

8. Al-Rawi, M. A., Al-Jumaily, A. M., Lowe, A., Lu, J. (2011) “Correlation between Stress Phase Angle and Pulse wave” MedSciNZ, 2011 Queenstown, New Zealand.  

9. M.A. Al-Rawi, A.M. Al-Jumaily, A. Lowe, J. Lu (2011) “Computational Fluid Dynamics Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Diagnostics”  MedSciNZ, 2011 Queenstown, New Zealand.

10. Al-Rawi, M. A., Al-Jumaily, A. M., Lowe, A. (2011) An Investigation into the Acoustic Response of Diseases Arterial Pulse Waveforms, Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2011, November 11 -17, 2011 Hyatt Regency, Denver, USA.

11. M.A. Al-Rawi, A.M. Al-Jumaily, A. Lowe, J. Lu (2011) “Systolic Blood Pressure: Influences Associations and Management: Chapter 8 - Computational Fluid Dynamic in Fluid-Wall Interaction Modelling pp. 135-154” Book Chapter. Nova Publishers, USA.

12. M.A. Al-Rawi, A.M. Al-Jumaily, A. Lowe, J. Lu (2010) “Comparison between Atherosclerosis and Aneurysm diseases” The meeting of the 2nd Annual Mechanobiology Symposium program, New Zealand.

13. M.A. Al-Rawi, A.M. Al-Jumaily, A. Lowe, J. Lu (2010) “Comparison between Symmetry and Asymmetry Atherosclerosis and Aneurysm diseases” MedSciNZ, 2010 Queenstown, New Zealand.

14. Al-Rawi, M. A., Al-Jumaily, A. M., Lowe, A. (2010) Stress Phase angle for non-invasive diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2010, November 12 -18, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

15. Al-Rawi, M. A., Al-Jumaily, A. M., Lowe, A. (2010) Computational Fluid Dynamics for Atherosclerosis and aneurysm diagnostics, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2010, November 12 -18, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Teaching Areas

  • Applied Computational Modelling
  • Fluids Power and Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics 
  • Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 
  • Strengths of Materials
  • Engineering CAD
  • Clinical Engineering 
  • Engineering Mechanics 

Research Areas

  • Biomedical Applications, specifically diagnoses of Cardiovascular diseases 
  • Climate Control and Air Purification
  • Engineering Education