Mr Behdad Shaarbaf Ebrahimi

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Behdad has graduated his BSc in Mechanical Engineering - Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer - Science & Research Branch of Azad University (SRBIAU) in Tehran, Iran. His Thesis title was " Drag Coefficient and Strouhal Number Analysis of Cylindrical tubes in two phase flow. " which was basically an optimization for reducing Drag and Lift forces on a cylindrical probe in pipe. He continued his graduate studies in Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics at Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST). With Behdad's background in fluid mechanics he chose his research title in biological fluid mechanics. The title of his MSc thesis was " Hemodynamic investigation of Subclavian-coronary Steal Syndrome in Dialysis patients with coronary artery occlusion with different stenosis percentages in subclavian artery ". This survey was conducted in order to provide clinical physicians with prescriptions to treat patiens with aforementioned conditions. Behdad started his PhD studies in University of Auckland in Auckland Bioengineering institute (ABI) on October 2017.

Research | Current

Thesis title


A tool for prediction of patient status in Pulmonary Hypertension.

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is referred to as a condition in which the pressure in the main pulmonary artery (MPA) exceeds 25mmHg. The latest categorisation of this disease classifies it into five main types and the most common ones to be pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Differentiating between these types have been challenging between clinicians since the symptoms are similar to other diseases such as right/left heart diseases. In this project, this issue will be addressed by the means of computational modeling. 



Teaching | Current

Teaching assistant for Engineering Science Faculty - University of Auckland

Mathematical Modeling I, MATLAB and C course.

Areas of expertise

  • Cardiovascular/Cardiopulmonary Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Biological Fluids
  • CFD Modeling

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Lung and Respiratory system


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 7, Room 735
New Zealand

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