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Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering 

Pictured is Aram Parsa, Ph.D., P.Eng., is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology at Point Park University. | Photo by John Altdorfer

Contact Information


  • Pursued Bachelor of Applied Science, Shipbuilding Engineering, Amir Kabir University, Tehran, Iran
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Mineral Engineering, Tehran Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Master of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Courses Taught

  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Properties of Materials
  • Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer Lab
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Fluid Mechanics 


Aram Parsa, Ph.D., P.Eng., is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Point Park University. Prior to joining Point Park, Parsa was a mechanical engineer for WorleyParsons in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Before that, he worked as a mechanical engineer for HATCH Ltd., in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. During his four years of Ph.D. studies, he worked for the IVIDIL project in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency to study thermal diffusion and the effect of vibration in fluids at the zero gravity environment of the International Space Station.

Before moving to Canada, Parsa worked in Tehran, Iran, as a mechanical engineer for Namvaran Consulting Engineering Company and as an engineer for Madankav Consulting Engineering Company. Parsa has extensive engineering expertise in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics, machine design, stress analysis and finite element analysis. He is also experienced in large industrial projects involving oil and gas, petrochemical, nuclear power plants and minerals.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Thermofluids
  • Heat and Mass Transfer

Professional Certifications

  • Certificate of Professional Engineer, PEO, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2013-present
  • Certificate of Hyper Works Finite Element Analysis Software, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2014
  • Certificate of Professional Engineer, APEGS, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2013-2015

Publications and Presentations

  • "Impact of density gradients on the fluid flow inside a vibrating cavity subjected to Soret effect," lead author, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2012.
  • "Fluid flow behavior of a binary mixture under the influence of external disturbances using different density models," lead author, Journal of Fluid Dynamics and Material Processing, 2011.
  • "Numerical investigation of g-jitters effect in thermovibrational experiments using different Equation of States," lead presenter, 42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2011.
  • "Thermal diffusion in a binary fluid mixture subject to external vibrations: Effect of variable physical properties," lead presenter, Eighth ASME/JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2011.
  • "Thermodiffusion of binary and ternary fluid mixture in the reduced gravity environment of the international space station," lead presenter, 61st International Academic Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, September-October 2010.

Grants, Scholarships and Awards

  • Ryerson Graduate Scholarship, Ryerson University, 2008-2011
  • MITACS Accelerate Scholarship, 2009-2010
  • Ryerson International Doctoral Student Scholarship, Ryerson University, 2008-2010
  • Access to Opportunity Program Award for engineering doctoral students, Ryerson University, 2008-2010
  • CSA grant for International Academic Conference, 2010

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan

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