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Maria’s research is multidisciplinary (i.e., engineering, materials, colloid and interface science, biology) focused on experimental investigation of phase-change heat transfer and fluid flows of pure and complex fluids (i.e., nanofluids, biofluids) at all scales for important technological applications such as printing, coating, thermal management, biomedical and nanotechnologies. Her main research actvities are: 

  • Evaporation driven self-assembly (e.g. Mechanisms of pattern formation from drying colloidal sessile droplets)
  • Phase-change heat transfer (e.g. Evaporation and condensation of droplets on surfaces)
  • Antibacterial coating

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  • Inclined colloidal drops: Evaporation kinetics and pattern formation, Parsa, M., Askounis, A. 25 Apr 2023, In: Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering
  • How do colloidal droplets evaporate when at an incline?, Askounis, A., Parsa, M. 2022, UK Heat Transfer Conference
  • Modelling of foamed emulsion drainage, Koursari, N., Johnson, P., Parsa, M., Schneider, M., Trybala, A., Starov, V. 5 Sep 2020, In: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
  • Effect of different foam generation methods on emollient foams, Parsa, M. 24 Jun 2019, 8th Conference Bubble & Drop
  • Foam in pharmaceutical and medical applications, Parsa, M., Trybala, A., Malik, D., Starov, V. 1 Dec 2019, In: Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science
  • Mechanisms of pattern formation from dried sessile drops, Parsa, M., Harmand, S., Sefiane, K. 1 Apr 2018, In: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
  • Effect of Substrate Temperature on Pattern Formation of Bidispersed Particles from Volatile Drops, Parsa, M., Harmand, S., Sefiane, K., Bigerelle, M., Deltombe, R. 7 Dec 2017, In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • Patterns from dried water-butanol binary-based nanofluid drops, Parsa, M. 28 Jul 2017, In: Journal of Nanoparticle Research
  • Evaporation of Binary Mixture Nanofluid Drops: Pattern Formation, Parsa, M. 22 May 2016, TechConnect Briefs
  • Effect of substrate temperature on pattern formation of nanoparticles from volatile drops, Parsa, M. 24 Mar 2015, In: Langmuir

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  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: UK Heat Transfer Conference 2022
  • Oral presentation: Evaporation of Colloidal Drops on Inclined Surfaces 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: Scientific Reports (Journal) 2021
  • Membership of network: Engineering Professors' Council (External organisation) 2021
  • Invited talk: Patterns from Drying Droplets of Complex Fluids 2021
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Reforming Multi-disciplinary Engineering Innovation for the New Normal 2020
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: SWEP Workshop 2020 2020
  • Membership of network: American Physical Society (External organisation) 2020
  • Membership of network: Royal Society of Chemistry (External organisation) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (Journal) 2019

Teaching responsibilites: 

Module KB3018: Foundational Engineering Approaches 1 - [Sep 2021 - present] Module leader 
Module KB4044: Thermodynamics [Sep 2022 - present]
Module KB5005: Fluid Systems [Sep 2020 - Sep 2022]
Module KB6000: Investigative Project [Sep 2020 - present]
Module KB6004: Sustainable Energy Systems [Sep 2020 - Sep 2021]
Module KB7030: Research Methods [Sep 2022 - present]
Module KB7052: Research Project [Sep 2020 - Sep 2022]
Module KB7065: Advance Practice [Sep 2021 - Sep 2022]

Administrative responsibilities:

Year Tutor (Deputy Programme Leader) in Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering (Level 4 - First Year BEng & MEng) - [Sep 2021 - Sep 2022]

Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team member at Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering - [Sep 2020 - Present]

  • Education PGCert March 02 2022
  • Mechanical Engineering PhD December 11 2017
  • Mechanical Engineering MSc November 29 2012
  • Energy Studies MSc December 16 2011
  • Mechanical Engineering BSc May 26 2009
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2022

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