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Postdoctoral Fellow
Amir Safari { "honorific-suffix": "Postdoctoral Fellow", "fn": "Amir Safari", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51832165 ", "email": "amir.safari@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Department Department of Petroleum Technology
Room KE E-301A
Notes Postdoctoral Fellow in Energy Management

Research fields

  • Energy efficiency and system integration (supply- and demand-side)
  • Energy hub and smart energy management through ICT
  • Combined cooling, heating, and power generation
  • Multi-generation and micro CCHP 
  • Thermal power plants' performance enhancement and operation/maintenance management
  • Renewable/clean energy technologies; wind, hydro, bio, geothermal, and solar (feasibility study, modeling, and optimization)
  • Mechanical design optimization and product development for energy systems
  • Development of global optimization methodologies for high-dimensional/large-scale complex problems in mechanical engineering

Selected publications

Research in progress

Distributed power production and micro onsite generation

Work experience

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Safari, Amir; Hajikolaei, Kambiz Haji; Lemu, Hirpa G.; Wang, Gary G. (2016). A High-Dimensional Model Representation Guided PSO Methodology with Application on Compressor Airfoil Shape Optimization. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. ASME Press. ISBN 978-0-7918-4975-0.
  • Safari, Amir; Adel, Younis; Wang, Gary G.; Lemu, Hirpa G.; Zuomin, Dong (2015). Development of a metamodel assisted sampling approach to aerodynamic shape optimization problems. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology. ISSN 1738-494X. Volume 29. Booklet 5. p. 2013-2024. DOI: 10.1007/s12206-015-0422-5.
  • Hajikolaei, Kambiz Haji; Safari, Amir; Wang, Gaofeng; Lemu, Hirpa G. (2014). Surrogate-assisted Self-accelerated Particle Swarm Optimization. In: 10th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. ISBN 978-1-62410-310-0.
  • Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G.; Assadi, Mohsen (2013). A Novel Combination of Adaptive Tools for Turbomachinery Airfoil Shape Optimization Using a Real-coded Genetic Algorithm. In: ASME Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition 2013, USA. ASME Press. ISBN 978-0-7918-5523-2.
  • Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G.; Jafari, Soheil; Assadi, Mohsen (2013). A Comparative Analysis of Nature-Inspired Optimization Approaches to 2D Geometric Modelling for Turbomachinery Applications. Mathematical problems in engineering (Print). ISSN 1024-123X. p. 1-15. DOI: 10.1155/2013/716237.
  • Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G. (2012). A comparative study of optimum bezier and NURBS curve fitting for measured point cloud of airfoil shapes. In: Proceedings of IWAMA 2012 - The Second International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. ISBN 978-82-321-0110-8. p. 421-428.
  • Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G. (2012). Optimum nurbs curve fitting for geometry parameterization of gas turbine blade's sections ; part 1: evolutionary optimization techniques. In: International mechanical engineering congress and exposition. ASME Press. ISBN 9780791845172.
  • Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G. (2012). Optimum nurbs curve fitting for geometry parameterization of gas turbine blade’s sections ; part 2: swarm intelligence techniques. In: International mechanical engineering congress and exposition. ASME Press. ISBN 9780791845172.
  • Safari, Amir; Saeidi, Hossein; Gelgele, Hirpa Lemu (2011). Assessment of gas turbine compressor fouling effects on operation cost and performance of thermal power plants in Iran. In: Proceedings of the 24th International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics Engineering Management (COMADEM2011). COMADEM International. ISBN 0-9541307-2-3. p. 906-914.
  • Montazeri-Gh, Morteza; Safari, Amir (2010). Tuning of fuzzy fuel controller for aero-engine thrust regulation and safety considerations using genetic algorithm. Aerospace Science and Technology. ISSN 1270-9638. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2010.10.004.
  • Safari, Amir; Hajikolaei, Kambiz Haji; Lemu, Hirpa G.; Wang, Gary G. (2016). A High-Dimensional Model Representation Guided PSO Methodology with Application on Compressor Airfoil Shape Optimization. ASME; 2016-06-13 - 2016-06-17.
  • Safari, Amir; Hajikolaei, Kambiz H.; Wang, Gary G.; Lemu, Hirpa G. (2014). Surrogate-assisted Self-accelerated Particle Swarm Optimization. AIAA SciTech; 2014-01-13 - 2014-01-17.
  • Safari, Amir; Hajikolaei, Kambiz H.; Lemu, Hirpa G.; Wang, Gary G.; Assadi, Mohsen (2013). Decomposition of High-Dimensional Shape Optimization Problems Through Quantifying Design Variable Correlation. ASME; 2013-11-15 - 2013-11-22.
  • Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G.; Mohsen, Assadi (2013). A Novel Combination of Adaptive Tools for Turbomachinery Airfoil Shape Optimization Using a Real-coded Genetic Algorithm. ASME; 2013-06-03 - 2013-06-07.
  • Younis, Adel; Safari, Amir; Wang, G. Gary; Lemu, Hirpa G.; Dong, Zuomin (2013). SHAPE OPTIMIZATION OF TYPICAL HEAVY-DUTY GAS TURBINE COMPRESSOR AIROFOIL USING METAMODEL BASED ALGORITHM. International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary O; 2013-05-19 - 2013-05-24.
  • Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G. (2012). Optimum NURBS curve fitting for geometry parameterization of gas turbine blades’ sections: Part I – Evolutionary optimization techniques. ASME; 2012-11-09 - 2012-11-15.
  • Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G. (2012). Optimum nurbs curve fitting for geometry parameterization of gas turbine blade’s sections ; part 2: swarm intelligence techniques. ASME; 2012-11-09 - 2012-11-15.
  • Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G. (2012). Review of Recent Researches on Gas Turbine Blades Shape Optimization Techniques and Approaches. Manipal Institute of Technology; 2012-01-04 - 2012-01-06.
  • Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G.; Severson, Henning (2012). Geometric Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Airfoil Shapes Using Integrated MATLAB® and COMSOL Multiphysics®. COMSOL; 2012-10-10 - 2012-10-12.
  • Said, Hossein; Safari, Amir; Lemu, Hirpa G. (2011). A Quantitative Prediction of Axial Compressor Performance Deterioration Using Fouling Full 3D Modeling. University of Perugia; 2011-05-16 - 2011-05-18.