Dr Leila Momenzadeh
Research Associate
School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
 Email:l.momenzadeh@newcastle.edu.au
 Phone:(02) 4921 7213
Career Summary
Biography
I started my PhD research in September 2012 in Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Newcastle, Australia. Since then, I have been working on lattice thermal conductivity of metals and alloys by molecular dynamics simulations. I finished my PhD in March 2016 with outstanding achievements. My principal research interests lie in the field of Mechanical Engineering. My most recent research focuses on understanding the fundamentals of heat transfer and thermodynamics in some metals and alloys for my PhD and also in some ionic materials for my postdoctoral research projects. I have particular expertise and interests in heat and mass transfer.
Qualifications
 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
Keywords
 Mechanical Engineering Computations
 Molecular dynamics
 Numerical Modelling
 Thermal Transport
 Thermal Vibrations in Crystals
Languages
 Persian (excluding Dari) (Mother)
 English (Fluent)
Fields of Research
Code  Description  Percentage 

401607  Metals and alloy materials  60 
401706  Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation  40 
Professional Experience
UON Appointment
Title  Organisation / Department 

Research Associate  University of Newcastle School of Engineering Australia 
Awards
Award
Year  Award 

2013 
Postgraduate Research Prize, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment  The University of Newcastle (Australia) 
Distinction
Year  Award 

2010 
Exceptional Talent Student of Mechanics of Agricultural Machinery Dept. at the MSc Educational level, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran Shiraz University 
2006 
Elite Student of Mechanics of Agricultural Machinery Dept. at the BSc Educational level, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran Shiraz University 
Scholarship
Year  Award 

2012 
The University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNIPRS) The University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNRS) Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment  The University of Newcastle (Australia) 
Thesis Examinations
Year  Level  Discipline  Thesis 

2016  PHD  Engineering  Prediction of Phonon Thermal Conductivity of Materials by Molecular Dynamics Simulation 
2010  Masters  Engineering  Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of shelled corn & Green Pea Drying in a Microwave Assisted by Fluidized Bed 
Teaching
Code  Course  Role  Duration 

ENGG1003 
Introduction to Procedural Programming Newcastle International College (NIC) 
Lecturer  21/10/2019  26/10/2021 
ICEG7100 
ENGINEERING MATHS University of Newcastle College of International Education (UNCIE) 
Course Coordinator  29/3/2021  31/7/2021 
MECH 2450 
Engineering Computations 2 University of Newcastle  Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment 
Tutor  1/8/2016  30/11/2017 
MATH1120 
Maths for Engineering, Science & Tech II The University of Newcastle College of International Education 
Tutor  19/7/2021  17/12/2021 
MECH 2250 
Materials Science and Engineering University of Newcastle  Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment 
Tutor  1/2/2017  31/5/2017 
12 
Industrial planning Azad Shiraz University 
lecturer  21/9/2006  1/8/2012 
11 
programing language (MATLAB) Azad University 
lecturer  21/9/2008  20/8/2012 
MATH1110 
Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology I University of Newcastle College of International Education (UNCIE) 
Tutor  22/2/2021  24/12/2021 
Publications
For publications that are currently unpublished or inpress, details are shown in italics.
Chapter (2 outputs)
Year  Citation  Altmetrics  Link  

2020 
Momenzadeh L, Murch G, Belova I, 'Molecular Dynamics Determination of the Lattice Thermal Conductivity of the Cubic Phase of Hafnium Dioxide', Advances in Mass and Thermal Transport in Engineering Materials, Diffusion Foundations, Diffusion Foundations 177185 (2020)


2018 
Momenzadeh L, Moghtaderi B, liu X, Sloan S, Belova I, Murch G, 'The Thermal Conductivity of Magnesite, Dolomite and Calcite as Determined by Molecular Dynamics Simulation', , scientific.net (2018)

Journal article (17 outputs)
Year  Citation  Altmetrics  Link  

2021 
Momenzadeh L, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Simulation of the ionic conductivity, thermal conductivity and thermotransport of doped zirconia using molecular dynamics', Computational Condensed Matter, 28 (2021) This study focuses on a number of transport phenomena in yttriastabilized zirconia (YSZ). A molecular dynamics simulation based on the GreenKubo formalism is applied to calculat... [more] This study focuses on a number of transport phenomena in yttriastabilized zirconia (YSZ). A molecular dynamics simulation based on the GreenKubo formalism is applied to calculate the lattice thermal conductivity, oxygen diffusion coefficient, ionic conductivity and thermotransport at different concentrations (i.e., 4, 8, 10, 12, 16 and 20 mol% of Y2O3) over a temperature range from 700 K to 1500 K. The results show that the YSZ has a low thermal conductivity in comparison with pure zirconia. The oxygen tracer diffusion coefficient, as calculated from the mean square displacements, and also the ionic conductivity show an activation energy of 0.85eV. The Onsager cross coefficient associated with thermotransport is negative, meaning that the drift of anions in a temperature gradient would be from a cold region to a hot region. All of the simulation results presented show reasonable agreement with available experimental data.


2021 
Momenzadeh L, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Thermal conductivity and oxygen tracer diffusion of yttria stabilized zirconia by molecular dynamics', Defect and Diffusion Forum, 407 5158 (2021) [C1] One of the most technologically beneficial engineering ceramics is yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ). As a result, research interest about YSZ has been intensive for many years. In... [more] One of the most technologically beneficial engineering ceramics is yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ). As a result, research interest about YSZ has been intensive for many years. In this study, the lattice thermal conductivity and oxygen diffusion coefficient of YSZ are investigated at different temperatures (from 700 K to 1300 K) and zero pressure with the GreenKubo formalism. We find that the lattice thermal conductivity decreases as the temperature increases, particularly at low temperatures and it shows a slightly temperature independence at high temperatures. The results demonstrate that the YSZ has quite a low thermal conductivity compared with pure zirconia. We also show that the oxygen tracer diffusion coefficient, as calculated from the mean square displacements, has an activation energy of 0.85eV.


2020 
Momenzadeh L, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Prediction of the lattice thermal conductivity of zircon and the cubic and monoclinic phases of zirconia by molecular dynamics simulation', Computational Materials Science, 176 (2020) [C1]


2020 
Grieshammer S, Momenzadeh L, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Ionic and thermal conductivity of pure and doped ceria by molecular dynamics', Solid State Ionics, 355 (2020) [C1]


2018 
Momenzadeh L, Moghtaderi B, Belova I, Murch GE, 'Determination of the lattice thermal conductivity of the TiO2 polymorphs rutile and anatase by molecular dynamics simulation', COMPUTATIONAL CONDENSED MATTER, 17 (2018) [C1]


2018 
Momenzadeh L, Moghtaderi B, Buzzi O, Liu X, Sloan SW, Murch GE, 'The thermal conductivity decomposition of calcite calculated by molecular dynamics simulation', COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 141 170179 (2018) [C1]


2016 
Evteev AV, Levchenko EV, Momenzadeh L, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Insight into lattice thermal impedance via equilibrium molecular dynamics: case study on Al', PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE, 96 596619 (2016) [C1]


2015 
Evteev AV, Levchenko EV, Momenzadeh L, Sohn Y, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Molecular dynamics study of phononmediated thermal transport in a Ni The phononmediated contribution to the thermal transport properties of liquid NiAl alloy is investigated in detail over a wide temperature range. The calculations are performed i... [more] The phononmediated contribution to the thermal transport properties of liquid NiAl alloy is investigated in detail over a wide temperature range. The calculations are performed in the framework of equilibrium molecular dynamics making use of the GreenKubo formalism and one of the most reliable embeddedatom method potentials for the intermetallic alloy. The phononmediated contribution to the thermal conductivity of the liquid alloy is calculated at equilibrium as well as for the steady state. The relative magnitude of the thermal conductivity decrease induced by the transition to the steady state is estimated to be less than 2% below 2000 K and less than 1% at 3000 and 4000 K. It is also found that the phononmediated contribution to the thermal conductivity of the liquid alloy can be accurately estimated (well within 1%) on the basis of an approximation which invokes the straightforwardly accessible microscopic expression for the total heat flux without demanding calculations of the partial enthalpies needed for the precise evolution of the reduced heat flux (pure heat conduction). On the basis of these calculations, the correspondence between the experimentally observed and modelled kinetics of solidification due to a difference in thermal conductivity is discussed.


2015 
Levchenko EV, Evteev AV, Momenzadeh L, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Phononmediated heat dissipation in a monatomic lattice: case study on Ni', Philosophical Magazine, (2015) [C1] The recently introduced analytical model for the heat current autocorrelation function of a crystal with a monatomic lattice [Evteev et al., Phil. Mag. 94 (2014) p. 731 and 94 (20... [more] The recently introduced analytical model for the heat current autocorrelation function of a crystal with a monatomic lattice [Evteev et al., Phil. Mag. 94 (2014) p. 731 and 94 (2014) p. 3992] is employed in conjunction with the Green¿Kubo formalism to investigate in detail the results of an equilibrium molecular dynamics calculations of the temperature dependence of the lattice thermal conductivity and phonon dynamics in f.c.c. Ni. Only the contribution to the lattice thermal conductivity determined by the phonon¿phonon scattering processes is considered, while the contribution due to phonon¿electron scattering processes is intentionally ignored. Nonetheless, during comparison of our data with experiment an estimation of the second contribution is made. Furthermore, by comparing the results obtained for f.c.c. Ni model to those for other models of elemental crystals with the f.c.c. lattice, we give an estimation of the scaling relations of the lattice thermal conductivity with other lattice properties such as the coefficient of thermal expansion and the bulk modulus. Moreover, within the framework of linear response theory and the fluctuationdissipation theorem, we extend our analysis in this paper into the frequency domain to predict the power spectra of equilibrium fluctuations associated with the phononmediated heat dissipation in a monatomic lattice. The practical importance of the analytical treatment lies in the fact that it has the potential to be used in the future to efficiently decode the generic information on the lattice thermal conductivity and phonon dynamics from a power spectrum of the acoustic excitations in a monatomic crystal measured by a spectroscopic technique in the frequency range of about 1¿20¿THz.


2015 
Evteev AV, Momenzadeh L, Levchenko EV, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Vibrational contribution to thermal transport in liquid cooper: Equilibrium molecular dynamics study', Computational Materials Science, 96 229236 (2015) [C1] The vibrational contribution to the thermal transport properties of liquid Cu is investigated in detail in the temperature range 13001800 K. The calculations are performed in the... [more] The vibrational contribution to the thermal transport properties of liquid Cu is investigated in detail in the temperature range 13001800 K. The calculations are performed in the framework of equilibrium molecular dynamics making use of the GreenKubo formalism and one of the most reliable embeddedatom method potentials for Cu. It is found that the temporal decay of the heat current autocorrelation function of the liquid Cu model can be described by a single exponential function, which is characterized in the studied temperature range by a constant value of the heat flux relaxation time of about 0.059 ps. The vibrational thermal conductivity of the liquid Cu model slightly decreases with temperature from about 1.1 W/(mK) at 1300 K to about 1 W/(mK) at 1800 K. Near the melting temperature it is about 30% lower than the vibrational thermal conductivity of the f.c.c Cu model. The calculated thermal diffusivity of the liquid Cu model is demonstrated to retain a constant value of about 2.7 × 107 m2/s in the studied temperature range, which is about two orders of magnitude higher than the atomic diffusivity in the model at the melting temperature. The vibrational contribution to the total thermal conductivity of liquid Cu is found to slightly decrease with temperature, being estimated as about 0.70.5% in the temperature range of 14001800 K. Furthermore, the applicability of some simple theoretical treatments of vibrational thermal transport in liquid Cu is discussed.


2014 
Evteev AV, Momenzadeh L, Levchenko EV, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Molecular dynamics prediction of phononmediated thermal conductivity of f.c.c. Cu', Philosophical Magazine, 94 731751 (2014) [C1] The phononmediated thermal conductivity of f.c.c. Cu is investigated in detail in the temperature range 401300 K. The calculations are performed in the framework of equilibrium ... [more] The phononmediated thermal conductivity of f.c.c. Cu is investigated in detail in the temperature range 401300 K. The calculations are performed in the framework of equilibrium molecular dynamics making use of the GreenKubo formalism and one of the most reliable embeddedatom method potentials for Cu. It is found that the temporal decay of the heat current autocorrelation function (HCACF) of the Cu model at low and intermediate temperatures demonstrate a more complex behaviour than the twostage decay observed previously for the f.c.c. Ar model. After the first stage of decay, it demonstrates a peak in the temperature range 40800 K. A decomposition model of the HCACF is introduced. In the framework of that model we demonstrate that a classical description of the phonon thermal transport in the Cu model can be used down to around one quarter of the Debye temperature (about 90 K). Also, we find that above 300 K the thermal conductivity of the Cu model varies with temperature more rapidly than, following an exponent close to 1.4 in agreement with previous calculations on the Ar model. Phonon thermal conductivity of Cu is found to be about one order of magnitude higher than Ar. The phonon contribution to the total thermal conductivity of Cu can be estimated to be about 0.5% at 1300 K and about 10% at 90 K. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.


2014 
Evteev AV, Momenzadeh L, Levchenko EV, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Decomposition model for phonon thermal conductivity of a monatomic lattice', Philosophical Magazine, 94 39924014 (2014) [C1] An analytical treatment of decomposition of the phonon thermal conductivity of a crystal with a monatomic unit cell is developed on the basis of a twostage decay of the heat curr... [more] An analytical treatment of decomposition of the phonon thermal conductivity of a crystal with a monatomic unit cell is developed on the basis of a twostage decay of the heat current autocorrelation function observed in molecular dynamics simulations. It is demonstrated that the contributions from the acoustic shortand longrange phonon modes to the total phonon thermal conductivity can be presented in the form of simple kinetic formulas, consisting of products of the heat capacity and the average relaxation time of the considered phonon modes as well as the square of the average phonon velocity. On the basis of molecular dynamics calculations of the heat current autocorrelation function, this treatment allows for a selfconsistent numerical evaluation of the aforementioned variables. In addition, the presented analysis allows, within the Debye approximation, for the identification of the temperature range where classical molecular dynamics simulations can be employed for the prediction of phonon thermal transport properties. As a case example, Cu is considered.


2013 
Momenzadeh L, Evteev AV, Levchenko EV, Belova IV, Murch GE, Sohn Y, 'Phonon thermal conductivity of f.c.c. Cu by molecular dynamics simulation', Defect and Diffusion Forum, 336 169184 (2013) [C1]


2012 
Momenzadeh L, Zomorodian A, Mowla D, 'Applying Artificial Neural Network for Drying Time Prediction of Green Pea in a Microwave Assisted Fluidized Bed Dryer', JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 14 513522 (2012)


2011 
Momenzadeh L, Zomorodian A, Mowla D, 'Experimental and theoretical investigation of shelled corn drying in a microwaveassisted fluidized bed dryer using Artificial Neural Network', FOOD AND BIOPRODUCTS PROCESSING, 89 1521 (2011)


2011 
Zomorodian A, Kavoosi Z, Momenzadeh L, 'Determination of EMC isotherms and appropriate mathematical models for canola', FOOD AND BIOPRODUCTS PROCESSING, 89 407413 (2011)


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Conference (5 outputs)
Year  Citation  Altmetrics  Link  

2020 
Momenzadeh L, Belova IV, Murch GE, 'Phonon thermal conductivity of the cubic and monoclinic phases of zirconia by molecular dynamics simulation', Key Engineering Materials, Osaka, Japan (2020) [E1]


2015 
Levchenko, Evteev, Ahmed, Belova, Murch, Momenzadeh L, 'Prediction of Phonon Thermal Conductivity of F.C.C. Al by Molecular Dynamics Simulation', at Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2015)


2015 
Ahmed, Evteev, Levchenko, Momenzadeh, Belova, Murch, Momenzadeh L, 'Molecular Dynamics Study of Thermal Transport in Liquid NiAl Alloys', Singapore (2015)


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Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)
Year  Citation  Altmetrics  Link 

2016  Momenzadeh L, Prediction of Phonon Thermal Conductivity of Materials by Molecular Dynamics Simulation, The University of Newcastle (2016)  
2007  Momenzadeh L, Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of shelled corn & Green Pea Drying in a Microwave Assisted by Fluidized Bed, Shiraz University (2007) 
Grants and Funding
Summary
Number of grants  2 

Total funding  $2,550 
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20192 grants / $2,550
International Congress on Advanced Materials Sciences & Engineering 2019, Japan$2,000
Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment The University of Newcastle
Funding body  Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment The University of Newcastle 

Scheme  Faculty Conference Travel Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  2019 
Funding Finish  2019 
GNo  
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  N 
International Congress on Advanced Materials Sciences & Engineering 2019, Japan$550
Funding body: Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment The University of Newcastle
Funding body  Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment The University of Newcastle 

Scheme  Conference Travel Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  2019 
Funding Finish  2019 
GNo  
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  N 
Research Projects
Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Energy Materials for VAM Abatement and Energy storage 2016  2017
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Research Collaborations
The map is a representation of a researchers coauthorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one coauthor based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.
Country  Count of Publications  

Australia  14  
Iran, Islamic Republic of  3  
United States  2  
China  1  
Germany  1 
Dr Leila Momenzadeh
Position
Research Associate
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment
Focus area
Mechanical Engineering
Contact Details
l.momenzadeh@newcastle.edu.au  
Phone  (02) 4921 7213 
Office
Room  ES436 

Building  George W Building (ES) 
Location  Callaghan University Drive Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia 