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Dr Ali Zare

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

ali.zare@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73520

Biography summary

Ali has completed his bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Research:
Ali's research is related to automotive engineering (engine/vehicle performance and emisssions, alternative fuels, etc.) and air quality (modelling and measurement). Ali did his PhD on engine emissions and performance with alternative fuels at Queensland University of technology (QUT) designing driving cycles for emissions evaluation under different conditions. He was actively involved in engine performance and emissions related experimental campaigns. Ali worked at Ford Motor Company as an RDE/PEMS engineer. During his time at Ford, he developed and implemented new Portable Emission Measuring Systems (PEMS) and Real Driving Emissions (RDE) legislation (as a part of Euro 6.2 WLTP) into the laboratory infrastructure. PEMS/RDE emissions testing and development, and WLTC/RDE certification tests including witnessed testing with government & certification bodies. He also conducted Euro 3, 4, 5 and 6 certification tests in the laboratory, supported and liaised with internal and external customers to assist with the certification testing program requirements/timing, completed the reporting of all test and relevant data ensuring compliance with legislative requirements and the NATA ISO17025 Quality system. He is an expert in engine performance and vehicle testing with an extensive number of relevant publications and delivered projects within the university and automotive industry. Ali has also been successful in securing competitive research grants in collaboration with Deakin colleagues and other collaborators, such as an industry grant on "Investigation into suitable additives for a universal tractor oil based on super high oleic safflower oil" and "fuel cell R&D platform project proposal (Hycel)".

Teaching:
In 2019, Ali started working at Deakin University as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering being the unit chair of undergrad and postgrad units. Ali has been teaching for more than 15 years, initially teaching and tutoring high-school and undergrad students. He has attended numerous teaching and learning professional development programs. Ali has been an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) since 2016 and has completed the Graduate certificate in Higher Education Learning & Teaching course at Deakin. His extensive teaching experience has afforded him the experience and confidence to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in the School of Engineering from the beginning of his appointment. He has demonstrated scholarly learning and teaching across undergrad and postgrad units including on-campus and Cloud modes.
 

Research interests

Ali's primary research areas are in internal combustion engines, vehicles and emissions with a practical focus on industry issues that impact on society. His vision for research is focussed on improving air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, developing sustainable fuel sources, and raising awareness about toxic vehicle emissions through working on:

  • On-road vehicle testing (RDE & PEMS)
  • Engine emissions and performance
  • Emissions regulations (Euro 1-6, WLTP, Euro 7,...)
  • Sub-23 nm particles and NO2 emissions 
  • Transient operation and drive cycles
  • Cold-start engine/vehicle operation
  • Alternative fuels (biofuel, biodiesel, oxygenated additives,...)
  • Hydrogen combustion
  • Exergy analysis
  • Vehicle/engine emissions and performance modeling
  • Combustion analysis
  • Air quality modeling and measurement

Teaching interests

Ali is an innovative educator that sets challenging but relevant content to push students to be better prepared for the workplace. His teaching philosophy has always been to establish a bridge between theoretical engineering concepts and their practical real-life applications. He helps students to learn how to relate and apply the engineering theories to solve real-world problems, and how to critically analyse the viability of the solutions. In order to make students industry-ready, he strongly advocates the project based learning approach where a student can learn in a team environment through applying engineering theories in industry-related problems while appreciating their teammate’s views and opinions. He is committed to Deakin’s values and culture, and use reflective practice to influence self-realisation of good practice in teaching, and its integration and application to enhance learning.

Units taught

Undergraduate:

    Dynamics of Machines (SEM327)
    Engineering Project A (SEJ441)
    Engineering Project B (SEJ446)

Postgraduate:

    Product Development Technologies (SEM711)
    Project Initiation (SEN719/SEN710)
    Project Implementation And Evaluation (SEN720)

Knowledge areas

  • Emissions regulations
  • On-road vehicle testing (RDE & PEMS)
  • Engine/vehicle performance and emissions
  • Alternative fuels (biofuel, biodiesel, oxygenated additives, etc.)
  • Cold-start performance and emissions
  • Transient operation and drive cycles
  • Combustion analysis
  • Engine/vehicle emissions and performance modelling
  • Air quality modelling and measurement

Conferences

  • Annual Australia and New Zealand Aerosol Assembly (ANZAA)
  • Innovations in Clean Energy Technology – ICET
  • European Aerosol Conference
  • Australian Combustion Symposium
  • Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
  • Australian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
  • Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (AHTM)
  • Respirology
  • International Conference on Sustainable Fuels for IC Engines in Emerging Nations

Professional activities

Reviewing for quality Q1 journals such as Scientific Reports (published by Nature), Applied Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy Conversion and Management, Energy, Fuel, Fuel Processing Technology.

Being a guest editor of a special issue on Air Quality and Future Mobility (Sustainability)

Awards

  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • QUT Write Up Scholarship
  • Australian Combustion Symposium Travel Grant
  • QUTPRA Scholarship
  • QUT Tuition Fee Scholarship
  • QUT Excellence Top-Up Scholarship
  • 1st class honours with the CGPA 98.75/100 - Master degree
  • Travel grant for presentation at IKCO Automaker company

Projects

  • Cold-start operation
  • Air quality measurement
  • Engine performance and exhaust emissions with Naphtha
  • Fuel additive
  • Legislated and non-legislated transient driving cycles (FTP-HD, NRTC, Sweep)
  • The effect of fuel Sulfur and Metal contents during cold-start engine operation
  • Utilisation of acoustic DPM agglomerator in Diesel engines
  • Diesel soot deposition and dispersion in laminar and turbulent flows
  • Hydrogenated fuel
  • Waste lubricating oil and coconut oil
  • Human cell exposure
  • Oxygenated fuels
  • Stall and Free acceleration
  • Transient cycles
  • etc...

Publications

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2021

Ethanol Fumigation and Engine Performance in a Diesel Engine

Ali Zare, Richard Brown, Timothy Bodisco

(2021), pp. 191-212, Alcohol as an Alternative Fuel for Internal Combustion Engines, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Cold-start NOx emissions: Diesel and waste lubricating oil as a fuel additive

Ali Zare, Timothy Bodisco, Mohammad Jafari, Puneet Verma, Liping Yang, Meisam Babaie, M Rahman, Andrew Banks, Zoran Ristovski, Richard Brown, Svetlana Stevanovic

(2021), Vol. 286, Fuel, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

In-cylinder pressure reconstruction by engine acoustic emission

M Jafari, P Verma, A Zare, P Borghesani, T Bodisco, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2021), Vol. 152, pp. 1-9, Mechanical systems and signal processing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Analysis of cycle-to-cycle variations in a common-rail compression ignition engine fuelled with diesel and biodiesel fuels

L Yang, A Zare, T Bodisco, N Nabi, Z Liu, R Brown

(2021), Vol. 290, pp. 1-14, Fuel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Soot particle morphology and nanostructure with oxygenated fuels: a comparative study into cold-start and hot-start operation

Puneet Verma, Mohammad Jafari, Ali Zare, Edmund Pickering, Yi Guo, Chiemeriwo Osuagwu, Svetlana Stevanovic, Richard Brown, Zoran Ristovski

(2021), Vol. 275, pp. 1-12, Environmental pollution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Numerical Study of Engine Performance and Emissions for Port Injection of Ammonia into a Gasoline\Ethanol Dual-Fuel Spark Ignition Engine

Farhad Salek, Meisam Babaie, Amin Shakeri, Seyed Hosseini, Timothy Bodisco, Ali Zare

(2021), Vol. 11, pp. 1-17, Applied Sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Development of a reduced multi-component combustion mechanism for a diesel/natural gas dual fuel engine by cross-reaction analysis

Z Liu, L Yang, E Song, J Wang, A Zare, T Bodisco, R Brown

(2021), Vol. 293, pp. 1-19, Fuel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Nonlinear dynamics of cycle-to-cycle variations in a lean-burn natural gas engine with a non-uniform pre-mixture

Li-Ping Yang, Li-Yuan Wang, Jia-Qi Wang, Ali Zare, Richard Brown

(2021), pp. 1-18, Nonlinear Dynamics, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Bibliometric Studies on Emissions from Diesel Engines Running on Alcohol/Diesel Fuel Blends. A Case Study about Noise Emissions

María Redel-Macías, Sara Pinzi, Meisam Babaie, Ali Zare, Antonio Cubero-Atienza, M Dorado

(2021), Vol. 9, pp. 1-16, Processes, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Characteristics of Particle Number and Particle Mass Emissions of a Diesel Engine during Cold-, Warm-, and Hot-Start Operation

Faisal Lodi, Ali Zare, Priyanka Arora, Svetlana Stevanovic, Puneet Verma, Mohammad Jafari, Zoran Ristovski, Richard Brown, Timothy Bodisco

(2021), pp. 1-20, SAE Technical Papers, Warrendale, PA., C1

journal article

A comprehensive review of the influence of physicochemical properties of biodiesel on combustion characteristics, engine performance and emissions

Tikendra Verma, Pankaj Shrivastava, Upendra Rajak, Gaurav Dwivedi, Siddharth Jain, Ali Zare, Anoop Shukla, Puneet Verma

(2021), pp. 1-57, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Analysis of cold-start NO₂ and NOx emissions, and the NO₂/NOx ratio in a diesel engine powered with different diesel-biodiesel blends

Ali Zare, Svetlana Stevanovic, Mohammad Jafari, Puneet Verma, Meisam Babaie, Liping Yang, M Rahman, Zoran Ristovski, Richard Brown, Timothy Bodisco

(2021), Vol. 290, pp. 1-11, Environmental Pollution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Thermal performance and energy consumption analysis of retail buildings through daylighting: a numerical model with experimental validation

Om Prakash, Asim Ahmad, Anil Kumar, S Mozammil Hasnain, Ali Zare, Puneet Verma

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 1-16, Materials Science for Energy Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2020

Emissions and performance with diesel and waste lubricating oil: A fundamental study into cold start operation with a special focus on particle number size distribution

A Zare, T Bodisco, P Verma, M Jafari, M Babaie, L Yang, M Rahman, A Banks, Z Ristovski, R Brown, S Stevanovic

(2020), Vol. 209, pp. 1-13, Energy Conversion and Management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Engine performance and emissions analysis in a cold, intermediate and hot start diesel engine

F Lodi, A Zare, P Arora, S Stevanovic, M Jafari, Z Ristovski, R Brown, T Bodisco

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-22, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Combustion Analysis of a Diesel Engine during Warm up at Different Coolant and Lubricating Oil Temperatures

Faisal Lodi, Ali Zare, Priyanka Arora, Svetlana Stevanovic, Mohammad Jafari, Zoran Ristovski, Richard Brown, Timothy Bodisco

(2020), Vol. 13, pp. 1-21, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Energy and exergy analysis of a novel turbo-compounding system for supercharging and mild hybridization of a gasoline engine

F Salek, M Babaie, A Ghodsi, S Hosseini, A Zare

(2020), pp. 1-12, Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Advances of carbon capture and storage in coal-based power generating units in an Indian context

A Kumar Shukla, Z Ahmad, M Sharma, G Dwivedi, T Nath Verma, S Jain, P Verma, A Zare

(2020), Vol. 13, pp. 1-17, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The effects of port water injection on spark ignition engine performance and emissions fueled by pure gasoline, E5 and E10

Farhad Salek, Meisam Babaie, Maria Redel-Macias, Ali Ghodsi, Seyed Hosseini, Amir Nourian, Martin Burby, Ali Zare

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 1-18, Processes, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Developing a Transient Drive Cycle Representing Ship Acceleration with Test-bed Engine

Mojibul Sajjad, G Shahariar, Thuy Chu-Van, Kabir Suara, Ali Zare, Tim Bodisco, Richard Brown

(2020), pp. 1-4, AFMC 2020 : Proceedings of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

conference

Structural characterisation of soot particles for cold-start and hot-start operation of a diesel engine

P Arora, F Lodi, P Verma, M Jafari, A Zare, S Stevanovic, T Bodisco, R Brown, Z Ristovski

(2020), pp. 1-4, AFMC 2020 : Proceedings of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

conference
2019

Analysis of the nonlinear dynamics of inter-cycle combustion variations in an ethanol fumigation-diesel dual-fuel engine

L Yang, T Bodisco, A Zare, N Marwan, T Chu-Van, R Brown

(2019), Vol. 95, pp. 2555-2574, Nonlinear dynamics, Dordrecht, Switzerland, C1

journal article

An overview of the influence of biodiesel, alcohols, and various oxygenated additives on the particulate matter emissions from diesel engines

P Verma, S Stevanovic, A Zare, G Dwivedi, T Van, M Davidson, T Rainey, R Brown, Z Ristovski

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 1-25, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Practicalities and driving dynamics of a real driving emissions (RDE) Euro 6 regulation homologation test

T Bodisco, A Zare

(2019), Vol. 12, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Comparison of manual and automatic approaches for characterisation of morphology and nanostructure of soot particles

P Verma, E Pickering, N Savic, A Zare, R Brown, Z Ristovski

(2019), Vol. 136, pp. 91-105, Journal of aerosol science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The cytotoxic, inflammatory and oxidative potential of coconut oil-substituted diesel emissions on bronchial epithelial cells at an air-liquid interface

A Vaughan, S Stevanovic, A Banks, A Zare, M Rahman, R Bowman, K Fong, Z Ristovski, I Yang

(2019), Environmental science and pollution research, Cham, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Exergy analysis of a diesel engine with waste cooking biodiesel and triacetin

C Odibi, M Babaie, A Zare, M Nabi, T Bodisco, R Brown

(2019), Vol. 198, pp. 1-13, Energy conversion and management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Effect of cold start on engine performance and emissions from diesel engines using IMO-Compliant distillate fuels

T Chu Van, A Zare, M Jafari, T Bodisco, N Surawski, P Verma, K Suara, Z Ristovski, T Rainey, S Stevanovic, R Brown

(2019), Vol. 255, pp. 1-9, Environmental pollution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Multivariate analysis of performance and emission parameters in a diesel engine using biodiesel and oxygenated additive

M Jafari, P Verma, T Bodisco, A Zare, N Surawski, P Borghesani, S Stevanovic, Y Guo, J Alroe, C Osuagwu, A Milic, B Miljevic, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2019), Vol. 201, pp. 1-11, Energy Conversion and Management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2018

Diesel engine performance and emissions with fuels derived from waste tyres

P Verma, A Zare, M Jafari, T Bodisco, T Rainey, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 1-13, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A comparative investigation into cold-start and hot-start operation of diesel engine performance with oxygenated fuels during transient and steady-state operation

A Zare, T Bodisco, M Nabi, F Hossain, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2018), Vol. 228, pp. 390-404, Fuel, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

On-board measurements of particle and gaseous emissions from a large cargo vessel at different operating conditions

Thuy Chu-Van, Zoran Ristovski, Ali Pourkhesalian, Thomas Rainey, Vikram Garaniya, Rouzbeh Abbassi, Sanaz Jahangiri, Hossein Enshaei, U-Shen Kam, Richard Kimball, Liping Yang, Ali Zare, Harry Bartlett, Richard Brown

(2018), Vol. 237, pp. 832-841, Environmental pollution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Investigation of diesel engine combustion instability using a dynamical systems approach

M Jafari, P Verma, A Zare, T Bodisco, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2018), pp. 1-4, AFMC 2018 : Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2018, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1

conference
2017

The influence of oxygenated fuels on transient and steady-state engine emissions

A Zare, T Bodisco, M Nabi, F Hossain, M Rahman, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2017), Vol. 121, pp. 841-853, Energy, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A parametric study on engine performance and emissions with neat diesel and diesel-butanol blends in the 13-mode European stationary cycle

M Nabi, A Zare, F Hossain, T Bodisco, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2017), Vol. 148, pp. 251-259, Energy conversion and management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Engine performance during transient and steady-state operation with oxygenated fuels

A Zare, T Bodisco, M Nabi, F Hossain, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 7510-7522, Energy and Fuels, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Diesel engine emissions with oxygenated fuels: a comparative study into cold-start and hot-start operation

A Zare, M Nabi, T Bodisco, F Hossain, M Rahman, T Chu Van, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2017), Vol. 162, pp. 997-1008, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Engine blow-by with oxygenated fuels: a comparative study into cold and hot start operation

B Mitchell, A Zare, T Bodisco, M Nabi, F Hossain, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2017), Vol. 140, pp. 612-624, Energy, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Oxidative potential of gas phase combustion emissions - an underestimated and potentially harmful component of air pollution from combustion processes

S Stevanovic, A Vaughan, F Hedayat, F Salimi, M Rahman, A Zare, R Brown, R Brown, H Wang, Z Zhang, X Wang, S Bottle, I Yang, Z Ristovski

(2017), Vol. 158, pp. 227-235, Atmospheric environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Reductions in diesel emissions including PM and PN emissions with diesel-biodiesel blends

M Nabi, A Zare, F Hossain, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2017), Vol. 166, pp. 860-868, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

A preliminary study modelling NO emission by subset selection using a genetic algorithm and in-cylinder parameters

T Bodisco, K Fang, A Zare, R Brown, Z Ristovski

(2017), pp. 1-4, Proceedings of the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion 2017, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2016

The effect of triacetin as a fuel additive to waste cooking biodiesel on engine performance and exhaust emissions

A Zare, N Nabi, T Bodisco, F Hossain, M Rahman, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2016), Vol. 182, pp. 640-649, Fuel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Influence of fuel-borne oxygen on European stationary cycle: diesel engine performance and emissions with a special emphasis on particulate and NO emissions

M Nabi, A Zare, F Hossain, M Rahman, T Bodisco, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2016), Vol. 127, pp. 187-198, Energy conversion and management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Influence of oxygen content of the certain types of biodiesels on particulate oxidative potential

F Hedayat, S Stevanovic, A Milic, B Miljevic, M Nabi, A Zare, S Bottle, R Brown, Z Ristovski

(2016), Vol. 545-546, pp. 381-388, Science of the total environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Study of nano-particle deposition in tubular pipes under turbulent condition

P Talebizadeh, H Rahimzadeh, G Ahmadi, K Inthavong, M Babaie, A Zare, T Chu Van, R Brown

(2016), pp. 183-188, AHMT 2016 : Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, E1-1

conference
2015

Impact of Triacetin as an oxygenated fuel additive to waste cooking biodiesel: transient engine performance and exhaust emissions

A Zare, T Bodisco, M Nabi, H Farhad, M Rahman, D Stuart, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2015), pp. 48-51, Australian Combustion Symposium 2015 : Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference

Experimental investigation of the effects of oxygenated fuels on exhaust emissions in a heavy duty diesel engine

F Hossain, M Nabi, M Rahman, A Zare, T Rainey, D Stuart, Z Ristovski, R Brown

(2015), pp. 56-59, ACS 2015 : Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium, Melbourne, Victoria, E1-1

conference
2014

Potential energy savings by radiative cooling system for a building in tropical climate

M Hanif, T Mahlia, A Zare, T Saksahdan, H Metselaar

(2014), Vol. 32, pp. 642-650, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

An experimental investigation on surface morphology of machined brass reinforced epoxy composite

N Ahmadi, M Ansari, A Zare, G Rao

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 313-321, Journal of reinforced plastics and composites, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

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