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Yousef Asadi

Senior Consulting Engineer

Expert in application of Mechanical Engineering Codes & Standards such as ASME and EN, Professional Experiences on Design and simulation of Mech. Components, Seismic retrofit and application of devices for seismic protection, Design and Modelling of MEMS/NEMS, Nanomechanical Characterization of...
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Senior Consulting Engineer  
IBAKH (Switzerland), July 2009 to Present

Engineering Supervision and Advisory: Fabrication and Installation of Hydro-Mechanical Equipment & Hydro-Machinery in Dams and Hydro-Electric Power Plants(HEPP). National and international Consulting Engineering Services in the fields of Machinery, Pressure Equipment, Materials Research, Micro and Nano-Technologies, Sensors, Thermal Systems and Industrial Commerce as well as performing the required Technical Computations and optimisations (static and dynamic) according to National and International Codes and Standards. Engineering Advisory: Pressure Equipment Failure Analysis. Engineering Advisory: Design, Analysis and Fabrication of MEMS and NEMS. Field Balancing, Vibration Monitoring & Defect Analysis of Rotating Machinery. Vibrational Analysis of Static Equipment. Engineering Advisory: Refurbishment of GE GT-F5. Thermal Imaging Inspections i.e Turbomachines, Gearboxes, Electro-Motors and Generators. Engineering Advisory: Siemens GT-V94.2 Upgrading. Engineering Supervision: Overall Rehabilitation of HEPP. Engineering Advisory: EOH analysis and C-Inspection of ABB GT13D.

Work-Package Engr. OTC(Once Through Cooler), Specialist for Codes and Standards, GT Resident Engr.  
Alstom Group, August 2006 to July 2009

-Reviewing the process of CE (European Directive) compliance in Construction Support Department(Site Operation: Erection and Commissioning) -Interpreting NFPA30 for Fire Rating of Lube Oil Tank for GT26 Engine -Evaluating contracts for customer projects in Kuwait, Morocco, Macedonia, Fajr II - Iran and Minsk - Belarus -Preparing project-specific fire and explosion protection concepts (Kuwait and Morocco) -Preparing and investigating technical system specifications -Serving as a member of Six Sigma project team for cost-reduction programmes -Supporting and investigating the contractual aspects of the Hormozgan Plant (Iran), including on-site assessment and clarification with clients and consultants resulting in a considerable reduction in commercial exposure -Reviewing and revising the GT13E2 and GT26 fire-fighting documentation and project specific safety guidelines -Preparing commissioning documents for GT13E2 such as APCL(Advanced Combustion Pulsation Control) -Supporting the commissioning issues such as High Fogging System -Coordinating Once Through Cooler (OTC) work-packages with other departments -Performing technical content checks for OTC during the execution of a large number of GT26 projects -Providing OTC specification support within development projects for GT24 and GT26 -Cooperating on the improvement of OTC work processes and qualifying new suppliers -Serving as a team member for OTC modification in respect of Lifetime /stress calculation for high pressure steam nozzle/piping dissimilar welds and proposal for new design(ASME Sec. VIII, Div. 2), also criteria for safe operation of existing OTC(ASME Sec. VIII, Div. 1) -Providing technical support within execution projects in respect of codes and standards for Fire Fighting, Pressure Vessel, Piping and Safety issues -Horizontal OTC Eco-Design, implementation of new ASME Section VIII, Div. 2 Code and FFS1 standard and new OTC manufacturer evaluation within the development project for the GT26

Project Manager, Head of GT & Diesel Div., Senior Mech. Engr.(Dam, Power Plant, Transmission Lines)  
Electrical(Power) Engineering Services Company (MOSHANIR), September 2001 to July 2006

-Assessment of vendors capability for design & manufacturing of Hydro-Mech. Equipment for Dam & Hydro-Power Projects, Fittings & Accessories(e.g. vibration damper) for Electic Power Transmission Lines & Main Equipment for Combined Cycle Power Plant(CCPP) acc. to int'l Codes & Standards. -Feasibility study of Dam and Hydro-Power Projects -Mech. design & design review of Hydro-Mech. Equipment -On site Hydro-Mech. Equipment and Hydro-Turbine Erection & Commissioning Support -Reviewing the Commissioning, Performance Test, O&M Manuals for GT and Diesel Generator as well as site supervision -Preparation of Proposal to Bid as Eng. Part of Turn Key Tender for EPC Contract of Jahrom CCPP -Eng. Assessment of ABB's Proposal for instrumentation Upgrading for GT13D bearing supervision -Engineering interpretation of GE's Root Cause Analysis & Fishbone Diagram (Ishikawa Map) for GT Generator Shaft-Bearing Failures -Final Energy Conversion Agreement (ECA) for CCPP through on-site reviewing the Ope. History, O&M planning for next 15 years including the calculation of site de-rating, performance degradation, plant availability factor, internal energy consumption, thermal efficiency-heat rate at full load & part load, equivalent flame hours and equivalent Starts for prediction of CI-HGPI-MO schedules for GT and MI-MO for ST. -Feasibility and Site Selection Studies for large number of BOO Based GTPP projects -Eng. Services(Tender Document Preparation ) for Turbo-expander Unit of TPP Project -Tech. coordination and contract negotiation to Hitachi as GT supplier -Mech. Design Review and Materials/Component Analysis of Fittings & Accessories for Transmission Line Projects(e.g. 132 kV line: Dead End Clamp for Amol-Narivaran, 400 kV lines: Fittings for Martyr Rajayi PP-Vardavard Substation, Shackle for Anjirak-Khorram Abad and Heating Cycle Test Report Review for Fittings of Karoon3-Omidieh2) -Site Visit & Failure Analysis of Malek Garden-Cement Factory Transmission Line

Senior Consulting Engineer  
Self-Employed Senior Consulting Engineer, May 1997 to July 2006

-Technical Advisory: Axial flow compressor Performance enhancement -Evaluation of CCPP component manufacturers. -Technical Review Consultancy: Tender Documents of Hydro-Mechanical Equipment. -Technical Survey: Hydro-Mech. Equipment in Constructed Dams Before Provisional Take Over. -On-Bottom Stability Analysis of Submarine Flare Pipeline (HP Gas). -Investigation on Priorities for alternative renewable energies and fuel cell power plants. -Proposal for Tender: Provision of Installation of Electrical Sub-Sea Cables on Offshore Field in Persian Gulf. -Dynamic Modelling of OM457 Diesel Engine for full CNG operation. (Basic design by NAMI Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences-RAS) -Tech. investigation on CNG conversion of Diesel Power Plants. -Investigation on global CNG kit production. -Preliminary study of break water design. -Investigation on Trolleybus design/application in the world. -Investigation on catalytic converter design/application in the world. -Tech. Solutions for submarine pipeline and cable crossing(Grout Bag, ...). -Solutions for Pulling capacity estimation for mechanized execution of underground PE piping. -Turbocompressor modelling for turbocharging the OM355 diesel engine. (Basic design performed by NAMI Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences-RAS) -Water intake design improvement for increasing the sea water flow rate in Thermal Power Plant. -Math. modelling of wet cooling tower and Plant Condenser. -Flow rate analysis of cooling tower make up water. -Locating of Temperature Sensor by Analysis of Boiler Feed Pump Journal Bearing. -Repair Technology for the retubing of heat exchangers. -Condition Assessment of CCPP Steam Duct Vibration and its fatigue Analysis. -Welding Technology for Design & Manufacturing of HP Oxygen Cylinder. -Tech. investigation on Steam Turbine Blade Fracture -Repair Technology for the Casting Crack of Main Oil Pump Housing. -Technical investigation on Power Boiler Vibration.

Site Manager, Head of Mech. Stress & Support Div., Senior Mech. Engr., Project Mech. Engr.  

-Responsible to all Stress Related Works(PME: Project Mech. Engr.) such as : Pressure Vessel and Piping Design/Design Review, Atmospheric Tank Design/Design Review, Boiler and HRSG Design/Design Review, Mechanical Support Design/Design Review -Weld Design and WPS/PQR Review -Thermal Insulation Design/Design Review -Heat Tracing System Design/Design Review -Design of Steam Transmission Pipeline(Supply from Martyr Rajayi Thermal Power Plant to Combined Cycle Power Plant) -Piping & Pipe rack Design including the Piping arrangement and pipe support design and pipe stress analysis(Static and Dynamic-Seismic Analysis) for large number of CCPP projects -Mechanical Design of Compressed Air Vessels -Mechanical Design of Condensate Storage Tanks -Contract negotiations for engineering services of Monenco Iran Inc.(MIR) to ANSALDO Co.(Italy) as subcontractor in 30 GT Units Project. -Engineering Analysis of Condensate line vibration designed by ABB in Ghom Combined Cycle Power Plant -Pipeline Transient Flow Analysis & Design Review/Site Supervision -Retrofit Contract Negotiation & Investigation of Methodologies for Remaining Life Assessment(RLA) of Main Equipment of Thermal Power Plant(cooperation with ENEL Co.-Italy) -Management of site activities for Eng. Survey of Besat TPP (including the NDT) by ENEL Co.(Italy) as first Phase of Plant Retrofit Project -Remaining Life Assessment(RLA) of Main Equipment (cooperation with ENEL Co.-Italy) -Mech. Eng. Survey of Besat Thermal Power Plant -Engineering Assessment of Degradation in Concrete Structure of Wet Cooling Tower in Mashhad Thermal Power Plant -Design and site supervision during Submarine Pipelines Erection -Design & site supervision during Welding/Erection of Steel Intake Cage for Submarine Pipelines -Conceptual Design of Tabas Coal Fired Power Plant

Consulting Engineer  
Self-Employed Consulting Engineer, November 1993 to April 1997

-Pipe stress analysis of flare stack line of Offshore Platform -Technical Consultant in the Middle-East for Power Drive Asociates Co. Ltd.(England). -Applied thermodynamics & heat transfer analysis of heat exchangers, burner and boiler for central heating system design in industrial slaughterhouse. -Hydraulic Analysis of cooling water systems. -Hydraulic Design, Thermodynamics and heat transfer -Preparation of Tech. Specifications ( Component , Material and Process Specifications) as part of Tender Documents -Applied thermodynamics & heat transfer analysis of central chilled water system -Investigation for commissioning of YORK refrigeration machine and its condenser cooling water systems -Pipe Stress and Pipe Support Analysis (Static and Dynamic) -Modelling the Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) -Dynamic Analysis of Primary Loop Piping System -Plastic Design of Pipe Support at Pipe Rupture Case -Comparison of Primary Loop design by ASME Section III for PWR and similar Design by GOST for VVER. -Weld Design and WPS/PQR Review -Scientific Software Engineering. -Computer Aided Design & Modelling of Automotive Engine and Power Train System. -Organizing the Engineering Postgraduate Master Courses (in Iran) in collaboration with UK Universities.

Consultant of Managing Director in Research Affairs, Research Expert, Design Engineer  
IDRO(Industrial Development and Renovation Organization), June 1989 to October 1993

Activities as Design Engineer(Tech. Office, Iran Pump Manufacturing Industries Company, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran): -Submersible Pump Bearing Design and Analysis -Torsional Vibration Analysis of Centrifugal Pumps -Performance Test of Centrifugal Pumps Activities as Research Expert(Research and Development Affairs, Iran Engine Manufacturers of Tractor Co., Tabriz, Iran): -Performance tests of Diesel Engines for Research and Development -Modification and Modelling of Conventional Diesel Engines for new applications Activities as Research Expert[(Eng. Research Affairs, Heavy Industries Research Centre (Metal Working Research Institute -MWRI)], Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran: -Design, Modelling and Manufacturing of special purpose machines such as Transformer Washing/Drying Machine -Commissioning of involute gear profile-measuring machine Activities as Consultant of Managing Director in Research Affairs, Iran Marine Industrial Company(I.M.I.CO)., Tehran-Bushehr: -Hydrodynamic Design of Ships -Marine Propulsion System Design


University of Luxembourg  
European PhD School on "NANOANALYSIS USING FINELY FOCUSED ION AND ELECTRON BEAMS", Organised by: Research Centre Gabriel Lippmann (CRP-Gabriel Lippmann), Jan, 2014 to Jan, 2014
Lecturers: 1- Professor Henri-Noël Migeon, 2- Professor Patrick Bertrand, 3- Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Pireaux, 4- Dr. Paula Peres, 5- Dr. Tom Wirtz, 6- Prof. Dr. Heinrich Franz Arlinghaus, 7- Prof. Dr. Joachim Mayer

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne  
Summer School on Characterisation of Materials, Organised by: CCMX, Jan, 2013 to Jan, 2013

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne  
Nano-Tera/Artist International Summer School on Embedded System Design, Jointly organised by: EPFL RiSD & ETHZ TIK laboratories in cooperation with EDAA's Embedded Systems, Jan, 2013 to Jan, 2013
Lecturers: 1- Prof. Janos Sztipanovits, 2- Prof. Wang Yi, 3- Prof. Sanjoy Baruah, 4- Prof. Oded Maler, 5- Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher, 6- Prof. Rolf Ernst, 7-Dr. Albert Cohen, 8-Dr. Sriram Rajamani, 9- Prof. Gernot Heiser, 10- Prof. Lothar Thiele, 11- Prof. Srdjan Capkun, 12- Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, 13- Prof. Luca Benini, 14- Prof. Karl Henrik Johansson.

Interstate University of Applied Sciences Buchs (NTB)  
Course: Nano- and Microtechnology, Jan, 2013 to Jan, 2013
-Main Instructor and Organiser: Prof. Dr. Rudolf Buser, Institute for Micro- and Nanotechnology

Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), ETH Domain  
Summer School on Condensed Matter Research, Jan, 2013 to Jan, 2013

Tampere University of Technology  
International Summer School 'New Frontiers in Optical Technologies', Organised by: ORC (Optoelectronics Research Centre), Jan, 2013 to Jan, 2013
List of main lecturers: 1-Prof. Ursula Keller, ETH, Switzerland, 2-Prof. Peter Nordlander, Rice University, USA, 3-Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari, University of Cambridge, UK, 4-Prof. Edmund H. Linfield, Leeds University, UK, 5-Prof. Henning Riechert, Paul-Drude-Institute for Solid State Electronics, Germany, 6-Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta, RP Photonics, Germany, 7-Prof. Magnus Willander, Linköping University, Sweden, 8-Dr. Bert Offrein, IBM - Zürich Research Laboratory, Switzerland, 9-Prof. Wolfgang Elsäßer, Darmstadt University of Technology, 10-Prof. Eli Kapon, EPFL

University of California, Davis  
Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School: Liquid Crystals, Main Sponsor: International Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM-I2CAM), Jan, 2013 to Jan, 2013
Local Organiser: University of Cambridge(TCM: Theory of Condensed Matter Group of Cavendish Laboratory and CMMPE: Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics Group of Engineering Department in conjunction with the Isaac Newton Institute's Program "Mathematics of liquid crystals").

University of Oxford  
Nanotechnology Summer School and Course:, Nanotechnologies for Medicine and Healthcare, Nano-scale Materials Characterisation, Jan, 2013 to Jan, 2013

Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I)  
Spring School: Nanoscale Radiative Heat Transfer, Jan, 2013 to Jan, 2013
Organised by: 1-Les Houches Physics School, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), France 2-Laboratoire Charles Fabry, CNRS, Institut d'Optique, Université Paris-Sud, France, 3-Institut für Physik, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany, 4-Institut P', CNRS-Université de Poitiers, France.

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)  
Course: Nano- and Microtechnology, Jan, 2012 to Jan, 2013
Main Instructors and Organisers: 1-Prof. Thomas Spielmann, Institute of Materials and Process Engineering (IMPE), 2-Prof. Dr. Ursula Graf-Hausner and Prof. Dr. Walter Krebs, Section of Microbiology and Biofilms, Institute of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management (LSFM), 3-Dr. Guido Sartoris, Institute of Computational Physics (ICP).

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich  
SRI satellite Workshop: Nano-scale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology (NSS-7), Jan, 2012 to Jan, 2012
Organiser: Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI-Switzerland)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  
International Summer Schools of the DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN), Jan, 2012 to Jan, 2012

Bern University of Applied Sciences  
Course: Nano- and Microtechnology, Jan, 2011 to Jan, 2011
Main Instructor and Organiser: Dr. Beat Neuenschwander, The Institute for Applied Laser, Photonics and Surface Technologies (ALPS), Technical and Informatics Department (TI).

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne  
Continuing Education Course, Organized by CCMX:, Powder Characterisation: from nanometers to millimeters and from theory to practice, Jan, 2011 to Jan, 2011
Instructor: Dr. Paul Bowen Powder Technology Laboratory, Institute of Materials, School of Engineering

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts  
Professional Course: Hydromechanics, Jan, 2011 to Jan, 2011
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Staubli Technical & Architecture Department

Swiss Foundation for Research in Microtechnology (FSRM)  
NanoTera Summer School: Micro-Nano for Large Distributed Systems, Jan, 2011 to Jan, 2011
Instructors: 1-Prof Alcherio Martinoli, 2-Prof Juergen Brugger, 3-Dr Cosmin Roman, 4-Prof Christian Enz, 5-Dr Cyril Botteron, 6-Dr Jason Li, 7- Dr Catherine Dehollain

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland  
Course: Nano- and Microtechnology, Jan, 2011 to Jan, 2011
-Main Organiser: Prof. Dr. Uwe Pieles, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics (ICB), School of Life Sciences.

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland  
Course: Nano- and Microtechnology, Jan, 2011 to Jan, 2011
Main Instructors and Organisers: 1&3-Prof. Dr. Oksana Banakh, 2&3-Prof. Dr. Herbert Keppner, 4-Prof. Dr. Harry J. Whitlow, Arc Institute of Applied Microtechnologies, Arc School of Engineering, 5-Professor Dr. Marc Jobin, Groupe de Compétence en Ingénierie de Surface: Nanotechnologie (CIS-NT), Institut des Sciences et Technologies Industrielles (inSTI), School of Landscape, Engineering and Architecture, 6-Prof. Dr. Joseph Moerschell

Heriot-Watt University  
Business Administration, Jan, 2010 to Jan, 2011
Organiser: Edinburgh Business School

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), ETH Domain  
Course: Micro- and Nanotechnology, Jan, 2010 to Jan, 2011

Interstate University of Applied Sciences Buchs (NTB)  
Course: Micro- and Nanotechnology, Jan, 2010 to Jan, 2010

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV)  
Course: Micro- and Nanotechnology, Jan, 2010 to Jan, 2010

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich  
"5th Workshop on Numerical Methods for Optical Nano Structures", Computational Optics Group of Electromagnetic Fields & Microwave Electronics Lab., Dept. of IT & EE, Jan, 2009 to Jan, 2009

Harvard University  
Workshop: Frontries in Nanoscale Science and Technology (FNST), Jan, 2008 to Jan, 2008
This is a collaboration among Harvard University (NSEC: Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, Harvard-USA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-USA), the University of California (UC-Santa Barbara-USA), and the Museum of Science-Boston (USA) with participation by Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), the University of Basel (Basel Center for Quantum Computing and Quantum Coherence (QCQC) and Swiss Nanoscience Institute, Basel-Switzerland), the University of Tokyo (Japan), and the Brookhaven (USA), Oak Ridge (USA), and the Sandia National Laboratories (USA).

University of Nottingham  
PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 1993 to Jan, 1994

University of Tabriz  
BSc (Eng), Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 1985 to Jan, 1989

University of Tabriz  
BSc Student, Applied Physics, Jan, 1984 to Jan, 1985

Tabriz Ferdowsi High School  
Diploma, Physical Mathematics, Jan, 1979 to Jan, 1983

Tabriz Anushirvan Primary & Secondary School  
Secondary education, Jan, 1976 to Jan, 1979


  • ASME BPV Code Sec. VIII, Div. 2(New Design By Analysis)
    ASME PVP Division 
    July 2009
  • ASME BPV Code Sec. VIII, Div. 3(Construction of Pressure Vessels)
    ASME PVP Division 
    July 2009
  • ASME BPV Code Sec. III (Pressure Vessel Integrity Assessment)
    ASME PVP Division 
    July 2009
  • Seismic Analysis-Design of Industrial Liquid Storage Tanks and Vessels
    ASME PVP Division 
    July 2009
  • NFPA 13 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Code
    September 2009
  • Gas Turbine Technology
    May 2008
  • ASME BPV Code Sec. VIII, Div. 2, int'l re-writing project
    ASME International 
    July 2007