International Scientific Committee

Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
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Prof. Dr.
Abdullah A. Abdullah

Prof. Dr. Abdullah A. Abdullah

Personal Details:
Name: Abdullah Ahmad Abdullah
Rank: Professor of applied mathematics (Fluid Mechanics)
Nationality: Saudi
Date of Birth: 12/2/1960
Place of Birth: Saudi Arabia

Scientific Qualifications:
  • B.Sc. Mathematics, Umm Al-Qura University 1981
  • M.Sc. Applied Mathematics (Fluid Mechanics) , Glasgow University, Scotland, U.K. 1987
  • Ph.D. Applied Mathematics (Fluid Mechanics) , Glasgow University, Scotland, U.K. 1990

  • Employment and Scientific Profile:
  • Programmer , computer center, Umm Al-Qura University 402-1403.
  • Teaching assistance , Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University 1404.
  • Assistant professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University 1411.
  • Associate professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University 1417.
  • Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University 1422.

  • Positions and duties :
  • Head of Computer and Information Department, Hajj Research Center, Umm Al-Qura University, 1993-1997.
  • Vice Dean of Admission and Registration, Umm Al-Qura University, 1997-2003.
  • Dean of Admission and Registration, Umm Al-Qura University, 2003- 2011.
  • Dean of Deanship Preparatory year, 2011-2013.
  • Consultant at " Fakieh Research and Development Center ", Makkah, Saudi Arabia, 2001 till now.

  • Scientific activities:
  • Supervision of several M.Sc. and Ph. D. students.
  • No. of research papers: 40
  • No. of Funded Projects: 8
  • RMIT University, Australia
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    Prof. Dr.
    Aliakbar Akbarzadeh

    Prof. Dr. Aliakbar Akbarzadeh

    Aliakbar Akbarzadeh received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wyoming in USA(1975).
    He has worked as an academic at Pahlavi (Shiraz) University, University of Melbourne, UC Berkeley, and RMIT University in Melbourne Australia.
    At present Aliakbar is a Professor in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering and also the Leader of the Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Group.
    He has been the first supervisor of about 40 PhD candidates to completion.
    He has over 100 refereed publications and three books.
    Aliakbar who is a thermodynamicist has been working for the last 30 years on salinity gradient solar ponds as a source of industrial process heat and at present his research team is world leader on industrial applications of solar ponds.
    In the past 10 years he has been working on applications of thermoelectric generators for power generation from waste heat and renewable sources, as well as thermal energy storage systems .
    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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    Prof. Dr.
    Božidar Šarler

    Prof. Dr. Božidar Šarler

    EDUCATION AND AFFILIATIONS
  • Full Professor of Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics and Scientific Councilor Dr. Božidar Šarler conferred B.Sc. in physics from University of Ljubljana (1981) and Ph.D. in engineering from University of Maribor (1990). He is primarily employed at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana where he leads Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, and complementary at the Institute of Metals and Technology in Ljubljana where he leads Laboratory for Simulation of Materials and Processes, in total 20 researchers. He was previously employed at the University of Nova Gorica, and at the Jožef Stefan Institute.
  • He worked abroad cumulative for more than four years as a researcher in Centre of Nuclear Studies, France; University Erlangen-Nürenberg, Germany; Argonne National Laboratories, USA and as a visiting professor or scientist at the University of Nevada, USA; University Pierre and Marie Curie, France; University of Central Florida, USA; Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland and City University of Hong Kong. He gave lectures as a visiting professor at University of Parthenope, Naples, Italy in 2014 and 2018. He is since 2011 Adjunct Professor of Computational Engineering and Science research Centre of the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, and since 2013 of Taiyuan University of Technology, Shanxi Province, China.

  • RESEARCH FIELD AND ACHIEVEMENTS
  • His research interest is focused on computational modelling of materials and processes, development of numerical methods and physical models for multiphase systems, modelling, simulation, verification and optimization of continuous casting aluminium alloys and steel. His research team is internationally recognised for development of meshless numerical methods for solids and fluids as well as multiscale and multiphysics modelling of solidification. His work is closely connected with Slovenian and global metallurgical industry.
  • He published over 150 SCI papers, over 15 book chapters, and edited 8 books with selected papers from international conferences, h>25. He contributed to more than 250 technical reports. He presented keynotes at conferences of the prestigious type like EUROMAT, EUROSIM (EU), THERMACOMP (UK), ICCES (USA), TMS (USA) and Asian Congress on Computational Mechanics (Singapore).
  • He has managed several international projects within COST, COPERNIKUS, EU frameworks, NATO, National Academies USA, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Laoing province, China, Helmholtz Association, Germany, etc. He has organized numerous special sections on international conferences and he edited special numbers of journals Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, and International Journal of Numerical Methods in Heat & Fluid Flow.
  • He organized 12 international conferences in Slovenia and abroad. He was representative of Slovenia in projects COST-P3, COST-512, COST-526 and is representative of Slovenia in EU ESFRI Energy Working Group. Since 2018 he is a member of Eurotherm Committee (http://www.eurothermcommittee.eu/). He was active in working group which launched an integrated Eureka cluster Metallurgy Europe (2014-2020). He is engaged in numerous commissions of Slovenian Grant Agency and related ministries, including Council for Engineering at the present. He is serving in review committees of numerous grant agencies.

  • AWARDS
  • He received the following awards and recognitions: 2016 highest Slovenian state award for science Žiga Zois for Development and application of meshless methods, 2014 Emerald Literati Best Paper Award, 2014 Distinguished Fellow of ICCES recognition, 2014 prestigious Chinese award for foreign professors “Hundred Talents Plan”, 2009 Emerald Literati Highly Commended Author Award, 2007 Primorska prize for technology transfer, 2006 highest Slovenian state award for technology Janez Puh for Modelling of materials and processes, 1998 Recognition of University of Ljubljana for Outstanding basic and applied research, best paper awards at 11 international conferences.

  • EDITORIAL BOARDS
  • He serves in editorial boards of several distinguished international journals and book series and served in scientific committees of more than 60 international conferences.

  • SUPERVISON
  • He has supervised more than 30 bachelor thesis, 8 master thesis and 12 Ph.D.'s. His encouraging of young researchers to topmost research work reflects in the fact that two of his students received best Ph.D. award (ECCOMAS) for Central Europe; one student received Best Ph.D. in the World (HFF) award in 2014; one Ph.D. student received Jožef Stefan golden emblem award for best Ph.D. in Slovenia, etc.

  • RECENT PROJECTS
  • He is since 1991 leading one applied and one basic project for Slovenian Grant Agency. For completed projects he received best marks in all evaluation criteria. He established and leads Program Group P2-0379 Modelling and Simulation of Materials and Processes since 2009 and has taken over Program Group P2-0162 Transient two-phase flows. He has been with his coworkers already two-times selected as a group with best research results in Engineering in Slovenia for achievements in multiscale modelling of materials (steel and aluminium) and aerodynamics (topmost ultralight planes). The later achievements were also internationally awarded.
  • Prof. Šarler started research on the influence of magnetohydrodynamics on the solidification of metallic alloys in 2013. The goal of this research is development of new technologies for casting of aluminium alloys and steel for use in the products of highest price rank. The project is of exceptional importance for Slovenian aluminium and steel industry. The project is closely related to the basic project, where meshless multiscale and multiphysics capabilities for use in simulation of these new technologies were developed. Prof. Šarler is since 2014 leading a project, financed by Helmholtz Association, Germany for design of high-pressure micro nozzles. He is also responsible for development of simulation system of Xiwang Special Steel Company continuous caster in China and collaborates with global steel producing equipment companies.
  • The new materials, new processing routes and new design, where Prof. Šarler participates with his projects, found application in word leading products of companies such as Ferrarri, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes, Pipistrel, etc., and in world leading new technologies like femtosecond crystallography.
  • Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
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    Prof. Dr. Dean Vucinic

    Prof. Dr. Dean Vucinic

    Vesalius College (VeCo)
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

    Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Osijek, Croatia

    Prof. Dr. Ir. Dean Vučinić, has joined Vesalius College (VeCo), which is affiliated to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), as senior scientist and advisor in 2017. He has been affiliated to VUB since 1988. Before joining VeCo, he was guest professor and senior research scientist at the VUB Faculty of Engineering Sciences (IR) as member of two of its departments: Mechanical Engineering (MECH) and Electronics & Informatics (ETRO).

    He is part-time associate professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology (FERIT), University of Osijek, holding the chair of Visual Computing.

    His work is mostly related to Research and Development (R&D) projects, and his interest covers the topics of Scientific Visualization, Modelling and Simulation, Optimization methodologies and techniques, which are very often found together in solving complex problems within the multidisciplinary engineering and computer science domains.

    His Ph.D. thesis became a book in 2010, ISBN 978-3-8383-3500-1. In the early 90's he developed "CFView - Computational Field Visualization System", the first-time-ever interactive visualization software adapted to numerical simulation solvers, completely based on the object-oriented technology, and fully implemented in C++. It has to be noted that VUB spin-off NUMECA is still using his software after more than 20 years, and in addition, more than 20 VUB PhD-s applied CFView in their visualization and data analysis tasks.

    During almost 30 years at VUB, he successfully participated in more than 20 European projects under the European Frameworks, EUREKA/ITEA and Tempus educational programs.

    He is author of more than 50 scientific papers in international reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and in addition, author of several book chapters.

    He is member of International Advisory Boards and Scientific Committees of Journals and Conferences, acting as chair, session organizer, reviewer and editor of respective papers proceedings.

    Due to his international presence, he is promoting and encouraging international cooperation in research and development, and education, just mentioning some of the realized initiatives with USA, Canada, Russia, Brazil, India and Japan, among others.

    He is the European Commission expert in H2020 and member of international organizations as follows: AIAA, IEEE, ACM, SAE & ASME.
    C. K. Pithawalla College of Eng. and Technology, Surat, India
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    Dr.
    Digvijay B. Kulshreshtha

    Dr. Digvijay B. Kulshreshthac

    Dr.Digivjay B. Kulshreshtha , obtained his Masters and Doctoral degree from India’s one of the prominent institutes – Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat.

    H He is currently working as an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department of C. K. Pithawalla College of Engineering & Technology, Surat.

    He has a teaching experience of 12 years and has guided 3 Ph.D. and 11 Post-Graduate students. He has published more than 69 Research Papers in reputed Journals and Conferences andhas 4 patents to his credit.

    He is actively involved particularlyin the area of small scale gas turbine combustors and has served as a Co-Principal Investigator in various collaborative research projects with SVNIT, Surat. Moreover, he is a Campus Ambassador, Campus Coordinator for Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Student Startup Initiative of CKPCET, Surat. His research areas includes Combustion, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer.
    Clarkson University, USA
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    Prof. Dr.
    GOODARZ AHMADI

    Prof. Dr. GOODARZ AHMADI

    Clarkson Distinguished Professor and Robert R. Hill ’48 Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York l3699 5725

    Email: ahmadi@clarkson.edu

    WebSite: http://www.clarkson.edu/mae/faculty_pages/ahmadi.html
    http://web2.clarkson.edu/projects/fluidflow/

    Education:
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Civil Engineering, M.S. 1968
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. 1970

  • Appointments:
    2005-2015: Dean, Coulter School of Engineering, Clarkson University.
    2005-2015: Dean, Coulter School of Engineering, Clarkson University.
    2004-2005: Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Coulter School of Engineering, Clarkson University.
    2004-2005: Interim Vice Provost for Research, Clarkson University.
    2003-Present: Robert R. Hill '48 Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University.
    2001-Present: Clarkson Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University.
    1991-1994: Chairman, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University.
    1981-Present: Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University.

    Selected Publications out of 600 Journal Articles, 1100 Presentations at Technical Conferences, and 160 Invited Lectures
  • Keshavarz, S.A., Salmanzadeh, M., and Ahmadi, G., Computational Modeling of Time Resolved Exposure Level Analysis of a Heated Breathing Manikin with Rotation in a Room, Journal of Aerosol Science, Vol. 103, pp. 117–131 (2017).
  • Amiri Delouei, A., Nazari, M., Keyhani, M.S., and Ahmadi, G., Direct-Forcing Immersed Boundary – Non-Newtonian Lattice Boltzmann Method for Transient Non-Isothermal Sedimentation, Journal of Aerosol Science, Vol. 104, pp. 106-122 (2017).
  • Rastegar, V., Ahmadi, G., and Babu, S.V., Filtration of Aqueous Colloidal Ceria Slurries Using Fibrous Filters – An Experimental and Simulation Study, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol. 176, pp. 231-242 (2017).
  • Tian, L., Ahmadi, G., and Tu, J., Mobility of Nanofiber, Nanorod, and Straight-Chain Nanoparticles in Gases, Aerosol Science and Technology, Vol., pp. 1-15 (2017).
  • Sajjadi, H., Salmanzadeh, M., Ahmadi, G., and Jafari, S., Lattice Boltzmann Method and RANS Approach for Simulation of Turbulent Flows and Particle Transport and Deposition, Particuology, Vol. 30, pp. 62-72 (2017).
  • Kone, J-P., Zhang, X., Yan, Y., Hu, G. and Ahmadi, G., Three-dimensional Multiphase Flow Computational Fluid Dynamics Models for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell: A Theoretical Development, Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows, Vol. 9, pp. 3-25 (2017). DOI: 10.1177/1757482X17692341.
  • Kesavan, J., Humphreys, P., Nasr, B., Ahmadi, G., Knox, C.K., Valdes, E., Rastogi, V. and Dhaniyala, S., Experimental and Computational Study of Reaerosolization of 1 to 5 μm PSL Microspheres Using Jet Impingement, Aerosol Science and Technology, Vol. 51, pp. 377-387 (2017).
  • Amiri, A., Shanbedi, M., Ahmadi, G., and Rozali, S., Transformer Oils-Based Graphene Quantum Dots Nanofluid as a New Generation of Highly Conductive and Stable Coolant, International Communication in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 83, pp. 40-47 (2017).
  • Bayatpour, D., Abouali, O., Ghaffarieh, A., and Ahmadi, G., In Silico Investigation of Cornea Deformation during Irrigation/Aspiration in Phacoemulsification in Cataract Surgery, Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol. 43, pp. 77-85 (2017).
  • Nasirei, A., Abouali, O., and Ahmadi, G., Effect of Turbulent Thermal Plume on Aspiration Efficiency of Micro-Particles, Building and Environment, Vol. 118, pp. 159-172 (2017).
  • Sadri, R., Hosseini, M., Kazi, S.N., Bagheri, S., Zubir, N., Ahmadi, G., Dahari, M., and Zaharinie, T., A Novel, Eco-Friendly Technique for Covalent Functionalization of Graphene Nanoplatelets and the Potential of their Nanofluids for Heat Transfer Applications, Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 675, pp. 92-97 (2017).
  • Sajjadi, H., Salmanzadeh, M., Ahmadi, G., and Jafari, S., Turbulent Indoor Airflow Simulation Using Hybrid LES/RANS Model Utilizing Lattice Boltzmann Method, Computers and Fluid, Vol. 150, pp. 66-73 (2017).
  • Kiani, M., Rahimi, M.R., Hosseini, S.H., and Ahmadi, G., Mixing and Segregation of Solid Particles in a Conical Spouted Bed: Effect of Particle Size and Density, Particuology. Vol. 32, pp. 132-140, (2017).

  • Synergistic Activities
    Serving on the Editorial Board of eleven International Journals.
    Developed and taught courses on Intermediate Fluid Mechanics, Particle Transport, Deposition and Removal, Aerosol Mechanics, Stochastic Processes in Engineering, Advance Theory of Turbulence, Multiphase Flow Modeling, Particle Transport, Deposition and Removal, Vibrations, Advanced Vibrations. http://www.clarkson.edu/projects/crcd/
    Developed an efficient computational model for Brownian diffusion of particles in laminar and turbulent flows. The method is now being used in ANSYS-FLUENT commercial code.
    Contributed to the development of practical method for dilute two-phase flow analysis. The approach is being used to improve operation and design of engineering systems in several companies.

    Honors and Awards
    “Freeman Scholar Award,” ASME (2016).
    https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/literature-awards/freeman-scholar-award .
    “Fluid Engineering 90th Anniversary Medal,” ASME (2016).
    "Lifetime Research Achievement Award," Clarkson University (2015).
    “The Commendable Leadership Award,” Phalanx, Clarkson University (2015).
    “Inducted into Phalanx, Clarkson's highest Honorary Society,” Clarkson University (2015).
    “Membership to Five Million Dollar Club” Clarkson University (2006).
    “Omar Khyam Plaque of Honor” Scientia, Iranica, Sharif University (2006).
    “Robert R. Hill Endowed Professorship,” Clarkson University (2003).
    “Clarkson Distinguished Professor,” Clarkson University (2003).
    "Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), (1997). “University Distinguished Teaching Award,” Clarkson University (1988).
    “University Outstanding Advisor Award,” Clarkson University (1986, 988, 2002).
    “Pi Tau Sigma Distinguished Teaching Award,” Clarkson University (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990).
    “Powder Technology of Japan Award,” Tsukuba, Japan (1991).

    Research Grants and Contracts
    More than $12 million research grants and contracts from DOE, AFOSR, EPA, NSF, NASA, NYSTAR, GE, IBM, Corning, Xerox, Kodak, Dura Pharmaceutical and etc.
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
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    Prof. Dr. Jun Zou

    Prof. Dr. Jun Zou

    Professor, State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems, Zhejiang University, China

    Education:
    09/1995..06/2000: B.S., Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
    9/2001..09/2006: Ph.D., Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

    Faculty Appointment::
    12/2006..12/2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical engineering, Zhejiang University 01/2009..12/2013 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical engineering, Zhejiang University
    04/2012..05/2014 Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical engineering, University of Minnesota at twin city, MN
    01/2014..present Professor, Department of Mechanical engineering, Zhejiang University

    Award and Honors:
    09/2011 Distinguished Young Scholar of Zhejiang University.
    01/2013 Excellent Youth Scholars of National Natural Science Foundation of China.
    01/2015 Distinguished Young Scholars of Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province.
    01/2017 Changjiang Youth Scholars of the Ministry of Education of China.

    Present Interests of Research:
    ● Bubble dynamics and Cavitation
    ● Droplets and jets
    ● Granular matter
    ● Soft robotics
    Glasgow Univ., UK - Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
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    Prof. Dr. Kenneth Lindsay

    Prof. Dr. Kenneth Lindsay

    Kenneth Alan Lindsay graduated in 1970 from the University of Glasgow with Cl I Honours in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy.

    His doctoral work was undertaken at Merton College, The University of Oxford, from which he graduated in 1973 with a doctorate in Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics supervised by Professor Albert E Green.

    His early work involved research in nonlinear wave propagation, nonlinear elasticity and the stability analysis of convection in fluids.

    He currently has ongoing research interests across several major fields of applied mathematics including Financial Mathematics, Biological Mathematics, Applied Statistics and Fluid Mechanics with collaborations in the US, UK, Australia and Saudi Arabia.

    He is currently Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Glasgow, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Financial Mathematics at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

    Central Institute of Aviation Motors, Russia
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    Prof. Dr.
    Mikhail Ja. Ivanov

    Prof. Dr. Mikhail Ja. Ivanov

    A. Personal Statement
    My experience in Gas Turbine research and development area includes near 40 years work in Central Institute of Aviation Motors on turbo machinery projects of different powers (from micro turbines up to high power turbines). Main directions of scientific investigations were gas dynamics and heat transfer processes in turbine flow passage, optimization of efficiency and interaction of turbine component, computational fluid dynamics, radiation gas dynamics of combustors.

    B. Positions and Honors
    1967-1970 engineer-researchers in gas dynamics division.
    1970-1984 Dr. Sci. on Mechanics of Fluid, Gas and Plasma, Deputy Chief of Theoretical Gas Dynam.Dep.
    1984-1987 Senior Sci. in Department of Gas Turbines.
    1987-2011 Chief of Gas Turbine Department.
    1988-now Professor
    1991-2011 Deputy General Director of CIAM
    2011-now Sci. Head of Gas Turbine Department CIAM
    1970 and 1996 were awarded the Prizes by Prof. N.E. Jukovsky
    1975 was awardedthe USSR Government Prize by “LeninskyKomsomol”

    M.Ja. Ivanovwas awarded by numerous reading and writing for the best research work CIAM (1972,1979,1985, 2005,2010)

    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
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    Prof. Dr.
    Muhammad R. Hajj

    Prof. Dr. Muhammad R. Hajj

    Measurements and Modeling of Lift Enhancement on Plunging Airfoils.

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics Associate Dean of the Graduate School Director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
    Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
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    Prof. Dr.
    Muhammad N. Radhwi

    Prof. Dr. Muhammad N. Radhwi

    EDUCATION:
    1982-1986
    (Ph.D.) Industrial Engineering (Operations Research, Energy Management) Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, University of Central Florida, U. S. A.

    1979-1981
    (M.Sc.) Industrial Engineering (Operations Research, Energy Management
    Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, University of Central Florida, U. S. A.

    1972-1977
    (B.Sc.) Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering, King Fahad
    Mechanical Engineering Department,University for Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

    ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
    Professor (1997- Now): Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering & Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
    Associate Professor (1993-1997): Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering & Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
    Assistant Professor (1986-1993): Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering& Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-QuraUniversity, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

    RELATED/FIELD EXPERIENCE:
  • Vice Rector for Umm Al-QuraUniversity (January 1995-January 1998).
  • Dean of the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-QuraUniversity (February 1993-January 1995).
  • Vice Dean of the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-QuraUniversity (July 1992-February 1993).
  • Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-QuraUniversity (February 1987-July 1992).
  • Staff Engineer at Saudi Consulting House (June 1977-December 1998), during which I held responsibilities for the workshop manager of the Technical Services Workshop based at the Jeddah industrial Estate.

  • RESEARCH INTEREST:
    Stochastic Systems Simulation and Modeling of Energy Systems
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, USA
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    Prof. Dr. Reda Mankbadi

    Prof. Dr. Reda Mankbadi

    Dr. Mankbadi is a Distinguished Professor and the former Dean of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

    Prior to moving to Embry-Riddle, Dr. Mankbadi has served as a NASA Senior Scientist & Fellow, and as a Professor at Rutgers and Cairo Universities.

    He has contributed significantly to the advancement of science in the areas of Propulsion, Aeroacoustics, Turbulence, and Energy.

    He has co-founded the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) with multi-millions in State funding.

    Dr. Mankbadi awards include: the Ohio Board of Regents Professorship, NASA Sustained Superior Performance Award; the Presidential Medal of the Sciences (Egypt), U.S. Fulbright Scholar, and an elected ASME Fellow.
    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
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    Prof. Dr. Saad A. Ragab

    Prof. Dr. Saad A. Ragab

    Professor
    Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

    Interests:
    Direct and large eddy simulations of turbulence, hydrodynamic stability and transition, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, gas dynamics and heat transfer, naval hydrodynamics, free-surface flow, hydrodynamic design using CFD, and optimization techniques.

    Education:
    1979: Ph.D.,Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    1974: M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Cairo, Egypt
    1970: B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Cairo, Egypt
    University of Florida, USA
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    Prof. Dr. S. A. Sherif

    Prof. Dr. S. A. Sherif

    Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Director Industrial Assessment Center
    Director Wayne K. and Lyla L. Masur HVAC Laboratory
    University of Florida
    232 MAE-B Building, P.O. Box 116300
    Gainesville, FL 32611-6300, USA

    Dr. S.A. Sherif is a tenured Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is the Founding Director of the Wayne K. and Lyla L. Masur HVAC Laboratory and the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center.

    He served as Co-Director of the Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction at the University of Florida (2009-2013).

    He is a Fellow of ASME, a Fellow of ASHRAE, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Member of Commission B-1 on Thermodynamics and Transfer Processes of the International Institute of Refrigeration, a Member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, and a NASA Faculty Fellow. He served as the 2013-2014 Chair of the ASME Heat Transfer Division Executive Committee (2009-2016) and a member of the ASME’s Basic Engineering Group Operating Board (2010-2014).

    He is also a past chair for the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division, the K-19 Committee on Environmental Heat Transfer of the ASME Heat Transfer Division (2003-2007), the Coordinating Group on Fluid Measurements (1992-1994) and the Fluid Applications and Systems Technical Committee (2008-2010) of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division.

    He also served as a past chair of the Steering Committee of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (2001-2003), ASHRAE’s Standards Project Committee 41.6 on Measurement of Moist Air Properties (1989-1994), and ASHRAE’s TC1.1 Committee on Thermodynamics and Psychrometrics (2012-2013).

    He also served as a member of the ASME’s Energy Resources Board (2001-2003) and was the Board’s representative to the ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress Committee (2003-2006).

    He was the Head of the Refrigeration Section of ASHRAE (2004-2008), the Technical Conference Chair of the 2008 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, a member of the ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award Selection Committee (2005-2011), and the General Conference Chair of the 2013 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference.

    He is Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2014-2019), a Subject Editor of Solar Energy (2004-present), and a Subject Editor Emeritus of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2011-present).

    He is a past Associate Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer (7/2007-7/2011) and the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2011-2014). He is also a past Subject Editor of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (5/2005-12/2010).

    He is a member of the Editorial Boards of 22 thermal science journals.

    He is the recipient of the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit from ASHRAE in 1997 for “outstanding service and achievement in teaching” and a “TIP” teaching award from the University of Florida in 1998.

    He is the recipient of the 2001 Kuwait Prize in Applied Sciences, a Heat Transfer Division 75th Anniversary Medal (2013), an ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award (2003), an ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award (2010), two Best Paper Awards, one from AIAA (2005) and another from ASME (2005), and numerous certificates of appreciation from ASME, AIAA, ASHRAE, and NASA.

    In 2007, he received a Superior Accomplishment Award from the University of Florida and in 2008 was elected as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.

    Dr. Sherif has over 400 refereed publications and two US patents and is the primary editor of the CRC/Taylor & Francis Handbook of Hydrogen Energy.
    National Institute of Technology, Surat, India
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    Prof. Dr. S. A. Channiwala

    Prof. Dr. S. A. Channiwala

    Name : Dr. S. A. Channiwala
    Designation : Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, S. V. N. I. T. Surat
    Age: 61 years
    Education : M. Tech. and Ph. D. from IIT, Bombay
    Experience : 34 years at SVNIT, Surat
    Fields of major scientific interest : I. C. Engines and Combustion, Gasification, Turbomachines
    Publications:> 213
    Ph.D. Guided : 13 Completed 09 In Progress
    M.Tech Guided : > 120
    Testing and Consultancy Assignments: > 250
    MoU’s Signed: > 08
    Patents : 09 (3 International, 6 National)
    Awards: 08 (Including 2 young scientist award)
    Membership : IE, ISTE, SAE, ASME, CIIS

    Major Achievements:
    1. Developed Zero Effluent Discharge Gasification System first of its kind across the globe.
    2. Developed dedicated CNG Engine technology.
    3. Developed India’s first Solar Assisted Electric Vehicle.