Education & Outreach

Research Group





Research Areas

  • Multi-Phase Flow Modelling and Experimentation

  • Flow Accelerated Corrosion

  • Thermal-hydraulics in Power Plants


McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Doctor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2005
Thesis  titled “Two-Phase Flow Through Sudden Expansions”

Alexandria University, Alex, Egypt

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2000
Thesis  titled
Performance of Air-Lift Pump Operated in Multi-Phase Flow”

Alexandria University, Alex, Egypt

Mechanical Engineering Degree, 1995
Senior Project titled
“Design of Multi-Crude Oils Pipeline”.



Professional Experience

King Fahd University Of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Associate Professor, College of Engineering Sciences & Applied Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, (2009-present).
Conducted research in the area of multi-phase flow, Flow Accelerated Corrosion, and two-phase flow metering and led multidisciplinary research initiatives.
Courses Taught:  Thermodynamics, Fluid Power Systems, Heat Transfer, Phase change heat transfer and two-phase flow, and  Fluid Mechanics

McMaster University, Ontario, Canada


 Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department) (July and August 2010)

Conducted research in the area of Flow Accelerated Corrosion through orifice, and participating in research activities performed by Dr. Chan Y. Ching the director of the Thermal Management and Research laboratories

AMEC-NSS Ltd., Toronto, ON, Canada

Senior Analyst, Asset Management (2008-2009).

Provided consultation to Bruce Power Nuclear Power Plants, on Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) in piping components during station outages.

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Chalk River, ON, Canada

R&D Engineer, Component Life Technology Branch, CANDU Technology Development, (2005-2008)

Improved the Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) model for Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (DNGS) in predicting the wear rate in piping components. Provided consultation to Nuclear Power Plants, on Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) in piping components during station outages.Carried out experimental and analytical research on FAC in two-phase flow, funded by CANDU Owner Group (COG) in collaboration with McMaster University.


McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

 Research and Teaching Assistant, Thermal Management and Research laboratories (TMRL) (2001-2005)

Developed and carried out experimental and analytical research programs on air-oil two-phase flow through pipe singularities, funded by NSERC and Pratt & Whitney Canada. Improved a capacitance sensor-based technique for void fraction measurements and flow pattern identification.  Provided consultation to GASTOPS Ltd, on two-phase flow through a pipe restriction.

Courses Taught: Fluid Mechanics, Thermo-dynamics, Heat Transfer and Composite laboratory

Alexandria University, Alex, Egypt

Research and Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Power Engineering Department, (1995-2001)

Planned, and performed experimental investigations of the free turbulent jet using Laser Doppler Anemometry. Provided guidelines for air-lift pumps design operated in multi-phase flow for sludge extraction in sewage systems. Participated in the design of pumping station for heavy oil transportation for Mobil-Oil Co., the eastern coast, Egypt.Participated in the design of the heating system for the wax production line at Mobil-Oil Co. on Alexandria, Egypt.

Courses Taught:Fluid Mechanics I, II, Fluid Mechanics for Nuclear Engineering, Fluid Mechanics for Textile Engineering, Fluid Mechanics for Electrical Engineering, Fluid Machinery, Hydraulic circuits, Principles and Measurements of Flow and Heat.


Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of appreciation from King Fahd University for the effort spend in the Third Maintenances Symposium, July, 2009.

  • Achievement Award from Component Life Technology Branch, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. 2008.

  • NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories. 2006 (Declined)

  • Dean’s award for excellence in communicating graduate research, McMaster University, Canada, 2004.

  • Nominated member, The Scientific Research Society (Sigma-Xi), 2004.

  • Nominated Graduate Student Representative of Mechanical Engineering Department, McMaster University, Canada, 2003-2005.

  • Elected Representative of Faculty of Engineering and Business, Graduate Student Association (GSA), McMaster University, Canada, 2001.

  • Faculty of Engineering Fellowship, Alexandria University, Egypt, (1995-2001)

  • The University Award for Excellent in Academic Achievements, (five times), Alexandria University, Egypt (1991-1995).

  • The Industrial Award, Abou-Kir for biological National Co., Egypt, for Academic Performance (1995).

  • The Industrial Award, El-Mohandes Consulting Co., Egypt, for Academic Performance (1995).

  • Fine Art prize in Alexandria art gallery for painting, Egypt, (1996).

  • Prize for the best picture in National young artists, Egypt, (1999).



Affiliations and Training

  • Professional Engineer of Ontario, (PEO In process).

  • Syndicate of Egyptian Engineers (SEE) (1995-present), Member.

  • American Society of mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2003-present), Member.

  • Canadian Society of mechanical Engineers (CSME) (2003-present), Member.

  • Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS), (2005-present), Member.

  • Conventional Fossil Plant Cycle Chemistry by Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. (Oakville, Ontario, Canada, August 12-13, 2008).

  • In depth training course from EPRI Solutions on use of CHECWORKS software used for mitigation of Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC). (Myrtle Beach, Fl., USA, June 12-14, 2008).

  • Safety culture workshop. (AECL, Chalk River, August 15, 2007).

  • Professional training course on balance of plant in CANDU reactors. (AECL, Chalk River, June 4, 2007).

  • Professional training course on CANDU reactors chemistry and materials. (AECL, Chalk River,

  • May 25-26, 2007).

  • Professional training course on steam generators in CANDU reactors. (AECL, Chalk River, April 27, 2007).

  • Quality management system – overview. (AECL, Chalk River, October 30, 2006).



  • Art Display Mechanical Engineering Dept., McMaster University, Canada, Feb. 2004.

  • Photo Show McMaster Photography Association (MPA), McMaster University, Canada, Feb. 2003.

  • Participated in several Painting and Photography exhibitions, Alexandria, Egypt (1990-2000).