Nasrine K. Ghaddar

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Nasrine K. Ghaddar serves as a Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. After earning her M.S. degree and Doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, Ghaddar first worked as an Assistant Professor at Kuwait University, Kuwait, Kuwait, before joining AUB in 1990. She served as the Chairperson of the Mechanical Engineering Department at AUB for six years from 2001 to 2007. She is a founding Member and served as the Coordinator for four years (2000-04) of the Energy Research Group. Her primary research focuses on the area of computational and experimental heat transfer, enhancement for efficient cooling, solar energy applications, energy conversion, modeling of moisture and heat transport processes for walking clothed humans, thermal comfort, and energy efficiency. Recent work in thermal comfort has addressed an integrated approach to experimentally test and model a clothed-human body heat and mass transport processes and their interaction with their indoor environments and used the results to correlate human thermal comfort and clothing design with building energy consumption. Ghaddar is an Associate Editor of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Journal of Applied Mechanics. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and a Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Green Energy and the International Journal of Thermal Sciences. In 2003, she has received the Outstanding Reviewer Award for the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer.

Biography Updated on 3 March 2013

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