Hassan M. Badr

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Hassan M. Badr works as a Professor of fluid and thermal sciences in the Mechanical Engineering Department of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt and his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada in 1977 in the area of thermofluids. Since then, he has been teaching many undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and pumping machinery. He has also carried out several research projects in the area of thermofluids, some of which were funded by KFUPM, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, and others. Dr. Badr has published about eighty papers in refereed international journals (Journal of Fluid Mechanics, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, and others) covering a wide range of topics including unsteady boundary layers, erosion in mechanical systems, fluid flow and heat transfer in porous media, convective heat transfer from stationary, rotating, and oscillating bodies, thermal pollution in large water bodies, geothermal energy, oxyfuel combustion, and free convection in enclosures. He has attended, presented papers, and chaired sessions in more than 40 scientific conferences. Dr. Badr was the Mechanical Engineering Editor of the Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE) for about 18 years, and he currently serves as an Associate Editor of Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. He received the Distinguished Researcher Award from KFUPM in 1985, the Distinguished Academic Advisor Award in 1988, the Distinguished Instructor Award in 1989, and the College of Engineering award for funded research projects in 2005. Dr. Badr served as a member and a chairman of many outstanding and ad hoc committees at the departmental, college, and university levels at KFUPM.

Biography Updated on 6 February 2011

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