Mohamed Gad-el-Hak received his B.S. degree (summa cum laude) in mechanical engineering from Ain Shams University in 1966 and his Ph.D. degree in fluid mechanics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1973. Gad-el-Hak has since taught and conducted research at the University of Southern California, University of Virginia, University of Notre Dame, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Université de Poitiers, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Technische Universität München, and Technische Universität Berlin, and has lectured extensively at seminars in the United States and overseas. Dr. Gad-el-Hak is currently the Inez Caudill Eminent Professor of biomedical engineering and the Professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2002 to 2009, Gad-el-Hak was the chair of mechanical engineering at VCU. Moreover, Professor Gad-el-Hak is world-renowned in the fields of turbulence, flow control, microelectromechanical systems, and large-scale disasters. He holds two patents and has published over 500 articles, authored/edited 18 books and conference proceedings, and presented 280 invited lectures. Gad-el-Hak is the author of the book Flow Control: Passive, Active, and Reactive Flow Management, and the Editor of the books The MEMS Handbook and Large-Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control and Mitigation. Professor Gad-el-Hak is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Academy of Mechanics. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous archival publications. In 1998, Professor Gad-el-Hak was named the Fourteenth ASME Freeman Scholar. In 1999, Gad-el-Hak was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Prize, Germany’s highest research award for worldwide scientists and scholars in all disciplines. In 2002, Gad-el-Hak was named ASME Distinguished Lecturer, as well as inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.
Biography Updated on 31 March 2010