Ahmet Z. Sahin

King Fahd University of petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia


Ahmet Z. Sahin works as a Professor of mechanical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA, in 1988. Before joining KFUPM, he had an industrial experience of the design and manufacturing of testing machinery and equipment used in aerospace and automobile industries in TESTEK Inc., Livonia, Mich, USA. During his academic position at KFUPM, he offered and participated in a number of short courses and workshops for industry. Sahin has been involved in the development of several academic and research Laboratories. He has published over 200 technical journal/conference papers. He received the KFUPM Distinguished Researcher Award three times, in 2000, 2005, and 2010, respectively. His research interests include thermodynamic design optimization, entropy generation minimization, heat conduction in composite materials, electromagnetic heating of materials, similarity transformation in heat transfer, optimum temperature control, heat transfer in relation to friction welding, second law analysis of fluid flow in ducts, optimum thermal design of heat exchangers, optimum insulation of composite structures, energy and exergy analysis of thermal systems, solar energy, wind energy, and optimization of solar-driven heat engines. Courses taught include mechanical engineering drawing, dynamics, thermodynamics, material science, heat transfer, energy conversion, gas dynamics, compressible fluid flow, turbomachinery, refrigeration, computational methods in A.E., and advanced fluid mechanics.

Biography Updated on 6 January 2013

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