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Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Ph.D.

Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Ph.D
Caudill Eminent Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Phone: (804) 828-3576
Fax: (804) 827-7030
Email: gadelhak@vcu.edu
Website: www.people.vcu.edu/~gadelhak

Address
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
East Hall, Room E2256
401 West Main Street
P.O. Box 843015
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3015

Education

  • B.Sc., mechanical engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1966
  • Ph.D., fluid mechanics, The Johns Hopkins University, 1973

Awards and honors

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fourteenth ASME Freeman Scholar, 1998
  • Alexander von Humboldt Prize, 1999
  • Inducted into The Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, 2002
  • Designated ASME Distinguished Lecturer, 2002-05

Research topics

  • Fluids in motion
  • Flow control
  • Viscous pumps and microturbines
  • Microtechnology

Classes taught

  • Building systems
  • Effective Technical Writing
  • Flow control
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • Space systems and analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Turbulence
  • Viscous flow theory

Publications

  • Kizilova, N., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (editors) (2012) “Contemporary Problems of Mathematics, Mechanics and Computing Sciences,” Kharkov University Press, Kharkov, Ukraine.

  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (editor) (2008) “Large-Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control and Mitigation,” Cambridge University Press, London, United Kingdom.

  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (2008) “Engineering vs. Disasters: Can Catastrophic Events be Tamed?” Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 130, August, pp. 39-41.
  • Oualli, H., Hanchi, S., Bouabdallah, A., Askovic, R., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2008) “Interaction Between the Near Wake and the Cross-Section Variation of a Circular Cylinder in Uniform Flow,” Experiments iFluids, Vol. 44, pp. 807-818.
  • Buschmann, M.H., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2007) “Turbulent Boundary Layers: Reality and Myth,” International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics, Vol. 1, pp. 159-176.
  • Buschmann, M.H., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2007) “Scaling of the Mean-Velocity Profiles of the Canonical Turbulent Wall-Bounded Flow,” Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 42, pp. 419-467.
  • Xi, J., Si, X., Longest, P.W., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2007) “Curvature Law of the Wall for Swirling Axial Flows in Rotating Machinery,” Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 129, pp. 169-178.
  • Buschmann, M.H., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2006) “Structure of the Canonical Turbulent Wall-Bounded Flow,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 44, pp. 2500-2503.
  • Indinger, T., Buschmann, M.H., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2006) “Mean-Velocity Profile of Turbulent Boundary Layers Approaching Separation,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 44, pp. 2465-2474.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M., and Tsai, H.M. (editors) (2006) “Transition and Turbulence Control,” 444 pages, World Scientific, Singapore.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (editor) (2006) “MEMS: Applications,” 568 pages, CRC Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (editor) (2006) “MEMS: Design and Fabrication,” 664 pages, CRC Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (editor) (2006) “MEMS: Introduction and Fundamentals,” 448 pages, CRC Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (2005) “Differences Between Liquid and Gas Transport at the Microscale,” Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Vol. 53, pp. 301-316.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (2005) “Liquids: The Holy Grail of Microfluidic Modeling,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 17, pp. 100612.1-100612.13.
  • Buschmann, M.H., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2005) “New Mixing-Length Approach for the Mean Velocity Profile of Turbulent Boundary Layers,“ Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 127, pp. 393-396.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (2004) “Publish or Perish – An Ailing Enterprise?” Physics Today, Vol. 57, March, pp. 61-62. Translated into Japanese and Czech.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (editor) (2002) “The MEMS Handbook,” 1368 pages, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Hamadiche, M., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2002) “Temporal Stability of Flow through Viscoelastic Tubes,” Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 16, pp. 331-359.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (2002) “Compliant Coatings for Drag Reduction,” Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 38, pp. 77-99.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (2000) “Flow Control: Passive, Active, and Reactive Flow Management,” 448 pages, Cambridge University Press, London, United Kingdom.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (1999) “The Fluid Mechanics of Microdevices – The Freeman Scholar Lecture,“ Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 121, pp. 5-33.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M., Pollard, A., and Bonnet, J.-P. (editors) (1998) “Flow Control: Fundamentals and Practices,” Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. m53, 540 pages, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Gad-el-Hak, M. (1996) “Compliant Coatings: A Decade of Progress,” Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 49, no. 10, part 2, pp. S147-S157.