Dr. Mohamed Sassi
Dr. Mohamed Sassi Professor & Department Chair, Petroleum Engineering
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Education
Teaching Areas
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Bio

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Associate Director, Petroleum Institute

Dr. Mohamed Sassi is a highly qualified professor of mechanical/chemical engineering with over 30 years of multi-disciplinary progressive experience in academia and industry with very good expertise in academic program development, management, and assessment. In research he is an internationally known expert in thermo-fluids, combustion, air pollution control, carbon capture and sequestration, optical and spectroscopic diagnostics and analysis methods, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with chemical kinetics simulation, and technology development for clean energy and environmental protection applications in general. Lately he has been very much involved and funded for Digital Rock Physics (DRP), Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), and multiphase flow in porous media. He has a worldwide work experience and strength in the US, Europe, and Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Sciences and Combustion), UC Berkeley (USA), 1990
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Sciences and Combustion), UC Berkeley (USA), 1987
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering (with high distinction), University of Rochester (USA), 1985
Teaching Areas
  • Statics
  • Thermodynamics
  • 344 Mechanics of Materials
  • Combustion Theory and Applications
  • Multiphase Flow in Porous Media
Research Interests
  • Combustion and plasma
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Multiphase flow in porous media