Nasser Abukhdeir

Associate Professor

Contact InformationNasser Abukhdeir

Phone: 519-888-4567 x31306
Location: E6 3016

Website

Biography Summary

Prof. Abukhdeir's research is focused on both industrial and fundamental research on processes involving soft matter, complex fluids, multiphase flows, and phase transitions. Our research is based upon theory and computational methods that are able to capture industrially relevant conditions including multiphysics, complex geometries, and other phenomena.

Prof. Abukhdeir is also a founding member of the Computational Multiphysics Research Group.

Research Interests

  • Dynamics of liquid crystal domains
  • Reacting multiphase flows
  • Computational methods in engineering
  • Nanotechnology

Education

  • 2010, Doctorate, Chemical Engineering, McGill University
  • 2002, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2002, Master of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2002, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Courses*

  • CHE 620 - Applied Engineering Mathematics
    • Taught in 2014, 2015
  • CHE 715 - Research Topics in Transport Phenomena
    • Taught in 2014
  • NE 318 - Continuum Mechanics for Nanotechnology Engineering
    • Taught in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • NE 112 - Linear Algebra for Nanotechnology Engineers
    • Taught in 2014
  • CHE 755 - Res Topics in Electrochemical Engineering, Interfacial Eng & Material Science
    • Taught in 2014, 2015
  • NE 111 - Introduction to Programming for Engineers
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • NE 336 - Micro and Nanosystem Computer-aided Design
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018
  • CHE 725 - Research Topics in Analysis of Chemical Processes
    • Taught in 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Treeratanaphitak, Tanyakarn and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin, Phase-bounded finite element method for two-fluid incompressible flow systems, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 117, 2019, 1 - 13
  • S. Blaber, NM Abukhdeir, M Matsen, Spontaneous Tilting Transition in Liquid-Crystalline Polymer Brushes, submitted to Macromolecules
  • Agnaou, Mehrez and Treeratanaphitak, Tanyakarn and Mowla, Amir and Ioannidis, Marios and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin and Budman, Hector, On the use of physical boundary conditions for two-phase flow simulations: Integration of control feedback, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 118, 2018, 268 - 282
  • Fu, Fred and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin, Chiral symmetry-breaking dynamics in the phase transformation of nematic droplets, Liquid Crystals, 45(7), 2018, 1078 - 1083
  • Neufeld, Ryan Alexander Epp and Shahsavan, Hamed and Zhao, Boxin and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin, Simulation-based design of thermally-driven actuators using liquid crystal elastomers, Liquid Crystals, 45(7), 2018, 1010 - 1022
  • Akdeniz, Thomas J and Lizotte, Daniel J and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin, A generalized shapelet-based method for analysis of nanostructured surface imaging, Nanotechnology, 30(7), 2018
  • Han, Yining and Bizmark, Navid and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin and Ioannidis, Marios A, Dynamics of ethyl cellulose nanoparticle self-assembly at the interface of a nematic liquid crystal droplet, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19(36), 2017, 24955 - 24960
  • Fu, Fred and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin, Formation and field-driven dynamics of nematic spheroids, Soft matter, 13(28), 2017, 4890 - 4902
  • Mowla, Amir and Treeratanaphitak, Tanyakarn and Budman, Hector M and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin and Ioannidis, Marios A, A meta-analysis of empirical correlations for average gas hold-up in three-phase fluidized beds, Powder Technology, 301, 2016, 590 - 595
  • Dong, Jianjin and Goldthorpe, Irene A and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin, Automated quantification of one-dimensional nanostructure alignment on surfaces, Nanotechnology, 27(23), 2016
  • Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin, Computational characterization of ordered nanostructured surfaces, Materials Research Express, 3(8), 2016
  • Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin, Nematic phase transition and texture dynamics, Liquid Crystals, 43(13-15), 2016, 2300 - 2319

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