Nasser Mohieddin Abukhdeir, PhD, PEng

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies & Associate Professor

Contact Information  Nasser Mohieddin Abukhdeir, PhD, PEng

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

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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

  • computational multiphysics
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • reacting multiphase flows
  • dynamics of liquid crystal domains
  • computational methods in engineering

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 120 - Computer Literacy&Programming
    • Taught in 2019
  • CHE 600 - Eng Res Meth, Eth, Prac, & Law
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
  • CHE 601 - Thry & App of Trans Phenomena
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
  • CHE 715 - Res Tpcs in Transport Phenom
    • Taught in 2020
  • CHE 725 - Res Tpcs in Chem Proc Analysis
    • Taught in 2018
  • NE 111 - Intro Programming for Engineer
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • NE 318 - Continuum Mechanics for Nanot
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018
  • NE 336 - Micro and Nanosystem Computer-
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • E. J. Monte, J. Lowman, N. M. Abukhdeir, A diffuse interface method for simulation-based screening of heat transfer processes with complex geometries, submitted to Computers & Chemical Engineering
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  • T. Treeratanaphitak and N.M. Abukhdeir, Diffuse-interface blended method for the imposition of physical boundaries in two-fluid flows, submitted to International Journal of Multiphase Flow
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  • T. Treeratanaphitak and N.M. Abukhdeir, Diffuse-interface blended method for the imposition of physical boundaries in two-fluid flows, submitted to International Journal of Multiphase Flow
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  • Mowla, Amir and Agnaou, Mehrez and Treeratanaphitak, Tanyakarn and Budman, Hector M and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin and Ioannidis, Marios A, On the Prediction of Gas Hold-up in Two-Phase Flow Systems Using an Euler-Euler Model, AIChE Journal, 2020
  • Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin, Quantification of Nanostructure Orientation via Image Processing, 21st Century Nanoscience-A Handbook: Advanced Analytic Methods and Instrumentation (Volume 3), 2020
  • 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
  • Blaber, Steven and Abukhdeir, Nasser Mohieddin and Matsen, MW, Spontaneous Tilting Transition in Liquid-Crystalline Polymer Brushes, Macromolecules, 52(18), 2019, 6988 - 6997
  • 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
  • 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, Formation and field-driven dynamics of nematic spheroids, Soft matter, 13(28), 2017, 4890 - 4902
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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