Keynote Speakers


Merits of Nanofluids in Enhancing the Rate of Heat Transfer

Abdulmajeed Mohammad

Prof. Mohamad graduated with Ph.D. from Purdue University, USA. For period of 1993-1999 he was Prof. in Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus. Since 2000 he is Professor of thermofluid in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada. From 2010 to 2012 he was acting Dean of Engineering in Alfaisal Univ. Dr. Mohamad held few admin positions, director of graduate studies, acting director for Centre for Environmental Engineering Centre for Research and Education. Dr. Mohamad is a Fellow Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME). He has authored and co-authored more than 230 papers and graduated more than 40 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students.

Droplet Fluidity towards Self Cleaning of Surfaces

Bekir Sami Yilbas

Professor Bekir S. Yilbas is currently working as a university distinguished professor at Mechanical Engineering Department of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. He has B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D. (1982), and DSc (2005) from Birmingham University in UK. His research work extends from thermos-fluids, including heat transfer, thermodynamics, and materials processing to renewable energy. He published over 750 papers in reputable journals and presented over 150 talks in international conferences. Due to his substantial contribution to scientific research, he received several awards and some these include Presedent 985 of India (1985), Turkish Science Foundation Award (1990), Best Researchers Award (1997, 2002, 2007), Donald Julius Groen Prize (2007), Distinguished University Professor (2008 -), Professor W. Johnson International Gold Medal (2008), Professor Fryderyk Staub Golden Owl Award (2015), Almarai's Distinguished Scholar Prize (2016). He had 16 International Patents and published 12 books. He is serving as an editor of two ISI journals and participating an an editorial board member of several ISI journals.

Two-Phase Flow in Junctions and Headers

Hassan Soliman

Prof Hassan Soliman is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He received his B.Sc. degree in 1966 from Assiut University, Egypt, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1970 and 1974, respectively, from Kansas State University, USA. His main research interests are in the areas of single- and multi-phase fluid dynamics and heat transfer in energy systems. He had several short-term appointments as visiting professor (Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, NH; University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY; Nottingham University, UK). He has supervised over 50 students at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels and published more than 140 articles in highly-reputed journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is an elected fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME) and Engineers Canada (EC).

Measurement of Diffusion Coefficients for Ternary Hydrocarbon Mixtures on board the International Space Station (ISS)

M. Ziad Saghir

Prof Ziad Saghir is a Professor at Ryerson University and Canada's most experienced reduced-gravity researcher. He is Canada's top performer at leveraging departmental and provincial research funds with national and international funding agencies to pursue Canadian space science objectives onboard the International Space Station (ISS). His talent as a space scientist and university educator is consistently requested by the international space physical science mission community. He leads a group of very strong graduate students and post-docs that come from academia and industry, with interest in and application to deep hydrocarbon reservoirs. He has been PI or Co-I of Foton-M2 and M3 SCCO recoverable satellite missions (2007), the ISS SODI-IVIDIL (2009) and DSC (2010) missions, the ISS SODI-DCMIX mission (2011-15), and was the national coordinator of the CSA discipline working group on the role of gravity in metals and alloys. Canada's contribution to the SODI-DCMIX mission is to clarify the role of gravity on the movement of hydrocarbons across temperature gradients - important knowledge for Canada's deep oil reservoir sector (Hybernia Oil field and Northern exploration of oil reservoir deposits). He has published over 180 scientific articles related to energy.