Mohamed El-Genk

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Phone: (505)-277-5442

Physical Address

Room 411
Mechanical Engineering

Mailing Address

01 1120
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Regents' Professor, Chemical, Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering,

Department of Nuclear Engineering

Founding Director

Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies (ISNPS)

Education

Ph.D. University of New Mexico Nuclear Engineering, 1978

M.S. University of Alexandria Nuclear Engineering, 1975

B.S. University of Alexandria Nuclear Engineering, 1968

Biography

Before joining UNM, Dr. El-Genk has spent 13 years in energy and nuclear industry and in 2001 was named the 46th Annual Research Lecturer, one of the highest honors bestowed upon a member of the faculty at UNM. He was named Regents' Professor in 1996. He received the Presidential Lectureship Award (1984-85), the Graduate Students' Outstanding Teacher Award (1987-88), the School of Engineering's Research Excellence Award (1988) and Teaching Excellence Award (1989), and Student's Faculty Recognition Award (1996).

He supervised 27 Masters Theses, with 1 pending, and 29 Doctoral Dissertations, with 4 pending. El-Genk is a prolific author with more than 320 refereed articles, 250 complete conference Proceedings articles, 6 book chapters, 81technical reports, and 57 transactions articles to his credit. Hel holds 5 patents and has published a book "Critical Review of Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion 1984-1993," and 55 book volumes containing more than 5,000 full technical papers.

He is a Fellow of American Nuclear Society (ANS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He received DOE Certificate of Appreciation for the Outstanding Contributions to Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion and served on NASAs Space Exploration of the Solar System Technology Assessment Group and the Advanced Radioisotope Power System (ARPS) Team Technology Assessment and Recommended Roadmap for Potential NASA Code S Missions Beyond 2011. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer; the Editorial Board of the Journal of Frontiers in Heat Pipes; the Assembly of the International Heat Transfer Conference, IAASS Academic Committee and a life member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

He received the ANS Distinguished Faculty Member Honor, AIChE Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion Division Award, and AIAA and ANS Certificates for Distinguished Leadership and Services. He served on and chaired the ASME/AIChE Board for the prestigious Max Jacob Memorial Award in heat transfer, AIChE Donald Q. Kern Award Committee, ASME/AIChE National Heat Transfer Conference Coordinating Committee and AIChE Executive Committees of the Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion Division and the Transport and Energy Processes Division. He is the recipient of AIChE 2009 Donald Q. Kern Award, a nationally and internationally prestigious recognition for the practical applications of process heat and mass transfer.

Honors and Awards

  • Scientific Council of International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer, Ankara, Turkey, 2006- present.
  • Chair, ASME / AIChE Max Jacob Award Committee, 2005 –06.
  • The University of New Mexico’s 46th Annual Research Lecturer Award for 2001, the highest honor the University bestows upon members of its faculty, 2001.
  • NASA Advanced Radioisotope System (ARPS) Team, Technology Assessment and Recommended Roadmap for Potential NASA Code S Missions Beyond 2011, 2000 - 01.
  • NASA Space Exploration of the Solar System Technology Assessment Group, 2001- 02.
  • Chair, technical Program Board, AIChE HT&EG Division, 1996 - 99.
  • AIChE Delegate on Assembly of Int. Heat Transfer Conference, 1999 - present.
  • Chair, D. Q. Kern Award Committee, AIChE HT&EC Division, 1998-99.
  • Regents’ Professor, school of Engineering, UNM, 1996.
  • AIChE Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion (HTEC) Division Award, November 2000.
  • Fellow, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), 2008.
  • Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 1999.
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1999.
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 1999.
  • Editor, International Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, 1999-present.
  • Fellow, American Nuclear Society (ANS), 1996.
  • Editor, AIChE Symposium Series - Heat Transfer, 1994 - 97.
  • United States Department of Energy Certificate of Appreciation, for an Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion, December 1992.
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Engineering Alumni Club, UNM, 1989-90.
  • Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, UNM, 1988-89.
  • Graduate Students' Outstanding Teacher Award, CHNE-UNM, 1987-88.
  • ANS Distinguished Faculty Member Honor, Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society for Nuclear Science and Engineering, 1987.
  • Presidential Lectureship Award, College of Engineering, UNM, 1985-86.
  • Active for life Member, the Honor Society of Phi-Kappa-Phi, 1979-present. 

Selected Publications:

  • M. S. El-Genk, “The Challenges of Introducing Nuclear Power in the Gulf Cooperation Council States,” Int. J. Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, 3 (1), 2010.
  • M. S. El-Genk and Gallo, B. M., “High-Power Brayton Rotating Unit for Space Reactor and Solar Power Systems,” J. Propulsion and Power, 26 (1), 167-176, 2010.
  • M. S. El-Genk and Tournier, J.-M., “Effects of Working Fluid and Shaft Rotation Speed on the Performance of HTR Plants and the Size of CBC Turbo-Machine,” J. Nuclear Eng. & Design, 239, 1811-1827, 2010
  • M. S. El-Genk and Schriener, T. M., “Performance and Radiological Analyses of Space Reactor Power System Deployed into a 1000 – 3000 km Earth Orbit,” J. Progress in Nuclear Energy, 52, 2010, 236 – 248.
  • M. S. El-Genk, “Toward Global Standards on Peaceful Uses of Space Nuclear Reactor Power Systems,” J. British Interplanetary Society, 62 (7/8), 2009, 282 – 293.
  • M. S. El-Genk, “Deployment History and Design Considerations for Space Reactor Power Systems,” Acta Astronautica, 64, 883-849, 2009.
  • Hatton, S. H. and M. S. El-Genk, “Sectored Compact Space Reactor (SCoRe) Concepts with a Supplementary Lunar Regolith Reflector,” J. Progress in Nuclear Energy, 51, 93-108, 2009.
  • Pham, T. T, M. S. El-Genk, “Dose Estimates in a Lunar Shelter with Regolith Shielding,” Acta Astronautica, 64, 697- 713, 2009.
  • M. S. El-Genk and In-Hwan Yang, “Friction Numbers and Viscous Dissipation Heating for Laminar Flows of Water in Micro-tubes,” J. Heat Transfer, 130(8), 082405-1-082405-13, 2008.
  • M. S. El-Genk, “Space Reactor Power Systems with No Single Point Failures,” J. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 238, 2245-2255, 2008.
  • M. S. El-Genk, H. H. Saber, and J. L. Parker, “Efficient Spreaders for Cooling High Performance Computer Chips,” J. Applied Thermal Engineering, 27, 1072 – 1088, 2007.
  • King, J. C. and M. S. El-Genk, “Submersion Criticality Safety of Fast Spectrum Space Reactors: Potential Spectral Shift Absorbers,” J. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 236(3), 238-254, 2006.
  • M. S. El-Genk and J.-M. Tournier, “Review of Refractory Metal Alloys and Mechanically Alloyed-Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Steels for Space Nuclear Power Systems.” J. Nuclear Materials, 340, 93-112, 2005.
  • M. S. El-Genk and J.-M. Tournier, “SAIRS” – Scalable AMTEC Integrated Reactor Space Power System,” Progress in Nuclear Energy, 45(1), 25 – 69, 2004.
  • M. S. El-Genk and H. Bostanci, “Combined Effects of Subcooling and Surface Orientation on Pool Boiling of HFE-7100 from a Simulated Electronic Chip,” J. Experimental Heat Transfer, 16, 281-301, 2003.
  • Abdel-Fattah, A. I., M. S. EL-Genk, and P. Reimus, "Automated Video Microscopic Imaging and Data Acquisition System for Colloid deposition Measurements," J. Colloid and Interface Science, 246, 241-258, 2002

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Total Publications in Career:

  • 280 Refereed papers, 240 Conference Proceedings full papers, 57 Conference Transactions Articles, 77 Technical Reports and 4 US patents awarded, with 3 pending, Book and > 50 Book volumes, and 5 Book Chapters.

Teaching Interests

  • Thermal-hydraulics and safety of nuclear reactors
  • Space nuclear power systems, energy conversion and heat pipes
  • Fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Nuclear materials and fuel and nuclear fuel cycle
  • Boiling heat transfer and two-phase flow; natural and mixed convection, and change-of-phase heat transfer; flow field visualization.
  • Advanced transport phenomena
  • Thermodynamics and material science

Research Interests

  • Natural and combined convection;
  • Boiling heat transfer and two-phase flow
  • Nuclear fuel and reactor materials, severe accident analysis, thermal-hydraulics and safety analysis of space and terrestrial nuclear reactors and spent nuclear fuel dry storage
  • Dynamic simulation of nuclear reactor power and energy systems and static and dynamic energy conversion;
  • Space radiation shielding and dose estimates
  • Space nuclear power and propulsion and thermal management of space and terrestrial power systems
  • Advanced cooling of electronics
  • Space and Small Modular Reactors design and analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and thermal-hydraulics analyses of complex systems;
  • Nano-materials fabrication and synthesis
  • Micro- Nano-emulsion modeling and simulation

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