El-Genk Recipient of ANS Award

September 15, 2015

Mohamed El-GenkMohamed S. El-Genk, Regents’ Professor of Nuclear, Mechanical, and Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the Founding Director of the Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies at UNM, is named the recipient of the 2015 American Nuclear Society Thermal- Hydraulics Technical Achievement Award. The award is “in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the understanding of terrestrial and space reactor thermal hydraulics phenomena and for his impact on the thermal hydraulics community as a researcher, educator, and leader.”

El-Genk is a nationally and international recognized expert and scholar with many seminal contributions to the technologies of space nuclear power and terrestrial nuclear reactors. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is the recipient of a prestigious awards and recognitions including the AIChE2009/2010 Donald Q. Kern Memorial Award [one of most prestigious in the world for recognizing significant contributions in areas of applied heat and mass transfer] and the AIChE Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion Division Award. He is also the recipient of the United States Department of Energy Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions to Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion and the Distinguished Faculty Member Honor, Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society for Nuclear Science & Engineering, American Nuclear Society.

At UNM, El-Genk was named the 46th Annual Research Lecturer, received the Presidential Lectureship Award, the Faculty Recognition Award, for having the greatest impact on graduating seniors in Nuclear Engineering, the SOE’s Research and Teaching Excellence Awards, the Graduate Students' Outstanding Teacher Award in Nuclear Engineering, and named Regents’ Professor. He supervised 32 PhD Dissertations and 28 Masters

He is an editorial board member of ISRN Chemical Engineering, J. Nuclear Energy Science & Power Generation Technology and J. Frontiers in Heat Pipes Science and Technology, Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Editor of International Journal on Process Systems Engineering (IJPSE)-Energy Systems Processes. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Center of Heat and Mass Transfer and a US Delegate to the Assembly of the International Heat Transfer Conference.