Dr. Mohamed A. Samaha

Assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral research associate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A, 09/2012−08/2014.

Postdoctoral research associate, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A, 05/2012−08/2012.

Education

Ph.D. (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Fluid Mechanics), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A, May 2012. 

M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics), Alexandria University, Egypt, January 2007. 

B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Alexandria University, Egypt, June 2002. 

Biography

Dr. Samaha received his Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), U.S.A. in 2012. His dissertation was in the area of experimental and computational characterization of superhydrophobic slippery surfaces fabricated using AC-Electrospinning and random particle deposition, working on the grant of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Mohamed received his M.Sc. from Alexandria University, Egypt in 2007. His master thesis was in the area of computational fluid dynamics and turbulence modeling to simulate hydraulic capsule pipeline flow. He received Essam A. Salem award for the best Master of Science in Fluid Mechanics, Alexandria University, 2007. He received his B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt in 2002 with a cumulative grade of Distinction with the grade of Honor, rank: 1st/327 (First on students of the Mechanical Engineering Department). For two years, Dr. Samaha was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, U.S.A. working on the grant of Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), Office of Naval Research (ONR) jointly with other groups from Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Minnesota, and others. Over the course of his career, he has been awarded ten academic honors and professional recognition that demonstrate excellence in education, teaching, thesis, and publications. In 2011, he has received the outstanding graduate teaching assistant award from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mohamed was teaching assistant for ten years, which have been divided between Alexandria University (7 years) and Virginia Commonwealth University (3 years). Currently, he is an assistant professor at RIT-Dubai since August 2014. He taught several classes including fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion systems, and hydraulics. Mohamed is a reviewer in several journals and is a member of the American Physical Society and ASHRAE.  

 

Selected Publications

1-Hellström, L.H.O., Samaha, M.A., Wang, K.M., Smits, A.J., and Hultmark, M. (2015) “Errors in Parallel-Plate and Cone-Plate Rheometer Measurements due to Sample Underfill,” Measurement Science and Technology, 26, pp. 015301.1−015301.4.

2-Samaha, M.A., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2014) “Polymeric Slippery Coatings: Nature and Applications,” invited review, Polymers, 6, pp. 1266−1311.

3-Barth, C.A., Samaha, M.A., Tafreshi, H.V., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2013) “Convective Air Mass Transfer in Submerged Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Turbulent Flow,” International Journal of Flow Control 5, pp. 143−152.

4-Barth, C.A., Samaha, M.A., Tafreshi, H.V., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2013) “Convective Mass Transfer From Submerged Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” International Journal of Flow Control 5, pp. 79−88.

5-Samaha, M.A., Tafreshi, H.V., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2013) “Novel Method to Characterize Superhydrophobic Coatings,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 395, pp. 315−321.

6-Samaha, M.A., Tafreshi, H.V., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2012) “Sustainability of Superhydrophobicity Under Pressure,” Physics of Fluids 24, pp. 112103.1−112103.9.

7-Samaha, M.A., Tafreshi, H.V., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2012) “Influence of Flow on Longevity of Superhydrophobic Coatings,” Langmuir 28, pp. 9759−9766.

8-Samaha, M.A., Tafreshi, H.V., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2012) “Effects of Hydrostatic Pressures on Drag-Reduction Performance of Submerged Aerogel Particle Coatings,” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 399, pp. 62−70.

9-Ochanda, F.O., Samaha, M.A., Tafreshi, H.V., Tepper, G.C., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2012) “Effect of Salinity on Superhydrophobicity and Longevity of PS Fiber Coatings,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science 124, pp. 5021−5026.

10-Samaha, M.A., Tafreshi, H.V., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2012) “Superhydrophobic Surfaces: From the Lotus Leaf to the Submarine,” invited review, Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences: Mécanique 340, pp. 18−34.

11- Ochanda, F.O., Samaha, M.A., Tafreshi, H.V., Tepper, G.C., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2012) “Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Fiber Coatings by DC-Biased AC-Electrospinning,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science 123, pp. 1112−1119.

12-Samaha, M.A., Ochanda, F.O., Tafreshi, H.V., Tepper, G.C., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2011) “In Situ, Non-invasive Characterization of Superhydrophobic Coatings,” Review of Scientific Instruments 82, pp. 045109.1−045109.7.

13- Samaha, M.A., Tafreshi, H.V., and Gad-el-Hak, M. (2011) “Modeling Drag Reduction and Meniscus Stability of Superhydrophobic Surfaces Comprised of Random Roughness,” Physics of Fluids 23, pp. 012001.1−012001.8.

14- Khalil, M.F., Kassab, S.Z., Adam, I.G., and Samaha, M.A. (2010) “Turbulent Flow around Single Concentric Long Capsule in a Pipe,” Applied Mathematical Modelling 34, pp. 2000−2017.

15- Khalil, M.F., Kassab, S.Z., Adam, I.G., and Samaha, M.A. (2009) “Prediction of Lift and Drag Coefficients on Stationary Capsule in Pipeline,” CFD Letters 1, pp. 15−28.