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Abdulwahab E. Alhashem 

Position: PhD Student at the Mechanical Engineering Department                                               Email:                                                                                                            Abdulwahab received a BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Saint Martin’s university in 2003 and one MSc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Dayton in 2011and another MSc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kuwait in 2008. His current research interest is to identify and create a dropwise condensation DWC Modeling of Steam on horizontal tube. DWC mode has better heat transfer characteristics than filmwise condensation (FWC) where less thermal resistance and higher heat flux exist.  Modeling DWC is to determine heat transfer of single drop and drops population density with respect to contact angle and inclination angle.  The model is to be validated with experimental results in order to explore optimum heat transfer for given condensation conditions.


Amitav Tikadar

Position: MSc Student                                                                                                                         Email:                                                                                                               Amitav joined the Enhanced heat transfer lab in August 2016. He received a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2015. His main research is focused on Micro/Nano Scale Heat Transfer and Computational Fluid Dynamics.


Azzam Saadi Salman

Position: : PhD Candidate                                                                                                                   Email:                                                                                                             Azzam Salman received his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Mosul University, Iraq in 2006 and 2009 respectively. He joined enhanced heat transfer Lab as a PhD student at University of South Carolina in summer of 2014, his main research area is heat transfer enhancements in spray cooling systems.


Ahmed Musafi Abir

Position: MSc Student                                                                                                                   Email:                                                                                                             Ahmed joined the Enhance heat transfer Lab in August 2014. He received a BSc degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2013. He is currently working on computational and experimental heat transfer and fluid dynamics of nuclear fuel rods for PWRs.


Nabeel Abdulrazzaq

Position: PhD Student                                                                                                                   Email:                                                                                                           Nabeel Abdulrazzaq received his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Technical University in Iraq in 2006. Then he received a MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. In the spring of 2015, he joined Enhanced Heat Transfer Lab in the University of South Carolina as a PhD student. His area of study is heat transfer enhancement using spray cooling compound with a refrigeration system.


 Noble Anumbe 

Position: PhD Candidate Mechanical Engineering                                                                         Email:                                                                                                         Mr. Anumbe holds a Bachelor’s degree (B.Engr.) in Mechanical Engineering [Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria]; a Master’s in Engineering (M.Sc.) in Oil & Gas Engineering [The Robert Gordon University, UK] and a Diploma in International Environmental Law [United Nations Institute of Training & Research, Geneva, Switzerland]. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Mechanical Engineering Department and also works in the Intellectual Property field as a Patent Clerk (Examiner) at the Technology Commercialization office, University of South Carolina.  His research interests are in the general areas of Multiphase phase flow, Flow Assurance, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Facilities design, and Big Data Analysis. His current research focus is on the hydrodynamic behavior of multiphase flow in pipes and fittings using numerical methods, experimental techniques and mechanistic modeling. As part of his research work, he pioneered the development of the first industrial scale two-phase flow facility in the department for the investigation of large diameter (4in ID) two-phase flow. Some aspects of his research work involve collaboration with the Institute of Fluid Dynamics, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Dresden, Germany. His work is supported in part with funding from a grant award from USC’s SPARC Research Grant program. 


 Saad Oudah

Position: PhD. Student                                                                                                                           Saad Oudah joined the Enhance heat transfer Lab in the University of South of Carolina as a PhD student in the spring of 2015. He received his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Al-Mustansiriya University/Iraq. His main focus is enhancements heat transfer with single phase and two phase in Microchannel.


42. Macro Piccinini
41. Ishwar Prashad Trinuvav
40. Umair Najeeb
39. Leo Alves Carrilho
38. Mishal Saud Altamim
37. Titan C. Paul
36. A K M Monjur Morshed
35. Ruxian Fang - Post doc
34. Stewart Williams
33. Avinash K. Gholap
32. Dale Allen McCants- Instructor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,USC
31. Wei Jiang
30. Andrew Mettler Hayes
29. Michael James Luneau
28. Mir Zahidul Huq Khandkar
27. Irl Douglas  Greenwell
26. Bonnie K.Wiseman
25. Muhammad Yakut Ali
24. Sean D. Lawler
23. Jordan Hogeboom
22. Sujan Pakala
21. Sanjida Tamanna- Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
20. Md. Faruq Hasan
19. Praveen Yadav
18. Asif Salahuddin
17. Mallik R. Ahmed
16. Mirza Arif Baig
15. Xiao Ma
14. Dahvid Nathaniel Brown
13. Afroza Akhter
12. William H. Fleming, Jr.
11. Ashar N. Pohan
10. Kirkland D. Broach
9. A.A. S. Arefin Kabir
8. Bonnie K.Wiseman
7. Andrew Mettler Hayes
6. Zheng Fang
5. Michael S. Showalter
4. Xinglin Tong
3. James Edward Bono
2. Debabrata Paul
1. Guang-Fa Yao



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