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 Dr. Antar, Mohammed A.



Contact Information
Office                       Bldg-63 Room-313      
Phone                      966-13-860 2964         
Fax                          966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)       
Websites                 Personal Page​        

King Fahd University for Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Ph.D., January 1996, Thesis Title: Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Around and Inside a liquid Sphere.
Alexandria University, Faculty of Engineering Alexandria, Egypt
Master of Science earned 1989,  Thesis Title : Experimental Investigations on the Effect of Idling Conditions in the Performance  and NOX Emissions of a Spark-Ignition Engine
Alexandria University, Faculty of Engineering Alexandria, Egypt B.Sc. Degree with degree of Honor in Mechanical Power Engineering 1985
Courses Taught

  • ME534                 (Heat Conduction) "A post-graduate course"
  • ME532                 (Advanced Fluid Mechanics) "A post-graduate course"
  • ME 537                (Combustion and Emissions) "A post-graduate course"
  • ME203                 (Thermodynamics I).
  • ME204                 (Thermodynamics II)
  • ME311                 (Fluid Mechanics)
  • ME305/ME315     (Heat Transfer) in addition to ME305 Lab, as instructor/coordinator
  • ME423                 (Energy Conversion)
  • ME430                 (Air Conditioning)
  • ME440                 (Convective Heat and Mass Transfer)
  • ME496                 (Thermal Desalination Systems) a new course
Research Areas

Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Thermo-economic study of various thermodynamic systems, combustion, Water desalination
Representative Publications

Journal papers

  • Khalifa, AE; Antar, MA; Farag, MS; Experimental and Theoretical Comparative Study of Performance and Emissions for a Fuel Injection SI Engine with Two Octane Blends;2015​
  • Khalifa, A; Lawal, D; Antar, M; Khayet, M; Experimental and theoretical investigation on water desalination using air gap membrane distillation;2015​
  • Al-Sulaiman, FA; Zubair, MI; Atif, M; Gandhidasan, P; Al-Dini, SA; Antar, MA; Humidification dehumidification desalination system using parabolic trough solar air collector;2015​
  • Qureshi, BA; Antar, MA; Zubair, SM;Heat exchanger inventory cost optimization for power cycles with one feedwater heater;2014​
  • Sharqawy, MH; Antar, MA; Zubair, SM; Elbashir, AM; Optimum thermal design of humidification dehumidification desalination systems;2014​
  •  Antar, MA; Ben-Mansour, R; Al-Dini, SA; The effect of thermal radiation on the heat transfer characteristics of lid-driven cavity with a moving surface;2014​

Conference papers

  • M .A. Antar, "Fluid flow and heat transfer over a micro-sphere", Proceedings of IPACK, 2007, ASME InterPACK '07, July 8-12, 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA.
  • H. Baig and M. A. Antar, “Conduction / Natural convection analysis of heat transfer across multi-layer building blocks” Proceedings of the Fifth EUROTHERM Conference, 18-22 May 2008, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • M. A. Antar, “Mixed Convection Cooling of a Microsphere”, Proceedings of the Eleventh Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITHERM 2008), Jacksonville, Florida May 28-31, 2008, pp. 1107-1113.
  • M. A. Antar and M. A. I. El-Shaarawi, “Entropy generation for a rotating sphere under uniform heat flux condition in mixed-convection flow field” Accepted for presentation at the Sixth international conference for computational heat and mass transfer, ICCHMT, May 18–21, 2009, Guangzhou, CHINA.
  • M. A. Antar, “Bloom Taxonomy in the E-learning Domain, a Case Study”, accepted for presentation at the Third International Conference & Exhibition for Zain e-learning Center, Bahrain 6-8 April, 2010.