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 Dr. Badr, Hassan M.

Contact Information
Office                       Bldg-63 Room-351     
Phone                      966-3-860 2543         
Fax                          966-3-860 2949 (ME Dept)       
Websites                  Personal Page​         
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1977         
M.Sc.  (Mechanical Engineering), Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1973      
B.Sc  (Mechanical Engineering), Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1967       
Courses Taught

  • ME 201               Dynamics
  • ME 203               Thermodynamics
  • ME 311                Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 411                ME Senior Project I
  • ME 412                ME Senior Project II
  • ME 425                Compressible Fluid Flow
  • ME 438                Pumping Machinery
  • ME 532                Advanced Fluid Mechanics I
  • ME 536                Convective Heat Transfer
  • ME 555                Advanced Fluid Mechanics II  
Research Areas

Steady and time-dependent boundary-layer flows, heat convection from two-dimensional and axisymmetric bodies, Heat convection in oscillating flows, Thermal and chemical pollution in coastal areas, Erosion in various flow passages,  and  water circulation in natural circulation boilers.


  1. Mechanical Engineering Editor of the Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE) for 18 years (1990-2008).
  2. Lead Technical Editor of AJSE special issue entitled “Energy Resources and Conservation”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Volume 20, No. 4B, 1995.
  3. Lead Technical Editor of an AJSE special issue entitled “Heat and Fluid Flow”, published in April, 2003.
  4. Lead Technical Editor of an AJSE special issue entitled “Modeling of Metal Forming Processes”, December 2005.
  5. Editorial Board Member of Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (AAMM), 2008 – Present.
  6. Editorial Board Member of Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences (JMES), 2012-Present.

  1. H.M. Badr and W.H. Ahmed, “Pumping Machinery Theory and Practice”, John Wiley International Publishers, 2014.
  2. H.M. Badr and S.C.R. Dennis, "Vortex formation in unsteady flow near a moving wall", Boundary-Layer Separation  Edited by F.T. Smith and S.N. Brown, pp. 235-249, Springer-Verlag, 1987.​ 
Representative Publications  

  1. ​W.H. Ahmed and H.M. Badr, "Two-Phase Flow Detector Using Heat Transfer in Cross Flow", US Patent No. 9784606, Docket No. 441167US, issued on November 7th, 2017.
  2. W.H. Ahmed, H.M. Badr and A. Al-Qutub, "Multistage Pulsating Airlift Pump", US Patent No. 8,721,297, issued on May 22nd, 2014.
  3. W.H. Ahmed, M. El-Nakla, A. Al-Sarkhi and H.M. Badr, "Sensor for Two-Phase Flow Measurements", US Patent No. 8,820,175, issued on September 4th, 2014.
  4. H.M. Badr and W.H. Ahmed, "Oil-water Separator", Patent Pending, docket number 36000.61, Serial No. US14/270,266, 2014. 
  5. W.H. Ahmed and H.M. Badr, "Airlift Pump with Helical Flow Pattern", Patent pending, U.S. Patent Office, Serial No. 13/910,106, June, 2013.
  6. W.H. Ahmed, H.M. Badr, M. El-Nakla and A. Al-Sarkhi, "Particles Concentration Measuring Device Using Photovoltaic Cell", Disclosure submitted to KFUPM on February 17th, 2013.

Some Selected Publications

  • I.H. Alsurakji, A. Al-Sarkhi, M. Habib, H.M. Badr, "An Experimental Study on the Performance of Drag-Reducing Polymers in Single and Multiphase Horizontal Flow Using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), ASME J. Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 140, No. 5, 2018.
  • A.A. Araoye, H.M. Badr and W.H. Ahmed, "Investigation of Flow through Multi-Stage Restricting Orifices", Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol. 104, pp. 75-90, 2017.
  • M.A. Nemitallah, M.A. Habib, H.M. Badr, "Design of a multi-can carbon-free gas turbine combustor utilizing multiple shell-and-tube OTRs for ZEPP applications", Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Vol. 46C, pp.172-187, 2017.
  • M.A. Nemitallah, M.A. Habib, H.M. Badr, S.A.M. Said, "Oxy-fuel combustion technology: current status, applications and trends", Int. J. Energy Research, Vol. 41, pp. 1670–1708, 2017.
  • A.A. Araoye, H.M. Badr, W.H. Ahmed, M.A. Habib and A. Alsarkhi, "Erosion of a Multistage Orifice due to Liquid-Solid Flow", in press, Int. Journal of Wear, Vol. 390-391, pp. 270-282, 2017.
  • Adnan Saeed, M.A. Antar, M. El-Sharqawy, H.M. Badr, "CFD Modeling of Multi Effect Distillation Humidification Dehumidification Process", Journal of Desalination, Vol. 395, pp. 46-56, 2016.
  • W.H. Ahmed, A. Al-Sarkhi and H.M. Badr, M. El-Nakla , "Capacitance Sensors for Wael H. Ahmed, H. M. Badr, Abdelsalam Al-Sarkhi, "Experimental Investigation of Oil-Water Partial Separation Using a Controlled Tee Junction", Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 143, pp. 187-198, July 2016.
  • W. H. Ahmed, A. M. Aman, H. M. Badr, and A. M. Al-Qutub," Air Injection Methods: the Key to a Better Performance of Airlift Pumps", Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 70, pp 354-365, January 2016.
  • M.A. Habib, M. Nemitallah, Pervez Ahmed, M. H. Sharqawy, H.M. Badr, Inam Muhammad, Yaqub Mohammed, "Experimental analysis of oxygen-methane combustion inside a gas turbine reactor under various operating conditions", Int. Journal of Energy, Vol. 86, pp. 105-114, June 2015.
  • M.A. Habib, Furqan Tahir, M. A. Nemitallah, W.H. Ahmed and H.M. Badr, "Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Oxy-fuel Combustion in a Porous Plate Reactor", Int. J. Energy Research, Vol. 39, pp. 1229-1240, 2015.
  • M.A. Nemitallah, R. Ben-Mansour, M.A. Habib, W.H. Ahmed, I.H. Toor, Z.M. Gasem and H.M. Badr, "Solid Particle Erosion Downstream of an Orifice" ASME J. Fluids Engineering Vol. 137, No. 2, pp. 021302 1-11, 2015. ​
  • W.H. Ahmed, M. M. Bello, M. El Nakla, A. Al-Sarkhi and H.M. Badr, "Experimental Investigation of Flow Accelerated Corrosion under Two-phase Flow Conditions", Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 267, pp. 34 – 43, 2014.
  • E.F. Azharuddin, H.M. Badr, M. A. Habib, and R. Ben-Mansour, "Numerical Investigation of Combustion Characteristics in An Oxygen Transport Reactor, Int. Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 638-651, 2014.
  • J. Malik, I.H. Toor, W.H. Ahmed, Z.M. Gasem, M.A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour and H.M. Badr, Evaluating the Effect of Hardness on Erosion Characteristics of Aluminum and Steels, Journal of Materials Engineering & Performance, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 2274-2282, 2014
  • J. Malik, I.H. Toor, W.H. Ahmed, Z.M. Gasem, M.A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour and H.M. Badr, "Investigations on the Corrosion-Enhanced Erosion Behavior of Carbon Steel AISI 1020", International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 9, 6765 – 6780, 2014.
  • M.H. Sharqawy, H.M. Badr and E.M. Mokheimer, "Investigation of Buoyancy Effects on Heat Transfer between a Vertical Borehole Heat Exchanger and the Ground", Int. Journal of Geothermal Research (Geothermic), Vol. 48, pp. 52-59, 2013.
  • M.A. Habib, Pervez Ahmed, R. Ben-Mansour, H.M. Badr, "Modeling of a combined ITM-porous oxygen transport reactor for oxy-fuel combustion", Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 446, pp. 230-243, 2013.
  • E.F. Azharuddin, M. A. Habib, H. M. Badr and R. Ben-Mansour, "Modeling of Ion Transport Reactor for Oxy-Fuel Combustion, Int. Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 37, No. 11, pp. 1265-1279, 2013.
  • R. Ben-Mansour, M. A. Habib, H. M. Badr, E.F. Azharuddin and M. Neematallah, "Characteristics of Oxyfuel Combustion in an Oxygen Transport Reactor, Journal of Energy and Fuels, Vol. 26, No. 7, pp. 4599-4606, 2012
  • M.A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour, H.M. Badr, S. F. Ahmed and A. F. Ghoniem, "Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Oxyfuel Combustion in Gas-Fired Water-Tube Boilers", Computers and Fluids, Vol. 56, pp. 152-165, 2012.
  • Y. Khulief, M.A. Habib, S.A.M. Said, R. Ben-Mansour, H.M. Badr, M. Anis, and AE Khalifa, "Vortex Shedding-Free Strainers", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 226, No. 2, pp. 91-104, 2012.
  • Wael H. Ahmed and H.M. Badr, "Dual-injection Airlift Pumps: an Enhanced Performance", in press, Journal of Particulate Science and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 497-516, 2012.
  • H.M. Badr, M.A. Habib, R. Ben-Mansour, S.A.M. Said, T.F. Ayinde and S. Anwar, "Turbulent Free Convection in a Vertical Converging Channel", Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 47, Issue 11, Page 1427-1443, 2011.
  • S. A. M. Said, M. A. Habib, H. M. Badr and R. Ben-Mansour and S. Al-Anizi," Analysis of Water Circulation in Boilers under Steady State Conditions", Journal of Computational Thermal Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 261-275, 2011.

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