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Wael A. Mokhtar, Ph.D.

 

Associate Professor

& Assistant Director

 

School of Engineering

Grand Valley State University

 

301 West Fulton Street, KEN 136

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

 

Phone: (616) 331-6015
Fax:     (616) 331-7215

E-Mail: mokhtarw@gvsu.edu

 

Education:

Ph.D. Department of Aerospace Engineering, Old Dominion University, 2006

M.S Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, 2001

B.S Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, 1994

 

Experience:

  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Assistant Director of the School of Engineering,                                                   2014-Present
    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering,                                                   2012-Present
    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering,                                                     2009-2012
  • Lake Superior State University, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
    Assistant Professor/ Program Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering,                  2005-2009
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
    Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace Engineering,                    2001-2005
  • Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
    Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering,    1997-2001
  • Asuit University, Asuit, Egypt
    Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering,    1996-1997

Research Interests:

  • Semi-Trucks Drag Reduction
  • Pickup Trucks Aerodynamics
  • Wind Energy
  • Biofluid Simulation
  • CFD Applications.
  • Racecar Aerodynamics.
  • Jet Flow.
  • Wind Tunnel Testing.
  • Wind Tunnel Boundary Correction.
  • High Lift Airfoil.
  • Fluid/Structure Interaction.
  • Teaching Methods.

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Senior Project of the Year Awards, School of Engineering, Grand Valley State University, 2013
  • Outstanding Senior Project of the Year Awards, School of Engineering, Grand Valley State University, 2012
  • Best Presentation  and Best Technical Content Awards, ASME, District B, SPDC Conference, 2011
  • Outstanding Senior Project of the Year Award, School of Engineering, Grand Valley State University, 2011
  • Outstanding Senior Project of the Year Award, School of Engineering, Grand Valley State University, 2010
  • Best Paper Award by ASEE NC Conference, 2009.
  • Supplemental Dissertation Stipend Award by Old Dominion University,  2005.
  • Faculty Excellence Award in Aerospace Engineering by Old Dominion University, 2004.
  • Machine Award by Alexandria University, Mechanical Engineering Dep. Egypt, 1994.
  • Dr. Sorour Award by Alexandria University, Mechanical Engineering Dep. Egypt, 1994.

Professional Societies:

  • West Michigan Senior Section Chair, ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Student Section Advisor: SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers.
  • Member, ASEE: American Society of Engineering Education.
  • Member, ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Member, SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers.
  • Reviewer, ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Reviewer, SAE: Society of Automotive Engineering.
  • Reviewer, ASEE: American Society of Engineering Education.
  • Reviewer: International Journal of Learning.
  • Reviewer: International Journal of Aerodynamics.
  • Reviewer: Journal Automobile Engineering .
  • Reviewer: Journal of Aerospace.
  • Reviewer: Journal of Renewable Energy.
  • Reviewer: Journal of Wind Energy.
  • Reviewer: ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering.
  • Reviewer: ASME Transaction Journal of Fluid Engineering.

 

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