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Isam Janajreh

Isam Janajreh

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Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering
Phone number: +971 2 810 9130
                            + 971 50 308 1973
  
Dr. Isam Janajreh received his PhD and Masters from Virginia Tech in Engineering Science and Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering respectively. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineeering from Jordan University of Science and Technology. Dr. Janajreh's focus was on solid-fluid interactions, turbulence modeling and mixing, and thermomechanical coupling.  He was Visiting Professor at Virginia Tech at the Engineering Science and Mechanics and Maths departments through 1998 and later joined Michelin R&D, USA as a Tire and Automotive Research Engineer, analyzing wet tire traction and nonlinear structure analysis, vehicle dynamics, and rubber material modeling.

In 2001 Dr. Janajreh moved to Michelin France as the principal investigator to the $3,000,000 European Project "Tire Hydroplaning: Modeling and Analysis". After the project's completion, in 2004 he returned to Washington DC to work on fundamental research and academia with NIST in the Building and Fire Lab as a contractor and as an adjunct ME professor at JHU, UMD, UMBC and at the Crash Analysis Center at GWU. He relocated to join Parametric Solutions Inc. in Florida as Fluid-Solid Interaction Analyst heading challenging US governments sponsored projects including: After burner combustor with GE and Pratt; Toroid Combustor Analysis with Dyna Energy; 1st turbine stage flow and structure analysis with Belak; and Engine Bay thermal flow analysis with ATG aircraft. He also continued his academic affiliation by teaching at FAU in the Ocean and ME engineering Departments.

Dr. Janajreh joined Masdar in 2007 continuing his research while also teaching Advanced Renewable Energy Conversion System, Fundamentals of Combustion, Advanced Fluid Dynamics, and Computational Fluid Dynamics. He has authored over 15 referenced publications on fluid dynamics and structure interaction, made more than 35 contributions to international conferences and is a key contributor to three Michelin patents (Catamran, Primacy, X-one) and three books (traction, rolling resistance, noise). He is a regular reviewer for several international journals, and has been a member of ASME, TS&T, Rubber Division, ASCE, and advisor to other international scientific committees and conferences.
 

Courses/Teaching interests:

  • Advance Fluid Dynamics 
  • Advance Renewable Energy System 
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (listed but not taught yet at Masdar Institute)

 
Advisor to current Masdar Institute students:

  • Franklyn Kanyako   
  • Idowu Azeez Adeyemi   
  • Mohamed Ahmed Al Musharrekh   
  • Vikas Kumar   
  • Dana Hazim Suwwan   
  • Thomas Arink   
  • Syed Shabbar Raza (PhD)
  • Farah Khaled Obeid (PhD)

Research Interest/Research Projects

  • Waste to Energy:  Material characterization utilizing TGA, Gas Chromatography, and mass spectroscopy; systematic analysis including multiple reaction and species determination; coupled fluid dynamics and chemical kinetics as reactive flow; thermochemical conversion via gasification, pyrolysis, and combustion
  • Biodiesel estirification and trasestirification
  • Wind Energy: Wind data collection and analysis using frequency and wavelet analysis;  wind turbine fluid simulation; and high fidelity turbulence modeling via LES and DNS 

 

Selected Publications

  • Isam Janajreh, Rana Qudaih, Ilham Talab, and Chaouki Ghenai, “Aerodynamic flow simulation of wind turbine: Downwind versus upwind configuration”, EC&M, Vol 51, Issue 8, 2010, pg.
  • Chaouki Ghenain and Isam Janajreh, “CFD analysis of the effects of co-firing biomass with coal" EC&M, Vol. 51, Issue 8, 2010, pg.1694-1701
  • Ilham Talab, Zaki Al-Nahari, Rana Qudaih, Isam Janajreh*, “Numerical Modeling of Coal Tire-Shred Co-Gasification”, JJMIE, Vol. 4, no. 1, Jan 2010, pg.155-162.