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Mohamed Sassi

Mohamed Sassi

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Doctor Mohamed Sassi obtained his Bachelor of Science degree (1985) from the University of Rochester, New York and his Master of Science degree (1987) and Doctorate (1990) degrees from the University of California, Berkeley all in mechanical engineering with specialization in combustion and thermal sciences. Dr. Sassi has a long record of academic and industrial experience in chemical/mechanical engineering, teaching, research and service.

After his studies and a post-doc in the US, he moved to the Electric Company of France in Paris, where he worked for six years in their research division on gas turbine combustion and air pollution control among other projects related to numerical modeling and optical/laser diagnostics of turbulent flames, and plasma devices. These research interests have continued through his teaching and research activities in the School of Engineering in Tunisia for eight years and as a Professor of chemical engineering at the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi for five years.

Dr. Sassi joined Masdar Institute in early 2010 as a professor of mechanical engineering, where he has been leading the accreditation committee and coordinating the Interdisciplinary Doctorate Degree Program. His research interests are now in carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), enhanced oil recovery (EOR), multiphase flow in porous media, and digital rock physics (DRP). He was appointed as Interim-Dean of Faculty starting from January 2014.

In the course of his career Dr. Sassi has published more than 100 journal and conference papers and he is a reviewer for several journals in his field of specialization. So far he has advised eleven PhD theses and several Master theses. His past experience has also included serving as Department Chairman for one term and as Vice-Director and Director of Studies for another term at The School of Engineering in Tunisia.


Courses/Teaching Interest:

  • Combustion Theory and Applications
  • Multiphase Flow in Sub-Surface Porous Media

 

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