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Youssef Shatilla

Youssef Shatilla

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Dean of Academic Programs, Professor - Mechanical Engineering
Phone number: +971 2 810 9166

Has D.Sc. in nuclear engineering from MIT. He is the founding Dean of Academic Programs and has been Professor of Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering at Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi since Spring 08. He is responsible for launch, operation, development and accreditation of eight MSc programs and Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree Program. He has been Visiting Professor at Nuclear Engineering Department, MIT since Spring 07. From Fall 02 he spent five years as Associate Professor at Nuclear Engineering Department, King Abdulaziz University. He was Faculty Fellow at Idaho National Laboratory in 2004 and 2005. Before that he was Principal Engineer for ten years at Westinghouse where he developed methods for nuclear reactor design applications.

His research interests include computational reactor physics, in-core nuclear fuel management optimization, advanced reactor design, application of nuclear systems for water desalination and hydrogen production, micro- and nano- fluidics development and analysis and sustainable energy.

 
Courses/Teaching interests

  • Nuclear Power Systems 
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics 
  • Sustainable Energy 


Advisor to Current Masdar Institute Students

  • Waka Gebru Tesfai(PhD)
  • Ismail Abdalla Alzarooni       
  • Saleh Mohamed Mohamed   
  • Luqmaan Habib
Research Interest/Research Projects
  • Enhanced heat transfer characteristics in nanofluids
  • Compact heat exchanger design
  • Computational reactor physics
  • In-core nuclear fuel management optimization
  • Advanced reactor design
  • Nuclear systems for water desalination and hydrogen production

Selected Publications 

  • Ali, M., Singh, P., Tesfai, W. and Shatilla, Y., “An Experimental Study of Heat Pipe Performance Using Nanofluids,” Int. J. of Green Energy, 113, xxxx (2013).
  • Hassan, M., Brimmo, A., Ibrahiem, M. and Shatilla, Y., “Mathematical Model of Cooling of a Stopped Pot and its Validation,” 2013 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 851, March 2013, Texas, USA.
  • Brimmo, A., Hassan, M., Ibrahiem, M. and Shatilla, Y., “Effect of Watering and Non-Watering Cooling rates on the Mechanical Properties of an Aluminum Smelter’s Potshell,” 2013 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 845, March 2013, Texas, USA.
  • Tesfai, W., Singh, P., Masharqa, S., Chiesa, M., Souier, T. and Shatilla, Y., “Investigating the Effect of Suspensions Nanostructure on the Thermophysical Properties of Nanofluids,” J. App. Phys., 112, 114315 (2012)
  • Ali, M., Singh, P., Tesfai, W. and Shatilla, Y., “An Experimental Study of Heat Pipe Performance Using Nanofluids,” 2012 International Conference on Applied Energy ICAE, ICAE2012-A10624, July 2012, Suzhou, China.
  • Tesfai, W., Masharqa, S., Singh, P., Chiesa, M. and Shatilla, Y., “Effect of Temperature on Turbulent and Laminar Flow Efficacy Analysis of Yttria and Copper Ethylene Glycol Nanofluids,” J. App. Phys., 111, 064319 (2012)
  • Masharqa, S., Tesfai, W., Singh, P., Chiesa, M. and Shatilla, Y., “Thermal Conductivity Behavior of Yttria Based Nanofluids,” ASME 2012 3rd Micro/nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference MNHMT, MNHMT2012-75095, March 2012, Georgia, USA.
  • Tesfai, W., Singh, P., Masharqa, S., Chiesa, M.  and Shatilla, Y., “Rheological Study of Nanofluids,” ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE 2011, IMECE2011-64720, November 2011, Colorado, USA.
  • Singh, P., Ahmed, N., Ali, M. and Shatilla, Y., “Numerical Analysis of Nanofluids in Heat Pipe,” ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE 2011, IMECE2011-63309, November 2011, Colorado, USA.
  • Ahmed, N., Singh, P., Janajreh, I. and Shatilla, Y., “Simulations of Flow Inside A Heat Pipe: Sensitivity Study, Conditions, And Configurations,” ASME 2011 Energy Sustainability Conference and Fuel Cell Conference, ES2011-54295, August 2011, Washington DC, USA.
  • Singh, P., Ahmed, N., Das, S. and Shatilla, Y., “Exergy analysis of Nanofluids in Microchannels,” ASME 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, ICNMM2011-58120, June 2011, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Shatilla, Y., Hejzlar, P., and Kazimi, M.S., A High Efficiency and Environmentally Friendly Nuclear Reactor (HEER) For Electricity and Hydrogen,” MIT-ANP-TR-125, Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA, November 2009.
  • Shatilla, Y., Hejzlar, P., and Kazimi, M.S., A High Efficiency and Environmentally Friendly Nuclear Reactor (HEER) For Electricity and Hydrogen,” MIT-ANP-TR-125, Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA, November 2009
  • Shatilla, Y.A., “A Pressure-Tube Advanced Burner Test Reactor,” Intl. J. of Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 238, No. 1, 102, 2008.
  • Shatilla, Y.A., “A Very High Temperature Reactor Self-Sustainable Oasis Concept,” Int. J. of Nucl. Desalination, Vol. 2, No. 2, 193, 2006.
  • Shatilla, Y., Hejzlar, P., and Kazimi, M.S., A PWR Self-Contained Actinide Transmutation System, MIT-NFC-TR-088, Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA, September 2006.
  • Gavrilas, M., Hejzlar, P., Todreas, N., and Shatilla, Y., Safety Features of Operating Light Water Reactors of Western Design, 2nd Edition, Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES), Department of Nuclear Engineering, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, 2000.