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Essam Ibrahim. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Contact info:
Office: CEED 1317
Phone: 552-3217
Fax: 432-552-2174

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Prior to joining the faculty at UTPB, Dr. Ibrahim served on the faculty at Tuskegee University and Alabama A & M University for a total of 20 years. He has also worked as a project engineer at CFDRC Corp. in Huntsville, Alabama immediately after receiving his Ph.D. for a period of one year. Dr. Ibrahim has research expertise in the field of liquid atomization with applications to fuel injection (including fossil, alternative, and bio fuels), spray combustion, propulsion, two-phase flow, and aerosol technology, using analytical and CFD methods. Potential benefits of this research include savings in fuel consumption and reducing the emission of environmental pollutants, particularly carbon footprint, as a result of improving fuel atomization and hence combustion efficiency. Additionally, he has conducted experimental research in the areas of air-conditioning systems and thermoelectric energy conversion. Dr. Ibrahim has also been engaged in students-focused educational projects and industry service contracts. His research and educational projects have received support from NASA, DOE, NSF, AFOSR, and ASHRAE. The results of his effort have been documented in over 100 published refereed journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports. Dr. Ibrahim has won many honors and awards including: Tuskegee University Faculty Achievement Award for 2006-2007 academic year, NASA New Technology Award, Technology Utilization Program, in May 1996, and Tuskegee University Outstanding Faculty Performance Award for Research, during 1994-1995. Dr. Ibrahim has been a registered professional engineer in Alabama since 1996. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), a lifetime member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), and a permanent member of ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education).


  • Ph.D, May 1990, Engineering Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York 
  • M.Eng., May 1983, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Onterio, Canada
  • B.S. July 1973, Mechanical Power Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt