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A. Abdelmessih, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering

Office Phone: 951-552-8781
E-mail: aabdelmessih@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Engineering, 210 ME
Office Hours: MWF 10-10:50 a.m.M 1-1:50 p.m.Th 9:30 - 10:50 a.m., 12:30 -2:50 p.m.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Emphasis: Heat Transfer Oklahoma State University 1987
M.Sc Thesis:An Investigation on the Utilization of Fibers in the Design of Petroleum Vessels
B.Sc. Senior Project: Heat Transfer in Mixing Vessels

Courses Taught

EGR 441 Heat Transfer
EGR 401 Capstone Design
EGR 122 Visualization Languages I


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Dr. Abdelmessih’s areas of research are mixed convection, conduction, heat exchangers, high temperature calibrations, drying in the paper industry, absorption refrigeration, Energy and solar. She has over 40 publications.


Teaching Experience

Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers
Computational Heat Transfer & Thermal Modeling
Heat Transfer in Electronics and Micro-electronic Packaging.
Solar Thermal Engineering
Convective Heat Transfer
Conduction Heat Transfer
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
Heat Transfer and laboratory (Founded the Heat Transfer Laboratory)

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Energy Systems
Thermodynamics I
Thermodynamics II
Energy Transport Laboratory


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Dr. Abdelmessih has performed summer research at Argonne National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and NASA (Dryden Flight Research Center and Marshall Space Flight Center). She received five certificates of recognition from NASA for her research contributions, as well as Certificate of Recognition for distinguished research achievement in thermal engineering and service as Topic Co-Organizer from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Abdelmessih, A, 2013, “Steady State Temperature Gradients in a None Blinking Human Eye Prepared for Surgery,” published in the proceedings of the 2013 Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN

Abdelmessih, A, Boley, R., Davis, C., de Lima, B, Lobets, D., and Rogge, B., 2012, “Design and Construction of an Instrumented Instructional Small Scale Rankine Vapor Power Cycle by and for Undergraduate Students,” published in the proceedings of the 2012 Heat Transfer Conference, Puerto Rico.

Abdelmessih, A, and Gendelman, I, 2012,‘Synchronous Distance Learning For Undergraduate Thermal Engineering Courses Trials and Improvements’ published in the proceedings of the ASEE Conference 2012, San Antonio, TX.

Abdelmessih, A., and McGuire, E. (undergraduate student), 2011, “Literature Review of Single Phase Internal Flow Heat Transfer Correlations,” published in the proceedings of the ASME/JSME 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii

Abdelmessih, A. N, Beakley, M., Campbell, S., McKnight, E., Roberts, M., and Woodward, E. (undergraduate students), 2010, “Infrared Electric Emitters for Drying Paper,” proceedings of the 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Washington DC.

Abdelmessih, A, Cummings, S., Jorgenson, M., Parker, J., (undergraduate students), July 2009, ‘Undergraduate Class Project: Design and Build A Helical Coil Heat Exchanger Experiment’ proceedings of the 2009 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, San Francisco, California

Abdelmessih, A. N., and Horn, T., 2007, “Effect of Insertion of a Heat Flux Gage into a High Temperature Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity on the Gage,” Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA

Abdelmessih, A., and Horn, T., August 2006, “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Transient Insertion of Heat Flux Gages in a Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity at 1100 C,” 13th International Heat Transfer Conference, 2006, Sydney, Australia.

Abdelmessih, A., de Sam Lazaro, A., and Jung, I., July 2005 “An Integrated Concept-to-Prototype Capstone Design Experience,” ASEE conference proceedings, Portland

Abdelmessih, A., with M. Abbas, A. Al-Hashem, and J. Munson (undergraduate students), September 2005, “An Experimental Unique Absorption Refrigeration Cycle,” 4th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics, Cairo, Egypt.

Abdelmessih, Dye, Doughty, Heitzmann, Holtcamp, Miller, and Perkins (7 co-authors undergraduate students), July 2003, “Instrumented Air Conditioning Bench Experimental Apparatus,” Proceedings Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Nevada

Horn. T., and Abdelmessih, A., August 2000, “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Steady State Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity at 1100 C,” Proceedings of the 34th National Heat Transfer Conference, Pittsburgh.

Abdelmessih, A,. Rabas, T., and Panchal, C., August 1997, “Reflux In-Tube Plain and Enhanced
Condensers for Pure Vapors with and without a Noncondensable Gas,” Proceeding of the 32nd National Heat Transfer Conference, AIChE Symposium Series No. 314, Vol 93, pp 227-232, Baltimore.

Abdelmessih with five co-authors (4 former undergraduate students), August 1997, “Testing and Thermal Analysis of Multichip Modules,” HTD-Vol 343, 32nd National Heat Transfer Conference, ASME Proceedings, v. 5, pp 17-26, Baltimore.

Abdelmessih, A. N., April 1993, “The Paper Industry in Egypt,” AIChE, Proceedings One Day Technical Meeting, Southern California.

Abdelmessih, A., and Bell, K., 1988, "Laminar Flow Heat Transfer Downstream from Unheated U-Bends," Proceedings Second U. K. National Conference Heat Transfer, Vol. II, pp. 1087-1100,.

Abdelmessih, A. N., and Horn, T., 2010, “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of High Heat Fluxes during Transient Blackbody Calibrations,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Heat Transfer, Special Issue on Radiative Heat Transfer, Vol. 132 (2) pp. 023304-1 to 023304-13.

Abdelmessih, A. N., Abbas, M., Al-Hashem, A., and Munson, J, (undergraduate students) 2007, “Ethylene Glycol/water as working fluids for an experimental absorption cycle,” Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, 20:87-102, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Abdelmessih, A. and Bell, K., 1999 “Mixed Convection and the Effect of U-Bends in the Design of Double Pipe Heat Exchangers,” Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 25–36.

“Transient Computational Analysis of High Temperature Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity,’ 2005, Research Report, NASA pp A1-5

“Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Steady State Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity at 1100 C,” August, 2000, with T. Horn, NASA/TM2000-209022. (http://www.drfc.nasa.gov/DTRS)

“Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Steady State Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity at 1100 C,” August, 2000, with T. Horn, NASA/Technical Memorandum, 2000-08-01. (http://www.drfc.nasa.gov/DTRS)

“Analysis of High Temperature Cylindrical Black Body Cavity,” 1999, Research Report, NASA NGT 2-52212, PP A: 1-4.

“Temperature and Heat Flux Measurements in A High Temperature Black Body Cavity,” October 1998, Research Report, NASA NGT 2-52212, PP A: 1-3.

“Heat Flow in Variable Polarity Plasma Arc Welds,” December 1992, Research Report, NASA CR.-184505, PP I:0-5.

“Heat Sink Effects in Variable Polarity Plasma Arc Welding,” October 1991, Research Report, NASA CR.-184253, PP A:0-5.

Abdelmessih, A. N., and T. McCormack, November-December 2003 “Capstone Engineering Projects: Saint Martin's School of Engineering,” Society of Women Engineers, Pacific Northwest Newsletter, Washington State.

Abdelmessih, A., Buehn, J., Ferguson, S., Lawrence, D., and Neilson, B., 2013, ‘Thermal Imaging of Photovoltaic Tracking Array,’ Poster displayed in session 15.3 photogallery at the 2013 Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Abdelmessih, A., spring 2012, “Thermal Engineering Laboratory Manual,” 11th ed., Mechanical Engineering Department, Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, Washington.


Community Service & Involvement

Dr. Abdelmessih is a member of ASME, AIChE, ASHRAE, SWE, and ASEE; and several honor societies: the Society of Fellows, Omega Chi Epsilon, and Pi Tau Sigma. She is nationally and internationally active with ASME, she served numerous times as track organizer for the K-16 Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment, at the Heat Transfer Conferences, and chaired numerous sessions during conferences. She reviews numerous articles for refereed Journals and Conferences.


Personal Philosophy

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. Matt 7:7