A. Abdelmessih, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office Phone: 951-552-8781
E-mail: aabdelmessih@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, 210 ME
Office Hours: Posted outside the door for office 210 ME

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 Alexandria University
B.Sc. Senior Project: Heat Transfer in Mixing Vessels Alexandria University
  • Courses Taught

    EGR 441 Heat Transfer and Laboratory (junior spring).
    EGR 401 Capstone Design (senior fall).
    EGR 402 Capstone Design and Presentation (senior spring)
    EGR 400 Special Topics in Engineering (Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers - First offering fall 2015)
    EGR 302 Engineering Design and Documentation (junior)
    EGR 304 Leadership Cohort (junior spring)
    EGR 241 Statics (sophomore fall)
    EGR 122 Visualization Languages I: AutoCAD & Excel (freshmen)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Dr. Abdelmessih’s areas of research are:
    Internal mixed convection,
    Heat exchangers,
    High temperature calibrations,
    Drying in the paper industry,
    Absorption refrigeration,
    Energy and solar.

  • Teaching Experience

    Professor Tenured (8/2002 – 8/2013) Saint Martin's University
    Tenured Associate Professor (8/2001 – 7/2002) Saint Martin's School of Engineering
    Associate Professor (8/1997 – 7/2001) Saint Martin's School of Engineering

    Lead the effort to create the program, program started fall 2012
    Created seven graduate courses in the area of thermal Sciences and Engineering

    Solar Thermal Engineering

    Heat Transfer and laboratory
    Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
    Energy Systems
    Thermodynamics I
    Thermodynamics II
    Materials Science
    Engineering Seminar

    Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers
    Computational Heat Transfer & Thermal Modeling
    Heat Transfer in Electronics and Micro-electronic Packaging.
    Solar Thermal Engineering

    Thermal Engineering Laboratory

    Fundamentals-of-Engineering courses (1998-2011 discontinued)

    Senior Design I & Senior Design II
    Advised Senior Design Teams -Design and Build a Vapor Power experiment 2010-2011
    -Design and Build Heat Flux Simulator for research 2006-2007 NASA grant
    -Design and Build an Experiment to Investigate the Absorption Cycle 2002-2003 ASHRAE grant
    -Design and Build an Instrumented Bench top Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Experiment 2000-2001 ASHRAE grant

  • 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., Bartholomae, P., Casillas, M., DeLyon, R., Flaherty, J., Goolsby, B., Langley, M., Livoni, L., Logan, T., Perhach, N., Replogle, J., Swann, D., and Williams, G., (12 CBU students) “Design of a Magnetic Cooling Device Using Gadolinium Alloy and Permanent Magnets,” article published in the Proceeding of the 2016 ASME, Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Washington DC, July 2016.

    Abdelmessih, A., “Creation of Undergraduate Engineering Laboratory with Minimal Funding,” article published in the proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference, June 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Abdelmessih, A. N., 2014, “Blinking and Temperature Gradients in Normal Functioning Human Eye,” published in the proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-15-09542, August 10-15, Kyoto, Japan.

    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. 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, 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., 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. 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. 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.

    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.

    Hersey, D., Demopoulos, G., Loeffler, B., Tjutarwy, B., LaPoint, S., (4 undergraduate students), and Abdelmessih, A., 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,

    “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

  • Personal Philosophy

    The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. Palms 23:1

    Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. Matt 7:7
    Applies to students, they should not be scared to ask questions, or try.