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Dr. Mostafa H. Sharqawy

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering  
Contact Information
Office Bldg-22 Room-155      
Office Phone 966-3-860 7161      
Fax 966-3-860 2949 (ME Dept)      
Email mhamed@kfupm.edu.sa      
Websites Personal Page      
Education Backgrounds      
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2008, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia      
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 2002, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt      
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 1998, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt      
Research Interests      

Desalination, Energy, Geothermal Heat Exchangers, Heat and Mass Transfer, Cooling Towers, Heat Transfer in Porous Medium, CFD, Thermophysical and Transport Properties, Exergy Analysis.


Teaching Interests


Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Thermal Power Plants, Fluid Mechanics, Desalination, System Dynamics & Control, Measurements & Instrumentations, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


Selected Publications

  • M.H. Sharqawy, New correlations for seawater and pure water thermal conductivity at different temperatures and salinities, Desalination, 313, 97-104, 2013.

  • G.P. Narayan, M.H. Sharqawy, S. Lam, S.K. Das, J.H. Lienhard V, Bubble columns for condensation at high concentrations of non-condensable gas: heat transfer model and experiments, AIChE Journal, DOI 10.1002/aic.13944, 2012.

  • M.H. Sharqawy, J.H. Lienhard V, S.M. Zubair, On Exergy Calculations of Seawater with Applications in Desalination Systems, Int. J. of Thermal Science 50, 187 – 196, 2011

  • M.H. Sharqawy, J.H. Lienhard V, S.M Zubair, Thermophysical Properties of Seawater: A Review of Existing Correlations and Data, Desalination and Water Treatment 16, 354 – 380, 2010

  • G.P. Narayan, M.H. Sharqawy, E.K. Summers, J.H. Lienhard V, S.M. Zubair, M.A. Antar, The potential of solar-driven humidification-dehumidification desalination for small-scale decentralized water production, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14,1187-1201, 2010.

  • M.H. Sharqawy, E.M. Mokheimer, H.M. Badr, Effective Pipe-to-Borehole Thermal Resistance for Vertical Ground Heat Exchangers, Geothermics 38(2), 271 – 277, 2009




Scientific and Professional Societies

         ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineering

         IDA, International Desalination Association

         Who's Who in Collegiate Faculty

         NPA, National Postdoctoral Association

         EES, Egyptian Engineers Syndicate


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