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Sadr elected ASME Fellow

Published Sep 29, 2019

Dr. Reza Sadr, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) in recognition of his outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering and contributions to science, the profession and the society. 

An ASME fellow grade is conferred upon worthy candidates who have made significant contributions to the field of mechanical engineering.

Sadr joined the Texas A&M at Qatar faculty in 2008 as assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2014. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1991 from IUST in Tehran (Iran), his master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering in 1996 from Ottawa-Carleton University (Canada) and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah (USA) in 2002. He then worked for six years at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and then in Savannah, Ga., as research scientist and then visiting assistant professor.

Sadr is also a member of the American Physical Society.

His research interests include experimental techniques in thermo/fluid science, with a focus on advanced energy-efficient systems. He has active projects in nano/micro-fluids, droplets and sprays, alternative and bio fuels, atmospheric turbulence, and supercritical fluid flows. 

Upon joining Texas A&M, Sadr focused his attention on advanced energy-efficient systems on several fronts at the Qatar campus. He continued his work on micro/nanofluidics for bio applications and physics, and application of Brownian motion of nanoparticles in fluids. He also initiated an active research on thermo-hydraulics of supercritical CO2 flows and potentials of CO2-hydrocarbon–based refrigerants, with recent support from Shell. He has also successfully worked with Rolls-Royce, German Aerospace Institute (DLR) and Shell for spray and combustion characterization of gas-to-liquid (GTL) fuel. He is continuing his work studying the atmospheric surface layer in Qatar to characterize pollution dispersion and potential wind energy applications in this region.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1880 and currently has more 100,000 members in more than 140 countries.