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Mechanical engineering professor at Texas A&M at Qatar elevated to ASHRAE Fellow

Published Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Ibrahim Hassan, professor in the Mechanical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar, has been elevated to Fellow grade of the ASHRAE, a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment.

ASHRAE Fellows are members who have attained distinction on projects of unusual or important scope. Individuals must have made substantial contributions and have been a full member in good standing for at least 10 years prior to the date of their election. 

The award honors members who have attained distinction in the arts relating to the sciences of heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning, ventilation or the allied arts and sciences. Hassan will be recognized as an ASHRAE Fellow in January 2021 at the Society’s Winter Conference in Chicago. 

In informing Hassan of the award, ASHRAE said, “It is the volunteer effort of people such as Prof. Hassan that allows ASHRAE to contribute technological advances for the benefit of the industry and public.”

Fellow grade in a professional society is the highest level of membership and great recognition for faculty experts, said Texas A&M at Qatar dean Dr. César Octavio Malavé.

“Dr. Hassan is well known for his expertise,” Malavé said, “and he brings that expertise to our students in the classroom. Faculty such as Dr. Hassan are delivering world-class engineering education right here in Qatar and helping our partners in industry solve the challenges they are facing. We are proud of his achievement and prouder still to have a scholar of Dr. Hassan’s reputation on our faculty.” 

Hassan joined the Texas A&M at Qatar faculty in 2013 as professor in the Mechanical Engineering Program and served as interim chair of the program from September 2019 to March 2020. He was previously on faculty at Corcordia University in Montreal and is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Hassan’s research interests include heat transfer, multiphase flow, design of district cooling networks, and urban building energy modeling. His work involves complex physics, rigorous measurements and modern simulation methods. 

With more than 54,000 members from over 132 nations, ASHRAE is a diverse organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.