Dr. Mahmoud M. Shaaban

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Shabaan is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Program at Nile University, Cairo, Egypt. He is also a Professional Engineer with extensive academic and industrial experience in Fluid-Structure Interaction, Structural Dynamics, and Vibration. Mahmoud is an alumnus of Cairo University and has a Ph.D. from Ontario Tech University in Canada. Mahmoud lectured engineering students at the Bachelor level in fundamental and advanced courses, including Vibration, Combustion, and Structural Dynamics.

Dr. Shabaan has experience as a consultant for projects of academic and industrial scopes in the fields of Fluid-Structure Interaction, Noise, Vibration, Aeroacoustics, and Thermalhydraulic Analysis. He worked with the Noise and Vibration team at Apple Inc., in Cupertino, CA, to address vibration and noise in consumer electronics. He also carried out research in renewable energy production and storage in thermoacoustic devices in the Lab of Thermoacoustics at the American University in Cairo.

His current research focus is on energy production by coupled structural and acoustic, and modes in open channels. He is also interested in the numerical modelling of unstable thermal modes in thermal syphons.

Research Tracks
  • Experimental Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Vibration
  • Computational Aeroacoustics
  • Thermalhydraulic Modelling
  • Desalination
Research Project

A novel prototype for energy harvesting from low-speed wind through nonlinear magnetically-assisted galloping

Energy harvesting from low-speed wind offers a significant opportunity for applications such as remote sensing equipment and charging the batteries of small robots, during the night or underwater. These miniature devices require optimization to operate efficiently. There is a rapid growth in interest in these devices to serve the fast growing robotics market. The development and optimization of an
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Enhancing heat transfer in heat pipes through controlled vibration

Cooling electronic chips and hardware is essential to their safe and reliable operation. Heat pipes are devices that transfer heat between a source and a sink through a phase change process. In this project, the performance of the state-of-the-art heat pipe designs is enhanced through artificially created body force fields that are controlled by vibration and/or centrifugal rotation. The aim is to
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Cost-Effective Desalination by Falling-Film Freeze-Concentration with Minimal Environmental Impact

Water resource management is critical for sustainable social development in Egypt amid growing consumption and limited resource options. Recent national water plans have emphasized the strategic rule of nonconventional water supply through desalination. On the other hand, conventional desalination methods have a severe environmental impact due to increases in the temperature and salinity of the