Ahmed F Elatar

Postdoctoral Research Associate

I graduated from Alexandria University, Egypt in 2004 with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with honorary degree and I was ranked 1st over 410 students. I then served in the Egyptian navy until February 2006. After that, I started my M.Sc. study in Mechanical Engineering in Alexandria University and graduated in 2008. The thesis title was “Numerical investigation of laminar natural convection inside square enclosure with single horizontal fin”. Then I worked as a HVAC Design Engineer for one year in a consulting firm in Alexandria, Egypt. I started my PhD study at Western University in May 2009 and graduated in October 2013. The thesis title was “Channel flow behaviour during mixed convection at low Reynolds”.  Right after graduation, I worked on a four month contract as a research and design associate in s2e Technologies Inc. I was the energy storage team lead for a Net-Zero-Community project. I joined the Wind for Environment, Energy and Engineering (WindEEE) Research Institute in 2014 as a postdoctoral fellow and I have worked there till February 2016. WindEEE is a world class 3D wind tunnel that can simulate different wind phenomenon such as Tornado, Downbursts and Synoptic wind. I have been involved in several experimental and numerical research projects as well as mentoring graduate students. In March 2016, I joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a postdoctoral research associate to work on several research projects like drop-in testing of low GWP refrigerants inside roof-top units in hot climate and flammability risk assessment of low GWP refrigerants. I have published several scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences. My major research interests are clean energy and thermal equipments.      

Awards

Western Graduate Research Scholarship (WGRS) 2009-2013 The University of Western Ontario, London, On., Canada
Top ten students’ paper 2012 CSME International congress, Winnipeg, Canada.            
Rank 1st in Mechanical Engineering 2004 class (410 students) Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt