Abdulmajeed Mohamad


Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

PhD - School of Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University

MSc - College of Engineering

Baghdad University

BSc - College of Engineering

Baghdad University

Contact information


Office: 403.220.2781


Mechanical Engineering Building : MEB407

Office hours

It is preferable to set an appointment by email.


Fuel Science and Technology

Computational Methods for Engineers

Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering

Heat Transfer

Fluid Mechanics

Thermal System Analysis

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Energy engineering
  • Solar energy
  • Energy conversion and storage
  • Thermal
  • Biosystems and biomedical engineering
  • Microfluidic and nano technology
  • Computational methods

Research activities


Computational methods

Lattice Boltzmann method


Combustion in porous media

Solar energy

Thermal system analysis


Computational methods

Heat transfer

Fluid mechanics

Thermal system analysis

Fuel science and technology


Professor Mohamad graduated with a BSc and MSc from Baghdad University's College of Engineering with honors. His PhD is from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in the US. Dr. Mohamad has been invited by many institutes around the world as a keynote speaker, invited professor, lecturer, and theses and program evaluator. He has organized and chaired/co-chaired a few successful conferences on the transport in porous media and computational fluid dynamics, and heat and mass transfer.

Professor Mohamad is the author of a textbook (entitled Lattice Boltzmann Method Fundamentals and Engineering Applications with Computer Codes), published by Springer in 2011. The second edition will be available in 2019. This book is translated into two languages (Chinese by Springer and a Parisian by a private publisher).

Dr. Mohamad was acting Dean of Engineering, Alfaisal University, while he was on leave from the University of Calgary.  


Dr. Mohamad is elected Fellow Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME) and Executive Scientific council member of International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 papers and graduated over 40 PhD and MSc students.


SA Mikhailenko, MA Sheremet, AA Mohamad, Convective-radiative heat transfer in a rotating square cavity with a local heat-generating source, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 142, 530-540.

S Karimnejad, AA Delouei, M Nazari, MM Shahmardan, AA Mohamad, Sedimentation of elliptical particles using Immersed Boundary–Lattice Boltzmann Method: A complementary repulsive force model, Journal of Molecular Liquids 262, 180-193.

HC Lee, S. Bawazeer and A.A. Mohamad, Boundary conditions for Lattice Boltzmann Method with Multispeed Lattices, Computer & Fluids, Vol. 162, pp. 152-159, 2018


A.A. Mohamad, Thermal contact theory for estimating the thermal conductivity of nanofluids and composite materials, Applied Thermal Engineering, 120, pp. 179-186.

HC Lee, AA Mohamad, LY Jiang, 2016, A detailed chemical kinetics for the combustion of H 2/CO/CH 4/CO 2 fuel mixtures, Journal Fuel, Vol. 193, pp. 294-307.


IV Miroshnichenko, MA Sheremet, AA Mohamad, Numerical simulation of a conjugate turbulent natural convection combined with surface thermal radiation in an enclosure with a heat source, Int. J. Thermal Sciences, Vol. 109, pp. 172-181.

M Ziad Saghir, Amirhossein Ahadi, Abdulmajeed Mohamad, Seshasai Srinivasan, Water aluminum oxide nanofluid benchmark model Int. J. Thermal Sciences, vol. 109, pp 148-158. 

AA Mohamad, A Tarokh, H Alansary, Heat transfer enhancement of laminar forced convection in a channel by von-Karman vortex generator, Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, an International Journal, Vol. 16, 5, pp. 334-338.

A.A. Mohamad and KM Issa, Application of the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) to Thermal Microflows, Chapter 15 in Microscale and Nanoscale Heat Transfer: Analysis, Design, and Application, edited by M Rebay, S Kakaç, RM Cotta, 2016.

A.A. Mohamad, A. Tarokh and H. Alansary, Heat transfer enhancement of laminar forced convection in a channel by von-Karman vortex generator, Prog. In Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vo. 16, Issue 5, pp. 334-338.

H. Haddad, C. Abid, A.A. Mohamad, O. Rahli and B. Bawazer, Natural convection of silica-water nanofluids based on experimental measured thermophysical properties: critical analysis, Heat and Mass Transfer vol. 52(8), pp. 1649-1663.


A.A. Mohamad, Myth about nano-fluid heat transfer enhancement, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 86, 397-403, 2015.

A Abouei Mehrizi, AA Mohamad, Effect of the Inclination Angle and Eccentricity on Free Convection Heat Transfer in Elliptical–Triangular Annuli: A Lattice Boltzmann Approach, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications 68 (1), 17-43, 2015.

HC Lee, A.A. Mohamad and LY Jiang, Comprehensive comparison of chemical kinetics mechanisms for syngas/biogas mixtures, Energy & Fuel 29 (9), pp. 6126-6145.

HZ Hassan, AA Mohamad, Y Alyousef, HA Al-Ansary, A review on the equations of state for the working pairs used in adsorption cooling systems, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 45, 600-609, 2015.

MA Al-Rmah, AA Mohamad, Simulation of multi-internal confined impinging jets using the lattice Boltzmann method, Applied Thermal Engineering 81, 288-296, 2015.

M Mahmoodi, YH Lee, A Mohamad, SS Park, Effect of flow induced alignment on the thermal conductivity of injection molded carbon nanotube‐filled polystyrene nanocomposites, Polymer Engineering & Science 55 (4), 753-762, 2015.

M Nazari, H Shokri, AA Mohamad, Lattice Boltzmann simulation of natural convection in open end cavity with inclined hot wall, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 36 (4), 523-540, 2015.

M Hussain, YL He, AA Mohamad, WQ Tao, A New Hybrid Algorithm for Numerical Simulation of VOC Emissions Using Single-Layer and Multilayer Approaches, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals 67 (3), 211-230, 2015.

AA Mohamad, QW Tao, YL He, S Bawazeer, Treatment of Transport at the Interface Between Multilayers via the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals 67 (2), 124-134, 2015.

AA Mohamad, J Orfi, H Al-Ansary, Non-Darcy fluid flow and heat transfer in conduits fitted with porous media, Journal of Porous Media 18 (4), 449-453, 2015.

A. Tarokh and A.A. Mohamad, Investigation of the effects of porous media at the exit of counter flow combustion using the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media, vol. 6 (3). 


AA Mohamad, H Alansary, J Orfi, Natural convection between a vertical wall exposed to solar energy and a shaded wall, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 39 (12), 9127-9136, 2014.

HZ Hassan, AA Mohamad, HA Al-Ansary, YM Alyousef, Dynamic analysis of the CTAR (constant temperature adsorption refrigeration) cycle, Energy 77, 852-858, 2014.

HC Lee, AA Mohamad, LY Jiang, JM Bergthorson, SD Salusbury, Numerical Simulation of Lean Premixed Stagnation Flames, ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, Dusseldorf, Germany, 16-20 June, 2014.

HC Lee, LY Jiang, AA Mohamad, A review on the laminar flame speed and ignition delay time of syngas mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39 (2), 1105-1121, 2014.

A.A. Mohamad, J Orfi, H Alansary, Heat losses from parabolic trough solar collectors, International Journal of Energy Research 38 (1), 20-28, 2014.


MA Al Rmah, AA Mohamad, Simulation of Multiple Confined Impinging Jets on a Heated Plate Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method, ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vol. 8A, San Diago, California, Nov. 15-21, 2013.

HZ Hassan, AA Mohamad, Thermodynamic analysis and theoretical study of a continuous operation solar-powered adsorption refrigeration system, Energy 61, 167-178, 2013.

HR Ashorynejad, AA Mohamad, M Sheikholeslami, Magnetic field effects on natural convection flow of a nanofluid in a horizontal cylindrical annulus using Lattice Boltzmann method, International Journal of Thermal Sciences 64, 240-250, 2013.

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applications of Porous Media, Editors: AA Mohamad, I Pop, RT Trîmbiţaş, TS Groşan,  Presa Universitară Clujeană, Romania, 2013.

A Tarokh, AA Mohamad, L Jiang, Simulation of conjugate heat transfer using the lattice Boltzmann method, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications 63 (3), 159-178,  2013.

A. A. Mohamad, Lattice Boltzmann Method to Simulate Micro-Scale Flows and Transports, The 4th Int. Symposium on Micro and Nano Technolgy (Keynote) 8-12 October 2013, Shanghai, China.