Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Emphasis: Heat Transfer Oklahoma State University 1987
M.Sc Thesis: An Investigation on the Utilization of Fibers in the Design of Petroleum Vessels Alexandria University
B.Sc. Senior Project: Heat Transfer in Mixing Vessels Alexandria University

Dr. Amanie Abdelmessih received her B.S. and M.S. from the College of Engineering, Alexandria University. She received her Ph.D. in 1987, from the College of Engineering, Oklahoma State University, with a thesis in the area of Heat Transfer.

Fall 2013, Dr. Abdelmessih joined the College of Engineering at California Baptist University at the Professor rank. She initiated new undergraduate and graduate courses ‘Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers’ and ‘Solar Thermal Engineering.’ Also, she teaches Heat Transfer, Capstone Design and other engineering basic courses. Prior to joining CBU, she taught in several universities, starting with Northrop University at the beginning of her career. She went on to spend 16 years at Saint Martin’s University where she founded, developed and was the director of the Thermal Engineering Laboratory.

While at Saint Martin’s, she led the efforts to start the Master of Mechanical Engineering program which was implemented fall 2012. She also developed and taught five Thermal Engineering Courses including Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning; Energy Systems; Computational Heat Transfer & Thermal Modeling; Heat Transfer in Electronics and Micro-electronic Packaging; and Heat Transfer with laboratory.
She also enjoyed teaching Thermodynamics I, II.

In addition to her teaching experience, Dr. Abdelmessih worked several years in industry. She was invited numerous summers to perform research at NASA Armstrong (Dryden) and Marshall Space Flight Research Centers, Argonne National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, receiving five certificates of recognition for her research contributions at NASA. She received the 2001 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Monks of Saint Martin’s Abbey, the 2005 Academic Engineer of the Year from Puget Sound Engineering Council, Washington State, and the 2009 Distinguished Engineering Educator from the National Society of Women Engineers, in addition to numerous other certificates and recognitions.

Dr. Abdelmessih is a Fellow of ASME, Senior Member AIChE and SWE, and Member of ASHRAE, ASEE; ASTFE, and several honor societies: the Society of Fellows, Omega Chi Epsilon, and Pi Tau Sigma. She is the founding advisor for CBU Society of Women Engineers Collegiate section. She is nationally and internationally active with ASME where she was recognized numerous times, the latest 2019, for her
services as track organizer for the K-16 Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment at the Heat Transfer Conferences, and she chaired numerous sessions during national and international conferences. She reviews numerous articles for refereed Journals and Conferences, served as associate editor to the Proceedings of the 2014 International Heat Transfer Conference, and has served as Panelist for NSF and
National Defense Science and Engineering. Dr. Abdelmessih’s areas of research are mixed convection, conduction, heat exchangers, high temperature calibrations, drying in the paper industry, refrigeration including absorption, solar thermal engineering and most areas of heat transfer. She has over 40 publications. Ten of these publications are unique in that they are co-authored with undergraduate students
and published in either refereed journals or refereed conferences.

MCE 543 Solar Thermal Engineering (Graduate fall, was even years)
MCE 545 Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers (Graduate fall, was odd years)
EGR 507 Research and Development (first offering fall 2017-last offering fall 2023)
EGR 508 Documentation and Presentation (first offering spring 2018)
MCE 599 Independent Studies in the Thermal Engineering Area

EGR 441 Heat Transfer and Laboratory (junior spring)
EGR 401 Capstone Design (senior fall).
EGR 402 Capstone Design and Presentation (senior spring)
EGR 445 Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers (Undergraduate senior elective, fall )
EGR 400 Special Topics Solar Thermal Engineering (Undergraduate senior, elective fall on demand)
EGR 241 Statics (sophomore fall and spring)
EGR 304 Leadership Cohort (junior)
EGR 302 Engineering Design and Documentation (junior)
EGR 122 Visualization Languages I: AutoCAD and Excel (freshmen)
EGR 296 Project/Research Experience (mutual agreement between faculty and select undergraduate students who excel in Heat Transfer)

Dr. Abdelmessih’s AREAS OF RESEARCH ARE:
Internal mixed convection
Heat exchangers
High temperature calibrations
Drying in the paper industry
Portable heating/cooling
Absorption refrigeration
Magnetic heating/cooling
Energy and

Professor Tenured (8/2002 – 8/2013) Saint Martin's University
Tenured Associate Professor (8/2001 – 7/2002) Saint Martin's School of Engineering
Associate Professor (8/1997 – 7/2001) Saint Martin's School of Engineering

Led the effort to create the program, program started fall 2012
Created seven graduate courses in the area of thermal sciences and engineering

Solar Thermal Engineering

Heat Transfer and laboratory
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Energy Systems
Thermodynamics I
Thermodynamics II
Materials Science
Engineering Seminar

Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers
Computational Heat Transfer & Thermal Modeling
Heat Transfer in Electronics and Micro-electronic Packaging
Solar Thermal Engineering

Thermal Engineering Laboratory

Fundamentals of Engineering courses (1998-2011 discontinued)

Senior Design I & Senior Design II
Advised Senior Design Teams
-Design and Build a Vapor Power experiment 2010-2011
-Design and Build Heat Flux Simulator for research 2006-2007 NASA grant
-Design and Build an Experiment to Investigate the Absorption Cycle 2002-2003 ASHRAE grant
-Design and Build an Instrumented Bench top Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Experiment 2000-2001 ASHRAE grant

Dr. Abdelmessih has performed summer research at :
Argonne National Laboratory,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and
NASA (Dryden Flight Research Center and Marshall Space Flight Center).
She received five certificates of recognition from NASA for her research contributions, as well as Certificate of Recognition for distinguished research achievement in thermal engineering and service as Topic Co-Organizer from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Also ASME Heat Transfer Division awarded her several certificates of appreciation for valued contribution as track organizer the last was summer 2019.


1. Abdelmessih, A., “Variable Properties via Excel: Numerical and Computational Heat Transfer Methods,” Proceedings of ASME, 2023 SHTC, Washington, DC, July 10 – 12, 2023.

2. Abdelmessih, A., “Numerical Methods for Heat Transfer Computations of Curved Surfaces using Excel Techniques,” Proceedings of IMECE-2022, Columbus, OH, October 30 – November 3, 2022.

3. Abdelmessih, A., Alvarez, Andre, Gonzalez, Joshua, Gooch, Timothy, Gutierrez, Adrian, Magana, Kristoffer, Nakamura, Jonathan and VanHaaster, Joseph A. (co-authored with 7 ME undergraduate students) “Personal Heating/Cooling System Using Peltier,” Proceedings of the ASME, INTERPACK, IPACK2020-2625, Anaheim, CA, October 2020 (became virtual due to covid-19).

4. Abdelmessih, A. and Mohammed, Siddiq S. “Uniquely Designed Solar Tube in a Natural/Forced Mini-Water Heating System.” Proceeding of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, IMECEE2018_86896, Pittsburg, PA, November 9-15, 2018.

5. Abdelmessih, A. “Inexpensive Numerical Methods for Heat Transfer Computation.” Proceedings of the 2017 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT2017-4938, Bellevue, WA, July 9-14, 2017.

6. Abdelmessih, A., Bartholomae, Paul W., Casillas, Matthew L., DeLyon, Rocky E., Flaherty, Joshua F., Goolsby, Bradley D., Langley, Moriah M., Livoni, Lindsey A., Logan, Trevor W., Perhach, Nicolas J., Replogle, Jonathan J., Swann, Daniel R. and Williams, Garrett M. (12 CBU undergraduate students) “Design of a Magnetic Cooling Device Using Gadolinium Alloy and Permanent Magnets,” Proceeding of the 2016 ASME, Summer Heat Transfer Conference, (2016) Washington DC, July 2016.

7. Abdelmessih, A. “Creation of Undergraduate Engineering Laboratory with Minimal Funding,” Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 26, 2016.

8. Abdelmessih, A. “Blinking and Temperature Gradients in Normal Functioning Human Eye,” Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-15-09542, Kyoto, Japan, August 10-15, 2014.

9. Abdelmessih, A. “Steady State Temperature Gradients in a None Blinking Human Eye Prepared for Surgery,” Proceedings of the 2013 Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 14–19, 2013.

10. Abdelmessih, A., Boley, Ryan, Davis, Christopher, de Lima, Bryson, Lobets, Dmitriy and Rogge, Benjamin (5 undergraduate students) “Design and Construction of an Instrumented Instructional Small-Scale Rankine Vapor Power Cycle by and for Undergraduate Students,” Proceedings of the 2012 ASME Heat Transfer Conference, HT2012-58190, pp. 1093-1101, Puerto Rico, July 2012.

11. Abdelmessih, A. and Gendelman, Irina. “Synchronous Distance Learning for Undergraduate Thermal Engineering Courses Trials and Improvements.” Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, pp. 25.1224.1 - 25.1224.15, San Antonio, Texas, June 10-13, 2012. Doi 10.18260/1-2—21981.

12. Abdelmessih, A., and McGuire, Erik C. (undergraduate student) “Literature Review of Single-Phase Internal Flow Heat Transfer Correlations,” Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 13–17, 2011.

13. Abdelmessih, A., Beakley, Michael A., Campbell, Steven B., McKnight, Eric W., Roberts, Michael P., and Woodward, Erin R. (5 undergraduate students), “Infrared Electric Emitters for Drying Paper,” Proceedings of the 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Volume 4, 563-571, Washington DC, August 8–13, 2010.

14. Abdelmessih, A., and Horn, Thomas J. “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of High Heat Fluxes during Transient Blackbody Calibrations.” ASME Transactions, Journal of Heat Transfer, Special Issue on Radiative Heat Transfer, Vol. 132 No 2 (2010): pp. 023304-1 to 023304-13.

15. Abdelmessih, A., Cummings, Stanely G., Jorgenson, Mary, Parker, Joel (3 undergraduate students) ‘Undergraduate Class Project: Design and Build A Helical Coil Heat Exchanger Experiment’ Proceedings of the 2009 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT2009, Volume 3, pp. 861-869, San Francisco, California, July 19–23, 2009.

16. Abdelmessih, A., Abbas, Mohammad, Al-Hashem, Abdulwahab and Munson, Jay (3 undergraduate students) “Ethylene Glycol/Water as Working Fluids for an Experimental Absorption Cycle.” Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Vol. 20 No 2 (2007): pp. 87-102, Great BritainTaylor & Francis Group, LLC,%20A%20N

17. Abdelmessih, A. and Horn, Thomas, J. “Effect of Insertion of a Heat Flux Gage into a High Temperature Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity on the Gage.” Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, IMECE2007-42255: pp. 1265-1273, Seattle, WA, November 2007.

18. Abdelmessih, A. and Horn, Thomas J. “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Transient Insertion of Heat Flux Gages in a Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity at 1100 C,” 13th International Heat Transfer Conference, Sydney, Australia, August 13-18, 2006,

19. Abdelmessih, A., de Sam Lazaro, Anthony, and Jung, Isaac H., “An Integrated Concept-to-Prototype Capstone Design Experience,” Proceedings of 2005 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, Oregon, June 12, 2005. Doi: 10.18260/1-2—14873.

20. Abdelmessih, A., Abbas, Mohammad, Al-Hashem, Abdulwahab and Munson, Jay. (3 undergraduate students) “An Experimental Unique Absorption Refrigeration Cycle.” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics, Cairo, Egypt, September 2005.

21. Abdelmessih, A., Dye, Dan, Holtcamp, Greg, Doughty, Chet, Heitzmann, Eric, Miller, Scot, Perkins, Thomas Seth, and Thabet, Jasim (7 co-authors undergraduate students), “Instrumented Air Conditioning Bench Experimental Apparatus,” Proceedings ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT2003-47275, Vol 2, pp. 451-457, Nevada, July 21-23, 2003.

22. Horn. Thomas J. and Abdelmessih, A. “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Steady State Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity at 1100 C,” Proceedings of the 34th National Heat Transfer Conference. NHTC2000-12140, Pittsburgh, PA; United States, August 20 - 22, 2000.

23. Abdelmessih, A. and Bell, Kenneth, J. “Mixed Convection and the Effect of U-Bends in the Design of Double Pipe Heat Exchangers.” Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 3 (1999): pp. 25–36. DOI: 10.1080/014576399271394.

24. Abdelmessih, A., Rabas, T., and Panchal, C., August 1997, “Reflux In-Tube Plain and Enhanced
Condensers for Pure Vapors with and without a Noncondensable Gas,” Proceeding of the 32nd National Heat Transfer Conference, AIChE Symposium Series No. 314, Vol 93, pp 227-232, Baltimore.

25. Hersey, D., Demopoulos, G., Loeffler, B., Tjutarwy, B., LaPoint, S., (4 undergraduate students), and Abdelmessih, A., August 1997, “Testing and Thermal Analysis of Multichip Modules,” HTD-Vol 343, 32nd National Heat Transfer Conference, ASME Proceedings, v. 5, pp 17-26, Baltimore.

26. Abdelmessih, A., April 1993, “The Paper Industry in Egypt,” AIChE, Proceedings One Day Technical Meeting, Southern California.

27. Abdelmessih, A., and Bell, K., 1988, "Laminar Flow Heat Transfer Downstream from Unheated U-Bends," Proceedings Second U. K. National Conference Heat Transfer, Vol. II, pp. 1087-1100,

Abdelmessih, A. N., and T. McCormack, November-December 2003 “Capstone Engineering Projects: Saint Martin's School of Engineering,” Society of Women Engineers, Pacific Northwest Newsletter, Washington State.

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1. “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of High Heat Fluxes During Transient Blackbody Calibrations,” 2008, NASA Report Number DFRC-785

2. “Transient Computational Analysis of High Temperature Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity,’ 2005, Research Report, NASA pp A1-5

3. “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Steady State Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity at 1100 C,” August, 2000, with T. Horn, NASA/TM2000-209022. (

4. “Analysis of High Temperature Cylindrical Black Body Cavity.” Research Report, NASA NGT 2-52212, PP A: 1-4. 1999,

5. “Temperature and Heat Flux Measurements in A High Temperature Black Body Cavity.” Research Report, NASA NGT 2-52212, PP A: 1-3. 1998

6. Abdelmessih, A. “Heat Flow in Variable Polarity Plasma Arc Welds.” Research Report, NASA CR.-184505, PP I:0-5. 1992.

7. Abdelmessih, A. “Heat Sink Effects in Variable Polarity Plasma Arc Welding.” Research Report, NASA CR.-184253, PP A:0-5. 1991,

Abdelmessih, A., Buehn, J., Ferguson, S., Lawrence, D., and Neilson, B., 2013, ‘Thermal Imaging of Photovoltaic Tracking Array,’ Poster displayed in session 15.3 photogallery at the 2013 Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Abdelmessih, A., spring 2023, “Heat Transfer Laboratory Manual,” 6th ed. Mechanical Engineering Department, California Baptist University, Riverside, California.

Abdelmessih, A., spring 2012, “Thermal Engineering Laboratory Manual,” 11th ed., Mechanical Engineering Department, Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, Washington.

• Associate Editor for ASME Journal for Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (July 2023 – date)
• Member of the USA Heat Transfer Delegation to the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, 2014 Kyoto, Japan.
• Associate Editor (volunteer position) for the Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference 2014.
• Member of the USA Heat Transfer Delegation to the 13th International Heat Transfer Conference, 2006 Sidney, Australia.

• National Director (January 2006 – December 2008)
• National Director (January 2001 – December 2003)
• National programming chair, for process intensification (area g7, 2003-2012)


K-16: Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment National Committee member (June 2001 – date)
• K10: Heat Transfer Equipment National Committee member (2018 – date). .
• K-6: Heat Transfer in Energy Systems National Committee member (2019 – date)

• Nominating Committee (2020-2023, 2023-2026): Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy Medal Committee.

• 2022 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference & Exposition, Heat Transfer & Thermal Engineering Division Technical Co-Chair. November 2022, overseeing 23 K Committees, 50 Topics,.

• Track Co-Organizer (K-16: Track 1) at the 2022 INTERPACK Conference, October 25-27, 2022, Garden Grove, CA

Track Co-Organizer (K-16: Track 1) at the 2021 INTERPACK Conference, October 26-28, 2021

Track Co-Organizer (K-16: Track 1) at the 2020 INTERPACK Conference, October 27-29, 2020,

Topic Organizer (K-16, Topic 11-49) at the 2020 IMECEE, Portland, OR (Changed to virtual due to covid-19).

Track Organizer (K-16) at the 2019 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Bellevue, WA,

Track 10 Organizer (K-16) for the 2017 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Bellevue, WA

Track 11 Organizer (K-16) for the 2016 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Washington DC•

Track 10 co-organizer (K-16) for the 2013 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN

Track 9 leader (K-16) for the 2012 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Puerto Rico

o Eight successful sessions.

Topic co-organizer of Heat and Mass Transfer at the 8th ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, March 2011.
o chaired two session on Convection (1.1.1 and 1.1.7)

Track 10 leader (K-16) for the 2008 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Jacksonville, FL

Track10 leader (K-16) for the 2003 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Las Vegas

Organized & Chaired:
o ‘Enhanced Convection,’ for the 2011 ASME/JSME 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
o Micro/Nano-Scale Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment, 2009 Heat Transfer Conference in San Francisco.
o “Low Temperature (Refrigeration) Cooling Technologies” Session 5-12, 2005 InterPack Conference, San Francisco; and 2007 InterPack Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
o Chaired sessions at the 2005, 4th International Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, & Thermodynamics Conference.
o “Heat Transfer in Process Intensification” topical and chaired “Alternate Energy” session for the 2004 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Charlotte.
o Topic organizer ‘Fundamentals of Heat & Mass Transfer,’ and session chair .

• Vice chair, South Puget Sound Section, Washington (1999 – 2000, and 2000-2001)

• Old Guard Oral Presentations Judge, ASME Student Regional Conferences (2005 & 2008)

• Chair, University and Student Relations: 1992, 1993, Los Angeles Section, California.
• 1993 One Day Technical Meeting: Session Chair, Los Angeles, California.

• One of the main organizers for the 2013 SWE JCON, the conference was held at Saint Martin’s University. I suggested the location of the conference in my university. (115 registrations).
• Founding member of the South Sound Professional SWE section
• Founding Advisor of CBU SWE Collegiate section, and advisor since 2015- December 2020
• Advisor to the SWE Collegiate section at Saint Martin’s University (1998-2013)
o Encouraged and accompanied students to 3 National SWE conferences
o Encouraged and accompanied students to several regional SWE conferences
• Advisor to the SWE student section at Northrop University (1990-91)

• Vice president, Seattle Chapter (1996 1997)
• Mathcounts (intermittently 1988 - 94)

• 2016 ASEE Conference Session Moderator, ‘M438 · Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design,’ New Orleans, Louisiana.
• 2012 ASEE Conference Session Moderator, ‘W 251: Trends in Mechanical Engineering: Trends and Tools,’ San Antonio, Texas.
• 2005 ASEE Conference Session Chair, ‘2425 Capstone Design,’ Portland, Oregon

Member 2009 to date


Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART) Panelist.
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) Panelist
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships Panelist
National Science Foundation Panelist

Traveled or lived in counties in 6 continents.

"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want." Psalms 23:1

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7
(Applies to students, they should not be scared to ask questions, or try.)