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Amanie Abdelmessih, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Fellow ASME

Office Phone: 951-552-8781
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 342
Office Hours: Posted outside the door for office TEGR 342, and on Blackboard

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
  • Courses Taught

    MCE 543 Solar Thermal Engineering (Graduate fall, even years)
    MCE 545 Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers (Graduate fall, odd years)
    EGR 507 Research and Development (first offering fall 2017)
    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 odd years)
    EGR 400 Special Topics Solar Thermal Engineering
    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 studied heat transfer)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    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 solar

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    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

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    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.


    Abdelmessih, A. N., 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, pp, October 2020).

    Abdelmessih, A., and Mohammed, S., 2018, “Uniquely Designed Solar Tube in a Natural/Forced Mini-Water Heating System,” publication in the proceedings of ASME, IMECE, Pittsburgh, PA, November 9-15, 2018.

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

    Abdelmessih, A., Bartholomae, P., Casillas, M., DeLyon, R., Flaherty, J., Goolsby, B., Langley, M., Livoni, L., Logan, T., Perhach, N., Replogle, J., Swann, D., and Williams, G., (12 CBU students) “Design of a Magnetic Cooling Device Using Gadolinium Alloy and Permanent Magnets,” article published in the Proceeding of the 2016 ASME, Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Washington DC, July 2016.

    Abdelmessih, A., “Creation of Undergraduate Engineering Laboratory with Minimal Funding,” article published in the proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference, June 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

    Abdelmessih, A, 2013, “Steady State Temperature Gradients in a None Blinking Human Eye Prepared for Surgery,” published in the proceedings of the 2013 Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN

    Abdelmessih, A, Boley, R., Davis, C., de Lima, B, Lobets, D., and Rogge, B., 2012, “Design and Construction of an Instrumented Instructional Small Scale Rankine Vapor Power Cycle by and for Undergraduate Students,” published in the proceedings of the 2012 Heat Transfer Conference, Puerto Rico.

    Abdelmessih, A, and Gendelman, I, 2012,‘Synchronous Distance Learning For Undergraduate Thermal Engineering Courses Trials and Improvements’ published in the proceedings of the ASEE Conference 2012, San Antonio, TX.

    Abdelmessih, A., and McGuire, E. (undergraduate student), 2011, “Literature Review of Single Phase Internal Flow Heat Transfer Correlations,” published in the proceedings of the ASME/JSME 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Abdelmessih, A. N, Beakley, M., Campbell, S., McKnight, E., Roberts, M., and Woodward, E. (undergraduate students), 2010, “Infrared Electric Emitters for Drying Paper,” proceedings of the 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Washington DC.

    Abdelmessih, A. N., and Horn, T., 2010, “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 (2) pp. 023304-1 to 023304-13.

    Abdelmessih, A, Cummings, S., Jorgenson, M., Parker, J., (undergraduate students), July 2009, ‘Undergraduate Class Project: Design and Build A Helical Coil Heat Exchanger Experiment’ proceedings of the 2009 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, San Francisco, California

    Abdelmessih, A. N., Abbas, M., Al-Hashem, A., and Munson, J, (undergraduate students) 2007, “Ethylene Glycol/water as working fluids for an experimental absorption cycle,” Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, 20:87-102, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

    Abdelmessih, A. N., and Horn, T., 2007, “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, Seattle, WA

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

    Abdelmessih, A., de Sam Lazaro, A., and Jung, I., July 2005 “An Integrated Concept-to-Prototype Capstone Design Experience,” ASEE conference proceedings, Portland

    Abdelmessih, A., with M. Abbas, A. Al-Hashem, and J. Munson (undergraduate students), September 2005, “An Experimental Unique Absorption Refrigeration Cycle,” 4th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics, Cairo, Egypt.

    Abdelmessih, Dye, Doughty, Heitzmann, Holtcamp, Miller, and Perkins (7 co-authors undergraduate students), July 2003, “Instrumented Air Conditioning Bench Experimental Apparatus,” Proceedings Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Nevada

    Horn. T., and Abdelmessih, A., August 2000, “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Steady State Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity at 1100 C,” Proceedings of the 34th National Heat Transfer Conference, Pittsburgh.

    Abdelmessih, A. and Bell, K., 1999 “Mixed Convection and the Effect of U-Bends in the Design of Double Pipe Heat Exchangers,” Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 25–36.

    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.

    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.

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

    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,

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

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

    “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Steady State Cylindrical Blackbody Cavity at 1100 C,” August, 2000, with T. Horn, NASA/Technical Memorandum, 2000-08-01. (

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

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

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

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

    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.

    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 2021, “Heat Transfer Laboratory Manual,” 4th 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.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    • 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): 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

  • Personal Philosophy

    "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.)