Mohamed S. El-Genk, PhD
University of New Mexico (USA)

Before joining UNM, he spent 13 years in energy and nuclear industry and was named Regents' Professor at UNM in 1996. In 2001, he was the recipient of the UNM 46th Annual Research Lecturer; one of the highest honors bestowed on a Faculty Member at UNM. He also received the UNM Presidential Lectureship Award, the Graduate Students' Outstanding Teacher Award, the School of Engineering's Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards, and the Student's Faculty Recognition Award. El-Genk is a prolific author with more than 359 refereed articles, 255 complete conference Proceedings articles, six book chapters, 85 technical reports, and 57 transactions articles to his credit. He holds six patents, and has published a book, "Critical Review of Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion 1984-1993" and 55 book-volumes. At UNM, he directed 30 Master Theses and 32 PhD Dissertations in Chemical, Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering.

He is the recipient of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Thermal-hydraulics Technical Achievement Award, the ANS Distinguished Faculty Member Honor, the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion Division Award, Certificates for Distinguished Leadership and Services by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautic (AIAA) and ANS, and the AIChE Donald Q. Kern Award, a nationally and internationally prestigious recognition for the practical applications of process heat and mass transfer.

El-Genk is a Fellow of ANS, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), AIChE and the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He received a USA- Department of Energy (DOE) Certificate of Appreciation for the Outstanding Contributions to Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion and served on NASA's Space Exploration of the Solar System Technology Assessment Group and the Advanced Radioisotope Power System (ARPS) Team Technology Assessment and Recommended Roadmap for Potential NASA Code S Missions Beyond 2011. He also serves as a merit reviewer for numerous technical journals, the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program and the DOE Nuclear Energy University Program.

El-Genk is Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Thermal Sciences and Engineering and Editor of the International Journal of Process Systems Engineering-Energy Systems Processes. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer; Editorial Boards of the Journal of Frontiers in Heat Pipes, International Journal of Process Systems Engineering, and Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Power Generation Technology; and a USA Representative on the Assembly of the International Heat Transfer Conference.

El-Genk is a life member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, on the scientific and advisory committees of numerous international conferences, as the Regional Editor for the Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, and the Co-Chair of the Regional Scientific Committee for USA, Mexico and Central America for that conference.

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