November 28, 2022

Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Ph.D.

Mohamed Gad-el-Hak received his B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in mechanical engineering from Ain Shams University in 1966 and his Ph.D. in fluid mechanics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1973. Gad-el-Hak has since taught and conducted research at the University of Southern California, University of Virginia, University of Notre Dame, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Université de Poitiers, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Technische Universität München, and Technische Universität Berlin. Dr. Gad-el-Hak is currently the Inez Caudill Eminent Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Gad-el-Hak is a fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, the American Physical Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 1998, Professor Gad-el-Hak was named the Fourteenth ASME Freeman Scholar. In 1999, he was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Prize—Germany’s highest research award for worldwide scientists and scholars in all disciplines. In 2002, Gad-el-Hak was named ASME Distinguished Lecturer, as well as inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.