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  • Esam Jassim, Ph.D.

  • Job Title :

    Associate Professor

  • College :

    College of Engineering

  • Department :

    Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Esam Jassim has a license of Professional Engineering from Canada and is also an expert in Natural Gas Flow through supersonic nozzle, particle mobility and deposition Mechanism, Porous Media, and Heat Transfer.

Dr Jassim currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), in Saudi Arabia. The department is home to almost 500 students where Dr Jassim serves as both an academic and an administrative leader. Dr Jassim is in charge of maintaining the high quality teaching standards set by the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) for PMU in addition to other teaching and student advising duties.

Dr Jassim has an extensive background in conducting classes and laboratories for undergraduate and graduate university students in areas of Fluid Mechanics, Multiphase Heat and Mass Transfer, Combustion, and Energy Systems. Dr. Jassim has designed and delivered engineering courses at the University of North Dakota (UND)-USA, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUN)-Canada and at PMU. Recently, Dr Jassim has been involved in developing courses and documentations required to establish Master of Mechanical Engineering programs at PMU. Furthermore, Dr Jassim has been often exposed to a multicultural environment as a student, production supervisor, professional engineer and university professor, and considers this multiculturalism a fundamental aspect of his job, and enjoys working with people of different backgrounds.

Dr Jassim has more than 20 years of experience in research and development in the field of Thermo-Fluid and Sustainable Energy Systems. His research is concerned with CFD simulation of complex engineering systems, real gas behavior in supersonic and hypersonic regions, energy efficient processes, multi-phase heat and mass transfer, natural gas flow, hydrate deposition, HVAC, and fossil fuel combustion. Dr Jassim has particular expertise in arranging and giving seminars in addition to writing papers at both local and international journals and conferences. So far, Dr Jassim has published 2 books, one chapter, and more than 30 articles in well-recognized journals and conference proceedings.

As an expert in the field of thermo-fluids and CFD, Dr Jassim has been an active reviewer for a number of international journals and research funding organizations.

  • PhD in Mechanical, Memorial University, St. John's, NL-Canada, May 2009.
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Mosul, Mosul-Iraq, December 1993.
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Mosul, Mosul-Iraq, July 1987.

I. Books and Chapters

  • Esam Jassim "Hydrate formation and deposition in Natural Gas flow line", Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8473-1930-6, 2012.
  • M. Abdi, E. Jassim, M., Haghighi, andY.S. MuzychkaApplications of CFD in Natural Gas Processing and Transportation”, in Computational Fluid Dynamics, ed. A. Lazinica, InTech Publishing, ISBN 978-953-7619-X-X, 2010.


II. Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers (Selected)


  • Esam I Jassim and Faizan Ahmad (2020), “Experimental Assessment of Nanofluids on the Performance and Heat Leak of Double Pipe Heat Exchanger”, Heat and Mass Transfer, 56(6), 1845-1858.
  • Jassim, E.I. (2019), “Geometrical Impaction of supersonic nozzle on the dehumidification performance during Gas purification process-experimental study”, Arab J Sci Eng (2019) Vol.44 (2): 1057-1067.
  • Jassim, Esam, et al., “Environmental Impact of Mixing Biofuel with Gasoline in Spark Ignition Engine”, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume:401, 2019.
  • Esam I. Jassim and Bashar I Jasem, (2019), “Contribution of Ignition Timing Variation to the Greenhouse Gas Emission and Coolant Performance in Spark Ignition”, 2019, IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci., 219(1), 012013.
  • Esam I. Jassim (2018), “Improvement of Indoor Air Distribution by Utilizing Small Fans Powered by Solar Energy”, International Journal of Computational Physics Series, 1(2), pp.1-8 doi: 10.29167.
  • E.I. Jassim. 2017. Numerical Study on Skin Friction and Shock Inception in Various Geometries of Supersonic Nozzle, Int. J. Vehicle Structures & Systems, 9(3), 136-141. doi:10.4273/ijvss.9.3.01.


III. Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers (Selected)


  • Esam I Jassim, Faizan Ahmad, Bashar I Jasem " Improvement of Plate-Type Heat Exchanger Performance by Employing Metallic Oxide Nanofluid" Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer (FFHMT’22) 

    Niagara Falls, Canada – June 08-10, 2022

  • Esam I. Jassim, Faizan Ahmad, and Bashar I Jasem, “Evaluating the Influence of Nanofluid Type and Volume Fraction on the Performance of Heat Exchanger Particle”. ASME conference, The International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2020), Portland OR, 16-19 November, 2020.

  • Esam I. Jassim, “Particle Entrainment and Deposition Scenario in Sublayer Region of Variable Area Conduit”. E3S Web of Conferences. The 4th International Conference on Power, Energy and Mechanical Engineering (ICPEME 2020), volume 162, # 03006, 2020.
  • Esam I. Jassim, Faizan Ahmad, and Bashar I Jasem, “Effect of Mixing Nano-additive With Engine Oil on The Heat Transfer Performance”, proceeding in the 12th International Petroleum Technology Conference and Exhibition, 13 - 15 January 2020, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • Esam I. Jassim, Panos Sphicas, and Bashar I Jasem, “Environmental Impact of Mixing Biofuel with Gasoline in Spark Ignition Engine”, proceeding in the 3rd international conference on Environmental, Industrial and Energy Engineering, (EI2E2019), September.19-21, 2019, Yinchuan, China.
  • Esam I. Jassim, “Consolidation of Brownian and Inertia expressions of particle deposition in multiphase flow”, International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’19), March 14-15th, 2019, Oxford City, UK.
  • Esam I. Jassim, “Contribution of Ignition Timing Variation to the Greenhouse Gas Emission and Coolant Performance in Spark Ignition”, proceeding in the 2nd international conference on Environmental, Industrial and Energy Engineering, (EI2E2018), Oct.19-21, 2018, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Esam I. Jassim, “Effect of coil geometry on the heat transfer effectiveness in spiral coil heat”, Proceedings in the ASME-International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Nov.3-9, 2017, Tampa, Florida.
  • Esam I. Jassim, “Nucleation, Deposition, and Accumulation Models of Hydrate particles”, presentation in the 17th International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Models and Simulation in Science and Engineering (MMSSE2017), Athens, Greece, April 9-11, 2017.
  • Esam I. Jassim, “Experimental Study on Dehumidification Performance of Supersonic Nozzle”, accepted for presentation in the 19th International Conference on Aerospace Dynamics and Technologies (ICADT 2017), Paris, January 23-24, 2017.

IV. Technical and Consulting Project Reports

Esam I Jassim, "A Novel technique to Capture Micro and Nano particles in Natural gas Flowline," Final Report, KACST Project MS-35-211, January 2017, KSA.

  • Multiphase and Particles Flow (Oil and Gas application)
  • Nucleation in Small and Large scale Flow (Bio-mechanical application)
  • SWBL Interaction (Supersonic and Hypersonic Application)
  • CFD Techniques in numerous Thermofluid Applications
  • Real Gas effectiveness
  • Complex Internal Flows
  • Thermal Design and Optimization of Energy Systems


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member (since 2005)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Member (since 2008)
  • American institute of Chemical Engineers, Member (since 2009)
  • Iraq Engineers Syndicate (IES), Member (since 1987)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, Graduate Member.