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  • Phone:

    +966-13-849-9359

  • Email:

    melhassan@pmu.edu.sa

  • Office No:

    S-034

  • Mouhammad El Hassan, Ph.D.

  • Job Title :

    Associate Professor

  • College :

    College of Engineering


  • Department :

    Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Mouhammad El Hassan is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Beirut Arab University, senior researcher at the University of Alberta, Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary and lead researcher at MRTS, Canada. He received his Ph.D. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Valenciennes, France, in 2008 and 2004, his M.S. in Biomechanics from Paris VII University in 2004 and his MBA from the University of Valenciennes in 2007.

Dr. El Hassan's current fields of research include experimental and numerical investigation of turbulent flows (Jets, cavity flows, etc.), active and passive flow controls, optimization of supersonic ejectors (heat pumps and distillation plants), and cardio-vascular flows.

Dr. El Hassan has published numerous scientific journal papers and international conference papers (40 papers in total). He independently developed grant proposals for a variety of funding sources, including government and private sectors. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA, Canada) and the National Technology Research Center, Aeronautics and Space division (France). Dr. El Hassan is also a reviewer of many top-ranked international Fluid Mechanics journals, such as Physics of Fluids.


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics University of Valenciennes, France (2008)
  • Master in Management and Business Administration (MBA) Institute of Administration and Management of Valenciennes, France (2007)
  • Master in Biomechanics, Cardio-Vascular Flows University of Paris VII, France (2004)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics University of Valenciennes, France (2004)


Published journal papers

  1. Mouhammad EI Hassan, Hassan H. Assoum, Nikolay Bukharin, Kamel Abed-Meraim, Anas Sakout, "Investigation of Thermo-Physical Fluid Properties Effect on Binary Fluid Ejector Performance", The 6th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2019), September 20-23, 2019 | Okinawa, Japan.
  2. El Hassan M. and Keirsbulck L. “Passive control of deep cavity shear layer flow at subsonic speedCan. Journal Physics/Rev. can. phys., https://doi.org/10.1139/cjp-2016-0822 (2017).
  3. El Hassan M., Bourgeois J. and Martinuzzi R. “Boundary layer effect on the vortex shedding of wall-mounted rectangular cylinder” Experiments in Fluids, 56:33; doi:10.1007/s00348-014-1882-6 (2015).
  4. Assoum H.H., El Hassan M., Abed-Meraim K. and Sakout A. “The vortex dynamics and the self-sustained tones in a plane jet impinging on a slotted plate” European journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids, 48, 231-235 (2014).
  5. El Hassan M., Assoum H.H., Martinuzzi R., Sobolik V. and Sakout A. “Experimental investigation of the Wall Shear Stress in a circular orifice imping jet” Physics of Fluids, 25(7), 077101-10 (2013).
  6. Assoum H.H., El Hassan M., Abed-Meraim K., Martinuzzi R. and Sakout A. “Experimental analysis of the aero-acoustic coupling in a plane impinging jet on a slotted plate” Fluid Dynamics Research, 45, 045503 (2013).
  7. Miron P., Vetel J., Garon A., Michel Delfour and El Hassan M. “Anisotropic Mesh Adaptation on Lagrangian Coherent Structures” Journal of computational physics, 231(19), 6419-6437, (2012).
  8. El Hassan M., Assoum H.H., Sobolik V., Vetel J., Abed-Meraim K., Garon A. and Sakout A. “Experimental investigation of the Wall shear stress and the vortex dynamics in a circular impinging jet” Experiments in Fluids, 52(6), 1475-1489, (2012).
  9. Meslem A., Dia A., Beghein C., Ammar A., Nastase I. and El Hassan M. “Numerical simulation of free cross-shaped jet” Meckanika, 18(4), (2012).
  10. El Hassan M., Meslem A. and Abed-Meraim K. “Experimental investigation of the flow in the near-field of a cross-shaped orifice jet” Physics of Fluids, 23(4), 045101, (2011).
  11. Ilinca Nastase, Amina Meslem and El Hassan M. “Image processing analysis of vortex dynamics of lobed jets from three-dimensional diffusers” Fluid dynamics research, 43, 065502, (2011).
  12. Meslem A., Dia A., Beghein C., El Hassan M., Nastase I. and Vialle P-J “A comparison of three turbulence models for the prediction of parallel lobed jets in perforated panel optimization” Building and Environment, 46(11), 2203-2219, (2011).
  13. El Hassan M. and Meslem A. “Time-resolved stereoscopic PIV investigation of the entrainment in the near field of circular and daisy-shaped orifice jets” Physics of Fluids, 22(3), 035107 (26 pages), (2010).
  14. Meslem A, El Hassan M. and Nastase I. “Analysis of jet entrainment mechanism in the transitional regime by time-resolved PIV” Journal of Visualization, 14(1), 41-52, (2010).
  15. El Hassan M., Keirsbulck L. and Labraga L. “Non oscillating/oscillating shear layer over a deep cavity at low-subsonic speeds” Flow, turbulence and combustion, 82(3), 359-374, (2009).
  16. El Hassan M., Keirsbulck L. and Labraga L. “Aero-acoustic coupling inside large deep cavities at low-subsonic speeds” Journal of Fluid Engineering, 131(1), 011204, (2009).
  17. Keirsbulck L., El Hassan M., Lippert M. and Labraga L. “Control of cavity tones using a spanwise cylinder” Can. Journal Physics/Rev. can. phys., 86(12), 1355-1365, (2008).
  18. El Hassan M., Labraga L. and Keirsbulck L. “Turbulent boundary layer over a deep cavity: friction coefficient and streamwise velocity components” Can. Journal Physics/Rev. can. phys., 85(12), 1447-1457, (2007).

International conference papers

  1. Mouhammad El Hassan, Nikolay Bukharin, "Numerical investigation of the flow dynamics inside single fluid and binary fluid ejectors"
  2. El Hassan M., Hunt A. and Nobes D. “Experimental Investigation of the Vortex Dynamics in Circular Jet Impinging on Rotating Disk”. 5th International Conference on Experimental Fluid Mechanics – ICEFM July 2-4, 2018 Munich, Germany.
  3. El Hassan M., Hunt A., Nobes D. “Experimental Investigation of the Flow Dynamics and Heat Transfer in Reciprocating Stirling Engine Flows” Future Energy Systems Symposium. March 14, 2018 Edmonton, Canada.
  4. Yusuf Y., Ansari S., Bayans M., Sabbagh R., El Hassan M. and Nobes D. “Study of Flow Convergence in Rectangular Slots using Particle Shadowgraph Velocimetry” 5th International Conference on Experimental Fluid Mechanics – ICEFM July 2-4, 2018 Munich, Germany.
  5. Assoum H.H., El Hassan M., Hamdi J., Ali M., Abed-Meraïm K. and Sakout A. “Dynamics of a plane impinging jet in the presence of self-sustaining sound: Correlation between the acoustic field and the transverse velocity” International Conference On Materials & Energy-ICOME 2016
  6. Assoum H.H., El Hassan M., Hamdi J., Hammoud A., Abed-Meraïm K. and Sakout A. “The turbulent kinetic energy and the acoustic field in a rectangular jet impinging a slotted plate” International Conference On Materials & Energy-ICOME 2016.
  7. El Hassan M., Gubanov A., May W. and Martinuzzi R. “Numerical investigation of the flow dynamics of a supersonic fluid ejector” International Conference on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, August 11-12, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic.
  8. El Hassan M. and Martinuzzi R. “Experimental study of the interaction between the horseshoe system and the vortex shedding of a wall-mounted rectangular cylinder” 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 24 - 26, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.
  9. Hosseini Z., El Hassan M. and Martinuzzi R. “Shedding characteristics along the span in the wake of a low-aspect-ratio  pyramid” 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 24 - 26, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.
  10. Chen Z., El Hassan M., Hosseini Z. and Martinuzzi R. “Numerical investigation of the flow prediction around a wall-mounted rectangular cylinder” AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, June 24-27 2013, San Diego, USA.
  11. Assoum, H.H., Sakout, A., Abed-Meraïm, K., Alia, A., El Hassan M., Vetel, J. “Experimental investigation of the vibration of a slotted and a non-slotted plates and the acoustic field in a plane impinging jet” Proceedings - European Conference on Noise Control, 2012, pp. 801-806.
  12. Assoum, H.H., Sakout, A., El Hassan M., Vetel, J., Alia, A., Abed-Meraïm, K. “Experimental investigation of the vibration of a slotted plate and the acoustic field in a plane impinging jet” Acoustics 2012, France, hal-00810574.
  13. El Hassan M., Assoum H.H., Sobolik V., Vetel J., Abed-Meraim K., Garon A. and Sakout A. “Wall shear stress and vortex dynamics in a circular impinging jet” Experimental Fluid Mechanics Conference 2011, November 22-25 2011, Liberec, Czech Republic.
  14. Meslem A., Dia A., Beghin C., El Hassan M., Nastase I. and Vialle P.J. “Twin Cross-shaped Jets Numerical Simulation For Innovative Air Diffuser” 12th international conference on Air Distribution in rooms June 19-22 2011, Trondheim, Norway.
  15. Nastase I., Meslem A., El Hassan M. and Melikov A. “Hemisphere lobed nozzle jet analysis for mixing and personalized ventilation” 12th international conference on Air Distribution in rooms June 19-22 2011, Trondheim, Norway.
  16. El Hassan M. and Meslem A. “Streamwise vorticity and entrainment in circular and daisy-shaped orifice jets” 7th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT), 19-20 July 2010, Antalya, Turkey.
  17. Meslem A., Eswari N., El Hassan M., Ramechecandane S and Nastase I. “Numerical simulation of a turbulent jet flow issued from a daisy-shaped orifice” HEFAT, 19-20 July 2010, Antalya, Turkey.
  18. El Hassan M., Keirsbulck L., Labraga L. and Meslem A. “Contrôle passif de l'écoulement turbulent affleurant une cavité profonde” 9ème Congrès de Mécanique, 21-24 April, Marrakech, Morocco.
  19. Meslem A, El Hassan M. et Nastase I. “Dynamique tourbillonnaire et entrainement dans la région initiale d'un jet rond et d'un jet marguerite à bas nombre de Reynolds” 19ème Congrès Français de Mécanique, 24-28 Août, Marseille, France.
  20. El Hassan M., Labraga L., Keirsbulck L. and Lippert M. “Control of deep cavity tones using a spanwise cylinder at subsonic speeds” 6th HEFAT International Conference, 30June-2July 2008, Pretoria, South-Africa.
  21. Lalot S., El Hassan M., Keirsbulck L., Lippert M. and Labraga L. “Neural models of a deep cavity” The 19th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena, 17-21 August 2007, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  22. El Hassan M., Labraga L. and Keirsbulck L. “Aero-acoustic oscillations inside large deep cavities” 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 421-428; 3-7 December 2007, Brisbane, Australia.
  23. El Hassan M., Labraga L. and Keirsbulck L. “Écoulement turbulent affleurant une cavité profonde” 18ème Congrès Français de mécanique, 27-31 Août 2007, Grenoble, France.


Dr. El Hassan's current fields of research include:

  • Experimental and numerical investigation of turbulent flows (Jets, cavity flows, etc.),
  • Active and passive flow controls,
  • Optimization of supersonic ejectors (heat pumps and distillation plants),
  • Cardio-vascular flows.   


  • Professional Engineer of Alberta: Order of Engineers of Alberta (APEGA, Canada).
  • Member of the Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Research Center of Technology (France).
  • Member of the Agency for Environmental and Energy Management (France).