Ahmed Elgafy

Ahmed Elgafy , PhD

Professor - Educator

Professional Summary

Dr. Elgafy is The University of Cincinnati Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Professor-Educator at The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, at The College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Research and Practice Interests

Are focused on the areas of nanotechnology and thermal fluid Sciences to develop nanocomposites and advanced materials for thermal management and energy conversion/storage systems for terrestrial and space applications. Additionally, educational researches that aim to establish and assess engineering curricula are conducted.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Elgafy A. (02-28-2014. ) Solar energy storage: An approach for terrestrial and space applications.Nanotechnology: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, , 3-3 ,1550-1578 More Information

Elgafy A.;Mishra S. (01-01-2014. ) A heat transfer model for incorporating carbon foam fabrics in firefighter's garment.Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung, , 50 (4 ) ,545-557 More Information

Elgafy A. (12-01-2012. ) Solar energy storage: An approach for terrestrial and space applications.Handbook of Research on Solar Energy Systems and Technologies, , 19-47 More Information

Lafdi K.;Mesalhy O.;Elgafy A. (06-01-2008. ) Merits of employing foam encapsulated phase change materials for pulsed power electronics cooling ap.Journal of Electronic Packaging, Transactions of the ASME, , 130 (2 ) ,0210041-0210048 More Information

Lafdi K.;Mesalhy O.;Elgafy A. (01-01-2008. ) Graphite foams infiltrated with phase change materials as alternative materials for space and terres.Carbon, , 46 (1 ) ,159-168 More Information

Elgafy A.;Lafdi K. (06-01-2007. ) Engineering solution in monitoring nanoparticle-fluid flow during nanocomposites processing.Journal of Nanoparticle Research, , 9 (3 ) ,441-454 More Information

Elgafy A.;Lafdi K. (09-01-2006. ) Carbon nanofluids flow behavior in novel composites.Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, , 2 (5 ) ,425-433 More Information

Elgafy A.;Lafdi K. (08-01-2006. ) Carbon nanoparticle-filled polymer flow in the fabrication of novel fiber composites.Carbon, , 44 (9 ) ,1682-1689 More Information

Mesalhy O.;Lafdi K.;Elgafy A. (08-01-2006. ) Carbon foam matrices saturated with PCM for thermal protection purposes.Carbon, , 44 (10 ) ,2080-2088 More Information

Elgafy A.;Lafdi K. (12-01-2005. ) Effect of carbon nanofiber additives on thermal behavior of phase change materials.Carbon, , 43 (15 ) ,3067-3074 More Information

Rosebrock G.;Elgafy A.;Beechem T.;Lafdi K. (12-01-2005. ) Study of the growth and motion of graphitic foam bubbles.Carbon, , 43 (15 ) ,3075-3087 More Information

Mesalhy O.;Lafdi K.;Elgafy A.;Bowman K. (04-01-2005. ) Numerical study for enhancing the thermal conductivity of phase change material (PCM) storage using .Energy Conversion and Management, , 46 (6 ) ,847-867 More Information

Beechem T.;Lafdi K.;Elgafy A. (03-04-2005. ) Bubble growth mechanism in carbon foams.Carbon, , 43 (5 ) ,1055-1064 More Information

Elgafy A.;Mesalhy O.;Lafdi K. (10-01-2004. ) Numerical and experimental investigations of melting and solidification processes of high melting po.Journal of Heat Transfer, , 126 (5 ) ,869-875 More Information

ElGafy A.;Lafdi K. (12-01-2003. ) An Experimental Investigation for Studying the Effect of Heating Element Shape During Pool Boiling .Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, , 2003 ,567-572

ElGafy A.Z.;Lafdi K. (12-01-2003. ) Bubble dynamics around a vertical heating element during nucleate pool boiling .Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, , 2003 ,597-604

ElGafy A.;Lafdi K. (12-01-2003. ) Transient Pool Boiling under Self Pressurized Systems .Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, , 2003 ,561-566

Lafdi K.;Teo K.M.;ElGafy A. (12-01-2003. ) Thermal Diffusivity Micro-measurement Using Photo-Thermal Technique .Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, , 2003 ,807-813

ElGafy A.;Lafdi K.;Mesalhy O.;Bowman K. (12-01-2003. ) Mathematical model to describe thermal behavior of phase change materials contained in a cylindrical .Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, , 2003 ,815-821

Ameya Godambe, and Ahmed Elgafy (03-17-2017. ) Internal Combustion Engines: Carbon Fiber Piston Assessment .Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, , Second Edition ,11 Pages More Information

Ahmed Elgafy, and Khalid Lafdi (04-01-2010. ) Nanoparticles and fiber walls interactions during nanocomposites fabrication.Journal of Scientific Conference Proceedings, , 2 ,15-23 More Information

Nicholas Roedl , and Ahmed Elgafy (2015. ) Propane: Internal Combustion Engines.Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, , Second Edition ,14 Pages More Information

Ahmed Elgafy , and Muthar Al-Ubaidi (2016. ) Renewable energy resources: Educational and research challenges/solutions .The XIV International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education, 2nd INTERTECH: Salvador, Brazil, ,

Patrick Mihalik, Matthew George, and Ahmed Elgafy (2015. ) Nanomaterials: Solar Energy Storage System–Based", Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology.Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, , Second Edition ,11 Pages More Information

Ahmed Elgafy (2014. ) Education: Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Engineering Program.Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, , Second Edition , More Information

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Ahmed Elgafy (03-17-2018. ) Recent Teaching Methods .Future University in Egypt, Cairo-Egypt .

Ahmed Elgafy (03-18-2018. ) Recent Trends in Materials Research .Future University in Egypt, Cairo-Egypt.

Ahmed Elgafy (05-20-2017. ) Pioneering Renewable Energy Technologies to Non-Engineering and Engineering Students .The 2017 Ohio Project Kaleidoscope, University of Findlay, Findlay Ohio.

Ahmed Elgafy (05-21-2016. ) Assessment of Critical Thinking in Computational Methods Curricula .Ohio Project Kaleidoscope: Evidence-Based Practices in Undergraduate STEM Education, Capital University, Bexley, Ohio.

Ahmed Elgafy (2015. ) American Teaching Model .Chongqing University, China.

Ahmed Elgafy, and Hazem Elzarka (11-16-2013. ) Development of a Smart Solar Energy Storage System Matching Building Loads .Renewable Energy Research Workshop, CEAS, UC, Kingsgate Conference Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ahmed Elgafy, Sarthak Mishra, and Urmila Ghia (10-04-2012. ) Merits of Employing Carbon Foam Fabrics in Firefighter's Helmet Shell .Pilot Research Project (PRP) Symposium of The University of Cincinnati NIOSH Education and Research Center. Medical Sciences Building, College of Medicine.

Ahmed Elgafy (10-13-2011. ) Firefighter garment based carbon foam fabric .Pilot Research Project (PRP) Symposium Of The University of Cincinnati NIOSH Education and Research Center, Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Laboratory.

Ahmed Elgafy (06-04-2010. ) Merits of employing nanocomposites and advanced materials for thermal energy storage systems .Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar, CEAS, University of Cincinnati.

Ahmed Elgafy (2010. ) Nanotechnology: A multidisciplinary approach to undergraduate engineering and technology education .Proceedings of INTERTECH'2010, Ilhéus, Brazil.

Ahmed Elgafy (2010. ) Introducing renewable energy technologies to undergraduate engineering and technology education .Proceedings of INTERTECH'2010, Ilhéus, Brazil.

Ahmed Elgafy (2009. ) Role of Nanotechnology in Solar Energy .Second Energy Conference, Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA..

Ahmed Elgafy (2008. ) Energy Environment Economy: Motivation for Renewable Energy Systems .First Energy Conference, Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Ahmed Elgafy (2008. ) Fabrication of nanocomposites and advanced materials for thermal management systems and health monitoring structures .Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Honors and Awards

2022 The University of Cincinanti Distinguished Teaching Professor

2021 Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award

2020 Robert E. Hundley Award for Excellence in Teaching

2020 Master Educator

2020 The 2020 Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program Breakfast of Champions

2019 Robert E. Hundley Award for Excellence in Teaching

2019 The Most Excellent Order of ABET for outstanding and meritorious service to the accreditation efforts of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati

2017 Robert E. Hundley Award for Excellence in Teaching

2017 Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award for Young Faculty

2019 Department of Energy, (DOE) Certificate of Appreciation for providing subject matter expertise on The 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) review

2017 University of Cincinnati Honors Program Award

2015 University of Cincinnati Honors Program Award

2014 The Dean’s Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching

2014 The Dean’s Merit Award for Outstanding in Service

2013 The Professor of the Year

2013 The Professor of Spring Semester