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Yassin A. Hassan

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For his technical contributions that have advanced nuclear science and engineering, and for his service in developing the discipline internationally.

Royce E. Wisenbaker ‘39 II Chair in Engineering

Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University

  • BS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1968
  • MS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1975
  • PhD, Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1980

Yassin A. Hassan is a professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He has been a major advisor to 49 PhD students, 107 master’s students, 22 postdoctoral and international scholars, and 32 Student Exchange and Internship students. His research is centered on computational and experimental thermal hydraulics, reactor safety, laser-based flow visualization and diagnostic imaging techniques, system modeling, multiphase flow, transient and accident analyses, and advanced nuclear reactors. He currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification.

Prior to joining Texas A&M University in September of 1986, he worked for Babcock & Wilcox Company in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he conducted several thermal hydraulic analyses and undertook the development of several computational techniques. He has authored more than 530 refereed publications in technical journals and conference proceedings and more than 390 summaries in American Nuclear Society transactions. Additionally, he has delivered more than 150 plenary and invited presentations. In 2007, He was sworn in as a part-time technical judge to the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Yassin has been awarded the Glenn Murphy award of the American Association for Engineering Education (2001), the Arthur Holly Compton Award of the American Nuclear Society and George Westinghouse Gold Medal award (2003), the Thermal Hydraulics Technical Achievement award (2004), the American Nuclear Society Seaborg Medal (2008), the James N. Landis Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2017), and the Distinguished Achievement Award in Research from the Association of Former Students and Texas A&M University, the highest university award in research. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Current as of 2020.