Dr. Ahmed Hasan, Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Ahmed Hasan



Lecturer III and Research Professor



Mechanical Engineering


Describe your research in about 200 words.

Experience in the interaction of inorganic contaminants with mineral surfaces, colloidal transport of radioactive and metal contaminants and their applications to remediation, physicochemical characterization of soil and mineral surfaces, development of geochemical codes, and radionuclide migration. Experience includes the backend of nuclear fuel cycle and integrated management of Radioactive Sources. Other research programs include performance assessment of the high-level radioactive waste repositories and disposal of Greater-than-Class C radioactive waste. Experience is related to developing an Integrated Model for Sustainable Development (IMSD). The IMSD is an innovative approach that addresses the energy-water-environment nexus. The IMSD is designed to produce a broader impact on the economic development by enabling technology integration to meet the need of remote communities, optimize the sustainability of resources for existing communities, and promote further housing and communities’ development in desert environment. Experience in the development of special filter media for removal of selective elements and radioactive colloidal particles. The newly developed filter media is used for cooling water cleanup at nuclear power plants and became an innovative solution for enabling commercial filters to remove radioactive contaminants. Constructed and equipped analytical and water quality laboratories that were specialized in characterization of chemical and radiological characteristics of various radionuclides.


What’s the most interesting thing you have learned from a student?

In terms of specific facts, that Elon Musk was creating Neuralink. In terms of more general knowledge, the perseverance, inquisitiveness, and growth of my students is something I learn from almost every day.