Tarek Abdel-Salam, professor of engineering, recently was named the College of Technology and Computer Science’s new associate dean for research and graduate studies.
Abdel-Salam received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Cairo University in Egypt and his master’s degree and PhD in mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University.
Abdel-Salam’s research is focused in two areas. His technical research examines computational fluid dynamics methods related to combustion processes, energy efficiency and renewable energy evaluation. His work in engineering education includes published works in areas related to recruitment, the STEM fields and distance education. His body of scholarly work includes 21 journal articles, a book, five book chapters, 52 refereed conference proceedings and six technical reports. In funded research, he has generated a consistent record of involvement and leadership through 18 funded projects.
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