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Headshot of Dr. Yassin Hassan with a fading maroon background showing a front and back view of the Fluids Engineering Award medal.
Dr. Yassin Hassan was honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the 2022 Fluids Engineering Award for his outstanding contributions to the fluid engineering field and the engineering profession. | Image: Texas A&M Engineering

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) honored Dr. Yassin Hassan with the 2022 Fluids Engineering Award at the Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (FEDSM) in Toronto for his outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and the field of fluids engineering.

Hassan is a University Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor and L.F. Peterson ’36 Chair II Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the J. Mike Walker ‘66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is also director of the Center for Advanced Small Modular and Microreactors and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

ASME presented the award to Hassan on Aug. 4 during the FEDSM’s awards dinner at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre in Toronto, Canada. He was also a plenary speaker for the meeting, presenting “High Resolution Experiments for Modeling and Simulation: from Nuclear Applications to COVID-19.”

“This award is a testament to Dr. Hassan’s vital work in the field of fluids engineering,” said Dr. Michael Nastasi, head of the nuclear engineering department. “We are proud the ASME has chosen him for this distinguished recognition.”

“This is a well-deserved honor recognizing Dr. Hassan’s valuable contributions to the fluids engineering field,” said Dr. Guillermo Aguilar, head of the mechanical engineering department. “His work continues to make positive impacts within the engineering community.”

The Fluids Engineering Award was established by the Fluids Engineering Division in 1968 and operated as a division award until 1978, when it was elevated to a society award. It provides the recipient with $1,000 and a bronze medal.

Hassan earned his bachelor’s degree from Alexandria University in Egypt in 1968. He earned his master’s degree and doctoral degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois in 1975 and 1980, respectively.

His research is focused on computational and experimental thermal hydraulics, reactor safety, fluid mechanics, two-phase flow, turbulence and laser velocimetry, and imaging techniques.