Full Professor and Acting Chair, Petroleum Engineering
United Arab Emirates
Dr Sassi is full professor of mechanical and materials engineering with over 25 years of multi-disciplinary progressive experience in Academia and Industry with very good expertise in academic program development, management, and assessment. In research he is an internationally known expert in thermo-fluids, combustion, air pollution control, carbon capture and sequestration, optical and spectroscopic diagnostics and analysis methods, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with chemical kinetics simulation, and technology development for clean energy and environmental protection applications in general. Lately he has been very much involved and funded for Digital Rock Physics (DRP) and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). He has a worldwide experience in USA, Europe, and Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.
Dr Sassi received his BSc in mechanical engineering from The University of Rochester, New York, and both his MSc and PhD from The University of California at Berkeley in Mechanical engineering with specialization in combustion and thermal sciences. Then during his work in France, he received a "Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches" in 1993 from Universite d’Orleans, France.
Aside from his teaching and research activity, Dr Sassi served as Department Head, Dean of Academic Programs both in Tunisia, in addition to Accreditation Lead, Doctoral Program Coordinator, and Interim-Dean of Faculty at Masdar Institute