Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, August 1985 – Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Dissertation: “Measurements of the Flow and Thermal Characteristics of Turbulent Jets in Cross Flow.”

  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, August 1978 – Alexandria University, Thesis: “Study and Analysis of Defrosting in Refrigerating Machines: An Investigation into the Factors Affecting the Frost Accumulation and the Defrosting Process in Refrigerating Evaporators.”

  • B.Sc. (Distinction with Honors), Mechanical Engineering, June 1975 – Alexandria University

Professional Experience

  • Professor (Tenured), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A., August 8, 2001-present
  • Founding Director, Wayne K. and Lyla L. Masur HVAC Laboratory, University of Florida, February 22, 1995-present; Director, Air Conditioning Laboratory, August 8, 1991-February 21, 1995
  • Director, Industrial Assessment Center, University of Florida, October 1, 2010-present; Interim Director, May 1, 2008-August 15, 2009, Assistant Director, August 16, 2000-April 30, 2008 and August 16, 2009-September 30, 2010
  • Director, Mobile Energy Laboratory (MEL), University of Florida, June 2016-present
  • Co-Director, Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction (SCIEIR), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, November 2009-October 2013.
  • ABET/SACS Coordinator, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, (ABET/ME 5/1997-8/2007; ABET/ASE 7/2002-8/2007; SACS/ME 5/2001-8/2007; SACS/ASE 7/2002-8/2007).
  • Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, August 8, 1991-August 7, 2001
  • Faculty Fellow, NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship in Aeronautics and Space Research, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Thermal and Life Support Division, Thermal Engineering and Design Branch, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, MSFC, Alabama, USA, June 2-August 8, 1997.
  • Faculty Fellow, NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship in Aeronautics and Space Research, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Thermal and Life Support Division, Environmental Control and Life Support Branch, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, MSFC, Alabama, USA, June 3-August 9, 1996.
  • Research Associate, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Research Program, Sverdrup Technology Inc., AEDC Group, Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), Air Force Materiel Command, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, USA, May 17-July 24, 1994.
  • Faculty Fellow, NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship in Aeronautics and Space Research, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Special Projects Branch, Analysis Section, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA, June 1-August 6, 1993.
  • Resident Associate, Summer Faculty Research Participation (SFRP), Argonne National Laboratory, Technology Transfer Center, Argonne, Illinois, USA, May 11-August 7, 1992
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A., August 16, 1987-August 7, 1991; Secondary Appointment, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, August 16, 1988-August 7, 1991
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.A., July 1, 1985-August 15, 1987; Department of Industry and Technology, August 16, 1984-June 30, 1985
  • Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A., July 5, 1979-August 15, 1984
  • Teaching Associate, Department of Mechanical & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A., September 16, 1978-June 30, 1979
  • Teaching Assistant/Assistant Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, September 15, 1975-August 31, 1978

Professional Society Memberships

1. Founding Member of Board of Directors, American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE, 2014)
2. Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, 2000)
3. Life Fellow, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE, 8/2001)
4. Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society, June 2017-present
5. Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA, 2002)
6. Member, Commission B-1 of the IIR on Thermodynamics and Transfer Processes (2005-2021)
7. Member Advisory Board of Directors, International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)
8. Member, ASHRAE College of Fellows
9. Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
10. Member, International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
11. Member, International Energy Society (IES); Member Scientific Council
12. Member, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
13. Private Associate Member, International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)
14. Member, Egyptian Syndicate of Professional Engineers

Short Bio

Dr. S.A. Sherif is a tenured Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is the Founding Director of the Wayne K. and Lyla L. Masur HVAC Laboratory, the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center and the Director of the Mobile Energy Laboratory at the University of Florida. He served as Co-Director of the Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction at the University of Florida (2009-2013). He also served on the faculties of the University of Florida (1991-present), University of Miami (1987-1991), and Northern Illinois University (1984-1987). He is a Fellow of ASME, a Life Fellow of ASHRAE, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Member of Commission B-1 on Thermodynamics and Transfer Processes of the International Institute of Refrigeration, and a Member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. He is a past chair for the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division, the K-19 Committee on Environmental Heat Transfer of the ASME Heat Transfer Division (2003-2007), the Coordinating Group on Fluid Measurements (1992-1994) and the Fluid Applications and Systems Technical Committee (2008-2010) of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division. He is also a past chair of the Steering Committee of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (2001-2003), ASHRAE’s Standards Project Committee 41.6 on Measurement of Moist Air Properties (1989-1994), and ASHRAE’s TC1.1 Committee on Thermodynamics and Psychrometrics (2012-2013). He also served as a member of the ASME’s Energy Resources Board (2001-2003) and was the Board’s representative to the ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress Committee (2003-2006). He was the Head of the Refrigeration Section of ASHRAE (2004-2008), the Technical Conference Chair of both the 2008 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference and the 12th AIAA/ASME Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference (2018), a member of the ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award Selection Committee (2005-2011), and the General Conference Chair of the 2013 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference. He is the 2013-2014 Chair of the ASME Heat Transfer Division Executive Committee (2009-2016) and a member of the ASME’s Basic Engineering Group Operating Board (2010-2014). He is a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) and the Technical Conference Co-Chair of the 2nd ASTFE Thermal Fluids Engineering Conference (2017).

Dr. Sherif is Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2014-2019), a Subject Editor of Solar Energy (2004-present), and a Subject Editor Emeritus of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2011-present). He is a past Associate Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer (7/2007-7/2011) and the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2011-2014). He is also a past Subject Editor of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (5/2005-12/2010) and a past Book Review Editor of ASME’s Applied Mechanics Reviews (2001-2010). He is also on the editorial boards of 20 other thermal science journals. He has served as member or chair of over 60 administrative and technical committees in five professional societies, 250 conference organizing or scientific committees, and as chair or member of over 250 master’s and doctoral committees. Dr. Sherif has given over 100 invited lectures worldwide. He is the recipient of the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit from ASHRAE in 1997 for “outstanding service and achievement in teaching” and a “TIP” teaching award from the University of Florida in 1998. In 2000, 2004, and 2007, he was selected by the University of Florida as an Anderson/CLAS Scholar Faculty Honoree. He is the recipient of the 2001 Kuwait Prize in Applied Sciences, a Heat Transfer Division 75th Anniversary Medal (2013), an ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award (2003), an ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award (2010), and two Best Paper Awards from AIAA (2005) and ASME (2005). He is the recipient of three “Certificates of Recognition for Research Contributions” from NASA, a Premium of Academic Excellence (PACE) Award from Iowa State University, four research awards from the University of Miami, and a “Graduate Research and Artistry Award” from Northern Illinois University. He has received certificates of appreciation from the ASME Board of Governors, Heat Transfer Division, Solar Energy Division, Advanced Energy Systems Division, Fluids Engineering Division, ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress Committee, the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), ASHRAE, AIAA, and numerous conference organizing committees, In 2007, he received a Superior Accomplishment Award from the University of Florida’s Office of the Provost. In 2008, he was elected as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Sherif has over 120 refereed journal papers, one book, 20 edited bound volumes, 23 book chapters, 150 conference papers, 125 technical reports, and two US patents.