Professor Dr Said Abdel-Khalik received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973. I 1976, after completing two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow and one year of experience in the industry, Dr Said returned to Wisconsin as a faculty member, rising to the rank of full professor in 1982. He then went on to join the Georgia Institute of Technology faculty in 1987, where he presently holds the Southern Nuclear Distinguished Professorship in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering.
Dr Said’s work over the past 40 years has focused on reactor engineering and thermal- hydraulics, reactor safety, multi-phase flow, and cooling of ultra-high-power density systems. During his tenure, he has supervised over 120 graduate theses and dissertations in both Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, he has published a textbook on Accident and Transient Analysis for Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), received several patents, and authored over 350 papers and publications for leading scientific journals and conference proceedings.