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Hassan M. Nagib, Ph.D.

Hassan Nagib
John T. Rettaliata Endowed Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering









Ph.D. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1972
M.S. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1969
B.S. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1968


Fluid mechanics and turbulence and flow management and control.


Areas of hydrodynamic stability, transition, applied turbulence, mixing of both laminar and turbulent streams, mixing of two-phase flows, unsteady flows, separated flows and their control, wind-tunnel flow quality, wind engineering and atmospheric diffusion, aeroacoustics, and convective heat transfer augmentation.


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Fellow
  • American Physical Society, Fellow
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, IIT, 1973-1974
  • Robert T. Knapp Award, 1977; given for an outstanding original paper by the Fluids Engineering Div. of ASME.
  • The Large Wind Tunnels Working Group of AGARD (Advisory Group of Aerospace Research & Development of NATO) which includes members from Europe and U.S. selected a report entitled Experiments on the Management of Free-Stream Turbulence by R.I. Loehrke and H.M. Nagib, which was then published and distributed as an AGARD report in support of their activities.
  • 1982 NASA Langley Achievement Award for Outstanding research contributions in the area of turbulence control and viscous drag reduction.
  • IIT Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award, 1994

Professional Society Memberships