Mohammed El-Genk


Regents' Professor of Chemical, Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering Mohamed S. El-Genk has been named the recipient of the 2010 Donald Q. Kern Memorial Award by the Transport and Energy Process Divisions of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

The prestigious award recognizes significant contributions to the fields of applied heat transfer or energy conversion or in the translation of research results into useful technological applications.  El-Genk joins the leaders in the field of heat transfer who received this award since 1974.

El-Genk is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety.  He is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  In addition he is a member of the Assembly of the International Heat Transfer Conference, the Organizing, Steeping and the U.S. Scientific committees of the 2010 14" IHTC, and the Scientific Committee of the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer.

At UNM El-Genk is the founding director of the Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies, and graduate advisor in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering.  He teaches a number of graduate level courses and has published more than 200 refereed papers.

Media contact: Karen Wentworth (505) 277-5627; e-mail: kwent2@unm.edu