Professor Said Abdel-Khalik received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973. After two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow and one year in industry, he returned to Wisconsin as a faculty member in 1976 rising to the rank of full professor in 1982. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1987, where he now holds the Southern Nuclear Distinguished Professorship in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering.
Dr. Abdel-Khalik’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. He has supervised nearly 120 graduate theses in both Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering and has published a textbook on accident and transient analysis for PWRs, several patents, and over 350 papers and publications in leading journals and conference proceedings.