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Yasser M. El-Okda

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A British Egyptian citizen born on May 22, 1972 in a nice town that lies on the west coast of Mid England. This town is Morcombe in Lancaster County. I spent a few years in England before moving to Riyadh  in Saudi Arabia in which I had most of my primary school education. Then, I went Back to Egypt where I had my middle school and high school education. I completed my undergraduate period in Egypt. In 1993, I had the chance to visit Turkey for a little bit more than 2 months for both training and tourism. I the opportunity to work in two companies and two universities since my graduation till now. I got Married to my sweet heart "Mai" on June 30, 2000 in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. 


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August,1998 – up till now

Teaching & Research Assistant 

Engineering Science and Mechanics Department-ESM

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University- Virginia Tech

Blacksburg Campus, USA


August,1995 – Aug, 1998 

Teaching Assistant

Zagazig University, Faculty of Engineering.

Zagazig, Sharkia, Egypt. 

Helped in teaching the following courses:       


Heat Engines

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Drawing.



February, 1995 – July, 1995

I had the opportunity to work as as a Service Engineer in the oil field.

Baker Oil Tools, an American company working in the oil field mainly in oil well completion and work over.         

Maadi, Cairo, Egypt.

Headquarters at Houston, USA.

Designing oil well completion strings and planning completion tenders.

Running down-well completion tools  at inland and off-shore drilling rigs.



September, 1994 – January, 1995

Maintenance Engineer

EMDIC for drilling mud production.

Alexandria, Egypt.  

Planning and performing maintenance and development for the factory machinery ,  electrical power circuits, and human safety precautions.



Summer Vacation, 1993


Sulfur  refinery

Keçiborlu, Turkey             

Maintenance of heavy duty machinery


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1996 - 1997

Dept. of Mech. Power Engineering.

Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University.

I had a Pre-Master seven Course Program that included the following courses:

  1. Advanced Fluid Dynamics         

  2. Energy Resources

  3. Combustion Theory

  4. Heat Transfer

  5. Advanced Mathematics

  6. Fortran Programming


1990 – 1994

Dept. of Mech. Power Engineering.

Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University

B.Sc. in Mechanical Power Engineering. With five-year  general estimate  Very Good with Honor.

Graduation project:

“Design of Water Desalination Unit”


Previous Research Activities:  

Investigation of Heat Transfer in Baking Ovens for Energy Conservation.


Current Research Activities:

Flows Associated with The V/STOL Aircraft Lift Jets


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Flow Visualization 



Heat Transfer


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Tel. (W):  540 231 4102

ESM Fluid Mechanics Laboratory,

Virginia Tech  



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