Introduction of Participants - The 1st CLTP, 2011

Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim Khalil (Egypt)

Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim Khalil (Egypt)

  • Present Status: Cairo University / Faculty of Engineering / Aerospace Engineering Departments
  • Present Position: Associate Professor
  • Field of Specialization: Experimental and Computational Aerodynamics, UAV systems, Space Education
  • Present Research Interests: Fluid Dynamics Measurements Technology, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aero-acoustics and Acoustics, Hybrid Rocket Motor, UAV Systems, Small Satellites
  • Short Biography: Dr. Ibrahim received his B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Cairo University in 1991. From 1991 to 1996, he was a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Aerodynamics Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering at Cairo University. In 1996, he received his M.Sc. in Computational Fluid Dynamics from the same university. During 1996 and 1997, he was a Research Engineer in Volvo Car Corporation, Volvo Wind Tunnel, Aerodynamics Group at Gothenburg, Sweden. In 1997 and 1998, he was assistant lecturer in the Aerodynamics Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Cairo University. In April 1998, he received a scholarship from the Japanese Government to pursue his Ph.D. studies in Japan. From 1998 to 2002, he was a Research Assistant at the Aerodynamics Laboratory of the Aerospace Engineering Laboratory (Professor Nakamura Laboratory), Nagoya University. In 2002, he received his Ph.D. degree from the same university in Aerodynamics. During 2002 and 2003, he worked as Research Engineer at Takasago R&D Center, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Hyogo, Japan. Between 2003 and 2006 he was a lecturer at the Aerodynamics Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Cairo University. Dr. Ibrahim joined TRANSTECHNO EGYPT in 2004 as Project Manager until May 2006. During this period he was active in an interdisciplinary product development project for a major Egyptian industrial company involving leading Swiss technology providers and other Egyptian and foreign companies. From June 2006 until May 2009 he was Assistant Professor at the Aerodynamics Laboratory (Professor Nakamura Laboratory), Aerospace Engineering Department, Nagoya University, Japan. During this period he was involved in education and joint research between Nagoya University and Japanese companies. Starting June, 2009, he will work as Associate Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Cairo University, and will rejoin TRANSTECHO EGYPT as Partner and CTO. Dr. Ibrahim has published more than 30 articles in international journals and conferences. He is an active reviewer for many journals and conferences. Dr. Ibrahim's research interests include computational fluid dynamics (CFD), experimental fluid dynamics (EFD), road vehicle aerodynamics, aero-acoustics, turbulence modeling, and flow induced sound and vibration, UAV Development and small satellites.
Statement of Purpose

I admire very much the Japanese way of education system as I got my Ph.D. from Japan. I am also value the Japanese hands-on training experience parallel to the conventional textbook studies in the area of practical space education. As we lack the hand-on training for space related education and research areas in my institute. This program will became the platform for practical space education in my institute and the gained experience will be passed to many younger researchers in the region by holding the same program in the region not only to my institute but also to any space interested institutes in the region.

I am expected to have enough material and know-how to start a long term program in space education in my region and became a node in a world wide extended network for space education and development. This will motivate younger researchers to join and contribute to the process of space education and development as they will become a member of leading educational institute in the world.

Feedback on the CLTP Program

The program went behind the expectations and it was very successful in all aspects ranging from the very technical up to cross culture between the individual participants from 11 different nations. I was impressed by the quality of Japanese working atmosphere and organization. Communication was very consistence and useful. Feedback from regular presentation was very valuable to enhance our knowledge and skills. We also experienced the team work with colleagues from different culture and background each of us want to learn Japanese way for space education.

Vision for the Future

I will spread the CanSat Japanese based space Education in my institute first by holding a short course for the underground students and get feedback. Then, I will try to invite other institute to join such course and may be a domestic competition. Our current target is to construct a team that be participate in ARLISS this year or next year. I am would like to realize the text book for CanSat based space Education very soon. I am planning to start writing such material and use it as reference book for the CanSat based space Education courses.