Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida, USA
Dr. S.A. Sherif is a tenured Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is the Founding Director of the Wayne K. and Lyla L. Masur HVAC Laboratory. He is also the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center and the Co-Director of the Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction at the University of Florida. He served on the faculties of the University of Florida (1991-present), University of Miami (1987-1991), and Northern Illinois University (1984-1987). He holds a Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University (1985) and B.Sc. (1975) and M.Sc. degrees (1978) from Alexandria University, all in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Sherif is a Fellow of ASME, a Fellow of ASHRAE, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Member of Commission B-1 on Thermodynamics and Transfer Processes of the International Institute of Refrigeration, and a Member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. He is a past chair for the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division, the K-19 Committee on Environmental Heat Transfer of the ASME Heat Transfer Division (2003-2007), the Coordinating Group on Fluid Measurements (1992-1994) and the Fluid Applications and Systems Technical Committee (2008-2010) of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division. He is also a past chair of the Steering Committee of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (2001-2003), ASHRAE’s Standards Project Committee 41.6 on Measurement of Moist Air Properties (1989-1994), and ASHRAE’s TC1.1 Committee on Thermodynamics and Psychrometrics (2012-2013). He also served as a member of the ASME’s Energy Resources Board (2001-2003) and was the Board’s representative to the ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress Committee (2003-2006). He was the Head of the Refrigeration Section of ASHRAE (2004-2008), the Technical Conference Chair of the 2008 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, a member of the ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award Selection Committee (2005-2011), and the General Conference Chair of the 2013 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference. He is the 2013-2014 Chair of the ASME Heat Transfer Division Executive Committee (2009-2016) and a member of the ASME’s Basic Engineering Group Operating Board (2010-2014).
Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Thermal System Design and Optimization, and Spacecraft Thermal Management.