Dr. Mohamed Abdou Mahran Kasem

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Mohamed received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degrees in Aerospace Engineering in 2010 and 2015, respectively, with a grade of distinction with honors. He received his Ph.D. degree from the same department in September 2018.

He visited the Fulbright Ph.D. student at Duke University, North Carolina, USA for one academic year (2017/2018) as part of his Ph.D. research. Dr. Kasem was an Assistant Professor, founder, and director of the advanced materials and structures laboratory, Aerospace Engineering Department, at Cairo University. Now, he is an assistant professor at Nile University, Egypt.  

Dr. Kasem has a keen interest in the field of aero-structural analysis and design. He is an expert in Aerospace Structures with 10+ years of experience leading research and teaching courses. He is a talented professional with an extensive background in Finite Element Modeling. He has twenty-two publications in the field including seven journal articles, twelve conference proceedings, two-book chapters, and a book. His areas of interest include Aeroelasticity, Finite Element Analysis, Composite Structures, Design Optimization, Renewable Energy, and Engineering Mathematics. 


  1. School of Engineering, Cairo University Award for best Ph.D. Dissertation "Cairo University, February 2021".                   
  2. Cairo University Awards for International Publications "Cairo University, 2015-2019".                            
  3.  The FULBRIGHT/AMIDEAST award for achieving the fellowship at Duke University "Fulbright/Amideast, 2015-2019".                 
  4. The graduation project was awarded the title of Best Project in Mechanics from Egyptian Engineering Day (EED), Samsung Real Dreams Award (SRDA), and Young Innovation Award (YIA), July 2010.                     
  5.  Ideal student "Aerospace Engineering Department, July 2010". 
  6.  Award for being the second in class" Outstanding student, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University "Aerospace Engineering Department, 2010".
  7. Dean’s list "Cairo University, 2006-2010".
  8. Accepted STDF grant entitled "Piezoelectric energy harvesting in renewable energy applications, mathematical foundation, and implementation" 2 Million EGY
Research Tracks
  •  Aeroelasticity
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Composite Structures
  • Design Optimization
  • Renewable Energy
  • Engineering Mathematics
Research Project

Parabolic Trough Collector for Home Applications

One of the challenges results from climate change is the shortage in electricity networks. The crises result from the climate change along with the repercussions of Covid-19 make it important to rely more on clean energy sources such as Parabolic Trough Collectors (PTCs- are parabolic shape reflectors that reflects the sun energy into a central tube in the focal point), Solar (Photovoltaic) cells
Research Project

Wings Aeroelastic Experimental Analysis Using Piezoelectric Materials

The study of aeroelasticity is very important for any spacecraft vehicles such as aircrafts, missiles, and helicopter rotary plates which are moved in the air, there are two phenomena discussed as follows “Divergence” and “Flutter”. In the present work, we concentrate on the analytical and experimental analysis of wing flutter using wind tunnel testing in addition to flutter suppression using
Research Project

Satellite Analysis and Design

The parametric design and optimization of the satellite composite laminated plates with conventional stacking sequence under static load. We create finite element code using MATLAB software to calculate the deformation of the composite satellite plate. The model has been created to study the effect of changing fiber orientation on the displacement of the composite satellite plate. The MATLAB code
Research Project

Wind Turbine Aeroelastic Analysis and Design

As a result of the high demand for clean and sustainable energy resources, increasing the rotor diameter and tower height is the trend of development to capture more energy from the wind. The long flexible blades are sensitive to any vibrations; therefore, the flutter analysis of wind turbine blades became highly required. A lot of research work has been dedicated to studying the flutter phenomena
Research Project

Composite Beams Design and Testing Under Axial, Bending and Shear Loads

This study investigates the failure behavior of woven carbon/epoxy solid laminates with orthogonal woven plies (0/90° plain weave) subjected to three-point bending, tension, and compression in addition to investigating the applicability of unidirectional failure theories for woven plies. The analysis is conducted experimentally using material load tests and numerically using the finite element