Mohammad E. Taslim

Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Program Director,  Master of Science in Energy Systems



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  • 617.373.2081

Research Focus

Experimental and numerical research in gas turbine cooling technology, solar and wind energy, non-newtonian liquid droplet interactions with hydrophobic surfaces, nano-sensors


  • PhD, University of Arizona, 1981

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Member, IGTI Heat Transfer Committee

Research Overview

Experimental and numerical research in gas turbine cooling technology, solar and wind energy, non-newtonian liquid droplet interactions with hydrophobic surfaces, nano-sensors

Selected Research Projects

  • Experimental and Numerical Heat Transfer Related to the Cooling of Gas Turbine Hot Sections
    • – Principal Investigator, General Electric Aviation
  • Experimental/Numerical Study of Droplet Impact of Newtonian as Well as Non-Newtonian Fluids on Super Hydrophobic Surfaces
    • – Co-Principal Investigator, American Chemical Society
  • Rheological Characterization of Airborne Droplets of Petro-Hydrocarbon Liquids using Ultrasonic Resonance
    • – Co-Principal Investigator, American Chemical Society

Selected Publications

  • Balaji, Sainathkaushik, Yang, Fan, Taslim, Mohammad E. (2021). A comperative experimental study between the film effectiveness of trench and diffusion film holes. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 161,106713. 10.1016/J.IJTHERMALSCI.2020.106713
  • F. Xue, M.E. Taslim, Detailed Flow Analyses through Crossover Holes Between Two Adjacent Rib-Roughened Cooling Channels and the Resulting Impingement Heat Transfer, Journal of Turbomachinery, 141(5), 2019, 051003-1-9
  • F. Xue, M.E. Taslim, Flow and Heat Transfer in a Rib-Roughened Trailing- Edge Cooling Channel with Crossover Impingement, International Journal of Gas Turbine, Propulsion and Power Systems, 10(1), 2019, 1-11
  • Z. Borzooeian, M.E. Taslim, O. Ghasemi, S. Rezvani, G. Borzooeian, A High Precision Length-Based Carbon Nanotube Ladder, RSC Advances, 8, 2018, 36049–36055
  • Z. Borzooeian, M.E. Taslim, O. Ghasemi, S. Rezvani, G. Borzooeian, A. Nourbakhsh, A High Precision Method for Length-Based Separation of Carbon Nanotubes Using Bio-Conjugation, SDS-PAGE and Silver Staining, PLOS one Journal, 13(6), 2018
  • X. Huang, K.T. Wan, M.E. Taslim, Axisymmetric Rim Instability of Water Droplet Impact on a Super-Hydrophobic Surface, Physics of Fluids, 30, 2018, 094101
Mo Taslim


Aug 03, 2021

Determining the Lengths of a Collection of Carbon Nanotubes

MIE Professor Mohammad Taslim was awarded a patent for “Length-based carbon nanotube ladders.”

Anti-nodes of resonant waveform of typical glycerol droplets with arrows indicating the waveform amplitudes. In seesaw mode (m = 1), h = 0.923 mm, dp = 3.71 mm, and f * = 63 Hz. Pictures show t = 0, ¼ and ½ of the oscillating period. In saddleback mode (m = 2), h = 0.91 mm, dp = 3.48 mm, f * = 78 Hz, and D ≈ 1.17 × 10−7 N·m. Views from the side and an oblique meridional angle are shown. The dashed lines show the two orthogonal axes of C4 symmetry. In monkey saddle mode (m = 3), h = 0.63 mm, dp = 4.36 mm, f * = 105 Hz, and D ≈ 6.46 × 10−8 N·m with a C6 symmetry. Arrows show the alternating crests and valleys. The finite element simulation using ABAQUS is shown on the right, by which flexural rigidity is deduced. The color code shows out-of-plane displacement from the equatorial neutral plane.


Jul 12, 2021

MIE Research Selected as Editor’s Choice of Physics of Fluids

A research paper, titled “Flexural Bending Resonance of Acoustically Levitated Glycerol Droplet” by Zilong Fang, PhD’22, mechanical engineering, and MIE Professors Kai-Tak Wan and Mohammad Taslim was selected as the Editor’s Choice and published in the journal of Physics of Fluids.

Sep 26, 2016

Taslim Receives Patent for Non-Rotating Wind Energy Generator

MIE Professor Mohammad Taslim was awarded a patent for his "Non-rotating Wind Energy Generator". Abstract Source: USPTO In an embodiment of the invention, a non-rotating wind energy generator uses the fluid flow principles of vortex shedding and transverse galloping to generate oscillatory motion of a beam, and alternators, optionally located near both ends of the […]

Jan 04, 2016

Fluid Flow Electrical Power

MIE Professor Mohammad Taslim has received a patent for creating a “Non-Rotating Wind Energy Generator”.


May 21, 2015

MIE Capstone Team Builds Solar Desali­na­tion System

Supervised by MIE Professor Mohammad Taslim, a team of capstone students constructed a solar powered desalination system to help solve the global water shortage.

Sep 27, 2013

Little blade, big role

When­ever I fly, I almost always get seated near the engine. In the past this has made me  grumpy. Not only are those big cylin­ders ridicu­lously loud, they also obstruct my view of the beau­tiful clouds and the earth below. But after meeting with mechan­ical and indus­trial engi­neering pro­fessor Mo Taslim last week I think I’ll be taking a […]

May 11, 2012

Making Clean Water For All

Under the supervision of professor Mohammad Taslim, a team of MIE capstone students have developed a solar-​​ powered desali­na­tion system to help the world’s water crisis.

Mar 01, 2010

Sensor Shirt is Real-World Solution

MIE students designed a shirt to monitor the movements of a pitcher. By studying the mechanics of the pitch, they can determine if a player’s technique starts to worsen which might result in an elbow injury.

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