Mohammad E. Taslim

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



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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

  • 2022 Faculty Research Team Award
  • 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


Sep 20, 2022

Northeastern in Top 100 Universities with U.S. Utility Patents

For the seventh consecutive year, Northeastern University has appeared in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) list of Top 100 Universities that were granted U.S. utility patents in 2021, cementing it as a world leader in academia and research.


Apr 15, 2022

Faculty and Staff Awards 2022

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

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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