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Dr. Shlomo Carmi

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Mechanical Engineering Deptartment
College of Engineering and Information
University of Maryland Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: (410) 455-3313
Office: ENGR225E
Email:  carmi@umbc.edu

WEBSITE: www.umbc.edu

Education

Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1968
M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1966
B.S., Mineral Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, S. A., 1962

Employment History

2010-present Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC
2008-2010 Professor and Interim Chair, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC
2006-2008 Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC
1996-2006 Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology and Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC
1986-1996 Professor and Head, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Drexel University
1978-1986 Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
1973-1978 Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
1972-1973 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
1970-1972 Senior Lecturer, Aeronautical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (IIT)
1968-1970 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
1983 (summer) Special Research Staff, Detroit Edison Company, Detroit, MI
1973, 1974, 1976, 1977 (summers) Research Specialist, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
1962-1963 Rock Mechanics Research Engineer, West Rand Gold Mining Company, Krugersdorp, South Africa (S.A.)

Honors and Awards

2008 Lifetime Achievement Award, Council of Engineering and Architectural Soc., Washington, DC
1998 Dedicated Service Award, Council on Education, ASME
1996-1997 MEDHC-Chair Award, Board of Engineering Education, ASME
1992 Chair Recognition Award, Engineering Foundation Conference, Santa Barbara, CA
1985-1986 Congressional Fellow (ESD)-Science and Technology Advisor – US Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)
1988-1996 ABET Program Evaluator – Mechanical Engineering
1981-1984 Associate Editor, Journal of Fluids Engineering (trans. ASME)
1977-1978 Visiting Professor, I. Taylor, Chair, Mechanical Engineering , Technion (IIT)

Research Interest

Hydrodynamic stability and transition to turbulence, non-Newtonian fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, numerical methods and computer simulations, engineering education.

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Classes Taught at UMBC

ENME 320     Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
FYS 103I     Dynamics of Problem Solving
ENME 670   Continuum Mechanics

Professional Societies – Selected Activities

2008-2011 Member, Board of Governors, ASME
1970-1992 Member and 1992-present, Fellow, ASME
2003-2006 Senior Vice President, Education/Centers, ASME
2000-2003 Vice President, Engineering Education, ASME
1996-1997 Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department Heads Committee (MEDHC), ASME
1996-2006 Engineering Deans Council (EDC), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
1985 Michigan Trade Mission to West Africa (Gabon, Cameroun, Nigeria, Ivory Coast)
1999 Maryland Economic Development Trade Mission to Israel
2000 Evaluator, Graduate Programs at four National Universities, Brazil

Selected Publications

Carmi, S., & Kulacki, F. (2009). The M.S. – A First Professional Engineering Degree. , ASME-IMECE, November 13-19, 2009, Orlando, Florida.

Carmi, S., Foster, T., & Schaffer, E. (2003). Building a Bridge to AP Engineering. Proceedings of Deans Summit II – Fostering Campus Collaborations, January 9-12, 2003, Miami, Florida.

Carmi, S., & Lee, J.C. (1994). Linear Stability of Spiral Flow Between Concentric Cylinders. In M.R. Liberzon (Ed.), Proceedings of International Aerospace Congress-IAC CE94, 2, 144-148, August 15-19, 1994, Moscow, Russia.

Carmi, S. (1993). Engineering Education Reform in the U.S. National Science Council, Taiwan, Dec. 6-13, 1993.

Carmi, S., & Lee, J.C. (1993). Stability of Spiral Flow with Heat Transfer between Concentric Cylinders. In. Z.X.Huang, & Y.M. Bai (Eds.), Proceedings of Second Asian-Pacific International Symposium on Combustion and Energy Utilization, pp. 749-754, October 15-18, 1993, Beijing, China.

Carmi, S., & Aung, W. (1993). Launching leaders. ASEE Prism, 2(3), 44.

Carmi, S., & Aung, W. (1992). Engineering Education: Curriculum Innovation and Integration. Proceedings of Engineering Foundation Conference, January 5-10, 1992, Santa Barbara, CA.

Carmi, S., Tsou, F.K., & Thomas, D.H. (1992). An enhanced engineering program for freshmen and sophomores. The International Journal of Engineering Education, 8(6)6, 413-418.

Carmi, S. & Shulze & R.C. (1983). Energy stability of thermally modulated poiseuille flow. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik (ZAMP), 34, pp. 583-595.

Carmi, S., & Ghassemsadeh, M.R. (1982). Drag reduction in flow of coal-oil suspension. Journal of Fluids Engineering. 104, 92-98.

Carmi, S., & Tustaniwskyj, J.I. (1981). Stability of finite gap cylindrical couette flow: linear theory. The Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 108, 19-42.

Carmi, S., & Shulze, R.C. (1976). Nonlinear stability of heated parallel flows. Physics of Fluids, 19(6), 792-795.

Carmi, S., & Lalas, D.P. (1970). Universal stability of hydromagnetic flows. The Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 32(4), 711-719. Also presented at the Sixth U.S. National Congress for Applied Mechanics.

Carmi, S. (1970). Linear stability of axial flow in annular pipe. Physics of Fluids, 13(3), 829-831.

Carmi, S., & Joseph, D.D. (1969). Stability of poiseuille flow in pipes, annuli and channels. Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, 26(4), 575­-599. Reviewed in Zentralblatt für Math.