Dr. Mohamed Omar Ahmed Abdelgawad

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering , Faculty of Engineering, ِِAssiut University

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Educational Qualifications:
  • Ph. D. In Mechanical engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, 2009
  • M. Sc. In Mechanical engineering, Concordia University, Canada, 2003
  • B. Sc. In Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, 1998
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering , Faculty of Engineering, ِِAssiut University, 2016
  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering , Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, 2010
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering , Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, 2004
  • Demonstrator, Department of Mechanical Engineering , Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, 1998

Research fields:
Microfluidics , Biotechnology


1 - Timor Mohammed El-sherry 1*), Mohammed A. Abdel-Ghani 1*), Nasser S. Abou-Khalil 2), Mohammed Elsayed 3,a), Mohammed Abdelgawad 3,4), Effect of pH on Rheotaxis of Bull Sperm Using Microfluidics, Reproduction In Domestic Animal, 2017
2 - A.M. Esmaeel A.B. Sharkawy T. ElMelegy M. Abdelgawad, Real-time open source machine vision software for closed loop control of flow in microfluidics devices, 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences ,, October, 2016
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3 - H. A. Ali, W. M. Salman, M. N. Abdelmoez, Mohamed E. Heragy, M. S. Abdelsalam, M. F. F, Effect of interfacial electrical shear stresses on hydrodynamic flows inside droplets actuated by electrowetting on dielectric, 10th International Meeting on Electrowetting, June, 2016
4 - Hassan A. Abdellah Ali Hany A. Mohamed M. Abdelgawad, Repulsion-Based Model for Contact Angle Saturation in Electrowetting, Biomicrofluidics, The American Institute of Physics, Vol. 9, 014115,, January, 2015
5 - M. Elsayed,T. M. Elsherry, M. Abdelgawad , Development of Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis (CASA) Plugin for analyzing sperm motion in microfluidic environments using Image-J, Theriogenology , Elsevier, Vol.84, pp. 1367–1377,, July, 2015
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6 - M. B. Effat, M. S. Abdelkareem, O. Hassan, and M. Abdelgawad, Numerical investigations of the effect of flow arrangement and number of layers on the performance of multi-layer microchannel heat sinks,, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition ,, November, 2015
7 - Ahmed, Omnia; Abdellah, Hassan; Elsayed, Mohamed; Abdelgawad, Mohamed; Mousa, Noha A.; El-Badri, Nagwa , Tissue dissociation miniaturized platform for uterine stem cell isolation and culture , Proceedings of the 7th Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, CIBEC 2014 , p 178-180, January, 2015
8 - D.G. Pyne J. Liu M. Abdelgawad Y. Sun , Digital microfluidic processing of mammalian embryos for vitrification, PLoS One, Public Library of Science, Vol. 9, No. 9, e108128,, September, 2014
9 - Taymour M. El-Sherry Mohamed Elsayed Hatem K. Abdelhafez Mohamed Abdelgawad, Characterization of Rheotaxis of Bull Sperm Using Microfluidics, Integrative Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry, Vol. 6, No. 12, 1111 - 1121,, December, 2014
10 - A.M. Esmaeel, A.B. Sharkawy, T. ElMelegy and M. Abdelgawad, DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLE, ROBUST AND REAL-TIME IMAGE PROCESSING ALGORITHM FOR TRACKING AND ANALYZING CELLS AND DROPLETS INSIDE MICROCHANNELS, 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences , October, 2014
11 - D. G. Pyne, W. M. Salman, M. Abdelgawad, Y. Sun, Partially filled electrodes for digital microfluidic devices, Applied Physics Letters, American Institute of Physics (AIP), 103-2, 024103,, July, 2013
12 - Bassam Alfeeli, Mamoun Al-Rawashdeh, A li Bumajdad, Haider Al Lawati, Mohamed Abdelgawad, Zouhair M. Baccar, Issam Ben Salem, Faysal Benaskar, A review of nanotechnology development in the Arab World, Nanotechnology Reviews, De Gruyter, 2-3, 359–377,, May, 2013
13 - Jian Chen, Mohamed Abdelgawad, Liming Yu, Nika Shakiba, Wei-Yin Chien, Zhe Lu, William R Geddie, Michael A S Jewett, Yu Sun, Electrodeformation for single cell mechanical characterization, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Institute of Physics, 21-5, 054012,, February, 2011
14 - M. Moscowvici, W. Chien, M. Abdelgawad, and Y. Sun, Electrical power free, low dead volume, pressure-driven pumping for microfluidic applications, Biomicrofluidics, American Institute of Physics (AIP), accepted, 2010
15 - Mohamed Abdelgawad, Chun Wu, Wei-Yin Chien, William R. Geddie, Michael A. S. Jewettbe, and Yu Sun, A fast and simple method to fabricate circular microchannels in polydimethylsiloxane, Lab on a Chip, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c0lc00093k, 1-6,, October, 2010
16 - H. Yang, V. N. Luk, M. Abelgawad, I. Barbulovic-Nad, A. R. Wheeler,, A World-to-Chip Interface for Digital Microfluidics,, Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 81, No. 3, pp 1061–1067, 2009
17 - M. Abdelgawad and A. R. Wheeler, The Digital Revolution: The New Paradigm of Microfluidics,, Advanced Material, Wiley, Weinheim, ALLEMAGNE , Vol. 21, No.8, pp. 920-925, 2009
18 - M. Abdelgawad, P. Park, and A. R. Wheeler, Optimization of Device Geometry in Single-Plate Digital Microfluidics,, Journal of Applied Physics, American Institute of Physics (AIP), vol. 105, n. 9, 094506, 2009
19 - M. Abdelgawad, M. W. L. Watson, and A. R. Wheeler, Hybrid Microfluidics: A Digital-to-Channel Interface for In-Line Sample Processing and Chemical Separations, Lab on a Chip, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), vol. 9, n. 8, pp. 1046 - 1051, April, 2009
20 - N. A. Mousa, M. J. Jebrail, H. Yang, M. Abdelgawad, P. Metalnikov, J. Chen, A. R. Wheeler, and R. F. Casper, Droplet-Scale Estrogen Assays in Breast Tissue, Blood, and Serum, Science Translational Medicine , American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), vol. 1, n. 1, 1ra2,, July, 2009
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21 - M. Abdelgawad, M.W.L. Watson, E.K.W. Young, J. Mudrik, M.D. Ungrin, and A. R. Wheeler, Soft-lithography: Masters on Demand,, Lab on Chip, Vol. 8, pp. 1061-1067, March, 2008
22 - M. Abdelgawad, S. Freire , H. Yang, and A. R. Wheeler, All-Terrain Droplet Actuation, Lab on a Chip, Royal Society of Chemistry Country of publication Great Britain , Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 672-677, 2008
23 - M. Abdelgawad and A. R. Wheeler , Low-Cost, Rapid-Prototyping of Digital Microfluidics Devices, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Vol. 4, No. 4 , pp. 349-355, April, 2008
24 - M. Abdelgawad and A. R. Wheeler, Rapid Prototyping in Copper Substrates for Digital Microfluidics, Advanced Materials, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 133 - 137, 2007
25 - M. Watson, M. Abdelgawad, G. Ye, N. Yonson, J. Trottier, and A. R. Wheeler, Micro-Contact Printing-Based Fabrication of Digital Microfluidic Devices,, Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, ETATS-UNIS (1947) (Revue), Vol. 78, No. 22, pp. 7877-7885, 2006
26 - M. Abdelgawad, I. Hassan, N. Esmail , and P. Phutthavong,, Numerical Investigation of Multistage Viscous Micropump Configurations, Journal of Fluids Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), vol. 127, n. 4, pp. 734-742, 2005
27 - Hassan, P. Phutthavong, and M. Abdelgawad, Microchannel Heat Sinks: An Overview of The State-of-The-Art, Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, Taylor & Francis, London, ROYAUME-UNI (1997-2005) (Revue), Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 183 - 205, 2004
28 - M. Abdelgawad, I. Hassan, and N. Esmail, Transient Behavior of the Viscous Micropump, Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, Taylor and Francis, vol. 8, n. 4, pp. 361-381, October, 2004

Supervisions :

1- Hassan Abdelmoumen Abdellah Ali, Modeling of Contact Angle Saturation Phenomenon in Electrowetting on Dielectric Systems, M. Sc, 30 November 2014
Supervisors : Prof. Youssef Mohamed Abdelreheem Prof. Hany Ahmad Mohamed Dr. Mohamed Omar Ahmad Abdelgawad
2- Derek Pyne, Automated Vitrification of Mammalian Embryos on a Digital Microfluidic Platform, M. Sc, 14 January 2014
Supervisors : Prof. Yu Sun Dr. Mohamed Omar Ahmad Abdelgawad
3- Waleed Mohamed Sayed Salman, Effect of Droplet Electrical Properties and Frequency of Applied Voltage on electrical Forces in Digital Microfluidic Devices, M. Sc, 10 March 2016
Supervisors : Prof. Mazen S. Abdelsalam Dr. Mohamed F.F. Eldosoky Dr. Mohamed Omar Abdelgawad

Awards and Grants :

1 - " Misr El Kheir Prize for scientific publications in the field of natural sciences " , 2012.
2 - " NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship " Biomedical applications of microfluidics, 2009.
3 - " Lachlan Gilchrist fellowship " in Engineering Sciences, 2005.
4 - " University of Toronto Fellowship " in Engineering Sciences, 2004.
5 - " Power corporation of Canada graduate fellowship " in Engineering Sciences, 2002.
6 - " Concordia University Graduate Fellowship " in Engineering Sciences, 2001.
7 - " Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) " in Engineering Sciences, 2006.
8 - " The State Encouragement Prize " in Engineering Sciences, 2016.
Number of courses1 course
Pumps, Valves, and Pipe networks ----Faculty of Engineering , Department of Mechanical Engineering