Imane Khalil, PhD

Imane Khalil
Phone: (619) 260-7856
Office: Belanich Engineering Center 328

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

  • PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • MS, University of California, San Diego
  • BS, University of California, San Diego

Imane Khalil received her BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego. She has an extensive background in industrial and government research from her years working at Hamilton Sundstrand and then Sandia National Laboratories where she was a developer on nuclear power plant modeling software and Sandia's primary physics simulation codes. In her last five years at Sandia, she had the role of a technical manager to teams of engineers working on multi-million dollar projects like the Mars Curiosity Rover for the Department of Energy and other federal agencies. Imane also was an Adjunct Professor teaching thermal dynamics and the senior engineering design class at the University of New Mexico. Her research interests are in numerical methods applied to solid and fluid mechanics, thermal hydraulics, reactor safety and uncertainty quantification applications.

For more informantion please click link:
www.sandiego.edu/~ikhalil 

 

 

Scholarly Work

  • With Pratt, Q., "MATLAB/FLUENT Model for Studying the Uncertainty Quantification of Spent Nuclear Fuel Heat Transfer," ASME 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2018.
  • With Hayes, R., Pratt, Q., Spitler, C., and Codd, D., "Experimental and Numerical Modeling of Heat Transfer in Directed Thermoplates," International Journal of Mass and Heat Transfer, vol. 123, pp. 89-96, Submitted.
  • With Pratt, Q., "Two-Dimensional Modeling of Spent Nuclear Fuel Using FLUENT," 19th International Conference on Nuclear Fusion Engineering and Technology, San Diego, CA, 2017.
  • "Uncertainty Quantification Using Polynomial Chaos Expansion in Numerical Simulations of Spent Nuclear Fuel Assemblies," ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 2017.
  • "Two-Dimensional Modeling of Spent Nuclear Fuel Using Uncertainty Quantification," 19th International Conference on Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Fuel Management, Vancouver, Canada, 2017.
  • "Uncertainty Quantification in Two-dimensional Simulations of Spent Nuclear Fuel Assemblies," AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2016.
  • "Uncertainty Quantification Using Polynomial Chaos Expansion in Numerical Simulations of Spent Nuclear Fuel Assemblies," Collaborative Conference on 3D and Materials Research, 2016.
  • 17th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources, Paris, France, 2015.
  • "Development of the Sandia Cooler." Sandia Report, SAND 2013-10712, , 2013.
  • With Webb, S., "Numerical Simulations of Lab-Scale Brine-Water Mixing Experiments." Sandia Report, SAND 2006-5418, , 2006.
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Office Hours

Section 02
9/01 - 12/15 T 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmBelanich Engineering Center - 328
9/01 - 12/15 M W 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmBelanich Engineering Center - 328
Section 52
9/01 - 12/15 T 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmBelanich Engineering Center - 328
9/01 - 12/15 M W 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmBelanich Engineering Center - 328