Hassan M. Nagib

  • John T. Rettaliata Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering


Ph.D. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1972
M.S. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1969
B.S. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1968

Research Interests

Areas of hydrodynamic stability, transition, applied turbulence, mixing of both laminar and turbulent streams, mixing of two-phase flows, unsteady flows, separated flows and their control, wind-tunnel flow quality, wind engineering and atmospheric diffusion, aeroacoustics, and convective heat transfer augmentation.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Fellow
  • American Physical Society, Fellow
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, IIT, 1973-1974
  • Robert T. Knapp Award, 1977; given for an outstanding original paper by the Fluids Engineering Div. of ASME.
  • The Large Wind Tunnels Working Group of AGARD (Advisory Group of Aerospace Research & Development of NATO) which includes members from Europe and U.S. selected a report entitled Experiments on the Management of Free-Stream Turbulence by R.I. Loehrke and H.M. Nagib, which was then published and distributed as an AGARD report in support of their activities.
  • 1982 NASA Langley Achievement Award for Outstanding research contributions in the area of turbulence control and viscous drag reduction.
  • IIT Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award, 1994


Google Scholar Profile


Fluid mechanics and turbulence and flow management and control.

Hassan Nagib

Contact Information

312.567.3010 312.567.7230 RE-225C