Md Mahamudur Rahman

Engineering Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Md Mahamudur Rahman
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Md Mahamudur Rahman is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Prior to joining UTEP, he held Postdoctoral Associate appointment in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) and Department of Mechanical Engineering (MECHE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His postdoctoral research was focused on scalable nano-manufacturing and increasing boiling heat transfer on nuclear reactor clads up to pressurize water reactor (PWR) conditions. Dr. Rahman is also the recipient of MIT Shapiro Fellowship from the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2016. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University (DU) in 2016. During his doctoral studies, he has worked in the area of boiling and condensation heat transfer enhancement techniques through nano to macro-scale surface engineering. He has also worked in the area of advanced dry cooling systems with the goal of eliminating the need for water altogether in large-scale thermal systems. Dr. Rahman has received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2008 and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2011. His research interests are surface engineering and advanced diagnostics of interfacial phenomena, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer; scalable manufacturing and reliability of structured coatings for two-phase systems; thermal management schemes to support space life for efficient power and size utilization; and efficient thermal transport and system design for multi-scale energy applications.


  1. Surface Engineering and Interfacial Phenomena
  2. Phase Change Heat Transfer
  3. Nuclear Energy Systems
  4. Cryogenic Cooling
  5. Multi-Scale Energy Systems