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Mohamed Fathy Abdel Rahman Badran

Basic information

Name : Mohamed Fathy Abdel Rahman Badran
Title: Lecturer
Personal Info: Dr. Mohamed Fathy Badran is an Assistant Professor of Mechatronics, MEMS, and Mechanical Design at The Future University in Egypt. He earned his PhD in BioMEMS from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2010. He earned his Masters in industrial Engineering from the American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 2003. He earned his bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering, option Design and Industrial and minor in Electronics with High honors from the American University in Cairo, 2000. View More...


Certificate Major University Year
PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of Guelph- Canada 2010
Masters Industrial Engineering American University in Cairo 2003
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering, Option Design and Industrial, Minor Electronics American University in Cairo 2001

Teaching Experience

Name of Organization Position From Date To Date
American University in Cairo (AUC) Assistant Professor 01/01/2010 01/01/2012

Researches /Publications

Modelling and Simulating the Effect of the Different Geometric Parameters on Voltage-Current Characteristics for Wire-Plate Electrostatic Precipitator with Different Collector Configurations - 01/0

Mohamed Fathy Abdel Rahman Badran

Abdallah Mansour


Particle removal using electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) is a commonly used method for particulate control systems in industrial environments to regulate fly ash produced by combustion processes. Primarily due to their high collection efficiency and low pressure drop. This paper attempts to model and simulate the effects of different geometrical parameters and three different collector plate designs of a single-stage wire-plate ESP on its voltage-current characteristics. As a result of the study, it is concluded that the optimum design which yields the highest current discharge at any specific operating voltage is the one with the smallest discharge wire radius, maximum wire-to-wire spacing, and minimum wire-to-plate distance.

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Design, Manufacture, and Test a ROS Operated Smart Obstacle Avoidance Wheelchair - 01/0

Mohamed Fathy Abdel Rahman Badran

Samer Ayoub, Clark Potrous


In this paper, the designing, manufacturing, and testing of a smart obstacle avoidance wheelchair will be discussed. The wheelchair is designed to be light weighted, maintainable, able to maneuver easily across obstacles along the user path with minimum commands from the user. The design payload for this smart wheelchair is 120 kg. In order to minimize the weight, the chassis is made of steel hollow pipes. The user can drive the wheelchair either using a joystick or voice commands. Ultra-Sonic sensors are used to detect obstacles along the wheelchair path. The motion and steering action of the wheelchair are controlled using the Robot Operating System (ROS). The testing of the wheelchair has shown that it is capable of avoiding obstacles and can easily reach the destination with minimum commands from the user.  Index Terms-smart wheelchair, obstacle avoidance, ROS, voice recognition, joystick

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On Modeling and Simulation of Electroosmotic Micropump for Biomedical Applications - 01/1

Mohamed Fathy Abdel Rahman Badran


Non-mechanical micropumps, which does not required moving parts, have prominent role in several biomedical microsystems such as drug delivery, and lab on a chip. Electroosmotic micropump is a non-mechanical micropump that is used to move electrically neutral fluids through very small cross section channels. Given that, the channel walls must have attached immobile charges. As shown in Figure 1, a glass wall that is coated with ionizable materials will produce these immobile charges. Since the concentration gradient of the electric charges decreases toward the center of channel, a dual layer of fluid is formed with varying concentration of charges as shown in Figure 1. By applying an electric field, the cations will move from the cathode towards the anode. The momentum of these moving charges will drag the fluid to move also from the cathode to the anode as shown in Figure 1. In this paper, modeling and simulation of electroosmotic micropump using nonNewtonian fluid like blood will be conducted to investigate its' performance. The simulation will be done using COMSOL Multiphysics® software. A 2D model is used for one pumping stage to examine the pumping pressure and flow rate of blood using electroosmotic micropump. The results of the one stage can be extended to multi-stage micropump. This simulation will involve several physics such as laminar flow, transport of diluted species and electric currents. A two-step study, stationary and time dependent, will be performed. The expected results in terms of pressure and fluid flow of the micropump for a several electric fields are important to assess the suitability of using electro-osmotic micropump for biomedical applications, which involve blood such as lab on chips. Figures used in the abstract Figure 1: Schematic of the system. LESS

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Simulation of the Geometric Design Parameters - 01/1

Mohamed Fathy Abdel Rahman Badran


A two-dimensional numerical simulation study has been performed to model an electrohydrodynamic (EHD) micropump. The emphasis of this study was on simulating the effect of the different geometric design parameters on the micropump pressure head and volume flow rate. The simulated design parameters are the channel height, the emitter and collector electrodes heights and widths, and the interelectrode spacing and the spacing between the electrode pairs. The micropump consisted of several electrode pairs which each can be considered as a pumping stage. The simulated working fluid was HFE-7100 3M® thermal fluid. One pumping stage were simulated where the total pressure of the pump can be calculated as pressure of one stage multiplied by the number of stages. The numerical results were first validated with published experimental data then were used to identify the influence of the different design parameters on the pump performance to obtain an optimum design.

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Optimization of municipal solid waste management in Port Said – Egypt - 01/0

Mohamed Fathy Abdel Rahman Badran

S.M. El-Haggar


Optimization of solid waste management systems using operational research methodologies has not yet been applied in any Egyptian governorate. In this paper, a proposed model for a municipal solid waste management system in Port Said, Egypt is presented. It includes the use of the concept of collection stations, which have not yet been used in Egypt. Mixed integer programming is used to model the proposed system and its solution is performed using MPL software V4.2. The results show that the best model would include 27 collection stations of 15-ton daily capacity and 2 collection stations of 10 ton daily capacity. Any transfer of waste between the collection station and the landfill should not occur. Moreover, the flow of the district waste should not be confined to the district collection stations. The cost of the objective function for this solution is 10,122 LE/day (equivalent to US$1716). After further calculations, the profit generated by the proposed model is 49,655.8 LE/day (equivalent to US$8418.23).

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Award Donor Date
University Graduate Scholarship University of Guelph 2006
University Graduate Scholarship University of Guelph 2005
University Graduate Scholarship University of Guelph 2004
University Graduate Scholarship University of Guelph 2003
Academic Honors for Outstanding Achievement in Mechanical Engineering American University in Cairo 2000
Academic Honors for Outstanding Achievement in Mechanical Engineering American University in Cairo 1999
Academic Honors for Outstanding Achievement in Mechanical Engineering American University in Cairo 1998

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