Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Elkassabgi Yousri, Ph.D., P.E.


Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
ENGC 338
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Voice: (361) 593-2293

Research Interests

Various research topics over the years with a concentrated focus on the development of cooling systems for several newly designed nuclear reactors such as ANSR and the PB-AHTR reactor. Also worked on the development of Absorption Refrigeration Cycles using Lithium-Bromide solutions as a refrigerant.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA, 1986

M.S., Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1978

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1970


  • Ying Chen, Hua Li, Kai Jin, Yousri Elkassabgi, Investigating the Possibility of Using Different Hub Height Wind Turbines in a Wind Farm, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 142-150, 2017.
  • G. Yoder, D. W. Heatherly, D. Williams, Yousri Elkassabgi, J. Caja, M. Ćaja, J. Jordan, R. Salinas, "Liquid Fluoride Salt Experimentation Using a Small Natural Circulation Cell", ORNL/TM-2014/56 (DOI:10.2172/1130418)
  • G. Yoder, Yousri Elkassabgi, G. León, Caitlin N. Fetterly, J. A. Ramos, R. B. Cunningham, "Analysis of Blood Flow in a Partially Blocked Bifurcated Blood Vessel", ORNL/TM-2011/425 RC0405000; NERC008; TRN: US1201520, (DOI:10.1063/1.3241279)
  • Y. Elkassabgi, G. L. Yoder, D.W. Heatherly, H. A. Razzak, J. P. Jordan, and R. Salinas. "Thermal Analysis of Molten Salt Thermal Behavior around Vertical Cylindrical Heater” , To be submitted to J. of Nuclear Technology, 2009.
  • "Integrating the Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma in Manufacturing Process Improvement”, Kai Jin, Hayder Abdul-Razzak, Yousri Elkassabgi, Hong Zhou and Aaron Herrera, International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Presented at the World Congress of Engineering and Technology Conference, Dubai, UAE, January 28-30, 2009.
  • "Analysis of Blood Flow in Partially Blocked Bifurcated Blood Vessel.” H. A. Razak, Y. Elkassabgi, P. K. Punati, and N. Nasser. Accepted for publication in ICNAAM, 2009. 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS 2009 (ICNAAM 2009) 18-22 September 2009, Rethymno, Crete, Greece.

Funded Grants

  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission, “Texas A&M University-Kingsville Nuclear Doctoral Fellowship Program”, $400,000, 06/30/2017-06/29/2022.
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission, “Scholarship of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering at TAMUK”, $200,000, 07/01/2018-06/30/2020.
  • “Integrated Approach to Fluoride High-Temperature Reactor (FHR) Technology and Design Challenges”  Part of Consortium includes ORNL, universities of Ohio, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, TAMU, Shanghai University;  $50,000, 2017-2020.
Elkassabgi Yousri, Ph.D., P.E.