Emad Y. Tanbour
Assistant Professor
Engineering and Technology 
ET Building 130F 
989-774-7532 

​​Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1997
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1990
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1987
​​Affiliations
  • Member, Jordan Society of Engineers, Mechanical Engineers Chapter
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Affiliate Research Scholar, Center for Computer-Aided Design, The University of Iowa
​​Professional Interests
Thermal Fluids Engineering, Energy, Product Design and Development, Computer-Aided Design
​​Selected Publications and Presentations
Book Review
  • Introduction to Optimum Design, Third Edition, Elsevier Academic Press, 2012
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Patents and Prior Art
  • US Patent Number 1D607094, Air intake for water heater
  • US Patent Number 2D614680, Sight glass and frame
  • US Patent Number 38596226, Water heater burner tube and door assembly
  • US Patent Number 48490580, Water heaters with sealed door assembly
  • US Patent Number 56848441, Apparatus and method for cooling a surface of a fireplace
  • US 20090308332, Water Heater with Forced Draft Air Inlet
  • US 20100065203, Sealable Water Heater Manifold Doors
  • US 20090084328, Water Heaters with Combustion Air Inlet
  • US 20100101510, Water Heaters with Sealed Door Assembly
  • US 20100101507, Water Heaters with Fuel Line and Door Assembly
  • US 20100101509, Water Heaters with Sealed Door Assemblies
Refereed Journal and Conference Publications
  • ​​M.F. Alzoubi, E.Y. Tanbour and R. Al-Waked, Compression and Hysteresis Curves of Nonlinear Polyurethane Foams under Different Densities, Strain Rates and Different Environmental Conditions. Proceedings of IMECE11 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado
  • E.Y. Tanbour, "Institutional Effectiveness, The Point of View of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)," Presented in the conference of the Vice Rectors for Quality in Saudi Universities, King Saud University, February 27-28, 2011
  • Emad Y. Tanbour, Rafat Al-Waked and Mohamed F. Alzoubi, Experimental Study of a Waste Heat Recovery System for Supplemental Heater, proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, 11-13 April 2011, Alicante, Spain
  • Ramin K. Rahmani, Anahita Ayasoufi, Emad Y. Tanbour and Hosein Molavi, "Enhancement of Temperature Blending in Convective Heat Transfer by Motionless Inserts with Variable Segment Length," Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, September 2010, Vol. 2
  • Ramin K. Rahmani, Emad Y. Tanbour, Anahita Ayasoufi and Hosein Molavi, "Enhancement of Convective Heat Transfer in Internal Compressible Flows by Stationary Inserts," Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, March 2010, Vol. 2
  • Emad Y. Tanbour, Ramin K. Rahmani and Anahita Ayasoufi (2009), "Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flow through Small Gauge Gas Applicance Orifice," Proceedings of IMECE 2009, 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering and Exposition, November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  • Emad Y. Tanbour and Ramin K. Rahmani (2009), "Enhancement of Temperature Blending in Convective Heat Transfer by Motionless Inserts with Variable Segment Length," Proceedings of IMECE 2009, 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering and Exposition, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  • Emad Y. Tanbour and Ramin K. Rahmani (2008), "Enhancement of Natural Convection Heat Transfer Rate in Internal Compresible Flows by Inserting Stationary Inserts," Proceedings of the 2008 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT2008, August 10-14, 2008, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Emad Y. Tanbour and Ramin K. Rahmani (2008), "Experimental Study of Convective Heat Transfer in a Vertical Pipe with Stationary Inserts," Proceedings of the 2008 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT2008, August 10-14, 2008, Jacksonville, Florida