Cornell University Ithaca, NY
PhD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, GPA: 3.86/4.00 2016-Present
• Focused on optimizing roadside vegetation designs to mitigate traffic related pollution using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), machine learning, and Gaussian fitting. University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
Bachelors of Science in Engineering, GPA: 3.93/4.00 May 2016 Major: Mechanical Engineering; Concentration: Aerospace, Energy and Power; Minor: Math Graduated Summa Cum Laude; Honors Program; Engineering Dean’s List Research Experience
Energy and Environment lab, Cornell University Ithaca, NY Graduate Research Assistant August 2016-Present
• Performed CFD analysis to test the effectiveness of roadside vegetation designs on pollutant reduction
• Used machine learning and Gaussian fitting to predict pollutant concentrations for vegetation barriers Optical Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Undergraduate Research Assistant January 2015-May 2015
• Worked with graduate students on the study of local extinction in laminar and turbulent flames
• Ran experiments and analysis to measure flow rates around flame edges using Particle Image Velocimetry Publications
1- Hashad, K.; Yang, B.; Baldauf, R. W.; Deshmukh, P.; Isakov, V.; Zhang, K. M., Enhancing the local air quality benefits of roadside green infrastructure using low-cost, impermeable, solid structures
(LISS). Science of the Total Environment 2020, Volume 717, 137136. 2- Hashad K.; Gu J.; Yang B.; Rong M.; Chen E.; Ma X.; Zhang K.M., Designing roadside green infrastructure to mitigate traffic-related1air pollution using machine learning. Science of the Total Environment 2020.
3- Hashad, K.; Yang B.; Zhang, K. M., Impact of Roadside Vegetation Growth on Pollutant Concentration Reduction. In preparation.
4- Hashad, K.; Yang B.; Zhang, K. M., Parameterizing pollutant dispersion and deposition for roadside vegetation. In preparation.
5- Yang B.; Hashad, K.; Zhang, K. M., Analyzing indoor droplet transport to reduce virus transmission using CFD. In preparation.
Computer: Ansys Fluent, Star-CCM+, Unigraphics NX, Matlab, C++, Fortran, Python, R, Latex, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Language: Fluent in English and Arabic
Belcan Corporation Windsor Locks, CT
Systems and Software Engineering Intern July 2015 – August 2015
• Devised Matlab codes to analyze data obtained from tests ran on fuel measuring units of jet engines
• Validated and analyzed test result to ensure the integrity of fuel measuring components
• Communicated the data analysis and results effectively to the customer General Electric Power Windsor Locks and Storrs, CT Senior Design Project: Natural gas gun Orifice Sensitivity plate Study August 2015-May 2016
• Conducted computational and experimental analysis on various orifice plate designs for a natural gas gun in order to find the most optimal configuration Teaching Experience
Mechanical Engineering Department, Cornell University Ithaca, NY Graduate Teaching Assistant
Future Energy Systems (MAE 5010) January 2021- Present Heat transfer lab (MAE 4272) August 2018- December 2018 August 2017- December 2017
Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Undergraduate Teaching Assistant August 2015- May 2016 Leadership Experience
SiGMA, Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Professional development chair 2018-Present
• Organized professional events for the mechanical engineering graduate community SiGMA, Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Social committee chair August 2017- July 2018
• Organized social events for the mechanical engineering graduate community Residential Life, University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Resident Assistant August 2014-May 2016
• Addressed residents needs and created a positive environment to link the community and residents
• Promoted academic excellence and encouraged student’s involvement in the community Honors/Awards
New England Scholar, University of Connecticut February 2013- May 2015 Allan J. Coviello M.E. Scholar Merit Award, University of Connecticut August 2014- May 2014 United Technologies Corporation Merit Award, University of Connecticut August 2014-May 2014 Paul Krenicki Endowed Scholars Merit award, University of Connecticut August 2015-May 2016 NSF Honorable Mention April 2018
1- Hashad K.; Yang B.; Iskov V.; Zhang K.M., Comparing Different VIT Formulations on Near-Road Dispersion of Particulate and Gaseous Pollutants. American Association for Aerosol Research Annual Conference. Rayleigh, NC. 2017.
2- Hashad K.; Yang B.; Zhang K.M., Optimizing Urban Green Designs to Mitigate Traffic- Related Air Pollution. American Association for Aerosol Research Annual Conference. Rayleigh, NC. 2017. 3- Hashad K., Zhang K. M., Prathiba P., Turner J., and Fleischer D. The Effectiveness of Roadside Vegetation Barriers as a Near-Road Air Pollution Mitigation Strategy: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Sensitivity to Leaf Area Density. International Aerosol Conference. Saint Louis, MO. 2018 4- Hashad K.; Yang B.; Zhang K.M., The Use of Vegetative Roadside Barriers to Mitigate Traffic Related Pollution: Influence of Particle Size and Wind Speed. 41 st
International Fine Particle Research Institute
(IFPRI) Annual General Meeting, Burlington, VT. 2019. 5- Hashad, K.; Liu, X.; Yang, B.; Zhang, K. M. A CFD study of a vegetative barrier as a near-road pollutant mitigation strategy: an evaluation of CFD modeling techniques with field measurement. American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Conference, Portland, OR. 2019. 6- Hashad, K., Yang B., and Zhang, K. M., Parameterizing pollutant dispersion and deposition for roadside vegetation. American Physical Society 73
Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid
Dynamics. Virtual meeting. 2020.
Topic: Flow field analysis in a Constant Volume Sampler (CVS) using CFD Joseph Trancho, M. Eng Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., Current employer: ASML Fall – Spring 2018 Topic: Optimizing flowmeter design
Simeon Panides, M. Eng Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. Fall-Spring 2018 Topic: Validating and analyzing velocity and pollutant data from CFD against field measurements Dan Shaw, Undergraduate Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., PhD student at Princeton Fall – Spring 2018 Xinwei Liu, Undergraduate Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., PhD student at Stanford Fall – Spring 2019 Topic: Analyzing LiDAR data of vegetation to determine leaf area density Erika Yu, Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Summer 2018 Topic: On-Road and near-road dispersion of exhaust and non-exhaust emission Murari Lyengar, M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. Fall 2018- Spring 2020 Topic: Optimizing green infrastructure using machine learning Cici Ma, M. Eng Computer Science, Current employer: Amazon Fall 2019 Morena Rong, M. Eng Computer Science, Current employer: Facebook Spring 2020 Edric Chen, M. Eng Computer Science Spring 2020
Yuxin Sun, M. Eng Computer Science Fall 2020
Boliang Yang, M. Eng Computer Science Fall 2020