Mohamed Aly Sayed

PhD student
Computational Fluid Dynamics Group >>
Building/Room: OHSA/B11

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

  • Aerodynamic Shape-Optimization of High-Speed Vac-Trains [2017]
  • Optimization of Heating Strategies Inside Steel Reheating Furnaces [2018]
  • Development of the CFD code T-Flows [2018 - current]
  • Particle dispersion prediction in complex 3D flows using hybrid RANS/LES methods [2018 - current]
  • A New CFD Framework to Predict Wind Loads on Buildings Using Hybrid LES/RANS [2021 - current]

Academic Education

  • 2018- present  |  PhD student at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • 2017-2018  |  M.Sc. in Fluid Mechanics - Grenoble University INP
  • 2012-2017  |  B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering at Cairo University

Employment History

  • 2018 - present  |  Paul Scherrer Institut
  • 2018 (February - August) |  ArcelorMittal - Maizières-lès-Metz Lorraine


  • M. Bizzozero, Y. Sato. M. A. Sayed, Aerodynamic study of a Hyperloop pod equipped with compressor to overcome the Kantrowitz limit, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 2021.


  • M. Sayed, A. Dehbi, B. Niceno, K. Mikityuk, Validation of Particle Sub-Grid Scale Modeling in Turbulent Channel Flow using Wall Modeled Large Eddy Simulation at high Reynolds number, Journal of Powder Technology, 2021.


  • M. Sayed, M. Hadžiabdić​​​​​​​, A. Dehbi, B. Niceno, K. Mikityuk, On the prediction of turbulent kinetic energy in channel flow using wall-modeled large eddy simulations, AIAA 2020-1329.


  • M. A. Sayed, A. Dehbi, B. Niceno, K. Mikityuk, Validation of wall-modeled large eddy simulation against direct numerical simulation in particulate channel flow, Proceedings of 8th workshop on CFD for Nuclear Reactor Safety Applications (CFD4NRS-8), Paris, France, 25-27 November, 2020.


  • M. A. Sayed, A. Dehbi, B. Niceno, K. Mikityuk, M. Krinner, Flow Simulation of Gas Cyclone Separator at High Reynolds Number Using the Elliptic-Relaxation Hybrid LES/RANS (ER-HRL) Model, Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer (MHMT'21), 17-19 June, 2021.


  • M. A. Sayed, A. Dehbi, M. Hadžiabdić, B. Niceno, K. Mikityuk, On Sub-Grid Scale Modeling in a Differentially Heated Cubical Cavity Using Coarse Large Eddy Simulation, The 13th International ERCOFTAC symposium on engineering, turbulence, modelling and measurements, 15-17 September, 2021.