Laila Guessous, Ph.D.

Laila Guessous, Ph.D.Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
404 EC; (248) 370-2183; Fax: (248) 370-4416

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1999 

  • Joined Oakland University in Fall 2000
  • 2007-Present, Associate Professor of Engineering, Oakland University
  • 2000-2007, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Oakland University
  • 2005/2006, DaimleChrysler Summer Faculty Intern
  • 1999-2000, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ME Dept., University of Michigan
  • 1992-1993, Engineering Consultant, Research Triangle Institute, RTP, NC
  • Member of ASME, SAE, ASEE, SWE, Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma


  • Computational fluid dynamics and computational heat transfer;
  • Thermal modeling of wear processes;
  • Simulation and modeling of pulsating flows with emphasis on heat transfer enhancement;
  • Simulation of spot-welding processes;
  • Natural convection;
  • Reliability based design optimization as it applies to CFD;
  • Pseudo-spectral methods.


  • EGR250 (Introduction to Thermal Engineering);
  • ME241 (Thermodynamics - obsolete course);
  • ME331 (Introduction to fluid and thermal energy transport);
  • ME 438/538 (Fluid Transport);
  • ME439/539 (Computational Fluid Dynamics);
  • ME449/549 (Numerical Techniques in Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow);
  • Supervised ME490 senior design projects, ME690 graduate projects and ME494/ME594 Independent study projects