Mahmoud A Melehy
Mahmoud A. Melehy
|Born||October 6, 1926|
|Residence||Storrs, CT, United States|
|Nationality||Egyptian / USA|
|Fields||Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Professor of Computer Engineering|
Born in Egypt, where he obtained his bachelor degree in 1947, Mahmoud Melehy joined the Egyptian State Telephone and Telegraph Service, prior to moving top the US in 1948. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1952, and in 1958 joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs, where he remains a professor emeritus. In 1960, Dr. Melehy consulted at Shockley Transistor, Mountain View, CA, resulting in two published papers with Dr. W. Shockley, inventor of the junction transistor and co-recipient of the 1958 Nobel Prize in physics. Dr. Melehy's research has been devoted mainly to generalizing Einstein's 1905 theory of Brownian motion to surfaces, membranes and other interfaces. The generalized theory has led to a unified theory for semiconductor diodes and solar cells, which accurately corroborates experimental data reported, over more than 25 years, by some 27 authors. The general theory has further revealed that the first and second laws of thermodynamics require that electric charges reside at most interfaces. This result explains numerous natural phenomena, such as surface tension, capillarity, fog and cloud suspension, atmospheric electricity, particle adhesion to surfaces, the release of electric charges upon phase change, and the mystery of generating static electricity by rubbing two different surfaces against one another, to mention a few examples. Dr. Melehy has published on this subject some 80 scholarly journal publications and one book. He has presented his work in numerous international conferences, including the Paris, 2005 "Einstein Century International Conference". Education
- 1947, B.S.E.E., Cairo University, Egypt. He then joined the Egyptian State Telephone and Telegraph Service
- 1949, M.S.E.E., The Ohio State University, Columbus
- 1950, M.S. Mathematics, the University of Illinois, Urbana
- 1952, Ph.D.E.E., the University of Illinois, Urbana
University of Connecticut
Electrical & Computer Engineering
371 Fairfield Way; d U-2157
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-2157 USA
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- 2011 - "Thermodynamic Generalization to Interfacial Systems of Einstein Theory of Brownian Motion "
- 2005 - "Generalization and New Applications of Einstein's Theory of Brownian Motion"
- 2004 - "Thermodynamic Basis of Electricity in Cancer Growth and other Systems Changing Structure"
- 2001 - "Energy Stored in a Gravitational Field"
- 2000 - "A New Look at Thermodynamics, Part 2: Experimental Corroboration and Applications"
- 2000 - "A New Look at Thermodynamics, Part 1: Theory"
- 2000 - "Thermal Momentum in Interfacial Thermodynamics"
- 1999 - "Interfacial Thermodynamics: A General Review" (Read in full)
- 1998 - "Can the Existence of Electricity be Required by the Thermodynamic Laws?"
- 1997 - "Thermal Momentum in Thermodynamics, Part II Formulation"
- 1997 - "Thermal Momentum in Thermodynamics, Part I, Rationale with Examples"
- 1996 - "How Detailed Can the Balancing Be at Thermal Equilibrium? "
- 1995 - "Antisymmetrical Cosmology"
- 1995 - "A Second Look at Thermodynamics"
- 1994 - "Component Thermodynamics and the Existence of Electricity"
- 1994 - "Thermal Momentum in Component Thermodynamics"
- 1969 - "On the Theory of Generalized Fields in Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics: I) Some General Aspects of the Steady State; II) Unified Theory of Electrical Conduction in p-n Junctions, Heterojunctions and Schottky Diodes"