Assoc.Prof. Sara Ibrahim Abdelsalam
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Building: A 321

Dr. Sara has been affiliated with The British University in Egypt (BUE) since September 2009 as an assistant lecturer and since 2014 as a lecturer. In 2014, she was awarded The Best PhD Thesis in Applied Mathematics from the Egyptian Mathematical Society. She received the Fulbright Scholar award to conduct her research in the University of California Riverside and Caltech in 2015-2016. She was then awarded the BUE Best Publication award in 2017-2018. Dr. Sara has also been granted the TWAS-UNESCO Associateship to visit the Instituto de Mathematics, UNAM, in summer 2017 and in 2019. She has also been nominated by The World Academy of Sciences to attend The Future Leaders Program and the STS forum by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2018. She has been selected as an affiliate in the African Academy of Sciences in 2020. She is further an international journal reviewer to many journals, a member in the editorial board of some peer-reviewed journals, and a member in the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing Countries, a member in the Egyptian Mathematical Society, and a member in the International Society of Muslim Women in Science.

Dr. Sara is currently focusing on solving problems of peristaltic transport that tackle bio-nanofluids inside the human body.


Dr. Sara Abdelsalam obtained a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Helwan University in 2005. Her graduation grade was excellent. Dr. Sara also obtained her M.Sc. and PhD in applied mathematics, major Fluid Mechanics, from Helwan University, Egypt in 2009 and 2013, respectively.

Journal Articles
[P1] S. I. Abdelsalam, M. Sohail, ‘Analysis of variable thermophysical features of dissipated viscous nanofluid comprising gyrotactic microorganisms’ Pramana–Journal of Physics, Vol. 64, Article 67, pp. 1–12 (2020).
[P2] H. Sadaf, S. I. Abdelsalam, ‘Adverse effects of hybrid nanofluid in a wavy non-uniform annulus with convective boundary conditions’ RSC Advances, Vol. 10, pp. 15035–15043 (2020).
[P3] M. M. Bhatti, R. Ellahi, A. Zeeshan, M. Marin, S. I. Abdelsalam, ‘Swimming of motile gyrotactic microorganisms and movement of nanoparticles in blood flow through anisotropically tapered arteries’ Frontiers in Physics, Vol. 8, Article 95, pp. 1–9 (2020).
[P4] S. I. Abdelsalam, M. M. Bhatti, ‘Anomalous reactivity of thermo-bioconvective nanofluid towards oxytactic microorganisms’ Applied Mathematics and Mechanics,, pp. 1–14(2020).
[P5] M. Sohail, R. Naz, S. I. Abdelsalam, ‘On the onset of entropy generation for a nanofluid with thermal radiation and gyrotactic microorganisms through 3D flows’ Physica Scripta, Vol. 95, pp. 045206 [12 pages] (2020).
[P6] M. Sohail, R. Naz, S. I. Abdelsalam, ‘Application of non-Fourier double diffusion theory to a boundary-layer flow of a Casson fluid model’ Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 537, pp. 122753 [12 pages] (2020).
[P7] I. M. Eldesoky, S. I. Abdelsalam, W. A. El-Askary, A. M. El-Refaey, M. M. Ahmed, ‘Joint effect of thermal energy and magnetic field on particulate fluid suspension in a catheterized tube’ Bionanoscience, Vol. 9(3), pp. 723–739 (2019).
[P8] Y. Abd Elmaboud, S. I. Abdelsalam, ‘DC/AC MHD micropump of a generalized Burger’s fluid in an annulus’ Physica Scripta, Vol. 94(11), pp. 115209 [20 pages] (2019).
[P9] S. I. Abdelsalam, M. M. Bhatti, A. Zeeshan, A Riaz, O. A. Bég, ‘Metachronal propulsion of a magnetised particle-fluid suspension in a ciliated channel with heat and mass transfer’ Physica Scripta, Vol. 94, pp. 115301 [13 pages] (2019).
[P10] S. I. Abdelsalam, M. M. Bhatti, ‘New insight into AuNP applications in tumor treatment and cosmetics through wavy annuli at the nanoscale’ Scientific Reports. Vol. 9 (1), pp. 1–14, Article 260 (2019).
[P11] I. M. Eldesoky, S. I. Abdelsalam, W. A. El-Askary, M. M. Ahmed, ‘Concurrent development of thermal energy with magnetic field on a particle-fluid suspension through a porous conduit’ BioNanoScience, Vol. 9 (1), pp. 186–202 (2019).
[P12] Y. Abd Elmaboud, S. I. Abdelsalam, Kh. S. Mekheimer, K. Vafai, ‘Electromagnetic flow for two-layer immiscible fluids’, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, Vol. 22 (1), pp. 237–248 (2019).
[P13] S. I. Abdelsalam, M. M. Bhatti, ‘The study of non-Newtonian nanofluid with hall and ion slip effects on peristaltically induced motion in a non-uniform channel’, RSC Advances. Vol. 8, pp. 7904–7915 (2018).
[P14] S. I. Abdelsalam, M. M. Bhatti, ‘The impact of impinging TiO2 nanoparticles in Prandtl nanofluid along with endoscopic and variable magnetic field effects on peristaltic blood flow’, Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures. Vol. 14 (3), pp. 530–548 (2018).
[P15] Y. Abd Elmaboud, S. I. Abdelsalam, Kh. S. Mekheimer, ‘Couple stress fluid flow in a rotating channel with peristalsis’ Journal of Hydrodynamics. Vol. 30 (2), pp. 307–316 (2018).
[P16] S. I. Abdelsalam, K. Vafai, ‘Combined effects of magnetic field and rheological properties on the peristaltic flow of a compressible fluid in a microfluidic channel’ European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids. Vol. 65, pp. 398–411 (2017).
[P17] S. I. Abdelsalam, K. Vafai, ‘Particulate suspension effect on peristaltically induced unsteady pulsatile flow in a narrow artery: Blood flow model’ Mathematical Biosciences. Vol. 283, pp. 91–105 (2017).
[P18] I. M. Eldesoky, S. I. Abdelsalam, R. M. Abumandour, M. H. Kamel, K. Vafai, ‘Interaction between compressibility and particulate suspension on peristaltically driven flow in planar channel’ Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 38 (1), pp. 137–154 (2017).
[P19] Y. Abd Elmaboud, Kh. S. Mekheimer, S. I. Abdelsalam, ‘A study of nonlinear variable viscosity in finite-length tube with peristalsis’ Applied Bionics and Biomechanics. Vol. 11 (4), pp. 197–206 (2014).
[P20] S. R. Elkoumy, E. I. Barakat, S. I. Abdelsalam, ‘Hall and transverse magnetic field effects on peristaltic flow of a Maxwell fluid through a porous medium’ Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 9 (2), pp. 187–203 (2013).
[P21] Kh. S. Mekheimer, S. R. Elkomy, S. I. Abdelsalam, ‘Simultaneous effects of magnetic field and space porosity on compressible Maxwell fluid transport induced by a surface acoustic wave in a microchannel’ Chinese Physics B, Vol. 22 (12), 124702–1–10 (2013).
[P22] S. R. Elkoumy, E. I. Barakat, S. I. Abdelsalam, ‘Hall and porous boundaries effects on peristaltic transport through porous medium of a Maxwell model’ Transport in Porous Media. Vol. 94 (3), pp. 643–658 (2012).

Chapters in Books
[B1] S. I. Abdelsalam, ‘Some Problems for Peristaltic Transport’ Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Aug. 2015. Book’s ISBN: 978-3-659-70584-7.

Research Collaboration



(Researcher ID: L-8130-2017)

ORCID: (0000-0002-6434-8319)


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Fields of Interests
Nanofluids, MHD, peristalsis, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, flows in porous media, incompressible and compressible fluids, variable-viscosity flow models, flows in microchannels, and slip flows.
Teaching- Research
Statistics for Engineers - Differential Equations