Mohammad Mujtaba Mansoor

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. candidate


Mohammad Mujtaba Mansoor earned his Bachelors degree in Mechanical engineering with Honors from the University of Nottingham in 2011. He then joined KAUST as a Master's student obtaining his M.S. degree in 2012. (Thesis: Ultimate Cavity Dynamics of Hydrophobic Spheres Impacting on Free Water Surfaces)


Mr. Mansoor is now a PhD candidate at KAUST working under the supervision of Professor Sigurdur Thoroddsen .

Research Interests

Free surface flows, cavitation during rebound, laser induced cavitation, granular flows, droplet splashing.

Selected Publications

Mansoor, M. M., Wong, K.C & Siddique, M. (2012). Numerical investigation of fluid flow and heat transfer under high heat flux using rectangular micro-channels. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 39(2), 291–297.

Marston, J. O., Mansoor, M. M. & Thoroddsen, S. T. (2013). Impact of granular drops. Physical Review E, 87: 010201 (R).

Mansoor, M. M., Uddin, J., Marston, J. O., & Thoroddsen, S. T. (2014). The onset of cavitation during the collision of a sphere with a wetted surface. Experiments in Fluids, 55:1648.

Mansoor, M. M., Marston, J. O., Vakarelski, I. U., & Thoroddsen, S. T. (2014). Water entry without surface seal: extended cavity formation. (accepted for publication in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics).