Martin Azese, Assistant Professor, Engineering

Martin Azese



The Point, Room 102

Martin is originally from Cameroon where he was raised and also attended school up to Master’s degree in Physics (Applied Mechanics) at the University of Yaounde 1. After serving his academic-scholarship in Toulouse France, he came to the US to pursue and eventually obtained a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University. He is happily married to Gaelle and is a proud parent of three beautiful children; Blanche, Hilaree, and Martin-Leeroy.

Martin is passionate about teaching and worked as an Assistant Professor of Maths & Engineering at South Plains College Levelland/Lubbock, where he introduced the “Dynamics” course for the very first time in that institution. With this passion, for 6 years, Martin also served as lecturer in Mechanical Engineering lecturer Department of Texas Tech University before joining Otterbein.

Martin has continued his teaching devotion while doing research and publishing scholarly works. His research has mainly focused on Thermal Fluids, where he analyzes the dynamics involved in fluids and their several implications, although he has renewed interest in aerodynamics, CFD, and turbulence.

As an educator, Martin has over 15 years of higher education teaching experience within which he has taught a variety of General Engineering courses such as Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Dynamics, Solid Mechanics, and it is claimed that he likes to explain too much, perhaps a good thing.

As a teacher, he has received several teaching Awards which include “Certificate for Global Scholarship for the 21st Century” by OIA-TTU, and “Most Influential Faculty Member in 2017” by WCOE-TTU.

Martin enjoys playing soccer, playing with his children, as well as watching the game of NFL football.


  • Ph.D. Texas Tech University, 2012, Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S., University of Yaoundé I, 2003, Applied Mechanics
  • M.S., University of Yaoundé I, 2002, Applied Mechanics
  • B.S., University of Yaoundé I, 2001, Physics

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

Research Interests

  • Low Reynolds Number Dynamics
  • Dynamics of Linear Viscoelastic Liquids
  • Rheology
  • Aerodynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Turbulence (Stratified Wakes)

Teaching Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Thermal-Fluids Lab
  • Design
  • Aerodynamics
  • Dynamics
  • Solid Mechanics


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Martin. N. Azese, "On the Detection, Measurement, and Characterization of Slip-velocity in Couette-rheology involving viscoelastic liquids", Physics of Fluids 31 (2) (2019) 023101.
  • Jayavel, P., Jhorar, R., Tripathi, D., and Martin. N. Azese, "Electroosmotic flow of pseudoplastic nanoliquids via peristaltic pumping", J. Braz. Soc. Mech. Sci. Eng. (2019) 41: 61.
  • Shaowei Wang, Ning Li, Moli Zhao, and Martin. N. Azese, " Effect of Slip Velocity on the Rotating Electro-Osmotic Flow of the Power-Law Fluid in a Slowly Varying Microchannel", Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A [A Journal of Physical Sciences] (July/2018).
  • Martin. N. Azese, "Measurement and characterization of slippage and slip-law using a rigorous analysis in dynamics of oscillating rheometer: Newtonian fluid", Physics of Fluids 30 (2) (2018) 023103.
  • U. R. Sumanasekara, Martin. N. Azese, S. Bhattacharya, "Transient penetration of a viscoelastic fluid in a narrow capillary channel", Journal of Fluid Mechanics Vol(830) (2017) pp528–552 .
  • S. Bhattacharya, Martin. N. Azese, S. Singha, "Rigorous theory for transient capillary imbibition in channels of arbitrary cross section", Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics 31 (2) (2017) 137–157. doi: 10.1007/s00162-016-0409-6 .
  • Martin. N. Azese, "On the generalization of velocity slip in fluid flows using a steady-state series expansion of the wall shear stress: Case of simple Newtonian fluids", European Journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids 57 (2016) 204–213.
  • S. Navardi, S. Bhattacharya, and Martin. N. Azese. "Analytical expression for velocity profiles and flow resistance in channels with a general class of noncircular cross sections." J. of Engineering Mathematics, 99(1) (2016).
  • Martin. N. Azese. “In an attempt to Generalize wall slip in fluid flows using a Series Expansion of the wall shear stress: Case of non-Newtonian [Phan-Thien-Tanner Fluid],.” European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids, 52(pp 109-119), (2015):.
  • Martin. N. Azese. “Modified time-dependent Penetration Length and inlet pressure Field in Rectangular and Cylindrical Channel flows driven by Non-mechanical forces.” J. Fluids Eng. ASME, 133(11): (Nov. 2011).


Conference Proceedings/Reports

  • Martin. N. Azese. On the measurement and characterization of velocity-slip in Couette-Rheology of Viscoelastic Fluids. The Society of Rheology (SOR) 90th Annual Meeting in Houston 28 (NF28) (October 2018)
  • Martin. N. Azese , Sukalyan Bhattacharya “The stochastic dynamics of a Brownian particle in a viscoelastic (VE) medium” APS Meeting Abstracts, 2012
  • T. Cleveland, K. A. Rainwater, Martin. N. Azese., .and. al., ”Hydraulic Capacity/Performance of Type-H Inlets: TxDOT-TXDOC: T1311.7 R311 NO.5823-1” (Tech. rep.), (Texas Tech University), (TxDOT), (United States. Federal Highway Administration) (Jan. 2010)

Affiliations & Awards

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Society of Rheology

Affiliations & Awards

  • Award for Most Influential Faculty Member in 2017 by Edward & Whitacre College of Eng., Texas Tech University. 2017
  • Award for Most Influential Faculty Member in 2018 by Edward & Whitacre College of Eng., Texas Tech University. 2018
  • Award, Exemplary Study Abroad Leadership ” Certificate of Global Scholarship For The 21st Century” by Office of International Affairs, Texas Tech University. 2018


  • Journal Editor International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences 2017-Present
  • Faculty Coordinator of Thermodynamics for All College of Engineering (COE) Departments (Texas Tech University) 2017
  • Chair & Lecturer of Engineering (Texas Tech University), in the Faculty-Led Program in Seville/Spain 2017 2017
  • Co-Chair Engineering Seminar, Mechanical Engineering Texas Tech University 2006-2010