Current position and duties:
I have joined the Univesity of Sussex in December 2006 as a Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics. I have established a research team based in the Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre (TFMRC) which currently includes seven PhD students conducting research into Turbomachinery and Suistanable Energy Technology, with primary focus on utlising Computational Fluid Dynamics tools I have developed over 20 years of research and the extensive experimental facilities at the TFMRC. I am currently the Dirctor of Research and Knolwedge exchange at the School of Engineering and Informatics and the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Research Group.
I am the convenor of the MSc degrees in Suistanable Energy Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Andvanced Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Technolgy.
I have been teaching: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbomachinery and turbochargin, Heat Transfer Applicaitons.
Higher Education and Employment History:
BSc: Mechanical Engineering from Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine in April 1987, with Distinction
MSc: energy Technology for Developing coutries, Salford University, UK. 1990. Prject title: Utilisation of wind power to drive air-lift water pumps.
PhD: Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) UK, 1994. Thesis title: Finite Element model for dense gas dispersion in the atmosphere, effect of ground topography and radiation absorption.
Research Associate: Department of Aeronautics, Imperial college London (1994-1995)
Research Associate, Research Fellow and the Princpal Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rolls-Royce Vibrtion University Technology Centre, Imperial College London (1996-2005)
Senior Lecturer, Compuational Mechnaics, Brunel University, 2005-2006
Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of sussex, 2006-date
Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics
Director of Research and Knowlege Exchange, School of Engineering and Informatics
Head of the Mechanical Engineering Research Group
Degree Convenor: MSc Sustainable Energy Technology, Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospce Technology
Community and Business:
Chairman of the Cycle Efficiency Technical Committee, European Turbine Network, ETN, http://www.eu-gasturbine.org/
Memeber of IMechE Committee South Eastern Region
Member of IMechE Committee Sussex and Surrey Area
Development Officier in the British Arab Association