Adel Nasser

Adel Nasser, BSc(Eng), MSc, PhD, MBCS, CEng, FIMechE


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A Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Faculty of Engineering, University of El-Fateh, Libya, followed by MSC in Computational Methods and Fluid Mechanics, from Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Salford. Then joined the Thermo and Fluids Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department at UMIST as a research assistant to work on development of Compact Finite-difference Finite-volume schemes for Transient Recirculating Flows, which was the core of my PhD. I went back to Salford University for five years to work on number of projects to compute the aerodynamics characteristics of Inviscid flow-fields around several axisymmetric and three-dimensional inlet cowls in transonic conditions. Then Joined the Computing Graphics Unit, Manchester Computing Center; University of Manchester to work on development of three-dimensional graphics software. This followed by nineteen years of extensive IT management experience to lead and deliver successful IT services for teaching, research and administration across UMIST and University of Manchester.

I join the school of MACE 2009. My research activities are revolved mainly around Energy and Heat Transfer for green environment. Modelling and Simulation in general and in particular in Computational Fluid Dynamics are the core of my research skills and expertise.  I have entered into collaborations with a number of academic colleagues extending the application of numerical simulation to the investigation of flow and thermal systems related to a variety of conventional and renewable power generation methods. These include turbomachinery, geothermal, wind and more recently solar energy. This research generates further insights into the physics of thermal and flow processes present in energy systems and also provides guidance to industry and academia on the effectiveness of simulation methods, both of which assist with the development of design improvements.

The resulting research was initially published at international conferences and it now also steadily appears in high quality journals.

Research interests

  • Wind Turbines, Solar Energy, Turbulent Combustion, Development of micro/nano Heat Pipes

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Heat Transfer Enhancement Using Rotating Metallic Porous Media.

Author: Alhusseny, A, 2016

Supervisor: Nasser, N.

UoM administered thesis: Phd

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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  • Digital Futures


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