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Mr Abas Hadawey

Mr Abas Hadawey

hadaweya@lsbu.ac.uk

Mechanical Engineering and Design

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I am a senior lecturer in the school of engineering. I teach Advanced Engineering Mathematics for level 5 (all Engineering courses) and Thermofluids and energy systems for level 7 (MEng and MSc). I have BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering, and in 2006 I was awarded a PhD from Brunel University. I joined LSBU in 2017, having previously worked at several educational institutes, including Ulster University and Brunel University. I had worked for two years abroad, which gave me the skills to deal with students from different educational backgrounds. Also, I am a course director for the MSc Mechanical Engineering.

My research interests are energy-saving and related GHG emissions in heating and cooling systems, thermal technologies and optimizing refrigeration systems by identifying areas in its components that have room for modifications. Also, develop Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD models of refrigerated display cabinets and food packaging systems for better food quality and less energy consumption. Research in Teaching is another area that interests me. I have worked on some projects involving Technology Integrating Learning, and the output of these projects helped our students with their learning and supported them to succeed in their studies.

During my work as a researcher and lecturer, I was involved in many projects, including the design of standalone chilled food display cabinets, Tri-generation in the Food industry, CO2 emission of retailing food products, Integration of CO2 refrigeration and tri-generation systems for supermarket applications and Energy savings through liquid pressure amplification in refrigeration systems. Moreover, I did consultancy work with an industrial partner regarding the design of refrigerated display cabinets.

I am currently involved in several projects, including developing Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD models to investigate the effect of integrating a Phase Change Material PCM within a food packaging system to enhance the quality of a food product and minimize the relevant energy consumption. In addition, One of the main factors affecting the reliability of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations for the urban environment is the Horizontal Homogeneity of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (HHABL) profile, so I am working on investigating the preservation of the HHABL profile using three different commercial CFD codes—the ANSYS Fluent, the ANSYS CFD, and the Siemens STAR-CCM+ software

Courses taught

Mechanical Engineering - MSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Mubarak Abdelrasoul Elnour IsmailOptimisation of thermal output for an SMA-based heat pumpPhD
Mr Mohamed Nabeel Adel Soliman NegmPerformance Analysis of a Thermodynamic Solar Panel using NanorefrigerantsPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Epigeum Supervisory TrainingPhD
BSc Mechanical Engineering

University of Technology-Iraq

1988
1991
MSc Mechanical Engineering

University of Technology-Iraq

1993
1994
PhD Mechanical Engineering

Brunel University-UK

2002
2005
Postgraduate programme in teaching and research (PgCHEP)

Ulster University

2015
2016
Lecturer
Ulster University

- To deliver 15-hour teaching sessions per week,

- Teaching; Different Engineering modules at different levels

- Supervising undergraduate projects in the department,

- Preparing assignments and examinations,

- Advisor for a group of students (Studies advisor), provide

help and advice to a number of students within the

the environment of the department,

- Liaising with industry to enhance the research activities at

the department,

- Assess students on industrial placements “Academic tutor”.

2013
2017
Education
Senior Lecturer
Caledonian College of Engineering (Oman) - Affiliated to Glasgow Caledonian University (UK)

- To deliver 18-hour teaching sessions per week,

- Teaching; Engineering Analysis 4 (level 6), Engineering

Analysis 3 (level 5), Engineering Design and Analysis

(level 5), and Engineering Application (level 4),

- Supervising undergraduate projects in the department,

- Preparing assignments and examinations,

- Advisor for a group of students (Mentor), provide help and

advice to a number of students within the environment of

the college,

- Liaising with industry to enhance the research activities at

the college,

- Organizing the CAME programme within the department.

- Preparing the credit transfer and study plan for students

graduated from other educational establishments and

joining Caledonian College of Engineering and also

preparing study plan for Caledonian Students.

2011
2013
Education
Lecturer/senior research fellow
Brunel University

- To deliver 12-hour teaching sessions per week,

- Teaching; Thermofluid-1 (level 4 and 5),

- Supervising undergraduate projects in the department,

- Preparing assignments and examinations,

- Involved in the research activity in the School of

Engineering,

- Liaising with industry and other research organizations to

support the research activities within the Engineering

School,

- Identify and develop research objectives and proposals for

own and joint research,

- Define research objectives and questions, review the

outcomes of research studies, and develop ideas for

application of research outcomes,

- Produce high-quality research outputs that have significant

impact in the field, for publication,

- Provide academic leadership to those working within

relevant research areas,

2002
2009
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
2021Green Chilly - BIG Innovation VoucherPrincipal Investigator
Applied Science University2020Research Accuracy of CFD CodesPrincipal Investigator
Higher Education Academy
2015
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
2019

Optical properties of PVC composite modified during light exposure to give high absorption enhancement
Abed, Rasheed N., Yousif, E., Abed, A.R.N., Rashad, A., Hadawey, A. and Jawad, A. (2021). Optical properties of PVC composite modified during light exposure to give high absorption enhancement. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 570, p. 120946. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2021.120946

Assessing the Horizontal Homogeneity of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (HHABL) Profile Using Different CFD Software
Abohela, I, Aristodemou, E, Hadawey, A and Sundararajan, R (2020). Assessing the Horizontal Homogeneity of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (HHABL) Profile Using Different CFD Software. Atmosphere. 11 (10), pp. 1138-1138. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11101138

Numerical Investigation into the Product’s Weight loss and Display Shelf life inside the Serve-over Cabinet
Hadawey, A (2018). Numerical Investigation into the Product’s Weight loss and Display Shelf life inside the Serve-over Cabinet. 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Resource Use in Food Chains, ICSEF 2018. Cyprus, Pahpos 17 - 19 Oct 2018

Unwrapped food product display shelf life assessment
Hadawey, A, Tassou, SA, Chaer, I and Sundararajan, R (2017). Unwrapped food product display shelf life assessment. Energy Procedia. 123, pp. 62-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.233

Theoretical and experimental study of bubbly gas-water two phase flows through a Universal Venturi Tube (UVT)
Hadawey, A, Hasan, A, Al-Wahaibi, Y, Abdul-Karem, W and Al-Raheem, KF (2012). Theoretical and experimental study of bubbly gas-water two phase flows through a Universal Venturi Tube (UVT). International Journal of Information Science and Engineering. 2 (1), pp. 43-58.

Air Curtain Design Optimization of Refrigerated Vertical Display Cabinet using CFD
Hadawey, A, Jaber, T, Abdul Ghaffar, W and Hasan, A (2012). Air Curtain Design Optimization of Refrigerated Vertical Display Cabinet using CFD. International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology. Volume (ISSN:).

Experimental Study of a Light Commercial Refrigeration System Operating Under Frosting Conditions
Hadawey, A, Tassou, S and DA Silva, D (2011). Experimental Study of a Light Commercial Refrigeration System Operating Under Frosting Conditions. The 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Prague, the Czech Republic 21 - 26 Aug 2011

Liquid Pressure Amplification in Refrigeration Systems – Potential for Reducing Energy Consumption in Retrofit Applications
Hadawey, A, Tassou, S and Ge, YT (2010). Liquid Pressure Amplification in Refrigeration Systems – Potential for Reducing Energy Consumption in Retrofit Applications. SEEP 2010 Conference Proceedings. Bari, Italy 29 Jun - 02 Jul 2010

Energy Savings through Liquid Pressure Amplification in Refrigeration Systems
Hadawey, A, Tassou, S and Ge, YT (2010). Energy Savings through Liquid Pressure Amplification in Refrigeration Systems. Sustainable Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology Conference. Stockholm, Sweden 14 - 18 Jun 2010

Integration of CO2 refrigeration and tri-generation systems for supermarket Applications
Hadawey, A, Tassou, S, Suamir, IN and Marriott, D (2010). Integration of CO2 refrigeration and tri-generation systems for supermarket Applications. 1st IIR International Cold Chain Conference. UK, Cambridge 29 - 31 Mar 2010

Performance optimization of a secondary refrigerant display cabinet using tests and CFD modelling
Hadawey, A, Tassou, S, Jouhara, H and Suamir, IN (2010). Performance optimization of a secondary refrigerant display cabinet using tests and CFD modelling. 1st IIR International Cold Chain Conference. Cambridge, UK 29 - 31 Mar 2010

Investigation of the performance characteristics of an ammonia-water absorption chiller in a tri-generation system arrangement
Hadawey, A, Tassou, S, Suamir, IN, Chaer, I and Marriott, D (2009). Investigation of the performance characteristics of an ammonia-water absorption chiller in a tri-generation system arrangement. 5th Heat Powered Cycles Conference. Berlin, Germany 07 Sep - 09 Nov 2009

Determination of Display Shelf Life of Sandwich Components
Hadawey, A, Tassou, S and Datta, D (2005). Determination of Display Shelf Life of Sandwich Components. IIR International Conference. Commercial Refrigeration. Vicenza Italy 30 - 31 Aug 2005