Mansour Qubeissi, SFHEA

Dr, Course Director, Renewable Energy Engineering, Research Associate

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PhD projects

- Extended range of bio-/fossil-fuel blends in various engines; - A novel approach for battery thermal management; - Investigation into SCR spray formulation using various liquid reductants

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Personal profile


Dr Al Qubeissi is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, member of the Universities Internal Combustion Engine Group (UnICEG), a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG) – Society of Mechanical Engineering (ISME), a Community Buddy of the British Science Association, Associate Editor of Alexandria Engineering Journal, Research Associate of the Institute for Future Transport and Cities, Senior Lecturer in Thermo-fluids, and Course Director for Master of Engineering (MEng) programmes, including mechanical, automotive and motorsport courses, at Coventry University (CU). His PhD study was conducted on mathematical modelling of pre-combustion processes including multicomponent fuel droplets at the Advanced Engineering Centre, Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories, University of Brighton (2012-2015). Prior to that, he conducted PhD work on CFD development of conjugate heat transfer in rotating discs-cavities of gas turbine engines at the Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre, University of Sussex (2008 - 2012).

Dr Al Qubeissi is experienced in computational thermo-fluid systems. His main relevant research experience includes the development of mathematical models for processes preceding/exceeding the onset of combustion (atomization, heating, evaporation and ignition of multi-component and blended fuels) and other broad range of engineering applications (e.g. IC engines, PV/T systems, Battery thermal management, Thermal fatigue, Gas-turbine engines). His research efforts have been disseminated via more than 100 research outputs in internationally refereed journal articles, conference proceedings and monographs. Since starting his career at CU in 2015, Dr Al Qubeissi has been involved in project supervisions of above 80 UG/PG students, including 5 PhD/DSc projects. Prior to that, he was a Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Brighton, UK, and a research participant in the INTERREG E3C3 project (€3.5 million).


Main roles and activities

  • Module leader, Fluids and Heat Transfer (Level 6), Extended Fluids and Heat Transfer (Level 7), BioEnergy Engineering (Level 7), and MEng Individual Projects (Level 7).
  • Course Director, Master of Engineering (MEng) programmes: Mechanical, Automotive and Motorsports, and Maser of Science (MSc) in Renewable Energy Engineering.
  • Academic Examiner/Validator, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - University of Derby; School of Engineering and Computer Science - University of Hertfordshire; and Department of Mechanical and Energy Systems Engineering, University of Bradford.
  • External PhD Examiner, Universities of Aston, Brunel, and Imperial College - London.
  • Associate Editor, Alexandria Engineering Journal.
  • Guest Editor, Energies SI: Biodiesel fuel combustion (Oct 2020 - Apr 2022), and Energies SI: Thermal and Alternative Propulsion Systems (Oct 2021 - Sep 2022).
  • PhD Director of Studies and co-supervisor, 5 PhD completions (up to Sep 2021).
  • Designated Proposal Reviewer, EPSRC, BC Newton funding proposals, Royal Society of Engineering.
  • Reviewer for many high impact journals, including Fuel, Energy & Fuels, ACS OmegaApplied Thermal Engineering, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Nature: Scientific ReportsProceedings of the Royal Society: A, Energies, and International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow.
  • Chairing/co-organising conferences and workshops: ICSMET, IMDC-IST, UKFluids Network SIG, FCD'19.


Projects and fundings

  • Coordinator of E+ Key Action 107 2020, with €20,156k funding, Grant Ref No. 2020-1-UK01-KA107-078517 (Aug 2020 - July 2023).
  • Coordinator of a CU funded research project, entitled "Blended fuel droplet heating evaporation and ignition", with £90k funding value in the form of a PhD studentship (Feb 2017 - Sep 2020).
  • Co-I and Chair of GCRF project, titled Low cost filtered drinking water in the areas of struggle in Pakistan, in an Innovate UK funded programme of 'GCRF demonstrate impact in meeting the sustainable development goals: phase 1', value £59.8k (April 2020 - Jan 2021).
  • Coordinator of E+ Key Action 107, 2018, International Credit Mobility with £49k funding, Grant Ref No. 2018-1-UK01-KA107-047386 (Aug 2018 - Jul 2021).
  • Joint winner of an ECR funding on 'Hydrogen Production and storage' project, 2017-2019. An in-house built testing facility for the development of an on-board hydrogen delivery system, with £59k funding. Grant Ref. ECR201617.
  • Coordinator of E+ KA107 Round 2 2016 Grant, 2017. The HE mobility between Programme and Partner Countries, International Credit Mobility, Ref No. 2016-2-UK01-KA107-034987 (Feb 2017 - Jul 2019.
  • 2010 Award winner, by UNLTD, as a social entrepreneur for establishing a community development project 'NETWORKING', in which ethnic minorities were successfully encouraged to integrate into society and enrol into higher education.
  • Recipient of UK-CARA Research Award with a value of £8.7k for his doctoral research project 'Development of a conjugate heat transfer solver,' 2011.
  • Participant in Energy Efficiency and Environment: a Cross-Channel Cluster (E3C3) with €3.5m funding (March 2013 - March 2015). 


Research Interests

Research topics: Fuel blends; CFD modelling; Heating & Evaporation; Conjugate heat transfer.

Engineering applications: Gas turbines; ICE; PV/T; EV BTMS.


PhD Project

1. Raguram Nagarajan (Successfully defended, 14/05/2021)

Project title: Advanced turbulent combustion modelling of stationary gas-turbines with alternative gaseous fuels (19/09/2016 → 30/01/2021).


2. Nawar H.I. Al-Esawi (Successfully defended, 01/09/2020)

Project title: Blended Fuel Droplets Heating, Evaporation and Ignition (16/01/2017 → 30/07/2020).


3. Alisson V.B. Lopes (In progress)

Project title: Advanced Modelling of Turbulent Spray Flames In Aero Gas-Turbines with Liquid Bio-Fuels (8/05/2017 → 30/11/2020).


4. Dmytro Beherskyi* (D.Sc., completed 2020)

 *Co-supervised for the duration of a joint project with Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University.

Project title: A new approach for battery thermal management in extreme conditions.


5. Moustafa Al-Damook* (Successfully defended, 05/09/2019)

*Co-supervised for a project conducted at the University of Leeds.

Project title: Performance Analysis of Air-Cooled Photovoltaic/Thermal Systems (01/01/2016 – 19/07/2019).

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

Education/Academic qualification

PCAPHE (with 'Distinction'), Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University

Sep 2015Sep 2016

Award Date: 17 Nov 2016

Engineering, Doctorate, University of Brighton

1 Oct 20121 May 2015

Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

Engineering , Doctorate, University of Sussex

14 Oct 200730 Sep 2012

Award Date: 28 Sep 2012

Power Generation (with 'Distinction'), MSc, University of Technology

1 Oct 200228 Jan 2005

Award Date: 17 Feb 2005

Mechanical Engineering (Hons), Degree

Sep 1998May 2002

Award Date: 10 Jun 2002

External positions

External Examiner, Aston University

2 Oct 2019 → …

Visiting Academic, University of Northampton

18 Mar 2019 → …

PhD Supervisor, University of Leeds

Jul 2017Sep 2019

Visiting Academic, Zhytomyr State Technological University

Feb 2017 → …

Visiting Academic, University of Brighton

Aug 2015 → …


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Heat transfer
  • Energy systems
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Droplets
  • Renewable Energy Modelling
  • TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
  • Powertrain
  • Fuel
  • Aerodynamics
  • TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
  • multiphase flow
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • thermal management
  • QD Chemistry
  • Fuel properties
  • Biofuels
  • Combustion
  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • battery vehicle
  • Photovoltaic


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