Mansour Al Qubeissi

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    - 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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    Dr Al Qubeissi is an Associate Professor of Thermofluids, Curriculum Lead of Thermofluids and Renewable Energy Engineering, and a Programme Leader of MSc Renewable Energy Engineering, at Coventry University (CU). He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Universities Internal Combustion Engine Group (UnICEG), a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG) – Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME), a Community Buddy of the British Science Association, Review Editor in Thermal Science and Energy Systems, and Associate Editor of Alexandria Engineering Journal. Dr Al Qubeissi's latest PhD study was based on the modelling of pre-combustion processes, including multicomponent and blended fuel droplets, conducted at the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories & Advanced Engineering Centre, University of Brighton (2012-2015). Prior to that, he conducted PhD work on CFD development of conjugate heat transfer for the rotating discs-cavities of gas turbine engines at the Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre, Sussex University (2007 - 2012) in which Dr Al Qubeissi developed a new CFD approach (coded in FORTRAN) for the high-speed CHT system. 

    Dr Al Qubeissi's main relevant research experience includes the development of models for processes preceding/exceeding the onset of combustion (atomization, sprays, heating, evaporation and ignition of multi-component and blended fuels) and a broader range of thermal 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 120 research outputs in internationally refereed journal articles, conference proceedings and monographs. Also, Dr Al Qubeissi has been involved in many project supervision, including more than 120 UG/PG student projects and 6 PhD/DSc projects.

    Main roles and activities

    • Curriculum Lead, Thermofluids and Renewable Energy subjects.
    • Course Director, MSc Renewable Energy Engineering.
    • 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).
    • Academic Examiner/Validator,
      • School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - University of Derby (2020-2022).
      • School of Engineering and Computer Science - University of Hertfordshire (2020);
      • Department of Mechanical and Energy Systems Engineering, University of Bradford (2022-);
      • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Aston University (2021-).
    • External PhD Examiner, Universities of Aston, Brunel, and Imperial College - London.
    • Associate Editor, Alexandria Engineering Journal.
    • Editorial Board member, Frontiers in Thermal Engineering - Thermal Science and Energy Systems
    • 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. Dr Raguram Nagarajan

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

    2. Dr Nawar H.I. Al-Esawi

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

    3. Dr Alisson V.B. Lopes

    Project title: Advanced Modelling of Turbulent Spray Flames In Aero Gas-Turbines with Liquid Bio-Fuels (8/05/2017 → 01/11/2021).

    4. Dr Dmytro Beherskyi* (D.Sc.)

    Project title: A new approach for battery thermal management in extreme conditions (Defended in 2020, Ukraine). *The DSc project was co-supervised for the duration of a joint project with Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University, Ukraine.

    5. Dr Moustafa Al-Damook*

    Project title: Performance Analysis of Air-Cooled Photovoltaic/Thermal Systems (01/01/2016 – 19/07/2019). *A co-supervised project conducted at the University of Leeds.

    6. Mr Fraser MacLellan

    Project title: GCRF-Predicting Urban Particulate Flows Using AI-Enhanced Turbulence Models (20/09/21 → In progress).

    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

    Sept 2015Sept 2016

    Award Date: 17 Nov 2016

    Engineering, Doctorate, Heating and evaporation of automotive fuels, University of Brighton

    1 Oct 20121 May 2015

    Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

    Engineering , Doctorate, Development of a conjugate heat transfer solver, University of Sussex

    14 Oct 200730 Sept 2012

    Award Date: 28 Sept 2012

    Power Generation (with 'Distinction'), MSc, Performance study of a non-mechanical induced draft cooling tower: design and manufacturing, University of Technology

    1 Oct 200228 Jan 2005

    Award Date: 17 Feb 2005

    Mechanical Engineering (Hons), Degree, Performance study on a non-mechanical induced draft cooling tower (simulation, design, manufacturing and testing)

    Sept 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 2017Sept 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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