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Investigation into Selective Catalyst Reduction spray formulation and use of various liquid reductants

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Personal profile


Dr Al Qubeissi is a Chartered Engineer MIMechE, 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 Engineering (ISME), an Associate Editor of Alexandria Engineering Journal, a member 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.

Dr Al Qubeissi is experienced in computational thermo-fluid systems. His main relevant research experience includes a development of mathematical models for processes preceding/exceeding the onset of combustion (atomization, heating, evaporation and ignition of multi-component and blended fuels) and CFD modelling of a broad range of engineering applications (e.g., PV/T systems, battery thermal management, and gat-turbine rotating cavities). His research efforts have been disseminated via above 90 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 70 UG/PG students, including 4 PhD students. Prior to that, he was a lecturer in Engineering at the University of Brighton, UK, and participant in INTERREG E3C3 project (€3.5 million).


Main roles and activities

  • Module leader, Fluids and Heat Transfer (Level 6) and Individual Projects (Level 7).
  • Course Director, Master of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical, Automotive and Motorsports.
  • External Examiner, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Derby.
  • External Research Examiner, PhD in Engineering, University of Aston.
  • Associate Editor, Alexandria Engineering Journal.
  • PhD Director of Studies.
  • Reviewer, EPSRC and Newton funding proposals.
  • Designated Reviewer for several journals, including: Fuel, Energy & Fuels, Applied Thermal Engineering, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Proceedings of the Royal Society: A, Energies, and International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow.
  • Conference Chair and Organiser, ICSMET.


Projects and fundings

  • Coordinator of a CU funded research project, entitled "Blended fuel droplet heating evaporation and ignition", with £90k funding in the form of a PhD studentship.
  • Chair of 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'.
  • Coordinator of E+ Key Action 107, 2018, International Credit Mobility with £49k funding, Grant Ref No. 2018-1-UK01-KA107-047386.
  • 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.
  • 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' at the University of Sussex, 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 (In progress)

Project title: Advanced turbulent combustion modelling of stationary gas-turbines with alternative gaseous fuels (19/09/2016 → 30/03/2020).


2. Nawar H.I. Al-Esawi (In progress)

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* (ScD degree)

 *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 completed)

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

Project title: Performance Analysis of Air-Cooled Photovoltaic/Thermal Systems (01/01/2016 – 05/09/2019).

Education/Academic qualification

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

Sep 2015Sep 2016

Engineering, Doctorate, University of Brighton

1 Oct 20121 May 2015

Engineering , Doctorate, University of Sussex

14 Oct 200730 Sep 2012

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

1 Oct 200228 Jan 2005

Mechanical Engineering (Hons), Degree

Sep 1998May 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
  • TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
  • Powertrain
  • Fuel
  • Aerodynamics
  • TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
  • multiphase flow
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • QD Chemistry
  • Fuel properties
  • Biofuels
  • Combustion
  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • battery vehicle
  • Photovoltaic

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Research Output

Investigation into the Aerodynamic Performance of a Concept Sports Car

Dickison, M., Ghaleeh, M., Milady, S., Wen, L. T. & Al Qubeissi, M., 2020, In : Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics. 13, 2, p. 583-601 19 p., 30179.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    Life Cycle Costing Analysis: Tools and Applications for Determining Hydrogen Production Cost for Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology

    Khzouz, M., Gkanas, E., Shao, J., Sher, F., Beherskyi, D., El-Kharouf, A. & Al Qubeissi, M., 23 Jul 2020, In : Energies. 13, 15, 19 p., 3783.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Micro Gas Turbine Range Extender Performance Analysis Using Varying Intake Temperature

    Bin Raja Ahsan Shah, R. M., Al Qubeissi, M., McGordon, A., Amor-Segan, M. & Jennings, P., 6 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Automotive Innovation. (In-press), p. (In-press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

    Modelling of multi-component kerosene and surrogate fuel droplet heating and evaporation characteristics: A comparative analysis

    Poulton, L., Rybdylova, O., Zubrilin, I., Matveev, S., Gurakov, N., Al Qubeissi, M., Al-Esawi, N. H. I., Khan, T., Gun’ko, V. M. & Sazhin, S. S., 1 Jun 2020, In : Fuel. 269, 12 p., 117115.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    A parametric study into a passively enhanced heat separation system

    Ihekwaba, C. & Al Qubeissi, M., Sep 2019. 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Activities

    University of Derby

    Mansour Qubeissi (Assessor)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    University of Hertfordshire

    Mansour Qubeissi (Assessor)
    Feb 2020

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    International Conference on Sustainable Materials and Energy Technologies

    Mansour Qubeissi (Organising Committee)
    12 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    PhD Examiner

    Mansour Qubeissi (Examiner)
    2 Oct 2019

    Activity: Examination

    16th UK Heat Transfer Conference

    Raja Mazuir Bin Raja Ahsan Shah (Speaker), Mansour Qubeissi (Contributor)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


    CARA Award

    Mansour Qubeissi (Recipient), Apr 2009

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Mansour Qubeissi (Recipient), Apr 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)