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Dr Mansour al Qubeissi (DPhil from UTC TFMRC, Sussex University, 2012; PhD from the Advanced Engineering Centre, University of Brighton, 2015) 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), a member of the Institute for Future Transport and Cities, and a Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics at Coventry University.

Dr al Qubeissi is experienced in computational thermo-fluid mechanics. 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 their implementation into CFD codes for a broad range of applications. His research efforts have resulted in dissemination of above 80 research outputs in high impact refereed journals (e.g. Fuel, Energy & Fuels, Int J heat and mass transfer, Applied Thermal Engineering), conference proceedings (e.g. ILASS, IHTC) and three 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.


Research projects and activities

  • 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.

  • Coordinator of E+ Key Action 107, 2018, International Credit Mobility with £49k funding, Grant Ref No. 2018-1-UK01-KA107-047386.

  • Coordinator of E+ KA107 Round 2 2016 Grant, 2017. 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.

  • In 2009, Dr al Qubeissi received a UK-CARA Research Award with a value of £8.7k for sponsoring his research project at the University of Sussex.

  • Participant in Energy Efficiency and Environment: a Cross-Channel Cluster (E3C3) with €3.5m funding (March 2013 - March 2015).

  • A STEMNET Ambassador (2015-present), in which he delivers engineering knowledge to young people with the aim of raising their awareness of STEM subjects and associated real-life applications and career choices.


Other professional activities:

  • A designated Reviewer on Newton Fund proposals (2018-ongoing);

  • Organiser of the 3rd SIG workshop, entitled: Sprays in engineering applications: modelling and experimental studies, 2nd - 3rd May 2018, Coventry, UK;

  • A Reviewer for Fuel (journal) (2018), Energy & Fuels (journal) (2018), Acta Astronautica (journal) (2018), Applied Thermal Engineering (journal) (2016), Micromachines (journal) (2016), the 27th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS 2016), the 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer (2018), Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (2016), and several IEEE proceedings (2012-2014);

  • Editorial Board Member of The Open Fuels & Energy Journal  (2017 - present);

  • EPSRC – UK Fluid Network, partner with Special Interest Group (SIG) of Sprays in engineering applications: modelling and experimental studies;

  • A Sicentific Committee Member of the International Conference on the Finite Volume Method: Applications & Numerics (e.g. ICFVM 2016) (2015-present); &

  • A Chairing Member of the University of Brighton Science and Engineering Research Conferences (2013-2014).


Research Interests

Fuel blends; CFD modelling; Heating & Evaporation; Conjugate heat transfer; Gas turbines; Internal combustion

PhD Project

1. Raguram Nagarajan

Project title: Advanced turbulent combustion modelling of stationary gas-turbines with alternative gaseous fuels (19/09/2016 → 30/03/2019).


2. Nawar H.I. Al-Esawi

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


3. Alisson V.B. Lopes

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


4. Moustafa Al-Damook*

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

Project title: Simulation of PV/T airflow for thermal optimisation and electricity generation (01/01/2016 – 30/03/2019).

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

Visiting Academic, University of Northampton

18 Mar 2019 → …

PhD Supervisor, University of Leeds

Jul 2017 → …

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
  • TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
  • multiphase flow
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • QD Chemistry
  • Fuel properties

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Research Output 2012 2019

Biofuels: Challenges and Opportunities

Al Qubeissi, M., 13 Mar 2019, London: InTech.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
employment opportunities
energy resources
food waste
2 Citations (Scopus)

Blended E85-diesel fuel droplet heating and evaporation

Al-Esawi, N. H. I., Al Qubeissi, M., Whitaker, R. & Sazhin, S. S., 21 Mar 2019, In : Energy & Fuels. 33, 3, p. 2477–2488 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diesel fuels
Activity coefficients
Computational efficiency
1 Citation (Scopus)

CFD modeling and performance evaluation of multipass solar air heaters

Al-Damook, M., Obaid, Z. H., Al Qubeissi, M., Dixon-Hardy, D., Cottom, J. & Heggs, P. J., 2019, In : Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications. 76, 6, p. 438-464 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

charge flow devices
Performance Evaluation
Computational fluid dynamics

Effect of Split-injection on Fuel Mixing and Cylinder Flow Characteristics of GDI Engines

Abo-Serie, E., Al Qubeissi, M., Liu, X. & Dickison, M., 12 Mar 2019, p. 1. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Engine cylinders
Computational fluid dynamics
Gas cylinders
1 Downloads (Pure)

Introductory Chapter

Al Qubeissi, M., 28 Jan 2019, Biofuels: Challenges and Opportunities. InTech, 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Liquid fuels

Activities 2013 2019

Ruslana Kolodnytska

Mansour Qubeissi (Host)
18 Jan 201918 Apr 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

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

UK Fluids Network - SIG

Mansour Qubeissi (Organiser)
2 May 20183 May 2018

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

International Heat Transfer Conference (Event)

Mansour Qubeissi (Associate Editor)
10 Aug 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review


CARA Award

Mansour Qubeissi (Recipient), Apr 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Mansour Qubeissi (Recipient), Apr 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

national minority