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Professor Hussam Jouhara

Professor Hussam Jouhara


Having worked in academia and the industry, Hussam has unique expertise in working on applied heat exchangers and energy-related research activities with direct support from research councils and various UK and international industrial partners. He has extensive expertise in designing and manufacturing various types of heat exchangers, including heat pipes and heat pipe-based heat exchangers for low, medium and high temperature applications. His work in the field of heat pipe based heat exchangers resulted in novel designs for recouperators, steam generators & condensers and flat heat pipes. These have been implemented across various industries including, but not limited to: food, electronics thermal management and low to high industrial waste heat recovery and Energy from Waste. Over the last few years, he has successfully managed to achieve new designs for industrial waste heat recovery and many thermal systems that have enhanced the performance of various industrials processes in the UK, Europe and world-wide.

Throughout his academic and industrial career, he received over £6.5M in research funding from various UK/EU based research councils (RCUK & EU H2020) and from British and European industrial partners. He is a published author of academic books with many filed patents in areas related to heat pipes engineering and manufacturing and Energy from Waste systems. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of both Engineers Ireland (Ireland) and IMechE (UK).


Ph. D. (Mechanical Engineering), 2004, University of Manchester.

B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) (5-year degree, Ranked first), 1992-1997, The Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (power and thermal engineering division), Damascus University.


P. G. Cert. in Higher Education, 2010, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK.

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), 2017, UK


2010 to date: Engineering Council (UK): Registered Chartered Engineer, (CEng). Reg. No. 579867

2010 to date: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK): Chartered Member and Fellow (CEng, FIMechE) Reg. No. 80109076

2009 to date: Institute of Refrigeration (UK): Member (M.Inst.R) Reg. No. 5207

2008 to date: Engineers Ireland (Ireland): Chartered Engineer, International Professional Engineer and Fellow (CEng, IntPE, FIEI) Reg. No. 063790

2005 to 2008: The Irish Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research (MCTVR)

Newest selected publications

Hoslett, J., Ghazal, H., Ahmad, D. and Jouhara, H. (2019) 'Removal of copper ions from aqueous solution using low temperature biochar derived from the pyrolysis of municipal solid waste'. Science of the Total Environment, 673. pp. 777 - 789. ISSN: 0048-9697 Open Access Link

Journal article

Khordehgah, N., Guichet, V., Lester, S. and Jouhara, H. (2019) 'Computational study and experimental validation of a solar photovoltaics and thermal technology'. Renewable Energy, 143. pp. 1348 - 1356. ISSN: 1879-0682 Open Access Link

Journal article

Sulaiman, A. and Jouhara, H. (2019) 'Experimental and Theoretical Investigation on a Radiative Flat Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger'. Energy, 174. pp. 972 - 984. ISSN: 0360-5442 Open Access Link

Journal article

Chauhan, A., Trembley, J., Wrobel, L. and Jouhara, H. (2019) 'Experimental and CFD Validation of the Thermal Performance of a Cryogenic Batch Freezer with the Effect of Loading'. Energy, 171. pp. 77 - 94. ISSN: 0360-5442 Open Access Link

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