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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. He is also an elected member of the Senate of Brunel University London. 

Throughout his academic and industrial career, he received over £9.6M 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).

Hussam is the founder and the Head of the Heat Pipe and Thermal Management Research Group in Brunel University London


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.


  1. P. G. Cert. in Higher Education, 2010, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK.
  2. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), 2017, UK


  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK): Chartered Member and Fellow (CEng, FIMechE
  • CIBSE (UK): Member (MCIBSE)
  • Institute of Refrigeration (UK): Member (M.Inst.R
  • Engineers Ireland (Ireland): Chartered Engineer, International Professional Engineer and Fellow (CEng, IntPE, FIEI) 

Newest selected publications

Grigaliūnienė, D., Poškas, R., Kilda, R., Jouhara, H. and Poškas, P. (2020) 'Modeling radionuclide migration from activated metallic waste disposal in a generic geological repository in Lithuania'. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 370. pp. 110885 - 110885. ISSN: 0029-5493 Open Access Link

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Brough, D., Ramos, J., Delpech, B. and Jouhara, H. (2020) 'Development and Validation of a TRNSYS Type to Simulate Heat Pipe Heat Exchangers in Transient Applications of Waste Heat Recovery'. International Journal of Thermofluids. pp. 100056 - 100056. ISSN: 2666-2027 Open Access Link

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Żabnieńska-Góra, A., Khordehgah, N. and Jouhara, H. (2020) 'Annual performance analysis of the PV/T system for the heat demand of a low-energy single-family building'. Renewable Energy, 163 (January 2021). pp. 1923 - 1931. ISSN: 0960-1481 Open Access Link

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Jonynas, R., Puida, E., Poškas, R., Paukštaitis, L., Jouhara, H., Gudzinskas, J., et al. (2020) 'Renewables for district heating: The case of Lithuania'. Energy, 211. pp. 119064 - 119064. ISSN: 0360-5442

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Lipinski, T., Ahmad, D., Serey, N. and Jouhara, H. (2020) 'Review of ventilation strategies to reduce the risk of disease transmission in high occupancy buildings'. International Journal of Thermofluids, 7-8 (November 2020). pp. 1 - 24. ISSN: 2666-2027 Open Access Link

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