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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 £12.2M 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. 

Major projects as a Principal Investigator in Brunel:


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


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


  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


Newest selected publications

Alsaqoor, S., Alahmer, A., Andruszkiewicz, A., Piechota, P., Synowiec, P., Beithu, N., et al. (2022) 'Ultrasonic Technique for Measuring the Mean Flow Velocity behind a Throttle: A Metrological Analysis'. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 0. pp. 1 - 21. ISSN: 2451-9049 Open Access Link

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Abdelkareem, MA., Maghrabie, HM., Abo-Khalil, AG., Adhari, OHK., Sayed, ET., Radwan, A., et al. (2022) 'Thermal management systems based on heat pipes for batteries in EVs/HEVs'. Journal of Energy Storage, 51. pp. 104384 - 104384. ISSN: 2352-152X

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Miliauskas, G., Puida, E., Poškas, R., Ragaišis, V., Paukštaitis, L., Jouhara, H. and et al. (2022) 'Experimental investigations of water droplet transient phase changes in flue gas flow in the range of temperatures characteristic of condensing economizer technologies'. Energy, 256. pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 0360-5442

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Prajapati, P., Patel, V. and Jouhara, H. (2022) 'An efficient optimization of an irreversible Ericsson refrigeration cycle based on thermo-ecological criteria'. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 33. pp. 101381 - 101381. ISSN: 2451-9049 Open Access Link

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Rashad, M., Żabnieńska-Góra, A., Norman, L. and Jouhara, H. (2022) 'Analysis of energy demand in a residential building using TRNSYS'. Energy, 254 (Part B). pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 0360-5442 Open Access Link

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