Ahmed Oumer

Assistant Professor
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Ahmed Oumer


Dr Oumer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai. He teaches BEng & MEng Mechanical Engineering, and BEng Chemical Engineering students.


Dr Oumer received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia. His MSc and BSc degrees are also in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining Heriot-Watt University, he served 10 years as an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in the College of Engineering, at the University of Malaysia Pahang.

He has many years of teaching experience in higher education in the areas of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and numerical methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Moreover, he has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc and PhD) research theses. Before shifting to academia, he worked in various manufacturing and consultant industries for more than seven years.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE) and Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council UK, from 2015 - to date.
  • Graduate Engineer,  Board of Engineers in Malaysia, form 2019-2022 
  • Regular Member of the International Association of Engineers from 2016 to date.

Dr Oumer is actively participating in various research projects. His research interests include:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD);
  • Modelling and experimental study of  thermo-fluid problems;
  • Heat transfer enhancement using nanofluids and finned heat exchangers;
  • Fluidized bed combustion;
  • Flow-induced orientation of fibres in fibre-reinforced composites.

A complete list of his publications can be found in the following databases:

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9498-8360

Publon: https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/K-2475-2016

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=2ycFfEsAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

 Below is a list of his selected papers

Journal Papers:  

Ashwindran, S. N., Azizuddin, A. A., & A. N. Oumer. A Low-Cost Digital Torquemeter Coordinated by Arduino Board. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 15(1), 118–130, 2023.

Luqman Hakim Alias, Jamiluddin Jaafar, …, A. N. Oumer. Influence of dammar gum application on the mechanical properties of pineapple leaf fiber reinforced tapioca biopolymer composites. Polymer Composites, 1-11, 2023

L.A.Halim, F. Basrawi, A.S. Md Yudin, N.A. MohdAzman, A.N. Oumer & S.B. Abd Razak (2023) Pulsation-assisted fluidised bed drying of heat-sensitive and sticky materials: effect of basic parameter, and pulsation-specific parameter, Particulate Science and Technology, 41:2, 163-175, DOI: 10.1080/02726351.2022.2063210

A. N Oumer, HW Azmi, JP Azizuddin Abd Aziz, AT Baheta, Analysis of Flow and Thermal Performance of SiO2-Water Nanofluids with Variable Geometrical and Process Parameters, Mathematical Statistician and Engineering Applications 71 (4), 2022 (Scopus Indexed)

AN Sanderasagran, AB Abd Aziz, AN Oumer, IM Sahat, Alternative Method of Nature-Inspired Geometrical Design Strategy for Drag Induced Wind Turbine Blade Morphology, International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering 19 (2), 2022 (Scopus Indexed)

T. L. Oladosu, A. T. Baheta, A. N. Oumer,” Desiccant solutions, membrane technologies, and regeneration techniques in liquid desiccant air conditioning system”,  International Journal of Energy Research, 2021 – (ISI Indexed, IF=4.672)

ATM Amin, WAW Hamzah, AN Oumer, Thermal conductivity and dynamic viscosity of mono and hybrid organic-and synthetic-based nanofluids: A critical review, Nanotechnology Reviews 10 (1), 2021

A. Y. Adem, A. N. Oumer, M. Ishak, et al., “State of the art on flow and heat transfer performance of compact fin-and-tube heat exchanger”, Springer link - Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 139(4), 2020 – (ISI Indexed, IF=3.641)

ASM Yudin, AN Oumer, NFM Roslan, MA Zulkarnain, “Computational and Experimental Study on Pressure Drop in a Fluidised Bed with Different Air Distributor Designs”, International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, 17(2), 2020 - (Scopus Indexed)

A. T. Baheta, K.K. Looi, A. N. Oumer, K. Habib “Thermoelectric Air-Conditioning System: Building Applications and Enhancement Techniques”, International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, 2019 - (Scopus Indexed)

A. N. Oumer, MM Hasan, Aklilu Tesfamichael Baheta, Rizalman Mamat, AA Abdullah, “Bio-based liquid fuels as a source of renewable energy: a review”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review,  88, 82-98, 2018- (ISI Indexed, IF=16.799)

J. Jaafar, J.P.Siregar, A. N. Oumer, M.H.M.Hamdan, C. Tezara, M.S.Salit, “Experimental investigation on the performance of short pineapple leaf fibre reinforced tapioca biopolymer composites”, BioResources, 2018, 13, 6341-6355.

N. Fadilah, A. N. Oumer, I. Sahat, “Small Scale Hydro-Power as a Source of Renewable Energy in Malaysia: A Review”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review,  72, 228–239, 2017- (ISI Indexed, IF=10.55)

N. Thiwaan Rao, A.N. Oumer, and U.K. Jamaludin, “State-of-the-Art on Flow and heat transfer characteristics of supercritical CO2 in various channels”, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Vol. 116, 2016. (ISI Indexed, IF=2.58)

A. Shukrie, S. Anuar, A. N. Oumer, “Improvement on Particulate Mixing through Inclined Slotted Swirling Distributor in a Fluidized Bed: An Experimental Study”, Advanced Powder Technology, 2016 - (ISI Indexed, IF=2.48)

List of attended conferences:

A. N. Oumer, N. Thiwaan Rao, U.K. Jamaludin, F. Basrawi, and H. Ibrahim, “Numerical Simulation of Flow and Heat Transfer Characteristics of Supercritical Fluids in Mini-Channels”, Engineering & Technology, Computer, Basic & Applied Sciences (ECBA-1016), 20-21 May 2016, Dubai, UAE.

A.N. Oumer, A. A. Ibrahim, Nuruzzaman, D.M, K.i Yusuf, “Simulation on Effect of Flow-Induced Fiber Orientation on the Mechanical Properties of Fiber Reinforced Composites”, Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCET2015), 11-13 October 2015

A. N. Oumer, I. Sahat, M. A. N. Mutasim, and T. Kurniaawan, “Numerical and experimental investigation of tensile properties of natural-sand reinforced polypropylene”, International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering (ICAMME 2014), 23-25 September 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9498-8360

Publon: https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/K-2475-2016

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations hl=en&user=2ycFfEsAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate