Dr Fadi Ghaith
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
- Associate Professor
- School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Dean of the University (Science and Engineering)
Associate Director of Combined Studies Programme
Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Dr Fadi Ghaith, who has served many positions in academia as well as industry, is currently Dean of Science and Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai. His role involves academic leadership in the management, operation and development of the University programmes in addition to contributing to the recognition of the University and liaising with industry.
Dr Ghaith has many external roles as consultant, principal investigator, and reviewer of externally-funded research projects and journals. He has also served as chair in numerous international conferences.
He has held different positions in the oil and gas industry such as Design and Development Engineer, Technical Purchasing Manager and Engineering Consultant (2002-2010). During his service in these positions, he led many projects which exceeded the value of 10 million USD.
His industrial experience is recognised internationally, as a Fellow and Chartered Engineer in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (CEng FIMechE) and Professional Engineer in the Jordan Engineering Council (PE, JEA). He is also a member of many international engineering associations such as ASME and IAEME.
Dynamic modelling and simulation of fluid-structure interaction systems and applications in oil drilling and heat exchangers
Design of solar-powered cooling systems in residential buildings
Applications of geothermal energy generated from abandoned oil wells
Enhancing the performance of the building vapour compression air cooling systems using earth-air heat exchanger
Design of solar-powered desalination systems
Engineering education: Innovative approaches and reflections in industrial engineering design projects.
Badran, A, Assaf, L, Kayed, K, Ghaith, F & Hammash, M 2004, 'Simulation and experimental study of an inverted trickle solar still', Desalination, vol. 164, no. 1, pp. 77-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0011-9164(04)00158-4
Ghaith, F, Qayyum , W & Nour, M 2012, Thermal performance of Earth Tubes for Pre-cooling during Summer in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). in ICREGA2012, 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy, March 4-7, 2012, Al-Ain, UAE.
Ghaith, F, Nour, M, Al-Zubaidi, S, Abdulaziz, N & Abdulla, M 2013, 'Integrated multidisciplinary engineering early design project: Approach and reflections', Journal of Continuing Education and Professional Development, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 14-26.
Ghaith, FA & Abusitta, R 2014, 'Energy analyses of an integrated solar powered heating and cooling systems in UAE', Energy and Buildings, vol. 70, pp. 117-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.11.024
Ghaith, F & Advani, D 2014, 'Applications of carbon capture and storage in enhanced oil recovery in UAE', International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology , vol. 3, pp. 502-511.
Ghaith, F & Khan, F 2013, 'Three dimensional nonlinear finite element modeling of charpy impact test', International Journal of Mechanical Engineers and Technology , vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 377-386.
Ghaith, F & Hamdan, M 2011, 'Dynamic modeling and control of elastic beam mounted on a moving cart and carrying lumped tip mass', Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 61-70.
Ghaith, F 2010, 'Nonlinear finite element modeling of charpy impact test', Advanced Materials Research, vol. 83, pp. 182-189.
Ghaith, F & Bilal, A 2014, Thermal performance of improved inverted solar trickle still. in Springer Proceedings in Energy . Springer, pp. 491-504. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05708-8_39
Ghaith, F & Farsid, MD 2014, 'Elastodynamic modeling and simulation of the AIRBUS A380 wing' Paper presented at ASME 2014 International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Buffalo, United States, 17/08/14 - 20/08/14, . https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2014-34010
Ghaith, F & Muzaffar, M 2013, 'Design and simulation of solar powered cooling system in UAE' Paper presented at International Conference On Future Trends In Structural, Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand, 13/07/13 - 14/07/13, .
Ghaith, F & Khulief, Y 2011, 'Nonlinear dynamics of an extensible flexible pipe conveying fluid and subjected to external flow' Paper presented at ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Washington DC, United States, 28/08/11 - 31/08/11, pp. 655-660.
Ghaith, F 2009, 'Nonlinear dynamic modeling of elastic beam mounted on a moving cart and carrying lumped tip mass subjected to external periodic force' Paper presented at 2009 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, United States, 30/08/09 - 2/09/09, pp. 935-941.
Ghaith, F 2008, 'Nonlinear finite element modeling of charpy impact test' Paper presented at Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies onference , Manama, Bahrain, 2/11/08 - 5/11/08, .
Nour, M, Mahmoud, H & Ghaith, F 2012, Generation and Applications Renewable Energy-Based Decentralized Power Generation Options for Small Remote Areas in Egypt. in ICREGA2012, 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy, March 4-7, 2012, Al-Ain, UAE.
Ghaith, F & Khan, F 2012, Nonlinear finite element modeling of prosthetic lower limbs. in Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Robotic, Mechanical Engineering and Design 2012. International Conference on Advances in Robotic, Mechanical Engineering and Design, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20/09/12. https://doi.org/02.ARMED.2012.2.3
Ghaith, F & Izhar, A 2015, 'Thermal performance enhancement of an industrial shell and tube heat exchanger' Paper presented at ASME 2015 Power and Energy Conference, San Diego, United States, 28/06/15 - 2/07/15, .
Ghaith, F & Ayub, A 2015, 'ELASTODYNAMIC MODELING AND SIMULATION OF AN AXIALLY ACCELERATING BEAM' Paper presented at ASME 2015 International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Boston, United States, 2/08/15 - 5/08/15, .
Ghaith, F & Hamid, M 2016, 'Experimental Investigation of an Integrated Inverted Solar Trickle Still' Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Mechatronics Engineering 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3/02/16 - 4/02/16, .
Ghaith, F & Razzaq, H-U-H 2016, 'Thermal performance of parabolic trough collector for cooling applications in residential buildings in UAE' Paper presented at International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 11/11/16 - 17/11/16, .
Ghaith, F 2017, 'Engineering design project: approaches and reflections' Paper presented at 8th International Forum on Engineering Education , Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 18/04/17 - 20/04/17, .
Ghaith, F & Alsouda, F 2017, Enhancing The Performance of the Building’s Vapor Compression Air Cooling System Using Earth-Air Heat Exchanger. in ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability., ES2017-3200, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2017-3200
Ghaith, F, Al Shakhshir, FS, Nour, MI & Al Lagtah, NMA 2017, 'Thermal Performance of An Integrated Earth-Air Tunnel System with Building’s External Wall in UAE', International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 206-218.
Ghaith, F & Razzaq, H-U-H 2017, 'Performance of solar powered cooling system using Parabolic Trough Collector in UAE', Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, vol. 23, pp. 21-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2017.08.005
Ghaith, FA & Mehmood, IK 2018, Performance and feasibility of using an integrated solar powered desalination system in United Arab Emirates. in 2018 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications (ICREGA). pp. 112-116, 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 26/02/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICREGA.2018.8337633
Ghaith, FA & Razzaq, HU 2018, Thermal Performance of Earth-Air Heat Exchanger Systems for Cooling Applications in Residential Buildings. in ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. vol. 6A, IMECE2018-86974, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME 2018 International mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Pittsburgh, United States, 9/11/18. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2018-86974