PhD, MInstP, MRAeS

Lecturer

Telephone
+44 (0)131 451 3531
Email
k.dadzie@hw.ac.uk
Address
JN2.39
Heriot-Watt University
S Kokou Dadzie
Roles and responsibilities

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Research

Present primary research interests concern non-conventional fluid flow phenomena such as those observed in rarefied gases, supercritical fluids and gas mixtures, with applications into micro-and- nanotechnology and renewable energy. He is also interested in other compressible flow problems and, generally, in the theoretical modelling and simulations of various engineering flow systems.

For more details, please visit Dr. Dadzie's research group wesbite

Selected publications
  • Dadzie, S.K. (2013). A thermo-mechanically consistent Burnett regime continuum flow equation without Chapman–Enskog expansion, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 716:R6.  [Link]
  • Dadzie, S.K. , & Brenner, H. (2012). Predicting enhanced mass flow rates in gas microchannels using nonkinetic models, Physical Review E , 86 (3), 036318. [Link]
  • Dadzie, S.K., & Reese, J.M. (2012). Analysis of the thermomechanical inconsistency of some extended hydrodynamic models at high Knudsen number, Physical Review E, 85(4), 041202. [Link] 
  • Dadzie, S.K. (2012). Second law of thermodynamics in volume diffusion hydrodynamics in multicomponent gas mixtures, Physics Letters A, 376 (45), 3223-3228. [Link]
  • Dadzie, S.K., & Reese, J. M. (2012), Spatial stochasticity and non-continuum effects in gas flows, Physics Letters A, 376 (8-9), 967-972. [Link]

For a complete list of Dr. Dadzie's publications, please go to his research profile portal.

Biography

Dr. Dadzie completed his PhD in 2005 at Aix-Marseille University (France). His PhD research was concerned with gas-surface interactions in solving the Boltzmann kinetic equation and predicting rarefied gas flow phenomena. This follows a Masters in Mathematics from Togo (2000) and an MSc in Fluid Mechanics from Pierre & Marie-Curie University in Paris (2002).

Between 2006 and 2011 he was a research fellow at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow after declining a ‘Maitre de Conference’ position at Aix-Marseille University. During his time at the university of Strathclyde, he developed his volume diffusion kinetic and hydrodynamic theory for predicting non-continuum effects in gases, mostly in collaboration with Prof. Howard Brenner at MIT (Massachusetts, USA), and under supervision of Prof. Jason M Reese and Prof. Colin R McInnes.

After a brief spell at Glyndwr University (Wrexham, UK) as a Senior Lecturer in Aeronautical Engineering, he joined the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE) at Heriot-Watt University.

Further information

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Full list of publications