Dr Fadi Ghaith

Job title
Dean of the University
BSc, MSc, PhD

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Chartered Engineer in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (CEng MIMechE)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Fellow of the Association of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineers (AMAE)
  • Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) in Jordan Engineers Association (JEA)


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and Learning (PGCAP), Heriot-Watt University
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan

Career History

  • Dean of Science and Engineering, Heriot-Watt University (Jan 2018 - present)
  • Associate Director of Combined Studies, Heriot-Watt University Dubai (2011 - present)
  • Associate Professor in School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), Heriot-Watt University Dubai (2010 - present)
  • Visiting Consultant in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (2009 - 2010)
  • Lecturer and Researcher in Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia (2006 - 2009)
  • Deisgn and Development Engineer in Jordan Petroleum Refinery Co. Ltd., Jordon (2002 - 2005)

Areas of Research

  • Dynamic modeling 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; and
  • Engineering Education: Innovative approaches and reflections in industrial engineering design projects.

Interests and Hobbies

  • Soccer
  • Table Tennis
  • Meteorology
  • Exploring Nature

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