Dr Fadi Ghaith

Job title
Member of Senate
BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng FIMechE, SFHEA, PE, CE of JEA

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow and Chartered Engineer in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (CEng FIMechE)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) and Consultant Engineer (CE) in Jordan Engineers Association
  • Fellow of the Association of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineers (AMAE)


  • 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 (PG CAP), Heriot-Watt University
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan

Career history

  • 2011-present: Associate Director of Combined Studies, Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus
  • 2010-present: Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), Heriot Watt University, Dubai Campus
  • 2018-2020: Dean of Science and Engineering, Heriot Watt University
  • 2009-2010: Visiting Consultant in Mechanical and industrial Engineering Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • 2006-2009: Lecturer and Researcher in Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • 2005-2006: Technical Purchasing Manager in Mechanical Engineering and Contractors Company, Jordan
  • 2002-2005: Design and Development Engineer in Jordan Petroleum Refinery Co. Ltd., Jordan

Areas of research

  • Dynamic modelling and simulation of fluid-structure interaction (FSI) 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

Interests and hobbies

  • Soccer
  • Table tennis
  • Meteorology
  • Exploring nature

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