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Research Profile

  • Nawar Al-Esawi defended his PhD thesis (entitled: Blended Fuel Droplet Heating, Evaporation and Combustion) in 2020 at Coventry University. In 2017, he obtained a Diploma in Laser Imaging of Spray Systems from Lund University in Sweden. He received his degree (Hons) in engineering in 2012. In 2015, he received his MSc degree in process engineering from the University of Leeds.

    He has 4 years of teaching experience in mechanical engineering subjects. He has a strong track record of publications obtained within the last three years. The work has been reported in high impact refereed journals and conferences.

  • BEng Mechanical Engineering

    • Computational Fluid Mechanics (Level 6)
    • Heat Transfer (Level 6)
    • Dissertation supervision (Level 6)

    BSc Engineering

    • Mechanical Principles (Level 4)
    • Analytical Methods for Technology (Level 4)
    • Dissertation supervision (Level 6)
  • Research Interests:

    • Bio-fossil fuel blends
    • Heat and mass transfer processes
    • CFD modelling
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Nawar Al-Esawi’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

  • Refereed Journal Articles

    • Al-Esawi, N. and Al Qubeissi, M., 2021. A new approach to formulation of complex fuel surrogates. Fuel, 283, p.118923.
    • Poulton, L., Rybdylova, O., Zubrilin, I.A., Matveev, S.G., Gurakov, N.I., Al Qubeissi, M., Al-Esawi, N., Khan, T., Gun’ko, V.M. and Sazhin, S.S., 2020. Modelling of multi-component kerosene and surrogate fuel droplet heating and evaporation characteristics: A comparative analysis. Fuel, 269, p.117115.
    • Al-Esawi, N., Al Qubeissi, M., Whitaker, R. and Sazhin, S.S., 2019. Blended E85–Diesel fuel droplet heating and evaporation. Energy & Fuels, 33(3), pp.2477-2488.
    • Al-Esawi, N., Al Qubeissi, M. and Kolodnytska, R., 2019. The impact of biodiesel fuel on ethanol/diesel blends. Energies, 12(9), p.1804.
    • Al-Esawi, N., Al Qubeissi, M., Sazhin, S.S. and Whitaker, R., 2018. The impacts of the activity coefficient on heating and evaporation of ethanol/gasoline fuel blends. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 98, pp.177-182.
    • Al Qubeissi, M., Al-Esawi, N., Sazhin, S.S. and Ghaleeh, M., 2018. Ethanol/gasoline droplet heating and evaporation: Effects of fuel blends and ambient conditions. Energy & fuels, 32(6), pp.6498-6506.

    Refereed Conference Papers

    • Al Qubeissi, M., Wang, G., Al-Esawi, N., Rybdylova, O. and Sazhin, S.S., 2019. CFD modelling of gas-turbine fuel droplet heating, evaporation and combustion. In Proceedings of the 16th UK Heat Transfer Conference (UKHTC2019) (Vol. 8, p. 10). UK: Nottingham.
    • Al Qubeissi, M., Wang, G., Al-Esawi, N.H.I., Rybdylova, O. and Sazhin, S.S., 2019. The heating, evaporation and combustion of kerosene droplets in a gas-turbine combustor: CFD modelling using the discrete component approach. In International Conference on Fuels, Combustion, Engines and Fire. Turkey: Antalya.
    • Al-Esawi, N., 2018. Impact of corrected activity coefficient on the estimated droplet heating and evaporation. In ICTEA: International Conference on Thermal Engineering (Vol. 2018). Qatar: Doha.
    • Al-Esawi, N., Al Qubeissi, M. and Sazhin, S.S., 2018. The impact of fuel blends and ambient conditions on the heating and evaporation of diesel and biodiesel fuel droplets. In 16th International Heat Transfer Conference Digital Library. Begel House Inc. China: Beijing.
    • al Qubeissi, M., Sazhin, S. and Al-Esawi, N., 2017. Models for automotive fuel droplets heating and evaporation. In 28th European conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems. Spain: València.
    • Al Qubeissi, M., Al-Esawi, N.H.I. and Sazhin, S.S., 2017. Droplets heating and evaporation: an application to diesel-biodiesel fuel mixtures. In 28th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems. Spain: Valencia.

    Book Chapter

    • Al Qubeissi, M., Al-Esawi, N. and Kolodnytska, R., 2018. Atomization of bio-fossil fuel blends (pp. 59-81). IntechOpen.