Fadi Ghaith

Dr, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Dean of the University (Science and Engineering), Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Associate Director of Studies, BSc, MS, PhD, CEng FIMechE, FHEA, Dean of the University (Science and Engineering)

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Research interests

Nonlinear dynamic modeling and simulation of  fluid-structure interaction systems, Solar powered cooling system and Solar desalination.


Dr. Fadi Ghaith is the University Dean of Science and engineering. Dr Ghaith is Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering department within the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot Watt University. Also he is  the Associate Director of Studies  at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai Campus. Dr. Ghaith has served different positions in academia as well as industry.Before joining Heriot Watt University, he held a range of positions in the Oil and Gas industry such as design & development engineer, purchasing manager, and Consultant. During his service in these positions he led many projects which exceeded the value of 10 Million USD. His industrial experience is recognized internationally as being Fellow and Chartered Engineer in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (CEng MIMechE) and professional engineer in the Jordan Engineering Council (PE, JEA). Also he is a member of many international Engineering associations such as ASME, JEA and IAEME.

Dr.Ghaith has about 30 technical papers that have been published in international journals and presented in refereed international conferences. He led a multidisciplinary research in the areas of renewable energy, system dynamics, solid mechanics and engineering education. Also he is a reviewer of many international refereed Journals.


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Research Output 2004 2019

Applications of Geothermal Energy in Space Cooling: A Simulator Study of Existing Oil Well to Activate an Absorption Chiller

Ghaith, F. A. & Wars, K. M., 3 Dec 2019, ASME 2019 Power Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1828

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Geothermal energy
Oil wells
Combined cycle power plants
Carbon capture
Economic analysis

Performance and feasibility of using an integrated solar powered desalination system in United Arab Emirates

Ghaith, F. A. & Mehmood, I. K., 16 Apr 2018, 2018 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications (ICREGA). p. 112-116

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tubes (components)

Thermal Performance of Earth-Air Heat Exchanger Systems for Cooling Applications in Residential Buildings

Ghaith, F. A. & Razzaq, H. U., 2018, ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 6A. IMECE2018-86974

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Heat exchangers
Earth (planet)
Cooling systems

Engineering design project: approaches and reflections

Ghaith, F., 18 Apr 2017. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Supervisory personnel
Mechanical engineering


Academic Senator

Fadi Ghaith (Recipient), 1 Aug 2015

Prize: Election to learned society


CEng MIMechE

Fadi Ghaith (Recipient), 22 Jun 2015

Prize: Other distinction

HEA Fellow

Fadi Ghaith (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Professional Engineer, PE

Fadi Ghaith (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Participation in conference

4th International Conference on Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Mechatronics Engineering 2016

Fadi Ghaith (Participant)
4 Feb 20165 Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference