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)

  • EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom


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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

Technical Evaluation and Applications of Heat Recovery From Simple Cycle Gas Turbine Exhaust Systems

Faqihi, B. & Ghaith, F., 6 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Techno-Economic Analysis of Green Building Codes in United Arab Emirates Based on a Case Study Office Building

    Najini, H., Nour, M. I., Al-Zuhair, S. & Ghaith, F., 22 Oct 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 21, 8773.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 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

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    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

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Academic Senator

    Ghaith, Fadi (Recipient), 1 Aug 2015

    Prize: Election to learned society

    CEng MIMechE

    Ghaith, Fadi (Recipient), 22 Jun 2015

    Prize: Other distinction

    HEA Fellow

    Ghaith, Fadi (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Professional Engineer, PE

    Ghaith, Fadi (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    • 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