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Research interests

Renewable and sustainable engineering systems, heat transfer, natural ventilation, thermal comfort, passive cooling and building aerodynamics.


Dr Hassam Chaudhry joined Heriot-Watt University in 2014 as an Assistant Professor in Building Services Engineering, and is currently in role of Director of Studies (Dubai) for the Architectural Engineering discipline. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is active in undergraduate teaching and research, particularly in the areas of energy in buildings and the use of computational fluid dynamics and thermal modelling. He was awarded a PhD in 2013 from the University of Leeds following the completion of his research on developing a passive cooling mechanism to progress natural ventilation in buildings. Dr Chaudhry is a holder of a UK/International patent (PCT/GB2014/052263) titled 'Passive cooling system for wind tower', published by WIPO for the developed commercial technology in 2015.

Dr Chaudhry specialises in advancing wind-driven energy and heat transfer techniques for ventilation within the built environment. His research experience includes working on dynamic and smart architecture along with designing and commissioning low-speed closed-loop wind tunnel facilities for teaching and research. He has worked as a Principal Investigator representing Heriot-Watt in the collaborative project entitled 'Mapping the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect in Dubai and its impact on building energy performance', funded as part of the Global Challenges Research Workshop Call 2016 (RCUK). Dr Chaudhry was presented with the ‘Excellence in Engineering’ award in 2009 and 2010 sponsored by the Wood Group Production Facilities, Aberdeen, AB12 3AX, UK.

His research output to-date includes over 40 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications including a book chapter. Dr Chaudhry serves as an Associate Editor for International Journal of Ventilation, Taylor & Francis and is active on the review panel for a number of leading international journals including Applied Energy, Energy and Buildings and the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.

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Research Output

  • Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) analysis of a two-sided windcatcher integrated with anti-short-circuit device for lowwind conditions

    Nejat, P., Hussen, H. M., Fadli, F., Chaudhry, H. N., Calautit, J. & Jomehzadeh, F., Jul 2020, In : Processes. 8, 7, 840.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 3 Downloads (Pure)

    Parametric Study on Determining Optimum Shading Techniques for Urban High-Rise Dwellings

    Omar Elshiwihy, S. & Nasarullah Chaudhry, H., 30 Jul 2019, In : Urban Science. 3, 3, 85.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 37 Downloads (Pure)

    Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbine (DAWT) technologies: A review

    Agha, A., Chaudhry, H. N. & Wang, F., Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Renewable Energy Research. 8, 3, p. 1369-1385 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    317 Downloads (Pure)


    Excellence in Engineering

    Chaudhry, Hassam Nasarullah (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: Other distinction

    Feedback Award at the Learning & Teaching Oscars 2017

    Chaudhry, Hassam Nasarullah (Recipient), 9 Apr 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Renewable Energy (Journal)

    Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry (Editorial board member)

    Sep 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    John Kaiser Calautit

    Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry (Host)

    19 Apr 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    Energy and Buildings (Journal)

    Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry (Editorial board member)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    The Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

    Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry (Chair)

    20 Apr 2017

    Activity: MembershipMembership of council

    Science Collaboration Symposium: Clean and Renewable Energy

    Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry (Invited speaker)

    31 Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Press / Media

    A towering responsibility for academia

    Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Teaching