Personal profile

Research interests

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

Biography

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 more than thirty peer-reviewed journal and conference publications including a book chapter. Dr Chaudhry serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Innovative Infrastructure Solutions (IIS) 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 2011 2018

Towards Sustainable Cities in Asia and the Middle East: Proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition, Egypt 2017 on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures

Calautit, J. (ed.), Rodrigues, F., Chaudhry, H. N. & Altan, H. 2018 Springer. 232 p. (Sustainable Civil Infrastructures)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Weathering
Sustainable development
Energy utilization
Water

Optimisation and analysis of a heat pipe assisted low-energy passive cooling system

Chaudhry, H. N., Calautit, J. K. & Hughes, B. R. 2 Feb 2017 In : Energy and Buildings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat
Heat pipes
Pipe
pipe
heat pipes
building
area
development
wind turbines
Wind turbines

Steady-state CFD modelling and experimental analysis of the local microclimate in Dubai (UAE)

Firdaus Fatima, S. & Chaudhry, H. N. 14 Feb 2017 In : Sustainable Buildings.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

zone
climate
region
effect
development

Achieving sustainable buildings: the role of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning

Chaudhry, H. N. 24 Jun 2016 In : Sustainable Buildings. 1, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

air conditioning
ventilation
heating

Prizes

Excellence in Engineering

Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Other distinction

Feedback Award at the Learning & Teaching Oscars 2017

Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry (Recipient), 9 Apr 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2017

John Kaiser Calautit

Chaudhry, H. N. (Host)
19 Apr 2017

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor

The Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

Chaudhry, H. N. (Chair)
20 Apr 2017

Activity: Membership of council

Energy and Buildings (Journal)

Chaudhry, H. N. (Editorial board member)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review

Applied Energy (Journal)

Chaudhry, H. N. (Editorial board member)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review

Fluids (Journal)

Chaudhry, H. N. (Editorial board member)
20 Apr 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review

Press / Media

A towering responsibility for academia

Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry

25/07/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Teaching