Dr Al-Dadah is a Lecturer in Thermofluids within the School of Mechanical Engineering having previously undertaken a BEng in Palestine and a PhD from London South Bank. She has researched and supervised research projects in the field of heat transfer and refrigeration and published over 30 papers in reputable journals and international conferences.
Dr. AL-Dadah graduated from BirZeit University in 1986 with BSc in Mechanical Engineering specialising in air conditioning and refrigeration. She worked at the cooperation of fishermen in Gaza strip to manage the ice factory and the cold storage rooms. With a British council scholarship, she studied at Grimsby college the second year of the higher national diploma in refrigeration and with scholarships from three Arabic organisations and London South Bank University, she studied for PhD. Dr. AL-Dadah worked for one year at London South Bank and from February 1996, she is working at the University of Birmingham. As a lecturer in thermofluids
Heat Powered Absorption and Adsorption Refrigeration Systems
Cooling for Medical Applications
Cooling of Electronic Devices
Solar Energy Systems (Thermal and Electrical)
Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Micro channels
Two-Phase Heat Transfer of Environment Friendly Refrigerants
Enhancement of Heat Transfer
Current Research Projects
Optimization of Silica gel/water Adsorption water chiller, funded by EPSRC Industrial Case Award in collaboration with Weatherite Manufacturing Plc.
Water cooled concentrated Photo Voltaic (PV) cells for combined heat and power applications, funded by EPSRC Industrial Case Award in collaboration with LGC-Skyrota.
Boiling heat transfer inside helical coils of small diameter tubes, ORS Scholarship
Single phase heat transfer inside micro tubes, funded by a scholarship from the Libyan government.
Cooling the Forearm for Alleviating Intention Tremor of MS Patients, self funded student.
Completed Research Projects
EHD enhancement of R123 condensation heat transfer- optimization of electrode system (September 1997 – 2001), Funded by an award from the Nuffield Foundation
Condensation heat transfer inside micro-finned tubes of R134a (February 1999 to September 2004). Funded by a scholarship from the Libyan government and support from Wolverine tube manufacturer
EHD Enhancement of condensation heat transfer- correlation of heat transfer coefficient for condensation outside tubes. (July 2001- July 2004) Funded by a scholarship from the Saudi Arabian government.
Solar powered combined vapor compression and vapor absorption cooling system for domestic air conditioning (September 2003 to 2008), Funded by Jamaica Petroleum Company.
Pressure drop and heat transfer performance of tube in foam heat exchanger, funded by Midland Aerospace Agency and Serck Aviation, 2007-2008