Our energy-related research and activities research are creating a major impact on the city, the region and the world. Now we're bringing the same approach to our Dubai campus, creating innovative, grounded, and enduring solutions to some of the world’s biggest energy challenges.
Our Dubai Energy Research Group are working to combat climate change particularly in the areas of hydrogen fuel cells, heating and cooling systems and direct air capture.
The group currently comprises of three researchers:
Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Academic Lead, Engineering Laboratories and Workshops
- Multiphase Flow
- Multiphase Metering Technology
- Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
- Flow Diagnostics and Visualisation
- Energy and Low Carbon Energy Systems
- Flow Assurance
Archibong's research focuses on the realm of multiphase transport phenomena, spanning from micro to macro scales, to tackle critical global issues like climate change, sustainable energy systems, and carbon removal technologies head-on. His current research activities are exploring:
- design and numerical simulation of novel micromixers for microfluidic applications
- hydrogen systems: modelling hydrogen leakages in mobility systems and optimising gas evolution reactions in water-splitting electrolytic systems
- design process equipment and innovative materials for direct air capture and carbon capture
- multiphase and particulates flows in a variety of applications.
- droplet impact and droplet dynamics analysis.
Head of Engineering (Dubai)
Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Dr Qureshi has worked on various projects focused on the performance improvement (Energy efficiency and reduced emissions) of gas turbine engines both for the aerospace as well as power generation sectors, and is also part of collaborative research on sustainable aviation fuel to support decarbonisation.
Dr Qureshi also worked in the aero-engine design team of Roll-Royce UK (Civil Aerospace) in various industrial roles before moving to academic career. Another area of interest for Dr Qureshi is the external aerodynamics improvement (lift and drag), involving experimental and computational fluid dynamics, to achieve energy efficiency and decarbonisation in a wide range of applications including automotives, aircraft, railway, wind turbines, UAVs, and drones.
Dr Panos Sphicas
Dr Panos Sphicas is an Assistant Professor at the University of Birmingham Dubai. He completed his PhD at Imperial College London and his Postdoc at Sandia National Labs. His research applies experimental and simulation methods on Energy topics. Panos is a world class expert in laser and optical diagnostics, which he applied in internal combustion engines and fuel cells to discover phenomena like spray-collapse and water evaporation from hydrogen fuel cells membranes. During his internship at the Department of Energy, Panos successfully predicted a blackout and helped