Associate Professor, Head of the Mechanical and Maintenance Department
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Biography

Dr Al-Waked is an associate professor of mechanical engineering. He has designed, delivered and evaluated engineering courses at the University of New South Wales (UNSW)-Australia, Dhofar University (DU)-Oman, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU)-Saudi Arabia and at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK)-Kuwait.

Dr Al-Waked has been involved in curriculum development and evaluation in addition to delivering short courses and training workshops. Throughout his teaching career, he has been involved in interactive, collaborative, project-based teaching styles. Furthermore, he has been a key member of program development and quality assurance teams in charge of developing paperwork required for university accreditation (OAAA, NCAAA, ABET).

Dr Al-Waked has more than 15 years of research and development in fields of energy efficient and sustainable systems, heat exchangers and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). So far, he has published more than 50 articles in well-recognized journals and conference proceedings with co-authors from Australia, USA, NZ, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Malaysia. As an expert in Energy and CFD fields, Dr Al-Waked has been an active referee for a number of international journals and research funding organizations.

 

Educational Background

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluid Systems/CFD) University of New South Wales, Australia, April 2005 Thesis Title: Development of Performance-Improving Structures for Power Station Cooling Towers
MEngSc in Manufacturing Engineering and Management University of New South Wales, Australia, July 1998
BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Power) Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, J
CERT IV in Training and Assessment TasTAFE, Australia, December 2015.
Research Interests

Energy efficient and sustainable systems, Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Cooling towers and Heat exchangers and Indoor environment quality (IEQ).

Experience
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, German Jordanian University ( GJU ), Jordan, October 2016 – Present.
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Australian College of Kuwait ( ACK ), Kuwait, November 2014 – August 2016.
  • Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology ( JUST ), Irbid-Jordan, February 2014 – October 2014.
  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University ( PMU ), Al-Khobar-KSA, September 2009 – August 2013.
  • Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University ( PMU ), Al-Khobar-KSA, September 2011 – September 2012.
  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dhofar University ( DU ), Salalah - Oman, September 2007 – August 2009.
  • Mechanical Engineer, Umow Lai Enginuity, Sydney - Australia, April 2006 – July 2007.
  • Green Buildings and Energy R&D Engineer, Bassett Applied Research - Bassett Consulting Engineers, An AECOM Company, Sydney - Australia, April 2004 – January 2006.
  • Research Scholar, The 21st Century COE of Flow Dynamics (Global COE Program), Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan, February 2004 – March 2004.
  • Production Supervisor, Skycrest Pty. Ltd., Sydney - Australia, September 1997 – July 2000.
Awards
  • Best Professor in Mechanical Engineering (Outstanding Asian Faculty Award): The Asian Education Leadership Awards, Dubai, UAE, September 2013
  • International Internship: The 21st Century COE of Flow Dynamics, Tohoku University, Japan, February. 2004 - April 2004
  • PhD Scholarship: The Australian Postgraduate Award (I), University of New South Wales, Australia, July 2000 - January 2004
  • Teaching Scholarship: The Supplementary Engineering Award, University of New South Wales, Australia, July 2000-January 2004.

Selected Publications

2018 Kadhim S. K., Nasif M. S., Al-Kayiem H.H. and Al-Waked R,"Computational fluid dynamics simulation of blood flow profile and shear stresses in bileaflet mechanical heart valve by using monolithic approach",Simulation,vol. 94, No. 2, pp. 93-104, 2018,2018 [View]
2017 Al-Waked R., Nasif M. S., Groenhout N. and Partridge L. ,"Energy Performance and CO2 Emissions of HVAC Systems in Commercial Buildings",Buildings,, vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 84, 2017,2017 [View]
2017 Al-Waked R., Groenhout N., Partridge L. and Nasif M. S,"Indoor air environment of a shopping centre carpark: CFD ventilation study",Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering,vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 113-123, 2017.,2017 [View]
2017 Sedaghat A., Al-Waked R., El Haj Assad M., Khanafer K., Bani Salim M,"Analysis of accelerating devices for enclosure wind turbines",International Journal of Astronautics and Aeronautical Engineering,vol. 2 (009), pp. 9–23, 2017,2017
2017 Kadhim S. K., Nasif M. S., Al-Kayiem H.H., T. Nagarajan and Al-Waked R,"Numerical investigation on the effect of blood flow induced vibration on bileflet artificial heart valve by using fluid structure interaction technique",ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences,vol. 12, No. 8, pp. 2561-2565, 2017. ,2017
2017 Hasnain S., Nasif M., Pao W. and Al-Waked R,"Numerical investigation of smoke contamination in atrium upper balconies at different down stand depths",Building Simulation-An International Journal,vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 365-381, 2017.,2017 [View]
2017 Ouda O., Raza S., Al-Waked R., Al-Asad J. and Nizami A,"Waste-to-energy potential in the Western Province of Saudi Arabia",Journal of King Saud University - Engineering Sciences,vol. 29, No 3, pp. 212–220, 2017. ,2017
2016 Nasif M. S., Kadhim S. K., Al-Kayiem H.H. and Al-Waked R,"Using one way fluid structure interaction coupling to investigate the effect of blood flow on the bileaflet mechanical heart valve structure",ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, vol. 11, No. 20, pp. 11971-11974, 2016. ,2016
2016 Kadhim S. K., Nasif M. S., Al-Kayiem H.H. and Al-Waked R,"Using fluid structure interaction technique to investigate the effect of vibration on bileaflet mechanical heart valve deformation",ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences,vol. 11, No. 20, pp. 12192-12196, 2016. ,2016
2016 Ouda O., Raza S., Nizami A., Rehan M., Al-Waked R. and Korres N,"Waste to energy potential: A case study of Saudi Arabia",Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,vol. 61, pp. 328-340, 2016.,2016 [View]
2016 Nasif M. and Al-Waked R,"Effect of air to air fixed plate enthalpy energy recovery heat exchanger flow profile on air conditioning system energy recovery",Applied Mechanics and Materials,vol. 819, pp. 245-249, 2016,2016 [View]
2015 AL-Waked R., Nasif M., Morrison G. and Behnia M,"CFD simulation of air to air enthalpy heat exchanger: Variable membrane moisture resistance",Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 84, pp. 301–309, 2015.,2015 [View]
2014 Nasif M. and Al-Waked R,"Seasonal weather conditions effect on energy consumption and CO2 emission for air conditioning systems coupled with enthalpy energy recovery heat exchanger",APCBEE Procedia,vol. 10, pp. 42-48, 2014.,2014 [View]
2014 Ouda O., Al-Waked R. and Al-Shehri AA,"Privatization of water supply services in Saudi Arabia: a unique experience",Utilities Policy, vol. 31, pp. 107-113, 2014.,2014 [View]
2014 Hasnain S., Nasif M., Pao W. and Al-Waked R,"Numerical investigation on the effect of down stand structure in fire compartment on smoke contamination atrium upper balconies",Applied Mechanics and Materials,vols. 465-466, pp. 480-484, 2014.,2014 [View]
2013 AL-Waked R., Nasif M., Morrison G. and Behnia M,"CFD simulation of air to air enthalpy heat exchanger",Energy Conversion and Management,vol. 74, pp. 377–385, 2013. ,2013 [View]
2013 Nasif M. and AL-Waked R,"Using computational fluid dynamics simulation to perform fire investigation",Applied Mechanics and Materials ,vol. 393, pp. 845-850, 2013.,2013 [View]
2013 Nasif M., AL-Waked R., Behnia M. and Morrison G,"Air to air fixed plate enthalpy heat exchanger, performance variation and energy analysis", Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology,vol. 27 (11), pp. 3541-3551, 2013.,2013 [View]
2013 Ouda O., Shawesh A., Al-Olabi T., Younes F. and Al-Waked R,"Review of domestic water conservation practices in Saudi Arabia",Applied Water Science, vol. 3 (4), pp. 689–699, 2013. ,2013 [View]
2012 Nasif M., AL-Waked R., Morrison G. and Behnia M,"Modelling of air to air enthalpy heat exchanger",Heat Transfer Engineering,vol. 33 (12), pp. 1010-1023, 2012. ,2012 [View]
2011 Al-Waked R., Groenhout N. and Partridge L,"Indoor energy analysis of food distribution warehouse",International Journal of Thermal & Environmental Engineering , vol. 2 (1), pp. 27-34, 2011. ,2011 [View]
2010 Al-Waked R.,"Effect of façade type on the cooling load of a multi-storey building",International Journal of Thermal & Environmental Engineering ,vol. 1 (1), pp. 9-14, 2010.,2010 [View]
2010 Nasif M., AL-Waked R., Morrison G. and Behnia M,"Membrane heat exchanger in HVAC energy recovery systems, systems energy analysis",Energy and Buildings,vol. 42, pp. 1833–1840, 2010. ,2010 [View]
2010 Al-Waked R,"Effect of ventilation strategies on the infection control inside operating theatres",Journal of Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics ,vol. 4 (1), pp. 1-16, 2010. ,2010 [View]
2010 Al-Waked R,"Crosswinds effect on the performance of natural draft wet cooling towers ",International Journal of Thermal Sciences ,vol. 49, pp. 218–224, 2010. ,2010 [View]
2007 Al-Waked R. and Behnia M,"Enhancing the Performance of wet cooling towers",Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 48 (10), pp. 2638-2648, 2007. ,2007 [View]
2006 Al-Waked R. and Behnia M,"CFD simulation of wet cooling towers",Applied Thermal Engineering,vol. 26 (4), pp. 382-395, 2006. ,2006 [View]
2005 Partridge L., Groenhout N. and Al-Waked R,"Comparative CFD analysis of hospital ward ventilation systems on reducing cross infection rates",The Australian Hospital Engineer, vol. 28 (2), pp. 27-38, 2005. ,2005
2005 Al-Waked R. and Behnia M,"The effect of windbreak walls on the thermal performance of natural draft dry cooling towers",," Heat Transfer Engineering, vol 26 (8), pp. 50-62, 2005. ,2005 [View]
2004 Al-Waked R. and Behnia M,"The performance of natural draft dry cooling towers under crosswind: CFD study",International Journal of Energy Research, vol. 28, pp. 147-161, 2004. ,2004 [View]