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Dr. Andrew Fsadni

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering

Computing and Technology Building, CM127

+44 (0) 1772 89 3812

afsadni@uclan.ac.uk

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Andrew joined the University of Central Lancashire in 2012 after completing his research work at Brunel University. At Brunel he worked on an EPSRC Industrial CASE project which was developed in collaboration with Spirotech bv, of the Netherlands. He successfully defended his PhD in 2012. As part of this project, Andrew developed a number of mathematical models to predict the characteristics of two-phase flow in wet sealed heating systems. This work is instrumental in ensuring the optimisation of heating system efficiencies.

Andrew graduated as a mechanical engineer from the University of Malta in 2003. He has also read for an MBA and an MSc, both awarded with distinction, by the Universities of Malta and Brunel respectively. His professional career started in 2003 as an automotive component design engineer with Methode Electronics Inc., where he was the lead designer on an innovative product developed for the Ford Motor Company for installation in their 2006 S-Max, Mondeo and Galaxy models. In 2006 he moved on to the Malta Enterprise Corporation, where he specialised in energy and building auditing. He has also worked on a number of freelance projects with a core specialisation in sound, energy, ventilation and lighting audits. Andrew has also delivered lectures in Malta, Switzerland and Hong Kong and is registered on the European Engineer Register. More recently, he has been elected as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and, as a Chartered Engineer. Andrew is also a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Andrew’s principal research interest is in Thermo-Fluids engineering, more specifically the investigation of multiphase flows, associated heat transfer coefficients and the use of nanofluids for enhanced heat transfer effects. His research interests also include the investigation of indoor air quality, ventilation and zero energy buildings.

Andrew is currently Course Leader for the BEng and MEng Mechanical Engineering Courses. He is a Member of IMechE’s Lancashire Area Committee and is also a chair on the IMechE Professional Review Interview Panel.

Publications

Fsadni A.M., Whitty J.P.M., Stables M.A., Adeniyi A.A., 2017, Numerical study on turbulent heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of a helically coiled hybrid rectangular-circular tube heat exchanger with Al2O3-water nanofluids, Applied Thermal Engineering, 114, pp. 466-483.

Fsadni A.M., Whitty J.P.M., Stables M.A., 2016, A brief review on pressure drop reduction studies for flow in helically coiled tubes, Applied Thermal Engineering, 109, pp. 334-343.

Fsadni A.M., Whitty J.P.M., 2016, A review on the two-phase pressure drop characteristics in helically coiled tubes, Applied Thermal Engineering, 103, pp. 616-638.

Fsadni A.M., Whitty J.P.M., 2016, A review on the two-phase heat transfer characteristics in helically coiled tube heat exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 95, pp.551-565.

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Qualifications

  • PgCert. Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • Ph.D. Thermo-Fluids, Brunel University, 2012
  • M.Sc. (Distinction) Building Services with Sustainable Energy, Brunel University, 2009
  • MBA Executive (Distinction) University of Malta, 2006
  • B.Eng. (Hons), 2.1, Mechanical Engineering, University of Malta, 2003

Memberships

  • 2014 – Engineering Council UK, Chartered Engineer
  • 2014 - Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2014 – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
  • 2010 – Certified Assessor (Malta), Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
  • 2007 – FEANI European Federation of National Engineering Associations (EurIng)
  • 2006 – Government of Malta, Warranted Mechanical Engineer

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • BEng & MEng Mechanical Engineering Course Leader

Module Leader:

  • ER1010   Engineering Analysis
  • MP2576 Thermo-Fluids

Conferences

Computational and Experimental Methods in Multiphase and Complex Flow, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK and the University of New Mexico, 2011

ASHRAE Winter Conference, 2012,2013,2014,2015

Experimental Fluid Mechanics, University of Liberec, Czech Republic: 2011, 2012, 2013

Research

Heat transfer, Multiphase flows, Experimental and computational methods in fluid dynamics, Air quality in buildings, Whole heating system efficiencies.

Projects

2014-2015: Investigation of the air quality at the South Gloucestershire Council
2009-2012: EPSRC Industrial CASE project: The investigation of high efficiency central heating systems

External Activities

Reviewer:

  • Applied Thermal Engineering,
  • International Heat and Mass Transfer,
  • Energy Conversion and Management,
  • International Journal of Multiphase Flow,
  • Chemical Engineering Sciences,
  • International Journal of Thermal Sciences

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