Dr. Andrew Fsadni


School of Engineering

Kirkham Building, KM124

+44 (0) 1772 89 3812

Available for PhD Students 

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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 Electronic 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. His research interests also include the investigation of indoor air quality, ventilation and zero energy buildings.

As part of his responsibilities at UCLan, Andrew leads and delivers a number of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with a core specialisation in Building Services and Sustainable Engineering. He also supervises students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels during the course of their dissertation projects.


1. Ge Y.T., Fsadni A.M., Wang H.S., 2013, Bubble dissolution in horizontal turbulent bubbly flow in a domestic central heating system, Applied Energy, 108, pp. 477-485

2. Fsadni A.M., Ge Y.T., Lamers A.G., 2012, Bubble nucleation on the surface of the primary heat exchanger in a domestic central heating system, Applied Thermal Engineering, 45, pp. 24-32

3. Fsadni A.M., Ge Y.T., Lamers A.G., 2011, Measurement of bubble detachment diameters from the surface of the boiler heat exchanger in a domestic central heating system, Applied Thermal Engineering, 31, (14-15), pp. 2808-2818

4. Fsadni A.M., Ge Y.T., Lamers A.G., 2011, Experimental analysis of two-phase flow in domestic central heating systems – micro bubble characteristics, In: Mammoli A.A., Brebbia C.A., ed. 2011, Multiphase Flow VI, WIT Press, Southampton, pp. 165-176

More publications


  • 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


  • 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

  • NT2053: Electrical Supply and Distribution
  • NT2060: Engineering Analysis III
  • NT2062: Lighting Installations and Design
  • NT3037: Plant and Maintenance
  • NT3040: Engineering Analysis IV
  • NT4025: Sustainable Electrical Services and Lighting


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


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


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


Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management (Emerald)

Journal of Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier)

Palgrave Macmillan Publishers