Recently awarded Honorary Research Fellow, Professor Hussam Jouhara is set to visit Spirax Sarco’s Runnings Road Technology Centre later this month.
Professional cooperation usually means a number of visits between sites, and it has been no different for Professor Jouhara and his team. His up-and-coming visit to Spirax Sarco’s Technology Centre promises to further strengthen ties between the two institutions. His visit follows soon after the announcement of his honorary fellowship, where his team of researchers and students will work together with Spirax Sarco to apply theoretical research to real-life engineering problems such as the heat recovery process.
Rachel Pallett, Steam Business Development Director for Spirax Sarco says:
“We are delighted to recognise the cooperation we have with Professor Jouhara and his team at Brunel University London. The work that we are doing together is incredibly important for ensuring the further sustainability of using steam. The heat recovery process is one where most plants can make significant energy savings which will help organisations to cut emissions, energy waste and water usage, so every process that can be optimised counts. This is why the work our research engineers do is so important to helping our customers make these savings.”
The heat recovery process is one where most plants can make significant energy savings which will help organisations to cut emissions, energy waste and water usage, so every process that can be optimised counts. This is why the work our research engineers do is so important to helping our customers make these savings.Rachel Pallett, Steam Business Development Director for Spirax Sarco
The work of Professor Jouhara and his team have seen further improvement in designs for heat pipes, heat exchanges and research into energy and heat recovery.
As a chartered Engineer and Fellow of the UK based IMechE, as well as editor on several academic journals in the area of thermodynamics, he is a top contributor to this field.
Having been working with Professor Jouhara. In his capacity and roles in industry and academia, he has been a long-standing collaborator and partner to a wide range of engineering projects at Spirax Sarco.
As a professor of Thermal Engineering at Brunel University, his experience between industry and academia particularly in the improvement and optimisation of heat pipes and transfer is remarkable. Proving the scientific theories in active applications is a goal for him and his team. By working in cooperation with Spirax Sarco engineers, they can not only prove their scientific work, but also demonstrate its practical viability.
Both teams are eager to ensure that future product designs will contribute towards a sustainable future, whether this happens through enabling optimised processes through efficient product design, or the inception of new products.
Having provided a number of novel designs to the process, Professor Jouhara not only has an impressive track record in the field, but he also continues to work with Spirax Sarco engineers to prove the concept of sustainable energy storage solutions. In their recent paper, published in the ‘International Journal of Thermofluids’, they compared the environmental lifecycles of conventional energy storage systems with other, innovate thermal energy storage systems.
Having been in close collaboration with Spirax Sarco since 2012, it is a real privilege to be the recipient of the Honorary Research Fellow title from this amazing institution. I look forward to closer collaboration with the team in Spirax toward greener, efficient and novel steam based energy systems.Professor Hussam Jouhara, Brunel University London
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