Zeyad Alwahabi

Associate Professor Zeyad Alwahabi

Associate Professor

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


A/ Prof Zeyad Alwahabi obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics and laser spectroscopy from the University of Sussex, England in 1991. He joined the University of Adelaide as a research associate in 1992. His research aims to better engineering by the great photonics and focuses on the interaction of radiation with matter. He has worked in range of multidisciplinary programs including: reorientation in molecular collisions, second-harmonic generation in ion-implanted wave-guides, molecular energy transfer with multi-photon IR laser excitation, linear and nonlinear laser diagnostics in combustion, plasma and nonreactive multiphase flows. He published over 150 research papers in the area of laser spectroscopy and laser diagnostics. He is an executive member of the Centre of Energy technology and member of the Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing.

 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2013 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2012 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    1999 - 2005 Lecurer University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1986 - 1990 University of Sussex England DPhil
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1992 - 1997 Research Fellow Adelaide University Australia

2018: LE180100203, Masri, Dally, Brear, Kook, Dunn, Yang, Chan, Nathan, Gordon, Medwell, Cleary, Alwahabi, van Eyk, Talei Hawkes, “Novel diagnostics capabilities in reacting, particle laden flows”, $975,000.

2018: DP180102045, Nathan, Alwahabi, Arjomandi, Tian, Abraham, Steinfeld, “Understanding particle-laden flows for clean high temperature processes”, $413,000.

2016: Photonics Catalyst Program: "Microwave-assisted Laser Breakdown Spectroscopy", Zeyad Alwahabi, $45,000

2016: ARENA, Prof Graham Gus Nathan, Prof Bassam Dally, A/Prof Zeyad Alwahabi, Prof Peter Ashman, Dr Zhao Feng, Dr Weio Saw, “Hybird solar Bayer process”,  $2,290,000

2015 Engineering Mathematical and Computer Science Research Funding Program: Increasing The Value of Australian Commodity: In situ Copper Detection in Australian Mining Ore. Zeyad Alwahabi, $68,000

2015: DP150102230, Prof Graham 'Gus' Nathan, A/Prof Zeyad Alwahabi, A/Prof Maziar Arjomandi, Dr Zhao Tian, Prof John Abraham, Prof Aldo Steinfeld, “New understanding and models for two-phase solar thermal particle receivers”, $611,800.

2015: LP150101241, Prof Graham 'Gus' Nathan, Prof Peter Ashman, A/Prof Zeyad Alwahabi, Dr Zhao Tian, Prof David Lewis, Prof John Abraham, “Commercial scale production of biocrude by hydrothermal liquefaction”, $645,000.

2013: ARENA, Prof Evatt Hawkes, Prof Graham 'Gus' Nathan, Prof Bassam Dally, A/Prof Zeyad Alwahabi, Dr Robert Taylor, Dr Paul Medwell, “Design Tools for Solar Reactors”, $112,000,0M

2013: LE130100127, Prof Graham 'Gus' Nathan, Prof Assaad Masri, Prof Evatt Hawkes, A/Prof Zeyad Alwahabi, Prof Bassam Dally, Prof Peter Ashman, Dr Paul Medwell, Dr Matthew Cleary, Dr Matthew Dunn, Dr Robert Taylor, “Controlled radiation facility to investigate turbulence-radiation-chemistry interactions in high-flux solar reactors”, $400,000.

2012: DP120102961, Prof Graham 'Gus' Nathan, A/Prof Zeyad Alwahabi, Prof Aldo Steinfeld, “Heat transfer in novel solar thermal reactors to process minerals and solar fuels”, $900,000

2011: LP110200060, Prof Graham 'Gus' Nathan, Prof Bassam Dally, A/Prof Zeyad Alwahabi, Prof Heinz Pitsch, Mr Constantine Manias, “Investigation of the coupled dependence of concentrated solar radiation and combustion in a novel solar hybrid technology”, $750,000.

2011: LE110100225,  Prof Assaad Masri, Prof Graham 'Gus' Nathan, Prof Evatt Hawkes, Prof Bassam Dally, A/Prof Zeyad Alwahabi, Dr S. Kook, “Multi-Dimensional, High-Speed Laser Imaging Facility for Fluid and Combustion”, $600,000.

Heat and Mass Transfer

Transport Phenomena

Process Control and Instrumentation

Transport Processes in the Environment

Combustion Processes

Engineering Computing

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Fundamental Study of Particle Distribution in a Falling Particle Concentrated Solar Receiver Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Adam Jake Wolters
    2018 Co-Supervisor To Identify the Characteristics of, and the Mechanisms through which Char and Char-Supported Catalysts Reduce the Tar Content of Syngas From Biomass Gasification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Richard William Thomson
    2017 Co-Supervisor Temperature measurement of a turbulent particle laden flow Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Elliott William Lewis
    2016 Principal Supervisor Particles Heating Using Solid State Solar Simulator Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Wanxia Zhao
    2016 Principal Supervisor Detail Optical Diagnostics of Metal Based Emission from Biofuel Combustian Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md Abdul Wakil
    2014 Principal Supervisor Laser Diagnostics in Combustion: Science to Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Safa Mohammed M Algoraini
    2014 Co-Supervisor Heat Transfer in Particle Latent Flow Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kimberley Chare Yiing Kueh
    2013 Co-Supervisor Early-Stage Cancer Detection Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Umar Azhar
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Quantitative Metal Detection by Microwave Assisted Laser Induced Breakdown Imaging and Spectroscopy Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Adeel Iqbal
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Soot evolution in acoustically forced laminar non-premixed jet flames Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kae Ken Foo
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Development and Application of Planar Laser Thermometry in Sooting Flames Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dahe Gu
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Simulating High Flux Solar Radiation and Assessing its Influence on a Sooty Flame Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xue Dong
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Explicit Numerical Simulation of Microfluidic Liquid Flows in Micro-Packed Bed Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Moein Navvab Kashani
    2011 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Study of Immiscible Liquid-Liquid Microfluidic Flow Using SPH-based Explicit Numerical Simulation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hamideh Elekaei Behjati
    2010 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Parametric Study of Soot in Turbulent Non-Premixed Jet Flames Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Saleh Mahmoud
    2007 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Soot Measurement and Species Simulation in Laminar Premixed Flames Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Jie Ho
    2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Development of Instantaneous Temperature Imaging in Sooty Flames Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Shaun Chan
    2006 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Optical Diagnostics of Metals in High Temperature Environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Li-Jen Hsu
    2005 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Assessment of the Temporal Release of Atomic Sodium During a Burning Black Liquor Droplet Using Quantitative Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Woei Saw
    2004 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Investigation of Welding Fume Plumes Using Laser Diagnostics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Owen Lucas
    2004 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Electro-Optic Propagation Through Highly Aberrant Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr William Martin Isterling
    2004 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Quantitative in-situ Measurements of Sodium Release During the Combustion of Brown Coal using Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Philip van Eyk
    2004 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Laser Diagnostics in MILD Combustion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Paul Medwell
    2002 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Sooting Behaviour of Turbulent Non Pre-Mixed Jet Flames Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Nader Qamar
    1999 - 2003 Co-Supervisor A Mie Scattering Investigation of the Zones of Soot Formation in Precessing Jet Flames Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Ms Lilia Stamatova
    1997 - 2002 Co-Supervisor Experimental and Modelling Studies of Ignition and Explosion in Combustible Atmospheres Induced by Heated Particles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Venelin Stamatov
    1997 - 2004 Co-Supervisor Planar Laser Polarisation Spectroscopy Imaging in Combustion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Julie-Ann Reppel
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2012 - ongoing Member IChemE United Kingdom
    2012 - ongoing Member OSA United States
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83133768
  • Email: zeyad.alwahabi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 1
  • Room: 1 13b
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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