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Adel Sharif, Professor

Water Engineering & Renewable Energy University of Surrey, UK Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Adel Sharif, Professor

  • Education
  • PhD - Swansea University, UK

    MSc - Swansea University, UK

    BSc - University of Baghdad, Iraq

  • Technical Focus
  • Water engineering

    Renewable energy

    Energy & Environmental

  • Biography
  • Adel Sharif is Professor of Water Engineering and Process Innovation, and Founder Director of the Centre for Osmosis Research and Applications, (CORA) at the University of Surrey, UK. Prof. Sharif is a winner of The Queen's 2011 Anniversary Prize for Water Research and the 2005 UK Royal Society Brian Mercer Senior Award for Innovation in Science and Technology. He is also the winner of the 2008 Science Business first pan-European Academic Enterprise Award in the category of Energy/Environment. CORA water technologies were also awarded the Institute of Chemical Engineers 2011 Innovation and Excellence award in the Water Supply and Management category. He is a founder of Modern Water plc, a London Exchange AIM Market listed company specialized in desalination and renewable power generation. Prof. Sharif is a member of the Qatar Foundation's Expatriate Arab Scientists Forum. He obtained his first degree in Chemical Engineering from Baghdad University in 1986.

  • Newest Selected Publications
  • HB Mahood, AN Campbell, AO Sharif, Rex Thorpe (2016)Heat Transfer Measurement in a Three-Phase Direct-Contact Condenser under Flooding Conditions, In: Applied Thermal Engineering Elsevier

    - S Al-aibi, HB Mahood, HB Mahood, AO Sharif, AO Sharif, E Alpay, H Simcoe-Read (2015)Evaluation of draw solution effectiveness in a forward osmosis process, In: Desalination and Water Treatment

    - HB Mahood, AN Campbell, Rex Thorpe, AO Sharif (2015)Heat Transfer Efficiency and Capital Cost Evaluation of a Three-Phase Direct Contact Heat Exchanger for the Utilisation of Low-Grade Energy Sources, In: Energy Conversion and Management106pp. 101-109Elsevier DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.09.023

    - HB Mahood, AN Campbell, Rex Thorpe, AO Sharif (2015)A new model for the drag coefficient of a swarm of condensing vapour-liquid bubbles in a third immiscible liquid phase, In: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE131pp. 76-83 PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2015.03.053