Prof. Dr Hussain Al Kayiem

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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Office Address
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Bandar Seri Iskandar
Perak, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 5-368 7008


1989, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Bradford,UK,
1981, MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Baghdad, Iraq,
1973, BSc. in Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Baghdad, Iraq

Prof. Dr. Hussain H. Al-Kayiem has been in the research and academia since 1978. He is professor of thermofluids in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS since 2006. He has supervised and graduated more than 50 PhD and MSc students and published more than 220 technical and research papers in journals and conferences. Prof. Hussain has been awarded at various national and international levels for his innovative achievements in the energy sector. He was the recipient for the Special Energy and Environment INNOVA2010 award-Brussels: and received a special award from the Polish Inventor and Rationalize Institute, in 2011. And for his distinguished scientific contributions, he has been appointed as a research fellow of Wessex Institute of Technology, WIT-UK: research fellow of Center of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow, CARIFF - UMP and a research fellow in the Power Generation Research Centre, PGRC-UNITEN, and he is heading the Green Technology Working Group in Malaysia Education and Research Network, MYREN. He is an editorial board member of three international journals. For his distinguished academic achievements in 2016, Prof. Hussain has been conferred the "Eminent Scientist Award" of Wessex Institute, UK

Area of Expertise:

1) Solar Thermal Energy Systems
2) Hybrid of Renewable Energies
3) Thermofluids
4) Multiphase flow
5) Liquid/Liquid separation



Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Aurybi, M.A. and Gilani, S.I.U. and Ismaeel, A.A. and Mohammad, S.T. (2019) Performance evaluation of hybrid solar chimney for uninterrupted power generation. Energy . pp. 490-505.

Khan, J.A. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Aleem, W. and Saad, A.B. (2019) Influence of alkali-surfactant-polymer flooding on the coalescence and sedimentation of oil/water emulsion in gravity separation. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 173 . pp. 640-649.


Abdul Wahhab, H.A. and Aziz, A.R.A. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Nasif, M.S. and Reda, M.N. (2018) Application of Electromagnetic Induction Technique to Measure the Void Fraction in Oil/Gas Two Phase Flow. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 328 (1).

Abdulmalek, S.H. and Assadi, M.K. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Gitan, A.A. (2018) Effect of Tube Diameter on the Design of Heat Exchanger in Solar Drying system. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 328 (1).

Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Mustafa, A.T. and Gilani, S.I.U. (2018) Solar vortex engine: Experimental modelling and evaluation. Renewable Energy, 121 . pp. 389-399.

Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Sreejaya, K.V. and Chikere, A.O. (2018) Experimental and numerical analysis of the influence of inlet configuration on the performance of a roof top solar chimney. Energy and Buildings, 159 . pp. 89-98.

akhoda, S. and Assadi, M.K. and Ahmadi Kandjani, S. and Al Kayiem, H.H. and Bhat, A.H. (2018) Application of Quantum Dot nanocrystal in Luminescent solar concentrators. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 328 (1).

Husham Abdulmalek, S. and Khalaji Assadi, M. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Gitan, A.A. (2018) A comparative analysis on the uniformity enhancement methods of solar thermal drying. Energy, 148 . pp. 1103-1115.

Kadhim, S.K. and Nasif, M.S. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Al-Waked, R. (2018) Computational fluid dynamics simulation of blood flow profile and shear stresses in bileaflet mechanical heart valve by using monolithic approach. Simulation, 94 (2). pp. 93-104.

Mohammad, S.T. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Assadi, M.K. and Gilani, S.I.U.H. and Khlief, A.K. (2018) Performance and Simulation of a Stand-alone Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal Power Plant. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 150 (1).

Mohammad, S.T. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Assadi, M.K. and Sabir, O. and Khlief, A.K. (2018) An integrated program of a stand-Alone parabolic trough solar thermal power plant: Code description and test. Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 12 . pp. 26-37.

Mohmmed, A.O. and Nasif, M.S. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. (2018) Experimental data for the slug two-phase flow characteristics in horizontal pipeline. Data in Brief, 16 . pp. 527-530.

Shamshirgaran, S. and Assadi, M.K. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Sharma, K.V. (2018) Energetic and exergetic performance of a solar flat-plate collector working with cu nanofluid. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, 140 (3).

Shamshirgaran, S.R. and Assadi, M.K. and Al-Kayiem, H.H. and Sharma, K.V. (2018) The role of nanomaterials in the enhancement of non-concentrating solar collectors technology: Die Rolle von Nanomaterialien für die Weiterentwicklung der nicht konzentrierten Solarkollektorentechnologie. Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik, 49 (4). pp. 435-441.