Dr. Ebrahim Al Hajri is currently the Director of External Relations and Collaboration and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. At his capacity as a director he manages the institution’s relations locally and international, alumni relations, student exchange programs and community outreach.
His research interest areas are within conventional and micro-channel mass/heat exchangers design, micro reactors, and energy efficiency and recovery. His research group is currently involved in several project such as: evaluation of heat transfer and pressure drop of enhanced tubes, external fouling of a fin-fan heat exchanger, waste heat recovery using a double absorption systems, exploration of geothermal heat diffusion mechanism and more.
Dr. Al Hajri has published a number of articles in highly recognized journals and conference proceedings. He has organized and co-organized local and international workshops and conference and was invited to speak in several international and local conferences. He also serves as a reviewer for ASME and ASHRAE journals in the area relevant to thermal-fluids and energy systems.
Dr. Al Hajri is a recipient of several awards, including Best Service Award 2012 at the Petroleum Institute, The Fluid Engineering Division awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Young Engineering Paper Contest from ASME, Rashid Award for Scientific Outstanding 2010, Special Recognition Award of ADNOC HSE Awards 2010, First place winner PI Sustainability Award 2010, Appreciation for being granted funding by ASHRAE for a distinguished research and Grant-in-aid from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering.
Dr. Al Hajri is currently the President of the ASHRAE Falcon Chapter in the UAE and has been serving as a member of the chapter’s board of governance since 2010. He is also a member and a chair of several technical committees in ASHRAE and ASME.