Dr. Lyes Khezzar
Dr. Lyes Khezzar Professor & Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Lyes Khezzar obtained a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (1st class honors) from Bradford University and a M.Sc. from UMIST in Manchester and a Ph.D. from Imperial College London. He has a wide professional experience that spans both industry and academia.

He has participated in a variety of research and consultancy projects sponsored by major industrial bodies and government agencies from the UAE, UK, US, Oman, and Algeria that span the fields of internal flows in equipment, combustors, turbomachines, gas and water distribution networks and fluid handling facilities.He is a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a member of ASME and a registered Chartered Engineer

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (UK), 1987
  • DIC, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (UK), 1987
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, UMIST (UK),  1983
  • B.Eng. (1st class honors), Mechanical Engineering, University of Bardford (UK), 1982
Teaching Areas
  • Statics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Advanced Convection Heat Transfer
Research Interests
  • Application of computational fluid dynamics and laser based techniques to develop an understanding of flows of industrial relevance
  • Multiphase flows in separators and fluid handling equipment
  • Liquid plunging jets
  • Atomization of liquid impinging jets
  • Convective heat transfer in impinging jets using RANS and LES modeling
  • Modeling of convective heat transfer of non-Newtonian
  • Inelastic and viscoelastic flows in ducts and their heat transfer augmentation properties