Dr. Valérie Eveloy
Dr. Valérie Eveloy Associate Professor
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Education
Teaching Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Valerie Eveloy is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Dublin City University, Ireland) and a M.Sc. degree in physical engineering (National Institute of Applied Science, France). She has over twenty years academic and industrial experience in mechanical and energy engineering.

Prior to joining Khalifa University, she was with The Petroleum Institute (PI, now part of Khalifa University), the University of Maryland-College Park, and Nokia. Since joining PI/KU, she has led as principal investigator sponsored research projects focusing on the sustainability enhancement of energy, water and environmental systems including for energy-intensive industries such as hydrocarbon processing, and for hot climates. Specific topics include hydrogen, power-to-gas, solid oxide fuel cell/electrolysis systems, waste energy (e.g., heat, cold from LNG regasification) utilization, multi-generation, district cooling, heat exchanger optimization, atmospheric hazardous gas dispersion, and computational fluid dynamics, and she has actively published in these areas in leading journals. She is currently serving as topic editor for several international energy journal special issues and special session organizer/chair at international energy energy conferences.

Dr. Eveloy has received several research awards including the Academic of Distinction Leadership Excellence for Women Award (LEWA) recognizing professional excellence in women in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regional energy sector in 2017. Dr. Eveloy is a member of several international conference program committees focused on energy technologies and electronics thermal management, and a member of ASME.

Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Dublin City University (Ireland), 2003
  • M.Sc., Physical Engineering, University of Rennes I (France), 1994
Teaching Areas
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Viscous and Boundary Layer Flows
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Cryogenics
  • Sustainable Energy/Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Mechanical Engineering Design I/II
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Sustainable Energy Production and Utilization/Sustainable Energy
  • Advanced Energy Conversion
  • Advanced Convection Heat Transfer
Research Interests
  • Energy, exergy, economic and environmental analysis and optimization of energy, water and environmental systems
  • Waste energy utilization / multi-generation, including for industrial facilities such as hydrocarbon
  • Solid oxide fuel cell/electrolyser systems, power-to-gas
  • District cooling
  • Liquefied natural gas exergy recovery
  • Energy-efficiency enhancement of seawater desalination
  • Heat exchanger design and optimization; polymeric heat exchangers
  • Thermal management of solar photovoltaics
  • Computational fluid dynamics analysis of heat exchangers, fuel cells, electronic systems, and atmospheric hazardous gas dispersion including in hydrocarbon production fields