Dr. Yacine Addad
Dr. Yacine Addad Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor & Theme-1 Lead (Nuclear System and Safety), Emirates Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC)

Dr. Yacine Addad obtained his Ph.D. in 2005 on turbulence modeling for applications related to the nuclear sector from Manchester University. His Ph.D. thesis was selected for the ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds prize for best PhD research subject in the UK.

In 2010, Yacine moved to Khalifa University (KU) as an Assistant Professor in the Nuclear Engineering Department. In 2017, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor while also acting as the Associate Chair for the Nuclear Engineering Department. He currently leads the Reactor Design and Analysis Group (RDAG) focusing on system development and performance analysis of various nuclear systems including the small modular reactor (SMR) systems.

During his career at Manchester University and KU, Yacine successfully supervised 18 M.Sc. and five Ph.D. students working on CFD RANS and LES simulations to investigate forced/mixed convection phenomena in the current and the next generation nuclear reactor systems. In particular, he is acting as the main point of contact (POC) in the ongoing collaborative efforts between KU and KAIST to develop small and medium size reactors with coupled supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle and water-cooled systems. He is also acting as lead for the nuclear systems and safety theme in the recently established Emirate Nuclear Technology Research Center (ENTC). Dr. Addad is the author and co-author of 80+ articles in refereed journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (CFD and Turbulence modeling), Manchester University (UK), 2004
  • M.Sc., Thermal Power and Fluids Engineering, Manchester University (UK), 2000
  • Dip. Eng., Marine Engineering, University of Sciences and Technology of Oran (Algeria), 1996
Teaching Areas
  • Mechanics & Thermal-hydraulics Principles for Nuclear Engineering
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Hydraulics in Nuclear Systems
  • Computations & Modeling-Thermal Hydraulics
Research Interests
  • Turbulence modelling (LES, RANS and URANS)
  • Heat and mass transfer: forced, natural and mixed convection
  • Verification and validation (V&V) of CFD and system analysis codes
  • Two-phase flows phenomena
  • Thermal hydraulics
  • Nanofluids applications