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.