Dr. Yacine Addad
Dr. yacine addad Associate Professor Associate Chair Nuclear Engineering Deputy Director ENTC Nuclear Engineering

Contact Information
yacine.addad@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 4147


Dr. Yacine Addad holds the Associate Department Chair in Nuclear Engineering and Deputy Director of the Emirates Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC) within Khalifa University, UAE. He is an expert in the field of nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics (T-H) analysis. He is leading the Emirates Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC) Theme-1 research team focusing on the assessment of the thermal hydraulic safety analysis codes capabilities to mimic dominant T-H phenomena occurring in nuclear power plants under postulated accident scenarios including rare events.

Dr. Addad is actively involved in many UAE and internationally coordinated research programs. He is a leading academic researcher and has attracted over $8 Million in grants as PI and Co-I from various bodies including, FANR, ENEC, UK funding councils, and ASPIRE programs to support R&D in nuclear. He has given invited lectures and short courses in United Kingdom, Algeria, Japan, South Korea, France, and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Addad is the author and co-author of 100+ 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

  • Thermal Hydraulics in Nuclear Systems
  • Thermal Hydraulics Computations & Modelling
  • Mechanics & T-H Principles for Nuclear Engineering

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Emirates Nuclear Technology Center
  • Masdar Institute

Research Interests
  • Nuclear Systems and Safety
  • Single-/Two-phase Flow Phenomena Modeling and Simulations
  • Small Modular Reactors Design
  • Thermal Energy Storage Design for Hybrid Systems

Research Projects

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Amidu Muritala Alade Post Doctoral Fellow
Ilyas Khurshid Post Doctoral Fellow
Mubashir Hassan Post Doctoral Fellow
Omar Z.A.A. Sharaf Post Doctoral Fellow
Fatema Ali Almazrouei MSc. Student
Mohamed Al Rahmani MSc. student
Abdelaziz Sanad Ahmed Sanad Alnaqbi MSc. student