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Year 2020


  • Adam D. Williams, Alexander A. Solodov, Amir H. Mohagheghi, Philip A. Beeley, Saeed Alameri, “The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute: A Multidisciplinary Educational Approach for Integrated Nuclear Energy Safety, Security and Safeguards in the Middle East”, Journal of Nuclear Materials Management, 2020 Volume XLVIII, No. 1, 4-21.
  • Amidu M.A., Addad Y., Riahi M.K., “A hybrid multiphase flow model for the prediction of both low and high void fraction nucleate boiling regimes”, Applied Thermal Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2020.115625
  • Amidu M.A., Addad Y., “An enhanced model for the prediction of slug flow boiling heat transfer on a downward-facing heated wall”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2020.107596
  • Moon J., Jeong Y.H., Addad Y., “Design of air-cooled waste heat removal system with string type direct contact heat exchanger and investigation of oil film instability”, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.net.2019.10.010
  • Alameri S.A., King J.C., Alkaabi A.K., Addad Y., “Prismatic-core advanced high temperature reactor and thermal energy storage coupled system – A preliminary design”, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.net.2019.07.028
  • Kim J.H., Alameri S.A., “Harmonizing nuclear and renewable energy: Case studies”, International Journal of Energy Research, https://doi.org/10.1002/er.4987
  • Lee M., Lee D., Ko E., Park K., Kim J., Ko K., Sharma M., Cho G., “A Pulse Pileup Correction Method for High Dose Gamma Spectroscopy”, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.net.2019.12.003
  • Ho Joon Yoon , Waleed Al Naqbi, Omar Al Yaihi , Daeseong Jo, ” Validation of RELAP5 MOD3.3 code for Hybrid-SIT against SET and IET experimental data”, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Feb 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.net.2020.02.007
  • In Seop Jeon, Ho Joon Yoon, Hyun Gook Kang,” Feasibility estimation of new mitigation system through causal inference analysis with functional model’, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Volume 137, March 2020, 107087. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2019.107087

Year 2019

  • Alrwashdeh M., Alameri S.A., “Reactor Monte Carlo (RMC) model validation and verification in compare with MCNP for plate-type reactor”, AIP Advances, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5115807
  • Amidu M.A., Addad Y., “Bubble-induced enhancement of single-phase liquid forced convection heat transfer during subcooled nucleate flow boiling”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2019.06.001
  • Al-Nuaimi A., Alameri S.A., Alkaabi A.K., Shimazu Y., “New monitoring procedure of axial xenon oscillation in large pressurized water reactors”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2018.12.026
  • Alrwashdeh M., Alameri S.A., “Evaluation review of the 250Cf neutron cross section”, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2019.108869
  • Mohamed S., Shatilla Y., Zhang T., “CFD-based design and simulation of hydrocarbon ejector for cooling”, Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.10.057
  • Kim S.G., Addad Y., Liu M., Lee J.I., Lee Y., “Computational investigation into heat transfer coefficients of randomly packed pebbles in flowing FLiBe”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.118769
  • Al-Yahia O.S., Yoon H.J., Jo D., “Bubble dynamic parameters during subcooled flow boiling under uniform and non-uniform transverse heat distribution”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.118508
  • You B.-H., Jeong Y.H., Addad Y., “Assessment of advanced RANS models ability to predict a turbulent swept liquid metal flow over a wire in a channel”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2019.110206
  • Remache A., Addad Y., Sabeur-Bendehina A., Ouadha A., “Thermal design optimization of passive cooling capability in a dry-storage system by adding wall undulations or semi-circular fins”, Nuclear Eng. and Design, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2019.03.028
  • Abutayeh M., Addad Y., Abu-Nada E., Alazzam A., “Doping solar field heat transfer fluid with nanoparticles”, of Solar Energy Eng., https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4041157
  • Kim J.H., Song M.M., Alameri S.A., “Emerging areas of nuclear power applications”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2019.110183
  • Kim D.Y., NO H.C., Yoon H.J., Lim S.G., “Thermal-hydraulic study of air-cooled passive decay heat removal system for APR+ under extended station blackout”, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.net.2018.09.006
  • Alrwashdeh, M., Alameri, S.A., Alkaabi, A.K., “Preliminary Study of a Prismatic-Core Advanced High-Temperature Reactor Fuel Using Homogenization Double-Heterogeneous Method”, Nuclear Science and Eng., https://doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1672511
  • Alkaabi, A.K., King, J.C., “Benchmarking COMSOL multiphysics single-subchannel thermal hydraulic analysis of a TRIGA reactor with RELAP5 results and experimental Data”, Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations, https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/4375782
  • Chen J., Nurrochman A., Hong J.-D., Kim T. S., Yi Y., “Comparison of oxide layers formed on the low-cycle fatigue crack surfaces of Alloy 690 and 316 SS tested in a simulated PWR environment”, Nuclear Eng. and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.net.2018.10.007
  • Takahashi S., Kawashima S., Hidaka A., Tanaka S., Takahashi T., “Estimation of the Release Time of Radio-Tellurium During the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident and Its Relationship to Individual Plant Events”, Nuclear Technology, https://doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2018.1521186
  • Hidaka A., “Formation mechanisms of insoluble Cs particles observed in Kanto district four days after Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident”, Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1080/00223131.2019.1583611
  • Park K., Kim J., Lim K., Kim J., Chang H., Kim H., Sharma M., Cho G., “Ambient Dose Equivalent Measurement with a CsI(Tl) Based Electronic Personal Dosimeter”, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.net.2019.06.017

Year 2018

Year 2017

  • Choi M.K., Lee S.M., Ha J.S., Seong P.H., “Development of an EEG-based Workload Measurement Method in Nuclear Power Plants”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2017.08.032
  • Byon Y.-J., Ha J.S., Cho C.-S., Kim T.-Y., Yeun C.Y., “Real-Time Transportation Mode Identification Using Artificial Neural Networks Enhanced with Mode Availability Layers: A Case Study in Dubai”, Applied Sciences, https://doi.org/10.3390/app7090923
  • Al Mehrzi A., Yi Y., Cho P.Y., Al Saadi S., Lee J.S., Choi D.S., “Deliquescence of NaCl and Atmospheric Corrosion of 316L Stainless Steel”, Advanced Materials Research, https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1142.8
  • Addad, Y., Abutayeh, M., Abu-Nada, E., “Effects of Nanofluids on the Performance of a PCM-Based Thermal Energy Storage System”, Journal of Energy Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000433
  • Lee W.W., Bae S.J., Jung Y.H., Yoon H.J., Jeong Y.H., Lee J.I., “Improving power and desalination capabilities of a large nuclear power plant with supercritical CO2 power technology”, Desalination, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2017.01.013
  • Park Y.J., Kim J.W., Ali G., Kim H.J., Addad Y., Cho S.O., “Fabrication of Uniform Nanoporous Oxide Layers on Long Cylindrical Zircaloy Tubes by Anodization Using Multi-Counter Electrodes”, Nanoscale Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1186/s11671-016-1774-1
  • Solodov A., Williams A., Al Hanaei S., Goddard B., “Analyzing the threat of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to nuclear facilities”, Security Journal, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41284-017-0102-5


MSc students’ activities on the integrity of reactor containment buildings in Barakah nuclear power plants

Reactor containment buldings (RCBs) as the last barrier to the release of radioactive materials play a critical role in the nuclear power plants (NPPs). Thus, the integrity of RCBs has been studied as one of the projects in the ENTC.

Several MSc students in Nuclear Engineering have participated in the project and after graduation they are actively working on the safety and security areas of NPPs at FANR and ENC/NAWAH. Sara Al Hanaee, one of the MSc graduates, completed her MSc Thesis titled ‘Effect of aging on ultimate pressure capacity of nuclear reactor containment building, which was published in a journal named ‘Nuclear Engineering and Design’. She was one of the three winners of the competition at the 10th anniversary of the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) operation in 2018. Also, while working at FANR, she was a winner of FANR Annual Award “Exceptional Employee Award” in 2019.

ENTC fulfilling its educational mission: A national MSc student presented her research at Program Review meeting and international conference

Nourah Alyammahi is a full-time MSc student in nuclear engineering under the supervision of Assist. Prof. Ho Joon Yoon. She is also a FANR nuclear safety assessment engineer, was selected to participate in the ATLAS-2 Project. Her MSc thesis is to conduct the numerical analysis using one of the thermal hydraulic safety analysis code, RELAP 5, whilst conducting experiments and tests developed by the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute. She participated in every test and experiment over the last two years and put UAE on the global stage regarding thermal hydraulic safety analysis by presenting Five of her research findings at ATLAS Project Review Meetings. On each occasion, the Emirati demonstrated vast improvements in her skills and knowledge, and in her ability to convey technical analysis to a highly-skilled and knowledgeable audience. In May 2019 She also delivered a paper on RELAP 5 simulation of intermediate break loss of coolant accident at the International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power (ICAPP) in France.

The 2nd Program Review Group / Management Board Meeting of OECD/NEA ATLAS project was hosted by UAE on April 17~18, 2018, Khalidiya Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi

The 2nd Meeting of the Program Review Group and Management Board of the OECD/NEA ATLAS Phase 2 Project was hosted by UAE. ATLAS stands for Advanced Thermal-hydraulic Test Loop for Accident Simulation (ATLAS) Project. The project is led by The Nuclear Energy Agency framework of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development . The ATLAS project is aimed at topics of high safety relevance for both existing and future nuclear power plants. The main objective of the NEA ATLAS Project is to provide experimental data for resolving key LWR thermal-hydraulics safety issues related to multiple high-risk failures and highlighted in particular from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, by using the ATLAS facility at KAERI. UAE has participated in the ATLAS project since 2014. The UAE research team consisting of KU, FANR, and ENEC started to receive recognition from an international expert group in the nuclear safety field and hosted one of the important meetings in Abu Dhabi. The international expert groups participated from Belgium (BelV), China (SPICRI, CGNPC, NPIC), Czech (UJV), France (CEA, EDF), Germany (GRS, Framatome), Spain (CSN), Switzerland (PSI), UAE (FANR, ENEC, KU), USA (NRC), Korea (KAERI, KINS, KEPCO E&C), Japan (JAEA).

Khalifa University Students Present Their Research to the American Nuclear Society

Students spoke at the American Nuclear Society student conference held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

In August 2013, two Khalifa University Master’s students in Nuclear Engineering presented their initial research findings at the 2013 American Nuclear Society Student Conference held at MIT. 

Students Amal Salah Bin Hraiz and Mouza Abdulla Alhebsi presented their research papers to over 600 students and professionals who were in attendance at the conference, including a large number of international representatives. Their papers were selected for the conference by a panel of reviewers from ANS who assessed hundreds of submissions from students around the world.

Both students are currently receiving full scholarships from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) as part of its Energy Pioneers program, in order to pursue their masters. ENEC also fully funded their trip to MIT.

Amal’s paper was titled “3D Full Core Calculations of Westinghouse AP1000 Using WIMS/PARCS/SNAP Code System,” and Mouza Abdulla Alhebsi paper was titled “Numerical Investigation on the Dissolution of a Light Gas Stratification in a Safety Containment Model”. Both papers were well received by the audience who showed a great deal of interest in the research.

Amal is currently working on her M.Sc. research in the area of modeling and simulation of nuclear reactors while Mouza is working in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications in nuclear reactor safety analysis. The students were under the supervision of Khalifa University’s Nuclear Engineering faculty members, Dr. Mohamed Elsawi, and Dr. Yacine Addad respectively. 

The conference presented both women with the opportunity to learn about the latest nuclear developments from industry, research, and academia. It also gave them the opportunity to listen to their peer’s research in a variety of subjects related to nuclear engineering including law, nuclear medicine, quantum physics, computer science and thermodynamics.

“We are very pleased that our students had the opportunity to present their work at such an important international conference, in front of their peers, and industry and academic leaders,” said Dr. Philip Beeley, Professor and Program Chair, Nuclear Engineering at Khalifa University. “The safe and secure use of nuclear energy is one of the main focuses of the government of the UAE at the moment; in fact the country just broke ground for the construction of its second nuclear reactor, so to see our students focused on such an important endeavor is very encouraging for the future of the UAE. Khalifa University is dedicated to providing our students with a high quality education, and with ample opportunities to meet with industry and academic leaders, in this way we are helping to build the knowledge economy envisioned by the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision.”

“We are proud to support such talented and dedicated students and congratulate them both for their hard work and achievements,” said Ahmed Al Mazrouie, Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer of ENEC. “Nuclear energy is an industry of critical importance to the future of our nation – and we need a large, highly trained and determined team of Emirati women and men to lead the industry forward. We look forward to welcoming them both to ENEC when their studies are complete.”