- Location Abu Dhabi
- Category Faculty Of Engineering
- Address 6C Abu Qudama Street, Al-Jandaweel, Amman, Jordan
- Language English
- Highest Degree Level Ph.D.
- Total Years of Experience 19
- Expected Job Level Professor
- Slogan I never give up
PhD, P.Eng, CEM, CEA, ASHRAE member
Dr. Wael Al-Kouz is a full professor, goal-driven, project oriented mechanical engineer, a passionate educator, an entrepreneur, and a recognized CFD and energy expert. He combines seventeen years of academic research and teaching experience, with an exceptional industrial track record.
Dr. Al-Kouz received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA; which is ranked 59 among US universities in US news for the year of 2018. After finishing his Ph.D., Dr. Al-Kouz moved to Canada where he worked in industry as a senior professional mechanical engineer, designer and a project manager. He also worked as a part timer research associate at the University of Manitoba. In 2013 he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the German Jordanian University and later served as Head of the Department of Mechatronics Engineering during the period between 2015 and 2016 where he was in charge of coordinating and supervising quality assurance, accreditation, strategic planning, faculty development, budgeting and faculty assessment activities. In 2016, Dr. Al-Kouz was promoted to an associate professor and to a full professor in 2020. Dr. Al-Kouz joined Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU) in 2019 to spend his sabbatical leave. Dr. Al-Kouz is involved in the mechanical engineering department ABET accreditation at PMU. His responsibilities comprised leading the effort to pursue and maintain accreditation by ABET including the development of assessment plans, conducting robust and innovative research, departmental structuring, plan implementations, self-study write ups, and coordinating the logistics of accreditations. The plans employ direct assessments to the general education and major components; with special emphasis on capstone projects. A bouquet of assessment tools supports the plan, such as, course assessments by faculty; standardized tests; and exit, alumni, and employer surveys. The structure is supported by a student and industrial advisory boards. In addition, responsibilities included strategizing and steering institutional accreditation. The tasks included developing the service strategies, plan deployments, measuring the effectiveness of services, and identifying improvements for a wide-range of student services and writing a self-study chapter. The steering work at the university level comprised alignment of subcommittee works, training, reviewing all criteria works, and reporting.
Dr. Al-Kouz offers extensive experience in simulation methods and modeling of non-equilibrium, multi-component, multi-scale, gaseous and plasma flows, continuum/atomistic (hybrid) simulation methods of macro-, micro- and nano-scale fluid transport processes, plasma diagnostics and microfluidic experiments. Moreover, Dr. Al-Kouz has a good experience in grid generation as well as grid analysis using commercially available softwares such as COMSOL and TECPLOT. Dr. Al-Kouz is an expert in statistical fluctuations and error analysis for the particle simulation methods such as Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method. In addition, he has a good experience in development and control of experimental setups as well as testing engineering. Dr. Al-Kouz is recognized for adeptness in finite differencing, finite volume, spectral collocation methods, and finite element methods along with a strong mathematical background. He is respected for in-depth skills in compressible and incompressible fluid dynamics, macro and micro scale heat transfer, modeling and simulation for micro and nano flows using Unstructured Three Dimensional Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (U3DSMC) method, particulate media thermal behavior and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Dr. Al-Kouz is skilled in FORTRAN and MATLAB programming utilized for development of customized codes for advanced fluid, heat transfer; combustion and hydrodynamic instabilities problems. Dr. Al-Kouz is knowledgeable in graphic techniques using Tecplot, Fieldview and Origin; along with familiarity with Sigmaplot softwares.
Beside his rich academic experience, Dr. Al-Kouz is also a renowned expert and national leader in the fields of energy management, energy auditing and renewable energy applications such as solar PV, CSP and wind energy. He authored/co-authored 24 research papers in international journals, and received several local and international research grants. Dr. Al-Kouz has a proven track record for developing and conducting capacity building and training programs in energy management and renewable energy. Dr. Al-Kouz has a very rich experience as far as mechanical contracting is concerned. He worked on different projects as a designer and a project manager for high profile regional clients both in Canada and in Jordan where he used to perform estimation, management, engineering and design coordination, utility and vendor coordination, specifications, scheduling and oversight.
Dr. Al-Kouz is a dedicated team player with in-depth experience in vendor sourcing and negotiation, bid analysis, materials/equipment coordination, contractor liaison, contract administration and budgeting, field startup, and commissioning of most assigned projects that constantly surpass client expectations.
Dr. Al-Kouz is an authorized trainer by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for its CEA course and examinations. Dr. Al-Kouz had conducted several training sessions nationally and internationally in different countries such as Jordan, Canada, Pakistan, Bahrain and Lebanon. He is active in a variety of professional organizations and institutions and registered as a professional engineer (P.Eng) at the province of Manitoba in Canada.
- WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (WPI), WORCESTER, MA, USA (Ph.D.) Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
dissertation: Investigation of Supersonic Gas Flows intornNanochannels Using anrnUnstructured 3D Direct simulation Monte Carlo Method
Relevant Coursework:rnComputational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Applied Elasticity, Advanced Non-LinearrnControl, Vibration, Compressible Fluid Flow, Advanced Real Gas Dynamics,rnAdvanced Electromagnetic Theory, Continuum Mechanics, Advanced Math, AdvancedrnNumerical analysis
- JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, JORDAN (MS) Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis:rnValidity of Using the Local Thermal Equilibrium Assumption in the ParticulaternMedia
Relevant Coursework:rnAdvanced Applied Mathematics, Advanced Fluid Mechanics, AdvancedrnThermodynamics, Advanced Heat Transfer, Combustion Science, PerturbationrnTheory, Design of Experiments
- JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, JORDAN (B.Sc.) Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering
GraduationrnProject: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning design for a multi storeyrnbuilding.
Relevant Coursework: Thernfundamental undergraduate courses in the mechanical engineering field with arnconcentration on thermal power courses.