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Dr Yasir Al-Abdeli

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5439, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23.348
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5439  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23.348  


Current Teaching

  • ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design
  • ENS2108 Mechanical Science
  • ENS2170 Principles of Industrial Maintenance
  • ENS2160 Thermodynamics


  • 2008, Edith Cowan University, School of Engineering (Senior Lecturer)
  • 2007, Monash University (Malaysia), School of Engineering (Senior Lecturer)
  • 2003-2006, University of Tasmania, School of Engineering (Post Doctoral Fellow, Hydrogen Energy)

Professional Memberships

  • The Institution of Engineers Australia (MIEAust)
  • Australasian Association for Engineering Education (Member)

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2010 - Winner, Vice-Chancellor’s Award , Engagement in Learning and Teaching (ECU)


  • 2014 - Workshops Coordinator, Australian Combustion Symposium, The University Club of Western Australia
  • 2010-2013 - Faculty Elected Member, University Academic Board (ECU)
  • 2011 - Technical Chair, Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Fremantle (AAEE)
  • Peer Reviewer: Competitive Grants, Journals and Conferences

Research Areas and Interests

Yasir Al-Abdeli is the founder/leader of the Thermofluids Research Group at ECU. His research interests span four main areas:
  • Hydrogen and alternate energy technology - mobile and stationary applications
  • Fluids - jets and flow instabilities
  • Combustion - combustion processes and swirl
  • Experimental techniques and diagnostics - turbulence measurements and flow visualisations

Staff Qualifications

  • Master of Science, Iraq .
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney, 2004 .
  • BEng (Bachelor of Engineering), Iraq, 1990 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Stand Alone Solar-Hydrogen Energy System for Remote Areas with Integrated Reverse Osmosis,  National Centre of Excellence in Desalination,  2011 NCEDA PHD Supplementary Scholarship,  2011 - 2014,  $30,000.
  • A Mobile Learning Platform for Sustainability in Power Engineering, Based on Hybrid Renewable Energy,  The Australian Power Institute Limited,  Australian Power Institute - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $105,517.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Al-Abdeli, Y., Lindsay, E., (2011), Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Developing Engineers for Social Justice: Community Involvement, Ethics & Sustainability, 650, Engineering House, 11 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.

Journal Articles

  • Clarke, D., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2014), The impact of using Particle Swarm Optimisation on the operational characteristics of a stand-alone hydrogen system with on-site water production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39(28), 15307-15319, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.07.116.
  • Brka, A., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2014), Influence of neural network training parameters on short-term wind forecasting. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Article in press(Article in press), Article in press, Online, DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2013.873437.
  • Clarke, D., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2013), The effects of including intricacies in the modelling of a small-scale solar-PV reverse osmosis desalination system. Desalination, 311(2013), 127-136, Netherlands.
  • Clarke, D., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2013), The impact of renewable energy intermittency on the operational characteristics of a stand-alone hydrogen generation system with on-site water production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(28), 12253-12265, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.07.031.

Conference Publications

  • Thomas, B., Ahmed, Z., Al-Abdeli, Y., Matthews, M., (2013), The Optimisation of a Turbulent Swirl Nozzle Using CFD. Proceedings of The Australian Combustion Symposium, 271-274, Perth, WA.
  • Clarke, D., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2011), Modelling Small-Scale Stand-Alone (PV) Energy Systems with Reverse Osmosis Integration. MODSIM2011, 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. , 3031-3037, Perth, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • S1 Engine Modeling Using Artificial Neural Networks As Virtual Sensors Prediction.

Associate Supervisor

  • Performance Appraisal Of A Four-stroke Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine.
  • Study Of Predictive Models For Emissions In Hydrogen Assisted Dual Fuel Internal Comustion Engine.
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