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Dr Yasir Al-Abdeli

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5439, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.225
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5439
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.225  


Yasir is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering within the School of Engineering and Leader of the Thermofluids Research Group.

Current Teaching

  • ENS2108 Mechanical Science
  • ENS2160 Thermodynamics
  • ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design


  • 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 Associations

  • 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


  • 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)

Journal Articles

  • Brka, A., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2016), Predictive power management strategies for stand-alone hydrogen systems: Operational impact. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(16), 6685-6698, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.03.085.
  • Ahmed, Z., Al-Abdeli, Y., Guzzomi, N., (2016), Corrections of dual-wire CTA data in turbulent swirling and non-swirling jets. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 70(January 2016), 166-175, DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2015.09.007.
  • Rashidian, B., Al-Abdeli, Y., Patino, D., Guzzomi, N., Yeoh, G., (2016), Effect of freeboard deflectors in the fixed bed combustion of biomass. Applied Thermal Engineering, 103(25 June), 543-552, DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.04.140.
  • Ahmed, Z., Al-Abdeli, Y., Guzzomi, N., (2016), Heat transfer characteristics of swirling and non-swirling impinging turbulent jets. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 102(November), 991-1003, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.06.037.
  • Rashidian, B., Al-Abdeli, Y., Yeoh, G., Guzzomi, N., (2015), Effect of freeboard deflectors on the temperature distribution in packed beds. Applied Thermal Engineering, 89(2015), 134-143, DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.05.045.
  • Brka, A., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2015), The interplay between renewables penetration, costing and emissions in the sizing of stand-alone hydrogen systems. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(1), 125-135, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.10.132.
  • Ahmed, Z., Al-Abdeli, Y., Matthews, M., (2015), The effect of inflow conditions on the development of non-swirling versus swirling impinging turbulent jets. Computers & Fluids, 118(2015), 255-273, DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.06.024.
  • Brka, A., Kothapalli, G., Al-Abdeli, Y., (2015), Predictive power management strategies for standalone hydrogen systems: Lab-scale validation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(32), 9907-9916, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.06.081.
  • Khodaei Jalalabadi, H., Al-Abdeli, Y., Guzzomi, N., Yeoh, G., (2015), An overview of processes and considerations in the modelling of fixed-bed biomass combustion. Energy, 88(2015), 946-972, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/
  • Al-Abdeli, Y., Masri, AR., (2015), Review of laboratory swirl burners and experiments for model validation. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 69(2015), 178-196, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2015.07.023.
  • Ahmed, Z., Al-Abdeli, Y., Guzzomi, N., (2015), Impingement pressure characteristics of swirling and non-swirling turbulent jets. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 68(2015), 722-732, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2015.07.017.
  • Clarke, D., Al-Abdeli, Y., Kothapalli, G., (2015), Multi-objective optimisation of renewable hybrid energy systems with desalination. Energy, 88(2015), 457-468, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/
  • 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, 35(2), 115-131, Online, DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2013.873437.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Deflector Effects In Fixed Bed (biomass) Combustors And Non-combusting Packed Beds
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Experimental And Numerical Study Of Surface Interactions In Turbulent Swirling Jets

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Stand-alone Solar-pv Hydrogen Energy Systems Incorporating Reverse Osmosis
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Optimisation Of Stand-alone Hydrogen-based Renewable Energy Systems Using Intelligent Techniques
  • 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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