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Renewable Energy and Architecture: Course director profile

Mohamed Gadi (headshot)

Academic history
  • 1963 Took the first step into education
  • 1980 Awarded the BSc degree in architecture and urban planning from Tripoli University
  • 1981 Joined the Department of Architecture at Tripoli University as an Assistant Lecturer
  • 1987 Awarded the MPhil degree from the Building Science Department, The University of Sheffield
  • 1988 Joined the Department of Architecture at Tripoli University as a Lecturer
  • 1990 Invited by the United Nations (UNCHS) to participate in an International Design Workshop on Housing on Developing Countries
  • 1993 Invited to chair a session at the 5th International ENERGEX Conference in Seoul, Korea
  • 1993 Selected member of the International Advisory Borad for the Intyernational Energy Foundation
  • 1994 Selected to attend a meeting of the World Renewable Energy Network Council, on behalf of the International Energy Foundation (IEF)
  • 1994 Invited to give guest lectures at the University of California (LBL) and Arizona State University, USA
  • 1996 Invited to chair a session at the 6th International Advisory Committee for the 6th International ENERGEX Conference, China
  • 1996 Awarded the PhD degree from the Building Science Department, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • 1997 Joined the School of the Built Environment as a full-time lecturer for the MSc course Renewable Energy and Architecture, Nottingham
  • 1998 Awarded the Gold Medal for novel research work on Energy Modelling
  • 2000 Invited to Co-ordinate a session and organise an International Workshop on Renewable Energy and Architecture and present a paper at the GlobeEx'2000 International conference, USA
  • 2000 Selected as a member of the International Advisory Committee for the GlobeEx'2000 International conference, USA
  • 2000 Organised an academic and research exhibition for The University of Nottingham at the GlobeEx'2000 international conference, USA
  • 2000 Co-authored a new book entitled "Energy State-of-the-Art 2000", in collaboration with the IEF
  • 2002 Organised an academic and research exhibition for the University of Nottingham in Tripoli Libya
  • 2004 Organised an academic and research exhibition for the University of Nottingham in Tripoli, Libya
  • 2004 Invited to deliver a Plenary Paper at a special educational seminar, organised by the British Embassy in Tripoli, Libya
  • 2004 Visited a number of Middle East Institutions and helped sign agreements of collaboration with Nottingham Univeristy - part of a high level Nottingham University delegation including the Pro-vice Chancller for Internationalisation
  • 2004: Interviewed by Al-Omran Architectural Magazine
  • 2004 Invtied to deliver a guest lecture at Seha University in Lubya during 2004
  • 2004 Invited to deliver a number of workshops at research centres in Libya during 2004
  • 2005 Invited to give a guest lecture at Misr International University, in Egypt
  • 2005 Invited as an external examiner at Misr International University, in Egypt
  • 2006 Organised an academic and research exhibition for the University of Nottingham at the Eltex2006
  • 2007 Organised an academic and research exhibition for the University of Nottingham at the Eltex2007
  • 2009 Invited to review research papers submitted for presentation at the Second International Conference on "Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development" in Jordan
  • 2009 Invited to review energy related research proposals for the Government of Brunei
  • 2009 Invited to review research papers submitted for publication in the IBI international journal
  • 2010 Invited to review research papers submitted for publication in the LCT international journal
  • 2010 Invited to review research papers submitted for publication in the AEDM international journal
  • 2010 Invited to chair a session and present a paper at the Second International Conference on "Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development" in Jordan
  • 2010 Invited to chair a session and present a paper at the Second International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development in Jordan 2010
  • 2010 Co-authored a new book entitled "Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings"2011 Invited to co-chair a session and give a speech at the LCES2011 international conference in China
  • 2011 Invited to review a new book on Solar Design Manual
  • 2011 Invited to review research papers submitted for presentation at the Third International Conference on "Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design" in Malaysia 2012
  • 2011 Invited to join the Management Board of the Institute of Middle East Studies at Nottingham University
  • 2011 Invited to give a Keynote speech at an International Conference on Desert Architecture, Jordan
  • 2011 Invited to give a Guest Lecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology Jordan
  • 2011 Invited to review research papers submitted for presentation at the International Conference "Sustainable Environment in the Mediterranean Region: from Housing to Urban and Land Scale Construction", Italy
  • 2012 Invited to review a new book proposal about Energy Modelling, Routledge publishers, USA
  • 2012 Invited to join the Editorial Boards for a number of International Journals
  • 2012 Invited to join the International Scientificx Committee for the International Conference on Energy Research in Seoul, Korea in a close cooperation with the "Advances in Energy Research journal"
  • 2012 Invited to review Research Proposals submitted for funding by the Leverhulme Trust, UK
  • 2012 Invited to review research papers submitted for publications in a number of International Journals
  • 2012 Invited to join the Regional Advisory Network, University of Nottingham
  • 2013 Invited to giuve a Keynote speech at the International Engineering Conference, Institute of Libyan Engineers and Architects, Libya, 2013
  • 2013 Invited to give a guest lecture at Zawia University, Libya
  • 2013 Invited to examine a PhD thesis from Mumbai University, India
  • 2013 Invited to join the Editorial Boards for a number of International Journals
  • 2013 Invited to review research papers submitted for publications in a number of International Journals
 
International lectures, PhD and Masters supervisions and examinations
  • Delivered sixteen invited lectures in the United Kingdom, USA, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Libya and Egypt.
  • Externally examined PhD theses: Examined PhD theses at a number of UK universities including the University of Sheffield, Napier University and the University of Dundee.
  • Successfully supervised Masters Dissertations: Successfully supervised over 60 (MSc), (MA) and (MEng) dissertations.
  • Currently supervising four PhD theses
 
Successfully supervised PhD theses
  • Elseragy, A. Ahmed. (Completed in January, 2004)
  • Al-Qeeq, Farid. (Completed in February, 2004)
  • Pruitipong Thaicham, (Completed in May, 2004)
  • Muhaisen, S. Ahmed. (Completed in March, 2005)
  • Al Sousi, R. Mohamed. (Completed in March, 2005)
  • Waheeb, Sahl. (Completed in January 2006)
  • Abelwaifa, Ali, (Completed in May 2006)
  • Asfour, R. Omar. (Completed in September, 2006)
  • Abu Bakar, Aniza, (Completed in September, 2007)
  • Mashina Giamal, (Completed in 2009)
  • Veiga, Patricia Veloco, (Completed in 2009)
  • Saleh, Sanaa, (Completed in 2010)
  • Sufeljen, Abdusalam, (Completed in 2013)
  • Elaiab, Fatima, (Completed in 2014)
  • Ab. Ghafar, Norafida, (Completed in 2014)
  • Alwetaishi, Mamdooh, (Completed in 2015)
  • Sohan, Ahmed, (Completed in 2015)

Dr Elseragy and Dr Alqeeq celebration video

Dr Aniza Abu Bakar

Above: Dr Aniza Abu Bakar received the Best Paper Award for Sustainability and Innovation at the 4th International Building Control Conference (IBCC) 2016, Malaysia.

Dr Ahmed Shohan

Above: Dr Ahmed Shohan received a conference presentation award at the ICLC 2015 International Conference, Malaysia, just a few weeks after passing his PhD Viva.

 
 
Expertise summary
 
Teaching and administrative duties

Teaching duties
Teaches the following postgraduate modules (80 credits):

Administrative Duties

  • Director of the MSC course Renewable Energy and Architecture
  • Admissions Tutor of the MSC course Renewable Energy and Architecture
  • Member of the Admissions Committee
  • Personal Tutor for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students
 
New computer software

Developed a number of computer programs for energy related research and teaching including LRW, BTS and COMFORT.

Teaches Computer Programming as part of the MSc course Renewable Energy and Architecture

 
Samples of research grants (£604,547)

Grant 1: Principal Investigator: Dr M B Gadi Research Title: Fluidized-PCM Glazed Energy Storage System Source: EPSRC (UK) Value: £ 57,652 Start Date: completed

Grant 2: Co-Investigators: Dr M B Gadi, et al. Research Title: (JERI) Research Equipment for the Eco-house Source: EPSRC (UK) Value: £ 107,500 Start Date: Completed

Grant 3 Co-Investigator: Dr M B Gadi, et.al. Research Title: Platform Grant Source: EPSRC ( UK ) Value: £ 439,395 Start Date: Completed

 
Publications

Over 50 journal and conference papers and 2 books on renewable energy and architecture.

Selected Publications:

ASFOUR, O.S. and GADI, M.B., 2008. Using CFD to investigate ventilation characteristics of vaults as wind-inducing devices in buildings Applied Energy. 85(12), 1126-1140

GADI, M.B., 2010. Application of design and passive technologies for thermal comfort in buildings in hot and tropical climates. In: HALL, M., ed., Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings Woodhead Publishing. 681-708

PATRICIA VELOSO DA VEIGA and MOHAMED B GADI, 2009. Living on the Slope: learning from Encosta do Bom-Jesus,Braga, Portugal In: SET2009 - 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies. Aachen, Germany, 31st August to 3rd September 2009. 6 pages

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Mohamed Gadi (wide shot)

Mohamed Gadi
Associate Professor, MSc Course Director and Admissions Tutor (Renewable Energy and Architecture), Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering
Contact:
Room B28 Lenton Firs House
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
UK
0115 95 13118
 
mohamed.gadi@nottingham.ac.uk

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

The University of Nottingham
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