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Dr Hind Saidani-Scott

Dr Hind Saidani-Scott

Dr Hind Saidani-Scott
MSc,EnsmaPoitiers FR, PhD- Bristol- UK, Doct 3e cycle-Ensma-, DES (4yr course)

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Office Room 2.62
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 117 331 5902

Summary

Biography

I graduated with a Master degree in physics from Algeria,  specialising in fluid mechanics.

I then joined an engineering School in Poitiers- France called ENSMA ( Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique et d Aerotechnique, for a 1 year Master in thermodynamics and a PhD in free and forced convection, with application to smoke propagation after a fire.

After 3 years of teaching physics, I moved to the Environmental Engineering studies Unit ( EESU) at Bristol University for research on porous media characteristics with application to Building materials. I received a PhD for my work, entitled ' Heat and Mass transfer in porous media: application to Building materials'.  It is there that I developed a love for the study of novel materials and their application for everyday usage.

Over the last 25 years, as a lecturer at Bristol University, I  focused on adsorption refrigeration, historical and listed  building conservation and restoration due to humidity and water ingress, building materials characteristics with a particular emphasis on wood, Novel materials characteristic and usage for energy saving.., 

In the last few years, I found a new interest in the study of Phase Change materials and their usage for various HVAC application and cooling of solar panels for efficiency increase.

Teaching

Since joining Bristol University in  1996, I have been teaching thermodynamics, heat transfer, process engineering, instrumentation, thermodynamics, at every undergraduate and master level across three departments ( mechanical- Aerospace and Engineering mathematics). 

I have also been involved with numerous 3rd years and 4th years engineering project' supervision in mechanical engineering and design.

Keywords

  • Heat transfer- Renewable energy- sustainable energy- water purification- solar energy - Phase change materials- Novels materials

Memberships

Organisations

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Cabot Institute

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