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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



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.


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.


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



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