Professor Khellil Sefiane, PhD, HDR, FRSC and FInstP is a Professor and chair of Thermo-Physical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh (https://www.ed.ac.uk/), Scotland, United Kingdom. He is the Head of the research Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids (IMT) at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Sefiane is the Vice-Chair of the UK National Heat Transfer Committee, https://www.uknhtc.org/. Professor Sefiane is the UK delegate on the Scientific Council of the Intenational Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, https://www.ichmt.org/. He also represents the UK on the European Thermal Committee, EUROTHERM, http://www.eurothermcommittee.eu/. He is associate editor for the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer and has been associate editor for the International Journal of Multiphase Flows and the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer.
He held numerous honorary appointments in international institutions including an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada (2008-2014), Visiting Professor at Kyushu University, Japan (2015) and WPI -World Premier International Professor at the International Centre for Carbon Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER) at Kyushu in Japan (2015-2019), honorary Professor at Tsinghua University in China (2022-2025), Extraordinary Professor at Pretoria University, South Africa (2019) and visiting Professor at Universite Paris-Saclay, France (2020). He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) and holds an ExxonMobil fellowship and a Global Research Award, both awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, London. Professor Sefiane has been research active for the last 28 years in various areas related to multiphase flows, heat transfer, microfluidics, interfacial phenomena and phase change. He has published more than a 250 journal papers in international journals and was co-editor of the textbook Drying of Complex Fluid Drops: Fundamentals and Applications, published by the Royal society of Chemistry (RSC), 2022, https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/ebook/978-1-78801-790-9. He has been recipient of the prestigious Institute of Physics (IoP) award (2009), the Global Research Award by the Royal Academy of Engineering, London (2011) and the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Award in 2014. Professor Sefiane is member of numerous international scientific committees of experts in heat transfer and multiphase flows (ICHMT, EUROTHERM, deputy chair of the Nu-Re Prize and chair of the David B.R. Kenning award committee). Prof. Sefiane taught undergraduate and graduate students at universities in UK, France, Canada, Japan and China. He has been recipient of research grants from the UK research Council (EPSRC), the Brittish Royal Society (RS), the European Union (EU), the European Space Agency (ESA) and industry.