Prof Khellil Sefiane

Chair of Thermophysical Engineering and Head of Research Institute



+44(0)131 6504873


2.2011 James Clerk Maxwell Building

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Chemical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Multiscale Thermofluids

Research Theme: 

  • Multiphase flows, interfaces and phase change from nano- to macro-scales
Prof Khellil Sefiane
Prof Khellil Sefiane, Chair of Thermophysical Engineering and Head of Research Institute

Academic Qualifications: 

  • M.Sc., PhD in Chemical Engineering, habil. HDR in Engineering
  • Other Information Member of the editorial board of Open Physical Chemistry Letters, ISSN: 1874-0685.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Multiphase Flows, Elsevier, ISSN: 0301-9322.
  • Member of the editorial board of Open Physical Chemistry Reviews, ISSN: 1874-0693.
  • Member of the editorial board of Open Thermodynamics Journal, ISSN: 1874-396X.
  • Member of the editorial board of The Open Physical Chemistry Journal, ISSN: 1874-0677
  • Laboratory and Group web page
  • ERASMUS students exchange coordinator, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de St-Etienne, France
  • Member of the editorial board of International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena, ISSN: 1949-4955
  • Member of the editorial board of Current Physical Chemistry (CPC), ISSN: 1877-9468.
  • Associate Editor, Heat Transfer Research, Begell House Inc., ISSN: 1064-2285

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Corresponding member of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 2013
  • Elected member of the UK Heat transfer Committee
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IoP), FInsP
  • Founding Member of the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE), Zhuhai, China, 2010
  • Elected member of the Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, 2010
  • Elected UK representative on EUROTHERM committee, 2011,
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellow, Kyushu University, Japan, 2011
  • Member of the American Nano Society (ANS), USA, 2011.
  • WPI Professor, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University, Japan, 2014-15
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, 2008-2014
  • Member of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EPSRC peer review college, UK, 2006-
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC, 2011, Cambridge, UK.
  • Exxon-Mobil fellow, awarded (in 2000) by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), London, UK
  • Affiliate member AMIChemE of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, IChemE, UK.

Research Interests: 

Two phase flows and heat transfer

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  • Nanofluids and their applications
  • Interfacial processes and capillary phenomena
  • Multiphase flows and microscale heat transfer
  • Wetting and phase change phenomena
  • Microfluidics and thermal management of microsystems