Professor Hussam (Sam) Jouhara of Brunel University, London, the technical director of the HERU

Having worked in academia and the industry, Hussam has unique expertise in working on applied heat exchangers and energy-related research activities with direct support from research councils and various UK and international industrial partners. He has extensive expertise in designing and manufacturing various types of heat exchangers, including heat pipes and heat pipe-based heat exchangers for low, medium and high temperature applications. His work in the field of heat pipe based heat exchangers resulted in novel designs for recuperator, steam generators and condensers as well as flat heat pipes. These have been implemented across various industries including, but not limited to: waste management systems, food, electronics thermal management and low to high industrial waste heat recovery. Over the last few years, he has successfully managed to achieve new designs for industrial waste heat recovery systems that have enhanced the performance of various industrials processes in the UK and Europe.

Throughout his academic and industrial career, he received over £5.7M in research funding (as a PI or Co-PI) from various UK/EU based research councils and from British and European industrial partners. He is a published author of academic books and is a chartered engineer with many filed patents in areas related to heat pipes engineering and manufacturing.

A list of his academic papers can be found here: