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Prof. Khellil Sefiane
FRSC, FinstP, PhD, Professor of Thermophysical Engineering ,
The School of Engineering, Sanderson Building, The University of Edinburgh

Fundamental and Applied studies on interfaces and evaporation :


Professor Khellil Sefiane is a Professor of Thermophysical engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He has been associate editor for the Int. Journal of Multiphase Flows, Elsevier and the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. He has a long interest in heat and mass transfer and multiphase flow problems with a focus on both novel experimental techniques and numerical modelling. His studies of evaporating droplets have included identification of self-excited hydrothermal waves, influence of substrate conductivity, adsorption dependence, infrared themography to study contact line dynamics, flow transition within evaporating binary mixtures and suppression of ring stain formation during polymer solution droplet evaporation. In 2009, he received the Institute of Physics Printing & Graphics Science Group Prize for his “Fundamental studies on droplet evaporation“. He holds an ExxonMobil fellowship awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering (2000), is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow (Kyushu University, Japan, 2011), an elected UK representative on EUROTHERM Com. (, an elected member of the Scientific Council of the Int. Centre for H eat and Mass Transfer ( He has published more than 140 refereed journal papers and more than 10 contributions to books.

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