ACK Research Selected for International Journal Cover Page – Dr. Wisam Al Saadi

The picture on the cover is based on figure 8(a,d) of ‘Linear stability of confined flow around a 180-degree sharp bend’,
by A. M. Sapardi, W. K. Hussam, A. Pothérat and G. J. Sheard (Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Impact Factor: 3.2, H-Index: 180)

Dr. Wisam Al Saadi is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) since September 2016. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, in the field of Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, in 2012 from Monash University, Australia. Prior to joining ACK, he worked as a Research Associate and Teaching Associate at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Monash University. He has co-supervised 3 PhD candidates to completion, and published many peered review papers on convection and heat transfer, rotating flow and magnetohydrodynamics. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, energy saving, heat transfer enhancement for industrial and solar energy systems, natural convection for Geophysical flow and Nanofluids.

Posted on April. 10, 2019

ACK Organizes a Field Trip to the NBK Tower Project

ACK recently concluded a field trip to the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) Tower organized by the Australian Embassy in collaboration with ACK’s School of Engineering.

According to Dr. Mohamed Salem, Assistant Professor of Industrial Practice at ACK, NBK Tower was chosen for the trip because the project is an engineering challenge in terms of design, implementation and supervision, moreover, the project is being carried out by a selection of the largest engineering offices and contracting companies, along with local and international project managers.

The visit focused on the essential aspects of managing such a large project, which helped students learn about important safety systems, quality control and the latest methods in engineering and construction management.

“This field trip was organized in line with ACK’s vision in mind of focusing on and giving prominence to vocational and hands-on experience for students, and not only giving focus to traditional classroom learning,” said Dr. Salem.

Posted on Mar. 31, 2019

ACK and ABB Engineering Technologies CO. (KSCC) signed an agreement to facilitate joint research projects, trainings and seminars, providing a platform for students to hone skills and develop new technology

ABB Engineering Technologies Co. (KSCC) (ABB) and ACK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the 12th of March, 2019 to collaborate and cooperate on science and technology research, leveraging expertise from automation major ABB and nurturing talent from privately-owned ACK.

As part of the MOU, which will be applied in accordance with the laws and regulations of the State of Kuwait, ABB and ACK will jointly develop projects and trainings aimed at providing advanced technical support and services to industries in Kuwait and throughout the Middle East region. The non-legally-binding agreement will promote the mutual exchange of personnel, facilities and equipment, and relevant information.

Through internships at ABB or its subsidiaries, ACK students will have the opportunity to get field experience. Dean of the School of Engineering at the Australian College of Kuwait, Dr. Mohammad Abdul Niby expressed his appreciation for this move and said that this MOU defines the guidelines for a strong cooperation with ABB which will come with benefits for both parties in several aspects such as research, exchange of expertise, consultations, etc. He added that several collaboration plans are already in mind and the near future will witness the effectiveness of this relation. College faculty will also participate in ABB projects and in technical support studies for the industry. Tareq Khalil- Country Sales Directory for Automation- expressed his belief that this partnership will be beneficial, both to the local ABB organization and the university especially in the avenue of knowledge exchange especially as we are in the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The MOU was signed by the President of ACK, Prof. Isam Zabalawi and Mr. Paul Dennis Country CEO and will remain in effect until further notice.

Posted on Mar. 26, 2019

ACK Crowned first in the KNPC 12th Annual HSE Performance Award

ACK’s Healthy Living Committee wins the first place in the KNPC 12th Annual HSE Performance Award under the “Organization Category”. It is worth mentioning that this is the 5th time ACK’s Healthy Living Committee gets entitled with a prestigious award such as this, which shows clearly the depth and the value that our functions are offering not only on an organizational level but on a local level as well, said Chair of the Committee, Mr. Abdulmohsen Al Rifai. He added, together, we are able to excel. Although this is titles under health and safety, it is proudly an ACK output.

Posted on Mar. 24, 2019