Dr Arthur Hajaali

Job: Research Fellow

Employer: University College London

PhD Thesis: Numerical investigation of the flow separation unsteady behaviour within the diffuser of bulb turbine unit

Supervisors: Professor Shunqi Pan and Dr Zhihua Xie

Arthur graduated in June 2015 from Cardiff University with a BEng in Civil Engineering. Throughout the completion of his degree approached the various fields of civil engineering such as soil mechanics, solid mechanics and material sciences. He had the chance to put his theoretical knowledge into practice completing various design projects such as a hotel, car park and wastewater treatment network where he also enhanced his team working and organisation skills.Biography:

Moreover, he attached a particular interest into the fluids mechanics and its multiple application in water engineering. This growing curiosity for the marine renewable energies led him to take part into the development work of a vertical tidal turbine with the hydro-environmental research team. It was his first hand approach to the research work and took great satisfaction in executing various laboratory test on the turbine adequately pre-defined to observe and perfect the design.

Subsequently, Arthur was advised and encouraged to take part in the WISE CDT program. He is currently undertaking the Postgraduate School at Exeter University. This first year prior to his PhD is proved to be extremely beneficial as it allows him to broaden extensively his knowledge and awareness on the current problems and challenges faced by the water industry.

Aside from university and his work, Arthur is a sports enthusiast and finds great satisfaction in trying and discovering new ones. He is currently training for the World Half Marathon held in Cardiff on the 26th March but also enjoys the climbing sessions with his friends every Friday.

Research Interests

  • Tidal turbine
  • Marine renewable energy
  • CFD
  • Hydraulic modelling
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)


2017 Summer School Research Presentation