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 Dr. Almerbati Abdulrahman


Assistant Professor  

Contact Information

Office              Bldg-63 Room-250                                

Phone              966-13-860 4496                                     

Fax                  966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 



Ph.D.               Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, Durham NC, US (2018)

M.Sc.               Civil & Environmental Engineering, Duke University, Durham NC, US (2018)

M.Sc                Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran (2012).

B.Sc                Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran (2009).

Courses Taught

  • ME 315                   Heat Transfer
  • ME 203                   Thermodynamics I
  • ME 316                   Thermofluids Laboratory
  • ME 217                   Materials Laboratory

Research Areas

  • Design of Heat Exchangers
  • CFD
  • Constructal Design of Cooling Systems
  • Renewable Energy
  • Thermoelectric Generators 

Journal Publications

  • H Matsushima, A Almerbati, A Bejan, Evolutionary design with freedom: Time dependent heat spreading, Int. Comm. Heat Mass Transfer 108, 104335 (2019).
  • B. S. Yilbas, G. Hassan, H. Al-Qahtani, N. Al-Aqeeli, A. Al-Sharafi, A. S. Al-Merbati, T. N. Baroud, J. A. E. Adukwu, Stretchable Hydrophobic Surfaces and Self-Cleaning Applications, Sci. Rep. 9, 1-13 (2019).
  • H Matsushima, A Almerbati, A Bejan, Evolutionary design of conducting layers with fins and freedom, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 126, 926-934 (2018).
  • A Almerbati, S Lorente, A Bejan, The evolutionary design of cooling a plate with one stream, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 116, 9-15 (2018).
  • A. Bejan, A. Almerbati, S. Lorente, Economies of scale: The physics basis, J. Appl. Phys. 121, 044907 (2017).
  • A. Bejan, A. Almerbati, S. Lorente, A.S. Sabau, J.W. Klett, Arrays of flow channels with heat transfer embedded in conducting walls, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 99, 504-511 (2016).
  • A. Almerbati, S. Lorente, A. Bejan, Energy design for dense neighborhoods: One heat pump rejects heat, the other absorbs heat from the same loop, Int. J. Therm. Sci. 96, 227-235 (2015).
  • A.S. Al-Merbati, B.S. Yilbas, A.Z. Sahin, A model study for cyclic thermal loading and thermal performance of a thermoelectric generator, Int. J. Energy Res. 38, 1351-1360 (2014).
  • A.S. Al-Merbati, B.S. Yilbas, A.Z. Sahin, Thermodynamics and thermal stress analysis of thermoelectric power generator: Influence of pin geometry on device performance, Appl. Therm. Eng. 50, 683-692 (2013).