🌟Dr. Ayad Fouad, Energy, Best Researcher Award🏆

Doctorate at Ahmed Ben Yahya Elwancharissi University, Algeria

Ayad Fouad is a dedicated energy engineering professional with a robust academic and practical background. With a PhD in Energetic and a variety of certifications in non-destructive testing and quality control, Ayad has made significant contributions to the fields of energy systems, mechanical engineering, and nuclear reactor simulations.

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Ayad has published several research papers in esteemed journals and conferences, contributing valuable insights into thermohydraulic phenomena, energy system simulations, and non-destructive testing methods. Author metrics indicate a growing influence in the field, with citations reflecting the impact of the research work.

  • Citations: This indicates that your work has been cited 2 times in total since 2019. This is a measure of the impact and recognition of your research within the academic community.
  • h-index: An h-index of 1 means that you have at least one paper that has been cited at least once. This metric aims to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications by an author.


  • 2021-2024: Doctorate Degree in Energy Engineering, Ahmed Ben Yahya Elwancharissi University, Tissemsilt, Algeria.
  • 12/06/2022: ASNT NDT Level II certification at GAC For Engineering Consultancy, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 27/05/2023: QA/QC Workshop at KIT For Engineering and Innovation, Algers, Algeria.
  • 2018-2019: Master’s Degree in Energy Mechanical Engineering, Ibn Khaldoun University, Tiaret, Algeria.
  • 2014-2017: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ibn Khaldoun University, Tiaret, Algeria.
  • 2013-2014: Baccalaureate Degree in Experimental Science, Tiaret, Algeria.

Research Focus

Research primarily focuses on the study and simulation of complex thermal-hydraulic phenomena in nuclear reactors using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods. This includes validating models with experimental reference data and exploring innovative solutions for energy efficiency and safety in nuclear systems.

Professional Journey

The professional journey includes extensive experience in performing thermohydraulic numerical simulations, inspecting boiler and pressure vessel operations, preparing and verifying quality control documents, and supervising welding operations. Expertise in non-destructive testing methods and adherence to ASME standards has been a cornerstone of this career.

Honors & Awards

Recognized for excellence in research and professional practice with various accolades from academic institutions and professional bodies. Awards highlight contributions to energy engineering and advancements in thermohydraulic simulation techniques.

Publications Noted & Contributions

Published multiple research papers that have been well-received by the academic community. Contributions include advancements in CFD simulations for nuclear reactors, innovations in non-destructive testing methods, and improvements in quality control processes for energy installations.

Title: Verification & validation of CFD predictions regarding pressurized thermal shock (PTS) situations in ROCOM installation: Comparison with IAEA benchmark

  • Authors: F Ayad, M Baghdad, Y Bouaichaoui, T Höhne
  • Journal: Nuclear Engineering and Design
  • Year: 2023
  • Citations: 2

Title: Fluid-to-fluid similarity and CFD predictions of surrogate fluid as a replacement for R11 refrigerant used in a subcooled flow boiling analysis: Validation against reference …

  • Authors: F Ayad, Y Bouaichaoui, H Aboshighiba
  • Journal: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Year: 2024

Title: Study and simulation of complex thermal-hydraulic phenomena in nuclear reactors using the CFD method: Validation of models by reference benchmark experimental data

  • Author: A Fouad
  • Institution: University of Tissemsilt
  • Year: 2023

Title: Etude prospective de substitution du fluide réfrigérant de l’installation thermohydraulique hors-pile par le biais du code ANSYS-CFX: Validation & Vérification des résultats …

  • Author: F Ayad
  • Institution: UniversitĂ© Ibn Khaldoun-Tiaret

Research Timeline

  • 2019-2024: Conducted detailed studies and simulations at the Nuclear Research Center of Birine, focusing on thermal-hydraulic phenomena in nuclear reactors.
  • 2018-2019: Completed a diploma in thermo-hydraulic training with a focus on biphasic change fluid (boiling crisis).

Collaborations and Projects

Collaborated with leading institutions and companies such as the Nuclear Research Center of Birine and GAC For Engineering Consultancy. Engaged in various projects that involved the application of CFD methods to real-world energy systems, non-destructive testing, and quality assurance in engineering projects.

Ayad Fouad | Energy | Best Researcher Award

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