Dr Hafid Belaidi Faculty of Engineering & Science

Dr Hafid Belaidi joined the University of Greenwich in February 2009. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Thermo-Fluid and programme manager in the Department of Engineering Science. He graduated with a first-class MEng degree in Marine Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of Oran (Algeria) and was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool. Hafid has held various research positions, notably at the Universities of Bradford and Ulster. He also worked in industry for a service provider to the oil and gas industry for several years improving produced fluids separation processes and improving operator competency.

His main research interests include:

  • Experimental and numerical simulation of fluid flows through complex passages, mainly to improve aerodynamic shapes of components, such as turbine and compressor blade design and separator geometry
  • Physical separation of Liquid/liquid and solid/liquid systems using cyclonic technology
  • Energy use optimisation in manufacturing plants through simulation and modelling

Hafid also worked across disciplines, using engineering tools to investigate physiological problems and was the first to publish a paper on the use of FEA in the investigation of stress distribution in the human eye lens to improve medical practices. Dr Belaidi is currently supervising three PhD students.