Dr Wael Abdou joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2015 as a Lecturer in the school of Engineering. Dr Abdou has received his PhD from Heriot-Watt University in the area of the online condition monitoring of machinery with focus on the internal combustion engines. He also obtained his MSc degrees in mechanical engineering with research focus on studying the atmospheric emissions in thermal power stations.
He also obtained a postgraduate qualification for teaching in higher education in which a number several pedagogical studies have been carried out to develop and implement innovative methods to improve the learning experience of the students in the higher education.
Dr Abdou has been involved in research and teaching in the higher education for more than eighteen years at different institutions in the UK and overseas, which enabled him to work with a broad range of higher educational systems. He worked across a broad range of roles including lectureship and research associate within these institutions.
He has active research work in the area of the Machinery Health Monitoring and the online condition monitoring of pulsatile flow. He has been actively involved in many multidisciplinary research projects, especially in bio-engineering research
Dr Abdou’s main area of research is the online condition monitoring applied to pulsatile flow, as in diesel engine injectors. The work is of a particular relevance to the oil and gas, automotive and aerospace industry in which condition monitoring is crucial for pipelines and machinery such as in large (e.g. marine) engines where there are big opportunities for fuel control, and even lubrication control, but it is also can be applied to a wide number of other applications/industries such as bioengineering technology for monitoring different fluid flow related problems and the joints interactions. This research is mainly of experimental nature using vibration measurements and surface condition monitoring techniques, especially Acoustic Emission. It involves a number of novel and cutting edge signal processing approaches as powerful diagnostic analysis tools for the dynamic behaviour of the rotating machinery and the quality of the fluid flow processes.
- Condition monitoring
- Non-destructive testing, especially in the area of Acoustic Emission technology
- Thermal plant engineering and combustion
- Environmental Engineering and control of atmospheric emissions
- Fluid mechanics
- FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- MInstP, Member of the Institute of Physics
- MSET, Member of Society of Education and Training
Abdou, W. and Reuben, R L. Monitoring of Diesel Engines using Canonical Correlation of Acoustic Emission (AE) Signals, Proceedings of 31st European Conference on Acoustic Emission testing, Dresden, Germany, September 2014 .
Abdou, W. and Reuben, R. L. Monitoring of the Direct Fuel Injection System in Diesel Engines using Acoustic Emission (AE), International Journal of Engine Research, July 2014.
Abdou, W. Using the Technology to support students learning in higher education (case study: the use of social media in group projects), project report, Centre for Academic Leadership & Development, January 2013.
Ossi, Z., Abdou, W., Reuben, R. L. and Ibbetson, R. J. Transmission of acoustic emission (AE) in bones, implants and dental materials, Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering Medicine, 227(11), pp. 1237-1245, 2013.
Abdou, W. Assessments in group projects (Case Study: Business awareness, safety and sustainability course), Project report, Centre for Academic Leadership & Development, July 2012.
Abdou, W., Balodimos, N. and Reuben, R. L. Acoustic emission in diesel engines – a time series model for the injection process, Proceedings of 30th European Conference on Acoustic Emission testing and 7th International Conference on Acoustic Emission, Granada, Spain, September 2012, pp394-406.
Reuben, R. L., Abdou, W., Cunningham, S., Droubi, M. G., Nashed, M. S. and Thakkar, N. A. Processing techniques for dealing with pulsatile AE signals, Proceedings of World Conference on Acoustic Emission, Beijing, China, 24-26 August 2011, pp 85-89.
Ossi, Z., Abdou, W., Reuben, R. L. and Ibbetson, R. J. Monitoring the primary stability of dental implants using Acoustic Emission (AE)-A preliminary study, British Society for Dental Research (BSDR) Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 1-4 September 2009.
Abdou, W. A Feasibility study on the Use of Ultra-Stethoscope to improve diagnosis linked to various bio-acoustic signals, Report to Scottish Government, May 2009.
Ossi, Z., Abdou, W., Reuben, R. L. and Ibbetson, R. J. In-vitro monitoring the primary stability of dental implants using acoustic emission, East European Congress of Dental Implantation, Lviv, Ukraine, 12-14 March 2009.
Shehadeh, M. F., Abdou, W., Steel, J. A. and Reuben, R. L. Aspects of Acoustic Emission (AE) attenuation in steel pipes subject to different internal and external environments, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 222(1), pp. 41-54, 2008.
Abdou, W., Hunter, C., Shehadeh, M. F. , Steel, J. A. and Reuben, R. L. Monitoring of Diesel Fuel Injection using Acoustic Emission (AE), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies, Edinburgh, UK, 15-18 July 2008, pp 1-11.