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Dr. Edward Halawa broad experience in the fields of energy systems analysis, thermal comfort, energy sustainability and thermal energy storage as researcher, lecturer and consultant. His recent research/consultancy work included C02 refrigeration system enhanced with dew point cooler, performance evaluation of dew point coolers, performance analysis solar hot water heating systems, thermal comfort, and solar thermally driven cooling systems.

Dr. Halawa is a former Academic Researcher at Future Industry Institute – University of South Australia (2017–2020). He was a Honorary University Fellow (2016–2019) and Senior Research Fellow (2012–2016) at the Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE) of the Research Institute for the Livelihoods and Environments (RIEL) Charles Darwin University. His was with Mechanical Engineering Department - Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia - as Senior Lecturer and a researcher at Hybrid Energy Systems (2011-2012). Prior to that, he was with the Sustainable Energy Centre – Barbara Hardy Institute, University of South Australia as a postdoctoral researcher (2006–2011). He was recipient of UniSA President’s scholarship for his PhD research (2002–2005).

Dr Halawa has experience in teaching Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Thermo-fluid Engineering, Sustainable Energy Systems Design, Energy Conversion and Management, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. He has accomplished supervising several postgraduate students (at Masters and PhD levels) on the following topics: energy efficiency, solar thermal engineering, thermal comfort, and solar thermally driven cooling system.

Dr Halawa is currently the Guest Editor for the Special Issue “Solar Energy: Resources, Technologies and Challenges” of the Energies journal. 


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