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Professor Philip Rubini


Philip Rubini

Professor, Senior Tutor, School of Engineering

Post Nominals CEng FIChemE MIET
Biography Professor Philip Rubini holds the role of Associate Dean for Student Experience in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Hull. He was previously Senior Tutor in the School of Engineering.

A Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IChemE, he has 40 years of experience in the development and application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to practical engineering problems.

Professor Rubini played a major role in the preparation and successful launch of undergraduate and MSc programmes in chemical engineering at the University. He is a Fellow of the IChemE, past Chairman of the IChemE Humber Region Committee and a member of the IChemE team of accreditation assessors. He is also Chairman of the IET Humber Region Committee and through these combined roles actively promotes the role of the Professional Engineer to students and membership and participation within the professional institutions, especially through the IChemE.

Professor Rubini is a major contributor to the lecture series, CFD Modelling of Fires, in the Department of Fire Safety Engineering, Lund University, Sweden. He has contributed to this course on an annual basis since its formation as an EU-funded course, CECOST, in 1999. The course is now recognised throughout Northern Europe as one of the leading fire safety simulation course and continues to be very successful, attracting both employees of fire consultancies and Lund University students.

Professor Rubini was featured in an episode of the BBC2 programme, "Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections", filmed at the MIRA Wind Tunnel test facility. He has contributed to a number of features on the local BBC Radio Humberside.
Research Interests Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Application of CFD to practical engineering problems including fluid flow, aerodynamics, aerothermal acoustics, combustion, heat transfer, fire safety.
Teaching and Learning Professor Rubini holds the role of Senior Tutor in the School of Engineering. He contributes to teaching across both Chemical and Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and MSc programmes.

Current Teaching:
“Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer”, (Level 7), (20 credits), (50 hours)
"Heat Integration", (Level 6), (10 credits), (20 hours)

Previous Taught Modules
"Thermodynamics" (Mechanical Engineering), (Level 4), (10 credits), (25 hours)
"Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering" (Energy Balances)", (Level 4), (5 credits)(12 hours)
“Transport Processes 2" (Heat Transfer) (Level 5), (5 credits), (12 hours)

" Chemical Engineering Design Project", two project groups (12 students).

Project Supervision
Undergraduate MEng and BEng final year projects for both Chemical and Mechanical Engineering. Typically 10 projects per year on subjects in the broad fields of the application of CFD to fluid flow, aerodynamics, heat transfer, combustion and fire safety.
Scopus Author ID 7006560191