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Professor Philip Rubini


Philip Rubini

Professor, Director of Studies and Deputy Head of Chemical Engineering

Post Nominals CEng FIChemE MIET
Biography Professor Philip Rubini is Director Studies and Deputy Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Hull.

A Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IChemE, he has more than 30 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 is Director of Studies for the Department of Chemical Engineering. He contributes to teaching across both Chemical and Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and MSc programmes.

“Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer”, (Level 7), (20 credits), (50 hours)
"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)

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