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  • Apostolos Pesyridis

  • Job Title :

    Chair of Propulsion and Power

  • College :

    College of Engineering

  • Department :

    Mechanical Engineering

I am a Full Professor and head of Propulsion and Power at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia. My research spans advanced cleantech concepts for power generation including hydrogen compression, power generation and industrial Compressed/Liquid Air Energy Storage. In addition, I am involved in powertrain research (electrified, hybrid and conventional) and advanced engine concepts, turbocharging/supercharging and gas turbine applications as well as waste heat recovery applications. My research has included projects for electric and hybrid electric vehicle modelling, ultra-efficient engines and fuels, fuel cells, turbocharger aerodynamics, heat transfer, electric turbocharging and supercharging, as well as engine downsizing for both diesel and gasoline engine applications with engine manufacturers and turbomachinery suppliers in the UK, US, Europe and Japan. In addition, my research has included projects in electric turbocompounding and gas turbine and waste heat recovery systems (Organic Rankine Cycle and supercritical CO2) for applications in transportation and energy systems.


PhD, 2007 Imperial College London, UK


Selection of recent publication

  1. Curran, S., Onorati, A., Payri, R., et al. (2023). The future of ship engines: Renewable fuels and enabling technologies for decarbonization. International Journal of Engine Research; 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/14680874231187954
  2. Nyakuma, B.B., Mahyon, N.I., Chiong, M.S., Rajoo, S., Pesiridis, A., Wong, S.L., Martinez-Botas, R. (2023). Recovery and utilisation of waste heat from flue/exhaust gases: a bibliometric analysis (2010-2022). Environmental Science and Pollution Research International. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-28791-4.
  3. Sam, A. A., Dutta, R., Abraham, D., Ghosh, P. and Pesyridis, A. (2023). A Review on Design, Operation and Applications of Cold-Compressors in Large-scale Helium Liquefier/Refrigerator Systems. Cryogenics,103700, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cryogenics.2023.103700.
  4. Pesyridis, A., Asif, M. S., Mehranfar, S., Mahmoudzadeh Andwari, A., Gharehghani, A. and Megaritis, T. (2023). Design of the Organic Rankine Cycle for High-Efficiency Diesel Engines in Marine Applications. Energies 16, no. 11: 4374. https://doi.org/10.3390/en16114374.
  5. Ahamed, M., Pesyridis, A., Saray, J.A., Mahmoudzadeh Andwari, A., Gharehghani, A. and Rajoo, S. (2023). Comparative Assessment of sCO2 Cycles, Optimal ORC, and Thermoelectric Generators for Exhaust Waste Heat Recovery Applications from Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines. Energies 16, no. 11: 4339. https://doi.org/10.3390/en16114339.
  6. Sphicas, P. and Pesyridis, A. (2023) Diesel Spray Liquid Length Imaging at High Pressure. Energies, 16, 2874. https://doi.org/10.3390/en16062874.
  7. Aghahasani, M., Gharehghani, A., Mahmoudzadeh Andwari, A., Mikulski, M., Pesyridis, A., Megaritis, A., Könnö, J. (2022) Numerical Study on Hydrogen–Gasoline Dual-Fuel Spark Ignition Engine. Processes 2022, 10, 2249. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr10112249.
  8. Alshammari, F., Pesyridis, A. Alshammari, A. S., Alghafis, A., Alatawi I. and Alzamil A. (2022). Potential of capturing transportation wasted heat for better fuel economy and electricity generation: Comprehensive testing. Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 267, 2022, 115939, ISSN 0196-8904, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2022.115939.
  9. Bin Ahmad M.S., Pesyridis, A., Sphicas, P., Mahmoudzadeh Andwari, A., Gharehghani, A. and Vaglieco, B.M. (2022) Electric Vehicle Modelling for Future Technology and Market Penetration Analysis, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmech.2022.896547.
  10. A Onorati, R Payri, BM Vaglieco, AK Agarwal, C Bae, G Bruneaux, M Canakci, M Gavaises, M Günthner, C Hasse, S Kokjohn, S-C Kong, Y Moriyoshi, R Novella, A Pesyridis, R Reitz, T Ryan, R Wagner, H Zhao. (2022) The role of hydrogen for future internal combustion engines. International Journal of Engine Research, Volume: 23 issue: 4, page(s): 529-540, https://doi.org/10.1177/14680874221081947.


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA)
  • Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (MSAE).
  • Chartered Engineer, Member Institution of Mechanical Engineers (CEng, MIMechE).
  • Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (MASME).
  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.


2020-2023: Alasala University, Saudi Arabia

2013-2020: Brunel University London, uk

2002-2012: Imperial College London, uk


2020-present (Current teaching and supervision at Alasala):

  1. MEC353: Fluid Mechanics (3rd year lecture)
  2. ME495: Capstone I (4th year group design project)
  3. ME496: Capstone II (Final – 5th - year group design project)
  4. MEC571: Power plants and thermal systems (5th year lecture)

2013-2020 (Brunel University London):

  1. ME1332: Introduction to Design module (1st year workshop)
  2. ME1620: Structures and Dynamics Lab (1st year laboratory)
  3. ME2555: Placement student supervision (2nd year work placement)
  4. ME2608: Automotive Vehicle Design and Performance (2nd year lecture, workshop and project)
  5. ME3309/3399: Individual Major Project (3rd year BEng/MEng project supervision)
  6. ME3604: Vehicle Design (3rd year lecture and laboratory)
  7. ME3617: Vehicle Design and Performance (3rd year lecture, workshop and project)
  8. ME5307/5537: Internal Combustion Engines (5th year/MSc lecture)
  9. ME5500: Individual Major Project (MSc Dissertation supervision)
  10. ME5308/5538/5563: Major Group Project module (5th year/MSc group project supervision)
  11. ME5541: Vehicle Design (MSc lecture and laboratory)

2005 – 2012: Imperial College London

  1. 2005-2006: Integrated Design and Manufacture (3rd year workshop module)
  2. 2009-2010: Fluid Mechanics (1st year laboratory)
  3. 2010-2011: Fluid Mechanics (1st year tutorial)
  4. 2010-2011: Thermodynamics (2nd year tutorial)
  5. 2010-2011: Gas Turbines (MSc and 4th year MEng lecture)
  6. 2010-2011: Energy Systems Technology (MSc lecture)
  7. 2011-2012: Internal Combustion Engines (2nd year laboratory)
  8. 2011-2012: Thermodynamics (1st year tutorial)
  9. 2011-2012: Thermodynamics (2nd year tutorial)


Sustainable Transportation and Clean Energy Technologies including:

  • Automotive/Motorsport
  • Aerospace
  • Marine and Rail
  • Industrial power generation
  • Distributed power generation
  • Education and Training