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Professor Bassam Dally

Telephone +61 8 8313 5397
Position Professor & Deputy Director CET
Fax +61 8 8313 4367
Building Engineering South
Floor/Room 2 36
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Mechanical Engineering

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Biography/ Background


Professor Bassam Dally obtained his PhD, in Combustion Science, from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1998. He joined the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide in the same year and served as Deputy Head of school from 2001-2010 and as Head of School 2010-2014. He, along with others, established the Centre for Energy Technology, CET, in 2008 and was appointed Deputy Director in 2009. He is vice-president of the ANZ section of the Combustion Institute and is a member of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. For the last 25 years, Prof Dally has contributed to many research fields including combustion science, aerodynamics, heat transfer, applied optics, computational fluid dynamics, and renewable energy including wind, solar and tidal wave. He has published more than 90 journal papers in leading international journals and won few awards and honours. He collaborates widely with many national and international researchers and have jointly attracted ~$39M in funding from ARENA (4 projects) and ~$5M from the ARC (11 research grants). For further information please consult my personal web page:


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney, 1998 B.Sc. In Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, 1988

Teaching Interests

  • Combustion 
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics

Research Interests


  • MILD Combustion/ Flameless Oxidation 
  • Soot Evolution in Flames 
  • Combustion-Solar Hybrid Energy
  • Effect of Leading Edge Protuberance of Aerfoil Performance
  • Utlization of VIV and WIV for Energy Generation
  • Turbulent Reacting Flows 
  • Heat Transfer
  • Utilization of Olive Residues for Energy Generation Air Conditioning
  • Utilisation of Bio-Fuels for Energy Generation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 
  • Laser Diagnostics


Please visit the Centre for Energy Technology homepage for more details


For a list of publications please click on this link:

Publications January 2017


Professional Interests

Combustion, Heat Transfer, Renewable Energy, Fluid Mechanics, Laser Diagnostics


Entry last updated: Friday, 24 Mar 2017

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