Dr Nazmi Sellami received an MEng degree in Mechanics and Energetics from Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Marseille, France (2004). After a period of work in the industry at Oxford Instruments, he returned to University to obtain an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh with distinction (2009) and was offered a scholarship to commence a PhD at the same establishment. He completed his thesis on the design of novel solar concentrator for building integration in 2013. Before joining RGU as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Dr Sellami worked as a research fellow at Exeter University and an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai Campus. Dr Sellami has been awarded an “Outstanding Impact award in Sustainable Future” with a group of researchers at the University of Exeter. His research interests include the characterisation and design of thermal and photovoltaic solar devices for various types of applications, and especially for building integration.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
- Supervising undergraduate (BEng/MEng) projects
- Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP), 2016, University of Exeter, UK.
- PhD, 2013, Heriot-Watt University, UK
- MSc in Renewable Energy, 2009, Heriot-Watt University, UK
- MEng Mechanics and Energetic, 2004, Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Marseille, France.
Dr Sellami is experienced in working on multidisciplinary projects including Solar Decathlon Middle East, SUNTRAP and QICS projects. Dr. Sellami’s main research interests include:
- Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV)
- Design of hybrid renewable energy systems
- Development of a new generation of PV/thermal solar concentrator
- Optimisation of PV panel tilts and orientations
- Using solar energy for medical treatment
- Solar air-conditioning
- Solar district heating
Li, W., Paul, M.C., Sellami, N., Mallick, T.K. and Knox, A.R. “Nural convective heat transfer in a walled CCPC with PV cell”, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, Volume 10, 2017, Pages 499–516
H. Guang; P. Srinivas R.; G. Heather F.; B. an-Willem G.; Z. Wuzong; K. Andrew R.; N. Sellami; M. Tapas; “Facile Surfactant-Free Synthesis of p-Type SnSe Nanoplates with Exceptional Thermoelectric Power Factors” Angewandte Chemie. 2016. Volume 128, Issue 22. Pages 6453–6670
X. Meng, N. Sellami, A. R. Knox, A. Montecucco, J. Siviter, P. Mullen, A. Ashraf, A.Samarelli, L. F. Llin, D. J. Paul, W.Li, M. C. Paul, D. H. Gregory, G. Han, M. Gao, T. Sweet, R. Freer, F. Azough, R. Lowndes, X. Xia, T.K. Mallick, “A novel absorptive/reflective solar concentrator for heat and electricity generation: An optical and thermal analysis” Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 114, 15 April 2016, Pages 142-153
X. Meng, X. Xia, S. Zhang, N. Sellami, T. Mallick, “Coupled heat transfer performance of a high temperature cup shaped porous absorber”, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 110, 15 February 2016, Pages 327-337
W. Li, M. C. Paul, A. Montecucco, A. R. Knox, J.Siviter, N. Sellami, X.Meng, E.F. Fernandez, T. K. Mallick, P. Mullen, A.Ashraf, A. Samarelli, L. F. Llin, D. J. Paul, D. H. G., Min Gao, T. Sweet, F. Azough, R. Lowndes, R. Freer, “Coupled Simulation of Performance of a Crossed Compound Parabolic Concentrator with Solar Cell” Energy Procedia, Volume 75, August 2015, Pages 325-330
W. Li, M. C. Paul, A. Montecucco, A. R. Knox, J.Siviter, N. Sellami, X.Meng, E.F. Fernandez, T. K. Mallick, P. Mullen, A.Ashraf, A. Samarelli, L. F. Llin, D. J. Paul, D. H. G., Min Gao, T. Sweet, F. Azough, R. Lowndes, R. Freer, “Multiphysics Simulations of a Thermoelectric Generator
N. Sellami, Dewar, M, and B. Chen, “Dynamics of rising CO2 bubble plumes in the QICS field experiment: Part 1 – The experiment”. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 38, July 2015, Pages 44-51
Dewar, M., N. Sellami, and B. Chen, “Dynamics of rising CO2 bubble plumes in the QICS field experiment: Part 2 – Modelling”. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 38, July 2015, Pages 52-63
Baig, H., Sellami, N. and T.K. Mallick,” Trapping light escaping from the edges of the optical element in a Concentrating Photovoltaic System”. Energy Conversion & Management, 2015. 90(0): p. 238-246
Baig, H., Sellami, N. and T.K. Mallick,” Performance modelling and testing of a Building Integrated Concentrating Photovoltaic (BICPV) system” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2015. 134(0): p. 29-44
Baig, H., Sellami, N. and T.K. Mallick, “Performance analysis of a dielectric based 3-D building integrated concentrating photovoltaic system”. Solar Energy, 2014. 103(0): p. 525-540.
Sellami, N. and T.K. Mallick, “Optical efficiency study of PV Crossed Compound Parabolic Concentrator”. Applied Energy, 2013. 102(0): p. 868-876.
Mammo E D., Sellami, N., Mallick T K., "Performance Analysis of a Reflective 3D Crossed Compound Parabolic Concentrating Photovoltaic System for Building Facade Integration". Progress in Photovoltaics. 2013. 21(5): p. 1095-1103.
Sellami, N., T.K. Mallick, and D.A. McNeil, “Optical characterisation of 3-D static solar concentrator”. Energy Conversion and Management, 2012. 64(0): p. 579-586.
Sellami, N. and T.K. Mallick, “Optical design of a Static Window Integrated Concentrating Photovoltaic System. WICPV”. Solar Energy, 2012. 91: p. 273–282.
Shivangi Sharma, Nazmi Sellami, Asif Tahir, K S Reddy, and Tapas K Mallick “Enhancing the performance of BICPV systems using phase change materials” , CPV-11, France; 04/2015
Nazmi Sellami, Xian-Long Meng, Xin-Lin Xia, Andrew R Knox, Tapas K Mallick “Optical and heat transfer performance of a novel non-imaging concentrator”, CPV-11, France; 04/2015
Wengung Li, Manosh C Paul, Nazmi Sellami, Tapas K Mallick, and Andrew Knox. ”Unsteady Optical and Thermal Behaviour of Crossed Compound Parabolic Concentrator with Solar Cell”, PVSAT-11, Leeds, UK; 04/2015
Jonathan Siviter, Ali Ashraf, Paul Mullen, Andrea Montecucco, Andrew Knox, Nazmi Sellami, Tapas Mallick “Four-axis test platform to emulate solar azimuth and elevation for accurate measurement of PV devices”, PVSAT-11, Leeds, UK; 04/2015
Sellami, N. and T.K. Mallick. “Optical Performances of Refractive Crossed Compound Parabolic Concentrator CCPC”, in EU PVSEC 2014. Amsterdam, Netherland.
Sellami, N. and T.K. Mallick. “Characterisation of new generation of solar concentrators”, in 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition 09/2014. Amsterdam, Netherland.
Hasan Baig, Sellami, N, Haitham Bahaidarah, Tapas Mallick. “Optical analysis of a CPC based CPV/T system for application in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, in 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition 09/2013. Paris, France.
Sellami, N. and T.K. Mallick. “Design of a Non-Imaging Static Solar Concentrator for Window Integrated Photovoltaic”, in 8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (CPV8). 2012. Toledo, Spain: AIP.
Sellami, N., et al., “Comparative experimental characterisation of reflective and refractive type 3-D static low concentrating photovoltaic system”, in 7th Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology (PVSAT7). 2011: Edinburgh. p. 245–248.
Sellami, N., T.K. Mallick, and D.A. McNeil, “Optical characterisation of 3-D static solar concentrator”, in The International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC). 2011: Hammamet, Tunisia.
Sellami, N., et al., “Optical performance modelling of a typical 3-D crossed compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator using ray trace technique”, in 6th Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology (PVSAT7). 2010: Southampton, UK. p. 153-157.
Mallick T K., Sellami N., 2012. “Solar Concentrator Design for Double Glazing Window Units". PCT/GB2012/053221, Senior Inventor