Research Activities 

Selected Journal Publications

Lahrech, A., Abu-Hijleh, B., and Aldabbas, H., “The impact of global renewable energy demand on economic growth – evidence from GCC countries.” Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, 2023. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/AGJSR-01-2023-0007/full/html
Kamal, H. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “Feasibility analysis of implementing an On Bill Financing program to promote energy-efficiency in Dubai-UAE.” Utilities Policy, 2022, Vol. 79, 101455. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2022.101455
Maliha, A. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “A review on the current status and post-pandemic prospects of third-generation biofuels.” Energy Systems, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12667-022-00514-7
Alhajeri, R. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “Optimization of PV Cleaning Practices: Comparison between Performance-Based and Periodic Based Approaches.” ASME Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities, 2020, Vol. 1, 021004 – (1-13). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046918
Abu-Hijleh, B. and Jaheen, N., “Energy and economic impact of the new Dubai municipality green building regulations and potential upgrades of the regulations.” Journal of Energy Strategy Reviews, 2019, Vol. 24, pp. 51-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esr.2019.01.004
Alkateeb, E. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “Potential for Retrofitting a Federal Building in the UAE to Net Zero Electricity Building (nZEB).” Heliyon, 2019, Vol. 5, e01971.
Vethanayagam, V. and Abu-Hijleh, B.,” Increasing Efficiency of Atriums in Hot, Arid Zones.” Frontiers of Architectural Research, 2019, Vol. 8, 284e302.
Abu-Hijleh, B. and Jaheen, N., “Energy and economic impact of the new Dubai municipality green building regulations and potential upgrades of the regulations.” Journal of Energy Strategy Reviews, 2019, Vol. 24, pp. 51-67.
Sharif-Askari, H. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “Review of Museums’ Indoor Environment Conditions Studies and Guidelines and their Impact on the Museums’ Artifacts and Energy Consumption.” Journal of Building and Environment, 2018, Vol. 143, pp. 186-195.
Abu-Hijleh, B., Manneh, A., AlNaqbi, A., AlAwadhi, W. and Kazim, A., “Refurbishment of Public Housing Villas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE): Energy and Economic Impact.” Energy Efficiency, 2017, Vol. 10, pp. 249-264.
AlFaris, F., Abu-Hijleh, B. and Abdul-Ameer, A., “Using Integrated Control Methodology to Optimize Energy Performance for the Guest Rooms in UAE Hospitality Sector.” Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering, 2016, Vol. 100, pp. 1085-1094.
Cracknell, T. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “Measuring LEED-NC applicability in Design for Hospitality.” Frontiers of Architectural Research, 2015, Vol. 4, pp. 308-317.
Fadeyi, M., Alkhaja, K., Bin Sulayem, M. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “Evaluation of indoor environmental quality conditions in elementary schools’ classrooms in the United Arab Emirates.” Frontiers of Architectural Research, Vol.3, pp.166-177, 2014.
Al-Amir, J.  and Abu-Hijleh, B., “Strategies and Policies from Promoting the Use of Renewable Energy Resource in the UAE.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 26, pp. 660-667, 2013.
Taleb, D. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “Urban heat islands: Potential effect of organic and structured urban configurations on temperature variations in Dubai, UAE.” Renewable Energy, Vol. 50, pp. 747-762, 2013.
Al-Masri, N. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “Courtyard Housing in Midrise Buildings – An Environmental Assessment in Hot-Arid Climate.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 16, pp. 1892-1898, 2012.
AlFarra, H. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “The Potential Role of Nuclear Energy in Mitigating CO2 Emissions in the United Arab Emirates.” Energy Policy, Vol. 42, pp. 272-285, 2012.
Hammad, F. and Abu-Hijleh, B., “The Energy Savings Potential of Using Dynamic External Louvers in an Office Building,” Energy and Buildings, Vol. 42, pp 1888-1895, 2010.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, Tu J., and Subic A., “Effect of Rotor’s Aspect Ratio and Casing Inlet/Outlet Geometry on the Efficiency of a Rotor-Casing Assembly,” International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp 349-370, 2006.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Fin Placement for Optimized Forced Convection Heat Transfer from a Cylinder in Cross-Flow,” International Journal of Numerical Methods in Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 277-295, 2005.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Enhanced Forced Convection Heat Transfer from a Cylinder using Permeable Fins,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 125, No. 5, pp. 804-811, 2003.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Natural Convection Heat Transfer from a Cylinder with High Conductivity Permeable Fins”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 125, No. 2, pp. 282-288, 2003.
Rababa’h H.M. and Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Experimental Study of a Solar Still with Sponge Cubes in Basin,” Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 44, No. 9, pp. 1411-1418, 2003.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, Al-Nimr M.A., and Hader M.A., “Thermal Equilibrium in Transient Forced Convection Porous Channel Flow,” Journal of Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 49-58, 2004.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Optimization of Natural Convection Heat Transfer from a Cylinder with High Conductivity Fins,” Journal of Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 65-82, 2003.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Mixed Convection from A Cylinder with Low Conductivity Baffles in Cross-Flow,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 124, No. 6, pp. 1064-1071, 2002.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K and Al-Nimr M A., “The Effect of the Local Inertial Term on the Fluid Flow in Channels Partially Filled with Porous Material,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 1565-1572, 2001.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Modifying a Reattaching Shear Layer Using a Rotating Cylinder,” Journal of Computers and Fluids, Vol. 29, pp. 261-273, 2000.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Natural Convection Heat Transfer and Entropy Generation from a Cylinder with Baffles,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 122, No. 4, pp. 679-692, 2000.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Heat Transfer From a 2D Backward Facing Step With Isotropic Porous Floor Segments,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 43, No. 15, pp. 2727-2737, 2000.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K and Heilen W.N., “Entropy generation due to Laminar Natural Convection over a Heated Rotating Cylinder,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 42, No. 22, pp. 4225-4233, 1999.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Laminar Mixed Convection Correlations for an Isothermal Cylinder in Cross Flow at Different Angles of Attack,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 42, No. 8, pp. 1383-1388, 1999.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, Mousa M., Al-Dwairi R., Al-Kumoos M., and Al-Tarazi S., “Feasibility Study of a Municipality Solid Waste Incineration Plant in Jordan,” Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 39, No. 11, pp. 1155-1159, 1998.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, Atallah R., Mustafa M., Al-Asker M., and El-Masoud L. “Feasibility Study of a Combined Electric Power and Water Desalination Plant in Jordan,” Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 39, No. 11, pp. 1207-1213, 1998.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Convection Heat Transfer from a Laminar Flow Over a 2-D Backward Facing Step With Asymmetric and Orthotropic Porous Floor Segments,” Journal of Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 325-335, 1997.
Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Enhanced Solar Still Efficiency Using Water Film Cooling of the Glass”, Desalination, Vol. 107, No. 3, pp. 235-244, 1996.
Samimy M. and Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Structure of a Reattaching Supersonic Shear Layer,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 969-970, 1990.
Samimy M. and Abu-Hijleh B. A/K, “Performance of Laser Doppler Velocimeter with Polydisperse Seed Particles in High-Speed Flows,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 21-25, 1989.

 

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