ASHRAE RAL Regional Lecturers

Dr. Ahmed Elsafty




● The Flame that Cools: Absorption Chillers
● Hydronic Systems for High Rise Buildings
● Transportation Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
● Commercial air conditioning system design and selection.


Ahmed Elsafty is a Professor of Thermal Science at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT). He holds a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Coventry University, UK. He is currently serving as the Dean of College of Engineering and Technology at AASTMT -El Alamein Campus. 

He has done extensive research work in the areas of HVAC, Refrigeration, Water-desalination, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Renewable Energy and Energy Utilization. He has published over 100 research papers in International Journals including the European Journal of Scientific Research and Conferences of repute, in addition to publishing a book called “Solar Air Conditioning Systems” which was published in 2012. Successfully, he has completed many research projects along with supervising more than 25 PhD. and MSc students and examining several PhD. and MSc. theses. Dr. Elsafty is also an editor and a reviewer of reputed journals and fund associations. Elsafty has worked relentlessly for Industry-Academia interaction, especially in the field of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG); he is a consultant for several companies and organizations. Moreover, he has provided consultation for several Mega projects in Egypt since 2002 in the areas of Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC). Dr. Elsafty is an active member of ASHRAE since he was a PhD Student in 1998. He was BOG and RP Chair Cairo Chapter till 2011 through which he delivered more than 30 HVAC&R workshops and seminars. Since Sept. 2017, he is the BOG and SA Chair at Pyramids Chapter. He attended several ASHRAE trainings and workshops including the last ASHRAE Student Activities Centralized Training in Kansas City (2019). Finally, Elsafty is a member of several reputable societies, institutes and associations: ASME, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEst), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and International Association of Engineers (IAENG).

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