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Prof. Desmond Adair

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Nazarbayev University
Kazakhstan

Prof. Desmond Adair

Biography

Desmond Adair holds a PhD in Aerodynamics from Imperial College, University of London. He has spent a number of years working with the Fixed-Wing Division, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, England and British Aerospace, Warton, Lancs., England. Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University. He has spent a number of years working with the Fixed-Wing Division, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, England and British Aerospace, Warton, Lancs., England.

Research Interest

Current research areas include, computational aerodynamics, vibration characteristics of rotating beams, Li-ion electrochemical and thermal simulations and engineering education.

Publications

  • Adair, D. and Jaeger, M. (2016) “Incorporating Critical Thinking into an Engineering Undergraduate Learning Environment.” International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 5, No. 2., pp. 23-39.

  • Adair, D. and Jaeger, M (2016) “Simulation of Tapered Rotating Beams with Centrifugal Stiffening by the Adomian Modified Decomposition Method.” Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 40, pp. 3230-3241.

  • Jaeger, M. and Adair, D. (2016) “Perception of TQM Benefits, Practices and Obstacles - The Case of Project Managers and Quality Management Representatives in Kuwait.” The TQM Journal, Vol. 28, No, 2.

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