Head/Senior Research Fellow of HVAC GORD

Head/Senior Research Fellow of HVAC


The R&D activities of HVAC group in GORD are collectively support innovations that will accelerate development of both near-term technological improvements and next-generation (i.e., transformational) HVAC technologies.

The on-going research projects focus on improving energy efficiency of air conditioning and refrigeration systems that have minimum impact on the environment and consume less energy resources. This includes work on conventional vapor compression, absorption and desiccant cooling technologies and emerging concepts.

R&D Tasks

  • Research and analyze new HVAC systems and components’ performances and develop solutions to increase the efficiency of operation.
  • Develop and/or modify design parameters of HVAC system and components to meet various operational requirements.
  • Perform/conduct building energy analysis and heat load calculations with one of the industry-standard simulation engines or building energy modeling programs (BEMPs) such asEnergyPlus,IES-VE, TRNSYS, HAP, IDA ICE, etc..
  • Perform HVAC heat load calculations based on ASHRAE and other international codes & standards.
  • Design testing procedures and control equipment to accurately assess products and identify areas that require modification and further development.


  • PhD degree with at least five years of experience; degree preferred in mechanical engineering or related fields.
  • Strong track records in scientific publications in refereed journals.
  • Strong knowledge of HVAC systems.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and programming languages.
  • Mastery of energy modelling/simulation software packages.
  • Fluency in English language is required.

About GORD

GORD, a member of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, is a non-profit governmental organization established at Qatar Science and Technology Park. GORD Institute runs scientific research through its own research programs and partnerships with local and international organisations, from both academic and applied research perspectives, to share knowledge and build networks to enhance the sustainable built environment.  For more information please visit www.gord.qa

Successful applicants will be contacted by April 2018.

Please apply to: Dr. Yousef Alhorr, Founding Chairman, alhorr@gord.qa

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