Dr Karrar Al-Dirawi

Dr Karrar Al-Dirawi


Dr Karrar Al-Dirawi is a post-doctoral research fellow in the fluid dynamics of droplets, in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Leeds, where his research interests were focused on the dynamics of binary droplets collisions, in particular, using high-speed imaging techniques to construct regime maps to the collisions outcomes of micro-droplets and developing theoretical and phenomenological models to predict the boundaries of the regimes.



  • Captain of the Laser Lab 2.12b Energy Building

Research interests

I am interested in fluid mechanics. This involves multiscale and multiphase fluid mechanics and the accompanying processes such as heat and mass transfer, reactions and phase change. I am interested in using experimental techniques to look at these problems and incorporate the understanding from experimental observations in developing theoretical models and scaling laws to describe the considered process. I am also interested in developing novel experimental techniques for cheaper experiments or to achieve novel measurements.



  • PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering (University of Leeds)
  • MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering (University of Leeds)