Prof. Kamal-Eldin Nasr-Eldin Abdalla

Prof. Kamal-Eldin Nasr-Eldin Abdalla

E-mail: kamalnasr(at)

Ph.D. (Mech. Eng.)  Department of Mech. Eng., Imperial College of Science and Tech., University of London., U.K. 1979. Major: Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Thermal Power Engineering. Thesis Title: "Exhaust soot concentration from a direct injection diesel engine".
M.Sc.  (Mech. Eng.)  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College of Science & Tech., University of London, U. K 1976. Thesis Title: "Control Devices for Turbocharged Spark Ignition Engines".
B.Sc. (Eng.) (First Class Honours)  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan. 1973.


Membership of Professional Societies: 

  • Sudan Engineering Society, Sudan (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, U.S.A. (Member)
  • Sudan Engineering Council (Consultant Engineer) 

Published Papers:

  1. K.N.Abdalla,F.Mansour and E.Elsarrag,2009 “Performance study of an   HVAC counter flow cooling tower a humid climate” ASHRAE Winter Conference,CH-09-060(presented at Winter   session in Jan 2009, Chicago, USA) published in ASHRAE Transactions volume 115 Part 1 ,2009.
  2. E. Elsarrag and K.N.Abdalla,2009 “Effectiveness and performance of a solar-assisted counter flow liquid desiccant regeneration tower in a hot humid climate” ASHRAE Winter Conference,CH-09-041  (presented at Winter Session in Jan 2009,Chicago ,USA) published in ASHRAE Transactions volume 115 Part 1  ,2009.
  3. M.M.El-awad and K.N.Abdalla, 2009 “ Verification of a computer-based gas turbine power augmentation model “ Accepted for publication in Sudan Eng. Soc. Journal.
  4. M.Sid Ahmed,A.M.Abdalla and K.N.Abdalla,2008 “Development of solar/wind powered eveaporative cooling system for poultry housing”  Sudan Eng. Soc. J.,Vol 55  No. 52.
  5. M.E. Mohamed and K.N. Abdalla,2007“Performance of a radiant panel cooling system in a hot and arid environment” Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress(SWC2007),18-21 Sept. 2007,Beijing,China.
  6. M.M. El-Awad and K.N. Abdalla, 2007 "A  computer-based model for gas turbine power augmentation: the thermodynamic sub-model” S. Eng. Soc Journal, Vol. 53,No. 49 pp 27-34.
  7. A.Abaker, A.El Maihy, A.Rashad and K.N.Abdalla, 2007 “Experimental investigation of the effect of using     diesel/methanol blends on the steady state performance of a diesel engine” 12th International Conference on Aerospace Sciences and Aviation Technology, 29-31 May 2007, MTC, Cairo, Egypt.
  8. M.M. El-Awad, K.N. Abdalla, S.A. Abdalla, 2007 “Study of gas turbine power augmentation by water and steam injection”.Third International Conference on Thermal Engineering, May 21-23,2007 Amman, Jordan.
  9. S.A. Abdalla and K.N. Abdalla, 2006. ²A radiant air conditioning system using solar-driven liquid desiccant evaporative water cooler² Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 1, No.2 PP 139-157, Taylor’s University College, Malysia.
  10. S.A. Abdalla, K,N. Abdalla, M.M. El-Awad and E.M. Eljack 2006. ²Application of solar-operated liquid desiccant evaporative cooling system for banana ripening and cold storage² International Conference on Advances in Engineering &   Technology, Elsevier Science Publishers, PP. 326 – 338.
  11. K.N. Abdalla and Z.A.M. Adam, 2006. ²Enhancing gas turbine output through inlet air cooling² Sudan Engineering Society Journal, Vol. 52, No. 46, PP. 7– 14.
  12. K.N.Abdalla and M.A.A.Siraj ,2004 " A statistical engineering study for vehicles that have engine capacities less than one litre " J.of Eng Science,Omdurman I.U. vol. 1 ,pp 27 – 37.
  13. K.N. Abdalla and F.A. El-Mahi, 2005 ²Simulation of a solar powered absorption refrigeration system² S.E.S. Journal Vol. 51, No. 44 PP. 1- 9.
  14. F.A. El-Mahi and K.N. Abdalla, 2005 ²Design and Testing of an Absorption Refrigeration System² S.E.S. Jouranl Vol. 51 No. 44, PP 11-21.
  15. K.N. Abdalla and A. Al-Amri, 1999 ²Thin Layer Drying of Khalas Date Variety² AMA Journal, Vol. 30 No. 1, Japan.
  16. K.N. Abdalla 1996. ²Prediction of cylinder-pressure in a diesel engine using an improved mixture formation model.² Sudan Eng. Soc. Journal, Vol. 40, No.34.
  17. I.A. Ali and K.N. Abdalla 1995. ²A microcoputer-based control system for efficient energy utilization and water consumption in a greenhouse.² The Arab J. for Sci. and Eng. Vol. 20, No. 48.
  18. K.N. Abdalla, A.M. Abdalla and H.Al-Hashim. 1995 ²Utilization of date leaves and fibers as wetted pads for evaporative coolers² AMA Journal, Vol. 26, No.2 Japan.
  19. S.M. Abdellatif, A.M. Matouk and K.N. Abdalla. 1993. ²Solar heat drying of dates: dryer set-up². J.Agric Sci., Mansoura University.
  20. K.N. Abdalla and N. Watson 1993. ²Prediction of soot emission in a D.I. Diesel Engine.² J. of Eng. Science, Special Isuue, K.A.U., PP. 441-448.
  21. K.N. Abdalla 1991. ²Correlation of exhaust smoke to significant engine operating variables in a D.I. Diesel Engine.² Arab Gulf J. Sci Res. Vol.9 (1): PP. 47-61.
  22. O.S. Aly-Hassan, F.S. Sial, A.E. Ahmed and K.N. Abdalla, 1986. “Modification of some industrial equipments          to suit date palm orchards mechanisation” Second Date Plam Symposium Proceedings, King Faisal University,Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, Vol. II, PP. 543-554.
  23. K.N. Abdalla, O.S. Aly-Hassan and A.E. Ahmed 1986. “Development of  a manual walk-up elevator to suit farming operations of date plams" Second Date Palm Symposium Proceedings,King Faisal Univ.,Vol II, pp 527 – 533.
  24. K.N. Abdalla. 1983 ²Effect of operating variables on exhaust smoke in a D.I. Diesel Engine.² Sudan Eng. Soc. J., Vol. 25: PP. 24.
  25. E. Fadl. K.N. Abdalla and A.I. El-Hag. 1982. ²Estimation of leak rates in anaesthetic machines². Sudan Eng. Soc. J., Vol. 24 PP. 13-17. 

Papers Presented at Conferences and Meetings: 

  1. H.B.Nimir,N.Shams Aldeen and K.N.Abdalla, “Oil and gas engineering education and research- case study : Department of Petroleum Engineering,Khartoum University” Presented at ‘SAPEG’ conference and exhibition,Khartoum 26 – 28 March,2008.
  2. K.N. Abdalla and N. Watson. 1990. ²Prediction of soot emission in a D.I. Diesel engine.² Proceedings of the   First Saudi Symposium on Energy, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Vol. 3, PP. 835-841.
  3. A.E. Ahmed, F.S. Sial, O.S. Aly-Hassan and K.N. Abdalla. 1986. “Date mechanization: Review and evaluation of the available machinery for date palm farming” 2nd Date palm Symp., King Faisal University (3-4 March 1986), Hofuf, Saudi Arabia. 

Other Publications:

  1. O.S. Aly-Hassan, A.E. Ahmed and K.N. Abdalla. 1986. Date Mechanization: Final Report Submitted to King Faisal University Research Council.
  2. K.N. Abdalla “Utilization of date plam leaves and fibres”King Faisal University News Bulletein, Issue No.13, Jan. 1993 (in Arabic).  
  3. S. Abdellatif, A.Alghazal. K.N. Abdalla and I.A. Ali “The effect of thermal treatment on the roots and stems of Alfa alfa crop”. A report to King Faisal University research council, 1994 (in Arabic). 
  4. A.K.Ahmed,K.N.Abdalla and Y.E.Ahmed, 2001” Suggested measures for the repairs of the support of drier at West Sennar Sugar Factory “ Final Report , Sept 2001. 
  5. K.E.Yasien and K.N. Abdalla “Development of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Khartoum” A financial study submitted for a loan from the Islamic Development Bank (KSA), Jan 2003. 
  6. K.N. Abdalla, A. El Rufaie, A. Maghraby and P.W. Gore “Comments on an Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed Khartoum North Power Station Extension”Higher Council for Environment,Khartoum , Feb. 2004. 
  7. K.N. Abdalla, E. Magzoub, M. Siraj and Y.E. Dirar “Modern techniques in refrigeration and air conditioning” The Arab Union for Technical Education in collaboration with Ministry of Higher Education, Khartoum, Dec. 2004 (in Arabic). 
  8. K.N. Abdalla, A.El Rufaie, Maghraby and P.W. Gore “Aide-Memoire on the extended EIA for Khartoum North Power Station Extension Porject” Higher Council for Environment, Khartoum, July 2005. 
  9. K.N. Abdalla, H.B. Nimir, A. Maghraby and M.El Fahal “An Environmental impact Assessment for Gari Power Station Unit 4” Report submitted to National Electricity Corporation, Khartoum, Sudan, 2006. 
  10. K.N. Abdalla, “Principles of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning” a book (in Arabic) under publication.