Dr. Al-Qahtani’s research interest is in thermodynamics, fluid Mechanics, heat transfer, computational fluid flow and heat Transfer, and turbulence.
1. “Flow and Heat Transfer Prediction of Smooth and Pin-fin Narrow Rectangular Channels (AR = 10) oriented at 120 from the Direction of Rotation,” sponsored by SABIC, SR 72000, (PI: M. S. AL-Qahtani).
2. “Analysis of water circulation in boilers,” sponsored by ARAMCO, (COI: M. S. AL-Qahtani).
3. “Mal-distribution in Heat Exchangers,” sponsored by ARAMCO, (COI: M. S. AL-Qahtani).
4. “Thermodynamic Online Course,” sponsored by KFUPM, (COI: M. S. AL-Qahtani).
Dr. Al-Qahtani’s research interest is in thermodynamics, fluid Mechanics, heat transfer and boilers. He teaches courses on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and boilers..
Dr. Al-Qahtani is also heavily involved in engineering education research with a main emphasis on Active learning via team based learning, student motivation, learning theories, student’s skills for better performance. He is also working on leadership with emphasis on how to build leaders, what characteristics constitute a leader, how to secure and guard leadership soul inside our students.He has published articles on the active learning strategies of cooperative learning.