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  Prof David Reay

Seanior Research Associate

Research interests

1. Thermal management

2. Heat pipes

3. Carbon capture

4. Intensified by Design




Professor Reay teaches modules in energy, process intensification and ‘technology futures and business studies’ at Heriot-Watt, and lectures to the PI course at Newcastle on compact heat exchangers.



Academic & Other Positions

1. Associate Professor – Brunel University School of Engineering & Design

2. Special Professor – Nottingham University School of the Built Environment

3. Principal Consultant – David Reay & Associates

4. Manager – IEA Annex 33 on Compact Heat Exchangers in Heat Pumping Equipment

5. Manager – EPSRC Project on Boiling & Condensation in Microchannels (5 Universities, 10 Companies).



Other Activities and Awards

1. Editor-in-Chief – Applied Thermal Engineering

2. First Honorary Life member of the Heat Pump Association

3. Past President of the Heat Transfer Society

4. Co-ordinator of the Heat Exchanger Action Group –

5. Co-ordinator of the Process Intensification Network –

6. Author/co-author of eight books




List of publications available here.


Contact details






 Last modified: 04-Aug-2017