Dr Manosh Paul (CEng MIMechE FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids at Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Systems, Power & Energy Research Division within the School of Engineering. He joined the University of Glasgow in August 2003 as a Lecturer after working at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London as a Post-doctoral Research Associate. He gained his PhD in Fluid Mechanics in 2002 from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath. He has first class degrees, with distinctions and gold medals, in both MSc (Applied Mathematics) and BSc honours (Mathematics) obtained from the University of Dhaka in 1999 and 1997 respectively. His research has been recognised internationally with a number of invited talks, committee member and session chair in international conferences. Currently, he serves as a member of the Editorial Board of several international Journals. Moreover, he has been a consultant for several UK industries and external examiner for PhD in other Universities.
He is currently the Convenor of School of Engineering Computing Committee, and School Leader of College theme on Simulation & Modelling and of Thermodynamics 1 Course.
My current research is mainly focused in the field of energy with a particular interest in the development of advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods for optimising the processes of combustion, pyrolysis and gasification of various sources of fuel energy e. g. coal (pulverised and in situ), syngas, oil, natural gas, biomass, algae and waste.
Currently, I lead the CombGEN (Combustion & Gasification Engineering) research networking project, the first of its kind in Scotland, funded by Carnegie & EPSRC with key industrial stakeholders and Scottish Universities. Further details could be obtained from http://www.combgen.gla.ac.uk/.
In addition, I have extensive experience in the numerical simulations of turbulent flow, heat transfer and natural convection with particular interest in solar energy, thermal storage, renewable heat and augmentation of heat transfer by utilising nanofluids. Currently, I am leading the Modelling & Simulation WP of the EPSRC SUPERGEN project on Solar Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric systems http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K022156/1.
Besides, I have broad experience in biomedical engineering with particular focus on the development of robust CFD based in-vitro methods and software for assisting patient treatments carried out by medical collaborators. Current areas of interest include spiral physiological blood flow, cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerotic arteries, cancer chemotherapy (http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_232465_en.html) and vein extravasations during contrast injection.
I have strong research collaborations with colleagues across the University, other academic institutions, industries and NHS.
My expertise in CFD particularly includes Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) based numerical modelling.
I have led a number of research projects funded by research councils, charities and industries. My expertise broadly covers the area of energy engineering as well as biomedical engineering. Details of the specific application areas have been highlighted in the Section above.
I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Other professional memberships: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER), European Mechanics Society (EROMECH), Combustion Institute UK, International Association of Engineers (IAENG), and Institute of Nanotechnology UK.