- Senior Lecturer (Systems Power and Energy)
R510 Level 5
Systems Power and Energy
James Watt Building South
Glasgow G12 8QQ
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.
Editorial Board Member of Journal of Electronics Cooling and Thermal Control (JECTC), Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (Part C of IMechE), Open Journal of Physical Chemistry (OJPC), Journal of Fluids and Thermal Sciences, and Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering.
Invited Editor of Book entitled “Soot: Sources, Formation and Health Effects”, Nova Science Publishers, USA. ISBN: 978-1-61942-941-3.
Invited talks at the 16th Mathematics Conference in Dhaka, 17-19 December 2009; CeeD on Energy Research, December 2011; CeeD on Cutting Edge Research, November 2010.
Organising Committee of the International Conference and Exhibition on Solar Systems and Power Generation Technologies, Hyderabad, India, to be held in 2014.
Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer 2008 in Maribor, Slovenia, 9-11 July 2008; International Conference on Energy Resources & Technologies for Sustainable Development (ICERTSD), 9-11 February 2013, Shibpur, India.
Technical Session Chair (XIV) in the 4th BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27-29 December 2008.
Peer Reviewer for RC grant proposals. Reviewer of a significant number of top International Journals and book publishers.
An Ambassador and helped Glasgow Convention Bureau to bring ASME Gas Turbo Expo 2010 to Glasgow.